I realize anyone's mileage may vary, but I felt compelled to write a review because I saw the one that just got left and I disagree. Sounds like that reviewer had a bad shopping experience but that doesn't make the concealer bad.
I'm fair (in the NC15-20 range), and while my NW20 studio finish seems a little too dark for winter, it's a really excellent coverup for my genetically dark undereye circles in the summer. When the weather is warm, I apply a bit with my fingers, then buff/blend with my 224 (fluffy eye brush). When it's cold, I put the concealer in my pocket for a few minutes to warm it up.
I think it's a great full-coverage product.
One of the worst concealers I have ever tried. Had two employees help me find a colour that matched and when I walked outside I looked like someone had attacked me with an orange marker. Horrible representation of neutral skin tones, even worse for truly fair girls. Two thumbs way down.
I cant believe Im so late to the concealer game! Why havent I been using this? I am really impressed. I highly recommend this to all! I am an NC42 and I use NC35 to cover spots. It looks so amazing. Its matte but not flat looking at all. It just looks like skin . I apply with a tiny flat brush and my marks from old acne are gone. I dont use this under my eyes because I need a different formula for dark under eye circles. For perfecting your skin to a flawless face, USE THIS!!! I will be dedicated to this stuff from here on out.
This concealer covers my dark circles better than anything I've tried so far. I recently bought Lancome effacernes but I found that it didn't really cover anything that well and after a couple hours it was barely even there anymore. Plus it settled into every single line I had around my eyes. Studio finish does a great job of covering my dark circles. They aren't gone but they are noticeably less dark and it brightens my under eye area a lot. I've given up on finding something that completely covers my dark circles simply because they are way too dark and I know it will never happen. But this stuff does an amazing job. I find if you apply it with a brush it is less likely to settle into fine lines/under eye bags. It is a little chalky but you just have to warm it up a little bit and it will spread like a dream. The staying power is nice as well. I only have to touch up once during the day but anyone else probably wouldn't have to. I'm just super freaky about my make up fading. Make sure to set with a powder and it will last longer!
First of all, the packaging for me was quite a let down. After just 6 months the glass in the lid with the label on came out, and I was never able to put it back in. I am using clingfilm to cover it, but please tell me if this has happened to you as I hope I am the only person.
So the good points on this concealer is that it has great coverage, and when i mix it with Vaseline to make it lessn dry, the coverage is still there. The SPF 35 is amazing, I bought this in June, and apllied this on my face and under my eyes (not all-over my face), and it worked amazingly, it also helped my natural tan come out which has never happened before. The period of time it stayed on my face in those hot summer days was amazing, all my other non-MAC makeup melted off nearly an hour into sunbathing, but this just stayed on.
The bad points are that it is quite pricey, but I can easily get over that as it is MAC. There is also the packaging problem I talked about at the beginning. Also there is the dryness of the it, that is the reason I add a bit of Vaseline too give it a bit more of an oily consistency.
Overall I would say that this product is great for oily and acne-prone skin. 9/10, 1 down for the packaging.
this is a really pigmented concealer it has really good coverage and its best for oily or normal skin, it can be drying if your skin is already dry. it will get cakey if you use too much. it will settle into lines but this is still my fav concealer, i use it everyday just not under my eyes because its too heavy but its perfect to cover the dark area i have on the inside of my eyes and the viens on my eyelid. not perfect for everything but if you can find a use for it youll probly love it.
This was my first MAC concealer, I used this for about a week instead of getting the MAC studio sculpt concealer because the MA said they didnt have it in my color at the time so I got this instead. It's so thick and kinda cakey which makes it difficult to blend. I got it in NC30 (I'm an NC37/NC40) and it was just way too yellow. The texture and color reminded me way too much of the $5 Physician's formula gentle cover yellow concealer stick and it was even easier to blend then this. I went back today to exchange it and my favorite MA said since I didn't like the texture that MAC select cover-up would be a better choice and in NW30, so hopefully that works out much better than this.
My first review. When I first purchased this product, I thought it worked really well and matched my skin tone (Asian) until I looked at my face in the sunlight. Geez, it looked so cakey, and you could clearly see where the yellowish spots were on my face. Not attractive.
If I blend too much, it looks more natural, but then you can see my spots. Can anyone recommend a concealer that doesn't look cakey but covers well? I think I am going to try Becca, as the reviews have been very good. Plz help!
As anyone knows, it sucks to have dark circles, and covering them up is an enormous pain! I was quite cynical about this product at first, mostly due to its thick consistancy and the severity of my undereye circles. However, I found it to be just perfect. Unlike sheer light-reflecting products, such as YSL's highly rated Touche Eclat, this concealer is completely opaque and wonderful on dark areas.I also found this suited my dry skin, so long as I moiusturised well before using it.
As well as having dark circles, I also suffer from rosacea, and this is amazing at covering up redness. I think this would be a good product to use over foundation to achieve a more flawless finish.
Reasonably priced at £10, presented in a cute and compact pot (perfect for on-the-go touch ups), and available in a huge array of shades, this is truly a worth-while product. I would certainly recommend it to anyone!
This product has saved me from all of my sleepless nights, stays on all day, and has great coverage. Definatly my favorite concealer to date