M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder 9g
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M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder sets makeup invisibly and reduces shine for a matte finish. Available in one universal colour that suits all shades, this loose setting powder can be worn over makeup or on bare, moisturised skin for a velvety smooth finish.
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- Oiliness and shine
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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4.3 of 45 reviews
76% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
Loving this - it helps with my oily t-zone without completely mattifying my skin. I like a glowy look and just use the powder on my t-zone. Helps my makeup last
Most Helpful Criticism
it does set the makeup but it is a bit drying under the eyes and has some flashback.
Average productVery average product
It’s ok, but expensiveverified purchaserIt’s an ok product, however, it’s quite expensive for what it is. Could get a cheaper version that does the same effect.
PerfectLoving this - it helps with my oily t-zone without completely mattifying my skin. I like a glowy look and just use the powder on my t-zone. Helps my makeup last
averageit does set the makeup but it is a bit drying under the eyes and has some flashback.
great powderI love setting my Mac foundation with this finishing powder. makes my foundation last all day
Great for oily skini have such oily skin and this product had always been my best friend. it soaks up the excess oil from the face especially my nose and gives me a fresh look. great for touch ups during the day
AverageI only use this to set my concealer and it is a little drying. A bit expensive also.
Perfect for oily skinI use this on top of my makeup and even when I'm not wearing makeup, it is so good at controlling oily skin and doesn't leave a white powdered look behind. It also feels nice & light on the skin
Great for oily skinSo great on my oily skin. It controls the oiliness and gives my skin a naturally soft finish!
Love!verified purchaserThis product is amazing! I changed to this when Laura Mercier was not being stocked and believe it to be on par with the Laura Mercier translucent powder.
Great product, but expensive and doesn't last longI love this product for under my eyes, however if you use it every day then it does not last long at all, and considering the price, this is a big con - I prefer the RCMA translucent powder - it lasts forever and has fuller coverage.
Middle RangeThis is a good product, sets well to control shine but I prefer to use something like studio fix powder.
Great but would prefer if it lasts longerIt really does help to get a matte finish and helps with controlling sebum which is really important for anyone like me - with combination or oily skin. The particles are really fine letting in set in well on top of the foundation without unnecessary build-up. Would love if it could last longer than 6-8 hours but still really good.
Great powderI have oily eye lids so I use this along with the Mac eye primer to prevent transfer under my eyes. I also use this on my face particularly oily t-zone area. Looks natural and helps to keep my makeup in place.loose powder can be a little messy so I’m always careful when taking the lid off.
Natural lookingI'm not a big fan of powders and don't use them much. I use this to set under my eyes and around my nose if I'm having a long day, really helps makeup stay in place
Works so wellSets the makeup perfectly and looks so natural
love itThis is a very light weight powder, only downfall is that it comes in a loose version because they can be very messy LOL
Otherwise I live it underneath my eyes as its crease free and in my oily areas
Stops OilSo far using this product I have found the oily areas in my T zone have not been anywhere near as oily during the day.
Use to set liquid foundationI use this to set my face when I'm doing a high coverage foundation look. I find it helps prevent the foundation from rubbing off and getting all over my clothes.
Not greatI find that this can make your skin too pale if you don't use it super lightly, as it is a white powder. It is ok to help with oily skin to reduce the shine, but again, it's easy to overuse. It falls everywhere and is very difficult to put on as the pot is small but there's a lot of powder. I don't really like this product
Great for oily skin typesThis is a lovely setting powder but best suited for oily skin types as it can be quite drying on already dryer skin types. Works well
Great productI use this product over my studio fix fluid foundation. It keeps everything in place nicely without creasing or defining fine lines. Less is definitely more, so this tub will last about 12 months. I have added it to my ‘must have’ list.
Not a fanI feel this powder ran out way too quickly. I dont like the consistency. There is better transparent powders on the market
Not greatFound this to really make my skin look dry. Also not good in photos.
FantasticI just received this and it’s fabulous! I love it, wish it was bigger tho but I guess you don’t need to use a lot, I’ll definitely be buying more
Not the bestI found this powder clinging to dry patches when I baked with it ,and has the worst flashback ! Started using cotys airspun after and had no issues with that powder . Won’t be repurchasing
Oily T-Zone's new BFFI've been using this for years - so finely milled and doesn't leave a weird colour on your face when used in flash photography. Lasts for a long time. Great staple product
Lovely setting powderI love how fine this powder is, sets makeup well, without looking powdery. I find that it didn't have flashback, but I do layer bronzer over the top - maybe that helps. I use for every event/wedding etc I go to, for extra longevity of makeup.
Keeps oil at bay all dayThis powder is the best for controlling shine and oil. Only need to apply a thin layer once in the morning and it lasts me all day. The formula is super thin and doesn't look cakey either which is a bonus
Amazing!This gives the perfect Matte finish and really sets my makeup in place all night, love it
BeautifulThis is a gorgeous finish powder - never leaves flashback and goes on really finely
LoveAmazing finishing powder, love the finish this gives.
Use it everyday!I love this powder! I use it to set my foundation and it ensures my makeup looks fresh and in place all day. A little goes a long way - this product lasts a long time!
Best out thereHands down best translucent setting powder out there. I have been using my tub for a while now.. So a little definitely goes a long while. Its great value for money and you are really paying for a good product. I love how my face feels after, its matifying but not drying. Very easy to swipe across my face and I find it makes my foundation last all 8 hours. I like that its talc free too.
Flashback in photos and priceyI would not repurchase this product, simply because it is quite pricey compared to other ones you can get at the drugstore (which will also not give you flashback!). The powder itself is fine for application, and is not drying, nor does it settle in fine lines or anything, shame about flashback!
GreatReally like this, its easy to use and super fine so it melts in well.
Its alrightThis is an alright finishing powder. Unfortunately this does have a lot of flashback in pics which I dont love.
Great setting powder but does have flashback in photosGreat finely milled setting powder. I use this for daytime as it keeps my oily skin under control. You do get flashback with this in photos so I wouldn't recommend it for an event where you'll be photographed.
Good powder for day timeI only use this when I know I wont be going out at night as it flashes back! Good powder but prefer a foundation powder for night
Dont TouchThis powder is only good if you don't plan on taking photos of your makeup. The main ingredient is Silica which is known for flashing back white under flash photography. Yes it helps to smooth lines on the skin but looking like im covered in baby powder isnt worth it to me.
no flashbacki love the invisible matte finish, really sets makeup and controls shine and absorbs oil. Doesnt leave a white cast on the face and is suitable for flash photography too!
Used for yearsI've been using this for years - so finely milled and doesn't leave a weird colour on your face when used in flash photography. Lasts for a long time. Great staple product
FabulousFabulous powder. Gives me a great finish and just helps everything look better.
Feels amazingI use this to set the concealer under my eyes and it’s the only one I’ve found that doesn’t cause creasing when applied over it. Also feels silky smooth and doesn’t cause a white cast in real life or photos.
Have bought again and againThe makeup world has probably hit saturation point with translucent powders by now, but this is the only one that I’ve ever used up three times. It is completely transparent, you get a good amount of product for your money, it feels amazing on the skin and I like to use it over moisturiser in my t-zone if I need to look good in a hurry.