In love, there’s the famous “zing moment” (read: love at first sight) when everything stops and you’re swept off your feet in an instant and then there’s the kind of love that you have to work on every single day just to see it blossom into something amazing; my favorite kind. I’d like to think that it’s the same with makeup – there are those products that in just on swatch, you know you’ll be repurchasing it until the end of time and those that need a little effort to get there. For me, MAC Mineralize Concealer would be categorized under the latter. πŸ™‚
 Product Description:
(Taken from www.maccosmetics.com)
Enriched with minerals and nourishing botanicals, this creamy, easy-to-blend Concealer covers and perfects while moisturizing the skin. Comfortable and longwearing. Provides medium coverage with a natural luminous finish.

I’m having a bit of a love-hate relationship with MAC Mineralize Concealer’s packaging. I like that it comes in a very lightweight, travel-friendly tube and that it has a nice brush wand for easy application. The tube is rather sturdy too. But it also has this rubber-like cap that is nothing but a dirt magnet. It is easily stained by pigments left on my hands as well. Needless to say, it looks muddy and messy.

The concealer itself is quite light and fluid. It’s very runny so it takes minimal effort to even out. It’s quick and easy to use actually. I really like how moisturizing it is on the skin and how it doesn’t tend to dry up and flake during wear. However, MAC Mineralize Concealer offers considerably sheer coverage. It is buildable, yes, but still not enough to cover major flaws. Also, the shade is a bit darker than what I have expected. I’m somewhere between NC35/40 but this one, in NC35 to be exact, is slightly darker.

 SWATCH:
I won’t lie, when I first started using this, I didn’t like it one bit. I have tons of lines under the eyes and this has the tendency of settling on those lines. And once powder is added to the equation, it actually accentuates them even more. It was horrific! I didn’t dare use this again for about a month or so until I finally had the courage to try out some known concealer tricks with it.


TIP/S: As always, use your ring finger to blend out the concealer. Next, using a single ply Kleenex tissue, press it lightly on the area where the concealer is. By doing this, you are removing excess oil from the concealer and at the same time, keeping the color. Lastly, to make sure that your concealer stays on for as long as possible without creasing, seal it with a colorless finishing powder using a fluffy blending brush.

Now, I’m completely and utterly in love with my MAC Mineralize Concealer. It takes a bit of work but it’s sooo worth it. It stays on for almost 5 hours with minimal creasing. I don’t have extremely dark under eye circles so this one would suffice. Although I have to use a different concealer for pimple marks since the pigmentation in this one isn’t exactly enough to hide dark spots. If only MAC Mineralize Concealers have more coverage in them, they would be perfect. But as far as fine lines are concerned, this is just amazing. πŸ™‚ 

Price: $20 (Php 1,200, I think)
Available at: MAC Counters
I got mine from Random Beauty by Hollie
So tell me, what’s your current favorite concealer? πŸ™‚
See you on my next post ladies!