Sunday, October 30, 2011
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer Review
Launched about a year ago, MAC's Pro Longwear Concealer has become my concealer of choice. It claims to be a medium to full coverage liquid concealer that gives a natural matte finish and lasts up to 15 hours. Sounds good right? But does it do what it claims?
I can honestly say that I love this concealer! The shade I wear is NC 35. I find that it is a medium coverage concealer that can be built up to full coverage. It does last a very long time. I've worn it for 15 hours and I experienced no fading.
I wear this over my Bobbi Brown corrector in medium to dark bisque. I apply it with a Samantha Chapman Real Techniques flat foundation brush and blend it out with the Sephora airbrush concealer brush. I apply it with a tapping motion in order to get the most coverage possible (as I have horrendous dark circles and bags).
Some people claim that you don't have to set it. I personally do or else I find that it creases, even with a primer underneath. I set this with the MAC Prep+Prime translucent finishing powder. That assures that it doesn't crease or settle into those tiny lines under my eyes.
I even use it for blemish coverage, and it works great for that. I just dab a little onto my blemish or dark spot and blend it out. It stays put all day.
The thing that I don't like about it is the pump that it comes with. It is the most sensitive pump ever. One pump of this stuff is enough for 2-3 days of usage. And there is no way to just pump out the amount you need. What I've done to remedy that is I pump a full pumps worth into a Sephora sample jar and I use it for 2-3 days, just dipping my brush into get my desired amount. Also, on my first bottle of this, the pump quit working when there was about 1/8th left. It just wouldn't pump anymore. And there is no way to unscrew the pump.
Overall, I love this concealer. It retails for $17 and will likely last you six months. It is available at MAC counters and stores.