MAC PRO Longwear SPF10 Foundation (USD $29.50 for 1 fl. oz) is "a long-wear foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage. Even in hot and humid conditions, controls oil to keep skin fresh, natural and flawless. Provides everyday SPF protection." (MAC Cosmetics).
- Once it sets, it does not goes away or fades or transfer. Very stubborn foundation.
- Looks as if just applied hours after being actually done so.
- 16 shades too choose from.
- It does controls oil and has a 'natural' finish, which to me means not too matte, not to 'dewy'.
- Does not need to be set with powder.
- My shade NC40 is quite different from the SFF NC40, it's yellower. It doesn't affect me that much, but I've read many people having issues with this particular fact.
- It sets super quickly. If you thought Revlon's Colorstay Makeup dried fast, this one dries to the speed of light. That leaves me a very short time to blend it really well. For this reason, it is not possible for me to 'build it up' for more coverage.
- I always feel it on my face, it makes my skin feel very tight and firm, but not in a good way. I don't like to feel my makeup during the day.
- Because it has a physical sunscreen (titanium dioxide) it is not too good for flash photography.
My skin right now: NC 40 in SF Powder and Fluid and ProLongwear;
Combination skin (normal skin on cheeks with oily t-zone)
Well, I don't like it. One of the worst foundations I've ever had. I have had this product for months now, looking for ways to get a better application; no matter how little amount or what primer I used, I always feel it over my face all day and I hate that. And it does not do nothing to conceal my pores and scars--even the MAYBELLINE Super Stay 24hr Makeup dealt better with them, providing a smooth finish.
Since I don't like to waste products, I'm mixing it with other foundations (specially one with more neutral tones, so I can get a warmer shade), though I have to be careful: too much of the PRO Longwear and the other foundation looks peach and acquires all the properties of the PRO Longwear I really don't like. Most of the times, results are acceptable.
Trick here is to listen to MAC when they say it provides 'light to medium coverage'--in my case that means to not apply more than a pump. A good brush to apply it is the MAC 187 or the Sigma Sigmax F84 Angled Top Kabuki (the best of those 3 brushes Sigma has). Do not try to build up this foundation as I did, because you will end up with a mess all over your face. I apply concealer before applying this because when I do it after (as I always use to), the concealer looks all patchy and ugly. Ugh.
RATING: 2/5 (Honestly...SFF is better than this one though I hate it transfers like crazy)
LOL, I'm guessing I'm one of the few people in the makeup community that hates this product. =/
MAC PRO Longwear SPF10 Foundation in NC40
Left: An old pic of me w/o makeup; Right: Pro Longwear in NC40;
that pic makes me miss my long hair, =(
In the picture in the right, if you click it to enlarge it you may notice the patchy area
in the plane of my cheeks, just below my eyes...
Have you used this foundation? Any tips?
¡Vivan, amen y rían!