Top Left - No concealer
Bottom Left - With BB concealear
Top Right - BB concealer set with Mac studio fix powder
Bottom Right - BB concealer set with Illamasqua Highlighter powder (Glint and Writhe duo)
Now that I was having a concealer crisis recently as my all time favourite Dermablend concealer finished :( I was desperately trying to look for a new match!
My next option had to be Mac Studio Finish Concealer. Firstly it was really difficult to find a good match for my skin tone. I have moderate brown dark circles on a yellowy-beige complexion. NC's were too yellow for me and NW's were too pink for me. They both looked like obvious attempts to cover something hideous underneath. I could not find anything that was a mix of beige/peach!
The MA's were hopeless *seriously pissed*. Besides the colors not matching my skintone problem, the studio finish was terrible in consistency for my dry skin. It immediately sets into creases, exaggerates fine lines and creases like hell!
Also it might be great for covering blemishes or scars but its a big no-no for the undereye area due to its super dry texture. Even the MA mixed it with an eye cream first before applying it. Why not just make it of a creamier consistency instead?
Being hugely disappointed by MAC and not being a huge fan of Benefit concealers too, I stumbled accross the Bobbi Brown counter and decided to give their correctors a try.
- The MA's were super helpful trying to 'diagnose' colors for my skintone
- I found the pefect beigy-peachy concealer for my skin tone in the first go!
- Its uber creamy and pigmented yet opaque
- It gives a gorgeous light reflecting luminous finish and adapts color according to my skin tone, as in reality the color is much lighter than my skin color and I would never pick this on my own.
- It does crease a bit and needs retouching but then which concealer doesnt?
- Lesson learnt - try other brands and trust Bobbi Brown MA's
All the above = am a happy bunny :D
Refering to the pics above - I like wearing this concealer on its own too but its far to glowy for that and I am not a big fan of 'wet' looking concealers. I either set it with Mac studio fix powder which mattifies it but then it does crease a bit!
What I best like to do is to set it with the highlighting powder from the Illamasqua Glint and Writh bronzing duo. I may sound wierd but it does work as the powder is light enough not to get into fine lines hence prevents creasing and provides just the right amout of glow there - perfect!
Has anyone had the same problem with Mac studio finish concealer? If it worked for you - am jealous!