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