Thursday, 21 June 2012


MAC Studio Fix Concealer

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MAC Studio Finish Concealer: MAC Cosmetics (£13.50)

I have no idea why I've never bought this concealer, its one of those things I always think about trying but never actually get around to buying. Probably as I already have two concealers which I really like and use on a regular basis already. The Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer and the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer. However I recently hit pan on my Bobbi Brown one and decided to purchase the MAC one as an alternative as it's much cheaper than the Bobbi Brown one, Especially with my MAC Pro Card.

I don't really like MAC Face makeup, I don't think that it is good quality overall and I found all the foundations I've tried just go orange and oxidise on me. I picked up NW20 in the concealer which is around the right shade for my natural skin tone, but possibly a bit too light for when I'm tanned though. The coverage is really good, very full and opaque and hides redness and blemishes well. I really like the coverage it gives me under the eyes but I think it's a touch to dry to use under there. MAC Studio Finish Concealer feels a bit too stiff  but also too creamy to use under the eyes and sinks into fine lines and could possibly look cakey unless you set it properly with a powder. I really like using it on spots and to even out the skin tone on my cheeks which have gotten a bit red recently. I'd say my favourite thing about this product is that its very long lasting, it really does last all day with only minimal touch ups.

Overall I think this is good, but not outstanding. I think that I'll go back to Bobbi Brown once I've used this pot up. By no means is it a bad concealer its just a little too cakey for under my eyes which is where I need something creamy and sinks in rather than something that sits on top of my skin. For the price it's really good, and totally worth investing in if you're looking for items to start a MAC Collection! But there are cheaper and good enough alternatives out there!

21 comments:

  1. I've used this as well, but I agree that the Bobbi Brown concealer is much better! The MAC concealer is much to cakey for me xxx

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  2. Great review- was contemplating buying this one! Think i may just try the Bobbi brown one instead- as it seems to do miracles for the under eye area! x

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  3. I use this daily and have had it for years and I'm just hitting the pan, it lasts such a long time. I think I'll go for something else next time though, not too amazed by it!

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  4. Definitely fancy trying the Bobbi Brown one! x

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  6. I love MAC to death but I've never thought of trying their concealers, they always seem a bit mehh to me xx

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  7. It's always good to experiment and try out different brands. At least now you've tried it you know it isn't perfect for you! xo

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  8. I use the BB one as well at the moment. I have thought about trying this one out but it'll take me a while to get through my BB x

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  9. I am tempted to get this for spots, although there are cheaper alternatives!

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    Kassie

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  10. i havent used any mac, but fancy getting this to try on spots, even though i need concealer for under my eyes! xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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  11. I agree, I tend to find MAC skin products a bit...meh. I'm a recent convert to the Bobbi Brown Corrector and Creamy Concealer and I'm in love with both products. I've had very bag dark eye circles all my life and I've finally found the products to deal with them. They don't take them away completely but its pretty damn good coverage.

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  12. I agree. I use this on spots but find it too carry and drying under eyes. The problem is I hardly ever get spots and this lasts me ages! I'm really wanting to try something new. X

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  13. I have this one too and I only use it on spots and redness. I like it though but it's not my favourite.

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  14. i definitely agree that it can get cakey under the eyes, i tend to use my collection 2000 one under my eyes and this one everywhere else, it works better that way.

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  15. Always wanted to try Mac concealer!

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  16. i love the mac one way more than the bobbi brown one ;)

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  17. Ive had this for ages and recently ive just not been using it and have favoured a few others. It is good though, i just dont think its a HG product. Think i might check out the Bobbi Brown one now.. xx

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  18. Agreed..only use it to cover scars and blemishes..lasts FOREVER.I've had my pot since December! x

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  19. mix it with a little spray of mac fix+ to use it under your eyes, much less cakey :)

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  20. I don't know if you have also tryed the 'studio sculpt' which is in one of the glass pots similar to a paint pot - but that's incredible and a lot creamier for the undereye area!xx
    Samantha's Secret

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  21. I love mac concealers I have their pro longwear concealer and love it to bits! Xx

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