We all must know what MAC is by now. It has been around for a very long time and this is just one of the many products this classic brand has come up with throughout the years. I have had this foundation for quite a while so I have listed down a couple of things that you may need to consider before purchasing OR if you already have the foundation another way to make it work. Let’s have a look!
The MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation retails for $56.00 at maccosmetics.com.au. It has a semi-matte finish suitable for normal-oily skin types. If set with a powder and over a primer, then it will last a significant amount of time. After hour 5 or 6, it may start to separate depending on how you applied it (either with a beauty sponge or a brush and I’ll explain this further later on).
Close Up of MAC Pro Longwear Foundation.
Off the first application, MAC Pro Longwear has a medium to buildable coverage and it does last quite a while on the face depending on which tool you use it to apply with. You will still need to touch up the makeup through the night or day depending on your skin type. Now to the matter of the tool you use, this foundation can be a little bit difficult to work with when you use a brush. And this was just my multiple experiences on trying to make this foundation work with a brush but it just does distribute the product well, it can get patchy in some areas. Of course, eventually it does become flawless but it does become very time consuming and my hand has cramped a number of times trying to blend this foundation properly. I’ve come down to the conclusion that it could just be because it’s a very thick consistency (in comparison to something like NARS Sheer Glow for example).
The first tip I would give you is to try and use the foundation with a damp beauty sponge. Since the consistency is thicker, the dampness of the sponge can counteract the formula and make it easier to blend it out. The second tip which is something I do just so I can get my money’s worth from this foundation is that I layer it on with my NARS Sheer Glow as a base. It gives me extra coverage and that base allows the MAC Foundation to blend out nicely.
The pricing is a standard price for a high-end foundation since I have not really seen any luxury brand go lower than $50.00 AUD on foundations. And MAC has been around for a very long time so the price is quite reasonable.
Also, if you are not a fan of strong scents, you’re going to have to be careful with this product since it does have a strong paint smell.
Overall, I think this product is really up for preference but for me, I generally would not recommend it. This is also a very old formula and MAC has come out with other foundation lines so their formula could have easily changed as well. I still support MAC and its products since I know they have made some amazing lines of work.
And that’s it, beauties! I hope you found this helpful and that you gained some idea of how you could use this foundation if you were having trouble. Maybe you weren’t and this was just too old of a product to be reviewed but anyway, I will see you guys next time, bye! – A.