MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 Reviews

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  • 7

    Great sunblock for oiler skin

    This is the only primer/sun-block that works well with my skin. I have very oily skin. The prep and prime has dramatically reduced the shine on my face. And a little goes a long way. It is a great primer for Studio Fix and mineral foundations. My only gripe about this product is the packaging. I dislike it. It is hard to empty this container. You will need to cut into it to empty it. — 7 years, 5 months ago
    Spooka | 1 reviews

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  • 5

    LOVE the product, but not the size/price

    I have super sensitive skin that breaks out at the drop of a hat, and this is one high level sunscreen that won't break me out, doesn't feel heavy, and is undetectable under makeup. My one serious beef, however, is that it's pricy for the amount that you get. I've only been using the product for about 7 weeks, and I've already run out. For $27, it should be a bigger bottle or cost less. — 7 years, 6 months ago
    lschoenb | 18 reviews

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  • 7

    Works Well with Foundation, Pretty Good with BareMinerals

    I really like this primer because of its high SPF. I have an oily Tzone and this primer goes on wet, seemingly oily, but dries nicely. It works pretty well when I use Lancome foundation with Clinique powder, but just OK when I decide to use BareMinerals for the day. — 7 years, 8 months ago
    TzoneGal | 90 reviews

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  • 9

    MAC Prep + Prime SPF 50

    I love this product. This preps my face for tinted moisturizer/powder and creates a velvety canvas. I can't comment on how it compares to other primers since I haven't used any (like Smashbox, which is obviously very popular). Frankly I wouldn't bother with primer except this has SPF 50, which I love because I have very pale skin so the extra step seems worth it. A great way for pale girls to protect their skin and make it look fabulous at the same time. — 7 years, 9 months ago
    luyuan | 6 reviews

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  • 10


    I have melanoma and have to be very careful about sun exposure. This product is absolutely wonderful, and I only wish more products went this high on their SPF. Works well with all makeup products, not just M.A.C., and is an absolute every day staple for me. — 7 years, 10 months ago
    CarolBB | 3 reviews

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  • 9

    Staple in my makeup kit!

    I've been using this product every day since it came out and I absolutely love it. It's a light lotion that sinks in easily and doesn't make me break out or feel all greasy. I'm not sure that it dramatically increases the wear of my foundation, but it does improve the look of my skin, so much so that I know I've started using less foundation since using it both because I feel I need it less and morebecause it makes my liquid foundation work more "efficiently". It makes my skin look softer and more even. For this reason, I even use it on days where I skip foundation. The high SPF in this is really great too. I went to Disney World last August and wore this in lieu of a traditional sunscreen on my face and I didn't get a sunburn (or tan) all week long. That's quite a feat considering I was sweating profusely and that I'm fairly pale and prone to burning. Most sunscreens irritate my face, causing my skin to itch, burn or flush, but I can't feel this on at all after application. Great product! I'll keep buying it for as long as MAC makes it! — 7 years, 10 months ago
    shriekingviolet | 77 reviews

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  • 10

    Great for protecting your skin!!

    I absolutely love this sunblock! I have oily skin and when I apply this on my face, it doesn't leave behind any residue or make my skin more shiny. This primer is weightless and does not compromise the look of your make up at all. This is perfect to wear during the day. It's easy. Just apply the primer liberally and then wait about a minute to let it set into your skin. Afterwards, apply your morerite compact or foundation. For best results, use MAC's blot powder throughout the day to minimize your oily skin if you have it. — 7 years, 10 months ago
    Makeup_Fanatic | 24 reviews

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