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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact

Being a massive fan of a light, sheer base, especially in the Summer, I couldn't resist picking this up when I was at the Cosmetics Company Outlet store in York last month (especially with £7 off the £25 RRP). Seriously, if you've never been to a CCO I suggest you find your nearest store and get yaselves there! I'd never read any reviews or seen anyone speak about this product, but the words Beauty Balm & Compact just drew me in and I couldn't let myself put it back down once I'd had a little play with it. 

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact comes in 12 shades, has an SPF 30 and comes housed in a sleek black compact with a generous mirror and round white sponge. I got the shade medium which is a pretty good match for me. MAC say:
Face prepping and priming in a solid cream formula that perfects, protects, evens out and illuminates the compelxion for flawless results. Creamy emollients and optical pearl pigments blend with powerful SPF protection. Natural, semi translucent shades in a compact.
I find this best to apply firstly with fingers as I find the warmth from my fingertips helps to work it into the skin. I then go in with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to really buff it in. I absolutely love the finish this gives on the skin. It looks so natural and has a wonderful dewy glow to it. It's definitely a sheer coverage so won't cover any hefty blemishes or skin problems, but it evens out skintone really nicely. I have to say though, the lasting power isn't great with this, so setting it with a lightweight powder is definitely the way to go. If you want a lightweight BB cream for the summer, then give this beauty a go.
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* = Press Sample


  1. This seems like a really intriguing product, does it tend to cling to dry patches or anything? Lovely post xx

  2. It hasn't yet but my skins behaving itself at the moment haha x

  3. I'll Be Ready In Five10 July 2015 at 02:07

    I really really wanna get my hands on it!! :)


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