I have been using this concealer forever...it's amazing!!! I have very oily acne prone skin and it works wonders to make my skin look flawless especially on my acne scars. It blends very well without looking cakey. Modelling agencies and Stars actually use this to cover up tatoos its that good on the coverage. I bought the one im using now about 9 months ago and im still not through it. It lasts forever so the $17 or $18 I paid for it goes a long way so I don't find that expensive at all! I forgot to mention I use a ton of it every morning because I have a lot of blemishes to cover up and it still lasts me forever. The packaging is great it is small and compact and has a flip lid. Very durable packing especially when you are like me and drop things all the time. It is very strong plastic...just like the eyeshadows :) I recommend this product to everyone and every type of skin type it will work for you. I recommend using a concealer brush to apply a small amount, you don't need much, and then blend gently with your finger. You will be pleased! :)
I used this for years when I had a lot of acne problems. It did a really great job of covering up my red spots and the big zits!
Now, I find myself using it sparingly along the inner rim of my eye (next to my nose) where the dark shadows hide. I wouldn't recommend putting it underneath your eyes, because it's really thick and it cakes up easily in that area--for me anyway. Also, it's not very pliable so I am always tempted to pull on that delicate skin too hard.
It's fantastic as an Acne/Scar coverup and I highly recommend it for that! I found that it works well under most powders and foundations too!
**Since it's in pot, I like to apply it with a concealer brush so that I don't contaminate the container if I'm covering a breakout. I always wash my concealer brush with antibacterial soap after each use.**
Best...concealer....ever! I had a terrible breakout last week (probably due to all the junk I consumed between the Super Bowl and my bday), 4 huge, red cystic bumps. The stick concealer I was using just wasn't getting it done, so I went to the MAC counter and asked the SA for help. She lightly applied this w/ a concealer brush and it's like the spots just disappeared. Not a hint of redness! And it didn't budge all day. I can't believe I waited so long to try this concealer, as I use so many other MAC products. Now I don't ever want to be w/out it.
i've found it can be a bit cakey, but other times it's fine, i read on another review that it helps when your fingers are warm and i totally agree, it sort of softens itself and applies much easier when your fingers are warm.
Other than that, it has covered any blemishes or redness really well and i use it under my eyes too (an NW shade covers really well) and i've bought again since i used my last one!
Ive used this for about a year and I think its amazing.I generally use this to conceal any scars or blemishes(which i only get during that stupid time of month).
First of all the consistency is somewhat thick and creamy.You only need a little bit because this will cover alot.
For those who keep complaining that this is cakey and visible,you might not be blending enough or blending it correctly because this concealor can be easily blended into the skin and it wont be visible or cakey.
Your fingers just need to be warm.If your fingers are cold,its not going to do the job for you.Make sure you fingers are warm so the concealor can melt and blend into the skin seamlessly.Dab it on where you want to conceal and gently dab it(stippling motion) in with your finger so you can pack the pigment into the area.You'll use less this way and its looks more natural.
I love it but I just wont use it for any dark circles because I personally prefer a more creamier formula on my eyes.But for the face,this concealor does the job.
this was too dry under, over foundation or alone, it was too visible on the skin, too obvious i was wearing makeup, i wasnt very impressed, mac has disapointed me alot, iv wasted alot of money on there.
This is definately one of the best concealer i've ever used after trying so many different types of concealer from different brand. Just FYI, i've a whole Loadz of acne scars and redness on my cheek area and slightly at my chin area, and this just covers them, not completely but it just made my skin look perfect. It sorta just Melt into your skin, but i always use this after foundation btw. definately worth trying!:)
Firstly, I didn't get this product with the intention of concealing but I have found that this works very nice for its original intention as well. I got it because I find the p/p too drying and shimmery on my eye lids and I don't really have dry skin. So, I thought of using this as a base for my shadows since it's more cream based and it's matte.
The Studio Finish concealer, like others have mentioned, is quite thick. It also offers a very good coverage. So, a little goes a long way. I strongly suggest applying this with a synthetic brush instead of fingers for a thin even coverage! If you notice any caking, you might want to use a lighter hand. Other than that, it works well as an concealer and as a base for my e/s. For reference: I don't have any problem with cream shadows creasing on me. I'm a NC 25-30 but I got the concealer in NC 20 which surprisingly matches my skin very well...
I bought this after the MU placed it on me and I saw a big difference. What I love about this, is that I can wear it without having to put on any foundation. I use mac's prep and prime and then put some concealer under my eyes and it works. Might have to do some blending to make sure that it doesn't stick out, but its worth it. It doesn't get cakey on me and you can't tell that I'm wearing any. I would recommend and I would buy it again!
This is my HG concealer. I've tried a lot of concealers out there, but I always come back and use this one. Even though its a small pot of concealer, it will last you a long time. The coverage is great, and it is so eas to blend. I have the oiliest skin in the world, and this stays on for the whole day. There are a lot of vitamins and stuff in it that is good for your skin too!