MAC Select Cover-Up

3.7

831 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water (Aqua Purificata) Purified, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Tea-Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cetyl Esters, Lecithin, Polybutene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 85, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben Select Cover-Up may contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ultramarines


on 3/3/2008 12:00:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Really emphasizes fine lines, and dryness. It coverd up my super dark eye circles for the most part when I first put it on, but by lunchtime, it's already starting to melt off. Definately would not recommend this product.



on 2/25/2008 2:52:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Overall this product did the job but, it was not spectacular and it was drying. I have a very sensitive under eye area that tends to get a bit dry. I have used it for about 3 months so I can confidently say it tends to cake up and create lines later on the day. The price point is pretty decent for Mac but, I will not purchase this again. Compared to Laura Mercier and YSL touche eclat and their concealer, it's not even in the same league. It is worth while spending the extra few dollars on an essential products like concealers.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So I bought this product because I had a gift card for the MAC store. After using it for a while I noticed that I was breaking out on my forehead. I thought that maybe it was the skincare I was using. Since I had just bought new skincare. So I went back to my old skincare, still receiving break outs. Stopped wearing the concealer and make up totally no break outs. Then Valentines day, I used the make up again. On Saturday woke up with tons of little zits on my forehead.

This has been over a three month period. I am going to stop using this concealer completely even though it does cover up my blemishes well. I rather not have the blemishes at all!


on 2/13/2008 12:27:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Other, Other, Medium

Eyes: Green

There is no need for me to be writing yet another review of this concealer, yet I am bored and it is wonderful....and I have given it a two week contenplative trial that I believe deserves a fair evaluation!

The SA gave a generous sample of NC 15, a bit pasty but then again so am I. Lately, I have fallen on the I am in love with Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Cream foundation (buy it) bandwagon. I take it right up under the eyes and so I only use the teensiest bit of Select Cover Up, rather than a full "banana". I use a concealer brush for the entire application.

I have dark, difficult undereye circles that I have been battling my entire life and with the combination of the Maybelline and the Mac, they are finally under control! I do eye make-up first, foundation, then concealer and voila - I'm awake! What impresses me most about the Select Cover Up is a) the condensed pigmentation. A little really goes a long way and this sample is lasting me eons. And b) It doesn't settle into my fine lines providing I don't wear powder under my eyes!

I only wish the colour was a tad more yellow as it does appear a little greyish on my skin. But, considering how little you use, you don't get grey streaks, so it's not terribly noticable. I am really, really fond of this concealer and plan to purchase when my sample is used up. It comes in a wee tube that dispenses a tiny amount that I hope can be controlled, as I am using microscopic amounts. What a great product!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 2/12/2008 4:16:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I think this is a great concealer. I was looking for one to cover up blemishes and post-blemish red spots and this works wonderfully. I use NW15. It's easy to apply with my finger or a concealer brush, it doesn't take very much to do the job, and it sets quickly and stays well. If I ever need touch ups, it's easy to do with this. I also use the Studio Touch-Up stick for touch ups since it's so purse friendly. So far, it's the best concealer for blemishes I've found. I also think the price is pretty good for MAC. I've read about a lot of other ways to use this in these reviews (mixed with eye cream, mixed with moisturizer) that I never would have thought of that I can't wait to try! I will repurchase, although it'll take a long time to run out since a little goes a long way.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my first MAC product, and the little tube surely goes a long way, i've been using it for over a year but it still has half a tube!

UPDATE: i found this concealer quite runny in a sense. As I'm a sweaty person, the concealer would come off during the way when I pat my face with a napkin. Ugh, but for normal days and cooler days I suppose this concealer works well.

This product creates lines under my eyes :( doesn't cover my under-eye circles very well, though. I found this product works on eye circles, blemishes, but not with pimples while they are still red.


on 2/10/2008 3:14:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Love this concealer! Always go a shade lighter than your foundation color. For instance, my concealer color is an NC30 and I'm an NC35. It covers well, makes my skin look flawless, and doesn't make me break out. It's a staple in my daily makeup regimen.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This concealer is too thick for my liking. To me it feels and looks caked on. Having said that, it does cover up well, with the ability to produce a fairly opaque layer over the skin. I used this to disguise a black eye and it was very effective in concealing the bruise, but on close inspection it was quite clear that there was a lot of make-up involved. It also tends to show fine lines around my eyes when I have used it. I can see this product has merit, it just hasn't really worked for me. I will keep it though, and use it for spots and may even mix with moisturiser or MAC eye cream for lighter coverage.


on 2/9/2008 1:28:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

It's been so long since I purchased this lovely little product that I don't even remember the cost. So I can't really vouch for that - but I do remember NOT fainting dead away when I paid for it. Good thing I think to remember!


I have it in the NC15. I use it for under my eyes when I wish to brighten up or help with dark circles. I use this mixed in with moisturizer so that it just sinks into the skin. It's a gem. It is a little paler than my actual skin - which why I use it as a brightener where needed. It works well with my BE Fairly Light Mineral Foundation [although I'm currently waiting for free samples from Everyday Minerals] - no cakey effects.


I like that it doesn't emphasize any fine lines or wrinkles that I might have [even though I'm lucky enough to say I don't have many even at MY age!]. It's a great little product and I'd recommend it to ANYONE. I've had better results with this than I did using the Studio Fix Powder Foundation overall [while that actually is a decent product as well - just not a fave of mine].

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: Unknown

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm a low makeup kind of girl, so I don't like to layer a lot of stuff on my face. For everyday I'll wear Almay's blemish control concealer because it has some saylic acid in it and it's very sheer. But for nights out and pictures, I wanted something thicker. I've heard a lot of people warning against a lot of MAC face products (like foundation), but I figure since I'm only going to spot-treat with the concealer, it should be okay. So far, I haven't broken out and I have fairly sensitive and combo/oily skin.
It stays put a lot better than my Almay, although when I dab with my fingers I feel like the shade's a bit darker than my skin (I'm using NC 30; I have fair, olive-ish Asian skin). I was told it would be sheerer if I blended it with a concealer brush instead, but I haven't tried it as of yet.
All in all, I'm very pleased.




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