Rated 3.54 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Purchase Now !!!!!
The name kind of through me off when I first seen it at MAC. But the lady there told me that although it is nourishing, it is good for oily skin. She applied it with the color NC50 on my skin and I was like yasssss! She also put the new pro longwear pressed powder on top with the color Dark plus and I was sold! I had to stop playing and get them both! But I also feel like they could've added the extra 15 oz considering that it retails for 32 dollars. This foundation is very buildable. It is really good for oily skin like myself. And it stays on until you need to take it off! It's worth it
Most Helpful Critical Review I'm on the fence
Okay first of all, I found that this foundation applies best with a brush. For some reason with a beauty blender it really thins it out and applies splotchy.
Second of all, it has really good coverage but GOD FORBID you have an itch on your face girl... if you scratch away at this or touch your face AT ALL it will come off, look super messed up and you will not be able to blend it out or apply anything more to fix it. I always get itchy on the creases of my nose and corner of my eyes and jeez..... this foundation does NOT do well in those areas.
Lastly, removing this makeup is really harsh on your skin. I have dry acne skin and honestly it's a nightmare. It does not want to come off. So you better have a good oil based remover.
I like the coverage of this foundation and its good for a summer day that you're gonna be sweating a lot, but it's water proof and I cant even touch my face with it on and honestly that annoys the **** out of me so..... idk. I set it with a powder and it just looks really cakey and dry. I wont buy it again.
Also, it oxidizes so if you do purchase, get one shade lighter.
Reviewed by 744 customers Horrible..PLEASE PLEASE bring back the original Pro Longwear
Brianna from Nashville, TN
I really tried to like this and every other foundation at MAC to replace the original Pro Longwear. I've only used MAC foundations and concealers for about 15 years and sadly I think the run has come to an end with all the changes and discontinued products. Literally all my HG concealers and foundation has been taken away. While I can handle a replacement concealer.. I really need some consistency with a tried and true foundation. What I loved about the original is that you could use less product and end up with a very low coverage natural look that lasted or you could build coverage for a full glam look that still didn't look cakey and lasted forever. I was constantly complimented on my makeup and always asked what I used by strangers. Since the product was discontinued I have tried studio fix, water weight, watchmaster, tinted moisturizer, and the new pro longwear. The closest I got to what I needed is probably studio fix which still fell horribly flat. I am now in the process of trying out other high end foundation brands and sadly can no longer be a MAC advocate. I will probably now be buying 2 new foundations from competitor brands to achieve what I was able to get with a single foundation in the original pro longwear formula (natural everyday look and full glam). Please please bring this back and never discontinue again!!!!
Just not for me
L from Irvine, Ca
Used paired with a MAC primer and set with Tarte Shape Tape powder and Urban Decay setting spray
Color swatches don't match!
Julie from KY
The image of what the color looks like close up looks absolutely nothing like the color for this shade. NW20 is supposed to be golden and rosy toned for light to medium skin tones. It is even paler than my tube of N18! The close up on this site looks closer to NC25, which is what I was going for but lighter. I can't use this at all.
Mary from Chicago
I was a huge fan of the old ProlongWear and didn't realize that I was purchasing a completely different product until I put the foundation on my face. It looked like a face mask. Blends VERY poorly. Not moisturizing at all. It does stay on well, like epoxy! After ten years, I will be switching brands. SO disappointing.
My favorite foundation!
Kara from Dallas, TX
I've used this foundation for years and it's still my favorite! I apply it with the Tarte foundation brush and it goes on perfectly! Lasts all day and stays on even during a workout!
Seems to be good coverage but it's lighter that the "sample"
Chris from Michigan
Will try another shade
MB from IL
Not waterproof, literally wipes off on your hand if you touch your face, gets all over sunglasses, etc. It actually comes off easier than any foundation I have, which aren't waterproof.
BEST LONG WEAR FOUNDATION from Los Angeles, CA
I am surprised to see so many negative comments about this product that I had to put in my two cents. I absolutely love this product. For reference, I have somewhat oily skin, I have fine lines and discolorations on my face, and I always use primer. I love this formula because it covers almost all the uneven skin tone and does not settle into my fine lines. Also, it does not oxidize at all staying always true to color. And it does last. I work 12 hour shifts as a nurse, so in a course of those 12 hours I sweat, I eat, I nap on my 30 minute break. And I only need to retouch with some translucent powder or blot my face with blotting papers. I love this product. And I have tried many, as I am very very fond of foundation. Between my Smashbox, Stila and MAC- MAC is the best.
Go with Colourpop
Mollee from Chicago
it was way cakier that I intended and did not make my face look good at all. I have very clear nice skin and it made me look like I had huge pores. Might use as some sort of concealer from now on.
Jewels from Los Angeles
I like this, a little bit goes a long way. I have more drier/combo oily T-zone skin so I moisturized, primed, and added the MAC Body & Face to my routine. I put all this on before I added this foundation. My face tends to feel drier and this is a matte foundation. I wore it all day and I was pleasantly surprised,I liked it more than the Studio Fix Foundation. It was not as heavy, but again I put like a little more than a pea size and it was fine with a sponge. I did set it with LM powder and used Fix plus setting spray. I purposefully rubbed my face on the inside of my shirt after a few hours just to see if it transfers and nothing. This stuff has staying power!I put my hand to my face and nothing. I do like the way I have a slight glow,just my cheeks, which I like. If I was going to a wedding, this would be the foundation I would wear for sure. MAC is my first foundation that does not transfer. For reference, I am not a Matte person, I have NARS Radiant, Too Faced, and I did wear Lancome. I dropped Lancome and now have added MAC foundation instead and I am glad I did. Don't get me wrong Lancome is good, but my skin has a slight reaction to it, like a little stinging, just slightly. Anyway,I have ignored it for a year and now since COVID-19, I have been looking at my skin products and everything and here I am, all MAC'd OUT!! Lol
I would buy this over and over. Smaller tube, but covers up!
