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Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder

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        MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder

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        MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder
         
        4.2

        (based on 75 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (48)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (9)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (8)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (3)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (7)

        50%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        No Pros

        Cons

        No Cons

        Best Uses

        No Best Uses
          • Product Benefits:
          • Long wearing (5), Oily skin (4), Setting (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Works for Darker Skin

        It took me a while to warm up to this product but now I love it and it's a regular part of my makeup regime. I am NC50/NW45 and initially thought the product...Read complete review

        It took me a while to warm up to this product but now I love it and it's a regular part of my makeup regime. I am NC50/NW45 and initially thought the product would look ashy on my skin. Although it looks white in the pan it does apply clear. You just might need to give it a second to let it absorb oil to finish it's transition to clear. A little Fix+ spray will help it along to make it perfect and give you a nice soft satin finish. Great for oil absorbtion. My only recommendation is to try to wait a few seconds until your foundation dries to apply it so the powder remains clean and white in the compact case throughout its use.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Not for darker tones

        I bought this after getting rave reviews from one of the makeup artists working at the store and i was extremely excited to use it. My face looked SUPER chalky and it is 100%...Read complete review

        I bought this after getting rave reviews from one of the makeup artists working at the store and i was extremely excited to use it. My face looked SUPER chalky and it is 100% noticeable. This was a waste and it now just sits DEEP in the bottom of my makeup bag. I do not recommend this product to darker toned women AT ALL.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Takes some getting used to

        By 

        from New Orleans

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder:

        I have to admit that I almost wrote a terrible review for this powder. But I gave it a second chance and I'm glad I did. It takes some getting used to. Too much and it leaves dry white patches on my face. Too little and there's no coverage. But I got the hang of it and I gotta say this stuff works. While my skin is not oily, living in New Orleans I am subjected to "shiny face" and have to blot several times a day. So far I can go a whole day with this stuff without blotting. I'm impressed.

        • Product Benefits:
        • Long wearing
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not as good as I was hoping...

        By 

        from St. Louis, MO, USA

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder:

        This powder is good for initially setting your makeup, but it does absolutely nothing for shine control. If I were to just use this to set my makeup I would be shiny again in 5 minutes. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with any amount of oil on their skin

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • MAC Store

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By 

        from USA

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder:

        I really like this prep + prime powder. It feels so light and I just apply right over my makeup. I really think it has helped reduce how oily and shiny my skin gets throughout the day. I would buy this product again!

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice!

        By 

        from Newark, DE

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder:

        I bought this to use as a primer just like they did in the Studio Fix short videos. It works wonderfully under my SF Powder Plus Foundation . It did not turn my face white/chalky. Use a fluffy brush and with a light hand apply.

        • Product Benefits:
        • velvety
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com

        (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Worst powder ever

        By 

        from Mexico

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder:

        Where do I begin with this powder? This powder it's probably the worst powder I've ever purchased. It's chalky as heck and what's even weird it's that in the pan it feels smooth and creamy but when you look at the swatch in your finger it looks terribly powdery and chalky. When you try to pick up the powder with a brush there's barely any product in there and it feels like you are applying nothing to your face. It doesn't control oil, whether you put it over or on top of your makeup. And if you are planning on taking pictures with the flash on, stay away from this powder! You will look ghostly as heck and I'm pretty fair, I can only imagine how this thing would look like on a person of color. Overall this powder it's not worth it and I won't be repurchasing again. The only positive thing I have to say about this product it's that it blurs your pores and it's very lightweight.

        • Product Benefits:
        • Creamy
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • MAC Store

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this! My go to

        By 

        from Usa

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder:

        I absolutely love love love this product. Who is tired of shinny faces? Try to apply (other)powders and get a cakey look, well NOT with this product!!! Absolutely perfect mac mever stop making this. I lookd for years! So takes out the shinny without looking caked and fake and yuck. I use to both set my makeup and as a shinny(oil) remover. #loveit

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • Department Store

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing!

        By 

        from Oman

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder:

        I love this powder! It helps keep my face from being shiny (which it frequently is because it is super oily) and helps my foundation stay all day.

        • Product Benefits:
        • Long wearing
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com

        (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/pressed

        By 

        from Phoenix

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder:

        I still haven't used it because it did not come with any applicator. I need a pad and now must go to a store to buy one. Inconvenient..... I have used the loose transparent powder and love it!

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com

        (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Disappointed

        By 

        from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder:

        I was expecting more, doesnt help me controlling shine or oiliness

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • MAC Store

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Powder!

        By 

        from Thomasville, NC, USA

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Transparent Finishing Powder:

        After trying many finishing powders, I have found this to be the most effective. I am incredibly picky when it comes to makeup, and let me tell you this stuff is awesome!I have pale, dry skin that gets oilier as the day progresses. This powder helps set my foundation and gives me an overall smooth, more even complexion. Of course, in order for it to work its magic make sure you prime your skin before your foundation and use a finishing spray!

        • Product Benefits:
        • Long wearing, silky, smooth
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • MAC Store

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