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post #61 of 201



 

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Originally Posted by GlamQueen21 View Post

Hey everyone! I just spotted the MAC Beauty Balm online!!!



Ooooh, someone please buy it and let me know what you think so I know whether I want it when it releases here, lol! girlhaha.gif

 

 

There are some reviews on MUA but someone mentions using it OVER their tinted moisturiser? I thought this was a primer-type product that went on before foundation, is that not right?

 

ETA - googled it and found this. Turns out that it is exactly what I thought it was!

 

<< MAC has unveiled a new product that is said to help deliver long-lasting illumination to all skin types. MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm UVA/UVB SPF35 PA+++ is described as the ultimate multi-tasking product. It serves as a colour perfector, face primer, UV protector and hydrator. The end result of using MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm is flawless looking skin, according to the brand. The product can be applied to skin before foundation for a smoother application and enhanced wear throughout the day, or worn alone to even out and illuminate the complexion. >> Source: moodie report.

post #62 of 201

 

Nothing new but i thought i would share. 

 

 

Erika: Hi Cory
Cory : hello
Cory : what exactly is BB cream used for
Erika: It's a lightweight beige-tinted primer that will provide you with the appearance of smother skin and it helps to enhance the wear of foundation.
Erika: I actually like to use it in place of foundation on my clients with your skin type - for a very sheer look with SPF.
Cory : does it work on all skin types and under tones
Erika: It also helps to hydrate the skin and illuminates the skin.
Erika: Yes, it works on a universal array of complexions.
Cory : should i set with powder or use it alone?
Erika: If your skin is oily, I would set it with powder but it's not necessary. 
Cory : thankyou!
Erika: I am glad I can help!

post #63 of 201

thanks for sharing this with us!

post #64 of 201
I love the name and the promo shot for this beauty balm. It's a bummer I probably can't use it, though. It seems that products with spf, specifically spf above 15, seems to irritate me and break me out. I always hear about the importance of spf, but I can't seem to wear it. Go figure.
post #65 of 201

I would seriously buy anything that promo image was promoting. Gorgeousness!

Do we know if it is available at counters or is this a FS and online only thing?

 

I have been wanting to try a BB cream after a little youtube watching recently  - so hopefully this one delivers. I'll probably try it when I get my few Surf Baby items in a week or two.

 

(too funny that I am trying another face product though - just this Saturday I told my hubby I was DONE trying new foundations, I found my be-all-end-all in Lancome Teint Miracle! LOL and here I am less than a week later excited to try 'the next latest and greatest")

I'm curious to see if this really delivers or if this is one of those things MAC rolls out in the hopes of getting this type of product into the marketplace. I do find it really hard to believe that one shade is supposed to suit all - but who knows? If it is more of a primer, maybe it will??

post #66 of 201
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Originally Posted by Swirlgirl View Post

I would seriously buy anything that promo image was promoting. Gorgeousness!

Do we know if it is available at counters or is this a FS and online only thing?

 

I have been wanting to try a BB cream after a little youtube watching recently  - so hopefully this one delivers. I'll probably try it when I get my few Surf Baby items in a week or two.

 

(too funny that I am trying another face product though - just this Saturday I told my hubby I was DONE trying new foundations, I found my be-all-end-all in Lancome Teint Miracle! LOL and here I am less than a week later excited to try 'the next latest and greatest")

I'm curious to see if this really delivers or if this is one of those things MAC rolls out in the hopes of getting this type of product into the marketplace. I do find it really hard to believe that one shade is supposed to suit all - but who knows? If it is more of a primer, maybe it will??

i hope that it is of good quality and does what it says it will :) i'll be buying it when it comes out in the uk :)
 

 

post #67 of 201
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Originally Posted by Swirlgirl View Post

I would seriously buy anything that promo image was promoting. Gorgeousness!

Do we know if it is available at counters or is this a FS and online only thing?

 

 

Erin mentioned in another thread, I think it was the Early Buzz, that the Beauty Balm is online only. I really was looking forward to trying this, but this means I can't as we have no online store here. Ah well!
 

 

post #68 of 201

I am excited now. I have just read the reviews and they also talk ebout enhanced wear. I have never found a primer that will enhance the wear of my foundation. I am all over this if that is true!

post #69 of 201
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Erin mentioned in another thread, I think it was the Early Buzz, that the Beauty Balm is online only. I really was looking forward to trying this, but this means I can't as we have no online store here. Ah well!
 

 

it's online only for the states so perhaps that means it will be in stores as well for us guys?
 

 

post #70 of 201
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it's online only for the states so perhaps that means it will be in stores as well for us guys?
 

 

 

I think I have heard it will be in stores here. But I am not 100 percent sure. Oh why did I not pay attention....
 

