I got this in NC15 from a well respected eBay seller of Mac products.
I was quite reluctant to try a Mac face concealer to begin with, because I've heard so many people say that Mac face products are kryptonite for people with acne prone skin.
However, I had used up my Tony Moly concealer and I really wanted to try something new.
First off, if you have dry skin, you have to lower your expectations of this product. The consistency is quite thick, and I only find it works well on hyper-pigmentation and blemishes.
Using it under the eyes, big no no (in my opinion).
This is a really nice, high coverage product. For dry skinned gals like myself, the usual 'well moisturize, well prime' routine will apply to you, otherwise it can get very cakey looking.
This is kind of expensive, but the amount of product does last a pretty long time.
Also, for myself being very acne prone, I have never broken out from this, which is very nice.
The only reason I can't give this product five lippies is because it's just a little less creamy than I would like, not too much but it makes a big difference on my skin.
i've been on the hunt for a good undereye concealer. i initially bought the pro longwear concealer..which faded, creased, and made my eyes watery. so i returned it and got this one. i like this one better.however, i did have a couple of the same issues.. but to a lesser degree. had some slight fading and creasing but this one does not irritate my eyes. i have dry undereyes and this concealer is much more moisturizing. will continue using this.
I love the coverage, color, and consistency. But it creases under my eyelids terribly. I've tried applying powder but it still creases or ends up looking specky under my eyes.
This concealer seems to last foreverrrr which is a big plus since i love this concealer. The coverage is buildable and it covers my acne marks well. I have oil skin so i don't find this product drying at all. Don't know if it's my HG concealer but this is definitely the best concealer i have used so far.When I'm going to school i use this concealer to cover up my marks, put on some powder and im good to go. People always comment that my marks have cleared up nicely but they don't know it's thanks to my mac concealer :)
It's great coverage, I found the perfect shade for me~ It was great for dark circles.
However, after 2 weeks(?) I noticed it was breaking me out so I stopped using it.
I don't love this concealer but I do like it and I have repurchased it. It's packaged in a handy little tub and you get a lot of product for our money too - I always find it lasts me ages! I don't use this under my eyes as it looks cakey and feels to drying but it's good for the face. It gives full coverage and easily conceals my imperfections and blemishes. Only a small amount needs to be used as it can start looking cakey if too much is applied. I always make sure my skin is well moisturised before using this too as I do find it quite drying. It can also be a little difficult to blend due to the thick texture so applying onto moisturised skin or on top of a makeup primer is always ideal for a more natural finish. This is my favourite concealer for the face that I've tried which is why I keep repurchasing it - although it is not my HG and I'm sure there are better concealers out there.
This will last you a loong time, I've had my NC30 for 6months and I'm about half way through it and I use it everyday. I've been wanting to try other concealers but this still hasn't ran out yet! It gets the job done, but can seem to enhance dry spots if you don't moisturise properly. I need to do 2 layers over darker scars and undereyes. Other than that it's pretty good :)
Before i had acne, i loved this product. i loved all of mac products actually. i started to experience moderate acne and realized theres nothing good about the ingredients of this stuff! i was using it to cover up my pimples and acne scars but i think it only aggravated it. so i switched to something with more friendly ingredients (tarte concealer).. but TO BE HONEST....if i didnt have acne, and my skin wasnt so sensitive to it, i would still use it. (although tarte concealer is still amazing)
so i wouldnt really recommened this product for those with acne or acne-prone skin. the ingredients are too irritating, and not great for your skin for everyday use.
The coverage from this concealer is pretty moderate. I won't recommend it for those looking for a quick cover for angry pimples. It doesn't hide redness very well. The product was a little oily for me too, not so good since I have combination skin and my zits and what not tend to gather in the t-zone area where it's the oiliest.
I like the packaging though, cute and right.
It provides buildable coverage. I wish it provided with a better, heavier coverage though, especially for the dark circles under my eyes. The texture is not greasy and not chalky- just right.