MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
Among the myriad of MAC collection releases, they have squeezed out a new foundation, it’s part of the Pro Longwear range and the claims are quite big. It is stated that the waterproof formula in the MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation can be used as a foundation or concealer, with a wear time of 24 hours. It’s oil free and repels moisture from the surface of the face, while blending seamlessly with the skin for a medium weightless coverage in a satin finish. I obviously did not test the 24 hour wear claim, but this has very good staying power alone, although I did still get a shiny nose after a few hours. However with the introduction of a mattifying primer, wear time improved slightly, but more notably my shiny nose issues were significantly reduced. This foundation requires minimal touch ups (without primer), if at all any (with primer), but a little powder will quickly squash any oil production issues if that’s a concern.
I'm surprised at how much I like this foundation, as I don’t often wear MAC foundations. I was a little worried from the brands description, about it repelling moisture, and thought it would be too drying on certain areas of my combination skin. However, I did not find that to be the case, this however it is a medium to full coverage heavy duty foundation, and one I will personally reserve for going out, and summer months, but not necessarily day-to-day wear.
This product is lightweight on the skin, especially for the flawless look it gives. If you are in the market for a long wearing high coverage foundation, or one for special occasions that photographs well, you can't go far wrong with this. Be careful how much product you apply to prevent looking cakey and get colour matched, as your usual MAC shade may not be suitable.
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation is priced at £25.50.
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