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It's some time ago now, but back in November my lovely best friend bought me a gift card for Mac and although I treated myself to a few bits I still had a bit leftover to spend. I decided to go to the Mac store in Covent Garden and finally get something else, since I am trying to glam up a bit and make a bit more effort when I go out! I browsed around the shelves, but realised I actually own quite a few of their products; mascara, lipstick, foundation, blusher etc but I don't have any concealer! So after spotting this concealer for a decent price I got chatting with one of the makeup artists and she found one that was a perfect match for my skin tone so I was happy with my purchase!
The concealer comes in a small 5ml glass tube which looks like lipgloss! It has a black lid which unscrews to reveal a wand attached which is slightly furry and to me exactly like a lip gloss applicator. The concealer is a thick, plentiful liquid consistency which is not sticky and so really easy to apply.
This is actually the first concealer I have ever used so I cannot really compare it to other brands. I simply use it by dabbing small blobs around my eyes (I don't have mega bags or anything I am only 24 but I do know that on my tired days to me I have some distinct circles!) and then gently rubbing it in with my fingertips. I find it blends in really easily and is compatible with my skin tone even when I am not wearing any other makeup! It looks really effortless and natural and to the untrained eye I am sure no-one would even know I had any concealer on!
The concealer is really light and is not greasy and looks very matte on my face. It does not have any shine or gloss to it, making my skin look really natural and it does not stain my fingertips and I can wash it straight off easily. I have found this concealer to last all day and at the end of the night, with some eye makeup remover it comes off effortlessly and I feel fresh faced again all ready and clean for bed.
I have found this concealer to last quite long, as I have had it a good few weeks and it does not seem to be going down at all! It is a bit pricey coming in at £14.50 for what looks like a teeny tiny stick but I am sure it will last ages and it has been really good quality so I can't fault it at all. I am no makeup pro but this has been good for me and blends with my skin really well. There are lots of colour shades for various skin tones to choose from so I am sure there is something for everyone so I would definitely recommend it.
I sometimes get blemishes even though I'm in my late twenties and it is quite an embarrassment to me. I need to have a quick fix to sort out these pesky spots and many products that I've tried fall short of being any good. This is why I splashed out a little bit recently on Select Moisturecover by Mac.
What does the product do?
The product is a moisturising concealer which allows you to accurately and precisely cover up small imperfections. You can layer the product to cover the most noticable spots and it contains skin perfecting ingredients. It comes in a variety of shades which is refreshing when compared to the usual light, medium and dark that you find with concealers.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be directly applied to the imperfection using the wand attached to the lid. You can either way it alone or a final touch up after applying foundation and powder. I apply a little bit to the imperfection and then pat the product into the skin. You can repeat until the spot has been covered.
Packaging and price
The packaging feels like it's glass but it's light so I assume it's actually plastic. The tube is transparent so you can see the colour of the product inside. It has a black screw top lid and inside the lid is the applicator. The wand is made of sponge as it has a slanted edge in order to apply the product precisely. The product costs £14 for 5ml of the concealer and it can be bought from any department store with a Mac counter and also from a variety of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product doesn't have much of an aroma. It comes in a liquid form and it has quite a thick consistency. As the wand has a slanted edge, it does enable you to cover only the blemish itself and not the surrounding area. Quite a lot of the product comes out on the wand and it's too much for one spot so you might need to wipe the sponge gently on the edge of the bottle. You need to very gently touch the skin with the sponge and then dab in the product. I worry about the hygiene issues of applying the product straight to a blemish using the brush but it doesn't have the same effect when applied with the finger.
The product is silky on the skin and so doesn't highlight any dryness. It gives really good coverage and because the product is so liquid like, it's easy to blend and work with before it dries. One layer of the product covers blemishes really well and two layers completely covers even the red ones. It does so in a natural way that makes the blemishes hard to notice. The product hasn't caused any irritations or discomfort on my skin. The concealer is fairly long lasting and it will cover my blemishes for quite a few hours. It is easy enough to touch up with product during the day and the tube is small so it's easy to carry around in my hand bag.
All in all, this is a really good liquid concealer which hides my imperfections really well and is long lasting. It comes in plenty of shades so there should be one to suit everyone and it has a natural finish. You can build the coverage as you need to and the silky consistency works well even on dry skin. This is an expensive concealer but worth every penny in my opinion and it should last me quite a long time.
