Concealer is an essential part of any makeup routine, it hides dark circles and skin imperfections and pretty makes our face look picture perfect and selfie-ready. MAC pretty much excel when it comes to most makeup essentials, and their concealer is no different, here’s what we think is the Best MAC Concealer.
How to pick a MAC concealer shade
The MAC Concealer and foundation shades are broken down into codes, which help describe the colour of the product.
- C – Cool – Yellow-Golden Olive
- NC – Neutral cool – Golden Beige
- N – Neutral – Beige
- NW – Neutral Warm – Pink Beige
- W – Warm – Pink
To determine what your undertones are, take a look at the underside of your forearm. If your vein looks bluer, then you most likely have pinkish undertones. If your vein looks more greenish, then you have more yellow or golden undertones.
The number that follows the letters denotes the depth of the shade. The higher the number, the deeper the colour.
MAC’s NC concealers rarely match up to anyone and can look a little grey on most people. Even if you’re using an NC concealer and you think it looks good, try an NW and it will most likely look better. Even if you wear an NC Foundation, an NW concealer will look better because layering yellow-toned concealers over dark circles can create a greyish colour.
When you’re picking your concealer shade for your under eye and highlighting, it’s advisable to go two shades lighter than your skin tone too, this will help to brighten the undereye and make your face look fresher.
MAC Select Cover Up
Not only to be used under the eyes or on blemishes, you can use the Select Cover Up anywhere on your face or body.
We find it’s always handy to have one of these in our makeup kits, whilst we might not use it every day, it’s perfect for those emergency moments when you need to cover an unsightly blemish and your regular concealer just won’t do the job.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
The Pro Longwear Concealer is a lightweight, fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. It gives a smoother, flawless looking finish on skin and helps to conceal flaws, dark spots, skin discolourations and under-eye circles.
This blends really well and doesn’t leave a cakey feeling on the skin.
MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick
The Studio Fix Perfecting Stick is a twist-up pencil that you use quite simply like a pencil to draw on and hide imperfections, but maybe just use your finger or a brush to apply the concealer instead to avoid bacteria getting on the stick.
The concealer is blendable and creamy and gives medium coverage. You get a natural matte finish to the concealer. This is a great concealer to have in your handbag at all times, just make sure you don't wind it up too much otherwise the pencil design will just snap.
MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer
The Studio Finish SPF35 is incredibly creamy and best worked in with clean fingers as this helps to warm up the product ensuring the coverage is seamless with the skin. Highly pigmented, you'll only need a light dab of this concealer to help cover blemishes and discolourations with ease. Not only does it cover spots with ease, but the formula has vitamins A and E inside, helping to treat them at the same time.
MAC Mineralize Concealer
Enriched with minerals and nourishing botanicals, the MAC Mineralize concealer is creamy and easy to blend. It covers and perfects while nourishing and moisturising the skin. The cushiony texture makes the concealer comfortable for prolonged wear and it provides sheer to medium coverage with a natural satin finish.
MAC Select Moisture Cover
A luxuriously hydrating and creamy liquid is the best way to describe the MAC Select Moisture Cover, which delivers a natural finish with medium buildable coverage. The concealer goes on smoothly and layers easily for added coverage. Line-softening and skin-perfecting, it’s ideal for under the eyes and delicate skin. The wide shade range ensures you’re likely to find the perfect shade for your skin, resulting in soft and natural camouflage.
MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette
The Studio Conceal and Correct Palette is a professional product of four concealers and two corrector shades. The palette comes available in four options, Lights, Medium, Medium Deep and Dark. It’s enriched with antioxidants and suits for all skin types and the shades can be used individually or combined to match any skin tone. An emollient-based formula delivers medium to full buildable coverage in a natural finish. Helps to correct skin tone and conceal dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks.
MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Duo
The Studio Conceal and Correct Duo is made up of two corrector shades that conceal and correct to leave you with gorgeously looking flawless skin. The formula of these two products also boast vitamins E and E to help treat the skin whilst you cover it.
MAC MatchMaster Concealer
This concealer is designed to blend seamlessly into your skin, in fact the Shade Intelligence Technology offers customisable pigments that are designed to adjust to your skin tone. There's not a chance people will be able to detect this concealer on your skin. It has a medium coverage and lasts really well too. It's sweat resistant, making it a must-have for all-year round too.
MAC Studio Finish Concealer Duo
The Studio Finish Concealer Duo is made from two lightweight, creamy and discreetly opaque concealers. They provide a smooth, long-wearing invisible coverage for all skin blemishes, they’re also water-resistant, fragrance-free and non-acnegenic. This emollient-based, lightweight concealer is so concentrated that a tiny amount can provide opaque coverage to skin’s imperfections and discolourations. It effectively covers dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks.