Love this product. It is hands down the best concealer I have ever used. It def beats out estee Lauder double wear concealer and any clinique concealer. It can also be used as a foundation. I could layer this stuff all day and it would never be cakey but covers anything that needs to be covered. Overall great product and it comes with a pump. What a clean non bacterial concealer instead of those little spongey tip things. I wear a 15 in Mac foundation and a 20 in their concealer if this might help.
I have a love/hate relationship with this.. I love its coverage but it dries super fast, that being said, when you're applying it you MUST be fairly quick or it'll dry up in that specific spot you placed it on. (for ex: i contour with it and if i dont blend it fast enough i'll have a huge white blob i cant get rid of) i use NC20, im fairly light skinned, i have tried over products and i usually stick to this concealer or Lancome's.. i'm always sleep deprived so i MUST conceal and these 2 are my go-to prouducts.. but i still havent found my HG :( cheers!!
My FAVOURITE concealer! This product has the perfect medium to full coverage without creasing, which means you can use it on blemishes as well as under your eyes, which not all concealers have the power to do. The semi-matte finish is perfectly blendable and suits every client and skintype. I cannot live without this product!
I like the MAC Pro Longwear concealer. I actually don't even have to set it with powder. It does not cake up on me. I do not have time for touch-up throughout my day at work, so it is nice I can trust this concealer to stay in place. I like how the NC50 concealer is a lot warmer than the NC50 Studio Sculpt so that it would compliment each other without doing makeup math in your head about what would fit best. For example, for a NC50, the MUA matched me to a NW40 Mineralize Concealer. (Which i don't like as much as the Pro Longwear concealer.
To be honest though, the MUA taught me to mix the highlighter pen in Bright Forecast with this concealer...I loved the glowed-out/Kim K. look so much, I've never worn this concealer alone!
As far as packaging goes, it is blahhh. it is very hard, maybe impossible to keep the pump from getting messy. As you use the product, the bottle does not empty gracefully. I want my makeup to look pretty even if it's half full. Maybe MAC could of frosted out the bottle a little.But I don't think I waste too much product with this design.
Overall: I'm semi-new to the concealer world, but I have had a good experience with the Pro Longwear concealer. It is worth a try,if you are on the market for a long lasting concealer.
I just purchased this concealer and so far I have to say I'm really liking it. When the girl behind the MAC counter first put it on me I wasn't convinced but I still bought it and i'm very glad I did. A little goes a long way with this foundation i use half a pump for both of my under eye circles and it covers them beautifully it does not crease if you BLEND it. I did take off a lippie because the pump can be a pain in the butt, i try to do half a pump but sometimes a whole pump comes out which is a waste.
I really hated this concealer. My skin is considered normal and this made it look overly dry and flaky although I never look like that. The packaging is a disaster- one pump and you have way to much concealer and nothing to do with it. It dries up instantly so its not like you can save it somewhere for another use. Way too expensive and I could not justify the price for something that made my under eyes look cakey. Also, it oxidized by the end of the day. Returned.
I've been using this concealer the same time the Pro-Longwear foundation debuted. It's a really great medium to full coverage liquid concealer. Great for undereyes and rest of face. I use the shades NW25 for undereyes and NW30 for blemishes and anything else i need to cover. I know the packaging can be a pain, but def don't push the pump all the way down and you'll get just enough product needed. And lasting power is AAAmazing, fell asleep with it on and woke up next morning and was still on. That was like 9 hours of stay.
I just bought this concealer a month ago and so far I am liking it a lot. I have some purple underneath my eyes and I also have some redness around the sides of my nose and this covered it up pretty good. Now I keep reading a lot of people complaining about the pump dispersing too much product; I haven't had any problems, the amount that comes out is just the right amount for both undereye areas and if there is some left over, that's just more for me to put on the redder parts of my face. It works for me basically. Don't know if this will become my go-to concealer but I am liking it a lot right now.
A Mac mu aritist applied this to me and I fell head over heels in love. She made this work perfect. It was used on top fo Studio Sculpt foundation and I had to have it. I did not even know you used concealer on top of a foundation. I thought it always went before. I learned this trick and it does help. I really thought this was going to be my HG concealer...
When I got home I could not master her tricks. It works. It covers and lasts but no better than others I have used for far less. The pump is no prize and the texture sunk into my 40 year old skin in an ugly way. I found Revlon's Age defying Concealer is about the same quality. But Rev's does not sink into my skin and pool the way this did.
Last 5-6 hours no more
Matches great. (NC20)
If you are under 30 this is for you!!!!!
Expensive for only .30 fluid oz.
The pump gets stuck. Yes this should be a pro that it has it's own pump but it got stuck and continues to be a pia.
The pump squirts out a large load which may be why it sticks.
Does not like wrinkles. If you are 20 you will be fine but if you have
under eye circles and gentle crows feet, this will be atrocious.
I found that although it blended and lasted it also caused break outs but... I feel this could have been the primer so I hate to say it was this. I have not had good luck with cones and primers.
I have a love/hate relationship with this concealer.
-You get a good amount of product for the price you pay.
-It lasts absolutely ages as a little goes a long way.
-Good range of colours - the only one I've found thats the closest match for me.
-Thick enough to minimise the appearances of dark marks
-I agree with some of the others that it is not buildable, it dries quickly and can easily look cakey if you're not careful.
-Its good for dark circles but if you have any fine lines etc this WILL accentuate them.
-Even when I moisturise my eye area beforehand, when I put this on it can still make the area look dry. Also it has a sticky finish which isn't pleasant.
-I don't use it on other areas of my face because it usually breaks me out/makes blemishes worse.
-I don't like the fact that a single pump dispenses much more of this product than you really need.
I'm willing to try other concealers from the MAC range but I wont be repurchasing this when it runs out.