In general I tend to steer clear of MAC face products (foundation etc) as they look cakey on my skin and tend to oxidise. I obviously still love MAC for their lipsticks, setting spray and eye-shadows but haven’t bought a concealer or foundation from them in years, literally since high school. That was until I heard a few positive things about their Pro Longwear Concealer - it sounded like something I
needed wanted in my life (absolutely did not need another make up product in my life).
Real Techniques Buffing Brush or Contouring Brush to blend it in. I am sure a beauty blender would work well too.
The coverage is medium to full and it's not drying on the skin but is more on the matte side, so definitely not a glowey type concealer. The more matte formula means that you won't have to worry about creasing (hallelujah!). I feel like I have been using so many radiance-type concealers in the past year or so that I had kind of became accustomed to creasing. This stuff has saved me from my woes. I have still been setting this with my Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush powder but it seriously doesn't budge. I also have been needing a more heavy duty concealer - without getting into details, my December wasn't exactly a holiday but unfortunately a time of a lot of stress and sadness so these bags under my eyes and my stress-induced breakouts needed all the help they could get, so you can be rest-assured that this has been put to the test properly :)
A little goes a long way with this stuff and the shade range, in true MAC style, is fab! I am NC25. I honestly can't find a single thing about this product that I don't like, it's been my go-to for touch ups and has been great for the hot summer months. I guess only slight downside is that it's not hydrating so will show up any dryness, but I just ensure my eyes are properly hydrated before application.
I do encourage you to test it in stores first, perhaps get an assistant to shade match and apply it - that way you can see how it fairs on your skin through the day before you decide if it's for you.