I have been using the MAC Moisture Cover Concealer for about 3 years now and I think it is amazing. I have used plenty of other concealers and they do not seem to match up to my skin as well. Having light Indian skin, I live by MAC products as they have a really nice range for all skin types and colours.
I buy my makeup from the MAC website along with foundations and powders. It is usually free delivery when you spend £30 or more in one transaction.
The stick looks tiny but can last a while if used correctly. I apply a dab in the areas I need such as the under eye bits. I then use a concealer brush (any brush is suitable, not just MAC) and lightly dab it in.
The concealer is a really nice light liquid that feels like you have nothing on. It has never harmed or irritated my skin in any way.
It is always good to go for one tone lighter when buying the concealer so it works best. The price is reasonable, I think it is £12.50 on the MAC website and other stores such as House of Fraser. I prefer using the moisture cover concealer because it does not make my eyes look dry and is easily blended into my skin.
Recently I have been searching for a product that can replace another concealer I had been using for over 10 years but now has been discontinued and as that was such a perfect concealer for me I have still not found a concealer as good.
I bought this Mac concealer recently as I have read very positive reviews about it. My first mistake was as I was impatient as I would not be able to go to the nearest Mac store for a week as it is quite far from my house I decided to buy the product from the Internet. The concealer arrived very quickly but unfortunately I did not order the right shade for my skin. I decided to keep the concealer anyway as it was close to my skin colour but slightly darker and more golden tones that what I needed. Nevertheless I accept it is totally my fault as who buys make up from online unless you are certain about which shade you need? Therefore I strongly recommend to go to Mac personally to purchase your make up for the first time as the staff can be helpful as well depending on how busy it is there and they have testers to test out first.
The concealer comes in an attractive looking bottle sized 5ml. When you open the bottle a brush is attached to apply it. I found the brush applicator very nice as you can apply exactly how much you want to apply and it helps with blending the concealer in. I found that the concealer does not dry the skin out and makes the skin shine slightly.
I like this product especially for under eye circles. I have sensitive skin and it did not irritate or dry my skin out and it did a fairly good job of concealing my eye circles. I find my under eye area can look even more tired and dark if I wear the wrong concealer because a concealer that dries the skin makes me look even worse then not wearing make up. With this concealer it gives me a smooth shiny look under my eyes and this was what I was after. I carry this product in my hand bag and sometimes reapply during the day.
I found that this concealer was not very good however in covering my blemishes and spot/acne marks/scars. I do not have very bad skin, it is fairly clear at times but I can have a break out of spots every now and then and on top of that I have an awful habit of picking my spots so my scars take ages to fade. I do not like wearing foundation at all unless it is a special occasion so I heavily rely on concealers to make my skin look flawless. I found this concealer was not able to conceal as well as it should. Over a blemish it slightly fades it but the blemish will still be quite visible on my skin and same for acne scars and marks. I will have to use another concealer on top of this one to get the coverage I want. I was wondering that if I wear foundation perhaps this concealer would be adequate but as I do not it does not fit my requirements.
This Mac moisture liquid concealer costs £13.50, so it is a bit more pricier then many other concealers in the market. Mac do have a range of other concealers and I am assuming I have chosen the wrong type for me as I required more coverage so I will definitely try and visit Mac store to see if they have anything more suitable for me. This product would be perfect for those with dry skin as it contains a moisturising liquid and for those that do not need to hide many blemishes but want a fresh look for their eyes.
I am giving this product 3 stars because even though it was not perfect for me, I still think it is a very good product for someone else. Like I previously mentioned it is brilliant for under eye circles, and might look good combined with a good foundation.
I have always struggled to find high quality concealers to cover the dark shadows under my eyes and some permanently red patches of skin either side of my nose. These areas are my way of testing the strengths of concealers as they are not easy to hide, trust me! I felt that the price of this product was worth paying as it really is a good quality concealer.
On the under eye area, the concealer was thick enough to provide decent coverage whilst being dewy and light enough to feel good on your skin and not like you're wearing a cakey mask. The only drawback was that when my dark shadows were at their most severe, I had to use lots of layers to cover them and the product sunk into the fine lines in the area which drew attention to the area which isn't what you want. The product is a liquid so it blends better than thick, mousse concealers which pull on the delicate skin around the eyes and it is great for both everyday use and for going out.
I use this product to hide spots and red patches and it covers these areas well without highlighting them, you just need to find the right shade and it will blend perfectly. I would recommend this MAC concealer because you can trust the brand and it made me feel better about the areas of my face that I get the most self conscious about.
