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.
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.
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.
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.
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