MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
24 January 2014
MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder: £20.00* (Gift card)
FINELY MILLED GOODNESS
This is my new HG powder. I've always stuck with the Rimmel Matte powder but glad I've tried loose powders now. It is the best powder to set my foundation and control the oils. Like OMG. I'll never say that acronym again on my blog but it must be said for this particular product. Kicking myself for not trying this earlier.
I was scared about the product being white, leaving a possible white cast but it actually has a transparent finish. It sets my foundation and doesn't move during the day and night without having the need to blot but it depends on how my skin is behaving on the day. I may need to blot and touch up once, and only once or none at all. It lasted through my weekday 9 - 5 work routine with the tiniest hint of shine. It had also set my eye area as I do get oily there. Setting the concealer in the dark circle area is crucial for me to prevent my eyeliner on the bottom lash line from smudging and using this powder does absolute wonders. Shamefully, I have slept with this on (sorry skin) and the next day, the makeup was still in place with little oil shine without any touch ups. Even though it is currently winter, I have high hopes for this in the summer.
To apply this, I use my Sigma F75 Kabuki brush, dip it into the powder, tap or blow off the excess then press it onto the foundation all over before buffing it in. It doesn't dry out the skin whatsoever or accentuate any dry patches I may have. It is suitable for all skin types. This leaves a natural, flawless finish and velvety feel without the cakey look. Not overly matte yet not dewy. It's so light, feels like you're not wearing anything. I haven't broken out from it and doesn't settle into fine lines and pores.
The scent is hard to pinpoint exactly what it is. Just a generic makeup smell? At first, I thought I would get a nicely sized medium container but it is smaller than I had thought but there is a lot of product. You don't actually use a lot per application and this will last me months, most likely a year. The application process can get messy and I did end up with powder on my clothes one time when pouring the powder into the lid.
All oily skin people like myself, you must try this loose powder! You won't regret it. Highly recommend this to everyone who would want their makeup to last all day. I would most definitely keep repurchasing it and wouldn't dare try a new loose powder. £20.00 for a product that will last you ages is definitely worth the money. A big thumbs up to MAC; you have gotten yourself a new fan.
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