Another must-have from MAC

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MAC lip primer review

I have heard so many great things about MAC’s Prep + Prime lip primer, but it wasn’t until I tried it for myself that I realized how awesome it really is.

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This color-free base is meant to be worn under lipstick. Upon application, I usually let it “sit” for a bit until it becomes tacky and then I follow up with my lipstick. If you love matte lipsticks, but hate the fact that some of them are overly drying, then you must give this product a try. It’s smoothing and moisturizing at the same time, best of all it makes your lipstick last much, much longer.

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To be quite honest, when I first tried this primer, I did expect for it to help out with smooth and even application but I did not realize how much of a difference this would make when it came to staying power of my lipstick. One of my favorites, NARS Audacious lipstick in Anna is a beautiful color with awesome formula, but it only lasts on me for about three hours. After using MAC lip primer under, I went through a whole day at work without having to touch up my makeup. I went out to lunch, drank water throughout the day and when I got home from work my lipstick still looked flawless. I also noticed that my lipstick wasn’t transferring as heavily onto my water bottle and tea cup.

Another cool thing about this primer is that it makes bolder colors really pop, makes them look even brighter. One of the cons would be the fact that it’s a bit fragile of a product as it can break off easily. The price may also seem a bit high for some, at $16.00, it’s the same price as MAC’s lipsticks. I think that whether this is worth getting would depend on your budget, but I totally recommend it as it really helped me turn some of my favorite lipsticks into super-longlasting ones.

Did any of you guys try MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip Base?

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MAC lip primer review


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    Bree Aylwin (@UrbanUmbrella29)
    May 30, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I love that it makes the lip-colour last longer, I definitely would love that for when I wear lipstick to work!

    Bree || The Urban Umbrella

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    May 30, 2015 at 11:50 am

    This looks super chic- need to pick this up!

    HUGE Essence Makeup Haul

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    May 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I’ve often wondered about this, will have to pick it up after reading this! xx


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    Seven Mins
    May 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Oh wow I’ve heard about this being a must have, but never realised that it also prolongs the weartime of your lipstick. Sounds like a winner!

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      June 2, 2015 at 10:07 am

      It’s pretty awesome!

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    May 30, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I’m always reaching for mattes so I don’t have to top them up (I’m so lazy haha), but it means I neglect 75% of my lipstick collection, I’ll definitely need to give this a try!

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    May 30, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I’d love to have possibility to work on mac products, but well.. i’ve to work on inglot or others and is not so bad… but i’d love to try those MAC cosmetics :)
    greetings! :)

    Vivienne Night Blog

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    Maddy Cane
    May 30, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    This sounds amazing, and great for those classics like Ruby Woo x
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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    May 30, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I have a couple of MAC lipsticks and have a voucher to spend (so happy!) but no idea what to spend it on. I’m so indecisive when it comes to colours so this may just be what the voucher is spent on. Thanks for sharing!

    Rachael at

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      June 2, 2015 at 10:07 am

      If you like wearing lipstick a lot, definitely give this a try!

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    Emmys Blog
    May 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    This primer sounds lovely! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    May 30, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    This sounds like an incredible product! I’m going to have to check it out!!

    Mikayla :)

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    Becky Hines
    May 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I haven’t tried this yet, but it sounds so amazing! I definitely think that this will be a great addition to my lip collection! Thanks for sharing!

    Becky, xx //

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      June 2, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Thanks Becky!

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    Nati (@Artdicted2)
    May 31, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve never really thought about this. Anyways, this sounds great, although I don’t wear bright colors soo often (:
    Nati xx

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    June 1, 2015 at 2:24 am

    You’ve just reminded me that I have this in my collection and I never seem to wear it. Must start today as I’m one of those people that struggles with certain matte lipsticks looking good x

    Beauty with charm

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    June 1, 2015 at 7:04 am

    One trick i know works like a charm: put concealer on you lips as a “primer”. I also have NARS Anna and i put concealer+lipliner in El’agua (or however it is called) and then Anna = lasts as least half a day with “heavy drinking”. However, i have exact same problem with all these making my lips dry. I would defo buy prep+prime asap if it moisturizes at least a bit!

    But i must say compared to similar lipstick, Audacios are super staying as they are and even 3 hours for me is a lot, MAC maybe stays one hour on me

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      June 2, 2015 at 10:04 am

      My lips are usually way too dry to use concealer on them. This doesn’t work just with NARS lipsticks though, I used it with MAC and it worked just as good.

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    June 1, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I’ve never actually heard of this before, so thank you for sharing! :)

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      June 2, 2015 at 10:03 am

      No problem, thanks for visiting Georgia.

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    Mademoiselle Lala (@MdemoiselleLala)
    June 1, 2015 at 11:43 am

    This sounds amazing, I need to check it out next time I’m at MAC store!

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