Thursday, November 20, 2008

Review: MAC prep+prime face w/SPF 50

***To answer the questions I got about my makeup storage, I got it at Costco. From what they told me it's a seasonal item and I got mine in the summer. You might still check though. I also heard you can buy it on ebay.***

I got a request on the Cbox from Precious to do this review.

What it Claims: A skin-protecting cream with SPF 50. Applies under makeup to prime the skin for the sun. Featherweight, fast-absorbing, oil-free, invisible. Will not affect the look, texture or long-wear integrity of your makeup. Specially formulated with oil-absorbing powder, helps prevent oil breakthrough. Provides high-level broad spectrum sun protection. Worn daily helps guard the skin against discolouration, premature aging, dryness and other effects of sun exposure. Suitable for all skins.
(Credit to MAC for the info)

Price: $28.00

Packaging: 3 peace signs

Where you can buy it: Any MAC counter, free standing store, PRO store and

Overall Product Rating: 5+ peace signs

The Good: I can't even count how many face primers I've tried but I should have gave up after this one. I do want to try the one with out SPF though. This is totally my HG face primer without a doubt, nothing else has kept my face makeup on for so long and my oil under control. I've gone at least 15 hours with just a slight touch of oil coming through, nothing like how it usually is. I think the first time I ever used it, I was shocked at how matte my face was at the end of the day. Even in the hot summers of Las Vegas it held up! So that has to mean something!! lol The formula is light with a kind of whipped texture to it, a little goes a long way because if you use too much you'll see a white film on your face. But if you use the regular amount about a dime size it blends well.

The Bad: I can't stand the packaging!! Once you get low you really have to struggle to get the product out. I personally think it should come in the pump like the regular formula. That's about it though.

Overall: I LOVE this primer, it will take a lot to convince me something is better!

If there was anything you wanted to know that I might have left out just let me know!!

*Just MY opinion of this product*


Vanessa M. said...

hmmmm hmmmm hmmm lol i want it but then i dont lol

ladystarr said...

I wanna try this by the one without the spf in it. thanks for the review

M said...

woohoo great review!

Aya said...

Thanks for the review! I bought it a few weeks ago. I LOVE it! Laura Mercier's regular foundation primer is pretty good too, even for oily skin. I just wish the packaging for the M.A.C one was a regular squeeze tube or somethin'.