MAC works hard to keep us on our toes. Doesn’t it seem like they always have something new up their sleeves? I just love that!
Next Thursday another new collection arrives. Colour Ready, a small release containing just nine products, includes three new additions to the MAC Prep+Prime makeup primer line along with a smattering of colorful lip and eye goodies.
My friends at MAC sent over a few of the new Prep+Prime products to preview. I’m still in the midst of testing (oh, please, oh, please don’t break me out!), but I thought you gals might want a quick look.
Leave it to MAC to take regular old makeup primer a step forward. Prep+Prime Skin Refined Zone ($19.50) specifically targets the t-zone area (forehead, nose and chin), where many women have trubs with excess oil and large pores.
According to MAC, Refined Zone’s the ultimate multi-tasker. It controls oil, minimizes pores and primes the t-zone for foundation. In addition to all these things, Refined Zone also treats skin, exfoliating clogged pores with salicylic acid.
MAC designed the clear, colorless gel to be worn beneath or on top of makeup. I patted some on my t-zone this morning. It dried lightning fast, and my skin felt instantly smoother. I really hope it doesn’t break me out, *crosses fingers.*
If you have a sensitive nose like I do, take heed — my tube has a weird smell that reminds me of barbeque coals. Hmm…
The second item, Transparent Finishing Powder ($21), also looks interesting.
It’s a loose powder that sets makeup, eliminates shine and adds a glow to the skin without looking heavy or caked on.
It contains corn starch, which MAC says creates a smooth texture, silica to absorb oil without dehydrating the skin, and mica to add a lil’ bit of glow. It’s designed to work on top of either foundation or moisturizer.
A quick swipe of Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
It disappears right into the skin after I buff it in with a brush!
I dusted some powder on my face this morning and noticed how smooth my skin felt, and it didn’t leave a chalky cast on my skin (yay!). The other MAC powders in my stash — Blot Pressed, Select Sheer Loose, Invisible Set, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and Sheer Mystery — don’t irritate my combo and acne-prone skin, so I hoping Prep+Prime doesn’t, either.
I’m ready for color!
All this Colour Ready talk is making me hungry for brights, so today I’m busting out Cargo’s Tahiti palette. Got any ideas for looks I could try?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,