How I Use MAC Studio Finish Concealer

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MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer was my first concealer ever. Primarily I purchased it because of the many great reviews and since it was full coverage I figured it would be great for covering my spots, anything that my foundation had missed. It was a total fail but this was my fault as I didn’t blend it well and blending is key with this concealer or your skin will look splotchy. I’ve since learned how to blend, blend and blend some more but find that Studio Finish works better under foundation. I put a small amount on my spots, blend with my fingertips and then apply my foundation as usual. This gives flawless results. This method also works great for covering tattoos, I use it along with Dermablend Cover Creme and set with Ben Nye Neutral Set and Ben Nye Final Seal.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer nw45

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I’ve also tried using Studio Finish as an under eye concealer. I would blend a dab under my eye, blend it out with my foundation and set with Ben Nye Banana Powder. It would look great at first but during the course of the day would crease and settle into my fine lines making me look older and tired. I’ve since stopped using it this way and only use it under my eyes if I have nothing else on hand and always a very small amount.

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The best use I’ve found for Studio Finish Concealer is to clean and define my eyebrows. After I get the shape I want I apply the Studio Finish Concealer around the perimeter with a firm concealer brush and blend it out with a cotton swab. Works every time…

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I alternate between the Studio Finish Concealer and my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer for my brows as since I have oily/combo skin the Studio Finish is sometimes too heavy and clogs my pores making the area around my brows break out. This mostly happens during the warmer months so lately I’ve been using the Pro Longwear.

MAC Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer retails at $18 and can be purchased at maccosmetics.com or at a MAC counter near you.

Do you own Studio Finish Concealer.. If so how do you use it?

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Erica
Erica

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10 Comments

  1. 07.17.2013 / 2:43 pm

    i owned this and it recently finished, i was happy with it but the creasing under my eyes was no bueno during the hotter months. i’ve since been using the select moisture cover concealer (?) and i love it for my under eye application! 🙂

    • Erica
      Author
      07.17.2013 / 3:18 pm

      Ill have to try that one. I’ve been using the Pro Longwear under my eyes 🙂

  2. 07.17.2013 / 3:34 pm

    I love this concealer as well, but I don’t like using it on my forehead or under the eyes because it creases so bad. I use it for brow definition and for cheek blemishes.

    • Erica
      Author
      07.17.2013 / 4:25 pm

      It works great for blemishes as long as you blend good. I’m wearing it today for this purpose

  3. 07.19.2013 / 12:36 pm

    I recently used this when I had to dance on stage. My skin looks flawless in the pics and although I’m prone to sweating, this didn’t budge!

    • Erica
      Author
      07.20.2013 / 12:06 am

      Thanks for sharing. Once it’s blended into the skin well it really does look good!

  4. 07.19.2013 / 6:13 pm

    Would you say this concealer lasts all day? Because with one I’m currently using (MUFE HD) I find that I can see my dark spots at the end of the day.

    • Erica
      Author
      07.20.2013 / 12:07 am

      When used with a primer and set with a powder I think it should work. I can’t say for sure though because I don’t wear it alone but under my foundation

  5. 07.22.2013 / 6:22 pm

    Yes, I use this concealer as well. It works wonders on brows and concealing. I am currently out and nothing gas given me the same results. It is a great concealer.

    • Erica
      Author
      07.22.2013 / 8:29 pm

      It really is. I used it on a bridesmaid this weekend and it really helped to cover her eczema. I need to get some more shades for my kit!

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