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25.4.15

REVIEW: MAC Pro Longwear Foundation - NC 25

Imagine, the devastation when one fine morning, while getting ready for an important meeting, my favorite Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation refused to pump out any more product. As heartbroken as I was, I naturally reached for another foundation that would give me similar flawlessness- the much talked about MAC Pro Longwear foundation and I thought to myself Damn, this is good stuff! So after a good year of trying it out, I think it's finally time to review it!

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 25
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 25
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 25
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 25
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 25
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 25
PACKAGING:
The sleek glass bottle comes with a pump that locks to avoid accidental spills. The glass made me nervous at first because I dreaded the bottle hitting the ground, but the fact that it's been there, done that and not shattered to pieces is a relief.

PRODUCT:
The shade I got was NC 25, which, being quite yellow toned suits me fantastically! Only problem is, NC 25 is a tad deep for me once it sets, because my face is darker than the rest of me. It's not such a problem though except during the winter time but it's not too drastic a difference so I make it work. In the future I'll definitely pick up NC 20. Lasting power is incredible on this, and I don't see this fading or transferring throughout the day even with my silly habit of constantly touching my face. 

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 25
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 25 swatch.
It works well enough on it's own but is also agreeable with primers, although I always skip one when I'm wearing this particular foundation unless I'm gearing for an extra special long day and I need for it to last as long as possible which is also when I set it with my E.l.f Mist & Set spray! (I'm on my third bottle btw, this stuff is the bomb) I never powder this foundation either, because I quite enjoy the demi-matte finish it leaves on my combination skin but even with a powder this doesn't look cakey on me. It is quite lightweight despite being a medium to full coverage foundation. 

I always feel like the best time to photograph a foundation review, is when my skin is being, well, difficult. As you can see below, it is quite a horrific sight but thanks to MAC Pro Longwear most of all the imperfections are concealed fairly well in just a single layer. It kills the redness around my nose and covers up acne scarring exceptionally well but doesn't completely have quite the same effect on active/open acne and you will require a full coverage concealer to hide those. A little goes a long way with this one and it blends in seamlessly so you can choose the amount you want depending on the kind of coverage you're going for. I prefer using a brush to apply this but it works great with a beauty blender or makeup sponge and fingers alike! The finish is incredibly natural and not at all drying matte. If you do have dry skin, I would suggest moisturizing but that you should do regardless.

Much to my surprise, this did NOT break me out, infact, I don't know why I didn't try this sooner!

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 25
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 25 Before & After
PRICE:
You may get this off the MAC cosmetics website for $32 where I got mine but you can also locate this foundation at your nearest Alfatah or Enem counters but beware of counterfeits because there are tonnes of those floating around. If you don't feel so comfortable trusting instore sellers, try MAC Addict on Facebook. It's expensive stuff, but so worth it!

My Rating:
5/5: It cannot but be a full five stars!
Have you tried this or any other MAC face product that is worth checking out? Leave it in the comments below so I can check them out! Till next time! :)

21 comments:

  1. I really like the sound of this, I love my Nars sheer glow but I really want something with a little more coverage! x

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    1. What a coincidence! I've been eyeing the Nars Sheer Glow for so long for something to wear on a daily basis or good skin days! :D I hope this works out for you if you do eventually get it! :)

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  2. Great review ayesha! Look at that coverage, I am flabbergasted seriously!

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  3. Looks great on you! :)

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  4. I have this on my wishlist for ages but I always skip buying this foundation and end up with something else. After your review, I am seriously tempted again.

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    1. I know I'll be repurchasing for sure but definitely NC20 instead! I say go for it! Good luck <3 :D

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  5. Love the packaging, so sleek! x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. The finish of foundation is so flawless. Great post

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  7. Wow, the price is totally worth the stuff. :) xx

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  8. Wow, the price is totally worth the stuff. :) xx

    Momina Haseeb | ๑ Divine Smudge ๑

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  9. Love your review looking forward to try this baby :)

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  10. Post more often lady, I missed you! MAC's coverage is amazing and I am glad you didn't have any skin reactions! :) x

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    1. Aww! That is so sweet of you to say Jadirah! :D

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  11. Totally sold over the product! i have been eying it as it is such a raved one in the blog-sphere, but the extreme yellow undertones and the fact that am not sure to be NC 25 or NC 30 kept me away from picking this up but you have suddenly pumped up the courage in me ayesha, the coverage is awesome and longevity; muah!

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    1. It's pretty amazing! I hope it works out for you, because I know MAC foundations can be a bit tricky but I am so glad I finally made the plunge because this stuff is dreamy! <3

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  12. Can I just say that I loved your review?! You are soooo freaking talented (mashallah)! Absolutely in love with your blog posts. My only concern with this foundation is of it settling into lines. Does it pass that test? Anxiously waiting for your answer.
    FYI I am an aspiring makeup geek like you!

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  13. I have added this to my bucket list after your review :)
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  14. Is mac foundation or bourjois foundation good for oily skin? For creating daytime wedding looks?

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  15. This foundation is amazing! It works when I have dry skin (Winter), or when I have oily skin (Summer). It covers so well, and you only need the smallest amount to get good coverage. Seriously, I've tried so many different foundations (nars sheer glow, urban decay naked skin, all of which are great by the way) but I always come back to this. It is the longest lasting foundation I've ever tried, and looks best in pictures. Glad you did a post on it.

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  16. This foundation is amazing! It works when I have dry skin (Winter), or when I have oily skin (Summer). It covers so well, and you only need the smallest amount to get good coverage. Seriously, I've tried so many different foundations (nars sheer glow, urban decay naked skin, all of which are great by the way) but I always come back to this. It is the longest lasting foundation I've ever tried, and looks best in pictures. Glad you did a post on it.

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