MAC Prep + Prime Eye

2.8

225 reviews

39% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



on 5/13/2015 10:15:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I really love this product. The product helps even out skin tone & my eyeshadow never creases. Would & have repurchased. I understand MAC is phasing out this product. It is so frustrating that I find products I like/love and these companies keep changing their products. In the past (with other companies) have had lipsticks & blushes I absolutely LOVED go away as new & many times lower quality products are brought on board.



on 5/13/2015 7:38:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

This is my first eyeshadow primer, I've had it for 3 years now and it just wont finish. So in that way its good because it lasts forever.

Pros:
-Lasts very long because you don't even need much, a very very thin layer will do
-Beautiful texture, soft, creamy
-Nice highlight under my brows, my skin tone is like a warm sand (NC30-32) so it's just slightly lighter and yellowy
-Cute packaging and portable

Cons:
-It doesn't do its job:
-Primers are supposed to protect from creasing - this product creases within 2 hours for me! probably even less time and I just haven't noticed.
-after around 5 hours it doesn't look fresh; it doesn't preserve your eye make up. DO NOT use this on a long day, maybe just a night out?


Overall I don't want to buy it again which makes me a little sad because I love the packaging


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I was disappointed with this product. I purchased it from the MAC Sale in Toronto.
It doesn't do justice to its purpose. It settles into your eye creases. When you apply medium-dark shadows, it creases at the lid. I found that light shadows worked best with this product and saw minimal creases.
I would suggest using a basic concealer instead.. This produce however works lovely with contouring for fair-medium skin types.


on 7/11/2014 6:06:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

super nice


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Brown

EHH--

-does NOT make my eyeshadow pop in any way.
-creases on the eyelid easily
-not good long lasting

+great for coverup in general

kind of a let down especially coming from MAC.


on 4/8/2014 10:23:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Such a terrible primer. Settles into creases before eyeshadow is even applied, and then when it is, the shadow shifts and settles within an hour max. Leaves me with gunky-looking, patchy colour. Avoid.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

A soft flesh colored moussy cream (I bought it in medium). Applying this all over your top & bottom lid (basically wherever you plan to use eyeshadows) before applying the eyeshadows makes their color pop and gives them an amazing duration. The primer comes in a jar and the 5g that you get will last you for quite a long time. It has a moussy finish and it feels lightweight, almost like having applied nothing before the eyeshadow.
For me this is a must have product and no matter how many times I've run out of it, I repurchase it every single time and I will continue to repurchase it!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 3/11/2014 5:01:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Usually if I am going to buy anything over $15 I like to try it for a day at least but I had a voucher and was feeling reckless, my mistake!
The packaging is cute and handy,
I bought this in light, and while I loved the colour, walking from the store to my car it had creased and settled.
I have tried to use it several times and found I was better off with no primer at all! Tried to use it as a concealer but it dried under my eyes and looked dry and patchy.
Lesson of the day: Try before you buy, especially when the store will not accept returns.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Despite the reviews, I thought I'd go ahead and try it anyway and I'm pleased to say I was happily surprised! You don't need to use too much of this product to get the results and I found that it did keep my eyeshadow on for most of the day. Love the glittery lid on it and personally, I think this is a great primer! I have been using it every day since I bought it and will definitely be buying it again when it runs out!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

No more dark circles on my eyelids!

Price: £12.50 in the UK. I paid $27.10 SGD at the MAC counter at Singapore airport. It's MAC so not going to be cheap but a little goes a long way so I expect this to last me a very long time.

Packaging: Comes in a lightweight clear plastic circular container with a black screw on lid. Great for travelling. Lid is secure and I always make sure to tighten the lid after use to prevent the product from drying out.

Product: The trick with this product is using the correct amount. Use too much and it creases, as does the eyeshadow that goes on top. You only need the tiniest amount - less than what you think.

My dark circles extend onto my eyelids, causing orangey brown discolouration. This product covers and neutralises that discolouration brilliantly. It also minimises the appearance of the very fine red veins I have showing through on my eyelids and provides a clean, neutral canvas for my eyeshadows. I use it from my eyelashes all the way up to under my brow bone.

It dries to a powder matte finish. I have the colour Medium which is very similar to my natural skin tone and colour.

This product provides a great base for my powder eyeshadows and color tattoos, allowing my lighter eyeshadow colours to show as they should. Prior to using this product I had a hard time using pale eyeshadow colours as the darkness on my eyelids would prevent the pale colours from coming through. This product also delays creasing in my eyeshadows thus making my makeup look good for longer.

Love this product and would definitely recommend it if you get dark circles extending on to your eyelids too. I tried the MAC Paint Pots but found the texture to be a bit too thick and dry, whereas this is very creamy, yet thin and light weight so it doesn't make my eye makeup look cakey. Plus this product was a better skin colour match for me than any of the Paint Pots.

GlisteningSheen xxx

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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