20 June, 2014

MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer

I'm always on the hunt for a concealer to sort out my dark eye circles, they're really bad! I think it's a mixture of hereditary and not enough sleep but I need something heavy duty and long lasting to get me through the day. I've tried highlighter pen concealers - YSL, No7 and The Body Shop but none last long enough or provide enough coverage for me. I've been using the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, which is great for blemishes but doesn't last long under the eyes, it gets patchy and needs topping up after a few hours.

I decided to try out Mac Pro Longwear concealer (£15.50) and the helpful sales assistant in store tested out a few shades for me, NC30 and NC35 but in the end end I found NW25, which is more pink toned best at canceling out the dark bluey/purply shadows under my eyes. I feel the pinky tone looks more natural and not too stark, defo not the Kim K look! The shade looks scarily dark in the bottle but on the skin it's much lighter with a creamy texture that's nice and easy to blend with a small tapered brush. I like that it's not too runny like the Rimmel concealer, which takes ages to dry. It leaves a matte finish and doesn't settle too much in any fine lines under the eyes. (Use an eye cream for a smooth base.)

I like the dinky glass bottle and the tiny pump is handy and hygienic, which won't dry out the product, plus points there. I find 1 pump is enough to cover my under eye area as well as a few blemishes.

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
By the end of the day, everything is still in check it wasn't running down my face, patchy or cakey. Thumbs up for longevity! I noticed that once the product has dried on your skin, you can't blend it later and if you have any fall out from mascara and eyeshadow it would be a bit hard to clear up. I usually do my eye makeup before my base to avoid any mishaps.

The Mac Pro Longwear concealer is good product if you're looking for a matte coverage that lasts, but if you're after something more brightening then maybe not. It doesn't completely irradiate dark circles but it is great for concealing blemishes, blending into my skin effortlessly. It's not a wow product for me, which is a shame but at least I don't have to worry about it not staying put all day. Now I'm itching to try out the Nars creamy concealer...


What are your favourite concealers? 

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15 comments

  1. Glad to hear you're liking this, I've heard a lot of great things about it. The staying power sounds really good!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  2. I love this concealer for under the eyes! It doesn't completely vanish my dark circles but it also doesn't crease and last ages. For a brightening concealer I love the nars creamy concealer I think its great!
    Great review!


    xo Franchesca
    cittymermaid.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks Tasha, I was impressed with the staying power. Other concealers never stay long enough on my skin!

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  4. I was in 2 minds to get the nars concealer but decided on the MAC as I heard it's got good staying power!

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  5. I love my NARS creamy concealer, BUT I think where MAC may have an advantage is its range of colors. None of the NARS is an *exact* match for me... just ever so slightly off. Ah, concealer.... #thestruggleisreal

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  6. Hey Hanh! Guess what I got this recently for under eyes too. In fact the SA suggested a much darker color for me for under eyes and now I am seriously doubting it! :-| Might have to go back for another!

    TheConscienceFund

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  7. Really want to try out this concealer, heard a lot of good things about it!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Oh no, I hate it when you go home with the wrong shade :( that's happened to me too often with foundations, that's why I always ask for a sample pot!

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  9. It's a great concealer, so much colour range too!

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  10. I know the sales assistant was testing out so many shades, I was thinking I cant NOT find my shade! But they did give me a sample of their Studio Fix foundation but it's so dark! Luckily I didn't purchase the full size.

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  11. I actually really like this concealer, apart from the glass packaging. It looks great, don't get me wrong, but let's just say I found out the hard way what happens if you drop it on your bathroom floor...

    Marianna | www.impressionblend.com

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  12. Oh no! I'm so clumsy, sounds like something that would happen to me haha.

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  13. Best keep it out of the bathroom then haha :)

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  14. I loooove this concealer, I got it a few weeks ago and I just love how long wearing it is, definitely covers up everything with the smallest amount. The pump drops a TON of product but I try to pump it reaaally slowly, other than that i love it!

    | www.noirettediary.com |

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  15. I know it really does last ages! I've never used a concealer with a pump but I like how it doesn't get cakey and dry out over time!

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