I had never used a primer before using this product. I originally bought it because my lips would flake and dry out after wearing lipstick all day so I wanted to try something other than chapstick to wear under my lip color. Now I can't wear lipstick without this product and my lipstick colors have never looked better. I use this product with my cheaper drugstore brand lipsticks and they last all day and look great.
Great for matte lipsticks
It's a must when wearing matte lipstick. I apply it then i give it 1 min to set then i apply mt matte lipstick. This prevents the chapping that can ccur with matte lipsticks.
Best lip Primer
This was my first time trying as lip primer. Now I can't go without it. Especially for my matte lipsticks. This makes the lipsticks go on so much smoother. It helps fill in the fine lines in your lips and prevents the color from seeping in to the lines after wearing for a while. It also keeps the lipstick in place and prevents it from wearing off
I have not mastered lip liner and I have been working on it forever. So the girl at the MAC counter suggested this to use with my really bright lipsticks, if I was not going to do lip liner. Love it, smooths the lips, and my lipstick looks flawless and stays on all day or night!! This is a HG product for me. I even use under my lightly tinted glosses.
The proper way to use this is after application you wait about 45 seconds to dry and apply your lip color over it.
My original purpose for buying this in the first place was to have a base for my lips when applying lipstick. The product also helps lengthen the stay power of your lipstick color. If you apply your lipstick while the primer is still wet the staying power won't work.
When I first bought this it was $14.50 and they have raised their prices by 50 cents. I think w/e the cost will be for this item, it is definitely a stable in my make up bag.
I'm a believer!
For someone who was constantly having to reapply lipstick (because I'm constantly eating/drinking...) this has really made a difference. It's improved the staying power of my lipstick without drying out my lips, like some other similar products, which is a big deal because my lips are prone to dryness. I'll look out for a cheaper alternative but until I find it, I'll repurchase this.
Great! But the price? Really?
I like it a lot, I helps me with the staying power of my lipsticks (mine lasts for like 5 seconds lool) but I'm really not feeling the price.
£10.50? For real? Its just a nicer version of Vaseline tbh.
Similar results with balm + liner for less cost.
For most people, the effect of MAC Prep+Prime Lip (1.7 g for $15) is negligible. It does smooth out the lip and help the lipstick last longer. However, the same effect can be done with a good balm and liner for far less cost.
not an essential in my kit...
I don't find that this lip primer actually does anything for the lip. It doesn't seem to make the color last any longer. It just feels like chapstick but a bit more waxy
This makes my lips feel so smooth and soft. This is also like double stick tape for my lips because it helps my lip products wear longer, but I also love wearing it alone. It has paraffin in it so it really seals in the moisture and re-hydrates my lips instantly. I will put this on when my lips are super dry and cracked and within minutes of applying this, my lips are instantly soft, shiny, and hydrated.