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Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder by MAC

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder



Shop m·a·c prep & prime transparent finishing loose powder at ulta. Comes in one universal colour that suits all shades. Sets makeup and reduces shine.

Key Benefits:

  • Smooth
  • Pore Minimizing
  • Doesn't Oxidize
  • Longlasting
  • Blends Well
  • Lightweight


Caprylyl Glycol, Zea mays starch, Zinc Stearate, Hexanediol, Silica, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Zea mays starch, Zinc Stearate, Hexanediol, Silica, Mica

Ratings & Reviews

4.484% of 556reviewers recommend this product

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Nordstrom user
September 20, 2015


I have been searching for products to give me a pore less, gorgeous finish like all those beauty bloggers! I pair this with my Makeup Forever foundation. Prior to this, MUF left uneven coverage because it's quite heavy and wouldn't eliminate shine on my T-zone or go under my eyes cause it doesn't blend into that skin well. With the addition of this powder, it makes my skin even, glow from within (matte finish), and pore less. Keeps shine at bay, and I got the compact to be able to touch up for special events or work. I use it with a kabuki brush and it picks up a small amount of product so I don't look too powdery or cakey. MAC is so worth the price, I adore everything they have!

M·A·C user
December 27, 2016

One of My Must-Haves

I use this to set my skin smoother primer and Pro Longwear Nourishing Foundation (SPF15), with contour, eyebrows, blush, etc. when I'm ready to start on my eyes. I really love those three products together. Once the powder is applied, the foundation instantly dries and feels incredibly lightweight and soft. The foundation goes on amazing with the primer, which already provides a matte look and smooth application, and the powder only accentuates it. It also lightens up my face and blends everything together. I use a fluffy elf complexion brush to apply it all over my face and it will stay all day. After I'm done with my eyes I use a prep+prime finishing spray and it locks everything into place. This powder is one of my must-haves because my foundation just doesn't feel right without it! « less

M·A·C user
April 21, 2017

Worst powder ever

Where do I begin with this powder? This powder it's probably the worst powder I've ever purchased. It's chalky as heck and what's even weird it's that in the pan it feels smooth and creamy but when you look at the swatch in your finger it looks terribly powdery and chalky. When you try to pick up the powder with a brush there's barely any product in there and it feels like you are applying nothing to your face. It doesn't control oil, whether you put it over or on top of your makeup. And if you are planning on taking pictures with the flash on, stay away from this powder! You will look ghostly as heck and I'm pretty fair, I can only imagine how this thing would look like on a person of color. Overall this powder it's not worth it and I won't be repurchasing again. The only positive thing I have to say about this product it's that it blurs your pores and it's very lightweight. « less

M·A·C user
March 13, 2012


If u go natural or need an inner glow with no sparkle and glitz; its so simple to use. I Love this product. I was given a sample, didn't have very much, it made my face glow! Used with water sprayed on my face and powder sprinkled on my large beauty brush. I blended and blended adding water at times- it filled in lines, pores and made my skin smooth and like a 12 year old who got her first sun tan and is glowing. It lasted for about 8 hours but didn't look bad when it was wearing off. Any acne on my face was simply softened and did not make it worse. I don't tan or go out in the sun I have dull skin to be honest. i was pleasently surprized by the natural and versitality of this product. I also use this as a eye-shadow after i apply concealer to my lids on my el-natural days. Wonderful product. Job well done MAC « less

Nordstrom user
November 4, 2013

Non-ashy coverage

I used to set my makeup with MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark until I found this product. I tried Make Up For Ever's HD Finishing Powder and thought it was too ashy for my brown, NW40-43 skin; so, though I had the Prep + Prime powder, I allowed it to languish in the makeup drawer for several months thinking it would be just as ashy-looking.Then I decided to try it... and I loved the finish. Though it is transparent and white, it provided coverage -- as strange as that sounds -- and was not patchy or ashy-looking at all! I use a makeup puff to set my T-zone and a fluffy, natural-hair brush for the rest of my face and for blending.I recommend a light hand for people with drier skin or for those who would like a less matte look. For me, one jar of the powder easily lasts 6-8 months with 5-days-a-week use. « less

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Melissa Jean Bobby
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Best pressed powder. Looking for one that will give some coverage, as well help set my makeup.

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Alyssa Mazzone
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I love this one. I’m into theatre so once this is on I can go my entire performance without any touch ups.