Hi Friends,
Mac Concealers come in many different varieties, texture and finishes. They cater different skin types and different skin need. The variety is huge and it becomes difficult to choose from. Here is present a complete guide to Mac concealers which includes Mac Studio Finish SPF 35, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer, MAC Mineralize Concealer and Mac Select Coverup Concealer.

A Complete Guide to Mac Concealers

Mac Studio Finish SPF 35:

 

  • Packaging: Black plastic tub packaging with a transparent flip open lid.
  • Texture: Cream
  • Coverage: Full Opaque Coverage
  • Finish: Natural Matte but a slight shine, somewhere between a Matte and Satin finish
  • SPF: 35
  • Skin Type: All Expect very oily and very dry skin
  • Staying Power: 6+hrs
  • Price:  INR 1300 for 7gm
Personal Note:  Although this is a cream based product with absorbs all the oils and gives a natural matte finish. The texture is little tight an tough to blend if not warmed up by fingers. When warmed between fingers it applies super easily. This product covers like a dream. It covers everything from acne to under eyes darkness with ease. This product is good for variety of skin textures, but very oily and dry scaly skinned people should avoid using this. It can exaggerate the dryness on the skin if not blended well. You have set it with a powder well and it will not move a lot. But yes it does creases in a while, but then it depends on how well you set the product. I personally own this product, but I have a wrong shade (NW35). On my recent visit to Mac store the MUA applied a darker shade an showed me the difference, It almost vanished my dark circles. But can be a cakey if not blended well.
Top Left : Without concealer, Bottom Left: with Studio Finish Concealer, Right: with foundation and concealer

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer:

 
  • Packaging: Bottle Packaging with a pump
  • Texture: Liquid
  • Coverage: Medium to Full Coverage
  • Finish: Natural Matte finish
  • SPF: No
  • Skin Type: All esp.good for oily skin, not good for very dry skin
  • Staying Power: 12+hrs
  • Price:  INR 1300 for 9ml
Personal Note:  This product comes with a pump which is the biggest flaw of the packaging. Lot of product gets wasted due to excessive product flow. The texture of this product is creamy liquid with runny consistency. It comes out as a creamy liquid but settles quickly as a absolute matte concealer.  For moderate dark circles this has an excellent coverage. It covers acne scars and pigmentation pretty well too. The down side of this product is that it dries to quickly and you need to blend it before that. The product has extreme matte finish, which may appeal to few people. I think it will really work well as a tinted moisturizer (mixing it with a moisturizer). As a Under eye concealer I like the finish pretty good and natural. Unlike Studio Finish, Pro Longwear has a very light feeling as if nothing is applied.
Top Left : without Concealer, Bottom Left: With Concealer, Right: With foundation and Concealer

Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer:

  • Packaging: Bottle Packaging with a doe foot applicator
  • Texture: Liquid in creamy consistency, moisturizing
  • Coverage: Medium Coverage
  • Finish: Natural Satin finish
  • SPF: No
  • Skin Type: Dry skin, Combination & Normal skin
  • Staying Power: 6-8 hrs
  • Price: INR 1300 for 5ml
Personal Note:  This product comes with a doe foot applicator. Moisturizing concealer and is good for under eye area. It has a very illuminating effect and brightens up the under eye area. It needs to be set with the powder as it creases pretty easily. Dry skin people will love this concealer. It is not for oily skin. The coverage is decent and is good for moderate dark circles. I personally liked this better for under eyes rather than covering pigmentation and acne scars.

Top Left: without concealer, Bottom Left: With Concealer, Right: with Foundation and Concealer

 

MAC Mineralize Concealer:

  • Packaging: Hourglass Bottle Packaging with a brush applicator
  • Texture: Liquid with slightly gel like consistency, moisturizing
  • Coverage: Sheer Coverage
  • Finish: Natural dewy finish
  • SPF: No
  • Skin Type: Dry skin, Combination & Normal skin
  • Staying Power: upto 5 hrs
  • Price:  INR 1450 for 5ml
Personal Note:  This product comes with a brush applicator. It has a very light texture and blends easily. I am not fond of its coverage. This product is particularly good for younger girls who don’t need much coverage. It works well as a illuminator. It is not good for oily skin.
Top Left: Without Concealer, Bottom Left: With Concealer, Right: With Foundation and Concealer

 

Mac Select Coverup Concealer:

 

  • Packaging: Squeeze tube with nozzle
  • Texture: Liquid consistency
  • Coverage: Medium Coverage
  • Finish: Matte finish
  • SPF: No
  • Skin Type: Oily skin, Combination & Normal skin, Can be used on dry skin with a little prep first.
  • Staying Power: 8+ hrs
  • Price:  INR 1200 for 5ml
Personal Note:  I have mixed opinions about this product. I like the texture and finish of this product but the quantity to be used is little more than normal. It can be used on all the skin types and covers up almost everything. It requires a lot of setting with powder as well.

I hope this guide sorts out some confusion on what type of concealer to choose from for a particular problem.
Stay Beautiful,
Shweta