Today’s review is going to be on the MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage. Yes, yet another MAC product where I show my love-hate relationship with the brand. Being one of the brands in which I love most of their products, whenever I have some extra cash that I can spend, I try out new MAC products. So part of my extra cash (well this time all of my extra cash) went into buying MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage. So how is this product or is it going to be another product that is over-hyped on the internet? Well stop guessing and read on! 🙂
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What The Company Claims?
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.
Smooth evenly all over the face or to the desired areas after moisturizer (right before foundation) with fingertips, sponge or brush.
QUANTITY- 30 ml
PRICE- 2300 INR
Ingredients- 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.
How Did MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage Work For Me?
The MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage comes in a sleek black plastic bottle packaging with a pump on top which though it doesn’t look very pretty does its job pretty good. The pump gives out small amounts at a time which is perfect because only a pea-sized amount is needed every time you use this. For the price you pay, you will be expecting ample quantity but it’s not too bad with this product.
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The MAC Prep and Primer Skin Base Visage works really well as a face primer and keeps the application of the foundation very smooth and even. The primer alone does make the skin look radiant and if you have dry skin, this will be able to keep your skin hydrated too. I apply it using clean fingers or a flat foundation brush and the Prep and Prime MAC Skin Base Visage is long-wearing and has no fragrance to it. But it contains micro shimmers so if you are someone who loves only matte finish you can just avoid this unless you want to branch out then do give it a shot.
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On my oily skin though it might look good under air conditioned environment, it becomes greasy when it is hot and humid. Also if you have oily/combination skin, use this in conjunction with your mattifying primer for that dewy look. You can apply matte primer on the areas you want to keep shine free and apply this on the other areas like on the top of cheekbones for that radiant glowy look. The best and affordable dupe for MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage is the Maybelline Master Prime by Face Studio Blur + Illuminate. Overall it is a great high end face primer for dry skin.
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