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Makeup Review, Photos, Swatches: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

M·A·C’s Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm leads the next generation of BB creams, evening skintone, blurring imperfections and enhancing skin’s natural luminosity while shielding it from harsh UV rays.

Now in 6 new shades, the extended color spectrum ranges from light to medium to beige, and on to caramel bronze. Semi-translucent and luxuriously light. Available in an SPF 35 cream and a go-anywhere SPF 30 solid cream compact.

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Available August 15, 2013 in the permanent line

Prep & Prime BB Cream SPF 35 available in Extra Light, Light, Light Plus, Medium, Medium Plus, Medium Dark, Dark, Dark Plus, Dark Deep ($30.00)

MAC BB Cream

M·A·C does it again with their new BB creams! The MAC Prep+Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 provides sheer, buildable coverage that dries to a semi-matte finish. Its nearly sheer beige tone works on an array of complexions, as it creamily re-texturizes the skin and then goes on to excel at being a face primer.

I don’t think BB creams should give off an entirely matte, in my opinion. I find that the drier the formula the harder it is to blend, therefore your skin might not look as “natural” as you hoped.

I tried Light (more yellow undertones) and Light Plus (a slightly darker hue with both yellow and neutral undertones). I can get away with wearing either, but I prefer the Light Plus to match my fading summer tan. It smells like sunscreen, but isn’t off-putting at all — you can only smell it if you put it up right to your nose.

MAC Prep+Prime Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30  ($30.00)

MAC BB Compact

The sleek packaging of the MAC Prep+Prime Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 holds the creamy alternative that mixes emollients and optical pearl pigments to even your skintone. I loved how this felt on my skin — light, dewy and hydrating.

Top to Bottom: Beauty Balm Compact in Light Plus, Beauty Balm in Light Plus and Light

MAC BB Cream Swatches

Although it says it is a “cream” formula, it feels more like a luxurious primer that imparts both a glow and subtle color. I absolutely loved this and will keep it close by to even-out my complexion.

I only wish there was a bottom compartment to put my sponge — I keep the plastic seal over the cream for sanitary reasons. Feel free to use the sponge or your fingers for an even more natural-looking finish.

Dark Deep

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Dark

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Medium Dark

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Medium Plus

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Medium

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Light Plus

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Light

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Extra Light

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

191 Square Foundation Brush ($33.00)

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Peach Lustre ($25.00)

Makeup Preview: MAC Prep+Prime BB Cream Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 Shade Extensions, Highlighter: 2013

Available August 15, 2013 in the permanent line

Prep+Prime’s pen-style highlighter is now available in new Peach Lustre, which brings a soft, sheer wash of colour to the skin in a gleaming bronzy orange. Its precise application adds radiance just where you want it, going on smoothly for soft, comfortable wear. Use over makeup for highlights, touch-ups or under makeup to brighten and prime. Also available in Light Boost, Bright Forecast and Radiant Rose.

Are you beautynistas excited about these BB cream shade extensions? Is there a shade that is right for you?

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– Theresa Romano

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  1. I’m excited about these products I believe I might be a shade medium I really can’t tell by the picture but definitely a must try for me.

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