Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Aallexxy's foundationfiles; Mac Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

Foundation Files; This is where I test out different base products, from concealer to powder, tinted moisturiser and foundation etc, over a period of 7-14 days and post my findings. (Follow me on Instagram,Twitter and Bloglovin so you don't miss a post) So let’s get started!!!

First off some information about me; Skintype: Combination (leaning dry in winter and Oily in Summer). Shade Reference:in between MAC NC45-50/NW43. Undertones: Yellow/Neutral.

Brand: Mac Cosmetics

Name: Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation*

Coverage: Medium - Full
Shade: NW45


What The brand says: 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.
Wear time (with/without primer): I obviously did not test the 24 hour wear claim, but this has very good staying power alone,  although I did still get a shiny nose. However with the introduction of a mattifying primer, wear time improved slightly, but more notably my shiny nose issues were significantly reduced. This foundation requires minimal touch ups (without primer), if at all any (with primer).
Price (ml): £25.50 FOR 25ml

Pros: 16 shades
You only need a small amount 
Cons: Can look heavy if you apply too much
Only 25ml
No Ingredients list on website
Suitable Skin Types: Normal, Oily, Combination

Ingredients: Not on the website (To be updated if on packaging)

Oxidation: None

Any Other Information: I am not usually an NW45 in Mac, so this is too red for me, so I have to highlight to counteract that. However it's not as bad a colour match as usual, one because it's summer, and 2 based on a couple of reviews on the mac website it appears these foundations run lighter than usual. So get colour matched if you are interested.

Conclusion: Considering I'm not a macaholic, I'm surprised how much I like this foundation. I was a little worried from the brands description, about the repelling moisture part, that it would be too drying on certain areas of my combination skin. I did not find that to be the case, this however is a medium to full coverage heavy duty foundation, and one I will personally reserve for going out, and summer months, but not necessarily day-to-day wear.

It is lightweight on the skin, especially for the flawless look it gives. If you are in the market for a longwearing high coverage foundation, or one for special occasions that photographs well you can't go far wrong with this. You can also get it here and here.
**Rating: Lust
*Pr Sample
**Ratings; Hate, Dislike, Like, Lust, Love