MAC recently released a collection called Pro Longwear. These (thankfully) are not limited edition and will become part of their collection. The Pro Longwear collection includes foundation, concealer and lip cremes.
Before I reviewed these I wanted to really test them out to see how they worked for me, so here we go.
Foundation: I am always SUPER skeptical when I try a MAC foundation because I have had zero luck with many different ones over the last 20 years. Normally they wind up looking too heavy/cakey/greasy on me and I cannot stand the feel of them; I feel like I’m wearing a mask. I am SO happy to report that I completely LOVE this Pro Longwear foundation though! I have been wearing it for two weeks now almost every single day and have nearly no complaints.
The foundation comes in a pump style bottle and it seems to work fairly well. Two pumps covers my whole face. It spread out pretty nicely and evenly. The coverage is on the medium side, but you can build it up if you want for more coverage. I prefer a medium coverage look, so this one works for me. I was sent two colors for review and knew one of them was way too dark. I wasn’t too sure about the other (which was NC15) because normally I am a 20, but it actually matched my skin perfectly. It’s definitely on the more pale side, but right now I am pretty pale since I don’t really go in the sun much and never without a high SPF anyway.
The foundation feels pretty good also. There is no cakey or greasy feel and it’s not dry or tight feeling either. I do have to touch up once in the afternoon, but other than that, it doesn’t seem to budge at all until I am ready to take it off (11-12 hours later usually). I’ve applied it with both a flat foundation brush and my fingers and it works well both ways. I do prefer my fingers a little more because I feel it melts into my skin a little easier, and I’m lazy