July 25, 2012

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 New Shade Launch

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 will be available in three shades as an online exclusive on August 16, 2012 at maccosmetics.com and is being added to the permanent collection on September 13th, 2012.

Take a look!

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 in three semi-translucent shades covering extra-light to medium skin tones will be launching online shortly. Blending SPF protection, creamy emollients and optical pearl pigments, this face-priming, colour-perfecting formula protects and evens the complexion for flawless results.

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 $30

  • Extra Light Pale alabaster
  • Light Pale ivory
  • Light Plus Light beige

MAC 191 Square Foundation $33

I’ve already reviewed the original MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm a while back ago when they originally released it in a single shade. I’m not a huge fan to be honest but it should prove quite exciting for those who felt the original shade didn’t match their skin tone as you now have three shades to choose from.

Tried MAC’s BB Cream? Or as they like to call it Beauty Balm?

What did you love about it?

Dislike about it?

Do share!

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  • Cj

    I saw the promo pic and thought they were coming out with it in a compact! Now that would of been cool lol. I didn’t really like Mac’s bb cream that much. I much prefer Bobbi browns. But still I’ll probably end up getting this idk why… I have a problem 🙁

      • Cj

        Idk if that was supposed to be rubs your back or runs you a bath lmao 😛 <3 ya Muse.

        Anyone wanna take bets on which shade will be for me? Ivory or alabaster lol

        • the Muse

          both? lol! sorry doing 100 different things at once time does not help my spelling/thought process lol

    • Michelle Ward

      Mac does offer the Bb cream in a compact on their site!! Check it out!! ☺

  • Fitrah

    2 lights and an *extra* light? Do you guys ever feel like brands sometimes go out of their way to exclude more than half of the skin tone spectrum? I don’t even wear a base but sometimes I can’t help but feel offended.

    • Ruth

      my first thought was what about women & men of color? you echoed my other thoughts exactly!

      • renee

        makeup companies never really have cared about women of any color. i mean look at the models they use when new collections come out. always promoted on the palest of pale skin tones

    • Kaitlin

      I benefit only because I’m incredibly pale, but I have to say that it irks me, too. A lot of my deeper-complexioned friends don’t wear foundation simply because they can’t find one dark enough. It’s discouraging.

    • MMM

      I am with you on this. All races and ages, right MAC? My thing is if you haven’t gotten the formulation right for the darker tones, then wait til you can cater to all of your customers.

    • Kara

      It’s not easy for the pale girls out there either. I feel like NW15s are completely ignored by majority of makeup brands. It seems like they’ve decided on a tiny range of skintones they will cater to and ignore everyone else. Doesn’t make any sense to me.

  • kiwikiwidragon

    I think the super pale and super dark are traditionally excluded in most foundations. MUFE has a shade that works for me but its too pink. I am straight up neutral. I think I might actually try this

  • Gigi

    They can’t get their colors right for most of the population! Too light doesn’t exist, the tone is wrong, too yellow or pink or orange. In the darker range it’s too green or red. This is a ” makeup artist” line-really?