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.
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.
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?
MAC lip primer review