I have been using this product for 5 months now. I just purchased my 2nd bottle! I tested a sample for a week, 1&1/2-2 weeks before my wedding. I was SOLD! I purchased it right away. Normally I spend a lot of time testing a product to be sure I want to invest in buying it. I wore it for the entire week before/after my wedding (I used a makeup artist & airbrush for my actual wedding) when family was in town and I was busy running around and did not have time to worry about touching up my makeup. This foundation totally prevailed! I still have my more oily days, it depends on the condition of my skin. However this works wonders especially when paired with Urban Decay Deslick powder!!! And I use blotting papers as well. But I can go long periods of time before having to blot. I prefer to blot first and then when it gets near the end of the day touch up with powder. Actually today was a pretty hot day and I was running around doing a bunch of errands and shopping & trying on clothes and sweating! My face did NOT melt off at all! It just tends to look a little dewy instead of shiny and greasy and oily. That's fine with me because dewy looks natural where as the latter does not. I wear the lightest NW20 and just recently got the concealer also in NW20. Normally in the Studio Fix Fluid I was NW15 the lightest which was a little yellow on me but I used it very sheerly and it worked. (The NC15 was way too pale on me) Luckily the NW20 in this foundation works really well for me because in Studio Fix Fluid it would definitely be too dark. I think the shades for the Pro Longwear are totally different than the other MAC foundations for some reason.
I really like this liquid foundation. It does what it claims to do--the foundation has excellent lasting power. I work 12-hour shift and my make-up looks fresh by the end of the day. It gives medium coverage and it's natural looking, too.
Maybe not as natural looking as MUFE face and body foundation but has better lasting power. Unlike EL double wear light, it does not cake or oxidize on me. I went out on a very hot day to the Aquarium and my make-up stays fit the whole day. I didn't even use powder to set it. For reference, I have fair skin (NC 15) and the color match is good. I have normal skin so it may be a little drying for winter but as long as I moisturize really well, it shouldn't be any problem. The price is very reasonable. One bottle lasts forever. The best part is its lasting power!
All foundations end up breaking me out. I have combination skin, but prone to breakouts. I have been using this for 3 months with no problems. I usually hate the way MAC foundations feel on my skin. Not this one. They finally have a winner. That said, I don't think this would be good if you have dry skin. This smoothes out my skin and keeps oil away for most of the day. Love it. I am NC25, which is a great match.
My dream foundation. The reviews on here gave me hope that it would actually last on my combination skin, but some made think it would dry up the drier parts of my face. Luckily it worked perfectly. I was surprised by how glowy and fresh it makes my skin look - I was expecting a more matte finish - and how long it lasts. I'm someone whose makeup wears off within hours, but with this I looked in the mirror after 5 hours and yep, still had coverage. As far as I'm concerned, this stuff is magic.
I'm normally NC27-30 and took this in NC25. In the bottle it looked shockingly yellow, but went on fine.
Mac's best liquid foundation IMO. It does exactly what it claims. Great coverage, and perfect staying power. Perfect for the nights out, or even in warmer weather if your not a powder foundation person. This actually lasts unlike the SFF. I really love this foundation!!
Well, this does last until you wash it off. Pro Longwear is great for when you need a polished look and can't be bothered with touch-ups. I was matched to NW30. NW30 has a touch of peach in it but blends into my skin well. This foundation is a bit watery which is nice and makes blending easy. Even on my combo/oily skin, I find this too drying and will cling to dry patches if the skin is not properly hydrated. Also, this foundation tends to try FAST and once it's set, it's set like cement! So, I advise everyone to blend extremely fast and don't apply the foundation all over then try to blend. It's better to work in sections and work fast. I find by wetting my foundation brush, it will give me a better finish and prevents the foundation from clinging to dry skin and it aids in blending the foundation better. Two layers gives medium cover and three is full cover. Also, I don't even need my blotting powder for this foundation. IDK, maybe I'll need to blot in the summer time.This foundation isn't matte yet it's not glowy either. I find that it's a natural satin finish. I will update if this causes breakouts. Pro Longwear retails for $29(US) which is reasonable for a professional brand.
