MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder Review

Dear MAC,

My life happens to be complete after meeting your MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder.

Thank you for blessing my mundane little world with it’s existence.

Ever your fan,
the Muse

P.S. Can we has a pink Hello Kitty Collection?

The Muse met up with MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and we fell in lurve. Read ahead for the details!

Not so long ago in a land right around the block from here the Muse ranted terribly about Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. Somehow, someway this powder became a staple in my daily makeup regime. Actually I think it was Bobbi Brown that absolutely convinced me I had to set my concealer with a loose powder of some kind thus I started using the Secret Brightening Powder to do so and just kind of fell off the bandwagon of ranting over it and turned into liking it. I really should do a fair review on it one day but that’s for another time.

The moral of the story is that I started liking the powder because I found an eye cream that was moisturizing my eyes very well so the powder wasn’t creasing or caking as it once was and was setting my concealer to last all day plus brightening up my eye area. I still use it daily but I’ve also taken to using the powder that came with my Mally Concealer Kit as well. I’ve noticed that just about any transparent powder works great at settling concealer and blurring fine lines and creating very well rested eyes.

In steps MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and lust quickly set in. I really, really like this and I highly recommend grabbing some because it’s freaking cheap and it multitasks.

Break it down:

Laura Mercier $22 USD 0.14oz
Make Up For Ever $30 USD 0.35oz
MAC $21 USD 0.32oz <-----Swing! Deal! Let’s be honest, white finishing powder is white finishing powder no matter what the hell you call it, HD, Brightening, whatever it’s name it’s all the same stuff to me so honestly you get a whole lot of product with MAC’s version and it’ll only set you back $21 USD. Benefits of finishing powder….. So it’s going to set your foundation for you right? True that. But it’s also going to make it last considerably longer plus brighten your face, cool. But most important for me is it brightens, lightens, and wakes up my eye area while making my concealer last all day and than some more.

If you’re looking for that extra step to look flawless this will do the job well. I do favor it as a tool for my under eye area but it also makes my skin look extra beautiful and flawless with a quick buff on.

MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder will be available with the MAC Colour Ready Collection that releases April 2nd. I’m positive some MAC Pro shops already have it if you having a lemming at the moment.

MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder is fully Muse Approved for purchase. Get some, promise you’ll adore it!

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  • 7/18/10 6:30 Giulia:

    hi…could you tell me the ingredients of this product? =) thanks!


    • 7/27/10 7:26 the Muse:

      not sure giulia sorry


  • 2/8/11 0:11 Daphne Khoo:

    omg!… i just got this after several mths of holding back and read on the box that it is made of CORN STARCH?!

    gosh, no wonder it’s sold so cheaply!!!

    if it’s good, i will consider buying a box of corn starch and testing it on my face! LOL


  • 4/6/11 12:38 Melissa S:

    I’ve been trying to find the ingredients in the MAC Prep & Primer Powder – someone else’s blog said it has mica in it, which automatically deterred me from buying it. My face is CRAZY oily and the last thing it needs is more shine. The cornstarch doesn’t bother me, it’s actually a great ingredient to stop oily skin. I’ve been using a Cornsilk powder for years, and I don’t get acne. Some people say it makes them break out, but it must be because they’re allergic. But, it doesn’t soak up enough of this blasted oil on my face, so I’ve been searching for something else. Yesterday I bought the Mattify Ultra Powder online and am anxiously awaiting its arrival!! So many people’s reviews say it’s the holy grail of powder for oily skin, and matte finish is definitely something my skin needs. Am keeping my fingers crossed!


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