Hello to all the beautiful people reading this! Hope you all are doing well. So today I will be doing MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage Review, Swatches. I seriously have love and hate relationship with this brand. I have been using this primer for quite a long time now. To know my experience on this product please keep on reading. Also let me know in the comments below if you would like me to do any reviews for you guys, I will be happy to do it for you. 🙂
Claims for MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage
A lightweight gel lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Evens out skin redness and skin tone while adding radiance. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.
- Reduces appearance of skin redness by 14%
- Evens skin tone by 20%
- Improves radiance by 22%
- For all skin types
How to Use MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage
Smooth evenly all over the face or to the desired areas after moisturizer (right before foundation) with fingertips, sponge or brush.
Aqua, Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lignosulfonate, Sodium Laureth-11 Carboxylate, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Alcohol Denat, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Black 2 – CI 77266 – May Contain, Red 40 – CI 16035.
Price of MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage
₹ 2350.00 for 30 mL in India. (Previously it was 1800/-)
$ 31.00 for 1 fl. oz. in the USA.
£ 2.95 for 30 grams in the UK.
In Detail MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage Review, Swatches and My Experience
The Mac prep and prime skin base visage comes in a outer black cardboard packaging, which has all details written on it such as the ingredients, price, manufacturing date, expiry date etc. When I open the box there is a beautiful sleek black plastic bottle inside. The bottle has tiny multicoloured shimmer partials printed all over it. The bottle also comes up with its own pump dispenser (yay!). The pump dispenses just the right amount of product for one use. It has a cap on top which fits tightly, hence there is no need to worry of product getting spilled in your bag. The packaging is very travel friendly and easy to use as well as carry.
The primer comes only in one shade which is white. Although the colour is white but it does not leave white cast on the face.
The primer is white in colour and it also has a very small gold shimmers present in it. These shimmers are not obvious on the skin after blending but when I apply this primer I get a very healthy luminous glow on my skin. The shimmer present in the primer is very finely milled and not chunky at all. The primer just adds glow to my dead face (lol).
The primer is creamy in consistency but a little bit on the thicker side. It does not feel heavy on the skin. It blends very easily and smoothly on the skin. However it does not have any edge over some of the other primers I have tried before.
I don’t really see myself using this primer a lot as it has shimmer particles present in it. I usually use this primer when I want to look dewy and glowy. Or I got to attend some wedding or function. Mac prep and prime skin base visage base primer does helps to increase the wear time of my makeup to some extend. It does helps in controlling my oil for about 2-3 hours or so, which is pretty decent.
I do not agree that the MAC primer helps to even out the skin tone or helps in reducing the skin redness. I haven’t seen any such effect on my skin while using this primer. (It seems Mac must have added this claim wrongly)
More Photos and Swatches
Pros of MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage
1) attractive packaging.
2) subtle shimmer particles present in it.
3) gives healthy and luminous glow to the skin.
4) comes with its own pump dispenser.
5) adds life to my dead face.
Cons of MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage
2) controls my oil decently nothing extraordinary.
3) texture is not that smooth as the other primers I have tried so far.
4) availability of MAC is limited.
Would I Recommend MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage
For me it’s a decent product which performs decently, however nothing extra ordinary or out of the box which I would have expected at this price. I have used a lot of other budget friendly primers that performed far better than this one.
1) Use this primer before applying the foundation in order to control extra skin oiliness and increase the wear time of your foundation.
2) This primer is good for people who want to achieve healthy and luminous glow in their makeup since it has shimmers in it.
3) I find the best time to use this primer is during some function or wedding. As it adds a healthy glowing effect to my skin.
4) It is best to blend this primer using the fingers since the warmth of the fingers helps in absorbing the primer well.