This moisturising concealer retails for £13.50 at department stores such as Selfridges and Debenhams and of course from maccosmetics.co.uk or at MAC stores.
I bought this to cover under eye shadows and was pleasently surprised at how much it covers even though it is a liquid concealer that feels lightweight when applied.
It is packaged like the lip glosses in a tube and a doe-foot applicator. Only one spot of concealer needs to be applied and it will blend to cover all shadows under your eye and leaving under your eyes lookings dewy and you looking more awake.
This concealer can easily be layered building up to be a fuller coverage.
I would recommend buying this concealer for your under eyes opposed to covering blemishes, as I feel a concealer such as MAC Studio Finish has a better coverage for that.
Do not be put off by the price. A little will go a long way and the reliable MAC quality means that if this concealer is set with a powder, it will last all day.
This concealer comes in a tube with a built in applicator brush. The tube is see through so you can see the product and has a black lid with the words Mac written across. It looks a bit like a lip gloss and the applicator also looks like something you would use on your lips.
Most of the time i use YSL Touché Éclat, which is a miracle worker but is also extremely expensive at about 20 pounds plus, so sometimes when i run out and money is a bit tight, i use other cheaper concealers and this is definitely one of the best after Touché Éclat. It costs £13.50 which is still quite expensive but i find really cheap concealers are not that great.
For a start it has lots of shades so whatever your skin tone is you should be able to find one that suits you. I find with many concealers there are a limited number of shades available and it either looks too orange or yellow on me.
Mac counters are great as the women (and sometimes occasional man) that work there are really helpful and will give you a lot of information about the product and will match your skin tone to a shade that they think is best- instead of you trying to work out what suits you and usually failing!
On the Mac website it says use this product with the 194 Concealer Brush, which is a brush that Mac sells. However i don't see the point of having a product which has a brush applicator and not using it?!
So i apply this with the applicator brush which is inside the tube and attached to the lid. I apply about six dots under my eye and up towards the inner corner of my eye over my foundation. And then i pat in with my fingers - don't rub as this will drag the delicate skin under your eyes. The lady at Mac chose the right shade for me which matches my skin tone perfectly.
What i have noticed when applying this is how creamy it is, and because of this it is really easy to blend in. Even though it is creamy it's really lightweight and so it absorbs really quickly and easily into my skin.
After applying this it does cover my dark circles well. It seems to do the same thing as Touché Éclat in that it doesn't just cover circles it also seems to reflect the light and make the eye area much brighter.
I have also used it to cover up some spots but i don't think it covers them up sufficiently. I would say this is more a concealer for under eyes rather than blemishes.
I had spent years previously trying concealers that when I actually think about it and after many friends etc had pointed out.. was never actually fitting for my skin tone, sometimes I would look orangey in places etc. Plus with my added dry skin...It was hard making sure I didn't look crispy!
I personally went to the MAC store in Westfields and the lovely worker whisked me away into a seat with a huge mirror. I Initially wanted a different product when I walked in as friends who used Mac were raving about it.. but after she looked at my skin carefully, had a lil prod!and she advised me that my skin was actually dry.. and this product would be better!! All that was left was to find right shade! The lovely woman really did work hard to find the right colour forme and taught me how to apply it properly!
As for the actual product, its extremely easy to apply, You have a stick applicator but you can even use your fingers! or a sponge which ever suits you best. I use this on my eyes and it makes me look so fresh faced I sometimes do not recognise myself!! Although I do feel that it wears off after a day..but what make up doesn't?
MAC definitely have my loyalty
A necessity of any make up bag has got to be a good quality concealer. While I hate to admit it (and I am sure many ladies are the same) I often have blemishes on my face and large bags under my eyes. For many years I have lusted after the YSL Touché Éclat but have never purchased it due to many mixed reviews, so I was looking for something similar (in the respect of light reflecting particles) that was also a little more reasonably priced.
I was visiting my (not so) local MAC counter (my first ever visit - at 22 I was like a small child in a sweet store which was a little embarrassing) and I was lucky enough to be given a full make over by the lovely make up assistant. After discussing my make up needs she went on to describe MAC moisture cover concealer. It has the same properties as YSL but has a better variance of colours and also does not have the reported chalkiness that its more expensive counterpart does.
