I recently received a sample of Mac’s Prep + Prime face primer through a promotion they were running on their facebook page. This is the first time I’ve used a primer and I have to say I am thoroughly disappointed.
I started by cleansing my skin, rubbing this in then applied my make up as usual. After just a couple of hours I noticed that my make up was splitting quite badly. I had patches where my foundation and powder appeared to have clumped together and other patches where they seemed to have disappeared off my face entirely. I was really surprised by this, as I thought such a high end product which claims to help make up last longer would not do this.
That same day, Twolittleowls posted a review of this same sample, which they loved. Following their advice, the next day I tried it again, this time waiting five minutes between applying the primer and starting on my foundation. I definitely noticed a difference in the feel of the primer having given it chance to settle. It felt more powdery and smooth than when freshly applied.
However, after a couple of hours the same thing happened – though not quite as badly. I don’t know why this primer just isn’t working for me. Maybe it just doesn’t work with the foundation I have? But I don’t see why this would be the case.
Mac retail this product at £21 for 30ml. A bottle that size would last a long time so it’s good value for money if it agrees with you and your make up. But for me, this product is a total miss and has put me off trying other primers. I don’t see the point in paying out so much for an extra product that doesn’t seem to work.
Have you tried this product? Did it work for you? Any tips on how to make this work for me? Let me know!