I’ve been dying to try the MAC Pro Longwear concealer for literally YEARS now after hearing such good things about it. But could I justify spending 20 some what dollars on one concealer? HELL NAH. But lately I’ve been really trying to spend my money wisely and invest in more expensive and high-end makeup as to a) treat myself, and b) invest. As much as drugstore makeup will always hold a special place in my heart, it’s nice to be able to try some of the holy grail items that everyone talks about yanno?
Usually for concealer, I would wear quite a light shade so it not only conceals my dark circles, but also brightens up my under eye area. However, when I was inside of the MAC store getting the lovely MAC girl to shade match me, she actually recommended me to give NW25 a try. I was actually quite taken aback that she gave me such a dark shade to conceal my under eyes with. But she explained that the salmon tone of this concealer will actually help me colour correct the darkness underneath my eyes that a flat, bright concealer wouldn’t do. We actually tried on both NW25 and NW20 and she was right ! NW25 definitely colour corrected my dark circles, and although I loved how NW20 highlighted, it made my under eye area look slightly ashy.
That’s when we started talking about MAC’s Prep and Prime in Light Boost. I’ve also heard great things about this highlighting pen from the likes of my favourite Youtubers (LIKE JACLYN HILL!) so I decided to give it a go as well. She applied it on top of the NW25 concealer and it really just gave off the most beautiful highlighted look EVER.
Although I really did just go into MAC to spend 20 (ish) bucks on the concealer, Of course I left spending closer to 60 dollars *rolls eyes*. I literally have the worst self-control when it comes to this stuff. BUT I have been using these two products together everyday since I’ve purchased it, and I’ve got to say that I’ve indeed been LOVING THIS STUFF. These two just work together like two peas in a pod. Although the Pro Longwear concealer is quite a heavy-duty, high coverage concealer, some how it just never seems to look cakey under the eyes. And you would think that the highlighter would add an even heavier layer on top of the concealer but it completely doesn’t ! It’s got the thinnest consistency, perfect for blending on top of your concealer and foundation.
I pretty much have not used anything else as for as concealing and highlighting my under eyes go. I definitely want to do a demo or a fuller review on these products for you, but for now, just know that I am LOVING THEM !
More soon !