MAC Prep + Prime BB Cream Review

by Meghal Choudhary
4 minutes read

M.A.C is a professional brand for makeup cosmetics and the range of products it showcases is beautiful. The number of shade choices in all the products just wows me over. The MAC Prep + Prime BB Cream is a part of this heavenly collection.

MAC Prep + Prime BB Cream

Basic info on MAC Prep + Prime BB Cream


Rs. 2350 for 40ml.

Available Shades:

  • Dark (deep caramel)
  • Dark Deep (rich golden bronze)
  • Dark Plus (natural tone beige)
  • Extra Light (pale alabaster)
  • Light (pale ivory)
  • Light Plus (light beige)
  • Medium (warm beige)
  • Medium Dark (caramel beige)
  • Medium Plus (tan beige)

Product Description:

M.A.C Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm evens skin tone immediately, blurs imperfections and enhances skin’s natural luminosity. The innovative formula shields skin from sun damage and harsh UV rays with high levels of SPF 50 protection, as well as softening ingredients to lock in moisture for the second line of defense. Semi-translucent and luxuriously light, this skin-perfector applies invisibly for a look that’s smooth, silky and radiant.


Active Ingredients in MAC BB Cream : Octinoxate (7.5%) Octisalate (4%) Oxybenzone (2.5%) Titanium Dioxide (1.1%); Other Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10, Pentastearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Squalane, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glycerin, Caffeine, Cholesterol, Oryzanol, Trehalose, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Polyglyceryl-6, Polyricinoleate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium PCA, Sucrose, Urea, Silica, Alumina, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Glycol Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

How to use:

Smooth evenly all over the face or to the desired areas after moisturizer (right before foundation) with fingertips, sponge or brush.

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My experience with MAC Prep + Prime BB Cream

M.A.C prep prime bb cream is lightly tined tan beige toned cream. I use the shade Medium Plus. The beauty balm re-textures the skin and hides the imperfections with a sheer coverage. The product has good SPF content to protect from the UVA/UVB rays of the sun.

The consistency of the product is a bit runny. I feel it would be better if it were creamier than watery. I use my fingertips to apply the product all over my face. As it also contains primer in it we do not need to apply any kind of moisturizer. In fact, the product can be used under the makeup to create a good base for foundation.

The product feels very light and does not give a very heavy or cakey look after application.

The BB cream comes in an opaque black tube with a screw cap. The tube has a nozzle to dispense the required amount of product, which is hygienic and easy to use. The packing is sturdy and travels friendly.

I use it on the daily bases, as it is very light and don’t need a heavy coverage for everyday use. Just to give my face a clear look, I find it really nice. When I need a bit more coverage I use my M.A.C fix foundation powder over it, which gives me a perfect look.

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The overall performance of MAC Prep + Prime BB Cream


  • Sheer coverage
  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Primes the skin
  • Non-oily
  • Good amount of SPF
  • Evens the skin out
  • Hide imperfections
  • Daily use product
  • Available
  • Travel-friendly


  • Consistency is a bit runny

Would I repurchase?

I would definitely buy it again and recommend others to buy it. This is really nice for everyday use as it has good SPF content and gives a sheer coverage, which is good to go with everyday use.

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Leave a Comment


Sreeparna Ganguly January 9, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Such a nice BB cream :rose:
Lovely swatches :good:

Meghal January 10, 2018 - 8:42 AM

Thank you

Smriti January 9, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Wow. The product indeed is love. But on the expensive side. But no words for Mac. Great review.

Meghal January 10, 2018 - 8:42 AM

MAC :love

Chaity Chakraborty January 9, 2018 - 5:02 PM

Awesome review. I would love to try it.

Meghal January 10, 2018 - 8:43 AM

It’s worth a try
Thank you