M·A·C Prep + Prime is a lightweight serum that saturates the skin with a concentrated boost of hydration, making it a unique hybrid between skincare and priming. It gently soothes, revives and replenishes the skin while preparing it for foundation.
MAC Prep+ prime line has a lot to offer and Moisture infusion serum is one of the best products from this line. It is extremely lightweight gel serum that gives dry skin a great boost. It will not replace your moisturizer if your skin is very dry and you need something thicker and heavier but it’s a great addition to your cream or it can even replace it during summer months when your skin is not as dry. On the other hand if your skin is more combination or oily this could easily provide enough hydration. I like to use it in the AM instead of moisturizer during months when my skin is not so dry and I want something lightweight and fast absorbing before makeup. During winter months I would moisturize with heavier cream during night and then use Moisture infusion in the morning.
The biggest question here is how to properly use it? I have talked to several MAC artist and I’ve got different answers. Some claimed it is just regular serum and as with every serum you are supposed to apply it before your moisturizer. Others claimed it is your primer and you need to apply it after your moisturizer and before makeup. Oh well… Since MAC calls this “hybrid between serum and primer” let everyone decide how it works the best for them. As I said I use it on it’s own without moisturizer and after some other serums (for example Lancome visionnaire) and before makeup. Especially if I am going to wear foundation that can enhance my dry spots like MAC Studio fix fluid or MAC prolongwear. Moisture infusion really does magic when it comes to giving that quick boost of hydration to skin. Absorbs quickly and leaves skin soft and supple.
I like the packaging too – simple black bottle with a cap that has little twist on and off which is great for preventing accidental leaks. It contains 1.7 oz/50ml of product which is more than standard 1 oz 30ml for serums and primers. Retails for 41$.
I am trying to find some cons for this product but honestly I can’t…. there is nothing I could think of that I do not like about it. Preps the skin nicely, makes it soft and smooth without heavy silicone-primer feeling, gives nice hydration, lightweight, doesn’t break me out nor it irritates my skin, a little goes a long way… Great great product from MAC. I will repurchase for sure! Highly recommended for any skin type.
Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Biosaccharide Gum – 1, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methyl Gluceth-20, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Algae Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Yeast Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Selaginella Tamariscina (Spike Moss) Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Caffeine, Trehalose, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium PCA, Phytantriol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Acetyl Carnitine Hcl, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Xanthan Gum, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Linolenic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, Phenoxyethanol