MAC • Prep + Prime Skin • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Grey
I thought because this was mac it would really change the look of my foundation but i can't say i was particularly impressed. Firstly the primer feels like any one you could really pick up at a drugstore (like GOSH velvet touch) and i can't say it changed the look of my makeup in any way, i have oily skin and i cant say this helped in any way even under matte foundation. Considering so many people i know rave about this product i wasnt impressed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Before, I have tried a Rimmel primer, the face shop and shu uemura mousse primer. The first ones did not for my skin, the shu uemura one was average. I have problems with huge pores in my combo to oily skin, so I decided to try the Mac primer. The glow is really good, it is not shimmery, but it gives me a good glow. It did a good job in minimizing my pores and the stay power of my make up was also great.
I paid 350 rmb in China, which is expensive enough, but I don't regret. I like and recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Did what it was meant to do but didn't wow me... I've used similar products for a fraction of the cost that left me much more impressed. It's hard to tell how much is left and there are way too many sparkles in it... I like to highlight but not my whole face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Didn't like this primer at all. It didn't do much for me at all. My face felt alright and pretty smooth for about 5 minutes after applying then almost IMMEDIATELY got dry and red. My skin is normal and I guess this is made for those with very oily skin.
I don't recommend unless you have oily skin. This really irritated me and didn't feel good at ALL!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I started by using this primer only when I put on more make-up and need a longer stay (such as for parties and going out). It gives a soft silky feel and it makes my Bare Minerals mineral foundation stay on better (not necessarily longer). Unfortunately, it does not make my make-up stay all night long. I have started using it during the day as well, since it works well with Bare Minerals, and I am quite satisfied with the result. I do find it unsatisfactory for evening wear, where I need something that will keep my make-up stay all night.
I have a combination skin with an oily t-zone, and it neither improves nor makes it better. I have not tried other primers yet, so I cannot compare it with other products. But I think the nest buy will be something else.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Can I just off by saying that this is my single most favorite makeup item I've EVER purchased? My boyfriend paid for a makeup spree on MAC for my birthday two years ago and was my first experience wearing makeup on a regular basis. While I was there people kept recommending the prep + prime and I really did not get it. Why would I need primer for my makeup? I thought that was just another lame excuse for brands to sell you yet another product. I bought a lot of things and got my makeup done by the MUA there. I went then to shop around the mall some more and noticed that my makeup was still intact. Not once did make makeup changed and my skin felt divine. I went back and got it. After I ran out I tried other high end brand primers and drugstore ones and was so let down. Nothing will ever compare to this little pot of gold. Definitely worth the money you invest.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have to say I'm surprised that as many ppl like this as much as they do. This product does not make a bit of difference in my makeup application whether I use liquid and/or powder. Maybe it's bc I have fallen so hard for Hourglass and Smashbox, both of which are oh-my so A-mazing I cannot believe the texture. In comparison this is just so eh that I don't even bother and have mostly been going without any primer. Right now trying to use up the bottle so I can B2mac. So many far superior primers out there than this and for not much more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Yesterday I just bought my second bottle of this stuff. At about $30 dollars, for me to repurchase it being so expensive, that says a lot.
I never used to use primers under my foundation, because I felt like they didn't work for me. I tried Smashbox, an array of drugstore brands, hard candy, revlon, rimmel, ect. But i was never thoroughly impressed or saw much of a difference in the lasting power of my foundation or the way it glides on, so i discontinued use of those primers.
About a year ago I was at a MAC counter, and the MUA working there told me I should try the Prep & Prime skin base, and told me "It makes a world of a difference."
So i started using it, and i must agree, it does. Upon first application the texture of my skin was so soft, like VELVET. And i noticed after a long night of dinner, a movie, and cuddling with my boyfriend - my makeup did NOT rub off on his shirt, like it usually does. it really does prolong the lasting power of my foundation, and it doesn't break me out either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this primer!This makes my skin smooth and soothes the redness on my face.It does have a little shimmer to it,but it's not really noticeble after I've put my mac studio fix fluid foundation on.
The only thing that I don't like is how expensive this product is.
