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.
I should preface by saying that I think I was sold NW20 when I should have received NW15 but whatever NW20 still works it just doesn't help brighten my undereye area at all so that may be affecting my opinion somewhat. Sometimes I mix this concealer with my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer to improve the texture as it can be a little too thick for my liking and it seems to help quite a bit. I must say that this concealer stays in place quite well and offers a good amount of coverage. I wish that it wasn't in a pump bottle as I find that every time I go to use this concealer no matter how careful I am I always dispense too much (read: waste!). Overall though it is a pretty good concealer and one I think I will always have on hand.
Oh, I just love this concealer for my acne and scars! The first concealer I've ever repurchased, I'm an NC35 in colder months and an NC40 during summer with an oily t zone, dry cheeks, and acne prone skin. Sounds bad huh? When I first started using this, I had moderate to severe acne(accutane doesn't work well for me) with pretty bad scarring, and this worked with my makeup routine perfectly. I have moderate acne now(I've been taking better care of my skin, and eating healthy made a HUGE difference for my face), and I use this as a foundation. You don't need a lot of product, but the pump disagrees with you and it's a bit of a waste, but I've found that the pump works better after the first few uses. You need to work fast with this if you're using it as a foundation, cause' it dries pretty quickly and it won't budge after that. This wouldn't be good for dry skin though because it can accentuate your dry patches, but a good moisturizer and primer fixes that for my drier areas. The coverage is amazing, I apply with a flat top brush, stippling it on and blending afterwards, the wear is pretty good(around 7 hours for me with powder, I blot at the fourth hour, it lasts longer with setting spray), and overall, it is a HG product for me and I WILL repurchase again and again.
what i need my concealer to do: counteract my dark eyebags, illuminate my under eye area and NOT CREASE! i've tried so many foundations that have creased on me and would fade during the day that i am happy i finally found a concealer that does what i need it to do. i inquired the mac mua on prolongwear concealer and she applied it to my undereyes (note: i was already wearing a full face of makeup) and it looked great. i then asked her to set it with a powder since that's what i usually do and she said to me "i know this sounds crazy, but i don't need to. it won't crease, trust me." and boy was she ever right. this impressed me bc i already had on makeup underneath and if it required no setting at all then i am sold. for reference i am c5 in face&body and 5.0 in matchmaster, she recommended nc30, lighter than the rest of my face so that my undereye area looks brighter and another mua told me it oxidizes slightly. great concealer overall, however the one horrible thing about it is the stupid pump. lol, i need to figure out a solution for that one! in conclusion, i recommend this foundation for those looking for a concealer that lasts all day and is crease-free.
I think this is my 6th or 7th bottle. I use this product to conceal dark circles under my eyes. I am NC30 and have normal skin with dry undereye area. I work for 10 hours and this concealer lasts more than that. It is also water resistant so its good for wet climates.
For best results I found that:
- A good moisturiser is a must with this concealer.
- I need to apply it with a brush and tap my finger on top for extra blending and removal of excess product.
- Powder with a loose translucent powder - avoid over powdering as this may result in a cakey/dry finish.
The pump dispenses TOO much product - you can never press it halfway its either a full pump or nothing - I sometimes mix the excess product with my moisturiser for a quick tinted moisturiser.
Price is okay - the bottle will last you a long way even though you would probably waste half of the product.
Great concealer. I am NC40/42 and purchased this in NW30 to counteract some blue gray tones emerging under my eyes and around my lips.
The pinker tones do the trick and balance out perfectly. The liquid is soft and pliable and easy to apply. Ironically, it also works well on neutral brown skin discoloration.
However, I hate the pump. It spews out enough product for our applications. I went to my local MAC counter and they gave me a little screw-top glass container, which works like a charm and is great for travel.
It is a little pricey for a concealer but well worth it for my particular skin!