Sunday, 28 October 2012

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer Review

Evening everyone! I've decided that this week, I'm going to be a good blogger and post as much as I can (let's just stop and give me a pat on the back)! Today I thought I'd review one of my favourite purchases that I've recently made - the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer.

I've wanted to buy something from MAC ever since I saw the beautiful faces of the first bloggers I read and knew that I'd do (and spend) anything to look like them. Though I've since realised that that will never happen, everyone needs a treat every now and again! When I got my first payday from work after a months hard graft, I figured I deserved a MAC present - and this is what I chose.




I use concealer to cover blemishes rather than dark circles, so the lovely lady that served me at the Brent Cross MAC counter recommended this one. It's described as a 'lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage' and is supposed to last up to 15 hours - which all sounds perfect to me!

After using it for a couple of weeks, I've totally fallen in love. The first thing to mention is that I have very VERY acne prone skin, and the slightest change in routine can set it off - but since using this, my acne has not changed in the slightest - if anything, it's actually got much better since using this, which is fab!

The coverage is great and covers up any blemish with only the tiniest amount - and I hate to admit it, but it even gives better coverage than my beloved Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer! The lasting power is also great, and I find that I can get to the end of the day and still have reasonable coverage - not perfect, but reasonable enough that people wouldn't really notice the difference. Unfortunately, by this point my foundation has all but disappeared - so maybe next pay day it's time to splash out on a new foundation! (I'm thinking the Estee Lauder Double Wear? oooh getting excited just thinking about it!)

The packaging also works well, though the glass vial can be awkward to carry round - I'm paranoid it'll smash in my bag and I'll lose all my MAC lovelyness, as well as my makeup bag/handbag! The pump delivers around the right amount of product, though I usually use a bit less than how much it gives you, so I have to be extra careful with that. I also like applying it with a concealer brush, which I feel gives a better finish than using fingers - and it also feels a lot more hygienic. Not to go back to the Collection 2000 one, but because of that lipgloss like applicator (I'm not sure of the name!), the Collection 2000 one always felt very unhygienic - and perhaps added to my acne troubles.

So basically, I completely love it! It gives great coverage and lasts all day - giving everything you really want in a concealer!



I've also this afternoon changed my blog layout and design a bit - I think it looks a lot better and more professional, so I hope you all like it!

Liv
xxxxx


19 comments:

  1. This looks really good and I like the idea of using the brush much better than using fingers, I have a foundation from mac and it is so good!

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    vanessa
    www.vanessalucy.blogspot.co.uk
    ps.come check out my beauty giveaway :)

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    1. Ooh sounds good! I will do :) Liv xxx

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  2. might need to have a look at this on my next trip to MAC!

    paigeypumpkin.blogspot.com
    P.S have you entered my MAC GIVEAWAY?

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    1. i would definitely recommend it! liv xxx

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  3. I've been using Clinique Anti-blemish foundation for a while now as I have acne prone skin too (boooo) but I think I need to venture on to something different, might have to give this one a try :) x

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    1. Yeah, next month i'm going to try out the Estee Lauder double wear foundation so I'll try and pop a review of that up for you :) x

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  4. I used to use a Mac concealer and I loved it then repurchased it and hated it. I know what you mean about the Collection 2000 one, I always find that it feels like i'm spreading my spots around. MUA do an AMAZING concealer for £1 :)
    LaceyLoves

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    1. ooh that sounds great, i'll have to try it at some point!xx

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  5. Nominated you for the leibster award, check out my post :) xxx

    emilyjaneosborne.blogspot.com

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  6. Great review was looking into buying this, think i will now!
    new follower :) Xx
    myloveforxx.blogspot.ie

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  7. ooo this sounds like a lovely concealer! I have the studio fix concealer at the moment, and i'm loving using that one too! pro longwear can be my next purchase! :)xo

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    1. i've been meaning to try the studio fix for my undereye circles - i'll have to try that next time too!xx

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  8. I LOVE this concealer! Since I bought this, I have not bought anything else since. I don't think I could live without this little baby ♥

    Lana, xo
    http://fashionfake.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love it so much! So glad I went and got it :) :)

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  9. This is my go-to concealer. Their mineralize one is also great, but I find gives slightly less coverage.

    Found your blog through Tales of a Pale Face & it looks greats so far! I'm your newest follower, girl :)

    - Erin xo

    365mu.blogspot.co.uk - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

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    1. awh thank you so much!
      i'll go have a look at your blog :)

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