MAC continues to perfect their line with some prime additions!
It’s spring and that means we’re all looking for the same thing – a fresh, dewy face that’s free of imperfections. It’s the perfect backdrop for any springtime look – whether you’re going soft and feminine or bold and bright. And MAC’s latest face prepping products, the Primed For Perfection collection, can help us all get that effortless, radiant look.
The new four piece collection will be added to MAC’s permanent line and features products designed to prep, prime, brighten and highlight skin towards a glowing, flawless complexion. That got my attention!
First up the Prep+Prime Vibrancy Eye ($30). At first, I thought this product was more like an eyelid primer/base, but this little miracle offers instant help to the entire eye area – especially under the eyes. Dark circles and puffy eyes are targeted in the short-term with it’s illuminating moisture, and in the long-term with it’s Vitamin C Complex with Melannite. This formula “targets the three main causes for dark under eye circles – pigmentation, visibly weakened capillaries” for lasting results.
I’ve just started to use my Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye so I’m still waiting on those long-term results, but for now, this moisturizing primer is helping to keep my eyes looking bright and fresh. Just a tiny pump of the lightweight, sheer nude primer is enough for both eye areas. Use your fingertips and pat lightly and you’re done.
According to Nick Gavrelis (MAC VP of Global Product Development), the Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye “perfects the skin for concealer application” but I’ve found on a good day, I can skip the under eye concealer.
This luminescent primer adds a just a touch of sheer coverage and brightens the area enough to get me through a “no make-up” day. And when I’ve slept less than 8 hours, the Prep + Prime helps my concealers glide on and stay put, while adding a touch of light.
Next up, the Prep + Prime Highlighters ($30) which are going to make multi-tasking ladies very happy…
These amazing shaded highlighters provide sheer color that can highlight the face, brighten the eyes and even cover slight imperfections. Even better, they can be used at ANYTIME – over or under makeup!
The Prep + Prime Highlighters are available in three hues:
Bright Forecast – a medium peachy nude
Radiant Rose – a light, bright pink
Light Boost – a soft yellow nude
These click brush highlighters are pretty amazing! My one complaint (the same one I always have for click-y makeup) is the number of clicks it takes to get the product. Storing the pen brush side down helps, because this is one product you’ll want to take everywhere.
Because once you’ve clicked out the luminescent cream, everything’s golden…or Radiant Rose in my case. I tested this almost nude pink highlighter and was astounded at it’s uses. It’s great as a creamy, eye-brightening concealer and an eye-opening brow bone highlighter. I also have used it to hide teeny discolorations on my face and as a highlighting flush (in place of or over blush) on my cheeks.
Overall, I was thrilled with the natural glow and illuminating coverage of the Primed for Perfection collection. If you are in need of some help in obtaining a youthful glow, get to your local MAC counter and check them out!
MAC Primer for Perfection Collection
Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye
$30.00 U.S./$36.50 CDN
Prep + Prime Highlighter
Light Boost – Soft yellow cream
Bright Forecast – Mid-tone peachy coral
Radiant Rose – Light shell pink
$23.00 U.S./$27.50 CDN
Readers – are you ready to get Primed for a Perfect Complexion?
Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.
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