Monday, December 17th, 2012

MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 delivers SPF protection in a solid cream, packaged in a mirrored compact. Comes in three semi-translucent shades. Evens skin tone, blurs imperfections, enhances natural luminosity and retexturizes skin for a flawless look while hydrating and shielding from harsh UV rays and pollutants. Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 in three semi-translucent shades covering extra-light to medium skin tones. Blending SPF protection, creamy emollients and optical pearl pigments, this face-priming, colour-perfecting formula protects and evens the complexion for flawless results.

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

  • Extra Light Pale alabaster
  • Light Pale ivory
  • Light Plus Light beige

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 ($30.00 U.S.)

  • Extra Light Pale alabaster
  • Light Pale ivory
  • Light Plus Light beige

Brush ($33.00)

  • 191 Square Foundation

Availability: US M·A·C Stores and Online Only now,1.800.588.0070 and

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13 thoughts on “MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30

  1. Victoria

    I actually laughed out loud when I saw the shade selection, literally, in real life laughter. Well I wish MAC luck in this endeavor, since only half their customer base will even be able to try it out. I’m laughing out loud again XD

    • Amy

      Probably less than half since it doesn’t seem to be a shade for extremely light people (as usual =-=) either.

      • lol so you mean even though it’s “pale, paler, palest” in name that since I am actually super pale I couldn’t even wear it? Who is this even for?

  2. blueraccoon

    Oh, lord. I remember this from the first go-round. What’s with the lack of shades, MAC? I mean, yeah, I can wear this, but ninety percent of the people I know can’t. SMH.

  3. Stacey

    Ok. I am a NC50, I guess MAC said women of my skin color don’t need to wear beauty balms….#geez

  4. Miss J

    Dear Assholes…errr…I mean, MAC:

    WTF is up with these shades…STILL? You do know there are people that are darker than the inside of an almond, RIGHT??? Instead of making the same product in a new form, why don’t you try making new shades in the old form? What a crazy concept!!


    This light girl who would like you to include her tan to dark/deep skinned friends.

    K? THNX!

  5. Carissa

    If it is translucent and pretty much for prep and prime, and possibly worn under the foundation, maybe this can still apply to those who tanned or darker? I’m still trying to figure out why those colors only…

  6. Anne

    Bobby Brown has one which has a better color range and works wonders!

  7. Sarah

    Ugh, again?!

  8. Z

    As much as I love cosmetics.. I really really hate it when they think that skin tones come in extra light, light and light plus.

    Did I mention how much I really hate skin tone color limitations in BB’s , foundations, and concealers…

    I am on team Miss J, Stacey, Blueracoon and Amy-

  9. Puffnstuff

    Another reason to continue to keep walking past the MAC counter.

  10. Melissa

    Not sure what MAC is thinking in this case. MAC is known to be one of the first cosmetic companies to cater to a very wide spectrum of complexions. So, I don’t understand the 3 light shade selection. Looks like Maybelline and L’Oreal have them beat in the BB category.

  11. i think if u have dry skin, you certainly give it a try. It has a nice moisturizing feeling. And your skin look flawless