It’s that time of year again for a major stock-up. As you know, I do like to try a variety of make-up products – hence my latest Mac Cosmetics shopping haul. I would definitely say these are the ultimate essentials for a long-lasting base for the face. But I would recommend moisturising heavily before application as these products do tend to dry out the skin.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – ‘A Lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Colour-true formula lasts up to 15 hours. Helps conceal and correct the look of under-eye circles, and discolorations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump’
A very little amount of this product is required to cover the eye area, blemishes and discolouration around the nose and chin. Though the liquid is thick, its easy to work with. I usually apply this with a small brush. Once applied, it sets to a matte finish within few minutes and once set, it stays intact for a good 12 – 14 hrs. I love how amazingly it corrects the imperfections over the skin.
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation – ‘A long-wear foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage. Even in hot and humid conditions, controls oil to keep skin fresh, natural and flawless’
This foundation offers a medium coverage. It is sheer when applied with a brush and the coverage sets quickly, so blend fast. The foundation can be built to a higher coverage (cover acne scars) when dabbed with clean, warm fingers or a sponge. Overall, this is a great foundation that has amazing staying powder, but in all honesty it works best for those with oilier skin. If you have somewhat dry skin, this will not be suitable for you.
Mac Studio Fix – ‘A powder and foundation in one that combines good coverage with ease of application. Designed to be used dry, the powder and pigments create a matte, velvety texture.
It contains Silica, which helps to maintain a matte finish by absorbing oils on the skin, as well as Talc to provide a smoother, less reflective, matte finish. The talc has been milled to a microscopic size to provide a beautiful texture while allowing the skin to breathe’
Mac Studio Fix Powder plus foundation is a multi purpose product which is great for oily skinned t-zone girls like me. The powder mattifies the skin and has great coverage, so your skin looks more even and smooth. The finish, even though its matte is not cakey and I would recommend applying with a brush. One of the best things about this, is that it lasts the entire day. I can go and sweat it out in the sun, and come back home after ten hours and it would still be on my face – so if you are looking for base options this has got to be a must.