Friday, August 20, 2010

Product Review: MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

At a Glance:
Price: US$22 / RM90
Weight: 8g / 0.28 US. Oz.
Made in: USA
Likes: Fine texture, keeps face shine free, gives a beautiful soft focus glow!
Gripes: Tub is abit small to use with a puff!
Repurchase: Yes! :D
Jenn's Rating: 4.5 Stars! Me really really likey!! :D


Product Description

A silky finishing powder that provides an invisible way to set makeup. Reduces shine while optically minimizing the look of pores, lines, imperfections. Available in one universal colour that suits all shades. Wear over makeup or on bare, moisturized skin.

Actual Product Pic:

Pigmentation & Color:

This loose powder is white in color, but it disappears into your skin once you apply it on your face! :D

Texture & Scent:

This powder is very fine so it blends into your skin easily for a flawless look! :D Be careful not to breathe though when powdering your nose! Because this of how fine this powder is you may just well inhale some of the powder causing your throat to feel funny (speaking from experience here... *slaps self at own stupidity*)! This one doesn't have a scent to it! :D


This powder comes in a plastic tub with a screw off lid. Like all loose powders, i don't recommend peeling off the protective sticker to prevent a mini (or major depending on how vigorous you shake the tub) explosion everytime you open the lid:

What you can do is to prick holes through the sticker with a needle so that the dispensing holes are smaller! Works all the time for mua! :D

Here's a picture of the box it came in:

Some of you more observant ones will notice that this used to be 9 grams and costs RM82? Now it's 8 grams only and selling at RM90! Dontcha HATE it when this happens? :(

Time Test:
This powder lasts about 6 hours on me before i feel the need to touch up! :)

Price & Availability:
This powder is priced at US$22 / RM90 each, and should be available at all MAC counters / stores as well as on their website! :)

I use this one almost daily now, even on no makeup days to mattify my face after applying sunblock! :D

My $0.02:

After my beloved Loreal Translucide loose powder permenantly disappeared from the shelves, I honestly thought that i will never find a loose powder that works as well for me (haha ok, i'm being such a drama queen here! :P But that's my totally honest feeling!)!

Enters this product. I didn't quite buy the silica powder hype previously so this slipped under my radar for awhile! But after hearing raves and raves about how this makes people look miraculously air brushed and glowy, i cannot help but to be curious about this product! Could this be the reincarnation of the Loreal one i used to love? Yes, and so much more!! :D

This powder is so finely milled, so it just blends into your skin beautifully without a trace! It also imparts a lovely airbrushed finished that makes my skin look so flawless! :D This also offers decent oil control, and it lasts longer than the Loreal one too! :D

The only thing i didn't like about this product? The tub is abit small to fit a decently sized puff in there! Ok i know that this is not really a very valid gripe, but since i prefer using a puff than a brush i find this annoying! lol!! :D

All in all i think that this is an amazing product, and i'll surely repurchase when i run out! :D

Credit: Product pic from


  1. Loose powder form from MAC? Cool~~
    But I dun usually use loose powder eh..Even my charcott, I can't even finish it..

  2. wow..this sounds like a good product, I haven't been using much loose setting powder lately

  3. This sounds like a great product, you're tempting me to try it. Thanks for the review.

  4. Uhmm... 26 Baht?! *scratch head*...

  5. Slowbrogal: Ooohh ic!! Loose powder is all i use nowadays!! Too lazy to put on other things! Hehehe!! :D

  6. Nikki: Icic!! Yeah you should try this one (or get it for your kit)! :D It's really good! :D

  7. gio: haha you're most welcome girl!! :P

  8. Foxy Frangipani: thanks soo much for highlighting!! Removed that now! ;)


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