Tuesday, 31 May 2011

MAC Prolongwear Concealer Review

For a review of the Pro Longwear foundation just click HERE!
MAC Says:
A lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Colour-true formula lasts up to 15 hours. Helps conceal and correct the look of under-eye circles, and discolorations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump.

{ LOVE }
  • The coverage: Nice absolute full coverage concealer. I swear I've never used such a full coverage product. I have bags under my eyes and they can be quite dark and puffy but this concealer completely covers them. I've tried the select moisturecover and studio sculpt concealers and this one is the best by a mile.
  • Longevity: Just like the foundation it lasts a very longtime on the face. I tend to tear up quite a lot specially when its windy or I have the aircon on the face therefore I spend my days taping the tears away and rubbing my lashline and at the end of the day the concealer is still there! Even if I don't set it with a powder it still last a pretty long time and most importantly doesn't crease.
  • Feel: Although it is full coverage it doesn't feel heavy on the face. I love that I can build it up and without feeling that I have way too much on. However once applied it does feel sticky to the touch but as it dries it becomes a lot smoother and doesn't transfer.
For the rest of the review, click below!
{ LIKE }
  • The formula: it is super creamy probably creamier than the foundation! It glides on very easily and again its quite opaque.
  • The pigmentation:  Although I don't love it nor hate it I think  the opacity of this is spot on. Very opaque and coverage is amazing however again it is a bit too red for me, I can't use this concealer with any other foundation than the pro longwear one as it just looks too odd. This is red and other fondations clearly have a yellower undertone and you can clearly see the difference in color. So yeah can't mix and match (I personally don't mind that but it still sucks...)

{ HATE }
  • The pump:Unfortunately I feel that the pump mechanism isn't appropriate for the type of product. I feel that it gives out way too much product and I always end up wondering what to do with the leftover on my hand. One pump is more than enough in my opinion and I just wish MAC had stuck to their standard wand for concealers. They allow a better control of the amount of product used.
  • Removal: Taking this concealer off is quite a pain. It is set so strongly onto my face. This can be a good this as it means that the product does work and lasts very long but still I hate having to take ages to remove products off my face.
  • Application: once on, this concealer dries so so fast. In order to spread it evenly and blend it well into the skin you have to work pretty fast or else it dries and gets harder to spread or blend. I like applying it with my fingers as the warmth helps it melt and stay melted longer.

{ LOATHE }

Nothing! Nada! Rien!

{ OVERALL }

I ADORE this concealer.
So easy to apply and even if blnding should be done in a record time the results are well worth it!
Full coverage and longlasting this concealer is my kind of product: true to its word!
Although the pump system isn't appropriate for this product as you get too much product out, this is something that I will buy and buy again.
The big BUT for me would be the shade of the foundation, I can only seem to use it with the pro longwear foundation and as using it with other ones just looks odd because it is redder than my other foundations.

I definitely would recommend anyone to give this a try. If you get teary a lot and need a full coverage concealer that lasts all day through the tears and all you should try this I promise it's worth it!
Select Moisturecover ; Pro Longwear
Select Moisturecover ; Pro Longwear
Pro Longwear ; Select Moisturecover
Pro Longwear ; Select Moisturecover

1 comment:

  1. Hi girl! Just found your blog randomly and I really like how you apply your eye makeup! You have a pretty amazing makeup collection too, congrats girl! :) Keep on posting those pretty looks.

    Isabel x

    "I" is for Isabel

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