Friday, 7 March 2008

Review: MAC Prep 'n 'Prime

So I got few things from the Prep 'n' Prime range, but I left out the eye shadow primer as I already use Urban Decay Primer Potion and I love that! I love this product and here is why...

SKIN: It is a nice cream, not too thick and a little goes a long way. It dries clear on your skin and leaves skin feeling like velvet! I couldn't stop touching my skin the first time I used it LOL My face felt velvety soft but also very smooth and this made an excellent base for foundation. I use a Dior liquid foundation and found it went on much better, my skin looked smoother and more even. My skin can be dry and I found this has helped a great deal, its like a final dose of moisture before make-up and has stopped my skin drying out through the day which is great! I sometimes use this product alone just to enhance my skin on those natural/lazy days and give it a smoother glowing look. 9/10

LASH: I have never used any kind of lash primer before as I always assumed my mascara was doing everything I needed. I was quite sceptical if I'm honest, but I have grown to really like this product. Applied before mascara, it makes my lashes look a bit fuller/longer and really does make the mascara apply better, I found I don't really get any clumps and my lashes look neater. I use a Dior mascara and I wont be without the Prep 'n' Prime now!!! 10/10

LIP: I was quite disappointed with this product, I don't really feel it helped at all. I sometimes have quite chapped lips and hoped this would help but it didn't feel or look any different to me and I tried it with a few different lipstick and glosses. It also snapped after a few days and I don't think I did anything too vigorous with it! It smelled lovely but that was about it for me, such a shame because others in this range were brilliant. This seemed to be similar to a cheap lip balm which I already had a few of... 3/10


Liz said...

Great review!

I'm at the end of my Prep 'n' Prime for the face and will be breaking out my Smashbox Photo Finish soon.

For lashes, I swear by Clinique Lash Doubling primer. Which Dior mascara are you using? Diorshow?

For lips, haha, I use Labello. :P

Victoria said...

I tried to get the smasbox primer but the John Lewis near me doesn't stock it :(

I use the Diorshow and love it, lash primer is new to me so maybe i will check out some other brands when I need a new one...

Katie said...

I agree, I don't like the Prep 'n' Prime Lip that much.

luckymee94 said...

Great review....i have something similar i have just started :)

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