 

post #71 of 201

I wish the SPF was higher. I use the spf 50 P&P primer now and can't see myself going to a lighter spf.

post #72 of 201

Whooo! I heard of this when it was released in Asia [I think?] because I absolutely love bb creams and collect them! I immediately ordered it this morning when I saw it in my email hahaha

 

Another note to add for those unfamiliar with bb creams is that they're originally meant to be used kind of like a tinted, with healing properties, moisturizer for sensitive/post cosmetics surgery skin, not so much as a primer. Nevertheless, it'll be interesting to see how MAC formulates it

post #73 of 201

Has anyone tried this IRL and can share their experience?  Does the BB really blend in no matter what your complexion?

post #74 of 201
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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post

Has anyone tried this IRL and can share their experience?  Does the BB really blend in no matter what your complexion?


sadly it doesn't work on darker skintones because of its light coloured tint.

 

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Originally Posted by LMD84 View Post





awesome! maybe this means the uk will get it next month! :) i hope it's not too pricey!


its $30 USD if that helps any.
 

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Originally Posted by sosdrielle View Post



 

Erin mentioned in another thread, I think it was the Early Buzz, that the Beauty Balm is online only. I really was looking forward to trying this, but this means I can't as we have no online store here. Ah well!
 

 


custom perchase my dear.  custom purchase.
 

 

 

post #75 of 201

Here's a review that I found of the BB:

 

http://makeupforlife.net/2010/07/mac-prep-prime-beauty-balm-uvauvb-spf35-pa-review.html

 

Apparently, it's been available in some airport duty-free stores for a while, but it's being made more widely available. It's funny, because in the review she says it's only suitable for lighter skin tones, but the product itself looks darker than I could wear and waaaaaayyyy too light for most WOC. 

post #76 of 201

Thanks for the review link, Kate! I want to try a freakin' BB cream seeing as I've yet to try any at all. I don't think this one is the one I want to start with though.

post #77 of 201

this means it will be between £25-£30 here i think :) cool!

post #78 of 201

I'm becoming more and more tempted to try this and I don't know why....

post #79 of 201

So it's not like a normal BB cream that is worn alone? This seems to be marketed as a primer. 

post #80 of 201

This is very interesting how MAC has changed the original concept of bb creams O_o

post #81 of 201

$30 is a lot for 1oz

 

:(

post #82 of 201

It was makeupforlife that got me into BB cream what feels like ages ago, and I remember reading that review when it was originally posted and feeling disappointed that MAC had apparently dropped the ball. But it seems like they're trying to make it a different kind of product than the traditional cosmetic BB creams.

 

MAC making their product very sheer makes sense for their goals and customer base, a traditional BB cream is NOT going to work for anyone a NC40 or above, for some brands 35 may be pushing it. They're thicker and provide a lot more coverage than the MAC one seems to. A traditional BB cream looks pretty yellow toned right out of the tube, but when you spread it on your face it does look a little pinky (depending on brand), however that will resolve once it settles. The idea is that it brightens your skin by balancing out any sallowness that the yellow is bringing. It takes a few minutes to totally settle/sink in but it WILL settle and look like a brightened yet natural you if your skin tone is within the range that the product can work with. I don't even put it down my neck since I bring my moisturizer down anyway, and have never had a problem with color not matching. There are also primer products specifically made to be used under BB creams now, called BB Boomers, but I haven't tried any of them yet so I can't speak to what they're like.

 

Most of the time I wear a BB cream instead of foundation. I'm pale and pretty yellow, and it really brightens my face, is really moisturizing and makes my skin feel good and pretty balanced no matter what it's doing, my skin has been clearer since I've been using it, it has helped fade some (in fairness, pretty minor) scarring, and it never sinks into the pores that I have on my nose and on my cheeks close to my nose but in fact does a decent job hiding them. Since I'm not a morning person the fact that I get all this from one product that I put on with my hands in less than a minute is a miracle. So if you can't tell, I love BB cream. There are still several I want to try, I don't see myself buying the MAC product though.

post #83 of 201

^ thanks for the information :)

post #84 of 201

Can this be worn as a primer or not?

post #85 of 201
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Originally Posted by Monsy View Post

Can this be worn as a primer or not?


i think the general idea is that you can wear it alone to even out and brighten your skin or as a primer to make your foundation look nicer and stay longer

 

post #86 of 201

Since I don't wear foundation that much I don't plan on buying this. If they put it in stores and on the counters though I'll definitely check it out to see how it compares to traditional BB creams, and to see how it looks under one of the foundations that I do like and wear, mineralize satinfinish. Which is a bit brightening and luminizing on it's own, so that...... maybe be interesting actually, especially for the evening if this does what it says it will. Hmmm. I've been planning to buy one of the shimmery BB creams for this purpose but haven't yet. Let me think on this.

post #87 of 201

I would love to try a BB Beauty Balm but I wish it wasn't for online. It would be nice to have it in stores. I just hope the range is good like the foundations they have.

post #88 of 201


There is only one shade

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Originally Posted by DJ_Roxas View Post

I would love to try a BB Beauty Balm but I wish it wasn't for online. It would be nice to have it in stores. I just hope the range is good like the foundations they have.



 

post #89 of 201

Crap. So much for that. I would really love to try a BB cream but it's never for WOC. ssad.gif

post #90 of 201

Has anybody tried it yet? I wanted to order it but now I need to recover from Surf Baby mac_atemywallet.gif

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