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MAC Prep + Prime Skin

A lightweight gel lotion that evens out skin redness and tone while adding radiance.
Average Customer Rating:
4.295 out of 5
4.3
 out of 
5
(139 Reviews) 138
8 out of 12(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Prep + Prime Skin
Review 1 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:01 31 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Stuff Ever
I am new to makeup and got this as a sample with my order. I ordered $140 worth of product and this is by far my FAVORITE!! It gives my face a very pretty glow, a sparkle. I am getting TONS of compliments from friends and coworkers asking me if I switched foundation (I did not) because my face looks more healthy and has a glow to it. I am ordering this in the big bottle Fri when I get paid. Ive never written a review about any product, I recommend this so highly.
0points
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 / Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA
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Review 2 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:01 18 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must have always
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing
Whether I'm wearing makeup or not, this is my must have daily product. Since using it, my skin has a more youthful tone and texture (I'm 42#. The first thing I noticed was the smoothness it gave my skin, which in turn allowed my foundation #Mineralize skin finish powder) to look flawless and light - not caked. It dramatically reduced the shine on my nose that usually came about a half hour after makeup application.
On days that I don't wear makeup, I still cleanse my face in the morning and then apply this prep and prime. It gives my natural skin a soft feeling and a remarkable flawless glow.
I cannot say enough about this. If I had to go to a deserted island, I would have to take this with me.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Milwaukee, WI, USA
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 3 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:01 09 2016
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Caused Breakouts
I was SO excited to start using this primer after hearing so many great things about it. Unfortunately after about a week or so of working it into my daily routine I had a serious breakout of acne. My skin is normally always clear and now it has clusters of acne. I love Mac products but unfortunately I have found one that doesn't work with my skin.
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Review 4 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:12 31 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love in a bottle!
Tags +Long wearing
I received a sample of the prep and prime in an online order. I've been using it for two weeks along with my makeup. When I tell you this is so much love in a bottle. My makeup is so flawless I can't stop looking at it! I've used other makeup primers but never once looked into trying any from Mac but I have found my Holy Grail! I must have been hiding under a rock all this time!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Va
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
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Review 5 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:12 25 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not Much of a Difference
This didn't help my foundation go on any smoother (my pores were still noticeable); all it really did was make my face look like someone dumped glitter all over it. It's not worth the money.
+1point
3of 5found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Review 6 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:12 12 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
If not for samples...
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing, Luminous, softening
I wouldn't use more than 1/3rd of the products I use now had I not been able to try them 1st.
I received a 6ml sample of this with my last order, and OMG is it amazing!
It has a luminosity that doesn't look shiny, but radiant. It has the texture of a moisturizer mixed with a gel, so I didn't think it would work with my super oily t-zone.
I was wrong! The longest I wore this so far was 14hrs, it kept my base perfect, and I only had to blot once.
I knew after a week of usage (with no clogged pores) that I had to have this.
TY MAC!
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / PA
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 7 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:12 06 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love!
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing, amazing, wonderful, flawless
I got this as a 6ml sample and it quickly became apparent that it was something I couldn't live without! I immediately purchased the full size bottle. It makes my skin feel so smooth and my makeup application flawless!! I have tried so many primers... and this one really surprised me. I love it.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Utah
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 8 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:11 14 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good product
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing
I got this as a free sample size and loved the feel of it on my skin. It makes the skin soft and velvety. It just glides on.My foundation looks really nice on top of it.I have oily skin and it does get a little shiney that's why I gave it a 4. I only have to blot once in 7 hours so I will purchase again. It is however pretty pricy.
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / NC
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
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Review 9 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:09 23 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Meh
Tags +Creamy
Honestly, the lady at the store hyped this up too much. I got really excited but didnt notice any difference at all
-3points
4of 11found this review helpful.
 / Belleville ON
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Review 10 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:08 12 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
So So
Tags +Long wearing
I have used a couple of other primers from different brands. From my experience there are a couple different types- there are the silicone types that give you a lot of slip so your makeup glides on effortlessly and smoothly. And then there are the moisturizing kinds that are no different in feel than a light moisturizer. The moisturizing kinds really don't do much for the application of makeup if you're already using a moisturizer and SPF,in my opinion.
This primer is a hybrid of the types of primers I have used. It has a slight silicone slip and feels like a light moisturizer. I used a cushion foundation afterwards, radiant rose highlight, and the slightest wash of frankly scarlet blush. I set afterwards with Hourglass's ambient light in dim. The primer has a slight pearl, but nothing overwhelming and nothing that could even be noticed if worn alone.
