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on 3/21/2011 2:53:00 AM
More reviews by luffkristyn
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
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
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
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
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
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!
on 3/16/2011 3:49:00 PM
More reviews by Johelian
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I have tried almost every foundation available in drugstores or department stores, and have never managed to find a match for my pale, yellow-toned-yet-rosacea-dotted skin. Every other foundation I have tried has either been too pink, too pale/dark or just appears to slide off my rosacea cheeks without a second thought. I wanted a medium-cover foundation that could even-out my red cheeks, and that wouldn't dry out my normal cheeks or aggravate my mildly-oily t-zone. I also wanted to do as little reapplying during the day as humanly possible; I seriously cannot be bothered with touch-ups! I had started to think that I would never find a foundation that could meet all of these demands. MAC Pro-Longwear certainly ticks most of those boxes.This foundation is described as having "medium" coverage. The product is quite thick, and you really need only the smallest amount to do your entire face (something I didn't realise until my first swipe with the makeup brush left a paint-like swatch across my face...whoops). The foundation comes in a pump-bottle, making dispensing just the right amount a breeze. The finish is slightly dewy, very flattering and non-glittery. It covers all of my blemishes and rosacea with ease - although I do have to take advantage of the buildable coverage by applying a second thin layer over my cheeks. Best of all, it does not draw attention to either my oily or dry, flakier areas; both are evened out perfectly. I apply this at 7am, and at 9pm it's still in place just as fresh with no retouching. Absolutely marvellous! However, do bear in mind that the SPF rating of this is going to cause some white casting during flash photography. Hey, almost all foundations do. Deal.It's worth mentioning that Pro-LW does oxidise to a degree during the day. It's my understanding that wearing a moisturiser with SPF can exaggerate this; I personally use an SPF-free moisturiser, and still get a degree of oxidisation. However; I personally think this foundation looks even better once it's had a chance to "mix" into your skin; unlike Estee Lauder Double Wear (more about this comparison later), which tends to sit as an immovable cover on top of the skin (not necessarily a bad thing - I guess it depends what floats your boat), Pro-LW melds a bit better with your skin's oils and secretions, and looks a little more natural. Many people have said that they need to go one shade lighter in Pro-LW than other MAC foundations, as this runs very slightly darker than the rest of their range; I personally didn't notice much difference until the oxidisation, but even then the shade is just about manageable for me. I think if the freshly-applied foundation is already veering towards the slightly-darker end of what suits your skin, you may want to consider going a shade lighter.I just wanted to mention a comparison between this and another hugely popular foundation - Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay In Place. I originally started out with a bottle of DW, and seriously struggled to get a decent colour match; none of the shades were exactly right (I am NC25 in Pro LongWear), and it dried out horribly on my cheeks leaving a cakey, powdery mess. For this reason I reached out in desperation to MAC - and am so glad that I did! DW offers a more-full coverage and more neutral shades; however IMO it's not as suitable for my skin type. Pro LongWear, on the other hand, seems to do the job splendidly. I would say that, if you are prone to oiliness, DW is more likely to be your friend than Pro-LW; Pro can deal with a degree of oil before it sets you glowing like a lighthouse, but DW seems to actively THRIVE on oil. I have both in my kit, and tend to gravitate towards DW (albeit with plenty of moisturiser and primer) if I need a foundation to last all day and night, but for general coverage I love my Pro-LW unconditionally.Or, at least, until something better comes along. It's just going to have to be damn good, is all.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 3/16/2011 2:07:00 PM
More reviews by TMKipp
I live in MN, so my skin is usually very dry for 4 months of the year. MAC is one of my favorite foundation lines, but this liquid just settles in the dry skin patches and creates a pasty clown look. I went back for a new color and foundation brush, thinking this would help, but still the clown look. So I returned to my cheap old standby - Revlon ColorStay. Even the combination/oily skin version doesn't stick to my dry patches (when it's not winter, I have oily skin).
on 3/16/2011 12:34:00 PM
More reviews by CocoChaneljeanelle
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
this is my first foundation from MAC let me just say. the lady from the store matched me up with NC40 and she was so wrong! Be careful when getting matched up for your right shade by one of the makeup artist. So i bought it and i was oh so excited to try it out that i didnt even think of keeping my receipt or the box it came and i sooooooo wish i did!! first of all when i applied it all over my face and neck i looked sooo YELLOW!! and i didnt even put that much on. so i went back knowing i couldnt return it and asked to get matched up again so this time another girl said NC42 would of been a better match. This really pissed me off but i should have kept my receipt. The formula is rather thick but i think it's easy to blend so i dont get why others say you have to work with it fast?? since the color is too yellow i have to mix it with another foundation that im trying to use up (Dior tinted moisturizer) cause its too dark for me and the color ends up ok. maybe if i got my actual right shade i would say different because i love the pump it's the color that made this not a good experience for me. i switched to revlon colorstay and I LOVE IT!! and the color is my actual shade (natural tan) and it comes in a formula for oily skin and it last all day!!! i said i wouldnt buy again because i like my revlon colorstay so much that i dunno if i want to purchase prolongwear again and colorstay is so much cheaper i just wish it came in a pump. i will just use up this mac prolong wear and maybe maybe just maybe purchase again and this time in my actual shade.oh and seem cakey no matter how much little amount i used
on 3/15/2011 6:09:00 PM
More reviews by EmmaFitzGerald
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
at first i loved this product, it lasts all day, without a primer or anything i was shocked, no other makeup as ever lasted as long on my face before i thought i had found my miracle foundation. but then two days into wearig this foundation i noticed raised bumbes all over my face and i was breaking out on my chin. i usually never get spots so the common denominater unfortunately is the make up! The foundation is thick but it you do not need much to create an even coverage and the lasting power is PHENOMENAL! i put mine on using a brush, but the foundation is quite sticky so I would probably apply with my fingers. Overall a great product, just not right for me!
on 3/14/2011 8:14:00 PM
More reviews by AlyssaJudith
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
I am in LOVE with this foundation! I've pretty much been wearing it since it first came out a few months back and I have never found anything with as much long wearing ability. You really don't have to use much at all to achieve flawless skin with this foundation. My skin is VERY oily and this product along with prep + prime finishing powder has made me such a happy girl! The concealer is also incredible, As per the post below mine, from what i understand the foundation runs a bit lighter than some of the other MAC foundations. NW does stand for warm, where as the NC for cool. I would let them know at the counter/ store you purchased at, most time they will exchange it for the correct color as long as it was recently purchased. BTW I definitly recommend the prep+prime powder, it really does the trick with battling oily skin and improving the longevity of the makeup Pros:EVERYTHING about this foundation is amazing!Cons:The only downfall if you have fairer skin is that the SPF is only 10 where as other MAC foundations are 15, reason for the minimized SPF is to increase the wear time.(not SUCH a big deal though)
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