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No one’s skin is perfect, so there will always be a hot new product on the market to help us achieve the look of perfection. MAC’s latest innovation promises to do just that, the Prep + Prime Colour Correcting line.
This new addition to the Prep + Prime line has 4 “shades” in 3 formulas (pressed powder compact, loose powder and cream):
Neutralize – a soft yellow to counteract redness
Illuminate – a lilac lavender to lighten and brighten
Adjust – a peachy beige to warm up sallow or dull skin (medium tones)
Recharge – a peachy orange to warm up dull skin (darker tones)
Neutralize – because of my pale pink complexion, I am extremely prone to redness and I believe I have the beginnings of rosacea (damn you, genetics!) I chose Neutralize in hopes that it would control shine and reduce the redness in my face.
Before Neutralize and After (bare skin, no foundation). This is a very subtle difference but I can see less redness and a blur in all the skin imperfections.
Illuminate – now I don’t consider my skin to be particularly dull but I was curious as to what this purple powder would do for me. And I am a bit of a nut for purple.
Illuminate Before and After (over foundation, used to set). Again a slight difference in tone. It evened me out and brightened up my skin a bit. Reminds me of Hourglass Ambient Powders without the shimmer.
I really do like these powders! They aren’t as soft or finely milled as Hourglass Ambient, but they have the same effect on my skin (with no shimmer). I would compare Neutralize to Diffused Light and Illuminate to Mood Light.
I would definitely recommend these to anyone with more mature skin or enlarged pores because you get that blurred look without shimmer!