December 1, 2010 § Leave a comment
MAC SELECT COVER-UP
DESCRIPTION: Liquid concealer in a tube. “Texture free, virtually invisible”.
COST: $16.50 USD $32 AUD
PERFECT FOR: Evening out skin tone, covering any spots, lightening dark areas. I would not recommend this product if you have dry skin or any dry flakey patches.
APPLY WITH: Concealer brush (194 or 195) or fingers.
BACKGROUND: I was previously using Clinique’s Airbrush Concealer, in Fair which is my HG. The Airbrush Concealer is quite expensive and only comes with a little bit of product, so I wanted to see if I could find something that came with more product and cheaper.
REVIEW: I purchased the Select Cover-Up (SCU) from the MAC counter inside Myer, Sydney. I should’ve got SCU in NW15, but the sales assistant gave me NW20. It’s okay though; I can get away with NW20… just.
I have dark circles, redness on the sides of my nose and the occasional blemish, and SCU does an okay job at dealing with these issues.
The SCU comes in a 10ml twist top tube and I find with just a little squeeze, I can get the right amount of product out.
I prefer creamy thick concealers and the SCU is a light liquid consistency. You only need a tiny amount of this product as a little goes a long way.
I squeeze a tiny amount of this product onto the back of my hand and apply using my finger to my problem areas. I find the SCU requires quite a bit of blending and takes a little bit of time to absorb. It also has a strange smell, which I don’t like.
I find the SCU is a little drying under the eyes and the consistency is not thick enough to hide any blemishes. It does an okay job at covering the redness on the sides of my nose. Sometimes when I get a little flakey around the sides of my nose and I apply this product, it tends to make it look worse.
OVERALL: I have a like/hate relationship with this concealer. I find the coverage is not as full as I would like and the consistency is too liquidy. Some days I find the concealer does the job, other days I find it too drying and wish I didn’t apply it. I don’t think I will be repurchasing this product.