Okay coverage, okay lasting power.
Just okay, NC colors are too orangey. What just cause you're warm toned means you're an oompa loompa?
I usually always complain that foundations never last all day or '24 hours' as they say they do, although this did stay all day. It stayed all day but didn't look as freshly applied as it did when I first put it on (obviously this is understandable).
I purchased this in NC25 because I had been previously matched in NC30 and found this too dark. NC25 matched my tone, it just had a HORRIBLE orange sort of tinge to it.
It's also very thick so it tents to bring out the pores around and on the nose. It made my nose area very cakey.
I would not wear this out of choice although I would wear it if i had to. If I could get my money back I would...
I have a love hate relationship with this product. First, it doesn't last long on my skin at all and i use a primer and it still doesn't last. Second it drys quickly you have to really blend it in. Third, less is more the less you wear the better it looks it can look cakey if you use to much. The good thing about this product is the coverage it makes you look flawless but you can tell when you have it on. it doesnt look natural to me but i love the coverage i have decided to only wear this on special occasions if i'm going out and want to look made up.
LOVE this foundation. I am the pickiest person when it comes to foundation because i have difficult skin. I am unbelievably oily, but with dry patches in some places. I live in humid weather so makeup melts off easily. This along with Estee Lauder Double Wear is my ALL TIME FAVORITE. The thing i love about this MAC is they WILL have your exact color. Im NC 42 and it's perfect. Second, it has the perfect matte finish. It makes my skin look absolutely flawless. I highly highly highly reccommend.
In general, I do like this foundation but I've found it can be a little bit problematic...
I use NC15, and when it is eventually blended in and set my skin looks pretty much flawless, however I do find it difficult to use. I find it quite thick, and when I use a primer underneath it the finish doesn't quite look right for me... I can't really describe it but it is like it is just sitting on top of my skin and looks a bit like a mask. So I wear it with no primer. I have tried several brushes, sponges, fingers trying to get it to look right and have found a MAC 130 works best. I like it because I like a lot of coverage, it gives that and it is long lasting. I do like this foundation and do think its good - you just need to get the application right based on your own skin and how this foundation looks and feels on it. I don't think I will buy another when my bottle runs out, I'm sure there are foundations out there which give just as good results but are a lot easier to work with.
One of the best foundation to work with, im nc42, i got this online in nc40 by mistake, couldnt bother to send it back, so i just start using it, its too light for me, then i stop using it, i bought MUFE velevt plus in the shade 65 online, then again, made a mistake, bit too dark, couldnt bother to send it back, so one day i just mix the pro long wear and the MUFE together, amazing mixture, last forever and ever, perfect shade, great oil control, then i mix the prolong wear with chanel perfection lumerie, then again, amazing mixture, making the lumerie last nearly twice as long, normally last like seven hrs :( then now the mixture last up to 14hrs! :) and the finish looks so natural, definity got two best thing out of the two, natural looking(chanel) and long lastkng(prolong wear) ! try it guys! Prolong works great with any other foundation i'v tried, of course when u mixed it with others, u have to make it equal part of both and mix them well, i would'v imagine how great it would work alone if i got this a shade darker :) but! I still got it to work just amazing as! Lovin it.
This is thin to me compared to the Studio fix. It really is not long wearing on my opinion. I have very oily skin and this does not offer full coverage. It looks like I am going to have to shell out money for Estee Lauder or Makeup Forever because this is not cutting it at all!
I like this foundation, I don't love it though!
The coverage is ok, I kind of expected it to cover better though.
The colours run very dark! I have NW20 and I only wear it when I have fake tan on.
It does last well and even though there's and SPF of 10 I haven't had a problem with white cast.
Overall it's a pretty average foundation, it's nothing special but it's not bad, the coverage is fine for day to day and the lasting power is good. But there are definitely better foundations out there!
I love this foundation so much, but unfortunately it's not really working for me. : ( The biggest problem I'm having is that NC15 is too dark. I should have known, since I'd read and heard that the Pro Longwear formula runs a little darker. I can wear NC15 in their other formulas but just barely. This foundation looks right in all indoor lighting and in outdoor lighting in the evenings, which is odd. But sitting here at my desk with natural lighting pouring in from the huge windows to my right, I can see that it's obviously too dark. I asked several people and they all say they don't think it's too dark to wear, but I just don't feel comfortable in it. It's just the strangest thing, I've taken tons of pictures of myself wearing it in various lighting, with and without flash, etc., and it looks perfect in all pictures. But when I look in the mirror, it's clearly off. The second problem I'm having is that my chin area seems to be reacting to it. Every night after I wash my face I see that I have a few tiny red bumps. Not pimples, just the typical bumps I get when I'm having a minor reaction to something. They're always gone by morning. This morning I did have a very tiny zit on the tip of my nose, which must be from this foundation because I never get those - especially not there. It also makes my skin itch a little. Very weird. On me, this gives buildable medium-full buildable coverage and looks SO natural and gorgeous. I absolutely love the finish. It smooths over my pores and fine lines. And it LASTS. The longest I've worn it so far has been 12 hours, and it looked just as good at that point as it did after I first applied. I was amazed. I thought it was going to be my HG foundation, until I realized it was too dark and that my skin was reacting to it. I may try mixing it with my L'Oreal True Match in W1 (the lightest foundation I own) to see how that goes, but if it compromises the lasting power and alters the finish I may have to give EL DW another try. It's a shame because there's so much I love about this foundation! I said that I would repurchase, but that's only if I can find a way to make it work. It might not be worth the hassle. Amazing product, it would just be nice if they made lighter shades. I'll definitely be able to wear it once I get a little color in the coming weeks and months, but I was really looking for something I can wear with my untanned skin. ETA: This stuff is going back. Today when I got home from work I saw that I had two *actual* zits on my chin. No foundation is worth ruining my skin, so I'm not going to mess with trying to make it work. So disappointing. I went and got a sample of EL DW in Bone and I think it might work for me. I've used Linen in the summer before and really liked it.
I will not be repurchasing this product unless by chance my skin goes back to being oily. This foundation dries out my skin. After a few hours my cheeks and parts of my forehead feel dry and tight. My skin will still feel dry in those areas even after I take off the makeup. After a few days of not using it my skin will go normal for me which is combo with oily t-zone and normal cheeks. It gets cakey very easily and the only way I could apply it and have it look ok was with a damp sponge. I do like the pump. I'm NC35 but in pro longwear I wear NC30.