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MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

A silky finishing powder that provides an invisible way to set makeup.
Average Customer Rating:
4.127 out of 5
4.1
 out of 
5
(63 Reviews) 63
6 out of 9(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Review 1 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:01 24 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
HOLT GRAIL
Tags +Long wearing
Ok, so I normally never do reviews but I recently bought this transparent powder due to the fact that I have really oily skin and I've NEVER found a powder that's long lasting and actually works for long hours UNTIL a MAC worker mentioned it to me and did a full face of makeup, this has changed my life in so many ways. I've always sty egged with really oily skin, I've spent quite a bit of money on powders and NONE have worked like this. I'm so happy that she recommended it to me!!!!
0points
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 / Texas
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 2 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:12 29 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
SERIOUSLY AMAZING
Tags +Long wearing, Color true, keeps oil away
I just got this and i work ina kitchen which usually leaves my makeup oily and run off by the end of the night.With this product my makeup looks as set as it did when i went into work and you do not need much totally worth the price.
0points
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 / TENNESSEE
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 3 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:12 17 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Do not buy if you are taking pictures
Photo's came out horrible due to flash back from this product! I don't use it when I take pictures.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / New York, NY, USA
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 4 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:11 27 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AMAZING
I felt like it made my skin look like a movie stars. I would definitely recommend.
0points
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 / NJ
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 5 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:11 26 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing!
Tags +Long wearing
About two weeks ago I was just browsing my local MAC store and randomly decided to pick up this powder. I had been looking for something to set my concealer with that was not heavy (unlike my BareMinerals mineral foundation powder). Despite the fact that it was totally an impluse buy and almost thirty dollars, it has been totally worth every penny! I suffer from very oily, ance-prone skin and nothing has ever kept the shine away quite like this product! It feels so lightweight on the skin and looks as though you are wearing nothing. I wear it over my concealer and CC cream and it just melts into my skin. My only complaint would be that the container can get a little messy and small amounts of product get wasted during each application. Nevertheless, I will definitely be purchasing this again!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / North Carolina
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 6 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:10 02 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Don't ever buy this powder!
Don’t ever buy this powder! Especially if you are planning on taking pictures with flash… you will look like a ghost. What a disappointment from mac!
-6points
2of 10found this review helpful.
 / Florida
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Review 7 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:09 16 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Reduces shine instantaneously
Tags +Long wearing
It is a good powder. Nothing great or wrong about it. It does set makeup & is smooth & not much drying on skin.
0points
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 / New Jersey, USA
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Review 8 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:07 15 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Absolutley hate it and will never buy it again no matter how much I blend this powder when I take pictures with flash it'll still look powdery and I used it on people that are lighter then me and I didn't like how it looked on them either . I overall just don't like the powder at all
+3points
5of 7found this review helpful.
 / NY
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 9 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:06 14 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect For OLIY skin
Tags +Long wearing, oil absorbing, hides pores
I have large pores and very oily skin. This is amazing I buff it on before foundation then after on the pores and the oil slick spots, keeps my oil under control for 8+ hours. When used with the Matchmaster foundation I can go at least 10 hours before oil starts peeking through. Amazing!!!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / MN
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 10 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:04 27 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
finish powder
Tags +Shine control
This does the job for shine control, but I do place in my t-zone on top of my make-up
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / miami, fl
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 11 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:03 07 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it!
Tags +setting foundation, shine
Love this powder! Got it to go over my MAC pro longwear foundation. Looks great in person and in pictures!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Mississippi
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 12 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:02 06 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Ever!
I am 58 years old and have tried several finishing powders. This is superior to any I have tried. Doesn't accentuate your lines and wrinkles. Simply sets your makeup and gives it that flawless finish.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Kentucky
Product PurchaseDepartment Store
Review 13 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:11 08 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
what a 9 Gram Joke!
I bought this finishing powder online and my sent it to my son in SF CA.
My son brought it tom to Israel as MAC n Israel have prices up in the sky.
What i got is a tiny box 9 Grams of this finishing powder which looks like a sample and not a product that cost 26 US$ Is this a joke?
Is this a diamond powder?
This is offensive and this is the right time to stop buying Mac products !!!
I will have to write it on my Facebook page where I have nearly 5000 followers as i dont want any of my friends feeling the way I do.
I bought Mac stuff for so many years and never ever got a tiny funny box suppose to be a finishing powder!
never again MAC!!!
-34points
7of 48found this review helpful.
 / Israel Sn Francisco
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Review 14 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:06 22 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Soft Focus
Tags +Blending
I just love blending this finish underneath and at the corners of my eyes. It takes away the harsh lines of my 44 year old skin. I also use it to blend my eyeshadow which softens the edges. Thank you MAC for this wonderful product that I have been using for at least 4 years. Love it.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Florida USA
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Review 15 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:05 13 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great!
Tags +normal to dry skin
I was recommended to try this by the lady at the MAC counter because I was looking for a finishing powder that wasn't too drying on my skin. I got the translucent and it's great. The only reason I've not giving this a 5 is because if you have oily skin then this may not work on it's own for you. I have combination dry skin, with my t-zone being oily, and when it's hot I would have to use either blotting papers or another product to get rid of the oil fairly quickly. Other than that, no issues. I have super sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate or break me out. It's not overly drying (if you apply too much around dry areas it can accentuate the dryness/lines). It's very smooth/silky, finely milled. There's little to no fragrance. And it lasts a LONG time. (it is somewhat pricey but considering the quality and how long it lasts, I feel it's well worth it)
+24points
27of 30found this review helpful.
 / Cleveland OH
Product PurchaseDepartment Store
Review 16 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:04 07 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Setting Powder
Tags +setting
I use this powder to set my under eye concealer & it works great for that. Its light, super soft & not too drying.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Idaho
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 17 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:03 20 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Flawless Skin
Tags +oily skin, setting powder, wanting flawless skin, all skintones
This is so nice. Because the powder is so fine it makes the skin flawless!
Its great for all skintones (i am nc44) and it sets my makeup well (before i apply fix+)
I would recommend anyone who has oily skin mostly because this will mattify and also keep your makeup from running
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / Amherst MA
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Review 18 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:11 03 2013
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Dislike
I would return this if I could. It doesn't seem to help keep make-up in place. Offers some shine reduction when used alone, but overall, a poor value.
0points
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 / San Antonio
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Review 19 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:09 13 2013
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Absorbs oil BUT...
Tags +absorbing ol
I have a very oily T zone and the creases of my nose tend to get oily throughout the day. These are the two main areas where I would apply the powder. This product works very well for absorbing oil BUT I started breaking out in the areas where I used it most. Ever since I discontinued use of this product my skin has cleared up completely. I have never broken out from any makeup in my life until I started using this powder. I do not recommend this product.
0points
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Product PurchaseDepartment Store
Review 20 for Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Date:06 23 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Flawless, airbrushed finish
Tags +finishing makeup oil control
The only complaint I have is that I wish I had purchased the pressed powder for my purse; the loose powder gets a little unwieldy when I'm using it away from home. This powder controls my shiny face much longer than anything else I've tried in the past, although it doesn't last the entire day and a tiny amount goes a long, long way.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Ohio
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