I love Mac make up and again have used this for years. This concealer is a winner for me for a couple of reasons, its a good match for my complexion and its easy to apply. The consistency of the concealer is just right and I have tried many, which are either too gloopy & don't last or too hard, which makes them difficult to blend. The other aspect I like about Mac, is that if you save the make up containers (6 I think), you can get a free lipstick of your hoice continued >>
So disappointed in this product. I purchased it hoping the think consistency will be great to cover blemishes... It really isn't. However, I love the packaging. I use MAC's Studio Fix Fluid foundation along with their Mineralize Skin Finish Powder... I've tried applying this concealer before foundation, after foundation... It just doesn't work for me.
It's SPF 35 which is awesome because I use it for my under eye circles
Lots of product that can last a very long time
Too light for the rest of my face
Too heavy for my under eyes which causes them to crease as well:(
Dries my skin
Clearly the cons outnumber the pros so I won't be buying this again.
Consistency: Creamy, thick, not drying or moisturizing.
Color: I got nc20 (WHY isnt there an nc25 for MAC concealers yet???) So, like many others, nc20 is slightly too light, while nc30 is slightly too dark. I refuse to buy 2 of these to mix it. What a scam. Anyways, I wear the concealer over my foundation, and then put a lighter layer of foundation over the concealer again. This helps to correct the lightness of the nc20 color but let the concealer do its job and cover shit up. (I usually like to wear concealer AFTER my foundation. This prevents the thick concealer from clogging pores and breaking me out than if I apply concealer directly on my skin). Follow up with your normal finishing powder and voila! Perfection!
I cannot use this under my eyes because it's too light. For undereyes, I use Skinfood's dark circle salmon concealer (separate review over there).
Lasting power: I used this thru a 12-hr work day and it did fade a little, but not to the point that it was gone.
Overall, I do like this concealer. It's handy, portable, and really does cover everything and lasts all day from what I can tell. You don't need a lot to cover light scars or spots, but you CAN pack it on without looking cakey if you have areas that need serious coverage. I have dry skin, so if yours is oily, I don't know how this would work for you, as it really is very creamy.
Will I repurchase? Nah. Not until they get an actual nc25 color. Besides, there are other MAC concealers I'm dying to try. :)
Honestly had high expectations for this. It will cover anything if you put enough on, but it doesn't blend, at all. I've tried to use it under multiple foundations and you can still see where my concealer is even though it is in my color. This stays at the bottom of my makeup bag and I never reach for it. Skip it and go for the Pro Longwear Concealer!
EDIT: 4th March 2013: Unfortunately, this concealer gives me milia. I didn't want to believe it at first, because I like it so much, but there it is. The evidence is staring at me in the mirror and I don't use any eye cream. I'm not sure what it is exactly in the ingredients that gives me milia... maybe the shea butter?
My skin: 30 years old, starting to get fine lines (which my previous concealer from Everyday Minerals seem to highlight) with dark undereyes circles.
My skintone: Fair-medium. NW20. Shell Blanc in Everyday Minerals Jojoba base.
Before I bought this, I wanted to save money and bought two leading drugstore concealers that seem to receive good reviews: Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer and Revlon PhotoReady Concealer SPF 20. The Maybelline is thick and goopy and did settle into aforementioned fine lines, and Revlon's consistency is great and easy to use but didn't offer much coverage. I have an old tube of Lancome Effacernes but it too, has less than the coverage I need.
Enter MAC. I'm generally not a beauty product snob. I buy both high end, low end and everything in between, as long as it gets high reviews and work for me. I saw that this received the highest amount of reviews, so I went to try it out. I love it!
I pat this on in the bathroom using my ring finger, utilizing natural sunlight (I don't want to pile on too much) and my undereye circles are 95% camouflaged. NICE! I looked closer. The fine lines showed, just barely. DOUBLE NICE!
Pretty great product, and it blew all the other concealers I have bought and tried. Will buy again.
This is a great concelar for your face - not for under the eye (it's drying and it will crease). It gets all the red out and lasts all day. Nice job MAC!
I have very dark under eye circles (hereditary). Since there is no fix for this, my only option is to find a good coverage concealer.
MAC Studio Finish is... okay. I don't have great things to say about it. I warm it up between my fingers and dab it under the eye area. Next and take a fluffy eye shadow brush and blend until it looks as natural and creaseless as possible. Looks decent but not for long. Even then I feel like it's too thick and cakey.
The color match is very good, though. I'm starting to think I need a corrector first but honestly I don't know how on earth I'd apply this concealer after. If you have fine lines I wouldn't say this is for you. It sits terribly after a while.
Still searching for the perfect concealer...
This has been the best concealer I have ever used. The coverage (medium to full) and consistency (firm yet creamy) are perfect for my skin and it's particular needs. The things that I really like about this product are:
1. I have the best color match. And while I have other concealers I like just as much as this one, none has ever matched my skin as well.
2. the SPF
3. Makes my (few) age spots fade away
4. Doesn't crease easily under my eyes
5. One jar can last me a looong time
6. Very portable
The color-match and SPF bring me back every time. Thank heavens I have this in my arsenal.
this's fantastic I love it sooooooooo much it cover like a dream & stays all day & the shade match me soooooo well I'm in nw15
I definitely recommend it continued >>