MAC Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder Review & Swatches

MAC Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose

MAC Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder is rather awesome! MAC launched four shades of their new CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder to pair up with their new CC Colour Correcting Facial Primer should you like…or perhaps you don’t love creams and in that case you can take advantage of these new loose powders to correct skin issues such as dullness and redness.

Take a peek!

MAC Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powders

MAC Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder ($24) is available in four shades:

  • Adjust (peach beige)
  • Neutralize (yellow)
  • Illuminate (lavender)
  • Recharge (apricot)

These silica powders have a super silky to the touch texture that absorb excess oil, blur the appearance of fine lines and pores, and a tint of your choosing offer correcting benefits.

Neutralize is an excellent pick for issues with redness as it neutralizes the appearance of redness and gives skin a smoother, perfected finish. You can also use it to set concealer and diffuse the appearance of dark circles by swiping under eyes as well!

Adjust is a lovely shade of beige that can act as a setting powder or you can use it as a lighter foundation powder for a lovely brightening effect and a my skin but better finish. This shade fits my skin tone perfectly and works great as a little light coverage.

Illuminate is a great shade for those that suffer from dullness or tired skin. This is a soft lavender shade that brightens skin up but doesn’t leave it pasty or chalky.

And finally Recharge adds warmth to medium or darker skin tones. I actually don’t love Recharge since it does have a very strong orange to it. It might work as a contour powder of sorts and although not terribly pigmented it does leave a bit of an orange cast behind when applied.

Adjust, Neutralize, and Illuminate are shades well worth exploring! The texture of each is beautiful and ensures you not only get the benefits of a soft, silky silica powder to set makeup for long wear but you also get color correcting benefits as well! All three gain my Muse Approval (I’d skip on Recharge though if I were you!).

MAC Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder

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MAC Recharge Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder Swatches


MAC Adjust Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder Swatches


MAC Illuminate Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder Swatches


MAC Neutralize Prep Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder Swatches


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  • 2/6/14 20:11 Fancie:

    This line sounds really great! Recharge seems like it would be right up my alley. I need to check it out in stores soon!


  • 2/7/14 1:55 Ryou:

    Recharge looks like it would be a great brightening shade for darker skintone, actually. As someone with a light-medium skintone, though, I’d probably mix it with Adjust to set my undereye concealer.


  • 2/7/14 13:07 Charisse:

    This collection looks very interesting to me. I suffer from redness and I’m curious about Adjust. I’d very grateful if you could please post an ingredient list for this and the pressed powder Muse. Pretty please? :)


  • 2/9/14 13:34 Kiss & Make-up:

    I guess I’d be best off with Neutralize then. Thanks for the overview!


    • 2/10/14 10:44 Isabella Muse:

      my pleasure!


  • 3/17/14 7:01 Catluuver:

    Hi there.

    I’m curious as to why you chose to focus on the loose powders. Also, can you wear more than one. I need the neutralize all over b/c I do have Roscea, which isn’t too bad knock on wood but time is catching up with me & I need something to cover the redness up. Do these make your skin look funny if you don’t wear powder or liquid foundation, a BB/CC cream &/or tinted moisturizer over these? With the adjust you can get away with wearing it alone? Can you please tell me what your skintone in MAC is? Thanks doll. Take care.


  • 5/10/14 11:24 Tonya:

    I own recharge. It’s definitely not an a product that should be ‘skipped’.


  • 5/29/14 13:22 Stephanie:

    How does neutralize compare to banana? Which one do you prefer?:]


  • 8/19/15 8:09 Hester:

    I just purchased recharge. Is it for African Americans? I thought the powders were translucent. Does any have a suggestion for African Americans. I am tired of the oil around my nose.


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