I let the make up assistant use the concealer on me and the difference was immense. One eye was tired looking and pretty disgusting to be honest and the other looked like I had slept for hours. Once both eyes were done I could see that I looked fresh faced and dewy which was amazing (and no mean feat might I add)
Anyway, lets get down to the nitty gritty.
This concealer comes in a 5ml tube with an applicator sponge. The tube itself is clear and the lid is a black screw top. The lid also has the MAC emblem embossed on it. Although 5ml sounds like a small amount it will last ages. I have hardly made a dent in my tube and I have been using it almost constantly for the last month. This concealor comes in 14 different shades so there is literally one for everyone. For 5ml you will expect to pay £12.50.
The coverage of these products is very good. It's thick without being heavy and it literally melts into the skin. Eye bags which resemble holiday suitcases are no match for this; you will be fresh faced in no time. It is also very good at reducing the redness of those volcanic spots which tend to erupt at that time of the month.
FYI, this concealer is meant for the under eye area and it is advisable to get a shade lighter than your normal foundation. However I am the lightest shade - NW15 - and I use the same shade of concealor and it still works brilliantly. I do also use it on my spots and it covers them well.
This is definitely my 'holy grail' of the concealer world.
As any female will know a good concealer is a stable of any make up bag. Now I myself have tried so many different brands and types but it wasn't until I came across this offering from MAC that I could say I had found the best.
So why is this concealer so good? Firstly I'd like to explain if you are not familiar with MAC then you should know that instead of just having one or two different shades of concealer to choose from, as most other brands do; MAC actually have 15 different shades of concealer available in each different range. As you can imagine this makes it so much more likely that you will find a colour to match your skin tone. The range of colours is really varied as well and covers both light and dark skin tones so there really is a colour for everyone.
The concealer itself comes in a 5ml tube with a screw on top and a wand to apply to concealer to your face. The tube itself sounds quite small and also looks quite small when you see it (about 2 ½ inches long). However, I find that the concealer lasts a lot longer than you expect it to and seems to last me up to 6 months before I have to buy a new one.
I find that this concealer has an amazing effect when used under the eyes. Now I have tried the 'wonder' that is YSL's Touche Eclat but I would say that in comparison to this MAC concealer the YSL stick comes nowhere near. When you've chosen the right shade then applying the concealer is very easy. You can dab it along below your eyes and they lightly smudge it with your finger tips. Doing this I find blends the colour under your eyes to the same colour of the rest of your face. Therefore it is just fantastic for dark circles and tired eyes. I would really go so far as to say that this concealer can transform the look of your face by just using it below your eyes. It really evens out your skin tone without really having to use foundation.
I find the concealer also works really well for blemishes and spots on the face and again blends in really well to the surrounding skin tone. The texture of the make up is also very light and easily blended. It is not sticky and the way it rubs in makes it virtually unnoticeable on your face. It is not shiny but blends in with a matte finish. It is really is beautiful! Another added bonus of the moisturestick range is that it is great if you have dry skin. As many with dry skin will know sometimes using concealer can make your skin look worse as it clings to the dry patches. This does not occur with this concealer and can really work miracles for those with slightly dry skin like myself.
The only down side to this concealer which I could see may put some people off buying it is the price. The concealer is about £12 for one stick which is a lot more expensive than other brands. However, as I have said before I really believe that quality make up is worth paying a bit more for. This item is a must have for any make up bag and is definitely worth splashing out on; especially as it seems to last so long. I would recommend using the concealer with the MAC foundation of the same shade. Again because this matches so well to skin tone but that is another review in the making....
Overall I would definitely recommend this concealer to anyone who sees cover-up as a must have. This is a quality piece of make-up and you will really notice the difference when compared to cheaper brands. The choice of colours is unsurpassed and there really is a shade for everyone. Give this a try and you will not look back!
