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Monday, July 27, 2015

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation Review

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

2015, what a time to be alive - not only do we have weightless and natural toned foundations but we now have waterproof foundation. Yes really, MAC have taken the wheel and reinvented it with MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. Something so simple but very much needed, especially in humid and wet environments. If you are struggling with foundation staying in place, MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation could be just what you are looking for.

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

A quick note on the packaging and shade range : as you can see MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation comes presented within a somewhat small but plastic, squeeze style tube. It is easy to use (no pump required), simply gently squeeze to dispense the foundation and apply. The thick texture of the foundation is not prone to spilling nor leaking from the tube despite my often over zealous grip at times. As with most MAC formulations the shade range within the MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation line is fairly vast; 16 shades in total ranging from light to deep, with cool, warm and neutral undertones. In my experience this particularly foundation runs a little light so you may want to order/try one shade up for a more fitting colour match.

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

Let's forget the waterproof claim for a moment, MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation is a light weight, almost gel based texture that is a dream to apply. Yes it settles to a satin almost matte finish, unlike other foundations of this type it is neither drying nor heavy on the skin, rather it is hydrating, creamy and comfortable to wear. It is quite a "wet" foundation meaning that it does take a little while to fully set and settle onto the skin - the good news is that this gives you a little while longer to blend and apply. The coverage is medium to full, it covers scarring, redness and blemishes with ease and builds with ease - it works just as well with fingers as it does a brush. I liken it a lot to Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation both in finish and in terms of wear, the main difference is MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation is far more comfortable to wear and won't cling to dry areas.

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

Yes MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation does take a little longer than normal to set but once it does, it does not budge - not in the rain, not under the stress of oily skin or humidity and rather wonderfully it does not transfer onto clothing. Is it fully waterproof? No, not really - it will not survive countless laps of a pool but then again who wears foundation while swimming? It will however remain intact during sunny spells, if caught in a rain storm and does not give way to sweat or oil - it really is an acne/oily skinned gal's dream base and yet as it is not at all drying even those with dry complexions can enjoy it.

I can't quite believe I'm saying this but MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation really is a 10 out of 10: it covers well, wears beautifully, is comfortable to wear and can handle even the sweatiest and oiliest of days. Your make up bag needs this.

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation £25.50/25ml via Debenhams - link.

This post contains a press sample.




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32 comments:

  1. I've been liking matte foundations a little more recently and I'm dying to try this! It sounds great from your review! x

    TR's Thoughts

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  2. I am heading to MAC this weekend just to pick this baby up. I cannot wait :)
    Beauty Wanderer

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  3. This sounds amazing, really need to try out some more base products from MAC. I'm always a bit nervous because I think the last foundation I tried from them broke me out. Hopefully it was just a one off product because this sounds perfect for holidays abroad!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Oooh this sounds amazing, role on pay day when I can check this out!

    Lucy x
    http://shebearacharmedlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Now this sounds phenomenal! As someone who lives in a humid climate, this foundation sounds like the best thing every for our 36-40C summers!

    Pauline | Catpacking

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  6. I really like the sound of this product. I have tried MAC foundations before and liked them, however I never really went back to them. I am definitely going to visit a MAC store and pick this up.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  7. I read such good things about this foundation on ViviannaDoesMakeup and after reading this, I am convinced I need it! I love my trusty MAC Studio Fix Liquid, but as my skin is very oily and spot-prone, this sounds like it might be a better pick for me. It looks dreamy too :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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  8. Oh wow, this sounds amazing! Especially when it's blended out :D
    Will definitely check out this foundation!

    xx
    www.curlsandmints.com

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  9. Think I may have to purchase this! x
    www.missamyguest.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I've never been a fan of MAC foundations, I find them drying and patchy, but I think you may have convinced me to try this x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  11. I haven't used any MAC products before - thanks for the great review

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  12. I love the idea of this foundation the only thing i find annoying is that you get less than what you would in any other foundation x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  13. I have never got round to trying a mac foundation but, this one seems perfect in so many ways. Lovely post.

    Olivia // BLONDE LA MODE

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  14. This sounds like a great all round foundation- must look into it!

    Lucy | Ooh La Luce

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  15. This foundation sounds so good. Must go and try it out.
    blushinginlife.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Love the sound of the foundation, I hate products that just melt off!!!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  17. This is one that I need to try. It sounds so good!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  18. I like this foundation but found the color range was a bit off... I'm normally an NW20 but that was far too pink so I got NC20

    Makeupmusicbooks.com

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  19. Great review and post! I don't know if I'd be wearing a waterproof formula in the upcoming months, but it's good to know that in case, there's one out there. ;-)

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  20. Love reading your reviews! I haven't tried Estee Lauder Double Wear despite hearing a lot of good things about it as I often get dry patches, but this sounds like it might be a perfect alternative for me.

    Freya | freya-ella.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I am in need of a good long lasting foundation and this looks amazing! Excellent post and photos:)
    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog

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  22. This sounds like a great foundation, particulary for my oily skin xx

    Sabrina Jaine

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  23. This sounds incredible! Added to the wish list.

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  24. Oh Adrienne why do you do this to me.. I need! I love double wear but find it clings to a couple of dry spots so if this doesn't... It will be mine!!

    Xx
    Lucy
    Www.pltlucy.co.uk

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  25. Sounds wonderful, I must try it x

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  26. I really suffer with oily skin so this sounds like a must! Thank you for sharing! <3
    Would love for you to have a peek at my blog too... :)
    Jenn @ Cordelia x
    www.cordeliahearts.blogspot.com

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  27. This sounds great! I cant wait to grab a tube and see how it fairs on my oily/sensitive skin.

    An Impatient Scottish Girl
    xx

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  28. I've never used MAC - I'm very loyal to my Estee Lauder Double Wear! However this does sound like a great investment.

    http://www.gemmacarey.com/

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  29. I've never had a good experience with mac foundations. I feel like they settle into every fine line and wrinkle and make me look cakey. That being said...this review certainly makes me want to go to the MAC store and try this foundation out! It sounds like it could be the mac foundation for me!

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    Miriam

    Lifewithmiriam.blogspot.com

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  30. I really like the sound of this but unfortunately in my experience whenever a makeup artist uses a MAC foundation on me it breaks me out badly, which is far from ideal when you're on set and really don't want masses of spots breaking out across your chin x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  31. what shade is the swatch used? thanks x

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