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.

The promise
“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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19 comments on “MAC Pro Longwear Concealer”

  1. Great review and I love how you sum it all up in a nut shell. I need to start doing that in my reviews as well!

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! I think it’s a good way of ending it because some people may not want to read the whole review 🙂

  2. atoachannel says:

    After your review I want to buy it and try it 😀

    1. Clarina says:

      Do it! Of course I’m going to recommend it haha. You could maybe check out some reviews on the MAC website 🙂

      1. atoachannel says:

        Yeah I need to do it, tnx for suggestion 🙂

  3. That is one of the best concealers which one could trust on

    1. Clarina says:

      Glad you like it too 🙂 I can’t imagine using anything else!

  4. Mishale says:

    It’s my holy grail concealer. I use it all over my face but especially under my eyes. I also love the Mac studio finish concealer but the pro longwear is the best !

    1. Clarina says:

      Ooh good! It’s great under the eyes. I’ve not tried any others from MAC but there’s no reason why I’d need to after discovering this one 🙂 I sometimes even mix it with my foundation for more of a coverage and that works really well.

      1. Mishale says:

        Wow that’s such a good idea. I’m trying that next ! 🙂

        1. Clarina says:

          Yeah i’d definitely recommend it! I only ever do it if I want my makeup to be a little bit more full coverage but I also find that it lasts longer on the skin too 🙂

  5. stashmatters says:

    I have this and it’s a tricky one – I have to apply it with a Beauty Blender type sponge or else it looks really cakey. I also hate the pump dispenser – like you said, there’s always some wastage even with trying to pump out a tiny amount. Lastly, I really do not like the smell of this product – it smells like a wet rag. I have to keep the application above my nose (so only under eye concealing) or else it makes me gag! All that said, yes it is pigmented and doesn’t crease, and lasts a long time on the skin.

    1. Clarina says:

      Oh gosh really?! It surprises me that you have to apply it with a beauty blender. Are you naturally more dry? I think the fact that I’m oily actually benefits me on that one. I haven’t noticed a bad smell, just that I always waste a lot each time I use it and the glass jar means I can’t get every last bit out when I’ve almost finished which, me being frugal, really annoys me!

      1. stashmatters says:

        I’m combination, so some areas are a bit more dehydrated. I find it does look really dry / cakey if I use a brush or my fingers. But it does look really airbrushed if I use a sponge though. I use this when I know I’ll have a long day or I want my makeup to look more flawless. 🙂

        1. Clarina says:

          Oh right. I have to admit, I discovered the beauty blender recently and I did notice a difference when I used that, but with application more than how long it wore. I always set the concealer, if I don’t then it will give me problems. It’s one of those things that I’ve had to learn how to use but now that I have I love it. 🙂

  6. Lauren says:

    This concealer sounds so good! I definitely need to try it out!

    1. Clarina says:

      It’s amazing! I would of course recommend it haha.

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