MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

3.8

983 reviews

67% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 4.7% Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Tribehenin, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Bis-Peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethicone, Phenyl Methicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Methicone, Tetramethyl Hexaphenyl Tetrasiloxane, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Laureth-7, Hexyl Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Propylene Carbonate, Alumina, Polymethylsilsequioxane, Dimethicone Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin [ /- Mica, Iron Oxides (C) 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (C) 77891, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288) [September 17, 2010]


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

i bought this foundation from my local mac counter just over a week ago on my birthday, i chose the shade NC20 i was first blown away by this foundation, amazing colour! wore nicely on the skin (more of a demi-matte) and had medium to build able coverage which i found covered my acne scaring nicely also wore for a solid 6-8 hours which is very rare on my skin as i get very oily and tend to touch my face a lot. i wore inconjuction with the urban decay all nighter setting spray. Now for the cons.. i did notice a slight bit of oxidation which i was okay with as i am yet to find one that doesn't oxidise on my skin but what made it worse was that my boyfriend pointed it out!! I continued to wear and adore this foundation all up until a week of wearing the foundation when i found i had broken out terribly around my nose and forehead. although i have acne prone skin i haven't had breakouts like that in a long time and it had to be the foundation!! i'm very unimpressed and i'm gonna give the foundation a few more days to prove me wrong, if not i will be returning to mac a very unsatisfied customer..



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

The girl at the MAC store told me this foundation would work well for me - I have sensitive, acne prone skin that needs full coverage. This stuff definitely gives good coverage, but it did clog my pores despite being non comedogenic! Within a few days of using it, I started seeing little whiteheads forming on my cheeks. I ended up returning it. It's really too bad, because it's only $33 a bottle (compared to the $50 I'm planning to dish out for a bottle of Makeup Forever).


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I'm so thankful I've found my HG!!! Finally! This tends to get cakey when used alone but let me share my secrets for a glowing, long lasting natural finish. First choose a shade that is 1 shade lighter than what you usually get (this oxidized)...I'm nc25 and got nc20. Doesn't look weird even when first applied. First, use Nivea Men's Sensitive Post Shave Balm as a primer (just watch some YouTube videos about it to see how magical it is). Next put a pump on your hand... Then take a light oil like jojoba or argan and put 1 drop in the foundation and mix it well right on your hand with a finger. (Thanks Wayne Goss for the oil tip!) then dot it on your face and blend with a brush (I use elf's new Ultimate Blending Brush which is AMaZINg). This gives you the most gorgeous glowy, fresh and natural finish + great coverage and it lasts all day!!!! I am obsessed. I've tried and failed with sooo many other foundations. Lancôme, smashbox, Clinique, Nars, urban decay. Nothing looked as good as trusty old Mac Pro Longwear.

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I am using the Nourishing version in NC20 of this and I really love this foundation. It feels light on my face and it really keeps the oiliness at bay for the whole day. I used the prep&prime before applying this and my skin comes out natural and my little flaws are covered. I already repurchased my 2nd tube :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I have oily skin and many foundations either look too creamy or too watery on me and make my face even oilier than without. But this is a really good foundation for oily skin: it's light and mattifying and doesn't feel at all creamy and heavy. I wear it for 12 hours, and it still looks good after all this time, so it's very long lasting. I barely even feel it on my face!

Pros:
- Light texture.
- Good for oily skin.
- Long lasting.
- Creates a great base for mascara and eyeliner and keeps it in place.

Cons:
- You will need a good makeup remover to remove this.
- If you live in a humid environment, I suggest that you try it before buying, as it can get a bit creamy in hot weather.

I really like it and I strongly recommend it.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This foundation was an impulse buy so I didn't have my hopes too high, but i'm so glad i bought it! My shade is NC30 which matches my tan nicely, (I use Loving Tan Ultra Dark) is a really nice colour, nice yellow tones but not over the top. I use a lot less product than other foundations I have tried and just under one full pump of foundation covers my face nicely. It buffs smoothly into my skin with my real techniques buffing brush and has surprisingly a lot of coverage for the amount i put on so a little goes a long way! I have tried studio fix before and wasn't a fan of that at all because of how heavy it felt on my face and had a strong paint smell however I didn't have either of these problems with Pro Longwear. After applying i set it with a little powder however i feel as if i could probably even get away without setting with a powder and that is rare for me! My favourite thing overall about this foundation is definitely how long it lasts though! After having this on for 12 hours i had the tiniest shine to my nose (If i had other foundations on for this long i would probably by now not even have any foundation on my nose and it would be an oily mess) and it still looked as if i'd just applied it, even with it being a hot Australian summer day. I will certainly be repurchasing this again as I've never had a foundation with such a nice finish stay on me for so long!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

You guys.. I wanted to love this foundation so bad. The staying power is amazing, looks like I just applied it 5 hours later..BUT it broke me out like you wouldn't believe. I only wore it for 5 days, thought maybe my skin just needed to adjust to a new foundation but I couldn't handle it anymore, my skin became so irritated, red, blotchy and covered in zits. I have dry skin for the most part, occasionally can get oily but not often. This foundation would be wonderful but it just did not mix well with my skin type :(

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Shade : nc42 / i have strong yellow undertones and the nc40 was just peachy. Love the nc42 better! The staying power is good and it's sheer. For a mac foundation it is sheer. I love it! Not as sticky as a mac studio fix fluid. Didnt break me out. I love my make up whenever i wear this. The contour sits nicely plus the color warms up my base. You gotta have at least one MAC Foundie in your stash. Blending it is nice as well. Oil control is good. I wear it for 5hrs at work ( work in retail) . I always get compliments!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

Great foundation with medium to full coverage.

Don't forget to buy a pump with your foundation bottle.
It's one of the best for my skin (combination).
Same thing as the Pro Longwear concealer though, I wish they would have more fair colours.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

I LOVE THIS. I have tried many long lasting formulas for foundations. My skin is fairly normal but for some reason even with primer and a setting spray makeup seems to rub off of my face really easily and after 5 hours it looks like i hardly have any on! BUT NOT WITH THIS!!
This is fantastic, the formula is a little thicker than i am used to but is still really comfortable and wearable. And the best part is that it actually lasts significantly longer than any other foundation ive ever tried! I find i only have to power about once in the middle of the day, and im all set!
The one tiny issue i have with this is the shade. I have a powder from MAC in Nw15 which i was using over the summer, and i bought this foundation in nw13 (which should be lighter?) as it is getting darker/colder. And it is a little bit dark for me, not noticibly if i blend it in, but a tad which i find odd.
Either way i absolutley love this foundation. Definatley will be repurchasing and reccomending to friends!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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