I love this concealer, I have 2 one for my under eye highlight and conceal and one to conceal my dark spots, I love this it covers my under eye perfectly and doesn't slide off my oily skin even when I don't powder. My concealing concealer is pretty awesome too, the only thing wrong with the concealer is the horrible pump which is easy to do if you don't know how to control how much you pump out
A friend gave this to me because it was too dark for her skin tone. I was so excited to put it on.... Can I say LETDOWN?? This concealer didn't cover my blemishes at all. It has a very thin consistency and literally no coverage. I used it under my eyes and it didn't do much. Not very memorable. If you need to cover pimples don't waste your money because this is not for you.
Alright! Let me just say, I do love this as an overall concealer. Its pretty great.
Lasts all day, even those pesky 10 hour days.
Great shade selection! A shade for everyone!
Has a fantastic coverage, medium to full. Haven't found anything this can't cover... Aside from maybe tattoos!
Great for everything- under eyes, blemishes, overall redness...
Looks and feels very light on the skin!
The wretched pump! Oh gosh. You end up wasting a lot of product if you don't learn to control the pump!
It smells pretty strong, almost like Studio Fluid Fix, but it doesn't transfer to the face.
It can look too cakey after the third layer. I mean you shouldn't normally use three layers, but it can start to look a little icky.
Love and will repurchase many times! Definitely my go-to concealer! 4 lippies :)
Skin Type: Normal-Oily, Sensitive when skin does not agree with certain products
Skin Tone: NC15-20 naturally, NC30-37 or 40 during certain stages of self tanning
Undertone: Strong WARM yellow undertones (yellow undertones can be cool too)
Skin Problems: One or two acne scars, light to mild active acne
Okay, so my granny offered to buy this product for me as I had been lusting over it for so long, thanks to makeup alley's glowing reviews. She happily purchased it for me and I was one grateful granddaughter lol. I was soooo excited to rush home, remove my warpaint and give this baby a whirl, starting with my problem area, insanely dark hereditary undereye circles. Many reviewers have raved about this concealer being a great non creasing undereye concealer so I had high hopes for it to perform to the best of its abilities.
I was fake tanned at the time (NC35) so I matched the concealer to my skintone of the time, not bearing in mind my natural skin. That was why I bought NC30 because i have been fake tanning more and more as of late. Anyways, I took off the foundation of the time (Estee Lauder DW desert beige and tawny mixed) and attemped to pump a little bit of concealer out of the packaging. I STRUGGLED. As noted by 99% of the reviewers on MUA, the pump is simply ridiculous. So hard to control and press down and i ended up pumping wayyy too much concealer onto my finger. Pushing that issue aside, I proceeded to slather some of the concealer underneath my eyes. I used my fingers to apply it and used a contour brush to blend it out. I was severely disappointed. The concealer had not worked any better than the previous other concealers that i had tried. However, I refused to give up. A second layer was slathered on and there was definitely an improvement. My dark circles had been concealed decently. I proceeded to put some of the concealer onto my forehead acne, which wasnt all that bad but could deal with a little concealing. So far so good.
When it came to the time when i needed to remove my makeup in preperation for bedtime, i removed the concealer as per usual, olive oil and followed up with some cleanser, toner and moisturiser. this routine has never aggrivated my skin at all. To my horror, I had noticed that my forehead pimples had multiplied and gotten bigger. I tried to disregard the fact that it may have been the concealer. However, after extended use on pimples and on my undereye circles, i have noticed that my skin is looking worse than ever. my undereyes have become darker and my forehead pimples are looking angry lol.
Unfortunately, this product has not worked too well for myself. However, it may work for you as the majority of reviewers have not had the same problem as myself. I am just the minority, by all means get a sample and try it out for yourself before buying it.
