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88% would repurchase
Package Quality: 3.0
MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed
MAC prep+prime powder
""SWAPPED"" Mac prep+prime translucent loose powder
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on 7/6/2017 10:22:00 AM
More reviews by tiffyrosh
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
i used this for years, but i feel like i'm losing my 'youthful glow' and need something a bit more brightening now.if i don't find anything better i will do back to it because it's pretty decent.
on 11/1/2016 7:51:00 AM
More reviews by DivaFabuLiz
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I love this product. I live in a very windy city with harsh weather conditions that usually wreck my makeup immediately as I step out of my building. This powder however stays where it should throughout the walk to/ whole day at the office. It gives my face a nice blurred finish evening out the skin tone almost like a portable instafilter. I've noticed that my skin looks much better in photos with this stuff on too, more even and glowy.As others have pointed out, the packaging is a bit messy and if you carry it around it's quite easy to spill, but the price is fair (even here in Sweden) and I'm definitely buying again.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 2/12/2015 3:32:00 PM
More reviews by kristinfelicia
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This powder does what it's supposed to - works wonderful with all foundations I've tried. My face stays matte and smooth all day, and I don't feel the need to reapply during the day. It does not show off as a white cast, something I've struggled with when it comes to other transparent powders.I prefer the pressed powder over the loose one, basically because I feel like you get more control of the amount of product. I've repurchased this twice and I'm going to keep repurchasing it.
on 2/8/2015 6:39:00 PM
More reviews by trixel
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
MAC Prep + Prime is my #2 powder pick. It gives me perfect polish and very slightly whitens my face. I use it when I want to be fancy.My #1 pick is RMS "Un" Powder. It's absolutely invisible with great performance (blurs imperfections, mattes shine). RMS gives me a very natural and believable look.Powders I like less than the above:- MUFE HD Powder goes a bit white for me and I'm very pale. It also catches on dry flakes.- Laura Mercier Loose Translucent is more beige than white and blends into my skin pretty well but I think gives an overall dull appearance.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 1/24/2015 11:04:00 PM
More reviews by Aritzia
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
After using so many setting powders (mufe hd, urban decay, tarte, too faced) and not being impressed by any.. I went to mac for a cheaper alternative and found this. Honestly didn't expect much from it but wow, this keeps me matte for hours on end. I have the oiliest skin (as in I do my makeup at 7 am and already have to blot and re powder by 9 am), not with this. Definitely will be repurchasing.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 11/1/2014 12:34:00 PM
More reviews by anniecrow
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I just bought this powder recently to try and battle oiliness throughout the day, and so far it totally does the trick! I hate touching up after I leave the house in the morning and this keeps me shine-free and my foundation in place all day. My only qualm is it is a bit messy, difficult to get the right amount out of the bottom reservoir without it exploding on my vanity.
on 1/20/2014 4:01:00 PM
More reviews by StefanieBeauty
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have the pressed version of this powder and it's just gorgeous! I'm quite lucky to have clear skin so I hate to mask it with heavy coverage products so I recently converted from Mac Studio Fix powder to this, LOVE. I weat this with Mac Prep + Prime bb cream... hello dewy, glowing skin. This powder manages to keep an oily t-zone at bay, but still allows a beautiful dewy glow. I think this is great quality for the price, for a mid to high end makeup brand. I read reviews saying it makes you look pale despite being translucent so I'm going to look out for that, I don't notice my NC35 skin tone looking pale at all. I will admit I'm going to buy Chanel Poudre Universal and compare the two, so I'll keep you posted....
on 12/12/2013 8:23:00 AM
More reviews by paleseptember
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
I really like this as a setting powder for mattifying the T-zone but keeping the skin natural-looking. I've had mine for over a year and think I will have to repurchase shortly - my only gripe is that I can't see how much product is left due to the opaque packaging! I'd recommend this product for someone who has normal to combination skin. I think it might feel uncomfortable on dry skin (I prefer how it looks after a couple of hours rather than immediately afterwards) and I think there are longer lasting powders on the market for oily skin (I still have to touch up a couple of times a day). I do however really enjoy the effect this powder gives when paired with liquid foundation.
on 10/1/2013 10:45:00 PM
More reviews by CassieCantora
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love this product! I have always had problem skin and I find this makes my face look flawless! I use it over my liquid foundation and find it completely perfects any little lines or imperfections! Definitely would recommend this product to anyone who wants a natural, smooth finish! :)
on 9/30/2013 12:55:00 PM
More reviews by Simonjw
After all the hype about this product I thought I'd go for it and order it from MAC. At first I thought it was a waste of money and did nothing for me, however, I was so wrong! It's keeps makeup on longer and adds soft focus to the face. I'm glad I have tried it but will probably will try Make Up Forevers HD powder once this runs outs.
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