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MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed

A silky, colourless finishing powder suitable for all skin tones that reduces shine.
Average Customer Rating:
4.359 out of 5
4.4
 out of 
5
(64 Reviews) 63
2 out of 5(40%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Review 1 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:12 05 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
honestly amazing
Tags +t-zone shine, matte even look
This product is amazing. I have a normally oily t-zone and even after primer then make up application it still shows up. I purchased this product after reading some reviews. my skin tone is dark and i was a bit unsure if this would work for me but tired it anyway. Its just amazing. It took away the shine and gave that nice matte look i was dying for in my t-zone. another mind blowing product from mac.
+125points
125of 125found this review helpful.
 / Cheektowaga ny
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 2 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:03 28 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Feels like silk
Tags +everyone any skin type day night anytime.
This powder is beyond amazing. Really. First of all I can't even see it on my brush. Can't see it on my face except it leaves my face looking like it has been misted with powdered silk. Seriously. It doesn't make your face look white and it doesn't settle in lines. I bought it because I came onto the website shopping for foundation and chose the Studio Fix Fluid, and the reviews talked about how great it was with the finishing powder over it. So true! This is the best my face/skin has looked in years. I recommend you buy a good brush to apply this. Not because it is required, but because it works so much better with a nice one.
+70points
71of 72found this review helpful.
 / Oregon
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 3 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:05 26 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
EXCEPTIONALLY Natural!
Tags +no make-up natural yet flawless look.
For those of you who want to look natural and have a no make-up look, THIS is the powder for you. Not only does it provide a long wearing, natural look, it also truly enhances your natural beauty by minimizing pores, lines, imperfections and other little annoyances we notice on our skin. I have been using MAC for many years and love all of their products but this one is the first to actually prompt me to write a review. It's just amazing!
+48points
49of 50found this review helpful.
 / Newport News, VA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 4 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:02 03 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works for Darker Skin
It took me a while to warm up to this product but now I love it and it's a regular part of my makeup regime. I am NC50/NW45 and initially thought the product would look ashy on my skin. Although it looks white in the pan it does apply clear. You just might need to give it a second to let it absorb oil to finish it's transition to clear. A little Fix+ spray will help it along to make it perfect and give you a nice soft satin finish. Great for oil absorbtion. My only recommendation is to try to wait a few seconds until your foundation dries to apply it so the powder remains clean and white in the compact case throughout its use.
+98points
99of 100found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 5 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:12 15 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing
This stuff is amazing. I have oily skin, so when I wear makeup it usually only lasts about an hour or 2 before it gets oily and gross. This stuff makes it last for the entire day without smearing.
+99points
103of 107found this review helpful.
 / California
Review 6 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:10 03 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful powder!
Tags +setting makeup, priming face before foundation
I've been using this for the past three years and it is AWESOME!! I don't want to try any other product because this one is absolutely phenomenal. I'm an NC45 and this powder just disappears into my skin. In the summer, I use it before and after I apply my foundation (I have very oily skin). This helps my makeup last longer in the humid NYC summer heat. I will reapply it if I'm out and have gotten VERY oily/sweaty. But I usually blot with tissue or oil blotting sheets first before I think to reapply. On a couple occasions when I first started using it, I reapplied it more than twice and I saw it on my skin. So, as long as you don't get carried away with reapplying it, it is awesome! Definitely a must-have in my makeup collection!
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 / NYC
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 7 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:10 07 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Real Deal
Tags +olily skin
I am African American with very oily skin. The great ladies at the MAC store recommended this product. It is amazing! I only have to touch up my face once a day. Don't become put off by the product being white. It is translucent and adapts to your skin tone.
+55points
57of 59found this review helpful.
 / Olathe KS
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 8 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:01 30 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for all skin types
Tags +finishing/setting a complete face, absorbing oils and helping with shin, minimizes lines and creases under the eyes
I work for MAC and I recommend this product for all skin types. If anything I would recommend it more so for oily skin because it helps absorb the oils in your face. I would say use charged water or fix+ to set if you think you look a little powdery.
+21points
21of 21found this review helpful.
 / Texas
Review 9 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:12 11 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Multipurpose
Tags +Oil control, setting, matte finish
This powder is great for setting foundation and oil control. I often use it towards the afternoon what my nose starts to get shiny because of my super oily Asian skin. It is a great alternative to applying extra layers of powder which, eventually, looked caked on at night.
