How To Use the MAC Prep + Prime Highlighters To Look Well Rested (Even When You’re Not)

Published in: MAC Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Video

DUDE. Ever have one of those mornings when you look in the mirror and the first thing that pops into your head is, “Dayummmm, Gina! I look hella tired”?


Or something to that effect?

Well, that’s me. Every. Single. Day.

Earlier this week, in my ongoing good fight effort to change that, I picked up a couple of MAC Prep + Prime Highlighters, hoping they’d help me look better rested.

Incidentally…these were part of a larger stress shopping-related haul, but that’s a story for another time, LOL!

Where was I…? Ah! Yes, because I’m a curious kitty, I popped by the MAC counter today to learn how to use them properly (seems like that would be important, right?) and wanted to share what I learned with you.


Products mentioned in the video…

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighters in Radiant Rose and Bright Forecast

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighters in Radiant Rose and Bright Forecast, $25 each

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighters in Radiant Rose (a light seashell pink) on the left and Bright Forecast (a mid-tone peachy coral) on the right

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighters in Radiant Rose (a light seashell pink) on the left and Bright Forecast (a mid-tone peachy coral) on the right

Swatches of MAC Prep + Prime Highlighters in Radiant Rose (left) and Bright Forecast (right)

Radiant Rose (left) and Bright Forecast (right)

I hope these tips help you, too. They’re tailor-made for my fellow members of the Sisters of Perpetual Exhaustion. πŸ™‚ Keep fighting the good fight, homegirls!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Chelsea says:

    Great video and tips! Is Tabs being a slave-driver?

    • Karen says:

      Yes he is. He just held me down for a good 15 minutes for an unscheduled deep-tissue massage. I live under an iron rule!

      How’s your fur family doing? Are Jij and Quincy behaving right now?

      • Chelsea says:

        They’re being pretty good boys! We’re sitting on the floor next to the Christmas tree. Quincy was trying to chew on our new table, so I had to stop him from doing that. Quincy’s diet seems to be working though! I’ll have to take him into the vet (he goes to a farm vet, there are goats and ponies, it’s amazing) to see what he weighs!

        • Karen says:

          How sweet. Family time by the tree! πŸ™‚ Tell Quincy good luck for me. I hope he meets his goals.

          Do you have an official start date yet for your new job?

          • Chelsea says:

            December 30th! My last day of my current job is the 19th, so I’ll have some time off for the holidays!

          • Karen says:

            WOW, so that’s just around the corner! Lots of big changes. I’m very excited and happy for you.

            What do you plan to do on your time off? Any traveling?

          • Chelsea says:

            I’m not sure! We might go up north to visit my parents and grandparents. I think my brother will be in town, so that will be nice!

  2. Vanessa says:

    I’ve been holding back, but I gotta say it — you are so cute and gorgeous in videos. Don’t get me wrong, I love your writing and photos. But, in videos, I guess you see some of your gestures and the like… adds to bringing out your wonderful personality πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vanessa,

      Thank you very much! I’m still getting used to video, so this is so encouraging and kind. πŸ™‚ I hope you found this post useful. Have you tried any of the MAC Prep + Prime Highlighters?

  3. Rica says:

    Karen, you know what’s funny? When you asked the question at the beginning of the post, I was like “that’s me every single day”… I’m glad (or should I be glad?) that I’m not alone and joined the Sisterhood of Perpetual Exhaustion πŸ˜›

    I’ve been using Benefit Fake Up in Light for a quick coverup or sometimes using Veil Cosmetics (they only have one product) with the YSL Touche Eclat No.1 on top… I think both look quite good to combat those dark circles πŸ˜€

    x Rica
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  4. Melissa says:

    Karen I am absolutely loving these videos that your doing! They are helpful and fun and a great way to show off your personality! I’m definitely looking forward to more!

  5. Vineetha says:

    Love it when you do videos. Nice tips! πŸ™‚
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  6. Carina says:

    More videos! πŸ˜€ I just subscribed, but I’ve always enjoyed them. Aw, Tabs. <3
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  7. Eesha says:

    Just when I was looking for a guideline of sorts to use these and was not sure which shade to buy, your post came! I am around your coloring and I will go with Bright Forecast to start with. Thanks a ton.
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  8. hanna says:

    These tips are great!
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  9. Tashy says:

    I am loving all your videos!! Hopefully more to come.

  10. Erica says:

    Like the videos. That kohl eyeliner is nice! Lol @ Tabs texting you to come home and feed him. Tell Tabs aka Ebeneza Scrooge that its the holiday season! Besides, all employees get a lunch break!

  11. Kat says:

    Love the video!! Any other tips on hiding sleepiness? πŸ™‚ i could use them!

  12. Cindy says:

    Thanks so much! I love this lil tip! I’m going to try them because I hear wonders about the Prep & Prime

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