Mac Lip Prep + Prime Review

by mehak on August 9, 2012

in A+, Lip Products, MAC, Reviews


Mac Lip Prep and Prime Review

Guest Post by Dhara

Face primers have gained a place for themselves in each beauty addict’s vanity case. What with the multiple choices available in the market. After going through tubes of face primers and eye lid primer ( eye shadow base) and not to forget the one of its kind, MAC’s under eye primer, we now have a primer for lips ! Presenting to you MAC Prep+Prime Lip. In the words of MAC Senior Artists Fatima and Fabiana ” MAC Lip Prep+Prime works as velcro for your lipstick.” (On Twitter)

This statement makes it pretty much clear what MAC Lip Prep+Prime is.

MAC describes:
A colour-free base to wear under lipstick. Adds light moisture, smooths and refines the lips. Improves the appearance of applied lip products.

My stint with this stick started after I bought the 1st MAC lipstick of my life, which is also my 1st and favorite nude ‘Spirit’. All my 1st-MAC-Lipstick-Excitement got washed away when ‘Spirit’ started showing even the minutest of fine lines and dry/chapped skin on my lips !! To my horror even scrubbed lips didn’t go well with Spirit. It was then that the MUA  gave me Prep+Prime Lip.

But what is Prep+Prime Lip exactly ? Coming in a slim twist up stick, MAC Prep+Prime Lip is almost like a lip balm. It moisturizes as well as creates a base for the lipstick and gives it an even surface to glide on. And glide the lipstick does. Its moisturizing properties are not as good as something like Vaseline lip balm and hence can’t be worn alone but I have been using this under my lipstick even in 5 degrees temperature and my lips didn’t look chapped. It minimizes the look of fine lines and smoothens any dead skin flakes which might be visible on the lips. I am able to wear light colored lipsticks only because of this lip primer since lights and nudes tend to accentuate rough, chapped lips.

It is also said to prevent feathering or bleeding of the lipstick but I don’t remember having that problem with any of the lipsticks I own so I honestly can’t comment regarding this particular benefit. But I have come to love it so much that using Lip Prep+Prime has now become a habit and the 2 sticks in the pics are a proof ;) The 1st stick lasted me almost 2 yrs but I used it only about twice a week on average.

Before MAC Lip Prep and Prime

After MAC Lip Prep and Prime

Rating: A+

Price: Rs 1000 for 1.7 gms

Recommendation: The Mac Lip Prep and Prime is an all in one lip solution- a chapstick that heavily moisturizes , is lightweight ,  elongates the wear of lipsticks, helps them not to settle into fine lines and creates a smooth surface for any lip product to be glided on! Absolutely recommend!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

tanveer August 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I love this!! I use it everyday & just can’t wear lipstick without it.. :D


Kejal August 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I m eyeing this since I’ve heard of it from Tanveer. Question is: why do u have two? :p


Dhara August 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Coz the 1st stick is about to get over :p and why would I let go of an opportunity to shop at MAC ?? ;)


Dolon August 10, 2012 at 5:45 am

Me eyeing this one too but I always end up buying a lipstick instead :(


shivani August 10, 2012 at 9:36 am

same here! spending 1K on this does not click with me :(


bridal hair and makeup August 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

this is an awesome product from MAC very good to nourish ur lips


Tanmayee August 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm

one can see the difference actually :)


Swati R August 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

nice stick but i would spend this money on a new lipstick lols :)


Jyoti August 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

This sounds good bt then i can get a lipstick in that price. :P


Nidhi Pandey August 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Hey Dhara Nice review!
Hey Mehak..was curious to know something…
I’ve seen like almost all Beauty bloggers rave about MAC products… but since I am a work from home person…dnt move out unless social gatherings/functions/just a drive….. and hence I donot need products which have like SUPER lasting power..which are the brand which can be considered safe for the skin easy on pocket and also feel good to apply ones..? ( I use Lakme n Chambor and 1-2 products from Revlon..Is MAC really worth investing for people like me ?)
too many questions in one comment :P


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