Sunday, 15 April 2012

Review: MAC Pro LongWear

Another foundation review today for you guys, as I'm sure you'll have noticed by now from the foundation reviews we have both been hunting for the perfect foundation for sometime now. I didn't mind if it was high end or high street. I just wanted something that would actually last all day and not slip off and go too shiny.

Introducing MAC Pro LongWear (my MAC Haul from that day can be found here) I picked up this foundation to try.

After a chat with the make up artist we decided this would be the best one to try. She colour matched me and applied it all for me! I was instantly sold. It looked flawless on, not caked on but a good coverage to it. I loved how she applied so much I had to buy the brush she used too. This is 168, the large angled contour brush, more used for blush and contouring cheeks but it makes it brilliant foundation brush too. This is my first MAC brush and although they are expensive (£26.00) I'm really impressed with the quality and the finish of my foundation this gives. I find I can go about 4 days before it clogs up to which is great (I don't have time to wash my brushes more than once a week).

Onto the foundation.....

It comes in a glass bottle (I like foundation in glass bottles, not ideal I guess if you travel but it feels more luxurious to me), I like the classic black lid and the fact it's a pump. The lid and pump are built in one, another feature I like as I lose lids easily. You just twist the top to use and then twist it back after to make sure it doesn't accidentally come out in your bag. I find I need about two pumps for my face and that will last me all day.

As you can see it's a nice liquid consistency not to thick not running off my arm. I've used this arm so my mole can be used as a reference to the after picture to see the coverage.

Here it is all buffed in. I love this as it's not a matte foundation. Even though I have oily skin I wanted something that would last without a matte finish. This does the job. It looks really natural on and doesn't feel too heavy on the skin.

It retails at £22.50 and while it's not the cheapest I still think it's affordable. I can't wait to try studio fix and matchmaker to see how the compare to this.

I'm impressed.

Have you tried MAC foundations? Which one do you use?

Love M


I have bought Studio Fix Powder many times, but never bought a foundation from Mac for some unknown reason. I always used a cheapy from Rimmel and the like and then put my Studio Fix powder over the top to set it. It was easily transportable in my hand bag for touch ups during the day too which is always a must.

Oh if only my skin played so nicely now!

Nowadays my skin feels more oily than it did when I was an actual teenager, no idea why this is but it usually ends up with my foundation that was pretty perfect in the morning sliding across my face into patches and settling in all the nooks and crannies making me look like I have wrinkles.
(My skin isn't 100% line free and they seem to be appearing suddenly but I am only 24 so they shouldn't be showing!)

This foundation however delivered all of the things it promised, it applied like a dream with a medium coverage, had a normal finish (not too matte and not too dewy) and lasted the longest a foundation has ever lasted, I was instantly sold!

As you know we've both been on the quest for the perfect foundation and Mac seems to be holding its place in the top spot for now, I've recently bought their skin base primer as well to see how this fares in the test for longevity. 

Th only unfortunate thing that I can think of to say about this foundation is the colour difference between NW20 and NW25.
My skin is very very slightly darker than M's so I was colour matched to a NW25.
But as the weeks have gone by since our purchases it seems that NW25 is too dark for my skin and I could do with a lighter shade, however NW20 washes me out.

At this point in time I have little money and so I'll be applying tan to my face so that I can wear it, and I'm not too bothered as the results are 100% worth it, just as an honest review I felt it should be mentioned!

Also, contains SPF 10! A foundation with SPF, woo! This is always an added bonus :)

L xxx
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