Leading up to my second big day which will take place in a hot and humid tropical paradise (see first big day makeup HERE), my obsession for trying to find the Holy Grail foundation has magnified exponentially. Promise me with a foundation with long-wear hold and I will try it. Having been a fan of the original MACPro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation, I was eager to try out this new waterproof version. Not that I go swimming in my makeup, but ho hey... Here's the review!
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
One thing that struck me about this foundation is how little product there is. It has 25ml per tube compared to 30ml for the original MACPro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation and 40ml for MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. I have been assured however that this can be used for both foundation and concealer and lasts for 16 hours without touching up to make up for the amount of product. It will perhaps take a while before I finish a tube anyway.
The foundation has somewhat a thick gel like consistency similar to but thicker than MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. It is easy to spread on the skin, I like using a damp sponge or warm fingertips. It dries moderately quickly with a medium skin-like coverage. You can easily add on another layer of product for a fuller coverage.
I find it can be unforgiving to dry patches and one must ensure well-moisturised skin. After a couple hours of wear I find my skin getting dryer and dryer, perhaps this is one to avoid in the cold winter months. At least it does keep shine off bay!
I would recommend this for oily skins with well-moisturised skin. I would suggest dry skin types to stay away from this foundation.
Livia | The Skin and Beauty Blog