This is my HG Product. I use it as a foundation more it covers effortless and amazing. I love love love this concealer. The reason I use this concealer as a foundation is because of the high coverage. I only use this at night or when going out not daytime. Its highly pigmented and covers blemishes like a charm. It covers blemishes to a skintone color no purple or pink or red skin showing thru the concealer conceals perfectly. I am Asian skin tone and MAC NC 35 is a good match.
-Conceals conceals conceals
-A Little bit goes a long way
-Small and compact
-Pump version means sanitary
-No SPF ( I like no SPF because anything with SPF upon taking a flash photo your face will have a white cast in the photo)
-Easy to spread and cover
-Perfect for blemishes
-Stays on for 12 hours+ (PRO LONG WEAR)
-Complete the look with a pressed or mineral powder.
-The packaging although it comes in a pump. It always pumps way too much and when
finished with the product there's always a lot left in the bottle but cant open or pump that last bits out.
-Dries quickly have to work fast on it
My application on using this is with a Beauty Blender Sponge or knockoffs. These sponges provide fast and even full airbrush coverage love it!. I have also used my el cheapo ELF Foundation Brush and works like a charm make sure to sweep across then pat your fingers in to pat away the streak marks brushes tend to leave. I would highly recommend this concealer and its great on acne-prone skin. Let me say that I although I do not like liquids and prefer minerals. This concealer blows everything outta the pool its high coverage and that's what I want and also its sweat and waterproof and the concealer stays on the skin for long. Easy to wipe off with a makeup remover or cleanser. Love this !
UPDATE: 2-9-13: Realized the Mac artist matched me to NC 35 been using it for a good year. I happen to get comments saying i look bronzey and have a nice glow to my skin I went back to the MAC store and tried NC 30 and gosh this was perfect match and makes my skin nice without that bronzey effect. Although i did like NC 35 i will be moving on with NC30. Have different MAC associates help you with a color match really they matched me to the wrong color and most of them i encountered said NC30 would be way too light for me they were wrong and im thanking everyone who commented on my oompa loompa look,
As a MAC devotee, I really wanted to love this, but it just doesn't work for me. I only really need concealer for my dark circles (which are pretty bad), and while the Pro Longwear does a decent job at covering them up, it creases and cracks like mad, sets in lines and can even give the appearance of wrinkles. Not fun when you're 22! That being said, I do have dry skin and the concealer does seem to make wonders for some, just not for me.
Many complain about the packaging but I wasn't much bothered by it, it takes a few times to learn how to get the right amount but you get the hang of it, and it's not as messy as say a doe foot applicator.
I love this product for my under eye circles! looks fabulous once its been set with powder :)
* light on skin
* lasts all day
* matches skin tone perfectly
* little goes a Looong way
* the packaging ALWAYS emits to much product.. like why evil pump bottle why!?
* it is pretty expensive for such a little bottle further backing up the annoying bottle squirting out too much product that doesnt get used. =[
Ladies and Gents with the spots, the dark under eye circles and those annoying daily imperfections, I have your answer.
I have acne. 25 years old and I break out like I am 13. I also have hyper-pigmentation, large pores, blackheads and overall just a difficult complexion.
I have used many concealers over the years and I keep buying this bad boy. It covers EVERYTHING. I used to buy Studio Fix concealer thinking it did a good job, but wow this one blows it out of the water. It covers everything. I'm sure if I had a tattoo it would cover it.
It retails for $23.00CDN+tx but lucky me and my job, I purchase it at Duty Free plus I get my 15% Flight Crew discount. So I get this beast for a good deal.
I purchase it in NW20 as I am as pale as they get. It matches perfectly.
I put ONE pump on the back of my hand, dab my foundation brush and dab it onto the problem areas and blend. You have to be VERY quick as this stuff dries in an instant and once it dries, its stuck there till you wash it off. I then apply a light dusting of Studio Fix foundation powder and I have the most flawless complexion imaginable.
I cannot recommend this more for those of us who suffer with our complexion. Once it is on and set, your self confidence goes through the roof when you see yourself with 'flawless' skin. It lasts forever too, so keep that smile going!
I have no adverse reactions ie: Breakouts, rashes, etc, to this product. It is a God send.
A little bit goes a long way too, so it will last forever making it well worth the money.
- looks so natural on my skin not chalky like other concealers I've tried (cover girl, almay, erase paste)
- covers up those dark circles! (I don't use it anywhere else)
- has a beautiful matte finish and actually made my eyes look bluer than usual
- love the cute little bottle I can bring it anywhere with me
- pretty good staying power
- smells a little chemically but whatever
- the pump pushes out too much product and I don't want to waste it :(
Overall Yay MAC! when I need the best makeup they never fail to impress
Fantastic product. I hate beauty bandwagons, but I've had this for sometime and definitely understand the hype. I wear shade NC45. In the winter it's perfect and even in the summer It wasn't too light (I wear SPF like a madwoman). The size is good for the price because you only need the tiniest amount. I like the packaging, because I can see the color when buying it, the slim size makes it easy to store, and the pump is very sanitary. I will say it took a few trys to know how far down to squeeze the pump so I wouldn't dispense too much. I need barely half a pump for under my eyes. It's a little thick, but easy to spread. It doesn't crease or fade on my oily skin, even when I forget to set my under eye area specifically with powder. I naturally have 2 lines under my eyes and occasionally it gathers in those--as does everything else. No biggie. I just take my pinky and smooth the area out if I'm primping mid-day. My product has lasted a while, but I only use what I need and give my face a break when I'm not going to work. I prefer my thicker, slightly darker Bobbi Brown concealer for spot concealing so I can only speak on under eye use. Will repurchase.
This product is truly amazing. It covers up everything from dark circles to pimples and redness. I use this concealer to highlight under my eyes and I find that it works perfectly for that. Also, I find that this concealer doesn't crease. It's perfect and the staying power is amazing.
I didn't like it when I used it as an under eye concealer because it dried my skin but when I use it as a face concealer it's great. The pump is not so useful, wastes so much of the product and the color range is quiet different from the other concealers from MAC. I use NW25 for select cover up concealer but in prolong wear NW25 is way darker then my skin tone. So be careful when choosing your shade
I have to admit that I rarely use this concealer.. it´s a shame because it really is a good concealer. It has great coverage, stays all day and it doesn´t crease or anything. So this is why I don´t use it as much as I´d like to: It´s so hardwearing! you really have to work quickly when you use it, because this stuff dries so fast and once it´s dried, it doesn´t come off easily. And also, I really dislike the packaging! because you only need a tiny bit of the product, but it´s so hard to sqeeze out the right amount when you use it. I usually end up with way too much product that I just have to scrub off my hands- which, as I mentioned, isn´t the easiest thing.
This is why I prefer the mac select moisturecover one. It´s so easy to get the right size amount with the sponge applicator, you don´t have to rush when you blend it in, and it stays on really well too. I just prefer it´s formula much more over the pro longwear.
Still the pro longwear is really good, and I can see why so many people praise it. It´s just not for me!
coverage. The main thing that I hate is the packaging. You need very little of this but 1 pump is waayyy too much. I have started pumping it into a small jar and just using it from that