Pros: last all day
covers any blemishes, acne or scars
alot of product
easy to apply
Definitely repurchasing!!!! I'm in love with this concealer it's a must have!
Buy the MAC 252 brush to go with it!
I bought this when I started to have these horrible breakouts on my cheekbones and was in desperate need of a concealer good enough to cover them up. I was recommended this concealer in a MAC store, and the MUA even applied this onto my spots. It seemed to work, so i bought one. Almost two years later and I've hit the bottom of the pan and am looking forward to get my second one. I don't wear makeup everyday and I always try to apply in moderation too, hence the two-year lifetime. Thankfully I don't deal with bad breakouts anymore, but this is my go-to concealer whenever a random spot comes up. I found that applying a few thin layers helps in making the concealer stay put, rather than applying it thickly in one go. I use a blending brush and patiently blend a small amount, then adding another thin layer on top, and so on if I needed it. Only about half a year ago did I discover that this could work under my eyes too, if applied thinly. I didn't initially use it for my undereye circles as reviewers kept saying it would look too cakey. But if I'm in a hurry and don't have time to apply a full-face makeup, I just pop this on my spots, under my eyes and set with powder, and I'm good to go. Be careful about applying it under the eyes though, because there were times when I was in too much of a hurry, applied way too much on my circles and by mid day, I would be horrified to see the cracks in between the cakey mess. I always make sure my undereye area is well moisturised before I apply this on top too. And to be honest, on my combination skin, this concealer doesn't cover my spots all day long, but I guess it lasts for a decent time and you could always carry this little pot with you in your handbag to reapply. Until I find a better concealer, I'm sticking to this one. I would suggest you use something to scoop it out - like a cotton bud - rather than sticking your finger into it, as it could get a little unsanitary. But then again I always seem to find myself in a hurry and not care about that. For reference, I'm NC43-44 and I use shade NW35. The shade isn't exactly spot-on, but I always blend the edges well, and it's hardly noticeable. At least I hope so!
I like this product because it is very full coverage and great for covering up blemishes or acne scars. while 18$ is kind of pricy, this concealer will last you a really long time so you get your money's worth. it's also easy to apply because you can just use your fingers and its not hard for me to blend. I was surprised when this concealer didn't break me out because it is thick and i think it's safe to use over acne
however it's not that great as an undereye concealer because it tends to crease or look cakey. the staying power also isn't amazing, especially when I use this under my eyes alone. while the packaging makes it really compact and easy to use, it is not hygienic. also I don't think this would be good for dry skin
overall, this is a good concealer but I'm probably going to start trying other concealers soon to find something that ill really love
I like this for concealing on my face and think it's too heavy for under my eyes - unless I really work with it!
To get it to not crease or disappear under my eyes I have to use primer and then set with powder. But it creases eventually anyway. I did manage a few times to get the combination right so it just dries to a nice powder finish but can't be bothered to anymore.
My mom (in her 50s) also uses this under her eyes and likes it but it also creases on her and we're constantly blending it in during the day - which eventually just wipes off the product!
Just FYI - for those who like this formula and are trying to hide their dark circles - make sure you get a color in NW instead of NC. It looks more natural. I was recommended the NC by a MAC SA and noticed it made me look GREY under the eyes but for redness on my face, its great.
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Amazing concealer, wouldn't go back to any other after using this. It hides any imperfections, brightens and smooths skin. If you have good skin, you could use this alone for dark circles or imperfections and just buff it into skin.
I originally bought this for my under eye dark circles, which it is awful for. No matter how I apply this under my eyes, it will end up looking cakey. Then I started using it for my blemishes and scars/dark spots, which I really like it for; using a tiny brush to concentrate the product on the spots works really well.
Now I actually use it more as a foundation - I put "swatches" of it on my forehead, nose, chin and cheeks, and then blend it out with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, and I love it.
I'm not so sure if I will buy this again though, but it is a nice concealer for blemishes/imperfections, and I haven't found that it clogs my pores or break me out.
It is OK. As a user of Lancome's photogenic, which was discontinued, I struggle to find a product that can serve as a good replacement. I find this product to be a bit sticky and wet vs. the Lancome product. I have a Bobbi Brown concealer as well that is almost identical in terms of product consistency with the Mac product. I am still in search of a good blemish concealer that can replace my Lancome pot!
This concealer would be lovely if it could actually last more than an hour without caking it on. Be careful with how much you put because it can become so fake you actually look scary.
i wouldnt actually buy this product again because they dont have the exact colour for me (the Pro Longwear concealer does though) but if they did, i would buy this concealer.
The packaging is exactly the same as the eyeshadows.
this concealer is maximum coverage and i cant use it under my eyes because it looks too heavy and cakey. It is very 'thick' when you run your brush through the cream it drags a lot, its very dense.
You only need the littlest bit to cover any blemishes or dark spots. It doesnt smell and has 35SPF in it.
i bought this in america, i forgot how much for it but it was no more than $20 USD (i think). in australia it is $36AUD (i think)
i use this over my foundation and the colour is too light, but once it does heat up with my faces' heat the colour darkens just a tad, but it is still too light. I use NC30 but the NC35 was much much more yellow and dark.
I bought this concealer after I read so many good reviews about it. I really tried to love this product but it just doesn't work for me. I bought it as an under eye concealer but it looks cakey no matter how I apply it and it sits in my fine lines making them more visible. I'm only 24 but when I use this concealer under my eyes I look 10 years older.
If you have dry skin under your eyes then stay away from this products.
Also I don't like the packaging because I end up with dirt in the product since you use your fingers or a brush and I seem to end up getting it dirty.
IMPORTANT: this product has SPF 35 so stay away from this concealer if you want your pictures taken with flash!!!!