The perfect concealer. I've been disappointed by Mac's face makeup up until this one. It's AMAZING. The coverage is so full, like Hard Candy Glamoflauge. The diff between this concealer and others is the consistency! So lightweight, like a liquid foundation. It's smooth and blendable, covers acne scars and existing acne. Must be set with a powder, as with any concealer. :)
Holy grail concealer right here
absolutely stunning on my skin, the perfect coverage and highlight there is no other concealer than I have found that can top this one. Some MAC products have been known to be dissapointing but I can say that all of their concealers and highlighters and my favorite. The only thing is that I hate the pump that the concealer has, I prefer a wand
I have tried MAC foundations in the past to no avail, but I decided to give this concealer a go after having read so many amazing reviews about it! Needless to say, I am not disappointed! The color, NW15 is a PERFECT fit for my skin, and I absolutely love the consistency of this concealer! It completely covers the dark circles under my eyes and the discoloration on my face (with no breakouts!). My skin looks matte and perfectly poreless! I am curious to see how this concealer would work as a foundation if I mixed it with a dab of moisturizer. I have only been using pro longwear for a few days, but I am definitely sold! Thanks MAC :)
I have tried all concealers by MAC, and this is the best one by far. I use this more as a foundation than as a spot concealer.
MY SKINTONE AND CONDITION:
I'm very pale with yellow undertones (~ BEHOLD, other brands, one must not be pink only because they are pale! ~), about NC10 if that existed. I can use NW10 which is available in Studio Fix Fluid. Other foundations I have found that matched my skin tone are MUFE Mat Velvet in 115 and Shiseido Radiant Lifting foundation in OO0.
At the moment, my skin is good (knock on wood) with just a few spots of discoloration, like freckles or old acne spots. Nothing to cry about.
I had bad acne before and this concealer has been with me all this time *sentimental*
NC15 in foundations is always too dark for me. The only one that comes close is the Studio Sculpt foundation in NC15, but still too dark. I usually find a match in concealers though, except this one. (read comparison at the bottom) It's already too dark when I put it on, and then it oxidizes like nothing else and becomes about two shades darker. That sucks. Though, I mix this with a white foundation (Illamasqua Skin Base) to match my skin tone, so it's never a problem as long as I mix it.
Really full coverage, even when I had acne this covered it all. Now I sheer it down as much as I can, for example by mixing with a primer and using my hands/ a stippling brush.
I usually dot this on my face with my hands and pat it into the skin, and then I even out the uneven edges with a clean stippling brush. I am not a fan of sponges or flat foundation brushes so I haven't tried that one. I like how it melts into my skin when I use my hands. Can be a little hard to blend, but I often mix primer in so it glides on better.
This was hands down my favourite concealer (used as a foundation) when I had acne. This was the only thing that could actually fully cover my discoloration, and actually evened out the skin texture a little - with other words, didn't emphasize bumps or dryness. It just leaves a soft matte/natural finish, no signs of dryness and still controls oil than anything I have tried.
Lasts well over the promised 15 hours for me! Let's put it this way: I took the train to my neighbour country, walked 3 miles in rain, went to a sweaty concert, walked 3 miles in rain again, took the train home, walked in rain home, and it looked perfect in the mirror. That was like 12 hours of rain and wind. Then it has lasted about 26 hours on me before, when I had a horrible day and had no chance to take my makeup off. So, yeah, it's like concrete.
Controls oil better than anything else I have tried. If I usually have to blot after 2 hours, I only blot this once every 5 hours or not at all.
Oh mother of God I hate this packaging. I have several "empty" bottles with plenty left on the bottom that I CAN'T GET OUT. So frustrating. Except that I like that it's in a pump bottle, but I would love to be able to take the top/pump off.
This was the only thing that could make my acne skin look decent and the only thing that helped me feel pretty again. Now that the acne is gone this is still a staple of mine, and I still use it when I want my makeup to last all day/all night. I will continue to buy this as long as MAC doesn't do anything stupid and discontinue it. ♥
MAC CONCEALERS COMPARISON:
- MAC Select Cover-Up - sheer coverage, runny/watery liquid, ashy shades but pale enough for me. Creases, doesn't last. Comes in squeeze tube.
- MAC Studio Finish - full coverage, thick texture, the shades are great - pale enough for me. Looks cakey, lasts but looks awful after a while. Comes in pot.
- MAC Select Moisturecover - sheer to medium coverage, liquid (thicker than Cover-Up), shades I find too pink (both NC and NW), a little too dark for me. Creases incredibly, doesn't last at all. Comes in tube with wand.
- MAC Mineralize Concealer - light to medium coverage, liquid (same as Moisturecover), great shades and pale enough, lasts a little better than the others. Doesn't crease that bad. Comes in a tube with a brush-like wand.
- MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer - incredible full coverage, very thick and dry texture, the palest shades of all. Looks cakey and awful on me, but could be great on others. Came in a pot. (Discontinued)
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - full coverage, liquid but thicker than Moisturecover and Mineralize. Love it.
I use this to clean up my brows and to hide any pimples or blemishes on my face. I think it's pretty decent. The only negative thing I would have to say about this is that the dispenser squirts out too much product and I feel like I end up wasting it. I have to press gently to dispense the amount that I want. Other than that, it's great!
I didn't know what to expect from this, but this really did surprise me.
This can both work as a primer and a concealer. It's good for both. No matter how long your days are. This lasts until you take it off, and that says a lot, because I have oily skin, and this is the only concealer that doesn't crease on me. - And I have tried every concealer from MAC, and this one is absolutely worth the price tag, even though I've got two, because I'm in between two shades. NW15 and NW20.
Every girl should try these, I'll repurchase these any time !
Every woman should own, every MUA should have in their pro kit!!!
Full coverage and can be sheered out and used all over face. Long lasting, no creasing, and buildable coverage if applied in thin layers. Such great coverage that sometimes I even bypass color corrector on clients with under eye dark circles because this does the trick. My only complaints are that the pump dispenses way too much at a time even with a half pump, and secondly, you need to blend super quickly because it dries fast when applying.