MAC • Prep + Prime Skin • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
first thing i expect from a primer is to help my foundation glide smoothly and help a little with the oil durring the day - not much to ask imho .
this primer made everything worse , my foundation ( mac F&B ) actually glides nicer without this thing underneath , it did not help with the oil at all - even though i do not have extremely oily skin , and the worst thing is that id made my foundation very cakey and after a day at work my foundation was actually sliding around my face , i had spots with disgusting caked foundation , and spots from where my foundation completely dissapeard .
i've used it 3 times and the conclusion was i'm better off without it
even though i had it purchased for more than a month , the MAC SA was very helpfull and she accepted an exchange so i got instead the prep&prime transparent powder
definately will never buy this again
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Don't waste your money .. I feel there is no difference when I wear this primer. It feels nice but that's about it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
got 1 as suggestion by MUA in MAC, i was convinced it's a good product and i got dry under eye skin and this will actually prevent my concealer from creasing, so i bought one.. but to my disappointment it still crease the bloody concealer. waste of money i could say. maybe i will try the urban decay potion that i heard has a good review and lasting and makes eyes vibrant.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this because I loved the way it felt on my skin when the SA put it on. It feels so silky and satiny that I want to touch it all day. It soaks in straight away and I only use a tiny amount.
I do think it makes a difference with my foundation (I'm currently using studio fix NW 15). It makes it glide right over my skin and gives an even application (however I've never worn the foundation without the primer so I'm not sure what the difference would be). My foundation sits nicely and lasts all day.
The drawbacks I have is that I have looked at the ingredients list and it's full of silicone, which I have heard can be pore clogging. I breakout easily so I would probably go for something more natural in the future. Saying this, my skin hasn't been notably worse since I have started using it.
Also the price is a bit outrageous. For a primer to cost almost as much as the foundation is a joke.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't think this makes much of a difference in how my foundation applies/lasts throughout the day. My skin is oily so I like using primers to help prevent shine and make my foundation last. I do think that it fills in lines/pores so that foundation application looks smoother but that's about it. One bottle of this has lasted me well over a year having to only use a small pump each time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This primer had way too much shimmer in it. I felt like a disco ball, the gal at the counter said its not noticible when you put your foundation on, but it was. It did nothing to control oil which is the reason i bought it, so i returned it. I give it 2 lippies because when first applied your skin does feel nice and smooth.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
nice product. use this to prep my face especially in hot & humid weather + when i'm using powder/ mineral foundation, it seriously minimises the oil and prevent the sweat from messing up with the powders. the only reason i wont repurchase is due to its silicon content, which i was not aware of the side effect (clog the pores) until recently... but if mac has a silicon-free version in future, still will go for it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I didnt really like this product. Its not horrible but its not good, there is better primers out there for a lot cheaper. The consistency is good and it makes my skin feel nice and soft but i just found that it doesnt at all make my makeup stay in place, i still get just as oily and my make up still becomes uneven during the day. It has a bit of shimmer in it also but its not noticeable once you have applied foundation. Its quite expensive and definitely not worth the money. I would rather use nothing or just moisturiser than use this. I wont be buying it again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
NC42 MAC/ Honey in Bobbi Brown Indian Asian skin.
I bought this to control oil in my T Zone. I found i always got more product out then i needed and i was as oily as without. Will not be buying it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
After using up my Kate makeup base, I was trying to find something similar, but I bought this primer without thinking much that it was very different from my previous makeup base. Generally it is a sillicon-based primer that has shimmers and is supposed to pro-long the staying power of make up. After applying it does smoothen my skin surface and makes it more matte, but since I am not a fan of shimmer, especially on face makeup, I did not find anything fabulous from this primer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This primer is very light and makes your skin a smooth canvas ready for foundation. It contains some glitter which I dont really like because I always wear my revlon photoready foundation which already has glitter, so when Im wearing both of them I look like a twilight vampire under the sunlight. I usually wait until my primer has sinked in before foundation, but I feel as this product has disappeared and it loses its silkynes. I love the packaging though, it is in a typical mac black bottle with black glitters.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
When I got home from the MAC store the day I purchased this, I had a feeling I shouldve returned it then..
