MAC Prep+Prime Beauty Balm UVA/UVB SPF35 PA+++ aka MAC BB Cream

June 22, 2010

Exclusively sold at DFS and travel retail stores, this new face product from MAC is similar to the multi-functional BB creams (Blemish Balm creams) made popular by the Korean beauty industry.

According to MAC Cosmetics Singapore:

The idea of flawless skin with or without make is universally appealing. Who doesn’t want fresh, luminous skin with a visible glow? M.A.C delivers long lasting illumination for all skin types with M·A·C PREP + PRIME BEAUTY BALM UVA/UVB SPF35 PA+++. Beauty Balm is the ultimate multi tasking product functioning as a color perfection, face primer, UV protector and light and skin hydrator.

While M·A·C PREP + PRIME BEAUTY BALM UVA/UVB SPF35 PA+++ was developed to perform a multitude of tasks, the ultimate result is the same: flawless skin. Use it as a makeup primer, to provide a subtle glow and correct color imperfections, while at the same time providing UV protection of SPF 35. Apply to skin before foundation for a smoother application and enhanced wear throughout the day.

The lightweight, creamy formula of M·A·C PREP + PRIME BEAUTY BALM UVA/UVB SPF35 PA+++ glides on effortlessly and forms a protective barrier against external aggressions, making it ideal for use in conditions that may cause stress the skin. Apply it to freshly cleansed skin and it immediately evens out and illuminates the complexion, making skin imperfection less noticeable.

In Singapore, MAC Beauty Balm retails at S$42. I wonder how it compares to the plethora of BB creams already available in the market. Since this product has also been released in the west (it retails at US$30 in North America) and not just in Asia, the colour tone is something I’d like to see. I’m really curious about this and am tempted to purchase a tube!

ETA: This product is now available at the regular MAC counters and retails at S$45.

Image source: MAC Cosmetics Singapore

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12 Responses to MAC Prep+Prime Beauty Balm UVA/UVB SPF35 PA+++ aka MAC BB Cream

  1. dark
    June 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    WOW, that’s good news! i wonder if anyone has any reviews… XD

    • makeupmag
      June 25, 2010 at 12:19 am

      Hey Dark,

      I might be getting a tube very soon! :D

  2. FarahDean
    June 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Mag, What is the spectrum of their shades? Have you seen them in person?

    • makeupmag
      June 25, 2010 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Farah!

      So nice to hear from you. :D There is only one shade, unfortunately. I will be checking it out next week!

  3. June 25, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    I bought it I bought it I bought it!!!!!!!!!

    How can I not own it right? HAHA

    • makeupmag
      June 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm

      Hey Kimmy,

      Great! I’m hoping to get one next week. :D

  4. FarahDean
    June 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Hi Mag! :) Cannot wait to see your thoughts. Great site you got running, will take some time to read, am sure will pick up a tip or 2!

    • makeupmag
      June 26, 2010 at 11:08 pm

      Hi Farah,

      Thank you, dear! *hug*

  5. FarahDean
    June 27, 2010 at 2:02 am

    *hugs* Your blog has got me lemming for a whole lot of things. :D

    • makeupmag
      June 29, 2010 at 12:13 am

      Buy more, Farah; it’s good for the economy! ;)

  6. July 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

    cant seem to find any info on this product online?! LOL. this sounds like a freaking dream, is it still available?

    • makeupmag
      July 20, 2010 at 11:50 am

      Hi Shona,

      It’s available at DFS Galleria at Scotts. :)

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