UPDATE: I only use this on really hot days or nights out and I haven't noticed any reaction or breakouts from using this.
I used to wear the Select foundation from MAC, but I felt that it didn't have good staying power, so a MUA told me try the Pro Longwear. I've been using it for the past 2 weeks, and initially it seems to not penetrate into my skin, so it looks a bit cakey, but after about an hour, it really does look nice. However, I do wish that i didn't have to put two pumps of product onto my face, one is simply not enough. With the Select foundation, one pump with enough for my whole face...oh well =/
Apply Smashbox Photo Finish Primer-Light
Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20 for undereye
Apply foundation with a Sigma F80
Set T-Zone with Mineralize Skinfinsh Natural- Medium
To initially get rid of the powdery look, i spritz a bit of Fix+, and i've noticed that my makeup does in place for the whole day. :)
- Love the packaging. Love you can lock the pump. Very clean.
- Too heavy.
- Clogged my skin, broke out after 2 days of use.
I have a really hard time with foundations. First off I'm extremely fair but a bit on the yellow side (rather than pink which most fair skintones are) so finding a good match is always difficult. Secondly, I have weird combination skin which starts off very dry (especially on my cheeks & chin) but can get very oily on my T-zone. And finally I am a hairstylist and I sweat a TON when I work, so between constantly moving, having a hot blowdryer in my face, and using heat tools such as flat irons all day, my naturally dry skin is a sweaty oily mess by the end of the day (yummy, I know). I have had foundations that I absolutely love that simply can't stand up to a day at work. These are the foundations I have tried most recently:
Make Up Forever HD Foundation in 117 (looked nice to begin with but with its dewy look, it melted off after a few hours at work)
MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation (same problem as the MUFE)
Everyday Minerals in Olive Fair (not right for my dry skin)
LORAC Natural Performance Foundation in NP2 (not a great match and poor lasting power)
So when I had squeezed the last drop out of my MUFE foundation I came on here to read some reviews and liked the sound of this new MAC foundation. I went to the counter and had the MUA apply a full face of the foundation and NC15 was a perfect match. The finish looked nice; not too matte and not overly dewy. Coverage-wise it's a perfect light-medium, which is what I prefer as I just have a little redness in my cheeks and slightly dark areas under my eyes (those with acne or acne scarring might want to consider using a concealer underneath).
I purchased it and wore it to work for the first time yesterday. Throughout the day I noticed that my face didn't need any blotting - a first for me. 6pm rolled around and my last client of the day arrived and asked me if I had just done my makeup. I replied "No, why?" She said my face looked so fresh and flawless, and then asked was I even wearing foundation at all or was that just my skin? Ha! I wish!
Needless to say it's a winner for me. I don't have sensitive skin so I don't foresee having issues with it, but if for some reason I break out in hives or acne I'll update the review. Until then, 5 lippies.
Update: I've been using this for almost 2 weeks and still love it. No breakouts or noticeable changes in my skin quality/texture. Still lasts all day (I wear my makep an average of 12 hours a day) and looks perfect until I wash it off. Truly incredible...I am in love.
Update #2: Been using this for about a year now. I have never loved a foundation this much for this long. Usually I eventually stray to the next best thing, get broken out, or find some issue with it. But I'm still absolutely in love with this foundation. I get so many compliments on my skin when I wear even the lightest application.
Buyers beware!! The shades for this liquid foundation run darker than the Pro Longwear concealer if you are planning to buy both! I use the concealer in NC 30 but have to use a NC25 for this foundation because the NC 30 is way too orangey and dark. This foundation is AMAZING. It provides perfect coverage, making my skin matte but natural looking. I have been breaking out so there's alot of acne and acne scars to conceal and I don't even need to apply this all over my face. I use only on the areas I need coverage and set it with the Careblend and result is perfect looking skin. It also STAYS all day!