MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review, Swatches, FOTD

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review, Swatches, FOTD
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Heya lovelies, How have you been? So today I will be reviewing my favourite foundation, which is Mac pro longwear foundation. I am in the shade NC-42. Though I am writing a review for this foundation today, it is not new to me. I have been using this foundation for more than a year now. I am kind of a big foundation junkie. So I keep on trying different foundations. To know how this foundation fared on me please continue with my MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review, Swatches, FOTD

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review Swatches FOTD

Claims for MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review, Swatches, FOTD

Mac Prolong wear foundation is a long wearing 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. (Has SPF 10).

How to Use MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

I generally like to dot the foundation all over my face, and then take a kabuki brush and blend the foundation all over my face and neck. One needs to work a bit faster while applying this foundation as this starts setting on the skin pretty quickly. You can use a brush or BeautyBlender as per your comfort.

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Ingredients of MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

Active: Titanium Dioxide 4.7%; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Tribehenin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethicone, Phenyl Methicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Methicone, Tetramethyl Hexaphenyl Tetrasiloxane, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Laureth-7, Hexyl Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Propylene Carbonate, Alumina, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

Price of MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

USD $33.00 for 1 fl. oz. in the USA
INR 2950.00 for 30 ML in India ( Initially this foundation was priced at Rs. 1750 then they raised it to 2150 and now it’s 2950. Price range of the Mac products really disappoints me. They keep hiking there prices every now and then.)

In Detail MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review, Swatches, FOTD and My Experience

The Mac pro longwear foundation comes in a sturdy glass bottle. The best thing I love about this foundation is that it comes with its own pump unlike Mac studio fix fluid foundation. The pump dispenses just the right amount of product hence there is no product wastage. The foundation also has a twist lock system so that you can twist and dispense the product when you need and then twist back to lock the bottle. I usually require 2 pumps of foundation to cover my entire face and neck. Though it is a glass bottle, one can carry this foundation safely in a handbag. I have personally carried this foundation a number of times but never faced any problems yet.

Coming on to the shade selection – MAC is probably the best, well known and trusted brand when it comes to the shades selection. They have a wide range of shades available in this foundation. So one can easily find a suitable shade for their skin tone in the Mac Pro longwear range of foundations.

The texture of the foundation is liquid but it is slightly thick in consistency. It applies smoothly but one needs to work a little fast with this foundation or else it may end up sitting on your face and becomes hard to blend after a while.

I wanted to buy a long wearing foundation and as I have combination/oily skin, the MAC Makeup artist at a MAC store suggested this foundation. I was matched NC-42 in pro longwear foundation which luckily was the perfect shade for me. I normally like to use a foundation that is one shade lighter than my skin tone as foundations tend to oxidise a bit on my skin. But this foundation is not a shade lighter it’s just my skin but better. I was surprised to see that this foundation didn’t oxidise on my face at all, and the colour remained the same as it was. This is a long wearing foundation and it offers semi-matte finish which I love.

It didn’t oxidise on my face and it stayed put through all day long. After 5-6 hours I started noticing the foundation slightly fading from my t-zone where I generally tend to get oily. But touching up with a compact just increased the wear time of the foundation.

I have tried and tested this foundation with primer and without primer. In both the ways it stayed for the same time duration on my skin. This foundation is good for people with combination to oily skin. Dry skin beauties may need to use some moisturiser underneath before putting on this foundation. For me, it is indeed the best foundation and my ultimate favourite so far. Although I have been loving some more foundations from other brands, this one is always close to my heart. I love this foundation to the bits for the finish, stay and the coverage it provides. Never goes cakey or patchy on the skin. Just keeps looking fresh and natural all day. 🙂

More Photos and Swatches

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MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Swatches FOTD

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review Swatches FOTD nc 42 pooja

Pros of MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

1) doesn’t oxidise on my skin.
2) Best for people with oily to combination skin.
3) very long wearing foundation.
4) waterproof and does not transfer at all.
5) good range of shade selection.
6) comes with its own pump dispenser.
7) gives a very even look and covers all imperfections.
8) semi matte finish with just the right amount of coverage.
9) makeup never looks patchy or cakey with this.
10) gives a very natural and glam finish on the skin. Photographs come very well with it.

Cons of MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

1) pricey (except the price i love this foundation.)

MBF Advises

1) moisturise your face really well before you apply this foundation, specially dry skin beauties.
2) when you apply this foundation make sure that you blend it fast as it sets quickly.
3) dab some compact on your face whenever you feel that your skin is getting oily.
4) do not forget to remove this foundation with a good makeup remover or coconut oil.

MBF Rating

4.5/5 (-0.5 for the price)


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