The Mac Cosmetics Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base is the solution you need to stop your eye makeup from creasing and transferring. From personal experience, I can testify that this Mac Cosmetics eye primer is the best on the market. I have used many, and many of them are good. But none are quite like this one.
The one role of an eye primer is that it needs to stop eye makeup from creasing and transferring. Many of us have oily skin and oily skin means that we also have oily eyelids. If you are one of these lucky ones then you know the drill. An hour or so after applying your eye makeup, you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and shock, your eyeshadow and eyeliner is a mess.
The combination of oily skin and natural creases in our eyes when we blink, results in the shadows all sticking together in the creases and often causes eyeliner to transfer to the top lid.
This causes embarrassment and let’s be honest, who needs the added anxiety. Going out to a party used to be a nightmare for me, I used to repeatedly touch my eyelids in order to blend out the eyeshadow. To put it mildly, it became a bad habit which I was desperate to get rid of!
Then I came across the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion which I fell in love with. On a day to day basis, my eyeshadow and eyeliner stayed perfectly without any transfer or creasing. I loved it and actually I still do. However, there was one problem, for parties and hot weather the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer just couldn’t hold my eye makeup in place.
That is until I discovered the Mac Cosmetics Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base. Honestly, it is like glue. I have been using it for a while now and it has never let me down.
You need this eye primer
For the sake of this review, I wanted to see if the Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base can really keep eye makeup intact for the full 24 hours. I try to take my makeup off every night before I go to sleep and I usually do, but we’re all human and I’ll be honest, the occasional slip up may happen;) This time though, it was on purpose!
To say I was blown away when I woke up and saw my eyeshadow looking as fresh as when I applied it would be an understatement. All of my eye makeup was perfectly in place with no smudging or creasing.
Fellow makeup lovers, Mac Cosmetics Eye Base is the solution for lasting eye makeup! It is the real deal and it will give you your confidence back. You will no longer need to worry about your eye makeup, nor repeatedly check it. For me the Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base is a lifesaver. I can now go to weddings and parties and know that the eyeshadow I carefully applied will be in place the whole evening. You can call me shallow but I feel more confident knowing that!
Using the primer is much like any other eye primer. You apply it to your eyes after moisturising and before applying any other eye makeup. You can apply the primer with your fingers or a brush, whatever you prefer. You only need a really small amount of product at a time because it is very thick and a little goes a long way.
What’s different about the Mac Prep + Prime is that because it is so thick and a bit glue-like, you really need to wait until the primer has dried before applying your other eye makeup. You’re supposed to always wait for primers to dry before applying makeup on top. However, with this primer, it’s even more important. If you don’t the primer will transfer onto your brush which will make your eyeshadow hard to apply. I recommend closing your eyes for a few seconds after applying the primer. This way as it dries, it won’t settle into any of your creases.
The Mac Prep + Prime is really close to perfection, it just has 2 minor drawbacks! The first is obviously the price. Like all Mac Cosmetics products, the primer is on the costly side. However, in my opinion, if you can afford it, it’s worth it. The tube lasts for ages and it really does the job better than all other eye primers.
The second drawback is that if you have very sensitive eyes this primer may not be for you. I have a sensitive area on one of my eyes which I now know to avoid with the primer. However, the first few times I didn’t and my eye didn’t react very well. My eye teared for a good few days after using the primer. Now that I know to avoid the sensitive area on my eye I have had no issues with the primer.
I think by this point you will realise that I love the Mac Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base. The job it’s supposed to do is help your eye makeup stay on better and longer and it does that perfectly!
I tend to keep the Mac Prep + Prime for special occasions like parties and evenings out. I use it when I know that my makeup needs that little bit more to last better. And it has never failed me!
Have you ever used the Mac Prep + Prime? Do you love it as much as I do? Let me know in the comments below any questions and thoughts on this fabulous primer!