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MAC Week: Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF35 PA+++

I'd be lying if I said that everyday is a mega hyper inspiring blogging day. Sometimes I just really want to get work out of the way and/or attend to my other hobbies. Sometimes I don't feel like adding yet another beauty product review to the hundreds that this website already contains. I mean did you even notice that I've already written 2,210 posts in the last six years? I don't but sometimes I do notice.

Obviously I can't blog forever. Maybe I'll stop when I reach 5,000 and finally, truly feel that I've said all I can possibly say about the beauty industry. That's still some time in the future though! When I don't feel inspired, I try to be consistent instead. Inspiration is awesome to have but it won't sustain me and take me all the way to the top. Consistency, while dull and repetitive, is reliable. No one can't take it away from me except me.

Anyhoo, we're back to MAC Week. I have here the Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF35 PA+++ (P1,450), a tinted sunscreen that has illuminating properties. This was a CC cream before CC creams were born. It's quite sheer but it brightens my complexion wonderfully!

This isn't a primer in the sense that it makes makeup stay on longer. It's really designed to correct complexions with certain issues like redness (Neutralize is recommended, a yellow), dullness (Adjust, a peach), and sallowness/yellowness (Illuminate, a lavender cream). I have Neutralize here and true enough it can tone down redness and keep my skin bright while at it.

Swatch of Neutralize. It looks too white and yellow at the same time, but it blends on my skin nicely. It does leave a white cast in pictures due to the SPF.

Aside from the color correction. I like the Skin Enhancer because it has SPF35 PA+++ - broad-sunscreen protection. That's a pretty good number for daily wear! Yes it smells a bit like sunscreen but it doesn't bother me. The scent is mild and dissipates quickly enough.

Wearing just the Skin Enhancer, zero concealer and powder

And here I have on the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder, which is an excellent product to pair with the Skin Enhancer. They both make skin look naturally amazing!

This Prep + Prime color corrector doesn't make me oilier but it doesn't stop oil either. It does stay on for a good amount of time though, around 4-5 hours even if set with only a small amount of powder. It's perfect as a brightening base but not as "The Base" unless you have great skin.

Overall, I highly recommend the Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF35 PA+++ to girls who need a sunscreen that can brighten and tone down any redness on the skin. If you already have good skin, you'll just need a spot of concealer and some dewy powder, and you'll be coming out of the house looking like a tall glass of water. 

If you have very oily, troubled skin, I'd recommend layering this with heavier coverage and long-wearing bases. 

And that's that. Are you into color correctors / CC creams?

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