Monday 25 January 2016

MAC Studio Finish Concealer review

As I’ve brought up before on the blog, if you were to only be able to wear one type of makeup at a time, what would you choose? My personal first thought when being asked this question is concealer. Ever since I started wearing makeup, a good concealer has been a necessity in my life.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20
Today I’m reviewing MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer, a product that claims to be “lightweight, creamy [and] discreetly opaque”. It provides long-lasting coverage that is supposed to be able to cover everything form dark circles and blemishes to tattoos and it is also water-resistant, non-comedogenic and fragrance free.

In addition, it also contains antioxidants, Silica to absorb the skins oils and SPF 35 to protect from the sun.

MAC say that this concealer is so concentrated that you only need a tiny amount to cover whatever you need to cover.

It comes packaged in a small, round and typically MAC, sleek, black pot with a transparent piece of plastic in the lid to see the concealer inside.


MAC suggest using either a latex sponge, a medium to firm fibre brush (such as the MAC 242) or your fingers.


Let’s not beat around the bush here - the coverage from this Studio Finish Concealer is incredible. No matter what you need to cover, this will get the job done.

I have used other high-coverage concealers that have began to cake after a while of use, even though they didn’t cake when first originally used. However, I have had no such issues with this one, so that just adds a whole new element of greatness to it (in my personal opinion). 

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20 swatch
MAC Studio Finish Concealer applied thickly on the left, and blended in partially on the right
It sits well underneath the eyes, covering dark circles well. This also does a fab job at covering up blemishes, in most cases making them look completely unnoticeable.

It is a really thick formula, but it applies easily. It is creamy enough to blend it in well but not too creamy so that it rubs off quickly. In fact, the staying power is great. I very rarely find myself having to touch this up throughout the day, so therefore you can feel confident that your makeup is looking as it was when it was first applied.

When MAC say that this concealer is so concentrated that you only need to use a small amount, I am in definite agreement. The smallest amount will cover whatever, but you can also build it up if you need to cover up something that is a little more difficult to disguise. 

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20

Overall, I am so in love with this concealer. I love high-coverage concealers to hide my tired eyes (mum life!), and this does the job perfectly. Not only that, but whenever my skin decides to be a pain and break out a bit, I know that I have this concealer ready to cover up whatever comes my way. It also lasts a really long time, so you can feel happy and comfortable knowing that you’re covered, quite literally!

If you are still on the road to find your holy grail concealer and you haven’t yet tried out the MAC Studio Finish Concealer, I definitely recommend that you take a detour to the MAC website to order your shade and try this out.

You can purchase the MAC Studio Finish Concealer for £15.50/7g from MAC.

What are your thoughts of the MAC Studio Finish Concealer? What is your favourite concealer?
Let me know in the comments below!

Zoe. @Beautifinous

1 comment:

  1. I'm using Nars Creamy Concealer but I really want to try this concealer for my blemishes, just can't get enough of concealers
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