Sep 30, 2010

MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation - THOUGHTS...

MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation - THOUGHTS...

From MAC: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.

30 ml / 1.0 US fl oz

My Four Ps

The MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation costs $3.50 more than MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 and MAC Select SPF 15 Foundations at $29.50 versus $26. However, the amount of product is the same and the MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation comes with it's own pump already on the bottle. The pump costs an additional $6 for the other two foundations. So technically you are saving $2.50 with the MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation. That's just the engineer in me.
MAC Foundations are great for the price and are much cheaper than other high-end makeup brands. MUFE and NARS both run $40 are higher. Besides foundation is an investment since it's the base (foundation get it) of your makeup. A little splurge in this area is well worth the results.
The MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation comes in a glass bottle just like the MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 and MAC Select SPF 15 Foundations and as mentioned before it comes with it's own pump! Savings of $6 for a separate pump. The pump allows you to get just the right amount you need without wasting a lot of product on over-pouring plus it's much more sanitary than an open bottle.

As far as product goes, it's a similar consistency to most of the liquid foundations on the market. It's not runny or watery but it's definitely not thick and goopy.
It has a semi matte finish...well I prefer to say it's 95% matte because it's pretty close to being matte but a touch of moisture that gives it a very very very natural finish.
It's lightweight so it does not 'feel' like you are wearing foundation at all. It also has a sheer to medium coverage so it will not cover serious problem areas. This is great for those who need minimal/medium coverage just to even out their skin tone. Concealer can be used to cover up any other problem areas.
  Sheer to Medium Coverage
It blends very well onto the skin BUT I will say there is a bit of a dragging feel to it because of the near matte finish. It's best to work in smaller areas that the whole face at once because the foundation settles onto the skin very quickly.
The foundation is perfect for oily skin since it has oil controlling ingredients that I can say definitely work. I have less oil in my t-zone area hours into wear than with every other foundation I have tried.
I do recommend using a powder to set the foundation for oilier skin but for normal and dry skin I would say you can get away with not setting the foundation at all. And for dry skin make sure you moisturize well before using this foundation because it can be a bit drying.
  See mom? No shine!

I have also heard there are issues with the color of the foundation. It seems to vary from the other MAC foundations so it's recommended to try out the color first before assuming the shades are equivalent. Honestly, my MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC45 looks the same color as the MAC Pro Longwear in NC45 to me. But get matched just to be sure.
Top: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC45
Bottom: MAC Pro Longwear in NC45

Based on the MAC description I would say this product is pretty dead on! It gives great sheer to medium coverage and is lightweight for that 'no makeup' feeling.
It wears very well and is probably the longest wearing foundation I have ever used. My skin still looks the same up to 8 hours later. The 15 hour wear time will require a bit of blotting for those with oilier skin but on normal and dry skin I can bet this is fantastic!
I highly recommend this foundation for normal to oily skin and for those seeking a lightweight, long-wearing, but not super heavy coverage foundation.
I'm in love and this will be a staple on my foundation list!!!!
FYI - I was also warned not to mix this with any other foundations because the formula makes mixing very tricky and you can end up with a mess!


  1. sounds interesting I may give it a try,great review&thanx for sharing e info..I like Mac foundations but sometimes they break me out thus why I always go to other brands

  2. absolutely beautiful..I love it!!!

  3. Wow, I like a matte finish. I love the fact that it already has a pump and for the Studio Fix you have to buy it separately.

  4. Thanks for reviewing this foundation! Its weird in Mineralize Skinfinish Im NC45, but in Studio Fix that same color makes me look like a ghost. I'll have to swatch this one but the review is appreciated !

  5. How do you think this will hold up to a flash when taking pictures?

  6. Thanks for your review Tina, I was waiting for it :) I got a sample of this last week and am testing it and so far so good. My match was also the same as sff (NW25). I hear ppl have trouble with the matching though

  7. NEED IT NOW!!!

    But I'll have to wait cause it will only be avaiable in november here in Brasil :(

    Great review!!!

  8. No prob Sharon. I think a lot of people have issues with breaking out when using MAC foundations. I guess it's it or miss. It's great tho if u don't break out from it.

    The pump and matte finish sold me on this one Wendy for sure. I'm loving it.

    U r welcome Favor. It's weird how the shades don't always translate. Definitely swatch this first. Thankfully I use a NC45 no matter what. I just beldn like crazy. I have all different color foundations but they still all work.

    It's been working well so far Jenny. But I never have had an issue with SPF in pictures. Then again o use low SPF anyway. This is only SPF 10 so I don't think it will be an issue. I have a few posts wearing this.

    No prob Saadeh girl. U know I had to test it out. It's a new love for me because of the finish. If matte's ur thing them it's for u.

    LOL Beauté. I feel u on this. Novemeber is only a month away so not to long a wait. :)

  9. Great Review. Now, I am going to buy it. Thanks for sharing. Have a BLESSED day!

  10. i bought the concealer and got a sample of the fdtn... they are right about mixing the foundations... i use the concealer as my under eye highlight and try to use the studio stick (my go to fdtn) for the rest of my face.. the area where the concealer meets foundation, which is also my blush area looks weirdddddd. hmph! lol

  11. Hi!
    I just discovered your blog and I really like it! I'm the same shade as you (NC45 for Studio Fix Foundation; I use NC43 for the Studio Fix powder). I'm so glad you reviewed this! I'm waiting for it to be launched in Singapore! :)


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