MAC Prep + Prime Lip Review

I like to think that I’m immune to the sales pressure of the MAC artists, but my ownership of Prep + Prime Lip proves the contrary. I was at the counter purchasing a couple lippies when the artist asked me about Prep + Prime Lip. She then looked at me aghast when I told her that I don’t use a primer when I wear dark lipstick. Long story short… I bought it.

“A colour-free base to wear under lipstick. Adds light moisture, smoothes andrefines the lips. Improves the appearance of applied lip products.”

When applied MAC Prep + Prime Lip feels very similar to a lip balm. I like to let it sit on the lips for about two minutes before I apply lipstick on top. Overall I am very pleased with the purchase and it does what it says it does! I really like how smooth the lipsticks apply and how moisturized my lips feel underneath. I think this product is great for someone that wears bright/dark lips frequently or suffers from dry lips. I don’t think this primer extends the wear time, but it definitely makes wearing lipsticks much more comfortable.

I highly recommend this product and will definitely be repurchasing when I’m finished with this one!

I feel like there are primers for just about everything these days… do you think they are necessary?

Do you use a lip primer?


One thought on “MAC Prep + Prime Lip Review

  1. helen at thelovecatsinc

    this sounds lovely! i usually just stick to balm though

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  2. RosyChicc

    This sounds lovely hun. I have very dry lips and any help in this department would be great! I am using lip balm now but I find that it reduces the staying power a bit and I hope this one won't 🙂 Great review!

    Andrea | RosyChicc

  3. Halima - Fashionicide

    Hmm.. Never really thought about a lip primer. Sometimes I'll apply a bit of my face primer onto my lips. May have to have a look next time I'm in town! x

  4. Christine B.

    I never saw the point of something like this but I've heard so many people rave about it so I'd like to get it soon.I wear bright or dark lipstick a lot so I think I'd get use out of it.Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Gemma Turner

    I often wondered about this! I like to think that lip balms are essentially lip primers.. I swear by a face and lid primer, I just don't know if a lip primer appeals! xxx

    Gemma| ♥Miss Makeup Magpie

  6. kissandmakeupsbeautyblog

    I've never used a lip primer. When I worked as a make-up artist I did sometimes dab a little foundation on the models' lips first, but I never used actual primer.

  7. Kendra C

    Great post Sarah! I have used this product before and I agree it makes the lipstick more comfortable on the lips. I always use a really hydrating lip balm before my lipstick, it seems to do the trick.


  8. Brigitte Honeybee

    no iv never used a lip primer.. unless lipbalm counts?.. no? didnt think so lol.
    iv always been curious though. great review.

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  9. asianhomie101

    I've never used a lip primer before, but this one seems interesting! It would've been nice if it did extend lasting powder though…. definitely something lip products junkies should check out XD
    <3 Pauline, Addicted to Makeup

  10. Maybe Its Megan Leigh

    I've only tried benefits lip primer & didn't really like it, it gave my lips the concealer lip effect, this mac one does look & sounds much better! Those sneaky mac sales girls are to good at there job haha I often get persuaded to buy more than I went in for.
    You've got a lovely blog, now following 🙂
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

  11. The Beauty Blahg

    I think primers make a HUGE difference. For me anyway. I haven't tried any lip primers though!

  12. Daphne Shen

    I don't think I've heard of this yet! I know that Too Faced also has a lip primer but I'm still on the fence about them…waiting to hear more on what people think about the primers!

    You have a lovely blog! You got your newest follower! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

  13. Anonymous

    About a week ago, my lips began burning. I've always just used cheap lip balm. I began wearing MAC lipstick several months ago. I'm wondering if they're just so drying that my lips are starting to burn. Do you think this could help that?? I'm thinking I should give it a try because I'm NOT about to give up lipstick. I read your blog religiously, thanks!

  14. alisonc

    I bought this and really like it.
    Lipsticks don't last long on me.This makes them last a little longer, but what I really like is that it makes re-application so much easier.It keeps the lips smooth throughout the day.


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