I am sorry that I haven't posted as regularly this week, but I have had so little time and been very tired, this week I will write some posts at the weekend and schedule them throughout the week.
Anyways onto the review, I think I have found the best concealer ever! I picked this up in duty free for £11.50 so I managed to save myself £3. I got matched with the shade NC15, and the first comment I will make is when I first bought this it was very very white, but I think it has oxidised because it is slightly darker, but I am not complaining about this because I actually think this new shade matches me better.
When MAC say Pro Longwear concealer, they mean it is longwearing. I wore this on holiday, and as I was in Asia it was very hot. I was lucky enough to have a horrendous break out, and whilst the rest of my makeup slid off my face this stayed on. This also, believe it or not, stayed on in the swimming pool and was still as intact when I got out of the swimming pool as it was when I first went in. This lasted all day, and only came off when I took it off, which was a bit of a task in itself!
What MAC say: ' A lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Colour-true formula lasts up to 15 hours. Helps conceal an correct the look of under-eye circles, and discolourations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump. '
This is very lightweight and full coverage. I thought this would be very thick, greasy and hard to wear because it claims to be so long lasting but it really isn't. As you may or may not be able to tell from the photo were I have put the concealer on my hand it is liquidy, but not runny. It blends into the skin pretty easily, takes a little bit more blending than my Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, but it is so worth it. It looks really natural and not at all cakey, and covers and stays on blemishes like a dream. It also doesn't settle into lines under my eyes, or look powdery and cakey.
As for the packaging, it looks and feels very classy, but the pump is so annoying. It is very hard to get the right amount out, and 9 times out of ten you will end up getting too much. I have just about found a technique to get a smaller amount out, but it just takes so much longer. This is annoying as there can be a lot of wasted products, and with this a little goes a long way. If you don't want there to be wastage you have to spend about 5 minutes fiddling with the pump. If anyone has this concealer and has found a way round this, please comment below and tell me.
Another thing I love to do with this concealer, is mix it with lighter coverage foundations for when I want a bit more coverage, but want a certain finish, and I have been finding that this works really well.
I can't even begin to say how 100% worth the £14.50 (or in my case £11.50) this is. As much as I love my Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, this just completely blows it out of the water, and I have never found such a good concealer. 10/10 MAC!
Thanks for reading
What is your favourite concealer?
this sounds great! I just wish there was a pro store near me!ReplyDelete
Hiya :) This can be bought from normal stores, it doesn't have to be a pro store :) xxDelete
I recently sold this on ebay as the shade was just wrong for me but the pump was really annoying! A small amount of this goes such a long way and it has good coverage. Such a shame I got the wrong shade :(ReplyDelete
Oh no :( Hahha yes it does! That is a shame, I find the pump annoying, but I just love the concealer too much!xxDelete
You could pump a bit into a spare pot and use it from there until it's gone. That way there's no waste.ReplyDelete
That is such a good idea! I don't know why I didn't think of that, I tried it this morning and I will use the other bit tomorrow, thankyou so much :) xxDelete
I'm always on the hunt for a long lasting concealer.Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
BTW~ I've nominated you for the blog award. (>‿♥)
You're very welcome, I would highly recommend this one. Thankyou :) I shall check it out xxDelete
I have this concealer and absolutely love it! Lasts ages too :)ReplyDelete
It's fantastic isn't it! It never budges :D xxDelete
That sounds AMAZING, I absolutely love my Collection 2000 concealer but I think it's time to try something new. I was ummin' and arrin' whether to pick this one up or the studio finish concealer but you've sold me! xReplyDelete
It is amazing! I love the collection 2000 one too but this is a billion times better :D Heheh yay I am glad to hear that!xxDelete
I really want to try this, I loved the Pro Longwear foundation so if this is anything like that, its a winner!ReplyDelete