The Pro Longwear Foundation is the latest foundation innovation released by Mac Cosmetics. Designed for extended wear up to 15 hours, this foundation is $29.50 and part of Mac’s permanent collection (available now). Along with extended wear, the product is formulated for oil control, humid conditions to keep skin looking natural and flawless.
While the Pro Longwear Foundation is described as lightweight and creamy, I found the product to be thick and hard to blend. The finish of this foundation is natural- meaning not matte and not dewy. While I typically stray from natural finish foundations due to my oily skin, I surprisingly really enjoy the finish of this foundation. The formulation is extremely versatile. Set the foundation with a loose or pressed powder for a matte finish, or set with a finely milled HD powder for a more natural, dewy finish. Or, if you have dryer skin, don’t powder at all!
- 15 Hour Longevity that won’t sweat or slip off
- Naturally radiant finish for youthful looking skin
- Transfer resistant (unlike Mac Studio Fix Fluid)
- Light-medium coverage
- Packaging comes with a pump
- SPF 10- Looks good in photographs
- Feels heavy if too much product is used
- Feels sticky or tacky when first applied, or if not set with powder
- Hard to blend, dries quickly
- “Natural” finish gets fairly shiny by end of day, but nothing a blotting powder can’t fix
I bought this foundation in NW 20, the same color I wear in Mac Studio Fix Fluid. As you can see by the swatches below, the Pro Longwear Foundation is a bit darker and a bit more pink-toned than the Studio Fix Fluid. I’ve read many blogs that said NC tones also run a bit more peachy than colors in the Studio Fix Fluid line. See pictures below for swatches of both foundations in NW 20.
I think Mac needs to make a few more fair shades for individuals with very pale skin. Typically I wear light-medium foundations (about 3 or 4 shades from the lightest color), but in Mac foundations I am the fairest shade.
Overall, I really like this foundation as an everyday foundation. This foundation doesn’t offer a lot of coverage, so I may opt for something else for special occasions. I think the finish is really beautiful, and as a fan of long wearing foundations, the Pro Longwear is a great addition to my collection! For more information, or tips on this product watch my video review below!