Nope, I’m not mad about it! MAC’s newest launch of make-up primers is…unsurprisingly, all about primer, and yeah, it’s a type of releases comprised of re-promoted stuff (identical merchandise, new packing containers).
Of course, there would be the standard hemming and hawing about this, however since nearly all the objects in Makeup Ready Skin are issues I’ve used and cherished for years, I repeat: I’m not mad about it. There are issues on this launch that deserve the additional attention.
Also, I’m conscious that there are peeps on the market in Makeup Land who don’t see the purpose of primers. I can recognize that… There are a lot of make-up “must-haves” that I discover completely pointless, however I don’t really feel that means about primers. I like ’em. I feel they make an enormous distinction by way of put on time and how clean my pores and skin appears (particularly in pics) after I use them.
And I’m a extremely large fan of face primers, as a result of OH, HAI, PORES.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ ($27)
Q: How many bottles of this setting spray have I used through the years? A: So many. I even take a travel-sized one with me after I travel.
Fix+ is the first AND last thing I use whenever I apply makeup. As quickly as I sit down, I spritz a number of sprays throughout my face — psst, psst! The mild mist moisturizes my pores and skin and dampens it, getting it prepared for every little thing else I placed on (lotion, primer, whatevs). It helps the following merchandise I exploit take up higher than they do when my pores and skin is dry.
Then, in spite of everything is alleged and accomplished, I spray Fix+ once more on the finish of my rigmarole after I end my final mix, often proper after the powder merchandise. I do it to lock every little thing down and take the sting off any powdery-ness.
I 💖 Fix+! It’s experience-or-die for me.
Strobe Cream in Pinklite ($34)
Also a huge fan of Strobe Cream. I put on it on naked pores and skin for no-make-up make-up days, or I mix it into MAC Studio Fix Foundation, which is nothing short of magical. If you need to set it with powder, I like to recommend Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder, which is THE BEST face powder within the MAC line IMO.
There are a few different Strobe Cream shades, however the one one I actually use is Pinklite — the unique Strobe Cream coloration. It’s a pearly pink that appears good on everybody.
Another underrated primer I love. MAC has two variations of it — yellow and pink — and though I’ve used each…I actually can’t inform the distinction between them on my pores and skin from an arm’s size away.
I imply, if I actually rise up in there with a magnifying mirror, positive, I can see tiny pink bits of glitter within the pink one, however they’re each fab. One pump moisturizes my combo pores and skin and smooths out my pores sufficient to be noticeable.
FYI, Natural Radiance doesn’t reduce pores as aggressively as UD Optical Illusion or Make Up For Ever’s primer (the one within the grey tube). I consider it as extra of an on a regular basis look, so in the event you like pure-wanting pores and skin as a lot as I do, it might be match for you.
This light-weight primer smooths pores to a larger diploma than Natural Radiance, and it additionally mattes down the pores and skin to cover shine. I prefer to apply it to areas that I don’t need to be tremendous dewy, like the middle of my brow.
Fast Response Eye Cream ($32)
An oldie but goodie for smoothing your underneath-eye space earlier than concealer. I additionally like to combine it into liquid concealers to sheer them out for a extra pure look.
Prep + Prime Lip ($18.50)
This is the one merchandise within the assortment that I’m simply “meh” about… It’s like a elaborate clear lip balm.
On-The-Go Prep Set ($35)
By the way in which, there’s additionally a cute little limited edition trial kit in the collection for $35 with a bunch of MAC priming products, so in the event you’re new to the world of MAC primers, that may be a great way to go.
One final thing…
Ask me something! If there’s the rest you’d prefer to learn about any of those merchandise, LET ME KNOW. After years of utilizing them, I do know them fairly properly.
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,
P.S. Happy hump day. 🐫