i haven't been keeping up w/ my MAC products, and now, i find out that they came out with a new foundation that's pretty good! BUT **don't get too excited yet** it comes with a lot of pre-requisites (for lack of a better word). for fellow cakefaces who have normal to combination skin and don't mind the matte look, this foundation is for you if you have a lot to cover. ;-)
MAC pro longwear spf 10 foundation
this foundation has great coverage (good for people like me w/ scars and redness) and it stays put even without makeup base! here's the skinny:
PROS: full coverage; doesn't oxidize to orange; decent oil control; long lasting (this foundation really doesn't budge if you apply it correctly), so it requires fewer touch-ups, which means less germs getting piled on your face!
CONS: proper application is a bit tricky compared to other liquid foundations. (i'm still trying to figure out the BEST way to do this.) dries a little rubbery and you have to rub/blend quickly before it dries to avoid getting streaks (and it dries VERY quickly). finish is extra-matte. some ppl like this, others prefer dewy. (dewy does look healthier)
here are a few pics from today. this picture is taken 12 hours after application with NO touch-ups throughout the day.
**WARNING -- NO MAKEUP ALERT!**
click to view my blemishes larger. depending on your computer color settings, my blemishes may show up light or bright. if it's bright, it's more like the real deal. i also have a scar on the other side of my face. yucko!
Where to Buy: MAC stores, Nordstrom, Bloomies, Macy's, etc.
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars
Tip: not recommended for dry skin. for full coverage, layer-layer-layer and set with mineral or setting powder. to make the finished look more dewy, try a spritz of FIX+. also, since this foundation doesn't budge -- you need to put that much more effort into removal at the end of the day. also, this foundation runs a bit darker than MAC studio fix fluid. if you're between colors with studio fix, go with the lighter shade.