I have this in NC42 and please - you must, must, MUST check it out in natural light before buying! At night I can get away with it, sometimes, but I totally chose the wrong colour. Other than that, the consistency is great and easy to control, and blendability is second to none. As a 30 yr old though (and with barely a wrinkle), I find it really eccentuates my miniscule fine lines, and I look instantly older. So I guess in this instance the fault is not in the product (with MAC there rarely are!), I guess I just chose the wrong one for my age and colouring.
I love this concealer. I use it under my eyes every day- I have eastern european heritage and hence always have shadows under my eyes and look tired even when I'm not.
When I don't wear this people ask me if I'm feeling okay.
It doesn't crease. It doesn't fade off. I find the colour isn't quite right for concealing little pimple scars on my chin, I use touche eclat for that and that evens things out enough for me but I can't go past this for undereyes. I have tried lots of other brands including stila and often they irritate my eyes. This one is just the best. I use NW20.
Edit: I am on about my fiftybillionth tube of this now, it is still a total winner. I do not stray to other brands, it's just as waste of time. This is total HG.
Too greasy. It's not good for those with combination skin like me since it's makes you get whiteheads around the eyes. Plus the coverage is not all that great. If you are looking for coverage and a non-greasy consistency get the Biotherm or the Estee Lauder concealers that come in tubes. The Biotherm one is a great value for about 17 Canadian dollars and you get a lot more product that stays on all day.
This is great for covering up dark circles and blemishes. It goes on extremely smooth, doesn't clump and importantly, looks natural. However, it lacks staying power, and probably disappears within a few hours of application. I would therefore give this 4.5 lippies (however there isn't a 1/2 lippie). Will purchase again, if I don't find a better one in the meantime.
dear god i love this stuff. i have seriously tried everything you could think of to cover my horribly dark under eye circles. overhyped ysl touche elcat, covergirl concealer (plus a LOT of other drugstore brands), the body shops lightening touch, everyday minerals sunlight color corrector, mac studio fix...to name a few! this is my HG concealer. i set it with everyday minerals balancing dust, and it isnt cakey AT ALL, unlike the other products. NC30 is the perfect shade for me.
This is the cheapest concealer I've found that matches my fair skin (NW15). It has a nice consistency and it's easy to apply. It wears off after a few hours, but I still like it.
EDIT: Over a year later, and I'm still on my very first tube of this stuff! It's still my favorite concealer.
Too bad this product didn't work for me! No matter how I apply it (finger, concealer brush) still looks cakey! Worst of all, noticed I started breaking out in places where I apply this crap! A Sephora sales rep confirmed this for me telling me she gets the same complaints from many woman all the time! I plan on trying The Balm concealer.
I have this in NW 20. The salesperson at the MAC store in the mall chose it for me. I think it it is a little yellow for my cool toned skin, though. It is alright. I think I paid around $15? For that money I expect something better. It makes my undereye circles appear lighter but you can still see them. I have extremely dry skin from living in a dry climate & when the skin under my eyes is dry this WILL NOT go on well. I personally wouldn't recommend it but someone else might have better results. I'll continue using it but probably won't repurchase. continued >>
I have used a tiny bit of it and refuse to use any more. Its horrid stuff! Hardly covers up at all as the consistency is too thin. I think i might sell the rest of it on ebay xD And I think it smells weird.
MAC Select Cover-up is a creamy opaque concealer with medium to full coverage in a slim tube. It comes in a broad colour section and gives a matte powdery finish with great staying power. I strongly recommend some advice at a counter to find the best colour match. The shade that is best for you to conceal may differ from your usuall MAC foundation shade. I had to try a little bit to make thos concealer work for me. MAC Select Cover up Concealer is def. not a concealer to go. It needs some preperation to do its job best. An extra dot of moisturizer and/or eye balm is absolutly compulsary when used under eyes, otherwise it looks dry and cakey. Although the concealer dries quite quickly on the skin, I have no problems with blending. I use an amazing small amount of concealer on my moistured eye region and blend it with a concealer brush or my fingertips, if I'm in a hurry. It tends to get (like every concealer I tried on my 30somthing skin) into the small wrinkles around my eyes, but you can avoid it with some more blending after the concealer dries down. The result are well covered dark spots and a fresher look. Overall, I'm pleased with this concealer. It needs a little more time to prep the eye region and some extra blending, but the result is worth it. I like it over MAC Studio Stick Concealer, which is creamier, but does'nt cover that much.