So I’m feeling a little bloggy at the moment as I sit into this great coffee shop listening to this amazing live guitarist. I’ve got myself a hot tea — a nice alternation from my normal caffeine-buzz — and a cozy spot on a worn down couch and I honestly feel so tranquil I could sleep, but instead, for the sake of not dozing off in public, I’m going to review a concealer I tried out today and offer up my initial thoughts.
Today, I picked up the MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer in the shade NC15 today. Turns out my cousin works at MAC and I swear I had no idea! Needless to say, that was a pleasant surprise. This little baby costs $19, which is pricey for low end and cheap for luxury, and I’ve never really been able to make up my mind where I think MAC falls on that spectrum.
So, this is marketed as being an extremely hydrating concealer for all skin types, but especially suitable for dry or dehydrated skin. I definitely fit that category, so I was quite curious to see how this worked out for me. Shall we begin with my first impressions? We shall! I feel like it’s kind of sad that I’m call-and-response-ing myself on my own blog, but we can just ignore that little fact.
First things first, I really like the consistency of this product; it’s very watery and light, but still creamy. It blends like a dream into my dry skin under my eyes and along my cheeks. There isn’t much coverage to this, I will say. It doesn’t cover everything, but it minimizes imperfections and looks my natural skin, which is a nice change from heavy, cakey memory. It’s definitely not a product I would rely on to fix my face on a bad skin day, but it certainly lightens up the dark circles and blurs out my acne scarring along my cheeks, which really all I need most of the time. If I were to put this over a foundation, it would actually probably be enough coverage to make imperfections disappear.
This concealer isn’t marketed as full coverage by any means, and that would be a false claim anyway. Nonetheless, this is a really nice, subtle, light weight alternative to thick concealers, and if you’re not going for flawless cover girl skin — often times, I’m not these days — then this’ll get the job done. It lasted well on my skin throughout the day and didn’t settle much on my face.
It’s certainly not the cure-all but it’s quite nice for the purpose it is supposed to serve. I think I’ll end up liking this, but if I change my mind, you can be sure I’ll let you know!