Amy Marie from Chino Ca
I use quite a bit as I have really red patches of skin. This blends my face to be one color. Makes my red disappear. And I'm not one to write reviews. Shake the bottle so you don't get watery stuff
BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL
Srra B from Baltimore, MD
I purchased this product because of it being waterproof. It's horrible, does not compare to the original Pro Longwear. Please Mac bring the original back for your committed customers.
Love this product
Davina from Chicago
After applying your choice of primer this foundation blends in perfectly great match to skin and feels product free.
go to foundation !
jojo from California
i have really dry skin & i use this with the MAC primer & it leaves a beautiful luminous finish < 3 the foundation looks natural & has a natural shine, people often ask me how my skin looks so good, it hides all my imperfections perfectly & it doesn't feel heavy. it stays on nicely for long hours & always stays luminous. after two years of struggling to find a perfect foundation i finally found one for my extremely dry skin !! it makes me so confident
Trese from Midwest, USA
I am pleasantly surprised. I do nit usually like liquid foundation. I like MAC liquid foundations. The Pro Long wear provides good coverage with a natural finish.
Gives long wear
Kissy from North Carolina
I work as a merchandiser and have need a product to last through sweat and hard work. This seems to last longer than other foundations. My only negative is it's kind of expensive and the colors I ordered were too light for me. I have to bronze up a little to make it work. Hopefully I'll have the opportunity to try again for the right shade.
Lisa from Cartersville, ga
I love this makeup!!
vallygirl76 from Porterville, CA
I was soooo beyond excited to try this. Lovely rep txd me helping to color match. I went with a shade lighter as I haven't got full on summer color yet. But it was a PERFECT MATCH! HOWEVER, the shine was no joke on forehead & in between brows(lifetime struggle). I did wear alone at 1st(primer of course) & the positive of this is it passed the white tissue test like WOW! Didn't move, clump, slide around, separate but strangely, it did stay put! Definitely transfer proof! Just the oily T was bad, darn. I mixed with UD(not good) mixed with Este lauder (worked kind of ok) mixed w/stilla(worked out better than rest). Switched primers in between & went from blender to brush. Brush mixed w/stilla & too faced primer worked the best for me. Won't re purchase but will continue to mix'er up & see how it goes with other foundations & primers i have.. we'll shall see.
B1624 from Montana
The original pro longwear has been my ride or die for as long as I can remember. After it was discontinued I purchased this hoping it would somewhat compare and it definitely did not. It's chalky and has very minimal coverage. It just adds a semi transparent clay like layer to the face, it does not cover redness or blemishes. I find that it moves around a few hours into my day causing me to look greasy and cakey. I have tried studio fix as well and it just does not do it for me, I'm going to have to resort to another brand now and I am so so so sad. There has never been anything that compared to Pro Longwear. They made a huge mistake when they discontinued it.
was not impressed
Ranger Girl from Tennessee
As someone who works outdoors for a living i was excited to try this hoping it would be better than what I currently use, but i feel like this is worse if at all possible. It slides right off your face with very little sweat and or water.
My summer HG!
Mar from Wisconsin
This is my summer foundation. I get oily in the summer with the extra humidity and this foundation goes on smoothly. I use Australian Gold tinted SPF 50 sunscreen underneath. The combo is superb! I see a lot of negative reviews, and perhaps their skin isn't prepped well for such a unique formula. I moisturize then lightly powder, apply Skindinavia bridal setting spray, let dry then apply the foundation. I still lightly powder after it sets because I'm just super oily. I do not have to blot my nose for at least 6 hours. I do wish the packaging were different AND a full 1 ounce
BRING BACK THE OG PRO LONGWEAR FOUNDATION PLEASE!!!!!
Betsy from Grand Prairie, Texas
I am very disappointed and very sad that they have discontinued the old formula for the pro longwear foundation. This was my all time favorite and holy grail foundation on top of any other foundation brand out there, and now I am still in search for a new one that compares to the old OG and I can't find one. This has been a very difficult journey for me since you guys discontinued the OG pro longwear. I'm hurt to know that you guys did this and didn't at least replace it with another foundation for oily skin like mines.
I beg you please, consider all these loyal customers comments that have been purchasing with MAC for years. Listen to what people want and need and please bring the old MAC pro longwear back and trust me your business will keep growing even more. Thank you and God Bless you all!
Lateshia from Chicago, Illinois
Absolutely love this foundation. This shade works for my cheek contouring, and a slight brush on my forehead and chin. It makes my skin look healthy and the texture is natural looking.
Steph from Wisconsin
I wore this on my wedding day & didn't realize it was waterproof. I went waterskiing on my wedding day and was a bit nervous about my makeup running. My skin was flawless afterwards & lasted until I took it off 10 hours later!
Light weight feel with great coverage
Nan from West hills
Wasn't sure if this was going to cover my uneven skin tones without feeling cakey but I was proved wrong! It's absolutely the best foundation I've ever tried! So lightweight and covers completely. My color selection was spot on too thanks to the color palette. Love it!