About my skin: I have a lot of spots in my t-zone and I'm red on my nose and cheeks. My skin is also usually dry.
I think this is a great concealer for cover up spots & redness. It may feel a little thick to have under the eyes but it works there too. I've heard the product lasts forever as well.
The things I don't really like about this product is how the coverage doesn't really stay on through out the whole day. I'm a bit disappointed in that. It also crease easily around the eyes especially.
I've heard that people have gotten breakouts using this on spots but I can't be sure if that's happened to me. I get breakouts no matter what.
It's not fully what I expected it to be. I do like the coverage though.
(please note that I'm not a professional and that I haven't used loads of concealers.) continued >>
I so wanted to like this product! I had such high hopes and had heard great reviews from friends (who had dry skin).
I have oily skin, not specifically round my eyes but just a bit of info.
When I first applied this concealer, I thought it was gonna be HG because it is the first concealer that has completely covered and corrected my dark undereye circles. After years of trying different concealers, I'd found it! It literally erased the discolouration and I looked awake and lively! I set it with MAC Skinfinish Natural (which is fab powder) and within an hour, I had the worse undereye creases I've ever had. Concealer always creases with me regardless of any powders and I'd accepted that but I was so annoyed that MAC Studio Finish concealer gave me the best coverage with the worst creases. The creasing just ended up wearing off the concealer and ended up being pointless. I am still wearing this purely because I love the coverage but I won't be buying it again.
It's also very cakey which I think attributes to the coverage/creasing but I spoke to a MAC SA recently who said that MAC Pro Longwear concealer had all the same benefits as Studio Finish but was a different formulation so I'll definitely try that next or Estee Lauder DoubleWear concealer which I've heard doesn't really crease.
Also, the packaging is a bit naff for the formula as I really have to grind my concealer brush into the pot to get the thick formula onto the brush! A shallow and wider palette may have been a better idea.
I would recommend this to someone with drier skin who might not have the issue of creasing.
I am 24 years old, have very pale, oily T-zone skin, with no wrinkles and only fine lines around the eye area. (You can look at my profile picture for reference)
* Very pigmented and thick (a little goes a long way)
* Has SPF 35
* Good staying power
* The jar lasts a long time (makes up for the price)
* Crease easily (and I only have fine lines!)
* Can look cakey at times
* Cause breakouts for many people when used to conceal blemishes
* Limited color range (many need to mix two together to find the right color)
* You need to warm it up and then apply, otherwise it will go on too thick and look cakey.
* The formula is neither drying or moisturizing.
* Virtually no scent.
I would not recommend it for girls with very dry skin or women who like a very light natural feel. Otherwise go try it out :)
I am usually a Sephora Benefit girl, but i was looking for something cheaper than my 28 dollar erase paste that didn't settle into lines so much. This was 18 dollars and looks way better on me. I recommend!
I don't know what to without this concealer it's my life I love it! It's creamy but not so oily or cakey it is very rich and the coverage is amazing I do have blemish marks it covers that perfectly and my eye circles look great and make me look not tired at all I also use this on my eyelids because they are dark Aswel and do get oily and make my eyeshadow crease but this stops it all! This concealer is a life saver and it's the only one I purchase over and over again but I do miss the studio sculpt concealer for winter times but it is discontinued
I am NC40 in studio fix fluid but I use NW30 in studio finish for my under eyes and dark spots around my face. I love this concealer. It does the job and does it well. Under my eyes I do have to set it so it won't crease up. I use MUFE HD powder to set it under my eyes and it doesn't crease up! I was using MUFE HD invisible cover concealer which was awesome as well, but when I finished that I wanted to try something different and I'm glad I did :) Studio finish is very thick and one swipe of product on your finger goes a long way. Hope this helps!!!
Right now, this is the only concealer I will continue to use. I'm NC25 in Studio Fix powder, so I got this in NC15 to add a highlighting effect, plus my foundation darkens it a little.
I haven't had any blemishes to try this concealer on yet, but I have used it under my eyes for days. It works very well. I apply it over my foundation (L'Oreal Souffle - My HG) with a flat foundation brush in thin coats until I reach my desired coverage, then set my entire face with powder (Rimmel's Stay Matte - Also HG) and it looks awesome and lasts all day.
The only reason it doesn't get a 5 is because I've noticed that it can crease if applied too heavily around the eye area. If they could fix that one issue, it would be HG for sure. Maybe I'll search for a different application technique.
I like this for heavy coverage of scars and acne - I think the colors can be a bit off sometimes compared to the foundation colors, but when used under foundation it's not really an issue :)
This product was my first MAC product/concealer I perchased!
I think the product itself isn't the best... It does cover pretty well, but it can seem fake or unnatural and even cakey. The packaging on the other hand is really cute! :) It's just like a MAC eyeshadow except it contains concealer! Also, they do have veriety of shades so you can probably find the perfect shade for your skin! Now, the price for this product I think is pretty expensive. I don't consider $18 for 7g/.24oz cheap... Overall, it is a pretty good product for special occasions when I need extra coverage, but for daily use, I'll have to find a new concealer! I do reccomend checking out Sonia Kashuk concealer palette though. It seems pretty similar but with more shades and with a cheaper price! :)
It's a bit thick and cakey for my liking. It covers really well on redness and scars but not for spots, it seems to make my spots look worse, so for the price you have to pay for it there are definitely better concealers out there. But I think maybe this is a personal thing as I really don't like heavy or thick makeup because I have sensitive skin.