LOVE this stuff!! i bought this, for the first time, a couple months ago...right after Christmas. i had just started getting into the HAC makeup trick, and needed a good concealer for highlighting under my eyes. I was a little overwhelmed at the MAC makeup counter, but luckily one of their girls helped me out and picked this out for me in NC45, after asking if I wanted it for my under eye area. Honestly, I love this stuff. It's lasted me a long time, and I still have a lot of product left. it lasts all day...the rest of my makeup will dull around evening and need a slight retouch, but my concealer, (set with Ben Nye's banana powder) will not budge. 18 bucks at Macy's. Very well worth it. :)
I can't believe it took me so long to purchase this. I absolutely love it. It does not crease on me and stays put. I got this in NC 42 and it is just perfect. It blends beautifully with my other brands of foundation. I use my beauty blender and set it with a loose powder and it last all day. I can imagine that this would be perfect for the summer as well.
I was worried about using this as an under eye concealer at first since I heard that is sets quickly. When using a damp beauty blender, it is a none issue at all. The only thing I do not like about it is that it comes in a glass bottle that's why I took off a lippie. I dropped the bottle of my first one and I was beyond pissed. I wish they put in a plastic or some kind of other material. I do like the pump but it can be hard to control the pressure of how much product comes out. I will definitely buy it again. The price is really reasonable and you don't need very much.
This product is true to it's name. Okay i know much of you said that. But it really conceals great. And really last long, the fact that i have super oily skin and i live in a tropical country it does not crease or melt in my face even in so humid weather. AWESOME product!!!!!. Definitely recommended!
I wish I could love this product... But I don't. The first time I used this, I applied it under my eyes to conceal my dark circles. It did not do a great job. Why? Well, I found that it creased after a few hours and I looked tired. Not something that's too attractive. I then found a YouTube video about mixing some of this concealer with a little moisturizer to create a tinted moisturizer. I liked the idea and I really wanted it to work. The first day, I was so excited to try it out. I mixed one pump if the mac and some moisturizer and swirledthe concoction and applied. I won't lie, it felt good going on and it really did cover my acne scars and hyperpigmentation. I didn't use any powder and just went on with my day. It stayed put all day but after a few hours, some oil would peek through. Nothing serious. I did this mixture for another few days and then that's when I noticed some clogged pores and breakouts. I had to stop and reevaluate what I have been doing and I came to the conclusion that it had to be the MAC pro longwear. Now, I love the MAC studio finish concealer but I think the pro longwear may have just been a bit too heavy. I usually use one makeup wipe to remove my makeup before I cleanse, but when wearing the pro longwear, I had to use two wipes just to make sure I got everything off.
I'm typically an NC35 but with this product, I used NW25. Don't gasp. It was totally ok. I think the pro longwear runs darker and a bit more on the peachy side. The NW 25 matched my medium Asian, yellow undertones just fine. I know MAC products may break out some people but I think it depends in the individual because YMMV. This concealer really does conceal those hard to cover spots and scars pretty well and this doesn't budge until you remove it. There are a lot of shades to choose from too. Ok. As everyone has mentioned, the pump can be a pain. For those looking to conceal eyes and blemishes only, you will find that one pump can be an overload of product. I've tried pumping s l o w l y while my fingers were shaking a bit but it worked. If using as an all over tinted moisturizer, I think one pump is plenty. I paid $18 for a small, glass tube at the MAC counter. Not the cheapest but to me, I think this is an industrial strength concealer for those looking to hide blemishes and flaws. As for the eyes, it didn't work out for me even after I moisturizer but again, to each their own. Not a bad product overall. I'd give this a try.
The WORST is when I get that huge, deep, painful pimple that's going to stay for like a week... And then I try squeezing it and I make it even worse and it starts scabbing. All of the concealers I've tried would not cover a big pimple like this, and sometimes the concealer will go underneath or around the scab, making it very noticeable that I tried covering it up... Gross. This concealer is the ONLY concealer I've ever used that doesn't do that and that will completely cover ANY PIMPLE. It doesn't crease or get cakey and it stays on all day. And most importantly, it doesn't break me out or make my pimples worse.
I used to use liquid foundation every. single. day. I felt like I didn't look good without it. But now I just use this concealer to cover my blemishes and any redness and then use a bit of powder foundation and my skin looks great and very even!
Also very good for under the eye, but I don't have dark circles so I don't really use it that often in that area. I will repurchase for the rest of my life
My friend made me buy this concealer and I really like it!! It really helps cover up my dark circles and does not smudge. The only thing I hate about this concealer is its packaging.
I have finally figured out a way to make the pump work!!! Put your thumb under the little ridge of where the product comes out and use your forefinger to press on the pump while applying upward pressure with your thumb. Slowly, the pump should dispense a little bit of product onto the nail of your thumb.
Other than the inefficient packaging, this product is genius. Covers everything, doesn't cake, stays on, and looks natural. I can't say enough good things about it. I have combination oily skin that makeup usually slides off of, but this one stays on. The bottle is small for $18, but this is a normal price for concealers. Also, a little bit goes a really, really long way. Highly recommend.
There are no words to describe how much I love this product (Iíll use a few anyway). I was originally inspired to buy it after watching iheartmakeup92 use it as a foundation on YouTube, and I went to have an SA at the MAC counter try it under my eyes. I was slightly alarmed by just how tiny the tube is for the price, but I neednít have worried, as you need so little to get amazing coverage.
I donít have major skin problems to cover, but on days when I need something that is going to cover all my redness and uneven skintone issues without fading or sliding off, I make sure I use my Pro Longwear Concealer, because I can trust it to be there until I take it off, even after 15 hours, a work day, commuting and a sweaty ballet class!
I use it in my usual MAC shade (NW20), and it matches perfectly, though it gives a rather Ďflatí result Ė it is after all a concealer, not a foundation with glow-bestowing properties . Just one pump on my hand, stippled on with a small brush, is enough to deal with my undereye circles, cheeks, nose, chin and the area between my eyebrows which always seems to be red and unhappy. Yes, it smells like paint, but thatís exactly what it is. It paints over all the unevenness and leaves a smooth, evenly-toned result. For absolute insurance, I may go over it with MAC Studio Fix powder.
Iíve been using this for six months now, and Iím only a third of the way through the bottle. I havenít experienced any breakouts that I would attribute to this, but I still try not to use it more than three times a week, as it is such an industrial-strength product that I do worry a bit that it might not be good to smother my skin in it too often! But overall, I love it, and would never want to be without it.
I love how this concealer changed my life! This concealer removed the dark circles. Only this concealer perfected it! I hope they change the pump because it give out so much concealer! Overall, this thing made my day!
I love this concealer! It is really long lasting and it literally STAYS ON. It didn't come off when i washed my face and I needed a really good makeup remover to get this off my face. i dont mind, though, as long as it covers my dark circles beautifully. What i didn't like is the pump it comes with. It gives off so much product and alot of it is wasted! I really hope they change the packaging. This would be PERFECT if they did.