Friday, May 14, 2010

Zoom In On: MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer


For as long as I can remember, I have always been in search for the best concealer for my undereye area. Luckily for me, I have never really been pimple or acne-prone except when I’d occasionally have zits during pre-menstrual days. When I look for a concealer, I look for something that is not necessarily effective in concealing any facial scar but something that lightens my undereye area which is darker than the rest of my face when I’m au naturale.
I decided to try MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer hoping that this would be the perfect remedy to my problem.

Item Blurb (MAC Website):

A creamy concealer that provides full coverage with a natural matte finish. Brushes on with enough blend time to conceal any size of blemish. Rich formulation allows you to use a micro-amount of product to even out skin. Water-resistant and long-wearing.
5.5 g /0.19 US OZ US $16.50 / Php 900
(notice how close the shade the swatch shade is on my skintone, I don't know if you can see it though)

Yay!:
  •  I got mine in NW25 shade and I would have to say that it matches my skin tone perfectly. I notice that this disappears right into my undereye area.
  • Unlike some of the concealers I have tried, this does not settle into the fine lines under my eyes. 
  • Its consistency is just perfect IMO. Not too creamy and not too dried out either. 
  • Easy to blend and because it’s opaque in texture, very little is used every application. 
  • It’s versatile as it can be applied through a concealer brush or through one’s fingers. Either way, the results are A-okay with me. 
  • Its packaging is elegant and durable albeit, a little heavy. I read in one review that this “glass”(I don’t really know the more accurate technical term for it) packaging is crucial to making the content last longer.

(undereye area in the left is with MAC SS concealer, while the one of the right is sans any) 
Nay!:
  • As for all MAC and other high-end makeup brands, it’s always the price ;)
Final Say: I’d choose this over MAC Studio Finish Concealer. It’s way better for concealing nasty undereye circles. Definitely HG-material. Still would want to try other brands though. 
Thanks chicas!  

4 comments:

donnarence said...

nice review
.. :D i want to try mac concealer because of their wide array of shades.. :D

Pammy said...

Nice review. MAC concealers are the best. :P

THE BEAUTY JUNKEE said...

glad this worked on you. 'cos it didn't work for me! ;p

will try shu uemura next. :)

Khymm (Shopcoholic) said...

it really concealed your undereye circles! =) nice review Em!