MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review, Swatches, FOTD

MAC Prolongwear Foundation
MAC Pro Long Wear Foundation is a long-wear foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage. Even in hot and humid conditions, controls oil to keep skin fresh, natural and flawless. Provides everyday SPF protection.

Price : Rs 1750
MAC Prolongwear Foundation

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation comes in a glass bottle . It has a pump dispenser, which is good because you don’t have to buy the pump separately.

MAC Prolongwear I have tried using it with all kinds of foundation brushes and even finger tips, it works well with just everything.

MAC Prolongwear Foundation

What I like about MAC Pro Longwear Foundation :

  • I gives an amazingly natural finish to your skin. The foundation doesn’t have dewy or super matte or satiny finish. It just gives that” my skin but better” finish .
  • The coverage is sheer to medium, which I like because especially in summers this is the exact same kind of foundation I would like to wear on regular basis. The consistency reminds me Lancome Teint Miracle Silky Matte Foundation.
  • It feels light on skin and there are very rare chances that you’ll get a cakey look with this one.
  • It claims a 15 hour wear but I have worn it for 12 hours straight and honestly, I am impressed. Even after 12 hours my foundation looked fresh, and my blush & highlighter were still with barely any fading. Infact i feel the finish of the foundation actually gets enhanced as the hours pass by. I had not worn a primer beneath the foundation.
  • It is non transferable – no transfer on phone and I don’t have to use a tissue to get rid of the excess.
  • MAC Prolong wear + MAC MSF is a deadly combination. you can’t get more natural look than this.
  • It didn’t oxidize on me.
  • I personally think that this is a better foundation for people with oily or combination skin but it didn’t make my dry skin uncomfortable or stretchy after amazingly long wears.
  • There are 16 foundation shades to choose from.
  • It photographs well.

Here is the swatch of MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC 35

MAC Prolongwear

What I don’t like about MAC Pro Longwear Foundation:

  • I normally wear NC 35 Foundation in MAC but the NC 35 of MAC prolong wear is not an exact match for my skintone. It is a little orangey and a hint darker. It still works for me but it’s not THE EXACT match . I suggest that you do test it at the store before purchasing.
  • I have to and have to moisturise my skin prior to applying this foundation or it accentuates the dry areas of my face, especially around the nose area.
  • You have to work pretty fast with the foundation because it dries quickly

I have done a little comparison swatch to show you the shade differences between the different foundations.

MAC Prolongwear

MAC Prolongwear Foundation

l-R MUFE HD Foundation 123, MAC pro Long Wear NC 35, MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation NC 35

You can see that the pro long wear is a little more orange as compared to the other two shades ,which are the exact match to my skintone.

This is how the foundation looks on me. I have not applied any powder or base.

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104 thoughts on “MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review, Swatches, FOTD

      1. Rachan, it doesn’t accentuate the pores but if you looking for something with a good coverage, this one might not be a good option. πŸ™‚

        As for the pores, you would have to wear a primer or pore minimizer underneath to take care of the pores. :))

    1. I like the way it looks on you:) makes you look as though you are sans makeup :waytogo: …I personally too like such looks. Plus you know whats the best part…I have oily to combinations skin… :jiggy1:
      so am thinking for trying this one out… :jiggy2:
      BTW, how much does this cost..???

  1. Scarlett, it is mainly a long wear foundation and you get some 16 shades to choose from. And it is truely a long lasting foundation . Even after 8-10 hours (without touch ups) this looks fresh . πŸ™‚ I would love to have such a foundation especially for summers. πŸ™‚

    1. I would still say that you try it for a full day before purchasing it. Everyone’s skin is different and behaves differently to different products so try it before getting it. πŸ™‚

      1. No you can go to the store and ask the MUA to do makeup for you.If you wear powder regularly, ask the MUA to put that for you, if primer then also you can ask. Keep it on for the whole day and see how it works for you. πŸ™‚

    1. Monika..I think you are asking about MAC Mineralize SPF 15– that one is solely for dry skin. You may choose between studio fix and this one. I think studio fix has more coverage than this one. This is like a tint. πŸ™‚

      MAC MSF is MAC Skinfinish Natural, which is a powder. πŸ™‚

      1. u know rati..i tried the MAC MSF and it oxidized on me….the SA said miner oxidizes… but u dont seem to have that prob na ?:)

        1. priya, you know mrunmayee also mentioned about the same thing…sometimes mineralize products oxidize on some people. I suggest you don’t go for it at all, you’ll end up looking orange 😐

          1. haan i tried…she applied studio fix on one side and mineralize on other…studio fix was perfect but the minera one turned orange !!! 😐 😐 sadly the shade was out of stock…hopefully this time it will be avail

                  1. Oh!! I think you would have to probably moisturise your skin properly before using studio fix fluid. But good no you could find your exact shade. :yahoo:

  2. One ? here..Out of this Pro long and Lancome Teint Miracle Silky Matte Foundation, which one is better suited for oily skins..especially for summers.(I dont like heavy coverage summer or winter)..I have been thinking of buying Teint Miracle..about to finish off MAC fluid fix.. :thanks: :ghost2: loving these new ones..!