My makeup application was decent- not better than the other brand, but not terrible. It wears for most of the day- I was outside most of the day in little humidity.
In sum- I'm not super impressed by it, For the price, and because it's MAC, i expected more. I expected superior application, excellent wear, and I definitely expected it to be a product I could not live without once using it. When comparing it with other primers, it's sub-par for me because of the reasons above. I'll be returning.
+11points
13of 15found this review helpful.
 / San Diego, CA, USA
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Review 11 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:07 23 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
works great
Tags +Long wearing
my favorite primer. leaves a shimmer to your face and makes makeup go on so evenly. highly recommended by me :)
0points
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 / ontario
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 12 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:07 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must have.
Tags +Long wearing
I've used this stuff for years, it was my first primer experience, even when I stray I always go back to this one. I did try the newer Natural Radiance and it just didn't do as well for me as this one. I do know this is a fav for a couple of my friends that are into doing professional photography, they even keep it on hand to give a little to their customers to use under their makeup before a shoot. This stuff is a must have in my makeup bag always.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Dunnellon, FL, USA
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Review 13 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:04 22 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
In love
Tags +Oil control, long wear of foundation
I never write reviews for products but I am so impressed with my recent Mac purchase I thought I would anyways. I bought this, along with the Mineralize skinfinish pressed powder, and the prep + prime blemish control gel. I have oily skin and constant breakouts. The blemish gel has cleared my skin in only 4 days. I can tell a complete difference already. I noticed my T-zone was getting oily throughout the day alot worse than it ever has and the past 4 days I have not had that problem what-so-ever with this product! Also, a plus is that it makes your skin super soft and doesn't leave a sticky residue or feel heavy. It does have glitter in it and I've read alot of negative comments on that, but once you get your foundation on, you can't see it AT ALL. It does give you a nice glow in the sunlight though. Loving this stuff, don't think I'll ever stop using it!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / AL
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Review 14 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:04 02 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
just an expensive moisturizer
Tags +nothing
I bought this because I assumed it was a good substitute for the Prep & Prime SPF 50 (old formula). It claims to get rid of oil - which it did not. This was just an overpriced moisturizer. Im also not a big fan of the pump because I couldnt really control how much product that comes out. THis product was so disappointing.
-2points
3of 8found this review helpful.
 / san francisco
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:03 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
holy grail
Tags +primer before foundation
I just love love this product and stocked up on it for myself and to use on my clients before makeup applications. this stuff is a must have!!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Wisconsin
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 16 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:02 17 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this stuff
Tags +even skin, priming
The manager of my local MAC store recommended this product to help even out my skin before applying any foundation/concealer and I'm so glad she did. It's amazing! I suffer from uneven skin due to acne/combination skin and this product provides a smooth surface for makeup application. Best primer I've ever had.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Laredo, Texas
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 17 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:01 06 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
O.M.G. can't stop looking at my makeup
Tags +makes make up last all day, foundation blends together
I just started using mac foundation about 2 weeks ago because i was sick of my old foundations. I usually used a liquid and then a powder to set everything. I was getting sick of powder because it looked so amazing at the beginning of the day but so gross ta the end. So i started using the mac studio fix fluid foundation which i love because it matches my skin so well and makes me not want to wear a powder. Well i noticed that at the end of the day the foundation would kind of idk how to explain it but clump up around my lip area and give me the look of a mustache honestly, i hated it. So i decided to try this primer under the foundation which i was told would help, and boy did it ever. Today i applied my primer and studio fix fluid at about 1230 and it still looks amazing at 9, with no clumping or mustache! I didn't think primer would make such a big difference but it makes me overall face look more soft and blended. The only reason i give 4 stars is because i feel the need to use about one and a half pumps to really cover my whole face and with that compared to the size of the bottle I'm not sure how long it will last me. But this primer and foundation is by far the best combination i have ever used!
+56points
60of 64found this review helpful.
 / Colorado
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Review 18 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:12 29 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
finish is so soft n beautful
Tags +setting, dewy finish
love the way it sits on my face and smooths everything
0points
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 / south orange county
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Review 19 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:12 19 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What I've been looking for!
Tags +Oil control, Smooths, Extends foundation wear
I have very oily skin and this product does a fantastic job of both controlling the oil on my face as well as giving a glow to my skin without making it look shiny. I no longer have a need to use a highlighter. It also does a great job of making my skin look smoother. It does everything the description says. I would definitely recommend this!
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
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Review 20 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:11 15 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Flawless
I use this for under my eyes and t-zone and it is incredible. It prevents my concealer from creasing and it's so airy and light it doesnt feel heavy at all on your skin.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.