Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sneak Peak - New MAC Pro Longwear Foundation and Concealer Review

Hopefully this sneak peak of the new MAC Pro Longwear Foundation and Concealer will make up for my lack of posts during the last couple weeks. ;)

I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the new foundation, concealer, and lipsticks (review coming soon) before their big nationwide release tomorrow. So what's my overall opinion? All products are AMAZING!! Especially the foundation and concealer:

First off, I have to tell you about the Pro Longwear Foundation. This stuff is everything I ever wanted in a foundation and MORE!! I have nothing negative to say about this foundation except, why didn't they invent this sooner?!?!

This foundation provides medium coverage that can be sheered out for light coverage or built up for heavier coverage. It actually does a superb job of evening out the skin tone and making the complexion flawless. What I love most about this is that even with the good coverage, it makes your skin look natural. Yes...NATURAL!!! Most foundations that claim to give a natural effect still can look cakey or too matte or too shiny. This gives the most flawless look of any foundation I have tried to date, while still providing a good amount of coverage. And if that wasn't enough, it's longwearing! It is supposed to last 14 hours, which it probably does, as I didn't test out the wear time, but I have worn it a for a few days in a row, and it does last from morning till night, without fading or altering. This foundation also makes the texture of the skin look amazing....can you tell yet that I am in love with this foundation?

                                      nozzle can pump                              nozzle locked

So just to throw in another great thing about this foundation is that you don't need to purchase a separate punp for it and that it has a built in pump, so you get the perfect amount every time. What's even better, is that you can lock the pump, as pictured above. 

The consistency of this foundation is also great...not sticky, not thick, not too watery, not heavy.....just perfect! And very easy to blend!

In this swatch I tried blending out the foundation so you can see how easy it is to blend. The photo makes the foundation look a bit glossy, but that is because of the flash and the product is not glossy like that. In case you want to know, this was my shade NC30.

Kajal Couture Overall Rating: A+

Kajal Couture Overall Opinion: This is one foundation I will definitely repurchase, instead of trying the next best thing in foundation. Nuff' said. 

Now on to the Pro Longwear Concealer:

I usually only wear concealer on my under eyes for important events, not everyday, because I can never find one I like enough. Guess what? I have been wearing this everyday. =) 

This is creamy, not too thick, but provides great coverage. It doesn't crease if you set it with powder, it lasts all day, and blends easily. The first time I wore it, I was instantly brightened my eyes and my whole look!

Like the foundation, this concealer comes with a pump. I like that because it's not messy like concealer pots, and you don't risk contamination like with doe tip applicators. It is very hygienic and easy to use. The only problem is one pump is way too much product for one application. That being said, you only need to use a teeny tiny bit in order to get good coverage, so even if you used one pump everyday, this will last you forever. However, if you are careful, you can press the pump ever so slightly just to get a half or quarter pump worth of product.

This swatch shows just how opaque this concealer is, but that it can be blended out. Again, the pic makes this look glossy because of the flash, but the product itself is not glossy. Again, if you are interested, my shade for my under eyes is NW25. 

Kajal Couture Overall Rating: A

Kajal Couture Overall Opinion: I really like this concealer due to its coverage and the fact that is lasts all day and does not crease. I wish the pump provided less product, but that is a minor thing for me and I highly recommend this if you are in the market for a concealer. 

So...will you be checking out either of these products? 


  1. Thanks for the heads up KC, I definitely want to check these out.

  2. Thanks for the swatches!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  3. Welcome back! Thanks for the review! I am glad to hear that you really liked these products. I have been looking forward to these and was worried I might be disappointed but from the sounds of things its definitely worth the wait. Looking forward to your review on the Longwear Lipstick. :)

  4. great swatches...please give the swatch of concealer like foundation...I really want to see the effect on your skin.thanks

  5. @Adorable Hope you like these products as much as I do!

    @Marie You're welcome! Will you be trying either of these?

    @Neena Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised that I liked both products so much! The lipsticks are good too, but the foundation is the best of the bunch!

    @Rakhshanda The concealer swatch is similar to the foundation, but you can't see the effect as well because the concealer is a totally different color and tone than the skin on my hand. I will be doing a face of the day soon so you can see the products on my skin. =)

  6. Is this only for MAC pro people ?

  7. @Jane No...this foundation is being released at all MAC counters and stores, and is available to everyone! I hope you try it out!!

  8. Oh YAY ! That's great news..maybe I will :)
    BTW , I can see that you are a makeup artist and you moved to the east coast..I live in NJ and I would like to know your charges etc for makeup..Not that I have a need now, but I would like to know so I can approach you when I have a need :)

  9. Hi. I was wondering if the Pro Longwear Concealer in shade NW25 similar to the NW25 shade of the Studio Finish Concealer? I'm planning to purchase this online (the new Pro Longwear Line is not yet available here in the Philippines), I'm a little worried that the shade wont be the same as my Studio Finish Concealer in NW30. Hope you could enlighten me. Thanks :)

  10. @Jane Yay!! I hope you try it! And I would love to work with you for any makeup artistry needs you may have in the future! Please email me at for more information regarding my makeup services.

    @Anonymous For me, the NW shade was the same in both concealer formulas. I am confident that the NW 30 will be the same for you too. I hope you like it!!!

  11. I have tried the foundation & have to say it was too drying and patchy on my skin even though I have oily skin! I think I will try using it with a wet sponge/ or beauty blender.

  12. @MakeupbyNina Did you prep your skin properly before using the foundation? With this foundation especially, it is important for skin to be moisturized. I find a lot of times those with oily skin don't use any moisturizer, and it is key to use the right moisturizer for oily skin. If you have dry patches, you may want to use some type of serum on those areas before the moisturizer.

  13. Your review is definitely selling me the foundation, and I 'm on the lookout for a new one! ;)




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