I've been using this for 2 years now and feel more than happy to give it a detailed review. Okay so when i first got this It was 12.50 now its 14.50, cheeky of MAC but whatever it is worth it in my opinion.
Now I got this for my acne scars, acne scars are more susceptible to sun damage as burn easier as the skin is damaged so the high spf in this is a real winner for me, and i find it doesnt come up bad on flash photography. I apply with with my fingers under foundation then with a brush over if my foundation moves it at all which it usually doesn't. It's a very creamy thich solid cream that works best when warmed up with your fingers i find and it covers acne scaring and blemishes like a dream! I set it with powder occasionally but i dont think you need too unless you're going on a night out. It literally covers everything, and a little goes a long way.
I've had mine 2 years almost and still haven't ran out however i have repurchased 2 more and thrown the first one i bought for hygene reasons. I got nc40 for my scarring and i bouhgt nw 20 to use under my eyes to correct dark circles. I was weary of it creasing as i use it to highlight the Kim K way like gossmakeupartist does but nope, it didnt crease, (althought i dont have lines anyway), i think the trick is using a good eye cream and making sure you blend properly. This can be a bit thick so make sure you use a light hand a build up as opposed to slapping it on.
Price v how long it lasts constitutes it for me i didn't run out for over 2 years so that's 7£ a year which i can live with easily. It's such a versatile product i'm tempted to get a mega dark shade and try using it as a cream contour under foundation, i own the sculpting cream and i'm not hugely impressed by it but have a feeling these would work great! This and estee lauder maxiumum cover foundations are the two best concealers for acne scarring and blemishes i've come accross, a natural not overly matte but not shiny finish that can be blended into perfection. 5/5 one of my favourite mac products!
Studio Finish Concealer is one of my - if not my favorite cream concealer of all time! I often search for new concealers because I get bored easily with using the same products all of the time, but this concealer never fails me. It's not too dry, and it's not too creamy. It's a good in-between so it spreads easy, yet it doesn't move around. Often cream concealers can be too emollient, causing the concealer to crease, cake up, transfer and look shiny throughout the day, and other powdery consistencies can look dry and flaky throughout the day. I think MAC has the formula down pact on this one. It works well for the under-eyes and it also works well at covering blemishes. My mom also uses this religiously and it works well for some bright sun spots on her face, and other little imperfections that bug her. This is really a multi-purpose concealer that comes in a few different colors depending upon what your trying to conceal. I usually have it in a few different shades - one that matches my face (NC) and one with peachy-pink tones that will counteract my dark under-eyes (NW). I'm never without this stuff in my stash. DEF 5 lippies!
Great concealer!!! I suffered from severe acne and was left with terrible scars ad this concealer did a good job at covering them up! Also in pair with studio fix foundation and studio care blend powder. Great concealer lasted me about 3 years!!! Also great to use under the eyes
I have severe purple dark circles so i thought id try this as a last resort!
Pros: its very thick and has great coverage and is great for blemishes
Cons: it set into my fine lines
This concealer in my opinion was great but i could still see my purple dark circles underneath which meant i had to use 2+ concealers.
If you're after a SEVERE dark circle concealer this probably isnt for you, but if you need a concealer for redness, discolouration or blemishes this would be perfect!
I love the colour and this blends well under my eyes. But my main need for a concealer is to cover my blemishes and I feel I need a lot of product to cover them. However, I suspect my skin breaks out if I use a lot of this product. I can also see the oiliness in my pot at times.
I think I'll switch back to a creamier product after this.
I just got this concealer and I absolutely love it. Goes evenly on my skin and stays on for a while. It really works on my dark circles under my eyes. Def worth it.
I really like this concealer because it covers my under eye dark circles. I gave it a 4 because it doesn't stay all day or atleast 12 hours. I haven't tried it with a full face of foundation for 12 hour wear. I always use it with loose powder. But it gives a fresh, dewy, flawless look. And it still feel light weight. Loving this and I recommend this concealer.
I have used many concealers and this one is great for under eye circles and blends in well with whatever type of foundation you use over the top of it. I am very satisfied with MAC's concealer!
Packaging: its a concealer in a black pot. Packaging's decent, but it seems cheap to me, but i dont mind. Mine dried out in around 3 months, but i always use clean brushes to apply, so idk what happened to it, now i have to scrape off the top frequently to get the product underneath Q.Q, but on the bright side, you get a lot of product in the pot.
Lasting Power/Coverage/Consistency: It's a very very nice coverage. It's on the thicker side, so if it didn't give nice coverage, i'd be mad +_+ If you apply it onto a large area it can feel quite heavy, or i find that even if i layer it up a little, it looks cakey and quite heavy. The lasting power isn't that great though. I have very oily skin and this doesn't last on me for more than 4 hours, then it would wear off and i'd have to reapply, sadly T.T it performs better in winter though !
Price: I bought mine for $22.00 CAD. It's a fair price for a high-end concealers. Although you get a lot of product in the pot, it's still not worth my $22.00 because of the lasting power, IMO.
Overall: I think it's a decent concealer. Although the thing I'm most unhappy about is the shade range. Yes there is ATON OF SHADES, but none of them fit me Q.Q ! Im an NC25 and they only have NC20, NW25, and an NC30. Y U NO MAKE NC25 T.T ! Its not amazing but its not bad. I might consider repurchasing if they came out with an NC25 and better packaging >.>
I have tried every possible application, every possible primer and setting, but it doesn't work. After 10 minutes it creases and my under eye area looks like the Sahara dessert. I prefer my dark circles rather than all those lines showing off. Out of curiosity: how do you do it? I think it is awful!