18 November 2014

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact | Review

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MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact - £30

A lovely MAC make-up artist at Schiphol Airport persuaded me to try out the Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm when I explained that I never get on well with BB creams, but I'm fed up of using foundation all the time.

MAC's Prep + Prime Beauty Balm Compact is a great little product. It's got a creamy texture to it that offered semi-sheer coverage. Compared to various BB creams I tried in the past, I thought this compact helps to reduce the appearance of my pores more, yet doesn't give strong coverage like foundation. I guess as it's called 'prep and prime', it's not supposed to... Maybe I expected more for the price tag!

It's easy to blend on your skin, but the product doesn't exactly sink into your skin. I'm used to my skin feeling like it can breathe during the day (mineral-based foundation is my current go-to) so I'm not quite used to this one. It doesn't feel like I've got it completely caked on my face, but I do know that it's there.

I do love how my skin is more illuminated, without looking like I've got a sweat on. However I would use this more during the summer, when my skin is probably at its best. It's also got SPF30 in it which is a good little bonus!

Has this product won me over? I wouldn't say so. I think it's great to keep in my handbag so I can touch up during the day if needed, and I'll happily use this now and again in general. I won't be swapping my foundation for this just yet though!


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