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MAC Prep + Prime Lip

A colour-free lipstick base that adds light moisture, smoothes and refines.
Average Customer Rating:
4.5 out of 5
4.5
 out of 
5
(122 Reviews) 122
8 out of 8(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Prep + Prime Lip
Review 1 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:12 18 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Conditions, Smooths, Non - feathering, prepping lips
When I first received this product, I inspected it and it came broken. I quickly called MAC and they fixed the problem. Amazing customer service. This stuff is a must have. You have to let it dry for about 30 sec to a minute and then apply lipstick. The lipstick goes on smoother even if my lips are chapped. It makes your lips look so beautiful. It also makes lipstick stay put and last longer.
+38points
40of 42found this review helpful.
 / Va
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 2 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:01 05 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must Have Lip Primer!
Tags +Non - feathering, Conditions, Smooths, prepping for lipstick
I love this lip primer! I've used it under all my Mac lipsticks since I got it about five years ago. In fact I won't wear lipstick without it. First, I apply lip balm and let it sit while I'm doing my makeup, then I blot, apply this and let it sit for a minute, apply a Mac lip pencil (which it goes over wonderfully), and then apply lipstick. It makes your lips so soft and moisturized, keeps them that way, and it helps keep lipstick on longer without any feathering. It's worth the price, and it's a good investment. One thing I don't like is the packaging, because sometimes when you pull the lid off the product comes out. It will go back in, and it may stay there, but the product moves around in circles, and it's really annoying. Its that good of a product that i'll put up with it. However, I've gone in and exchanged it when it does that, and they'll give me a new one, even if it's not brand new, just save your box. I love this lip primer, it's a must have item for me!
+161points
166of 171found this review helpful.
 / Utah
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 3 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:07 01 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have the driest lips, ever!
Tags +Long wearing
I have some of the driest lips ever when I use the Matte "Pink Pigeon", and I actually was against buying "prep+prime" for lips....(like seriously, for my lips though? I can just use chap stick#, well, I bought this yesterday, and used it this morning, put it on, then let it 'dry' for about 30 seconds, then did my "Talking Points" lip pencil, and then applied the Pink Pigeon lipstick, and ohh, myy, goshh, I could tell such a huge difference in the feeling of just putting on the lipstick, and the overall look afterwards. I am beyond satisfied with this and it is well worth the money. Before I bought this, I read the reviews and saw that some people put chap stick on first, then the Prep+Prime, and I actually did put a little bit of chap stick on, then did my foundation and powder, eyes, etc. and my lips last. #I have not tried it without using my chap stick yet. But again, I highly suggest this product if you have dry lips, I really doubt you will be dissatisfied!
Also, on the way to work, when I would drink my coffee, there was a lot less lipstick on the rim of my mug than before, and lasted through breakfast!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Fairfax, VA, USA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 4 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:08 18 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Anti-slip mat for your lips
Tags +Non - feathering, Conditions, Smooths
Oh, I do so LOVE this product!
This was introduced to me by a MAC artist when I was in-store looking for a matte red lipstick.
I'm not usually someone who does much with her lips. A bit of gloss here, some cremesheen there, nothing fancy. Having said that, looking for siren red lipstick for a "new look" for me was an eye opener.
I tried Ruby Woo without the primer, because I thought the primer to be a little superfluous and also thinking lip liner would be sufficient... Well, I thought wrong. The lipstick stayed somewhat, but my lips got so dry because it's a super matte lipstick. putting lip balm underneath eased the drying, but nixed the staying power of the lipstick... not good
So off I went and ordered the primer online. It is the epitome of "Stay Put"! =) Wore the lipstick with everything and it stayed throughout dinner AND dessert. WOW!
here's how I did it: Lip balm when applying my foundation, just to it has enough time to sink in (I do my lips last). Lip primer, letting it "dry" properly, lip liner, lipstick.. done..
+136points
139of 142found this review helpful.
 / SD
Review 5 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:12 27 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exceeded My Expectations
Tags +Non - feathering, Conditions, Smooths
I purchased this with plans to mainly wear this under my matte lipsticks. Well ,it works great under mattes but turns out to be great under any formulation as it turns out. My lipglass goes on smoother and seems to last longer with this primer. I use it under everything now. I also didn't expect it to be so conditioning. My lips were dry and discolored before but now have nice pinky moisturized appearance-- very nice. If you're on the fence about this just try it, you'll love it. Just remember not to apply lip color right away. Give this product a few minutes to get tacky before adding lipstick or gloss. This will now be a staple for me going forward. Well done MAC!!
+122points
126of 130found this review helpful.
 / Ohio
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 6 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:09 02 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AMAZING!
