MAC Pro Longwear Concealer Review, Swatches: Hi my angels, as I am getting more into makeup I keep trying different products. I was looking for the best concealer for oily – combination skin when someone highly recommended the MAC Pro longwear. Concealers are one of the most important part of eye makeup and when used correctly can literally brighten up the eye area so well.
Claims for MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
A fluid concealer that provides medium to full matte coverage for up to 15 hours.
A lightweight, fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Gives a smoother, flawless-looking finish on skin. Helps to conceal flaws, dark spots, skin discolouration and under-eye circles.
KEY CLAIMS AND BENEFITS
Long-wearing, 15 hours
For all skin types
How to Use
Apply to skin directly using finger or with concealer brush.
Blend with finger, sponge or brush.
$ 21 for 9 ml
Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Tribehenin, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Methicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Laureth-7, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid [may contain] (CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499/Iron Oxides).
In Detail MAC Pro Longwear Concealer Review, Swatches and My Experience
MAC prolongwear concealer comes in a little cylindrical pump dispenser packaging which is almost equal to the size of a standard MAC lipstick. In fact if I put it in its black carton box, its almost difficult to tell this from a boxed lipstick.
Whenever I don’t sleep enough, my eyes start punishing me with some under eye dullness which I normally don’t usually have. So I was looking for a good concealer which would give me a brightening effect and at the same time conceal the dull areas. Well now I am super happy to have found this one. I was matched to the shade NC 30.
The concealer is creamy in consistency, not too thick or thin. The texture is easy to work with and applies smoothly on the skin. It does set pretty quickly though so I have to make sure to blend it well before it sets. Thus always keep in mind that this should be the first product you want to blend.
What I love the most about this concealer is the way it controls oils on my skin. It keeps my skin looking matte for long durations inspite of my super oily-combi skin. This concealer literally lasts on me for a good 12 hours without creasing, caking or melting. However it is a very matte product so if you have dry skin and have dry patches around the eye, this might actually accentuate them instead of hiding. Coverage wise I have to say I get a medium coverage out of it with a single decent layer. But the coverage sure is buildable.
The only problem I have with the concealer is its pump. Although the pump might look so tiny, it dispenses a lot of product in a single push. It results in product wastage. After 3-4 times, I really had to be super careful while applying pressure on the top because I wanted it to give out just the right amount of product. But you know what, lets be practical. Its not always possible to remember this and so what I do is, I usually have this sample jar on my vanity; and I keep the extra dispensed product in it. Later on, I mix that with my moisturiser and it works great as a brightening tinted moisturiser.
Overall I have to give this concealer a big thumbs up for its amazing quality and performance. Love the way it evens out everything. Lasts all day without creasing or melting even on oily skin like mine. Its sure a must have if you are someone who likes long wearing brightening concealer with medium to full buildable coverage. Make sure you get the exact shade which you want, so always a good idea to grab a sample and try it on at home before purchasing it.
More Photos, Swatches and FOTD
PROs of MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
1. Long wearing, gives a natural finish.
2. Gives a brightening effect all along its wear time.
3. Lasts 12+ hours without creasing, caking or melting.
4. My oily-combination skin loves its mattifying power.
5. Medium coverage, buildable to provide a full coverage.
CONs of MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
1. The pump is pretty bad, dispenses extra product which is wasted most of the times.
2. The concealer sets quickly, so you have to be blend quickly or else it can set into fine lines.
3. Dry skin beauties would need to use some moisturiser before applying it or it can be too drying for them.
1. If you have a bit of extra concealer left, mix it with your regular moisturiser and it works great as a tinted face moisturiser.
2. Always test out the sample under different light conditions before buying it.
3. Because this concealer sets so quickly, you might try doing one eye makeup at a time.