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M.A.C Prep and Prime BB Beauty Balm



Yesterday I got sidetracked in Selfridges (as I always do whenever I enter the shop). I ended up spending a long time at the M.A.C. counter, staring in awe at their amazing selection of make up. Primers are a fairly new make up phenomenon, and since I first discovered them 15 months ago I am a fully fledged convert- sometimes opting to ditch the foundation all together in favour of primers, creating a much more natural look. I am incredibly lucky in that I don't suffer from spots and my skin isn't oily, therefore I was advised by the M.A.C. consultant that my skin would be more suited to the compact beauty balm in a solid cream formula, which provides a lighter and more natural coverage than the tinted cream.



Today was my first day using the product, and I am already in love with it! I have used two different primers previously, (Benefit's 'Porefessional', which aims to minimise the appearance of pores and Benefit's 'Stay Flawless' which helps keep your make up in place all day long), and although both of these products work fantastically, I was after a primer which contained a hint of colour and would even out my skin tone. The M.A.C. beauty balm feels so light and silky, and makes my skin look smooth and even- (someone even commented that my face looked like it had been photoshopped!), so this product is a definite keeper in my eyes!

Priced at £24, as with all M.A.C. products, it is much more expensive than your average drug store brand, however the quality is definitely reflected in the price so I would 100% recommend spending more if you want a high quality product that really does work!

Leave your lovely comments below and let me know what your favourite primer is! Thank you so much for your continued support... if you're a new visitor I would love it if you would follow me on bloglovin' too! 
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50 comments

  1. Can never go wrong with a good MAC product :D

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    1. I completely agree! cant resist! xx

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  2. MAC is used by makeup professionals for a reason!

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  3. Need to try this! I have a little sample of the silicon-based Prep and Prime product they do but I need to give it a proper go

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    1. it's really great.. the price is a little high but it is definitely worth it! xx

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  4. I've always wanted to try this! I want to try it even more now!!!x

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  5. I will definitely try this! After your lovely review i want to buy one today! Haha! xx

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    1. aw thanks lovely! let me know if you get it, it's such a great product xx

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  6. Ooo, I haven't tried this before! I'm a total MAC junkie and I struggle to find many of their products that I have not been really impressed with. I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for this as it sounds right up my street! xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive.

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  7. This looks so gorgeous! I only own one MAC product (a lipstick) but I might invest in this. Great post xo

    EmsAlice // Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. MAC lipsticks are amazing, but I love their whole make up range! xx

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  8. Very nice!
    http://life15juicy.wordpress.com/

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  9. I really need to find a decent primer and this sounds perfect! xx
    Jessie || All Things Beautiful - X

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    1. it is so good! i feel so airbrushed when i have it on haha! xx

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  10. I'm definitely swaying towards MAC products recently because of the great reviews, so will have to give this a try!
    Erin x
    http://whatthreewore.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love all mac makeup, but this is my new absolute favourite! xx

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  11. I absolutely adore all of MAC's products, 90% of my makeup collection is taken up by them, but I have to say I've never before thought of buying their beauty balm! I'll definitely have to give it a go now, thanks for a great review! xo

    Lucy-J Loves | UK Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. i love mac too! this product is amazing youll love it xx

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  12. I've never used MAC products before, but I've heard great things! I might have to give this one a try!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  13. I might need to give this a try! I always have to avoid the Mac counter whenever I'm near.. it's dangerous!

    Baby Rebel

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    1. i agree! i spent so much money there xx

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  14. Love it! Have been looking for a primer to even out my skin tone so will defo need to try this out. Can't go wrong with MAC x

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    1. its so fantastic at creating such a natural looking even skin tone! youll love it xx

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  15. I've never invested in a MAC product before, really tempted after reading this! xx
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    1. aw you should do theyre so amazing! xx

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  16. I definitely should try out more mac products!

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  17. I'm glad this worked out well for you :) The Porefessional is one of my favourites - I also like The Body Shop's instablur it just does something to your skin which makes it better but I have no idea what it is!
    Anjna Harish

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    1. I do still love the porefessional, but i love that now I can substitute foundation all together! xx

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    1. it's amazing you should try it :) xx

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  19. I'm ashamed that I've never tried MAC products !

    love, Turn it inside out

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    1. ahah your bank balance will probably thank you! you should try them though, they're great xx

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  20. Will definitely be taking a look at this next time I'm out shopping it looks fab x

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  21. this is a great review thx. I never bought it cause i didnt know if its worth it, but i'll give it a try :-)

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  22. Omg I am obsessed with the mac bb primer. I actually did a blog post about it as well!! I was introduced to it a year ago, and love the natural coverage it gives me! Like you I too have normal skin making this product the way to go for me!! I really enjoyed reading your posts, and I will continue staying up to date on ur blog as i hope you do on mine! Follow me on bloglovin & instagram as well :) Have a good night girly!!!

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    Rox
    PS Congrats at the London Blog awards, that is an awesome achievement.. I hope to get there some day! I just started writing posts a few weeks ago, and gaining followers!! xoxo
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    1. It's amazing isnt it! aww thank you so much! what a lovely comment! xx

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  23. I want to become beautiful point, so recently wanted to buy some cosmetics to dress themselves, do not know mac makeup good or not, many of my friends are using.

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