M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation Review

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Only a girl who wears makeup every day understand the pain of meltdown on a hot humid day. At this point anything that claims to be waterproof is a must try for me. M.A.C recently launched waterproof foundation and I knew I would definitely try it. Well, let’s see how good the product actually is?

 

Description: 
A waterproof formula that lasts for 24 hours and can be used as a foundation or concealer.
A tenacious waterproof formula that can be used as a foundation or concealer, wearing for an unprecedented 24 hours. Neither rain nor tears can budge this oil-free watertight product that actually repels moisture from the surface of the face. The formula blends seamlessly on the skin with medium to full weightless coverage and a natural satin finish.

Price: INR 2800/25ml

Available:  MAC Counter across India

Shade: NC35

 

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My Take on the Product:

M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation comes in a plastic squeeze tube with a secure cap to lock the foundation in the tube. The pinhole through which the foundation is dispensed is relatively small, providing good control. Not to forget that the tube packaging is travel friendly, can fit in any makeup bag easily without the fear of leakage or damage.

The formula is slightly on the thicker side unlike other M.A.C foundations. The texture of the formula makes it difficult to blend on the skin. Using brush or sponge gives almost the same result, but my preference is sponge because it makes the product blend better on the skin providing medium coverage. This can be increased to full coverage just by using a brush or layering the product. One additional advice would be to apply the foundation on a small surface area rather than covering the entire face as the foundation dries quickly making it difficult to blend.  Blendability problem makes me say “NO” for this foundation, but one thing that makes it good is the ability to be waterproof. Who would not want a foundation that will stay put even when you survive scorching heat? Yes, it can sit on your face for hours even when you are completely drenched in sweat. WOW!!!! I love it solely for its ability to be waterproof.

M.A.C also claims that the product can be used as concealer. No doubt that the product can be used for multitasking, but I would not recommend doing so as the consistency is very thick. Blending the concealer is a huge pain.

 

Swatch:

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Ups:

  • Waterproof
  • Long Wearing
  • Pigmented (Medium to Full Coverage)
  • Packaging (Travel Friendly).

Downs:

  • Blendblity
  • Pricy for the quantity it offers
  • Limited shades.

Overall Rating: 4.7/5

There are pros and cons to this foundation, which some might or might not like. My area of interest is the ability of the foundation to be waterproof for which it exceeds my expectation. Kudos to M.A.C for making a unique product. This one is a must for all those occasions where I fear to wear makeup just because I know my full face of makeup might melt. M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation is a complementary addition and not a substitute to my foundation collection.
Bottom line, try it before you buy it. 

 

 

 

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