Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Product of the Week: MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

Here it is- I admit I am guilty of loving a MAC foundation (something I said I would NEVER do)! I picked up this jewel when it first came out 1 1/2 years ago, and did not think I was going to love it, much rather like it. I bought it on the whim that it would photograph well as the MAC lady told me. I have used many a MAC foundation before and besides Face and Body (for my clients) I have never loved any other formula. 

The Basics:
- comes in the usual NW or NC shades, so many colors to pick from
- easy dispensable bottle
- great for all climates

This one is different.

Not only does it photograph beautifully, it literally lasts for 12-15 hours easy. I know this because I was in Vegas a little while ago and we were awake early every morning and out until the wee hours of the night every day. Not only did I not blot (this foundation is PAR EXCELLENT for oily skin) it also tended to look the same at night as it had when I first put it on. 

Here is an example of how it photographed

I will say...its a thick, heavy foundation. If you are going for minimal coverage, this is not the foundation for you. That being said, if you can sheer it out with moisturizer or only use it in areas that you need it, it works wonders. 

This is a foundation that you do not have to powder over which is a joy! The finish is matte, yet the foundation never ends up looking cakey if applied correctly. If you are going to powder it, set it with some fix plus for added dewiness, or with a mineralize powder to give it some shine. It stands up to all weather conditions surprisingly well, even extremely humid climates. This is one of the only foundations I own that I see literally no oil break through for an entire 8-10 hours.

Final Grade: A-


  1. I recently purchased this and am loving it too! Not for every day my nars sheer glow and my nars tinted moisturiser are for that but for special ocassions and alot of photography this is a gem! Thanks for your review! <3

  2. ps how do you apply prolongwear? x

    1. its definitely an amazing product! i apply it with a 130 stippling brush from mac or with my fingers. both have worked well, but the most important thing is to use very little of the foundation with both methods.

  3. Hi! I was just wondering what shade you are in the pro longwear?

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