MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NW35) – Review

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For the past six years I’ve been using the Bobbi Brown corrector and creamy concealer duo to conceal my under eye area when I need full coverage on my undereyes.  I’ve since used numerous concealers which haven’t been up to scratch. Until now.

I went into MAC to get a colour match for this concealer a few months ago, it cost £17 for 9ml of product. I’m usually a NC42-44 in their foundation range, but I was matched to NW35 for the concealer, I was told the pink tone balances out blue tones under the eyes. The colour match is quite a good one but can look pink on my skin, so I usually put a yellow-tone highlighter on top to match my skintone more.

The concealer comes in pump form which makes it both hygienic and allows the product to remain stable without air-exposure. The concealer is a liquid, I was skeptical about how well it would cover my dark circles. Oh how wrong I was! This product has amazing coverage. I simply use my finger to dabs dots of the concealer under my eyes and on my eyelids and blend out using the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. The concealer dries quite matte so you don’t need to dust powder under your eyes if you don’t want to.

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When this concealer has dried it will NOT budge without makeup remover. It does not melt or slip off my face during the heat and it doesn’t crease or cake in my lines. This concealer lasts a full 12 hours without fading a bit. This require an oil-based make-up remover.

Now onto the few negatives. I did find that the concealer oxidised over the day, I’m not 100% convinced this is the correct colour for me because it looks quite pink after it dries. This also caused my under eyes to become extremely dry because it is so mattifying. Therefore, I wouldn’t recommend this concealer for every day use.

I’m very happy with this full coverage, long-wear concealer. It’s what I wear when I want flawless long wearing coverage. It’s a holy grail product and a must for any girls make-up kit.

Jay x

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13 thoughts on “MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NW35) – Review

  1. Loved the post. I am a similar colouring to yourself swaying between NC44-45, I wanted to try an under eye concealer for the first time – would you advise I go for the bobbi brown one? What high street one would you recommend?

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  2. This review was just what I was looking for! I’m a NC42 in foundation and online Mac rep suggested NC35 also! It is a tad pink on my skin as you said it is on yours! I appreciate your suggestion to add a little yellow highlighter to combat the pink! Thank you for the excellent review!

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  3. This review was just what I was looking for! I’m a NC42 in foundation and online Mac rep suggested NC35 also! It is a tad pink on my skin as you said it is on yours! I appreciate your suggestion to add a little yellow highlighter to combat the pink! Thank you for the excellent review! You’re gorgeous. Keep blogging!

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