The only reason I give this product 4 out of 5 stars is the fact that it does not last long. If I don't use it sparingly then I have to buy a new one at the end of the month. If you want to use this professionally then you are better off getting set powder.
+15points
15of 15found this review helpful.
 / Redondo Beach, CA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 10 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:08 18 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Product
Tags +portability
Sets your makeup perfectly. Great for Touch ups throughout the day. I have oily skin and the blot powder doesn't seem to work for me. I tried this and so far I am pleased. I still tend to get shiny throughout the day but not as much. Glad MAC decided to make this product in a pressed.
+16points
16of 16found this review helpful.
 / Redford Twp MI
Review 11 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:02 15 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
woooowwww
Tags +finish makeup flawless
this stuff is da bomb! i put it on last after my primer foundation powder routine. let mee tell uuu. dat make up dnt go nowhere it makes ur face almost waterproof. i tear up a lot in general throughout da day and my concealer never smudges, 5 star product. im kind of dark ebony complexion and it goes on flawless, not ashy or white. . im a nc55. thx mac cosmetics!!
+19points
21of 23found this review helpful.
 / queens new york
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 12 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:05 23 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE!
Tags +oily skin
Love! love! love!!!! this product is amazing. I have oily skin and this powder helps maintain my face matte throughout the day. I use it with my studio fixed fluid and i have no other words for it other than I LOVE it ! Definitely recommend it to people with oily skin.
+13points
14of 15found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 13 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:03 13 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
WHOA!
Tags +a natural simple look., multi-uses., if u don't want to deal with color-matching issues
If u go natural or need an inner glow with no sparkle and glitz; its so simple to use.
I Love this product. I was given a sample, didn't have very much, it made my face glow! Used with water sprayed on my face and powder sprinkled on my large beauty brush. I blended and blended adding water at times- it filled in lines, pores and made my skin smooth and like a 12 year old who got her first sun tan and is glowing. It lasted for about 8 hours but didn't look bad when it was wearing off. Any acne on my face was simply softened and did not make it worse. I don't tan or go out in the sun I have dull skin to be honest. i was pleasently surprized by the natural and versitality of this product.
I also use this as a eye-shadow after i apply concealer to my lids on my el-natural days.
Wonderful product. Job well done MAC
+13points
14of 15found this review helpful.
 / Clinton Twp
Review 14 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:09 07 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was hoping for this product..
Tags +oil control touch ups
Thank you Mac!! already wrote a review on the Prep +prime loose powder and how much I love it and wishing a compact was available.I can't wait to purchase this.I always used blot powder for oily touch-ups but after using this powder(loose)I stopped with the blot because it did give a slight color to my skin.This is perfect,just a tiny amount and it controls oil for hours..now it's portable..yay!
+10points
10of 10found this review helpful.
 / Long Island,NY
Review 15 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:01 31 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love It!
Tags +Oil control
Just purchased this product yesterday, had a makeup meltdown. I was using the blot powder which didn't do much for my oily skin. This product has more than proven itself, only touched up 3 times today opposed to every hr with the blot powder. This is a wonderful product. Repeat buy for me!!
+10points
10of 10found this review helpful.
 / Maryland
Review 16 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:11 23 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE IT
Tags +oily skin, dark toned skin, good for taking pics
I PICKED UP THIS PRODUCT TWO DAYS AGO AND IM LOVING IT VERY MUCH. IT'S BETTER THEN THE MAKE UP FOR EVER LOOSE HD POWER (TO ME ) AND I HAVE OILY SKIN ALL SO AND IT'S PERFECT FOR ME LOVE IT LOVE IT ANOTHER GREAT PRODUCT FROM MAC THE BEST
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / MESQUITE , TEXAS
Review 17 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:09 01 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
didnt work for me
my face it oily after an hour of application
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / new york
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:08 24 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not good
Ashy look on darker skin tones. No a good product. I will be returning it.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Denver, CO, USA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 19 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:03 21 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product
This is one of the best finishing powder. I have oily skin and by end of the day my eyes would look dark because of the eyeliner, and with this product it drys my skin.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Bowie, Maryland
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 20 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed
Date:01 20 2012
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Better in old loose form
I loved this finishing powder when it was loose in a jar. Kept my face from getting too oily. This new pressed format does the same job, but it's harder to get enough on my brush, and now the powder has started cracking and coming out of the pan in chunks. Pretty much the only good thing about the pressed version is better portability. Bring back the loose version!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.