At first I quite liked this powder. It’s good for setting makeup in areas where you get oily through out the day such as the t zone however the powder does make your makeup lighter as the powder is white and when taking photos, you will notice some flashback so I wouldn’t recommend for when you’re having photos taken. I think it’s good for keeping makeup in place all day and this powder lasts absolutely ages. I just wouldn’t buy it again personally as I think I’d rather have a powder that wouldn’t create flashback just in case
Reviewed on Fri 28 Dec 2018
I am in my late teens with sensitive, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
Love love love this setting powder! I use it to bake my foundation and it leaves my skin looking flawless and not at all cakey and doesn't make me look 'ghosty' like some other setting powders. My only problem with it is that it doesn't last all day however you can add more where needed throughout the day without it becoming cakey
Reviewed on Sun 17 Apr 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with oily, tanned tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with normal texture.
I love the 'baking technique' as I believe this is a easier way to contour. This product is brilliant for that, however it leaves my skin feeling very dry, so I have to use a highly moisturizing foundation to counter act that. I love finish on it, great for photoshoots!
Reviewed on Sat 06 Feb 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, oily with normal texture.
This powder is alright but not the best. Used to use this on a day to day basis but my makeup would still wear off, and my makeup didn't stay in place for long. I noticed the powder made my face look cakey without applying a lot of powder and still needed touch ups through out the day. It was okay to begin with.
Reviewed on Thu 07 Jan 2016
I am in my late teens with sensitive, tanned tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
I used the pressed version and the loose powder and didn't get on with either at all. i like a full coverage and never felt like there was much product on my brush or applied to my face. i mainly used to set under eye powder and it just went flakey even though was applied with a soft hand. wouldn't recommend
Reviewed on Tue 15 Dec 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with normal texture.
Too pricy for a powder that doesn't do any good. I understand MAC is expensive, but I can find better powder then this for like a pound. Doesn't do anything for my face, super thick and doesn't make anything last longer. I'm thinking I got a bad one from a bad batch but from what I saw it's no good.
Reviewed on Mon 28 Sep 2015
I am in my late teens with normal, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
I find that this product really does set your makeup perfectly. However I do look for more coverage with my powders and feel that this does not do my skin any justice. Though, it does make your foundation look less Cakey and shiny; but not sure if worth the price.
Reviewed on Mon 17 Aug 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
I only recently purchased this product as was finding that my skin was going shiny towards the end of the day.. However I now use this after applying my foundation and I must say it has made a huge difference. The product itself is a little pricy but a little does go a long way! I will definetly purchase again :)
Reviewed on Thu 06 Aug 2015
I am in my mid 20's with acne/problem, medium tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with normal texture.
Love this powder as well gives a brilliant finish very professional looking and the coverage over the foundation is brilliant can use a cheaper foundation and still get a great end result after using this powder brilliant for over any kind of foundation and you only need a tiny amount bit pricey but it is worth it and lasts all day and it also lasts me months
Reviewed on Sun 02 Aug 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is dark brown, dry with normal texture.
This powder is one of my favourites and I use it daily. As it is transparent it is perfect for every skin tone, especially for me as I am very fair skinned. The powder is very fine so glides onto the skin without leaving any noticeable particles on the face. I love setting my under eye concealer with it as it leave the skin noticeably smoother and prevents creasing! I would definitely recommend!
Reviewed on Wed 08 Jul 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is light brown, normal with normal texture.
I use this as a finishing powder - really gives a finished look to my foundation. Also great just on clean skin to give you a polished but natural look. This powder doesn't give any coverage and I find my skin still goes oily by the afternoon, so doesn't give long-lasting mattifying but I still prefer it over coloured face powders.
Reviewed on Fri 06 Jan 2012
I am in my mid 30's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, normal with fine texture.
Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder by MAC
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 21 August 2019.
Where to Buy
MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder is available to buy at MAC, and lookfantastic.