MAC prep + prime BB Cream in Medium Plus Review, Swatches

MAC prep + prime in medium plus :

The market is flooded with BB Creams which promise to give instant coverage, sun protection, clear skin and what not.But not every product becomes a hit.Some have less shades which can be a big drawback in a country like India where everybody's skintone is unique.
Some days when I really feel like dressing up and have the time for it before heading to office, I do use my foundation, setting powder & so on.

But on the days I have a meeting and I am in a rush, I use a BB cream which gives me a flawless look in 2 minutes and I am all set to go. Then we might wonder what is the need for a foundation.The primary motive of a foundation is to give your face a clear look with minimized pores and scars.This is only one of the motives of a BB cream, it serves as a good sunscreen, moisturizer & so on. We cannot attend weddings with only a BB cream, a foundation has to go on top for a even more flawless look.

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MAC prep + prime BB cream review
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Prep + Prime Beauty Balm is lightly tinted in a nearly sheer beige tone to work on an array of complexions, it creamily re-texturizes the skin and then goes on to excel at being a face primer with high everyday UVA/UVB SPF 35 defense.

My take on MAC prep + prime BB cream :

Packaging of MAC prep + prime BB cream :

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I am in love with the packaging. It comes in a glittery black tube that is perfectly classy and the cap is sturdy.The packaging is extremely travel friendly & occupies very little space.Because of the tube packaging, wastage can be avoided. You can squeeze out only the required amount.

Texture of MAC prep + prime BB cream :

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The formula is extremely smooth & the texture is more like a cream and is perfect for a 5 minute makeup routine. It does have an oil paint kind of smell which might be a let down for some of them. Two drops of primer is enough for a medium coverage of the face.It dries quite fast and you have to work immediately for blending it seamlessly.It gives a smooth effect to the face & prepares it for foundation and makes it last for a long time.You can also dab some translucent powder on top of the Bb cream & go on ordinary days when there is no need for a foundation.I like the way it makes my eye area smooth and I love it as an eye primer.

Shade Medium plus :

The shade Medium Plus suits my MAC Studio Fix NC 40 perfectly. I tried other shade variations and it made me look more orangey and this was perfect.The fact that MAC prep +prime has shade variations is a very big plus. Other primers usually come in less shades or probably just one sometimes which is a very big drawback.

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MAC prep + prime BB cream applied on my wrist
Finish & Staying Power of MAC prep + prime BB cream :

The coverage can range from light to medium depending on the amount of primer used.It is completely light-weight and my face doesn't feel made up.The finish it gives is pretty much a matte effect.The staying power is really good and it stays intact for about 7 hours while in AC and about 5 hours while outside.It does not cover the dark spots on my face though.

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MAC BB cream blended onto my skin
Ingredients :

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MAC BB  Cream ingredients

Price : INR 2100 for 40 ml

Under flash :

Since it has SPF 35 , I was a bit scared for using it while taking flash pics, but it turned out really good.

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Under flash

Pros of MAC prep + prime BB cream :

Staying power is extremely good.

Makes skin smooth.

Has SPF 35.

Can be used as an eye primer also.

Travel friendly packaging as well as less wastage.

Lot of shade selections.

Cons of MAC prep + prime BB cream:

Texture could have been a little thinner.

Need to work faster while blending.

Too pricey. :(

It does not cover very dark pigmentation.

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Overall, I am very happy about the smooth effect this primer creates and lets the foundation stay for a long time. Rating 4.5/5(Price is too high)
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