As part of their Future Earth collection, MAC Cosmetics released a new product called Prep and Prime Microfine Lip Refinisher. It is a lip balm and exfoliator in one with exfoliation on one side and conditioning on the other.
As a conditioner, MAC’s Prep and Prime Microfine Lip Refinisher is a great product, it’s got that MAC vanilla scent we’ve all come to know and love but when you enhance it with exfoliation, it loses it’s magic for me. I like grit, I’m a gritty gal and this product seemed to really lack that on the exfoliation side. I used it for quite a while before I felt it was sloughing anything off of my lips. The exfoliating side just seemed too moisturizing to really do the job well. It didn’t do a whole lot for me, I’ve used other products that did a much better job of prepping and priming them for color like The Body Shop’s Lip Scuff or Tarte’s FRXtion. Each one of these is slightly cheaper so they are definitely worth taking a look at.
That’s not to say the Future Earth collection from MAC doesn’t have something good in it for you. It certainly does, we’ll be taking a look at that tomorrow.