Yes – Mac Longwear Waterproof Nourishing Foundation
I have said that I have three Holy Grail foundations and here is the last of the three – you can check out my other favorites on this blog or on YouTube (It Cosmetics CC+ Cream and Laura Mercier Smooth Finish). I actually was not looking for another foundation but the characteristics of this one (longwear, nourishing AND waterproof) caught my eye. On top of that it was a Mac product, and I do like Macproducts. Long story in a shorter version…I decided to try out this foundation when the summer hit because (kids had summer swim meets outside and that means big time sweating, we were headed on a cruise in a few weeks, and every now and then I shed a tear and hate ending up with streaks down my face) the conditions were favorable.
And what did I think? First things – the packaging is very typical Mac (i.e., nothing frivolous, extravagant, or cool). The foundation comes in a plastic tube with a dropper dispenser. It is very easy to control – that is, it is not like Mac Longwear concealer that delivers way too much – at least for me. I think this container will be easy to use the last drops and will also provide a good view to know when it is running low.
I used a typical amount, which is about the size of two peas (would that equal a lima bean?). The consistency is not runny and definitely not moussey (e.g., Tarte Amazonia Clay foundation). It blends easily and provides adequate (medium coverage) with one passover. I used both brushes and Beauty Blenders to apply and both worked nicely (it will be your own preference here). I did use primer and found that they all worked well. That is, no one stood out as THE primer for this foundation.
Once applied, it settled to a semi-matte finish. I did apply some light powder but that may not be needed for everyone and also may not produce the desired finish if you like a glowy look. A word of caution is that there is no SPF in this foundation. For some that is a plus but others may consider that a negative characteristic. I am fine either way but just have to remember to apply my SPF when I use this foundation.
Did it last? Yes, this foundation lasts through a typical day with no signs of wear except for a little break up on my smile lines and around my nose. Was it waterproof? I admit that I tested this not by being caught in a rain storm but, admittedly, after shedding some tears (well many tears but that is another story). The answer is that “yes” it holds up even after a storm of tears but my blush is another story! Will I repurchase? Oh my….that is such a tough question! Yes, if nothing else rises to the top of Holy Grail foundation, I will repurchase but you know how that goes!
Okay…I would love to hear some comments and feedback! Have you used this foundation? Is there a primer that “clicks” with it? What application process do you find works best?
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