I was right. This literally makes my foundation slide off my t-zone within 2 hours, and highlights every pore. I did give it two lippies bc I like the consistancy and the how it makes my skin feel. I get far better results only using elf mist and set (for $3!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This primer has both it's positives and negatives. I do like the consistency, as it has the texture of a cream or thicker lotion than a silicone gel. It also applies much easier than most silicone primers, due to it's creamier consistency. I like that I can see where I'm putting the product (pumps out white, dries clear), as opposed to most primers which are transluscent. This doesn't have the oily feel that other primers can give upon initial application, and it dries to a nice matte finish. This does have a slight sheen or iridescence but is not noticable on my light/medium skin and I imagine might be more prominent on those with a darker skintone. However, any product applied on top will mask this and leave behind a brightening effect, as opposed to a sheen.
It does provide a nice base for foundation, as it blurrs pores/fine lines and creates a smooth canvas. It does make my makeup look good throughout the day, but it does not work well for controlling oil in my t-zone. While I still get minor breakthrough of oil by midafternoon, it doesn't make my foundation seperate or look patchy, BUT if blot, the foundation will instantly transfer/slideoff. It's as if the foundation has released itself from the primer, unlike earlier in the morning where it seems to adhere to the base.
I like that the bottle has a pump, but hate the cap, and would prefer a twist top, like Fix+. I also don't like that the pump can't be controlled; I always pump more than I need---three times the amount to be exact. Perhaps mine is faulty?
Overall, I would not purchase this again. My main reason for a primer is oil control, and this does not do that for me. The hunt continues...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Mac is not known for their skincare and idk why I caved in and bought this. The MA said this stuff works really well. It didn't make my makeup last any longer nor did it minimize the appearance of my pores. I find the monistat anit chaffing gel works way better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Blue
I don't know how to feel about this primer. It;s the first one I've ever used but I don't think I will be buying again since I can get a DS one for half the price.
It just feels like another layer of moisturiser on my skin, making my face feel heavy and a little bit sticky....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Black
I gave my away in a swap. This primer really was nothing more than a moisturizer for me and did not do a good job of holding my makeup longer and providing a smooth canvas for makeup. I am now using a much cheaper and better primer for that. I gave it a lippie because I liked the packaging.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This product feels nice on the skin but doesn't seem to do much for me as far as providing that "canvas" before applying makeup. Perhaps for younger, smoother skin it would do the job - but I've recently tried Smashbox original which seems to deliver better results. (I'm 37!) For that reason I will not be purchasing this MAC product again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
SO SORRY, you all know i'm a professional and a dire hard mac fan and addict,but this just does not cut the mustard,it simply in my view does nothing to keep foundation on, especially in a Floridian or Mumbai summer,I'm still looking for the magic primer that will.As an artist I've tried them all,Smashbox photo finish, and laura mercier are better.sorry I hate to slate a mac product,but this is not for me
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm just not sure about this one...as far as primers go, this stuff doesn't begin to compare to Smashbox. Then again, it also doesn't have that heavy dimethicone feel to it (which i suspect is why it doesn't compare) - it DOES lay down a smooth base for my foundation (I switch between bare minerals and maybelline FIT) and I note some oil control properties as well, but it doesn't do a lot when worn on its own - Smashbox really delivers with or without foundation, although honestly it is very rare that I leave the house without foundation! It's about 10.00 less than Smashbox as well. That's why I'm on the fence - it seems to be less apt to congest my pores and it does exactly what it says it will do - lay down a lovely base for my foundation. I'll probably purchase it again, but first i'll consult with the MAC mua and see if there is a similar product that might offer more smoothing and oil control.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
-Smooths over dry patches
-Minimizes Pore Size
-Helps foundation blend amazingly
-Leaves skin with a dewy/glowy finish after applying foundation
-It has a subtle pearly sheen/sparkle to it
-All skin types
-Made my foundation stay all day until i washed it off
-Great for acne prone skin because it doesn't cause you to breakout
-None that i know of!
Edit: I agree with all of my above staments except for this primer does not work for oily skin. I have since developed oilier skin, and i end up having to repowder about 5 times a day... I changed my rating from 5 to 3.