MAC Pro Longwear ConcealerThursday, September 24, 2015
I struggle with really dark circles under my eyes and a lot of redness on my face and like to use correcting and concealing products to help counteract both problems, for years and years I have been using the MAC Select Moisture Cover Concealer in NW15 under my eyes to help cover dark circles.
A few months ago I was chatting to Cole one day whilst she was doing her make up for work and she was using the MAC Pro Longwear concealer and told me how much she loves it and said I should try it, Cole kindly bought me a concealer in the shade NW20 and I have been using it ever since and thought I'd let you know my thoughts.
First of all I love that it comes in a bottle with a pump almost like a mini foundation, I've never used a concealer with a pump applicator before but I love it, I also love that there is 9ml of product which is almost double the amount of my select moisture cover which is 5ml and the pro long wear is only £2.00 more expensive.
I can't use the pro long wear under my eyes as it does tend to settle a little, unfortunately I have very dry and dehydrated skin and am of an age where fine lines are an issue, I like to blame the dehydration but I do think my age has a part to play too. I like to use the pro long wear for highlighting and covering redness and it does a fantastic job of both, over the spring and summer months I use a much lighter base and opt for either a tinted moisturiser or a light coverage foundation and the pro long wear is perfect for using on any areas I need more coverage or like I said to highlight or to cover redness it is a beautiful concealer.
It applies well, blends out beautifully and if you don't have dry or dehydrated skin and don't have any fine lines under your eyes this would be the perfect "do it all" concealer for you it really is beautiful, I use 1 pump of the concealer for my full face a little goes a long way and I can see it lasting me for a good few months, I have already had mine for at least 3 months and I haven't made a dent in it. I didn't think I would love it as much as I do it is fantastic and lasts forever on my skin too without fading or going patchy etc it really does live up to it's "Pro Longwear" name.
I use either a brush or beauty blender to apply the concealer and it gives a lovely flawless finish to my skin, I would say you may need to go up a shade in the pro longwear as it does come off a little lighter than other MAC concealers for example I use NW15 in select moisture cover and NW20 in pro longwear.
A tip Cole gave me and one I'm so glad she did was to mix the pro longwear concealer with MAC face and body foundation and use as a base, it is stunning it gives a beautiful natural and flawless finish to my skin and I love it so if you do have both products I highly recommend you try mixing them to create a base, it gives a beautiful finish.
I will be continuing to use my beloved MAC Select Moisture Cover concealer under my eyes as it is perfect for me but I will definitely be re purchasing more of the MAC Pro Longwear concealer for other areas of my face as it is so beautiful, I never thought I could love a concealer as much as I do and I am so pleased Cole kindly bought me one to try it is an amazing product and makes such a difference to the way my skin looks. If you would like to try the Pro Longwear you can find it online at Debenhams, House Of Fraser or the MAC Website for £17.50 for 9ml.
Have you tried the MAC Pro Longwear concealer?
Thank you for reading, much love as always