06/05/2014

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review - A Force to be Reckoned with!


It is quite refreshing to find a product that does what it says on the tin, and that list would include MAC Pro Longwear Foundation it actually does long wear. This is my first line foundation for long 13 hour shifts, hot humid environments, special occasions with albums of photo taking, times when I want my look to last all day. I've worn this to weddings, to the mountains, and even to the beach - its that heavy duty!

This is a liquid foundation with a medium consistency. It goes on easily and it dries quickly so I recommend working fast.

I found that the best way to apply this is with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. Stipple then swipe and buff in circular motions. It's less messy than fingers and buffing makes it less streaky. This way it provides an even finish. 

without foundation

with MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

The effect of the application is a matte yet brightening glow. This is not as matte as MAC Studio Fix Fluid, and not as dewy as MAC Face and Body Foundation. It provides medium buildable coverage that can conceal blemishes. It looks natural on the skin, like 'My Skin But MUCH Better' and yet does not feel heavy nor suffocating on the skin.

It can oxidise after hours of wear, making you look a bit more tanned. I suggest choosing a shade up - I am usually NC30 for most MAC things, but with this foundation, I prefer NC25. I do have NC30 however in case I wanted to look a bit more Victoria Secret-like.

It does not settle into lines, plus!, but of course just in case I still set this with powder - my current go-to is MAC Blot Powder

For a longwearing product, this does not cause my skin to break out at all. My skin actually adores this stuff! I am very happy with this foundation and it does everything its supposed to. It holds a firm place in my makeup heart. 

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (£25) is available from your local MAC Store.

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7 comments

  1. I'm glad you love this foundation as much as I do! :)

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  2. I'd love to track down the paint colour for

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  3. At the moment I just use my Ecotools foundation brush, but I've been wanting to get a round foundation brush for a while. I did try the Real Techniques Buffing Brush for it but didn't like the finish.

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  4. I have this too and it lasts SO long. Like 12 hours. It's my go-to for long work/school days.

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  5. Soccerrocker12347 May 2014 at 21:37

    I've always stayed away from MAC foundations because I've heard they can cause break outs, but I'll definitely give this a swatch after reading how your skin got on with it!

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  6. Yep this one is great! You're right to be careful with some mac foundations, studio fix fluid gave me cystic acne! :(

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