December 17, 2012

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 delivers SPF protection in a solid cream, packaged in a mirrored compact. Comes in three semi-translucent shades. Evens skin tone, blurs imperfections, enhances
natural luminosity and retexturizes skin for a flawless look while hydrating and shielding from harsh UV rays and pollutants. Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 in three semi-translucent shades covering extra-light
to medium skin tones. 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 BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 $30

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

Available at US MAC Stores and Online only at

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  • SJ

    Uh. So….. How pale is extra light pale alabaster? Sort of reminds me of how they name mascaras: “supermegamax9000” or somesuch. An actual MAC shade would be useful. 9____9

  • Beda

    Hello Muse. Any word on why this pale color selection? I would like to see MAC expanding the color range (All races, etc..)

    • the Muse

      this is all the info they gave me Beda. Perhaps contact cs and issue a compliant about the color selection? Could get them to release more shades if they hear the feedback.

      • amy

        I’m under the impression these are meant to be used *under* foundation, hence “Prep & Prime”, so the shades can actually span more complexions. It could also be due to the high SPF; perhaps they just can’t do darker shades without looking “chalky”? I also agree with contacting CS; it could be they’re just test-marketing a few shades, and again with the high SPF, they may just think it would appeal to this end of the spectrum. I, for one, am paler than NC15, so I want to check out the Alabaster.

  • Melissa

    The fact that this is in a compact rather than liquid makes me wonder if it truely is a BB or just another marketing tactic that is using the name.

  • AzSunshine

    I’d be interested in trying this if it came in a medium skin tone… Shade selection is horrible.

  • Danielle

    Reminds me of the SKIN79 BB pacts and the other brands that make these BB pacts (but they’re Korean brands :P). Maybe it’ll be something decent… I can definitely get a powder that will match me though.XD Pretty sad shade selection for anyone else though!

  • C

    Not sure if want. I’m not a MAC fan anyway but Skinfood and Innisfree make the same thing for cheaper.

  • Ada

    MAC what a joke. What about darker skinned women, do we not exist for this line? How hard it is for make up brands – especially mid to high range ones – to actually incorporate ALL COLOURS into their lines? I like makeup too you know.