Tags +Smooths, healing, Moisturizing, Hydrating
Before using this product I had the worst looking lips possible. They were always extremely chapped and peeling and no matter what type of chap-stick I used...nothing would heal my lips. I heard about this product and decided to give it a try. Let me tell you....It does exactly what the description says it does and more! My lips are now chap-free and they are no longer peeling. They are extremely smooth and hydrating all the time even if I go a day without using it, they still have moisture. This product is definitely worth it and anyone who suffers what I used to have needs to buy this! I LOVE IT!!!
+61points
62of 63found this review helpful.
 / Alabama
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 7 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:01 20 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A MUST HAVE FOR MATTE LOVERS!
Tags +Non - feathering, Conditions, Moisturizing
this product to me is ESSENTIAL when applying ANY lip product , especially MATTE shades. it conditions and preps the lip for any application of liner/lipstick/gloss while moisturizing them at the same time. prolongs the staying power of any lipstick and also prevents from feathering!
TIP: before applying any lipstick let this product sit on your lips for about 30 seconds. it will give it some time to sink in and really create an amazing surface for your lipsticks to glide onto. ALSO this can be used as a nightly treatment to the lips! pop it on before bed and when you wake up your lips will feel moisturized and ready to go :]
+55points
58of 61found this review helpful.
 / MAC Artist NJ
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 8 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:10 07 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Yes..buy this..it's awesome
Tags +Non - feathering, Conditions, Smooths, everyone...really great!!
I read ALL the reviews and took both bad and good to heart. Im kinda stingy with my money, and I do a lot of reading/research before I spend. 15 bucks for a primer? Humm, but I put my faith in the reviews and decided to buy it...and I love it! I wear just lipgloss or a long-wear lipstick. It keeps both in place. Long wear lipstick can get "grainy" or rub off and the primer keeps it in place...and it feels really good even on natural lips..like velvet. I hope you do decide to buy it. It's worth it.
+34points
37of 40found this review helpful.
 / Austin
Review 9 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:03 28 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Plump, Primed, and Perfect Lips
Tags +Conditions, Smooths, priming the lips
This is an excellent product. My lipstick would travel all over the place until I started using the prep and prime lip. Now, my lipstick stays put all day and it seemed to extend the life of lipstick. It is a MUST for matte lipsticks like Ruby Woo.
+9points
9of 9found this review helpful.
 / Dayton, OH
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 10 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:04 01 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A++
Tags +Non - feathering, Conditions, Smooths, treats dry lips, moisturizes
I can't say enough good things about this product. I've always had dry, flaky lips which made wearing lip color a big challenge. No matter which lip balm or moisturizing treatment I tried, nothing took care of the dryness. Lipstick on top of dry lips just doesn't work. I always ended up with uneven color that settled into every little line and accentuated each and every flake. I bought this on a whim, and was blown away by how great it worked. My lips looked moisturized and healthy immediately. No more flakes, no more dryness. Lipstick, no matter what kind, goes on smoothly and looks beautiful. And it really lasts. I used to have to put on lip balm every 30 minutes or so, but now my lips feel moisturized for hours. This is a truly great product, and definitely worth the cost. I will definitely buy this again, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone.
+18points
20of 22found this review helpful.
 / Dallas
Review 11 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:09 05 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
perfect product...less than perfect applicatior
Tags +Conditions, Smooths, Non - feathering, long lasting
This lip primer is a must have for me. The product really perfects any lip product. I especially use it under Macs lip erase, and lip mix. I also dab it over the lip color to set it. It prevents these products from drying out my lips and makes them last all day. It would be a five star product it it weren't for the fact that the twist up applicator is, in my opinion, an extremely poor packaging choice. It would work much better in a pot. The formula is much too soft and delicate to be a stick. The stick always breaks the first or second time I use it. I just reordered a new tube and it was delivered to me already broken. I would return it, but given I know it would end up breaking anyway...I will just keep it as is. I do really hope MAC will rethink packaging and turn it into a"primer pot" or "lip pot" or even a "balm pot"
+17points
20of 23found this review helpful.
 / Nashville TN
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 12 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:03 30 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
AMAZING
I recently purchased because my lipsticks were not lasting long. I put chap stick on my lips before I start my makeup routine then once I am ready for my lips I blot that off then apply the prep and prime lip, wait 1 minute then I place my lipstick over. It last sssoo lomg even when eating and drinking. I love it!
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.
 / Atlanta,GA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 13 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:01 25 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Effective
Tags +Conditions, Smooths
I love this product. It has become one of my "must" in my purse. My lips are more smooth and when I put my lipstick on, it holds on for longer time than not using the primer.
