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Concealers - MAC - Select Cover-Up

rated 3.7(824 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.7
  • 64% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.0
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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 5/27/2014 7:09:00 PM More reviews by CatherineSolo

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

I quite like this concealer, although I'm not sure if I will buy it again. It is similar to the Maybelline FitMe concealer I use a lot, which is what I was looking for in a way. I just wanted a yellow-er version that I could use instead of a foundation, just on trouble spots. And it does work well for that. It's thin but slightly buildable. The shade match isn't great... they don't have NC25 in it so I had to go with NC30 and I'm not tan enough for it yet. However I think this will be my go-to in the summer when I want a natural look (which is what I usually go for in the summer).
I also prefer the packaging 100% better than the Maybelline. Maybelline is a wand (germ city) and this is a fantastic squeeze tube. You only get what you need out, which is perfect. I've used this a lot and haven't used much of it up, which is also great. I don't mind spending the $16 CAD (rough estimate, may have been slightly more), but if you're on a budget try the Maybelline.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 5/8/2014 8:37:00 PM More reviews by Cat1104

Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel

I've repurchased Select Cover-Up numerous times over the past 10 years. I usually go through a tube and have the urge to try something else, but I always go back. It has a natural finish, doesn't dry out my under eye area, and covers dark circles well It's suitable for concealing blemishes too, and it doesn't cause breakouts. Love.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 5/8/2014 4:00:00 PM More reviews by Cammmi

Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I don't know why I've stop purchasing this. This was my go to concealer before and I've bought at least 5 tubes of this. The finish is so natural I love it. I also love it over MAC studio finish concealer for full coverage.

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rated 3 of 5 on 4/3/2014 12:32:00 PM More reviews by Kalahlove

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown

I honestly use to love this product , this was the very first concealer i ever used , i used it for a year straight . to cover my redness , conceal my eyebrows and under my eyes . The pros about this product its very easy to blend goes on smooth and its nice and liquidy .
The cons about this product is . its def not water resistant i started to notice when i wore this in the snow after 1hr - 40mins of applying, it would wear off and become a little blotchy especially if you touch your face , and i also occasionally have watery eyes when its cold, so whenever a tear dropped down my face you would see my tear go down my face & print in the concealer right under my eye .
It doesn't cover dark circles well ( for those who don't get enough sleep ) but it does cover redness pretty good . as i got older and tried different concealers and became more advanced with my makeup this concealer to me now is OKAY nothing special a simple light concealer with some coverage . i wouldn't really repurchase this and i would recommend it for beginners or anyone that just wanna cover up some redness .

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rated 2 of 5 on 3/28/2014 10:57:00 PM More reviews by tamedDOLL

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

This concealer generally sits well under the eye area and any spots on the face. However it only offers light coverage. It's definitely not enough to conceal my DEEP under eye circles, but it does provide a slight brightening effect and some what makes up for lack of coverage, considering I am very used to full coverage under the eyes. It is also no where near pigmented enough to cover acne scars, even with layering. The staying power isn't bad with proper prep and finish. I don't see it holding up during the summer months though. In the summer I would use the Prolong wear concealer. I see Select Cover up being good for beginners but not for anyone looking for medium + coverage. Will not repurchase.

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/13/2014 6:08:00 PM More reviews by JKSinclair1

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue

I used the NC15 color and MAC discontinued it a couple years ago! I need to find more if anyone has any!! It's my favorite concealer that I use EVERYDAY! Ive tried to find another product to use but none of them are as good or match my skin tone. I'm pale, I get it! Not many people have fair skin like i do but all the make up brands keep discontinuing their products in my colors! wtf! It's really unfair. But for anyone who's thinking about getting the select cover up, I highly reccomend it! It's the best stuff!

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rated 4 of 5 on 3/7/2014 1:26:00 PM More reviews by CountessOfPerth

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey

This concealer is nice and fluid, and NW15 is actually, surprisingly, a perfect match for my super-fair skin. This isn't full coverage or thick enough for blemishes, but for under eye and scars, it works well. Easy to blend with brushes or fingers. The only reason why I wouldn't repurchase is because there's a drugstore concealer I found that works just as well.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 2/27/2014 4:32:00 PM More reviews by wixter

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

My sister gave this to me because she didn't like the coverage it gave her for her face. I, however, find this amazing for under the eyes.

The packaging is really nice. It comes in a squeeze tube. I only need a small amount, about the size of a grain of rice, to cover my under eyes. I use the shade NW15.

This gives sheer coverage, but I find it to be buildable. First, I cover my entire under eye area and blend out using the Sigma P86 brush. Then I put a sheer layer just over my dark circles. I find that it covers them when I layer the product.

It has a very sticky consistency once blended out. I do find that it dries down, but I do feel the need to set this with powder. But even when I don't set it, it doesn't move around. I never find this to cake up, settle into lines, or break up throughout the day. It leaves a "natural" finish. It leaves me luminosity under my eyes, just where I want it to.

I also like to use this product around my mouth to clean up lip lines. Since it isn't thick, it doesn't look cakey around my lips.

I'm glad that my sister gave this to me. I really like it, but I don't think that I would have bought otherwise.

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rated 4 of 5 on 2/21/2014 9:43:00 PM More reviews by NICOLESINGH1992

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I use nc45 foundation but i have really dark acne scars and most of the time they still peak through the foundation. I was told to use concelar in nw40 on the spots after foundation. Its pretty good. Helps me stop caking on foundation over the spots. I like this concelar bcz it coverage is really good and does nt cake up. Also i use it around my mouth. Sometime wen i dnt feel lyk usin foundation i jus put the concelar on my spots and use a lil bit of powder. Flawless! Pretty good under the eyes too. =)

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 2/15/2014 8:33:00 PM More reviews by Elektraza86

Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

This concealer is great. I have NW15 (light warm based). I use it for brightening and highlighting. It has no light relfecting particles so its nice and natural. I am super pale so right now I even conceal redness and spots with it in the NC15 shade (light cool based). It's creamy, light and dries well under the eyes and on the skin. I must say though, if you have super dry skin and a dry eye area that you should always properly prep your skin. A good canvas is important to this concealer. I personally don't find it creasy, cakey or drying. It blends in seamlessly. It's natural looking but you can certainly build it up.

I'm not sure what I'd comapre this to. Possibly Pro Longwear without the intense staying power. The texture is the same but the Prolong wear sets where as the Select Cover Up requires setting. If you need it. I find on me it dries great. I think what sets this apart from other conealers in my opinion is the fact it applies and blends better than anything I have tried. It just melts in my skin. I don't have problems with it fading. I probably would mix this with prolong wear in the summer to give it more staying power. I always apply my under eye concealer on moisturized clean skin first, and the proceed with foundation and then spot conceal what I need.

I find the packaging to be great. It's a squeeze tube so you won't be wasting your money. ($22CAD) You get 10mls. Truthfully that's nothing for a liquid texture product but on the plus side you don't need a ton.

I haven't had reactions or breakouts. I will repurchase this. I think it's definetly worth it to give it a go. I don't recommend online purchasing for MAC foundation or concealer. It is important to go in to the store unless you know exactly what you need. The NC line is super yellow in some products and the warms sometimes to dark.

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