Saturday, 4 May 2013

MAC Prep and Prime for Eyes - Review

Today I want to share with you a disappointing product from my beloved MAC. I'm not normally one for impulse buys when it comes to make-up, especially high end, but I had run out of my Urban Decay Primer Potion and so picked up this MAC Prep+Prime Eyes (£12.50) instead since I was ordering some other MAC bits. Big Mistake.





This product looks innocent enough - in the shade LIGHT it's a nude cream in a cute little pot and would last you ages even using it everyday. However when you spread a little of the product on the eyelid, it immediately begins to crease, and gives an unattractive finish. Even putting only a little on, you still get this problem. Shadows do not last any longer with this as a base, and crease really badly. The only good thing this primer has going for it is the fact that it makes shadows brighter and more vivid. I would use this only for shadows that I'd only want to be wearing for a couple of hours maximum. I'm definitely going to be sticking with my Urban Decay Primer Potion in future! AVOID!

Amy
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22 comments:

  1. Such a shame it's not good!
    Great Review!
    Lauren x

    My Blog: http://thebeaubow.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Oh no! Not good, think I'll give this one a miss. I can highly recommend the No7 eye base though, much cheaper and gives a smooth finish all day!
    Great review :)
    Xxxx

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  3. Great to write an good honest review. I've always heard about the Urban Decay Primer, so I think I will try that out next time.

    Lyndsay
    www.fizzypeaches.com

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  4. Too bad it didn't work out :(
    Thanks for the honest review!

    xx


    http://truthaboutcosmetics.blogspot.be/

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  5. That's such a shame that it's not very good :/ Love the Urban Decay Primer Potion!

    Hannah x

    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Nothin beats UD Primer Potion! It is like having your eyeshadows painted on your lids! I sometimes to have to work a bit hard to get them to blend nicely when I us the UD PP, but it is worth the long lasting wear in the end. I wear my makeup from about 6 AM till 8 PM and love not having to worry about my eyeshadow creasing or fading. xxx

    bouncingbabs.blogspot.com

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  7. This is such a sad thing to read that you didn't like it, especially when you can't get refunds and they are so expensive! :(

    Dusterknuckles | Fashion // Beauty // Lifestyle

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  8. I am so glad I read this because I was going to pick some of this up when I go shopping next. I really need a good primer for my eyes but will definitely be avoiding this. I'm gonna check out the Urban Decay one instead so thanks for the tip!

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  9. Ah what a shame! good to know though

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  10. I've still never bought myself a MAC product! I think my first purchase will be a lipstick after reading this, a lot of people Ive seen review MAC face products aren't impressed but no one has ever seemed to be unimpressed by their lip colour xx

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    1. A lipstick was my first MAC purchase and they are brilliant :) XX

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  11. I have never tried any mac products yet :( so will remember not to buy this haha tbh I have never used a primer either :O I have heard lots of good reviews about Lime Crime and Urban Decays primers so these are brands I would go for x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  12. That's so disappointing! it had such good potential.

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh no! It's a shame this primer is so disappointing!

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com

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  14. well this sucks. i love my urband decay primer potion and got my hands on a few when i was in nyc since i can't pick them up where i live and i was looking for a new primer because my urban decay ones are almost empty and i almost got the mac one. i'm so glad i didn't.
    xx

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  15. Nice review, Amy! I just LOVE reading your blog as it is very helpful xx

    prettythings56.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. It's such a shame this didn't work for you - I'll definitely be avoiding! x

    lamourjosie.com

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  17. oooh great review... that's so annoying - i hate when a product disappoints! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hey! Love your blog! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! :) details on my blog!
    Kelly xo

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Oh I would be annoyed xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Such a good review an such a shame it wasnt any good! I love mac lipsticks but i dont think i'll be trying this

    www.itsflashyfash.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Oh no, and it looks so wonderful! Thanks, now I know to avoid.

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Reading your comments makes my day :)