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on 3/24/2011 5:31:00 PM
More reviews by marly01
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
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 =/ Routine:Apply Smashbox Photo Finish Primer-LightPro Longwear Concealer in NW20 for undereyeApply foundation with a Sigma F80Set 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. :)
on 3/23/2011 10:01:00 AM
More reviews by smoothtalkin
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Pros:- Love the packaging. Love you can lock the pump. Very clean.Cons:- Too heavy.- Clogged my skin, broke out after 2 days of use.
on 3/23/2011 9:58:00 AM
More reviews by rockkitty
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse
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.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 3/22/2011 7:45:00 AM
More reviews by mizsassy
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
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!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 3/21/2011 7:38:00 PM
More reviews by mo5050
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
This had a lot to live up to when I first bought it, as I had pushed my beloved YSL Teint Resist aside as I wanted something with a more professional finish. Anyway, I've been using this for the past month in NC15 and really like it. It gives decent coverage, which is very buildable and has a nice finish to it. The lasting power is very good as well, but the most important thing to me is oil control and I'm pleased to say this comes up trumps. It's not sliding off my face after 12 hours, and weirdly there's even been some days when I haven't been that oily at all. The thing I don't like about this is I feel that you have to have perfect skin for it to look good? Recently my skin has been a little less hydrated than usual - nothing drastic, not even any dry patches. But I am having difficulties getting it to sit right on my skin, it won't blend properly and it looks really unnatural after I've applied it. After about 20-30 minutes though it does start to sink in though and looks much better, so I'll still repurchase it. I also do feel the need for a primer underneath it just to help it slide on a little better, but that's my personal choice :)All in all, a great foundation that's bumped it's way up to my new favourite thanks to it's good coverage, colour match and oil-control - a definite re-buy!
on 3/21/2011 2:53:00 AM
More reviews by luffkristyn
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
I have tried (almost) every drugstore foundation under the sun. I decided that I was tired of looking too orange, too cakey, too dry, etc. I am pretty thrifty, and $30 for foundation seems outrageous to me. But after buying this foundation today, I think it is absolutely worth it! I LOVE this stuff. I know it has only been one day, but I have had it on for about 12 hours now, and it looks like I just applied it. I am fair skinned with yellow undertones, and I was matched to NC15 perfectly. I have some acne scars on my chin and one cystic zit at the moment, and it provides the perfect coverage. I was nervous at first because it is medium coverage, but it worked out great. I moisturized and primed my face before, and the application was easy. It makes my pores look amazing and my face looks so natural! This is my first MAC product, and as it may be too soon to call it my HG, I believe I just may have!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 3/20/2011 9:44:00 AM
More reviews by clay2626
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
I have used many foundations over the years from Cle De Peau, La Prairie, Le Mer, Chanel, Estee, Cover Girl, LM, etc simply trying to find a foundation that covers well (acne scars, redness) and lasts on my oily skin. I have spent a lot of money with primers, oil control products, etc over the years though I liked how Double Wear covered and lasted I could not find a color match that did not leave me looking pink and that I was satisfied with. I have not had good results from MAC foundations so I was hesitant to try this one but I did. I was matched to NC 25 (CDP 020, LM Warm Ivory, Chanel (Cendre) and this helps tone down the redness.I have to say I am quite impressed with this foundation, it lasts all day in the heat, working out, etc. I live in the south where it is hot and humid and nothing seems to last past noon on my face (even in winter). I am so glad to find a foundation that I do not have to use primer or some oil control under, yes I do blot and powder but after being outside the foundation looks as good as when I first put it on and lasts a full day at work. The price is reasonable and for such long lasting coverage well worth buying again.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 3/19/2011 8:18:00 PM
More reviews by karmalissa
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I have been using this foundation for 2 weeks now, and I must say that it is absolutely the best foundation I have ever used. With an incredibly small amount, I am able to achieve a med/full coverage matte finish. The product wears very light on my skin, and I do not at all have that "cakey" feel that I experience with revlon colorstay. I have been using it as a daily foundation, but those of you who are looking for something very natural looking might want to pass. For example, I have relatively light freckles across my cheeks and nose, and they completely disappear with this product. Its for those of us m/u junkies who love that flawless, but obviously made up skin. Also, and most importantly for me, this product have NOT BROKEN ME OUT!! I have extremely sensitive skin when it comes to any face product, and It is hard to spend the 35.50 (CDN) dollars before knowing how my skin will react. But alas, NO ZITS! The packaging is fabulous. There is a locking-pump within the cap, minamalizing both waste of the product, and mess. It is also very easy to use this foundation without any cross contamination. This foundation wears on me for at least 8 hours without having to touch up. I have been very pleased with how well my m/u has held after long and tiring days - always a relief to look in the mirror at 4 o clock still looking good. I would highly recommend this product, and I will absolutely be repurchasing when I am done.
on 3/18/2011 1:44:00 PM
More reviews by StudentNurse88
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
After having worn Colorstay, Studio Fix Fluid and Double wear for years this foundation is a refreshing change!I am normally nw15 in mac foundations however nc15 matched my skin fine in this foundation and blends in well. The coverage is perfect and it does not have a heavy feel unlike studio fix fluid! I set it with blot powder in medium, however it dries very well so I think you could probably skip setting it if you wanted to. The bottle comes with a pump so no need to purchase one seperately or waste product trying to pour it out (one of my major gripes about Colorstay!)I have yet to test how long this foundation lasts but I have a feeling it will live up to its name.
on 3/16/2011 6:16:00 PM
More reviews by Melisstarr
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
So far so good. I love this foundation. Makes me look flawless. Thank god the makeup artist helped me choose my color. I swear I thought I'd be a NC35 or NC 40 but I'm an NC30 & it matched me perfectly. I love the staying power on this foundation. Doesn't budge at all. I'd recommend it to anyone!
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