  3. Rati-Which brand wud u recommend this for the first time user coz i have never used any foundation or concealer on me but after seeing so many reviews wanna try one…..info-super sensitive oily skin πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

    heard that Dior foundation is good but when i went there the SA was not bothered to assist me rather he was just standing ……..so fully confused….. πŸ™ :((

    1. why dont you try MAC Studio Fix Fluid? πŸ™‚ MAC MUA would def help you…atleast I have not had a bad experience with them so far. πŸ™‚

  4. Nice review as usual :yes:
    Btw even Studio tech is for oily skin rit??
    So can you compare the 2?
    I think only coverage is different!!

    1. The only MAC range for oily skin is actually Studio Fix. Studio Tech and Mineralized are all for dry skin. Even Studio Sculpt is for dry skin. Pro Longwear can be worn by people with oily skin but the problem is that it does not have in between shades. Like I’m NW43, I either have to take Pro Longwear in NW40 or 45 – 40 was too light, 45 was too dark. I guess I could have both both jars and mixed them myself to get NW42.5 -but that was way too much work so I’m still using Studio Fix Fluid as that comes in NW43.

      1. but there is a shade difference in these foundations no? like I can clearly see that the NC 35 of this one is nowhere close to nc 35 of the regular mac foundations This one is a little orangey.

        1. Yes Rati, the colour of the Pro Longwear is different from Studio Fix. I picked up NW45 in US and had to return it (thank goodness they take opened foundation for return) because I use NW45 in Studio Fix Powder, but NW43 in Liquid.

          NW45 was way too dark for me, darker than my Studio Fix Powder. After 2 days I gave up and returned it.

          1. I am going to try other shades, let’s see if i fit in any of their shades. I am using this mainly wth MSF and so far I am happy with he results..Infact i am reaching for it the most these days because it feels quite lightweight. πŸ™‚

      2. Studio Fix…..ok thanx
        Actually I had read a review on Studio Tech saying it works for oily skin ?:) Also studio tech is a comapct n I heard that ppl with oily skins should avoid liquid foundations and use compact powders….

          1. Ki..who did ur makeup on ur wedding…u were lukin absolutely gorgeous :inlove: :inlove: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: ….

  5. I love my studio fix fluid :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: …Mua had tried MSF also 😐 …but it was lukin all shiny and didnt hav enough coverage…with Studio i dnt need a concealer too :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ….I so much wanted to buy MSF or Studio tech after readin reviews on IMBB…but MSF didnt suit my combi skin and Studio tech was out of stock… 😐 😐 😐 😐

      1. Nahi nahi..when i went to the MAC store i was pretty sure i wanted MSF or Studio tech after readin such awesum reviews :toothygrin: :toothygrin: …now to i m happy with studio fix :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: …maybe it wil be my 1st review :smug: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

          1. :secret2: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: Rati..mad seems to be ur fav word for me :silly: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: wen we meet i will show u a mad pole dance :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  6. looooookkkkkkkkkkssssss so natural!love it on u rati!
    am on a hunt for natural very natural foundation for combination acne prone skin!
    either this aur laura mercier tinted moisturiser!

    but its so light coverage on u!
    ekdam mast!
    :plane:

  7. Hi.. :kissing: : :thanks: I am just back from MAC store, I bought me two lipsticks and will sure try this foundation next time..

  8. this looks very natural…..I loved it….but not good for me….as I want good enuff coverage…..so Studio tech is for me :))

  9. I think the coverage is not so good because they recommend that this is used with the Pro Longwear concealer. I use that concealer – it’s quite good actually – together with this foundation. But I use it with Studio Fix Fluid.

  10. Gooooood Mornning Rati!! πŸ˜€ I have a question for you.. Do you think yours and mine skin tone match? I mean I am planning to get a MAC foundation for myself..and I want to have some previous idea about what shade range should I go with while discussing with the MUA there…I have oily/combination skin!! Please helpooooo!!! :thanks:

    1. Cali, I think you are a shade lighter but that would be very wild guess to pick up a foundation shade because undertones also come into play. You might be in NW category but who knows..you would hve to try the shades on your face and neck to get the right idea.

      Askk the MUA to do the full face for you and then see. Try to check if the foundation shade is matching to your chest colour or not…Face , neck , chest should look similar after you have applied foundation. …no lighter face, darker neck and lighter chest :ghost2:

      And try MAC Studio Fix or Pro long wear . :))

  11. yaar jab ab ye topic chal he raha hain to poutmati ji ye batao nc aur nw ka funda hain kya!
    jaah tera mera google gyan hain nw is neutral warm(some say not warm) :secret2:
    and nc is neytral cool(for pink understones vedshioye jaise)rofl
    :whistle:
    now the thing is in summers i got studio fix powder wch is nc 42!
    and in mac stores few mnths back i got matchd to nw30!

    mereko aaj tak samajh nahe aya!

    nd whn i apply nc42 i love teh finsinh but my mum says i look 2 shades darker :waiting:

    help karo plzzz
    :plane:

  12. doesnt look like you’re wearing any makeup!!!”O”O i lovee how this looks on you +non transferrable! and 15 hours stay!!:D me want this!!! cause i dont think hyd mac will ever get the msf natural!!!:(:(

  13. u look very fresh…. and it doesn’t look like u have applied any foundation :))
    lovely hair u have got….. it is jet black and very shiny… u apply anything special ??? and i just loved this smiley :jiggy2: :jiggy2: and this :ghost2: :ghost2:

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