What I find also very positive is that when I take my lipstick off, my lips are way more smoother. Love it.
+9points
9of 9found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 14 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:04 11 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is the best!
Tags +Non - feathering, Conditions, Smooths
I am on my third tube and love it! To get it away from me they'd have to pry it out of my cold dead hands! My lips are full and thePrep+Prime keeps them moist and the lipstick stays put longer. Please never stop making this!
+9points
10of 11found this review helpful.
 / Omaha, Ne.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:08 31 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
IF I COULD MARRY THIS, I WOULD
Tags +Conditions, Smooths, Non - feathering, lippie lovers
I was not sure about purchasing this at first. Let's be honest. MAC lipsticks are so amazing as it is. They stay on well, the color is amazing, they don't bleed, they're not drying even if its a matte...like, HOW much better could it really get? However, I decided to try it out anyway, and let me tell you, its great. As I said, my lippie was amazing before. Now, it is almost UNREAL. The primer did not mess with the matte finish of my lippie and it stayed on EVEN longer and better, which I did not think was possible. It goes on smoothly and absorbs in a minute or two. I would recommend letting it absorb first for best result, because that's what I did and it was amazing. While I dried, I just put on another coat of mascara. If you are worried about it breaking as some of the reviews stated, (I was too, key word WAS) just make sure that while you apply, you do not have the stick twisted up too much. Keep the tip fairly twisted down while applying. ugh this product is just amazing, MAC DOES IT AGAIN, GUYS. buy this. you won't regret it, especially if you're a lipstick girl like me. <3
+7points
8of 9found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 16 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:09 08 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The BEST!!
Tags +Conditions, Smooths, Non - feathering
I've been using this product for almost a year now and I LOVE it! I've always had issues with dry, cracked, and peely lips. That issue + lipstick = not cute! This product is the only thing that has helped! I was reading reviews and seems a few find this product to be a waste of money etc. The reviews kind of had me second guessing the product so I tried going without it for a day to see if it really made a difference. I substituted this product for a day with an average chap-stick, then applied my lipstick as usual. Boy, could I tell the difference! I seriously can not live without this product now. It provides a smooth base before my lipstick, enhances the color, and keeps my lips smooth and peel free for hours!
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / Orange County, CA
Review 17 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:11 14 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome!
Tags +Non - feathering, Conditions, Smooths, everyday
I always wait until I've had a product for a long time before I write a review, and made no exception for this product. I was incredibly disappointed when I first tried it, even though I don't know what I was expecting. Having used it for several weeks with several different formulation of MAC lipsticks (including ProLongwear Lipstick, Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolor; and Satins, Amplifieds, Mattes, and Frosts, I love it. I was having trouble with lighter shades like Snob and Angel showing every little line in my lips, but this really does provide a smooth base for all varieties of lip color. Sometimes I wipe out my lips with long-lasting foundation. I apply this both under and over the foundation, blend it, and it totally keeps my lips from feeling dry.
+10points
11of 12found this review helpful.
 / Chicago, Il
Review 18 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:02 20 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Prep and Prime Lip
Tags +Non - feathering, Conditions, Smooths
I love this product! It works and makes my lips so soft. My lip colour stays on longer and I have tried others that come nowhere close to this lip primer. Five stars, in my opinion.
+11points
13of 15found this review helpful.
 / Omaha, Ne.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 19 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:04 19 2012
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Just ok
Tags +Conditions, Smooths
This does a good job of moisturizing my lips, but it really doesn't add any lasting power to my lipstick. Maybe it's me, but I just don't see how this product is worth it.
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / NorCal
Review 20 for Prep + Prime Lip
Date:07 15 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
no feathering whatsoever! amazing!
Tags +no feathering effect, Moisturizing
I tried this product because of the numerous positive reviews I read here, and because I did not know what do to or what to try or buy in order to avoid the "feathering" effect of my lipsticks. This worked way passed my expectations! I got to a point I did not think anything would ever work, as I had tried many things and products in the past.
I put on the primer, on my lips and a *little* around, on the skin too, let it dry for 5-10 minutes, put on my liner around and all over my lips, and finally put on the [MAC] lipstick over. Not only did the primer kept my lips and lipstick "moist" and somewhat shiny (for info, I do not wear matte lipstick, so I don't know if it would change that finish...), but after a whole evening in a very crowded and hot place, I came home and noticed NO feathering whatsoever. I couldn't believe it! I used to get the "grandma feathered lips-look" at the end of a night, and that with all my lipsticks, dark or light!
I vividly recommend this product to anyone having the same problem: it works!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Montreal, QC, Canada
Product Purchase: MAC Store