Sunday, January 16, 2011

MAC Pro Long Wear Series Review

MAC keeps me and so many makeup aficionados on toes all the time with their limited edition collections and special launches every single month. It would be blasphemous if I dont say that the artists know well in advance what they are launching in the next six months and sometimes I end up getting a sneak peak and also thanks to Christine who keeps everyone happy and posted.Although launched months ago, Pro Longwear hit Indian shores just 2 days ago. The Pro Longwear series have a concealer and foundation and I bought one with an itch on my palms.

MAC Pro Long Wear Foundation

It is an ultra-modern medium coverage foundation that disappears into skin on touch revealing a flawless complexion. 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 with SPF 10 (we need much more in India but it suffices as it would not oxidize faster).

I liked the slip of the foundation. It feels creamy and light weight, actually very airy light whipped cream feel but not a mousse.Maybe it would be a liquid mousse. Pro Longwear foundation has got packaging like MAC Fix + and I like it as it locks on its own. At Rs.1750 it is comparable to brands like Shiseido but is far better in performance so its ok.

I tried and got NC 40 which actually is half a shade darker to my skin and makes me look a bit pale. Still I tried it on (maybe NC 40 with a hint of NC 35 would go....never figured it out) and that too without a powder to set it. It stayed put the whole day and looked a bit dewy without giving that regular oily sheen that my skin is prone too. It would be bad if I dont comment about wintry dry weather in Mumbai and that could be some of the reasons.

Nice foundation and good for everyday use.I would definitely recommend over Studio Fix Fluid as I hate the smell or the odor that comes from latter.

INR 1750

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

First pump-up concealer from MAC although I dont  like the concept as it causes product wastage. A lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Colour-true formula lasts up to 15 hours. Helps conceal and correct the look of under-eye circles, and discolorations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump. 

I liked the fluid-y texture and the great coverage.Although I am doubtful whether the colors match according MAC regular concealer series for NC and NW.Normally I would use NW 30 but the one from Pro Longwear looked very white and chalky. I would try NC 40 concealer next time.

Do ask the artist about matching your shade as it would be a bit challenging if you dont do so..

INR 1000

DO try and let me know your experience with the foundation, concealer and makeup artists at MAC.

Till then,


1 comment:

  1. Hello Neeraj.
    I've had my eye on the Pro Long Wear concealer - though I am pretty happy with the Studio Sculpt. I've just read too many reviews about that stupid pump that dispenses more product than required. For that reason alone I'd stay away from it.
    In other news, I'm waiting for the Mickey Contractor Coral Corrector to be launched, I'm sure you are too. Let's meet and you can give me your honest and wonderful opinion on the product after you have tried it.


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