I got this in a small haul with some other items and I love it. I researched this for months before going in. I needed something that was long - wearing and would be thick enough to cover my rosacea issues, few dark spots (no idea where the hell they came from in the last year), and some serious dark under eyes. I heard you can use this as a under eye corrector if used lightly and also as a shadow base by a few makeup artists. I was skeptical and figured I would go in and ask.
The rep told me that it's not really meant for under the eyes or as a shadow base by me being so dry it may just work. She warned me to go light-handed. I bought it in NW20 and have been using it since. It does cover the circles well, makes my eyelids flesh-tone (they are stained constantly from veins), and covered the dark spots without a problem. It lasts for over 12 hours without movement and it never creased. I used it as a shadow base today to try that out and yep, it works. Shadow stayed on with NO creasing at all for 12 hours. This is probably one of the best purchases I have ever made from MAC. I am seriously happy with this concealer and would definitely buy it again.
The rep told me the pump on it is bad, and she gave me a sample pot to use with it because she said it squirts too much out every-time. I read about this, so I appreciate her honesty without me even asking. She was right, it does come out too much lol, I needed the pot. All these years I kept buying so-so concealers trying to find "the one," and this whole time it was this. Wishing I could go back now and get my money back for all the former ones that didn't work that great.
Just love this concealer. It is literally the only concealer I have ever had that covered up my acne spots. I have a great deal of redness in my skin and this concealer covers it beautifully without looking cakey. At $19, I really feel that this product is fairly priced. I wish I could give 4.5 lippies. The problem is the packaging. The pump dispenses a LOT of product and it is very hard to control. I wasted a ton of product after only one small pump today. This is something they need to work on!
Still, best concealer ever. Never going back!
This is my holy grail concealer. It lasts all day with minimal creasing and when blended under the eyes with a beauty blender sponge, it gives the most natural but full coverage finish. The price is worth it in my opinion and if you pump the product out carefully it will last you a very long time (depending on how much you use) since you don't require a lot of it in the first place. It comes in a good shade range for different skin tones as well. It works really well on blemishes too since it is more on the dry side but does not cover up spots as much. Highly recommend this concealer for combination-oily/oily skin.
I really like this concealer. It lasts a LONG time. And it's pretty easy to blend! I have very clear and even skin, so I normally just use one pump of this on my under eyes in the shade nw25 to brighten them up, and conceal the darkness there, and whatever's left over i'll blend onto my nose and on my left cheek where I have some freckles! It hasn't broken me out, and it's lasted from seven am, to four am in full sun in the summer for photoshoots! It really does last! I just wish the pump wasn't so picky and wouldn't pump out so much product!
loooove this concealer! I could not live without. gives great coverage on my acne spots and is amazing for under eye. It never cakes or wears off and does not go into my eye lines. I also love to put it around my eyebrows and use as a highlight. Must have!
I have two colors of this- NC 15, and NC 20. I do love this concealer! It is a great multi-functioning product. You can use it on blemishes, under the eyes, and even as foundation. I use it mostly as foundation. The pump sucks, but if it really bugs you that much, you can pump it all out into an empty jar. I don't mind it. The price is a little much, but I've had mine for a long while, and I'm not even close to running out! I would recommend this to anyone who needs a basic, good coverage, multi-purpose concealer. I will definitely repurchase this again!
I bought this in the shade Nc15 which matches me perfectly, A very small bit of this goes a long way i barley press the pump to get enough for under my eyes and a few spots that need concealing. It dries quickly but i don't find that a problem as i dab it in to blend it while it dries. It has amazing coverage and is long lasting.
Super lucky I got a MAC sample because this creases like crazy and makes me look even older. Tried it many ways- buffed with brush, patted on with finger, over primer, or with a beauty blender. Same poor result- after 10 minutes, its dries in fine lines. Beware of the hype if you are over 40.Not your friend.
I bought this concealer after I had heard rave reviews on youtube stating how it doesn't crease under eyes and I was hugely dissappointed. I really had high hopes for this concealer, but it does not work well with dry skin. I would apply it with a beauty blender over my foundation and it accentuated every little wrinkle I had under my eye. I did my girlfriends makeup the other day and she has normal skin and I thought surely it wouldn't crease on her undereyes, but it did:( I do like this concealer as a eye lid primer and it works well for that, but for under eyes I personally would not recommend it. Another thing I hated was the fact that the container is glass. I accidentally dropped it from my counter and it shattered leaving glass and concealer everywhere. Yes, I shouldn't have dropped it, but is it really necessary to be made of glass?? I mean come on?? lol
I bought this on a whim at an airport duty free while waiting for my flight. I have been using studiofinish for 1.5 years and thought I'd give the prolongwear a go. on me, the prolongwear is more blendable, due to it's liquid consistency, and it covered my redness, open pores, acne scars, and occasional pimple quite well. I set this with studiofix powder foundation. on my oily/combo skin, the coverage lasts all day. im happy with it!
I don't have terrible dark circles so I use a little of this under my eyes and it covers nicely without creasing. overall, I prefer this to studiofinish (maybe it was just mine, but I found the studiofinish hard/stiff! I had to waste time/product "melting" some on the back of my hand to make it more blendable. I even tried blasting it with a hair dryer!)
I also found it hard to control the pump so i removed a lippy for my rating. as some reviewers said, a full pump is literally enough to cover your whole face (like a foundation!). I usually aim for a half-pump and if any excess comes out, I leave it in a small sample jar/pot and use it the next time im applying my makeup. aside from the pump thing, I think it is an excellent concealer for many. just ask for a trial jar from your local MAC if you're a little hesitant. :)