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Mac Studio Finish Spf 35 Concealer
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on 2/15/2015 9:27:00 AM
More reviews by fecktopia
Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Other, Straight, Medium
I have the NW25 and NC30 duo which is a wonderful match when mixed together, but also use both separately on different area. I have a whole face of stuff to conceal, from melasma to scarring and the odd blemish. Sadly this just isn't enough for me. It's by no means a bad concealer, but I'd call it medium to med-full coverage and the longevity just doesn't hold up to a full day that I need it to. I've used it underneath and on top of powders, cream and liquid foundation, and colour correctors. It doesn't ball up with any of them but despite being a creamy formula it's stiff and requires buffing and layering. And more buffing. Still it insists on settling into fine lines under the eyes. It doesn't have a thick enough texture to mask bumpy blemishes and fades over melasma too quickly. For that work I need it to hold up on at least one front. Don't let my views deter you from trying it though. I have serious cover up needs and heavy duty is a must. I think it's elegant and versatile, it just doesn't meet my demanding requirements.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 2/12/2015 6:29:00 AM
More reviews by Kaaareeen55
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Brilliant concealer, great for putting under and above the eyebrows to define them more, lasted me a year and I am a make up fanatic, just purchased a new one online and am excited for my next year of use age
on 2/4/2015 12:06:00 AM
More reviews by heykiddo
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have used this concealer since I was 14, and I am turning 23 now. Obviously, a lot of incentive to repurchase over and over -- think I'm on pot #5 now? 6? If you like a THICK, hard to remove concealer, I think this is for you. It says waterproof, and while I would not go swimming with this on, it definitely does live up to its statement. It is very hard to remove unless you are using the right cleanser and makeup remover -- and I don't mean to just remove it from the surface, I mean to really remove it from the skin.I started to wear it as an overall face concealer, blending it into my skin in place of a foundation. I never caked it or layered it thick, but it broke me out for 6 months solid and I just could not figure out why I was breaking out. I never realized it was this product, as I had been using it for years before then.If you use this around your eyes, like I do (but this is the last pot I will own of it; time to move on I think!), you should ensure your eyes are very well moisturized. Blending it will be a challenge if you use a brush. It is hard to blend in and you do a lot of tugging around your eye area. Maybe try warming it up with your fingers.It is really quite thick, so if that is what you are going for, rock it.But not if you have dry skin -- I have very oily skin and this made my skin dry in patches.
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on 2/2/2015 2:18:00 PM
More reviews by lisamelia
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I was loyal to The Body Shop concealer for years before since I was in University... then I try to buy this on NC35 together when I bought my Mineralize mouisture spf 15 foundation NC42...
This is the BEST concealer ever!!!!
well i might need to buy a new one with brighter colour as my skin is getting back to its normal tone (I bought thia NC35 after I had few days of sun bathing)
on 2/1/2015 1:47:00 PM
More reviews by xazzie
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
I've been using a pot of this in NW20 as the core ingredient in my makeup routine for 4 to 5 years now. I have had (though it's improved quite a bit with peel products), a lot of hyperpigmentation from acne breakouts. The marks proved so difficult to cover with all of the makeup that I tried. So years ago I went to MAC with a bare face (not fun, let me tell you) and asked them to color match a concealer to me. After going through many shades, they found that NW20 did the best job of matching to my underlying skin tone and covering up the acne marks. I was actually amazed at just how much it seemed to erase the redness.Now I use this right after my morning moisturizer to conceal any old marks or active blemishes. I use a MAC concealer brush and try to go in light layers to build up the coverage rather than a heavy layer all at once. I then buff on Bare Minerals in Light. If the buffing reveals some marks that need more coverage, I'll go back over with another few dabs of the NW20 concealer. Then buff again to smooth the texture with the rest of my face.I think this is an almost perfect product with just a few exceptions. The longer you have the product, the more it seems to dry out. Because the product lasts so long, that can be a bit annoying. I tend to buy more of the product when there is still a decent amount left just because I want a fresh, more moist pot. And as others have mentioned, the consistency is heavy so this tends to crease when it gets under my eyes or around my laugh lines. It also shows off dry patches when I'm battling a particularly nasty blemish or when the weather turns surprisingly dry and cold. A little press of my finger tip on those areas or even a small dab of moisturizer worked in usually solves the problem. But after 8 hours of work where I don't have time to do those types of things, I can sometimes look a bit rough if I haven't touched up my makeup. Nevertheless, the coverage from a color standpoint has infinite staying power. And that's what I care most about.
on 1/29/2015 12:55:00 PM
More reviews by StinaBaby
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I have this in nc42. And this is my perfect shade all year long. I prefer to apply this with my Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush and then blend lightly with my fingers. This can be used under the eyes, if you sone have many fine lines. But it much be set immediately. I prefer to use this for blemishes that aren't raised and extra dry. I also like to use this to clean up under my brows. It's perfect for a natural highlight. For me anyways.I love the packaging, and the consistency seems very thick upon first application. But with a light hand and fluffy enough brush you'll love this.
on 1/29/2015 4:31:00 AM
More reviews by SweetCherry12
Skin: Other, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
My skintone is somewhere in between of NC15 and NC20. I bought this concealer in both shades to use it mainly on my dark undereyes and were unable to make it work for my skin. NC 15 is too light and NC 20 is too dark. No matter how I applied and mixed them, it didn´t work.Although I think that those who find the right shade can have a well amount of coverace for the undereyes.
on 1/22/2015 10:07:00 AM
More reviews by queenM100
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Thick concealer and doesn't last whole day. The texture also dries up as you get closer to hitting pan.Will not be repurchasing this product from Mac.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 1/21/2015 11:19:00 PM
More reviews by debssx3
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Ive been using this for over a year now and I still love it! Very good coverage for my blemishes and last a long time. Not cakey at all, just set it with powder. A little also goes a long way. I still have about 3/4 of the container. Must have!
on 1/21/2015 4:45:00 PM
More reviews by Hibou22
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
If you have dark under eye circles (me) or anything else that needs to be covered this is the concealer for you. It's super pigmented, high coverage and will last you forever. You can complain about your dark circles to people and they won't believe you because that's how awesome this concealer is!Go to a MAC Pro store if you can and have them color match you. I keep going back to mac because they have a great range of colors which is really helpful when you have a tricky skin tone to match that seems to mystify people (half asian/half white). The only thing I don't like about it is the packaging is in a pot but that's really the only way it can be since it's so thick. Just get a concealer brush so you don't have to dip your fingers in it, I use one of the sephora ones and it works great.
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