Summer is among us, are you ready to whip out your water-proof (sweat-proof) and smudge-proof, 24 hour resistant makeup?
Before I try anything on my clients, I always test them out first (yes, I am the guinea pig, haha) to ensure that I can fully see the makeup finish before I apply t on your beautiful faces 🙂
M.A.C the super professional cosmetic brand (Canadian-born! PROUD) released its newest member in the Pro Longwear series. I can testify to its water-proof shielding power ( I had to wash my face two times LOL that’s how strong and durable this is).
The packaging is a slick and chic; portable and light to carry around.
For $38 you get 25ml that will last you a long long long way.
I chose the colour NC 25; I recommend testing it out at the store before purchasing.
The foundation texture is a little gel-like. It’s still fairly liquid and easy to spread but at the same it is thicker than your normal liquid foundation to provide higher coverage.
Before makeup, the naked face:
Again, uneven complexion tone, redness around cheeks and hyper-pigmentation around nose and corners of my mouth.
Next, let’s take a look at my side-profile ((sometimes I wonder how I muster the courage to put up such embarrassing pictures LOL)) but my goal is to provide you with real information and the true impact of the makeup- so… I am just going to be very honest and show you my “dark” side XD
Before and after:
Wow, isn’t this magical.
The sallowness is perfectly concealed and my cheeks look more supple. The discoloration is less visible so my face seem more lifted and radiant.
Like any form of art, once you have a clean “canvas” you are ready to take out the colours! After foundation, I lightly powdered my face with CDP loose powder and applied light blush. Of course, do not forget to fill in those brows and some mascara :))
You are ready to rock the world!
M.A.C Pro Longwear is great for this hot and humid weather; I have to say it does last quite a while – I went to work in this the makeup still look intact after 10 hours (no touch-up). My apologies for not taking pictures after work; I was tired and couldn’t wait to remove my makeup and jump into bed. Caution, beautifuls, you do have to spend some time to remove the foundation. I washed my face twice and cleansed with Bioderma Toner for a third time – just to make sure the face is clean and ready for bed like I am.
So far, I have not discovered and felt any adverse effect of the foundation – I have been using this for a week before sharing this secret weapon with you guys :)) But for course, we each have a different skin type and sensitivity so I still suggest trying it out before purchase.
I do recommend testing out MAC Pro Longwear for you summer ladies and gentlemen then get ready for the sun, beach and bikini!!
By, your beloved Makeup Artist xoxo