How have you been? I am at home today trying to get rid of a possible cold before it turns into the plague. The weather has been forgiving enough for me today to get you some photos of my recent purchases.
Where to start with this beauty? So I’ve recently decided to make the switch to M.A.C. cosmetics as my base makeup. It is something I have been thinking about for a while, because M.A.C. is not cheap here in New Zealand. I think for me the reasons to change to M.A.C. are I’m sick of having makeup that is close enough. Sometimes I’m lucky to find a brand that has a foundation light enough for me, but even then they’re usually the wrong tone. Then they don’t last very long or they dry my skin out. Then goodness forbid if you want to ask they lady behind the counter about one of the products. When I walked into M.A.C. to pick up Ronnie Red when the Archie’s Girls collection was released I was amazed at how well they new their collections. The staff actually seemed interested in helping me out.
I took the plunge a few weeks ago and went and looked at their foundations and was impressed at the variety and the interest from the staff to help me find the right product for me. When I asked about a primer that would go with the Pro Longwear foundation and concealer I was purchasing the M.A.C. lady was able to instantly come up with two suggestions for me and help me then narrow it down to one.
The Primer I came away with was M.A.C.’s Prep and Prime Skin.
The box is glittery and so is the bottle!!! The bottle is also pretty big especially for a primer, which makes is more worth the $45.00 (give or take) NZD you pay for it. Again the price for the size is pretty awesome which compared to other primers I’ve tried out is better value for money.
This is what M.A.C. has to say about Prep and Prime Skin:
“An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.”
The small amount in the above photo is what comes out from one pump and is all you need to cover your whole face. It smooths over your skin very easily and sets nice and quick leaving your skin all velvety.
I find that my foundation goes on much easier with this primer on before hand. It helps spread the foundation evenly and hold it in place. Even though its not meant specially for smoothing out pores I find it does help smooth over them and thus making the foundation less likely to sink into the pores and look bumpy. I even seem to notice my skin looking a little more illuminated after this has set. It really does all the things it promises including blotting away any extra oil on my skin.
Out of all the primers I have tried including Maybelline , MUA, Benefit and L’Oreal this one is the best. It does what all of those primers did in one without any draw backs. I am very impressed with this primer as well as the recommendation from the M.A.C. staff.
I know for some people spending such an amount on one item of makeup is a painful idea, but if you’re sick and tired of your makeup just doing or sort of working then I would recommend starting with a M.A.C. primer or foundation to releave some of your makeup woes. They really are worth the extra money you pay.
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