Now that I'm older, I've learned a lot more about makeup, makeup application techniques and I take better care of my skin. I also eat a lot healthier. The more you can make your foundation look like skin, the better. This is one of the reasons I absolutely love the M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation (NC 45) - it looks like your skin! A little goes a long way. You don't have to apply very much. I mostly use this product to even out my skin tone. Honestly, you can't really tell that much of a difference from when I'm wearing it and when I'm not wearing it. It just makes my skin appear even, smooth, and a little more flawless.
Did I mention it's waterproof? This is especially important in the summer when you sweat! This means you won't be sweating your makeup off. I recently did a volunteer event with my job and we had to build a brand new playground in under three hours on the hottest day in Boston. It was HOT! I looked around and my coworker is literally dripping in sweat. I was hot too, trust me. She turned to me and said "How the hell is your make up still holding up in this weather? You literally look like you did this morning before we got here." meanwhile I was working my tail off trying to put this slide together under the beaming sun. It was the foundation. It's just that good - it held up! I'm sold. I've been wearing it for about a year now and it's my favorite.
The only con to this makeup is that sometimes it transfers especially if you don't set it. It's creamy! It's similar to the consistency of a tinted moisturizer but with better coverage. Set this ish or else! Once it sets, however, transfer is rare. If you don't set it well enough, you might find some of it on your collar which is the most annoying pain so just make sure to use a great setting powder. Once I'm done applying it (usually with a beauty blender sponge) I like to use the M.A.C. Prep and Prime Fix + to set it and forget it.
What's your favorite foundation? Let's chat about great setting powders too! Comment below. By the way, you can check out my makeup for yourself. Follow me on instagram @JetSetJonesy and on the Snap @LuvJonesy