Monday, June 1, 2015

MAC Concealer Compare and Contrast

MAC Concealer Compare and Contrast by Anchors and Pearls


For me, concealer is one of the most important steps when doing my makeup, and I'm always trying different kinds. I use concealer under my eyes and to cover up blemishes and imperfections. MAC concealers have been my favorite so far. I've tried 3 different MAC concealers and I wanted to compare and contrast them. 

The concealer on the left is the MAC Matchmaster Concealer. It is a stick, and it has a creamy texture. 

Pros: It changes to match your skin and it goes on really easily. It is really convenient and easy to get the right amount on your skin. It would be good for highlighting and contouring.

Cons: It only has medium coverage. I found that it didn't really last, or provide as much coverage I might want. When I would put it on under my eye, it would crease. 

Overall it didn't do exactly what I wanted but it wasn't a bad concealer either. 

The middle concealer is the MAC Studio Finish Concealer Duo. This one is the newest one to me (I bought it a few weeks ago) and I'm still getting used to it.

Pros: It comes with two colors, one is typically better for under eyes, and the other for blemishes or imperfections. You get to decide how much coverage you want, and it does a decent job staying put. 

Cons: I have yet to find a good brush for applying it evenly, so it's not very easy to apply. While it lasts pretty well and does't cake or crease, it doesn't last as long or cover as well as I would like it to. 

The final concealer is the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. This one is probably my favorite. It is liquid and comes in a pump. 

Pros: It stays put. You can put it on first thing in the morning and it will easily stay all day. It's perfect for both under eyes and blemishes/imperfections, as it is very opaque and covers really well.

Cons: With this concealer a little bit goes a LONG way, and you really don't need much at all, but with the pump it comes in it is impossible to get just a little bit out so I end up wasting a ton of it. 

Out of the three I have tried, this one lasts the longest and has the most coverage. 

I swatched each of them on my hand, to show the coverage and texture:


MAC Concealer Compare and Contrast: Swatches by Anchors and Pearls

(The colors are different because I have purchased them at different times of the year.)


46 comments:

  1. I love MAC products! They're a little expensive but definitely worth splurging on!

    XO
    Ashley
    privateschoolprepster.blogspot.com

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    1. They are on the pricey side but I love them so I definitely splurge on them!

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  2. I've never tried their concealer so this was very helpful! Thank you!

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  3. I love the MAC Pro long wear concealer! I'm currently using the Mineralize one but It doesn't last as long :/ I wanted to try the stick concealer but will steer far from it now lol. Thanks for sharing!
    xo,
    Maria
    Gal and the City

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    1. I've never tried the Mineralize one but I'm glad you said something about it!

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I can't use MAC because it makes me breakout :( I love Laura Mercier!

    xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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    1. I will definitely have to try the Laura Mercier at some point, I've heard great things about it!

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  5. Great comparison, thanks for sharing! I don't use a lot of concealer but when I do I am always unsure what to buy-your guide is super helpful! (:

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  6. Very helpful post!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I rarely use MAC products but I may have to try the Pro long wear as my next concealer.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. It was the first product I purchased from MAC but for me it has definitely been worth it!

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  7. I don't own many MAC products aside from lipstick, so this was a super helpful post! Thank you for sharing :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    1. I love MAC lipstick! It's my favorite product from there aside from the concealer.

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  8. I haven't ever used MAC products but I will definitely be splurging on it! Thanks!

    xoxo

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    1. It has definitely been worth it for me!

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  9. Thanks for these comparisons! I'm terrible at makeup but trying to get better!

    Kelly
    Ohio Stripes

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  10. I just started using concealer recemtly, and I'm so in love. I haven't tried any of these, but the last one sounds like it has a lot of great benefits!

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  11. This review was so helpful! I have yet to really experiment with mac products and I feel like this will really eliminate some of the confusion.

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

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    1. I hope it helps if you ever decide to try any! The first time I went into a MAC store I was so overwhelmed.

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  12. I've been looking for a concealer that lasts for most of the day so I'm excited to hear your review for the Mac Pro Longwear Concealer. Will definitely be grabbing it to try the next time I'm at the mall.

    Jenni // The Beautiful Little Fools

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  13. Fantastic post! I went to MAC last month to get a new lipstick for my sorority formal, and they let me try the Pro Longwear concealer while I was there. I loved it!! I didn't purchase it that day but want to go back for it soon.

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    1. It has definitely been worth it for me! And I seriously love their lipsticks!

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  14. Great review. I'm actually trying to hide some of my pimple scars. I want to try this :)

    Looking forward to see more of your posts. Do you have an instagram account? Maybe we could follow each other. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a request. I'll follow back :) Thanks!

    IG: @shairangelique

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  15. I've always heard great things about MAC and I kind of want to try it now--I've never been too picky on the brands I use honestly.

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    1. MAC can be a little pricey but for some of their products its definitely worth it!

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  16. I have such a love hate relationship with MAC products. Some of them I love, and some of them I seriously hate. I really love their powder foundation though, it goes on so smoothly!

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    1. I've never tried it, I typically use Tarte powder foundation, but when I run out I'll have to try MAC!

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  17. I've never used any of the MAC concealers, but will absolutely have to check them out after your review!

    Pick Your Beau

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    1. Out of all the concealers I've tried MAC have been my favorite!

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  18. Thanks for sharing these comparisons! I've been meaning to splurge on concealer for awhile now (drugstore concealer tends to get streaky). I'll check these out! Thanks so much!

    The PumpUp Blog

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  19. I used to use MAC, however, after a while I started to realize it was making me breakout! I really wish it hadn't because the concealer looks really good!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

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    1. I've heard that from other people too. I'll have to keep that in mind in the future.

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  20. For the MAC concealer duo, I would recommend using a smaller synthetic flat brush. It looks similar to Bobbi Brown one I had once and that type of brush worked perfectly! :)

    Annie N Belle

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    1. I'll definitely try one like that! Thanks!

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  21. Concealer is so important!! Thanks for sharing, I never wear Mac, but love to know about all beauty products.
    xo, claudia
    www.chroniclesofclaudia.com

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  22. I haven't tried MAC concealer, but it sounds like the Pro Longwear is a winner!

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