As much as we try to perfect our skin with religious skin care routines, ultimately, there'll still be something that needs to be covered up. I'm not bothered with a blemish or two but my biggest areas of concern that need extra concealing are my dark eye circles and the discoloration around my mouth.
Said to be "virtually invisible", I was counting on the MAC Select Cover-Up to deliver. Don't you just hate it when your package gets lost in mail and arrives 3 months late?
Read on for the review...
My color is NC35 which is quite beige compared to the MAC foundations that can lean slightly to orange. The rather fluid liquid concealer comes in a handily-sized tube with a nozzle that dispenses a controlled amount of product.
The concealer blends easily and dries to a semi-matte finish so I can wear this without applying powder to set and it still wouldn't crease. I can even apply this over powder foundation and not experience caking. However, the quick-drying formula also means that I have to work quickly with this concealer or I'd have trouble blending once it dries.
If you need a heavy duty concealer, the Select Cover-Up is not for you. Using a foundation to conceal would get you this coverage. It's good enough to even out discolorations but don't expect it to "erase" anything. Personally, I'd use a dark eye circle corrector prior to using the Select Cover-Up to even out the color.
One major downside of this concealer is the fact that it can be drying. If at any point your skin is leaning on the dry side or is not completely smooth, this concealer will accentuate any bumps, flakiness and lines that you may have. In other words, if you have very dry or uneven-textured skin, you may wanna give this concealer a miss.
This is one of the few concealers that I feel comfortable wearing without foundation as it blends incredibly. I use this concealer whenever my skin isn't awfully dry because of the unique texture. However, I don't like it enough to repurchase. It'll probably take me awhile to get through this tube anyway.
The MAC Select Cover-Up delivers but not efficiently.
Retails at RM65/10ml (I think) at all MAC outlets and counters or USD$16.50 at MACCosmetics.com