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MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35
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MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35

BY MAC COSMETICS #22 in BB Cream

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars53%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star1%
4.30 / 5 based on 494 Reviews

Product Description

Improves Skin's Texture, Blurs Imperfections, Controls Oil And Evens Skin Tone Immeditely — All While Shielding From Harsh Uv Rays. Features Spf 35 Protection And Moisturizing Ingredients.

Key Claims And Benefits:

  • Provides Instant And Long-term Hydration
  • Offers Broad Spectrum Uva/Uvb Spf 35
  • Retexturizes Skin
  • Controls Oil
  • Controls Shine
  • Non-acnegenic

Usage:

  • Smooth Evenly All Over The Face Or To The Desired Areas After Moisturizer (Right Before Foundation) With Fingertips, Sponge Or Brush.
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  • How is this stuff? Is it long lasting/ whats the finish?1 Answers
  • I'm looking for a new BB cream, other then the one I use now. I w...3 Answers
  • Hey girl! i have slightly oily skin and this primer doesn't separ...3 Answers
MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35
MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35
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  • "Such great coverage! You don't have to use a lot of this to get coverage. It isn't super moisturizing so you do have to use a moisturizer beforehand but it doesn't dry out from wearing it." in 15 reviews
Lydia S.
Napa, CA
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Medium more...
This has been a staple in my routine for four or five years now. Like all MAC products, you can easily control how much coverage you want which is great if your skin needs a bit of help but not a full on body cast. I have combination skin and this product does occasionally set into dry patches, but I’ve never tried it with a primer. There is a bit of transfer if you use too much and it can lose its umph if it’s a warmer, more humid day. Overall I love the higher SPF and the coverage. My last tube stared to smell “off” towards the end but I’ve only experienced that that one time.
Isabel C.
Long Beach, CA
159 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Medium more...
This is the only B.B. cream I have ever used. I am absolutely obsessed with it. I will warn you that it is hard to use as it separates on the skin. Blend it as it dries on the skin to prevent that from happening. Since I’m oily, I mix the B.B. cream into my foundation and apply it that way. You WILL NOT get oily! You will stay Matte all day by doing this which I love! So this B.B. cream works well when it is mixed into a foundation.
Megan S.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: LIGHT PLUS more...
I really like the coverage of this product. It doesn’t separate on my face and it feels pretty weightless once I put it on. I also love that it has an spf. My only complaint is the smell. It reminds me of play doh. So it makes me wonder about the chemicals that are in it, that I’m putting on my face.
Riya D.
256 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Medium more...
I really love how this works on my skin. Light to medium coverage. The longevity on my dry skin is usually about 5-6 hours which is awesome for a BB cream. Smells great, evens out the skin really well. This was almost perfect for me except for one tiny thing. My skin looks slightly dull .. that's its 4/5 for me.
Sarah V.
Mount Holly, NC
20 reviews
Review for: LIGHT PLUS more...
I love the way this product feels and the consistency is perfect- not as oil based as most. BUT I will say that the shade doesn’t match my skin well- a little too orange, and I’d like something lighter but I believe this was the lightest shade
Lindsey K.
Charlotte, NC
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Medium more...
This is great in the summer or when going on trips or when I want some light coverage when I'm going out. I have combination skin and it offers SPF which is great! It's easy to put on with either your fingers or a brush or a beauty sponge.
Ruma N.
183 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Medium more...
I absolutely love this product. It is a 3 in one. Primes, Protects and Covers. It is a great product to use if you dont need full coverage and you want something light weight to wear to run to the store or even to the beach. It leaves your skin hydrated as well!
Ashton A.
216 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Medium more...
I was so heartbroken that MAC discontinued its Lightful C tinted moisturizer but I tried their BB cream as a replacement. Initially I wasn't a fan of this product because I had to mix both the dark & dark plus shades to match my complexion. It was very thick upon application but it set into my skin within minutes. I still prefer the tinted moisturizer because it actually felt like moisturizer and it wasn't as thick  as the BB cream. I'll probably continue to use the samples that I received from MAC but purchasing...I probably won't. Although, I don't particularly prefer this product, it still wasn't bad. 
Chrissy D.
holiday
30 reviews
Review for: Medium more...
I have been using this for years. If it ever becomes retired I think I would riot. I have normal skin and it works great. In the summer it seems as tho I have to switch tones but other than that it moisturizes great and covers effectively.
Cayla B.
Gainesville, FL
21 reviews
Review for: Medium more...
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this BB cream! On days that I don't really feel like wearing makeup but still want to look presentable, I just throw some of this all over my face and I look like a normal human again lol
ashley p.
Hamilton, On
31 reviews
Has anyone ever used this on oily skin? Does it separate throughout the day and wear off? I would like to purchase this with the current MAC15 promo for 15% off but I'm not sure how it would work with my skin. (Super oily especially in the summer) Thanks
Lilly R.
selma, CA
9 reviews
I'm looking for a new BB cream, other then the one I use now. I want a lighter smoothr feel and a stronger SPF. I've never used Macs prep and prime and would really appreciate your feed back ladies! Is it heavy? How's the coverage? How's it hold up in higher temperatures? Thanks in advance👌
Alicia m.
26 reviews
Hey girl! i have slightly oily skin and this primer doesn't separate for me, it works good.
Triana U.
Tecate, CA
141 reviews
What other mac products do you recommend?
Michaela W.
West Kelowna , BC
47 reviews
Okay so this might be a dumb question, but since this is a prep AND prime product I'm assuming you don't need to use a moisturizer and primer? Or do you still need to use.

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