Saturday, 18 July 2015

MAC Studio Finish Concealer | Review and Another Use

Hello! ♥

The MAC Studio Finish concealer is the first concealer I ever owned. It was definitely a good way for me to enter the concealer world!

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC42 NC45

The MAC website states that it contains SP35, and other beneficial ingredients such as antioxidents. The silica in this concealer also helps absorbs oil.

I will start off by saying that this concealer is quite drying which is the reason I don't reach for this as often as I used to when I had oily skin. It's something I opt for when I've been properly taking care of my skin, so I know it'll sit well on my face and won't settle into any fine lines under my eyes. 

It can also feel a little heavy if you've applied too much unnecessarily. A little really does go a long way with this concealer because of how intensely pigmented it is! I always end up using less concealer than I usually do with this because you only need a tiny amount to apply a very thin layer for everything to be fully concealed! It's a full coverage concealer so you can cover every single type of imperfection with this - under eye circles, blemishes, discolouration etc.

Although it's incredibly creamy, it can sometimes be a little tough to work with which is why I prefer to use the warmth of my fingers to apply work the product into my skin rather than a brush. It blends beautifully into my skin, whether I use a brush or my fingers to blend.

This product is claimed to be water-resistant, which I can't comment on because I haven't really tested this, but I can say that it is extremely long lasting! I feel like it stays in place right up until I go to remove it!

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC42 NC45
SWATCHES: Left: NC45. Right: NC42.

As I've stated in the title of this blogpost, I will be sharing another use for this concealer! I'm in the shade nc42 for this concealer, but I once accidentally ended up with nc45 (whoops!). Nc45 is definitely way too dark for me, but it's also a very orange shade which is why I've started to use it for correcting instead.
You may have read my post on the Bobbi Brown corrector, which I loved, but didn't find it made much of a difference for the discolouration around my mouth.. This MAC concealer is an AMAZING substitute, and it's cheaper!
I just use a little of the nc45 shade under my foundation and then continue with my normal base routine! It does a great job of ensuring all my discolouration is evened out and no longer noticable!

Let me know what you think if you've tried this concealer!

Thanks for reading, Thahira x


  1. This is such a good idea, I need to try it! xx