MAC Cosmetics Prolongwear foundation and lipstick review

During a trial of the product, Prolongwear foundation did not blend easily. Application required a lot of brushing to properly blend the product. Once applied, the product was grainy and did not blend well on the skin. It was layered over Fix+ Spray and Prep and Prime Skin. There are few colors available, so selecting the right one is tricky. To finish the look, only bronzer was applied for a flawless complexion. It lasted through the gym, a shower, and a nap. This product requires an oil based cleanser, or, at the very least, baby oil. Prolongwear lipstick withstood tea, water, and the rain! The lipstick shades are few but fabulous and include purple. Prolongwear concealer is creamier than the foundation and provides better coverage. A little goes a long way, so apply sparingly. Makeup artists may opt to stock the concealer instead of the foundation as it is cheaper and lasts just as long. MAC Cosmetics is available online, at the MAC Store at Mall at Millenia (pro store), the MAC Store at the Florida Mall, and some major department stores. If visiting the Mall at Millenia, be sure to ask for Roland, Kevin, Juan, or Robin. They are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Natural beauty naturally attained with Mac Cosmetics

Women are often compared to unrealistic ideals of what women should be in a physical sense. These portrayals are perpetuated by the media's plea for sex to sell products. Bra ads use teenage girls, which precludes women in their 40s and now in their 20s from feeling sexy. The key to feeling sexy is recognizing one's own strengths, feeling confident, and realizing we all have natural beauty - granted some more than others. There are simple things to learn about ourselves to increase our sex appeals such as facial expressions, gesticulation, and mannerisms. A good way to start is to look in the mirror and practice such gestures. To feel sexier, dress sexier in an age appropriate manner. Another trick is to avoid looking the same daily. For example: if one wears cosmetics daily, what separates her look when she is dressed for a special occasion?

Creating a natural look with minimal makeup is not very time consuming - especially for working women and mothers on the go.

Cleanse the face with a product such as Lightful Foaming Creme Cleanser. Gently dab Fast Response Eye Cream under the eye. Apply a light moisturizer such as Studio Moisture Cream to entire face, neck, and down to blouse line. For a dewy, iridescent look, substitute Studio Moisture Creme with Strobe Cream or Strobe Lotion. If your skin is oily, you can either use Oil Control Lotion or skip moisturizer and use a very light moisturizing foundation. Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 works well. It is a lightly tinted, moisturizer. Face and Body Foundation works for a light, water resistant coverage. For light coverup, Select Moisturecover is a nice option. Depending on your complexion, Blushcreme in Ladyblush or Posey create a nice, lightly rosy appearance. A powder alternative to blush is Mineralize Blush in Love Thing or Gentle. If your face feels a little sticky or dewy, and you do not like that feeling, you can lightly dust Select Sheer Loose over your makeup to set the look. Top off with Lip Gelee in Amber Rush and PlushLash Mascara in the color closest to your natural lash color. To add a little emphasis to your look, lightly line the top eyelid as close to the lash line as possible with brown or black depending on your natural hair color.

A nice dramatic look can be attained by lining the eyes with a color that is the same or similar to the color that circles your iris. A neutral beige eye shadow can be added to the top lid with a slightly darker color extending to the crease depending on eye shape. Lightly dusting a taupe color to the bottom lid creates a High Definition look.

All products mentioned above are Mac Cosmetics, which can be purchased at the Florida Mall, Mall at Millenia (pro shop), and some major department stores.