MAC Prep+ Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere Review & Swatch-
Hola lovely ladies !
Last week i went out to the MAC store for the meet and greet hosted by the Akriti Sachdev a well known young bridal makeup artist with bollywood makeup artist Mickey Contractor, taking this opportunity to my advantage i restocked my primer 😉 Yes i’m a MACholic! I love MAC and this primer is my holy grail ! But i promise that this review will be a unbiased one!
What MAC Says-
A makeup primer specifically beneficial for oily and combination skin types
A silky gel emulsion, rich in natural ingredients,that hydrate and primes to improve foundation or powder application, controls oil and promote smooth texture. Vitamin E and C protects with antioxidants, while caffeine calms skin. Illuminating pearl powder reflect optic radiance. Now in two shades: Radiant Yellow is especially effective on deeper skin tones and Radiant Pink for fairer skin tones. The formula disappears upon application, resulting in a beneficial glow.
Key Claims and Benefits:
- Controls Oil.
- Provides long-term hydration.
- Smoothens and softens skin.
- Improves radiance.
- Refines skin.
- Silicone free.
Smooth evenly all over the face or to the desired area after moisturizer(right before foundation) with fingertips, sponge or brush.
Price :Rs.2900/- for 50ml.
My take on the MAC Prep+ Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere:
Packaging: As a default like any other MAC product,this comes in a black cardboard box but with some shimmery particles on it.The product comes in a tall cylindrical black plastic bottle with a pump dispenser which dispenses the right amount of the product and has never failed to do so.The can is very light weight and extremely travel friendly.
Product: The product comes in two shades- “ Radiant Yellow” and “Radiant Pink” which which matches yellow and pink undertones respectively.The cap of the can has a colour coded sticker on top of it which helps one identify if they have got Radiant Yellow or Radiant Pink.
The product is gel based and is free from silicones (yay for the ones who aren’t fond of silicone based primers) ,it is really lightweight and glides on smoothly,nourishes and preps the skin for makeup.It also has a subtle radiance.
I remember attending a seminar recently and I was back home only by 10pm or so and i was shocked to see my makeup fresh and intact so i confidently can comment on the long staying power of the product as it had stayed up for a good 9 hours on me.!
The product doesn’t have any impact on pores, blemishes or skin discoloration.The company does not make any claim regarding this.
The MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere is also eligible for the Back to MAC program. For those who don’t know what it is : By returning six (6) MAC primary packaging containers to a MAC counter you’ll receive a free MAC lipstick of your choice.
Pros of the MAC Prep+ Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere:
- Makes skin glow and makes makeup pop
- Has skin beneficial ingredients
- Travel friendly packaging
- Can be used in day or night
- The pump dispenser maintains hygine and gets the required amount of product
- Ease of availability compared to other primers like Tom ford illuminating primer.
Cons of the MAC Prep+ Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere:
Honestly speaking there’s nothing much to say about this primer except for the fact that it is on the pricier end.
Swatch of the MAC Prep+ Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere-
My Rating : 4.5/5
Would I recommend the MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere?
Absolutely! I would recommend the MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere to those who love gel based primers which gives us a illusion that we have nothing on our skin.! And i definitely would encourage everyone else to try it out..!
Review by- Aswini Ramesh