MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils
MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils

I know the MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils aren’t new but they’re products that get completely overshadowed by MAC make up. In fact, MAC skincare barely gets a look in. Their lip conditioners, eye creams and face moisturisers rarely show up in reviews. The Essential Oils are totally new to me – I really didn’t know they existed although I have found one review from 2009 on MusingsofAMuse HERE, so they come and they go. The next versions launch in December, and there will be Grapefruit & Chamomile, Sweet Orange & Lavender and Yuzu, along with the Prep + Prime Essential Oils Stick you see in the picture.

It’s hard to say why you’d pick a MAC oil over any other – especially brands that are completely skincare focussed – but I have the Yuzu oil and it’s beautiful; light, absorbs quickly, hydrates lightly but above all, smells delicious – and happy. Because MAC is make up focussed, their tips for these oils include adding a drop to your foundation if your skin feels dry or you want more pliablity in the formula, or even adding some to your regular moisturiser to boost it up.

The products are a bit light on ingredient info – ‘richly conditioning botanical oils and plant derived elements’ – we need to know more than this. I didn’t at first get the point of the stick, but having used it this morning I totally get it now. You know on shoots where you see models with a skin ‘gleam’ – I don’t mean the current phase of highlighters but that natural sheen on cheekbones? That’s what the stick does. In real terms, a tiny, tiny bit will give a natural light catchy thing not fuelled by glitter on cheeks or down arms and legs to look sheeny not oily. The stick doesn’t smell of anything by the way and feels more of a make up artist product than a consumer product.

The oil-oil is £21 and the stick-oil is also £21.

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