It's $54 NZD,but otherwise a good product.I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm not completely sure this is worth it but it does seem to help with applying my ELDWL foundation. Makes it like a smooth canvas for foundation and I think it helps then with how the foundation looks, too. I have sensitive clog prone combo skin and it doesn't give me any issues. No scent that I can tell. It isn't heavy in texture, its pretty lightweight. The thing is I can't say it is the greatest product ever because I really don't know for sure it makes all that much difference for the money. I don't think I'd worry or panic if I ran out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I don't hate this product, but I don't love it that much either. Its texture is liquid with tiny sparkles. It's easy to apply and the skin instantly becomes smoother. It does help when applying the foundation and keeps it in place for the day. It also tends to minimise pores. And the tiny sparkles are in fact barely noticable, especially under the foundation, and don't make your face shine too much. It doesn't break me out either.
But the one problem that bothers me is that it doesn't really keep my face matte. I have combination skin and very oily T-zone. My face becomes shiny after 2 or 3 hours with this primer just like other primers which are cheaper. And though the black bottle looks cool, you can't know how much product you have left, which is not convenient at all.
I'd probably not recommend it or repurchase it immediately as I tend to try some other primers before eventually returning to this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an amazing primer, but due to the price I save it for special occasions. My makeup lasts AGES with this primer. Seriously, I have worn this under liquid plus powder foundation and not taken my makeup off until 16 hours later and my makeup was still perfect, after sweating buckets in a hot club for hours. Love it. I like my primers to give a really smooth finish to the skin, which this doesn't do as well as others, but for the lasting power it is a huge winner. Shame I have to pay $45AU for it though!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a lightweight face makeup primer. It is transparent on the skin, lightweight and very soothing to the touch. I really like this product as it keeps my face in place all day and is completely sheer.
The primer spreads evemly. It does not alter the finish of my foundations or blushes. In short, it does its job well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I want to give a warning that if you have sensitive skin DO NOT use this primer. My skin has been clear for about a year now- using this completely ruined that. I broke out from this product like no tomorrow. However, if you don't have acne prone skin this is a good primer- very smooth & a lovely base for foundation. But, I won't sacrifice my face for a breathing pizza.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
As the name suggests it literally preps your skin ..On application I can feel the difference almost immediately... my skin feels smooth as if it has been evened out. I also love the scent.. a light fragrance. I feel like I dont even need SPF or moisturizer altho the MUA didnt recommend that. My makeup lasts all day. The packaging is travel friendly. I would definitely re-purchase
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Undecided when it comes to this primer. On the plus side it is very smooth, goes on well. However, it has shimmer/glitter in it (why?!), I am not sure how good it is at making my makeup last longer. I don't think it really helps in smoothing out skin. Will definitely be sampling out other primers before purchasing this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is by far the best primer I've tried. Other formulas have been too drying, too oily, or just without any benefit that I've noticed. This
stuff goes on like a mattifying moisturizer, sinks in fast, has a pleasant, not overwhelming smell, and really does seem to make my concealor last FOREVER. My only gripe is that the pump always spits out too much product, like, twice as much as a I use. Oh well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This primer has some really strong downfalls which are hard to ignore!
Packaging is lovely and has handy pump bottle
Feels smooth once applied
Helps to slightly illuminate skin (slight shimmer which can't be seen under makeup)
Hydrates the skin just a touch, helping foundation to glide on slightly better upon application
but here come the significant CONS:
Is ridiculously expensive (especially in Australia)
Does nothing for the staying power of my foundation!! (Laura Mercier Silk Creme)
Doesn't last long as long as I'd hoped
Wouldn't repurchase, it's worth searching around for other primers and giving this one a miss!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this because I didn't know what else to get. I needed something that would moisturize and prep my face more than my usual lotion routine. Its not the worst product but its not something that I feel I HAVE to repurchase - as of now. I feel like there is better out there.
Makes face feel silky for a couple minutes
Makes foundation look pretty & even (but not that big of a difference without it)
Sometimes itches my face
EXPENSIVE for the amount given
Returned it back to MAC, absolute hated it for my dry skin. Made no difference... I think it actually made things worse. Still looking for a good primer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
The MAC sales assistant conviced me and my Mum that this primer is best for oily skin and will stop oiliness as well as keep makeup on all day/night. However, it doesn't really stop the oiliness at all and it was very expensive for such a small bottle, but it does keep makeup on and makes skin silky smooth. I am not sure weather you're able to use this as an eye primer, but I do anyway to save another 50 dollars for 10 grams of a product haha