*cough, cough ignore the flower pot in the background the cup is sitting on my makeup desk and that pot holds dirty brushes that need to be cleaned. I just thought ti was cute and decided to use it for this instead of plants, because I am not blessed with a green thumb.*
So today I thought it would be great to share with you a new brand that I have been trying you. I am currently waiting on UPS to bring me my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette from Sephora, so while I had a minute I thought I would share some information for those looking for a primer. I find that being someone that loves beauty I come across many things that are hit and miss and I love sharing these with all of you. Some times I feel that there are products that just don't work for me, but that doesn't mean that they will not work for you.
Today I want to talk about bit about MAC Cosmetics. I know that some cringe when they hear the mention of this brand. Yes, none of their products are cheap, but I feel that most of their stuff is a great investment. Specifically I want to talk about MAC Prep+Prime Skin Refine Zone Treatment.
As always when it comes to makeup I want to mention that I have extremely oily skin and need products that are going to help with oil control. I am not going to flood this post with pictures because let's face it this is not something that is pretty to look at. The packaging is just like all of the other Prep+Prime packing, being that it is black with sparkles. I personally love the packaging and feel that it is super chic. What I feel is most important is how it works. I must admit that I purchased this based on a recommendation from a You Tube guru. After seeing reviews raving about this I thought that it would be revolutionary.
I will say that this is not something I can use alone to combat all my skin issues. I typically use this, along with the Benefit POREfessional, which I pat over the large pores closer to my nose. The MAC Primer claims to minimize pores, but I find that this just works on me for oil control. Is this a Miracle product? No, I do think that it is amazing on me, and considering it retails at $21 I do not think it is a must have. I find that this does control oil for me, and reduces the number of times I have to blot a day. As far as this being a stand alone product, referring to it being able to do everything I need it to do and that it claims to do, it doesn't hold up.
Will I buy this again? I probably will at some point. Is it worth it? May be to some people. Until then, I still am on the hunt for a product that will help with large pores and oil control. If you are someone that wants a great primer that is looking for a mattefying primer then this is a good one. I find that it truly does help with oily control, but considering I am looking for something more out of a product...my search will continue.
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