A Love Letter to MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in Bright Forecast.

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in Bright Forecast

Dear Bright Forecast ($27.50; I’m calling you BF from now on),

You complete me. Really, you do.

I have to be totally honest, though.  I was a little concerned at the start.  You were a total charmer and everyone was falling in love with you (you are an artistrhi top 5 face fave after all).  They said you are like YSL Touche Éclat not-so-snooty counterpart, and that you perform better, too.  It was the perfect recipe for a heartbreak.

I’m glad I took a chance on you, BF.  You know why?  Because you didn’t offer any false promises.

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in Bright Forecast (applicator)

Underneath or atop MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NW30) under my eyes, you take away darkness more than any other concealer had ever done before. Your peachy colour almost completely neutralizes my dark circles that I barely need any concealer at all.  Just between you and me, if I had to choose, I’d ditch MAC Pro Longwear Concealer for you.  Keep it a secret though; he’s a bit of a jealous type.

Before / After MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in Bright Forecast

After MAC Prep + Prime in Bright Forecast / Prep + Prime with Pro Longwear Concealer in NW30

Wearing MAC Prep + Prime with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, and Marcus (my new freckle LOL!)


P.S. I’m free for drinks later.  Call me? 😉

Check out my other love letter to my beauty products:

Have You Tried Anything from MAC Prep + Prime Line Before?

I really want to try the new Prep + Prime pressed powder.  I’ve been reading great reviews about it.  What about you?

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  • It seems like this one is a winner! I’ve given up on concealers and brighteners and what not, since they seem to dry out my under-eye area and make it worse than it already is…but I will have to look into this one.

    • Hi Larie,

      I really like this one — not drying at all. 🙂 Give it a try under your favourite concealer.

  • Well you’ve convinced me. My wallet is not happy, Arianne!!!

  • Perfect brows? Check! Perfect lashes? Check! Perfect freckle? Check! Perfect concealer? Check!

    Conclusion: alert the presses; Arianne is clearly no longer human. (You’re much too perfect to be one of us!)

    (Also I am drugged up to heeeeelllll right now, so I hold no liability for anything that I say this week. Bright Forecast really does work amazingly on your skintone, though!)

    • Hey Rae? I kinda like you drugged up to heeeeeeellllll. 😛

      The brows: makeup. Lashes: lash extensions. Freckle: 100% mine. 😉

  • Careful hon. Marcus is making eyes at your BF.

    • Bahahahaha thanks for the heads up Eden-Avalon. 😉

  • the highlighter + pro longwear concealer combo sounds amazing! i shall have to try it once i’m out of my concealer :).

    HIIII marcus!

    • They really do work amazingly together. I love it!

      Marcus says hi. I’m watching you. 🙂

  • I hate your ridiculously perfect skin – even that lone freckle!

    Back on topic, I’m going to have to test this thing out now… looks great. 🙂

    • Thanks Liz! 🙂 You really gotta try it out. I love it love it love it!

  • Ahhhh you’ve got the most perfect lashes! So pretty!

    • Hey Annie! The lashes are extensions. 😛 My lashes are unfortunately way wimpier than this.

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  • LOL you’re hilarious! I have too many freckles to name now 😉

    That stuff seems to work well!

    • It’s awesome! You don’t really have dark circles but if you did, this would obliterate (LOL that’s the first time I ever used that word) them.

  • Love your brows. Seriously, how do you get them so perfect (and can you please show me how to it)?

    Love this prep and prime! This one over the UB primer potion? Cost?


    • It’s makeup! I have a brow tutorial in my to-do list. Soon, hopefully!

      They are two different things. Prep + Prime brightens, UD primer potion makes eyeshadow last longer. P+P is $27.50. And so so so worth it.

  • Danielle

    What a cute post! I may have to say “Hai Boo” to this the next time I visit the MAC counter. I know they put this on me when they did my makeup awhile back, but I need to try it out again after this review!

    • “Hai Boo” is definitely necessary. 😉

  • I have the MAC Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye Primer – not worth the cost sadly. 🙁 I shall join the jealous chorus about your perfect skin & brows & Marcus…however, I can say I do have eyelashes! lol Thanks for the great work blogging 🙂

    • Really? Why don’t you like it Shannon? What do you use it for?

      Well I’m jealous that you have eyelashes. What you see here are lash extensions, and unfortunately my real lashes are very VERY Asian. (Translation: wimpy-ass). 🙂

  • Sonia

    This looks amazing! Thanks for the excellent review!

    I love that you named your one freckle. I have too many to name them all. :S

    • Oh I hope I don’t get too many to name. 😛 I wish I had them naturally but I’m 99% sure this is probably due to the too much sun I’ve been getting this summer.

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  • What a great product.

    And holla at your girl Marcus!

  • I use this and it’s magic. it’s the only thing I’ve ever used and believe me, I’ve tried at least thirty different things, that actually helps the undereye circles without creasing!! It’s amazing!

    (pssst…Hi Marcus!!)

  • Hi Arianne,

    Since we have the same coloring..are you using MAC pro longwear concealer in NW 30 or NC 35? Which is better for you? Thanks :>

    • Hi Jowina,

      I find that when my skin is about NC 35, I like the NW 30 more because the NC 35 is too dark. Right now I am NC 40, so NC 35 would be better for me now, but I can’t for the life of me find that shade in my drawers!! grrrr..

      Hope that helps. 🙂

  • I have not tried this product, but did hear it was comparable to YSL Touche Eclat, which of course I found hard to believe. But after this review, guess I’ll be going the cheapy route!! And btw, your eyebrow shape is ridiculous!! They are perfect!!!

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