Anybody own MAC Prep + Prime finishing powder?

heyy guys, does anyone have MAC Prep + Prime transparent finishing powder? How do you get it open? I can’t open it for the life of me. I have Dior loose mineral powder that’s colored and I figure that they might open the same way, but I guess they don’t. I looked for sifters on the MAC one (where you have to peel back a sticker or something and there’s sifters underneath) and there weren’t any. I tried to take the black thing out, and i’m not sure/i don’t think that it’s supposed to go out because it won’t. So, how do you open it? Can anyone help? Thanks. : )

4 Answers


  1. I HAVE IT!! 😀


    You should be able to peal it off. I had no problem with it since it was only a sticker that was covering the sifter. The black plastic thing should not come off. By the way, you should be careful as to not break it.


    What if it’s not original? :/

  2. Prep And Prime Mac

  3. Mac Translucent Powder

  4. Thank you for this answer…I ordered mine online (so I didn t have the opportunity to ask a consultant). I spent about 20 mins trying to figure out how to open it before I searched for an answer online…They SHOULD put a note or an arrow on the sticker.

Review, Swatches and Price of Mac Prep+ Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder

Loose powders are not something that I usually bothered with earlier. Having dry skin does have little perks of its own but as I grew more knowledgeable about makeup, I eventually realized its importance. MAC has always had a special place in my heart for giving me the perfect base products; the rising prices however are very successful in dampening my mood. So it was obvious on my hunt for the perfect powder for my bone dry skin that I end up in front of the MAC counter and got the Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder which I will review and swatch today.

My Review:

Having heard some serious raving from the internet world about the famous mac skinfinish natural, I insisted that the SA put that on my face first. I must confess and this may raise some eyebrows that I was unimpressed. Seeing my doubtful expression the SA, in turn, insisted that I try the mac prep +prime finishing powder on the other half of the face. I could see immediate results right after she applied the powder. My skin did not look a flat matte but it looked completely natural but without the slight oiliness of the foundation that one gets after a few hours of wear.

Mac prep+prime is a loose finishing powder and the packaging takes a bit of time getting used to. It does have a sifter inside it through which one get powder from the jar. The powder is extremely finely milled and some of it does go up in the air even when you tap jar without its lid.  You can, of course, get this powder in a pressed form also but the store that I went to was out of stock. The jar contains 9 grams of product in it, which, in my opinion will, at the least, last a good 9 to 10 months.

On applying the powder after you have done your foundation, you will see an immediate difference which is slight but effective. It absorbs the extra oil in the foundation but not so much that your skin is left looking flat. I have some open pores on my cheek and nose area which immediately look less noticeable when I apply this powder. It is highly efficient for setting concealer and no matter how long I have been outside my concealer never creases once I have set it with this powder. There is absolutely no flashback or any traces of white powder when I take a picture of my face in natural as well as artificial light.

But it is important that one keeps in mind to never overdo the powder as it may result in looking cakey over the foundation. With this powder, I recommend that the precision powdering technique should be applied unless you have extremely oily skin.

Pros of MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder:

The texture is finely milled

Its translucent

Quantity will last a long time

Natural finish

Controls oil effectively

Cons of MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Powder:

Price (as usual)

Messy Packaging

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