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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Mac Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage Review
MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage

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.

  • Reduces appearance of skin redness by 14%
  • Evens skin tone by 20%
  • Improves radiance by 22%
  • For all skin types
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Oil-free
  • 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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    Prep and Prime Mac Review
    Prep and Prime MAC Review

    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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    Mac Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage
    MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage

    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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    MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage Swatches-

    Mac Skin Base Visage Swatch : Before
    MAC Skin Base Visage Swatch : Before

    Mac Skin Base Visage Swatch : After
    MAC Skin Base Visage Swatch : After

    Turn Ons-

  • Great face primer for dry skin
  • Foundation applies smoother
  • Makes the skin look radiant
  • No fragrance
  • Pump dispenser is helpful
  • Long-wearing
  • Didn’t break me out
  • Turn Offs-

  • Expensive
  • Small quantity
  • Contains micro shimmers which some might not like
  • Matte finish lovers will despise this
  • Looks greasy on hot humid days

    Also Read: MAC Melba Powder Blush Review

    Would I Recommend MAC Primer Skin Base Visage?

    Yes I’ll recommend this if you are looking for a good face primer for dry skin.

    RATING- 4.5/5

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    6 Comments on MAC Prep and Prime Skin Base Visage Review, Dupe, Swatch & Price

    1. Renji
      October 12, 2015 at 11:28 am (7 years ago)

      hahha….I love how you have started the review…. very detailed review….I have used strobe cream….need to check this one…and yes -mac is so expensive here too…hope it get it frm US sometime

      • Pavithra Balakrishnan
        October 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm (7 years ago)

        Hehe.. Thanks 🙂 Yeah even I’m waiting to get MAC stuffs from US!

    2. [email protected]
      October 12, 2015 at 11:36 am (7 years ago)

      The packaging is uber-cute 😉 Products looks great but shimmer particles are a big turn off for me.

      • Pavithra Balakrishnan
        October 13, 2015 at 10:31 pm (7 years ago)

        I would highly recommend you to try it in the store if you are looking for a lightweight, hydrating primer to see if you like it. 🙂

    3. Vandana Gandhir
      September 19, 2017 at 9:15 am (5 years ago)

      Your reviews are very detailed and in depth! Lovely. As per my knowledge those micro shimmers are just to blur out the imperfections and it doesn’t shows up when you put makeup on top.But was it really prominent? Now i want to really check this again

      • Pavithra Balakrishnan
        September 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm (5 years ago)

        Thank you Vandhana! Yes, the micro shimmers are quite prominent when I don’t go full coverage with the foundation. Also I quite disagree with the blurring of imperfections part as it doesn’t even remotely blur the skin out. As it is made for dry skin obviously they wouldn’t add any dimethicone in their ingredients which helps with blurring the skin’s texture. Unlike the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer which really blurs out the skin and eases the application of base products.

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