MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
I’m stripping it right back to the basics in this weeks product of the week. I’m talking all about the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, my all time favourite concealer. You will of heard me rave about this product in multiple videos so i’m going to explain why I love it so bloody much.
Grab a snack or a hot drink and relax as you read through my review.
“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 and correct the look of under-eye circles, and discolorations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump.” – Debenhams.com
How to use
Watch my ‘How to Achieve a Flawless Matte Base‘ to see how I use my Pro Longwear concealer. In a nutshell – I apply this product every single day on top of my foundation. I like to make a triangle shape under my eyes and let it set for around 15-30 seconds before blending it out with my Setting Brush from Real Techniques. I always pat instead of rub the product because I find this keeps it full coverage, as does letting it set. I then use a loose powder with my Sigma Powder/Blush Brush to keep the product in place throughout the day.
So, what’s all the fuss about?
I have tried so many high street or ‘drugstore’ concealers such as the Rimmel Wake Me Up & L’Oréal Paris True Match Touche Magique Concealer but I am yet to find one as good as this one. Equally, I have also tried very high end concealers such as the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen & Clinique Airbrush Concealer and they also haven’t lived up to expectations. I love the MAC concealer because its so full coverage yet it doesn’t crease or gather in any dry patches or fine lines like most full coverage concealers tend to do. The price tag for this one isn’t too hefty, I think it’s well worth the money.
I also love this concealer because it doubles up as an eye primer. It has a technology in it to prevent creasing and to prime the eyes ready for shadow application. I like to buy this concealer in a shade lighter than my skin tone because it also makes a great base highlighter. I tend to use it in all the areas of my face that I like to highlight including the centre of the chin, cupids bow, down the nose and forehead. I find doing this makes the highlight appear most natural. I then set with powder as usual.
One pump gives me more than enough product to cover the eyes and to highlight areas of the face. I would much prefer it if the pump applicator didn’t allow as much product to come out at one time because I always waste a little bit. I find that it can get quite messy and I have to wipe my hands with a makeup remover wipe each time after using it. Having said that, the product lasts around 3 months when I use it everyday. At least MAC doesn’t charge you for the pump and it is included unlike the larger foundation ones…
If I don’t set the concealer with a loose or pressed powder, I find that during the day my mascara will fall down onto my face and cause those horrible black panda looking circles, so just be wary of that – if you have dry skin you may find that this doesn’t happen. I also find that the concealer can start to crease when it’s worn for more than 8 hours if I don’t set it. However, when set properly this product does last on me for over the promised 15 hours.
Are you tempted to try this concealer? Have you tried it before? What do you think?
In a nutshell…
♥ Full coverage
♥ Plenty of shades to choose from
♥ Thin consistency
♥ Doesn’t cake up
♥ Mid-range priced
♥ Lasts for months
♥ Covers blemishes and dark circles
♥ Doesn’t fall into find lines or crease (if set with powder)
♥ Doesn’t feel heavy
♥ Natural. Matte finish
♥ Lasts for 15 hours+
♥ Suitable for all skin types
♥ Well worth the price tag
Shop the product (UK)
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer – £17.50
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