Being pale it can be hard finding a concealer to match your skin tone but this concealer comes in a variety of different shades - even to suit the palest of skins.
i tend to get a lot of red patches around my nose and i have particularly red rosey cheeks. (a bit silly really because you get rid of the rosyness only to replace it with blush!) my skin isn't all that bad so i tend to just use this stick on my problem areas and it works a treat.
the colour blends in perfectly and disguises all traces of redness. it goes on smoothly and evenly but to get a nice cover of red cheeks i use a foundation brush to buff it into my skin to make it look flawless. for someone who needs a better coverage i would go for this concealer as well as a MAC foundation of your choice (in the same shade as the concealer)
it may be a little container that you get it in but it does last a long time - and this is coming from someone that uses it on their whole face practically
I am not a make-up junkie. Indeed, I rarely wear any make up at all. However, as I get older, (I'm 41, nearing 42, alas), I find that blemishes are more noticeable, and the hereditary dark circles (my mother and my daughter both have them as well) under my eyes seem more prominent. My skin is mostly dryer than perhaps it once was (though my skin has always tended to aridity). Plus, I'm a picker - I can never leave well enough alone and will pick and fiddle with spots and imperfections, even knowing whilst I am doing so that I am only making it worse (I currently have what looks to be a bite from the world's clumsiest vampire on my neck and chin). Therefore, I do like to have a cover stick of some description around, and preferably with me. And sure enough, I do.
With my (frankly make-up obsessed) daughter, I visited the MAC counter in our local department store. The consultant there recommended, based on my age, skin tone and skin type MAC Select Moisture Cover, in shade NC20 (one of the lightest shades). The shade is lighter than I would have chosen myself - this just goes to show how clueless I am when it comes to make up. Although the bottle seems dinky, and is only 5ml, a little really does go a long way.
The thin little bottle really does look pretty much like its picture above (and there are more details here, including a swatch of the shade I have: http://tinyurl.com/bec4st). It is small, thin, and has details of the product and shade on the bottom in very, very, very tiny print (my eyes too are feeling in their 40s). It does come in a wee box, but who saves the box? This is a slightly viscous liquid concealer (MAC also do a stick concealer). Opening the lid reveals a wand with a sponge applicator on the end. Be warned, you only need a little bit, especially if you've taken the consultant's advice and gone for a shade a wee bit lighter than you might think you need.
This concealer is not a replacement for foundation. It is not pancake makeup, and will not cover large scars, weeping blemishes or extensive birthmarks. However, I have just now applied a bit to my clumsy vampire bite, a little to a small spot above my lip, a dab to the dark circles under my eyes, and a bit around my nose, as it's red from a cold I'm just about over (gosh, I do sound a wreck, don't I). It worked well, covering the healing vampire marks (as an aside, it's not actually a vampire bite, just two spots I didn't leave alone) well, almost obliterating the small spot above my lip, and considerably lighting up my eye area (in addition to the dark circles, I have extremely deep set eyes. I'm really selling myself here). It wasn't quite so effective around my nose, as the skin there is peeling, as is typical after a sinusy cold.
I do like this concealer. I have to resist the temptation to use too much, and it does cover up better when used with an appropriately coloured foundation. I rarely wear foundation, and because it is not a stick, and is not too thick, it works well even on bare skin. It's not heavy, and, as long as you've selected your shade appropriately, doesn't leave big, obvious areas of differently coloured skin.
Fortunately, I don't have amazingly sensitive skin. This concealer has not in any way irritated my skin, and I forget I'm wearing pretty much as soon as I've finished applying it. Nevertheless, it is worth testing this on your skin before you buy it - everyone's skin and tolerance is different.
Online, from MAC itself, you'll pay £11.26 for this - elsewhere, you can expect to pay anywhere between £10 - £15, probably less at some discounters. Used sparingly, you should get decent value for money, as premium make-up brands go.
As a non habitual make-up wearer, I can recommend this concealer.
I am a huge Mac fan and this is another great product in their range. They have once again surpassed themselves in creating a great product that is worth every penny and does exactly what it says that it does. I have been trying out a lot of concealer to date and this is another one that was on my list.
Mac Concealer select moisture cover is a product that comes in a tube and with a built in applicator with a brush tip to make the concealer easy to apply. It comes in a wide variety of shades so that they suit all skin colours and types. It is a concealer that helps moisturise your skin and this product layers up for extra coverage making sure that the blemish is invisible. This product is great for the dark lines under the eyes and makes your eyes look vibrant and fresh.
This is a very reasonable priced product at around £12 , but I think in comparison to the YSL Touché Éclat that I love this is on a level par but it is cheaper so it is a product that I will be buying again as I think £20 is an awful lot of money for a concealer. So this is one that will be in my make up bag in the future.
This is one that is high on my recommendation list, although I appreciate that everyones skin is different and react differently to a concealer so it is paramount that you find one that suits and works for your skin.
With it's built-in brush-tipped wand applicator, the concealer goes on exactly where you want it / Simply blend in for a natural smooth finish /