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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:
4.236 out of 5
4.2
 out of 
5
(148 Reviews) 147
13 out of 21(62%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Prep + Prime Skin
Review 1 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:04 22 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect Solution
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing
Mac deciding to give complementary samples saved my life. I had to purchase.Really love prep + prime skin. Creates a smoother surface for foundation. My foundation go on more easily and evenly but it also helps it last longer. Although a little glittery after makeup application the glitter isn't vision.
0points
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 / Florida
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Review 2 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:04 21 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for oil control too!
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, silky, smooth
I purchased this after trying the sample that came with my order. I had been looking for a base/primer that would help improve my skin tone and would not leave me dry. After a couple of years of using a daytime serum under my makeup and having to blot several times a day, I was trying to find something to help with oil control, especially my t-zone. I had tried the Prep + Prime Skin Refine Zone Treatment as recommended by the young lady at the counter. Along with drinking more water she insisted it would help tremendously with oil, as well as help reduce pore size. Well, that was not any help at all. One day I decided to take a chance and wear this under my makeup for the day to see how it felt on my skin. I was a little skeptical due to another reviewer reporting it was quite glittery. I absolutely agree, lots of shimmer, however, with my Studio Fix powder plus foundation, the shimmer is toned down and my skin truly does look radiant. This base kept my skin hydrated and I did not break out due to dryness. As an added bonus this has been the ONLY product to help my combination (more oily than combination) skin! It was unexpected and I find myself only having to blot at most, if at all, once a day. I’m bummed that I spent the money on the oil control product, just to find that this did the trick for me.
0points
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 / Alaska, USA
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Review 3 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:04 03 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AMAZINGGGGGGGGG!!!
Tags +Long wearing
Yesterday at one of my friends house I decided to do my makeup and used her Mac prep and prime to see how it would hold up because I had a date that night, first off feels good on my skin and vanishes my pores also my makeup looked amazing, lasted all night I even accidentally fell asleep with it on and woke up in the morning and it still was about 80% intact on my face!! And I have very oily skin my makeup usually melts off... I'm so happy that I tried it I love it will be buying about 3 for the summer! Lol
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Philadelphia Pa
Review 4 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:03 28 2016
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
!!!
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing
I got a sample of this a couple of weeks ago and I was actually more excited about this than I was about what I bought tbh. I've been using it every day and it controls my oil SO well which has always been an issue for me. it also does make my skin look less red. also everyone's complaining about the glitter, but you can't even see it when you put it on! all in all, I love it so much, and I actually came on here to consider buying an actual full size container of this stuff.
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / Houston, Texas
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Review 5 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:03 16 2016
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not necessary to buy it
Tags +Long wearing
I got one as sample from MAC web site. After suffering not sure how much to apply for a few times, I found it DID HELP my liquid foundation to stay throughout the day. But, not helpful at all to improve ANY other feature of my skin,like, pore, redness or uneven. A 6ml sample can last for quite a long time, I will not reject it if it comes free, but I will NOT PAY FOR IT. Not very impressive.
-3points
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 / US
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Review 6 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:03 10 2016
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
If you like all that glitter
Tags +glittery
I'm so disappointed in this product. I had no idea it was all glittery. Not recommended.
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / Nevada, USA
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Review 7 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:03 10 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Created smoother surface for foundation
Tags +Creamy, smooth
Really love prep + prime skin. Creates a smoother surface for foundation to be applied. Without it my foundation slips into every crease and wrinkle. With it not only does my foundation go on more easily and evenly but it also helps it last longer. Love it that tester sizes are available as they're great for traveling!
0points
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 / AZ
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Review 8 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:03 09 2016
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
DISCOBALL GLITTER-ZILLA!
I came into my local MAC counter inside Macy's about a week ago to buy a new lipstick. While there, I decided to ask the SA for a sample of their primers. I told her I want something that will control any oil, I am not very oily but it happens every now and then, not so bad though. She highly recommended this to me and immediately gave me the sample... She informed me that it would control shine and make my foundation go on perfect.
I must say, this was not as I was expecting. Yes, my foundation went on flawlessly and I didn't get oily throughout the day but oh my goodness, my face was completely covered in glitter! Not only that, but now my makeup brushes are full of glitter and so is my beauty blender. If you deal with glitter makeup, you know it gets EVERYWHERE and is a pain to wash it completely out of brushes and sponges.
If you like the disco ball look, then this is great for you...
If you want to look like a star without the shimmery mess then please take my word and move along...
Sincerely,
Washing up this mess*
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / San Diego, CA, USA
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Review 9 for Prep + Prime Skin
Date:02 08 2016
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
So.Much.GLITTER.
Tags +so much glitter
After using this primer, I am sorely disappointed. It did not do what it was supposed to and the mass amounts of glitter in this formula to create "radiance" was a big turn-off. Definitely do not recommend this primer!
+6points
8of 10found this review helpful.
 / Oregon, USA
Product PurchaseMAC Store
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Review 10 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.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA
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Review 11 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.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Review 12 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.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
Product PurchaseMAC Store
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Review 13 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
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Review 14 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
5of 9found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles, CA, USA
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 15 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!
+10points
10of 10found this review helpful.
 / PA
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Review 16 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.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Utah
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Review 17 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.
+1point
3of 5found this review helpful.
 / NC
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Review 18 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
Product PurchaseMAC Store
Review 19 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
Product PurchaseDepartment Store
Review 20 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
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / ontario
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