Can you say HG?! I love this concealer! Before, I tried alot of drugstore alternatives and NONE of them match up to this. It's a bit pricey. But lasts long. The main pros are: it's creamy, sets to a natural finish, and blends PERFECTLY. The only con for me is the pump on the product. It's uncontrollable and sometimes dispenses too much. A way to fix this is get one of the sample containers from a makeup counter and put the excess into that. Saves it easily! But I love this concealer and it covers anything! Give it a try! -beautybrehyn65 from Youtube
This is absolute HG product for me that I've used for a few years now. It comes in a glass bottle with a pump. For shade reference I'm an nc30 in the SFF, nc35 in the PL foundation and I use this PL concealer in nc35. I use it under my eyes to conceal my severe hereditary dark circles. I feel as if this shade looks the most natural and even on days when I cake this on, it still looks natural! So it's best to get a shade that closely matches your skin tone. A lighter one will just appear as a grey cast on uour darker circles and a darker one will look very orange! I originally bought this concealer as I wanted something long lasting and every other concealer I had tried just faded after a couple of hours. This seriously lasts ALL day, without creasing, providing medium coverage. I like that this concealer is in a liquid form making it easy to blend and apply. I usually apply this in a triangle shape under my eye, then blend and pat using my no7 boots concealer brush, then use my finger to blend and pat it into the skin. I originally bought this for Â£11.50 the first time and now the price has gone up to like Â£14 but it's still very much worth it. I use this every single day and a bottle lasts me around 8 months. As much as I love this product, it still has it's bad points. The first being that it's a medium coverage. I wish it would provide more coverage as I still have to apply extra foundation and SFF powder under my eyes for my dark circles to completely banish! Another con being the pump! It's hard to control how much product comes out, however this isn't a problem to me now as I'm used to the pump. You just have to be careful of the amount of pressure you use to press the pump to dispense a certain amount, it can be tricky but it just takes some getting used to. Also, the consistency of the product is a little bit of a thick but thin liquid and so the packaging is actually the best way to store this? It's too liquidy for a squeeze tube and too thick for one of those lipgloss type applicators, so I can see why MAC have done this. The shades are quite orange which isn't a personal issue to me as I'm very yellow/warm/olive toned but for others it may be so just look out for the NW shades instead. Overall I love this product due to its long lasting effect and I will continue to repurchase!
Heard so many good things about it so I decided to try it. I got matched to the shade NC20. When I first got it, I thought it was a concealer from heaven, but now I am realizing that it looks very cakey under my dry under eyes. No matter how much eye cream or moisturizer I put on, how I apply it (beauty blender, brush, fingers) or how much of it I apply, when I look in my mirror, it looks cakey. Although it doesn't crease and covers decently, (not amazing coverage for my dark circles) I won't be repurchasing due to it being so drying. And since you need the smallest amount, literally less that your pinky nail, the pump sucks, I always end up wiping it off with a makeup wipe and throwing the excess out. I will be trying Lancomr Effacernes next.
This product is truly it for me. The only other concealer i've used - Estee Lauder Double Wear - has been knocked off HG for me. I got matched to NW20. I mainly only use concealer around my nose, for any redness and on acne, and not so much under my eyes. The girl tried it under the my eyes and I thought I was looking at a different person! I do get dark circles, not terrible ones but they are visible, and no matter what I tried, nothing would cover them. This concealer does it, and does not cake or crease and lasts up to 8 hours. It is really easy to blend, and the colour match is perfect. The texture is extremely silky and smooth you only need the tiniest amount. My only issue is the pump, which is great but has a tendency to give more product than necessary. Other than that, it is great!
Love this concealer, it's the only one I use under my eyes that covers my dark circles and stays on and does not crease at all. I do wish that you can actually open the pump because sometimes alot comes out! Way more than you want and it's expensive and does not require alot of product to do the job.. Wish it didn't pump out as much and that you can open it
This was my first MAC product and I was really disappointed with it. When the MAC assistant tried it on me in store it had looked really good!
Although this concealer has perfect coverage (one of the best Ive tried), it creases a lot under my undereyes and really shows my fine lines, as well as caking it around that area. The pump is the WORST. No matter the pressure you put onto it, it will always dispense the same amount of product and it gets messy over time. I usually put the leftover amount in a small jar to use the next time. I didnt even get halfway through the bottle and have stopped using it entirely!