MAC Matchmaster Concealer ($21) is my new favorite concealer of the moment. MAC Matchmaster Concealer gets launched this week (September 11th) but is already available online at maccosmetics.com in 12 shades.
I actually wasn’t terribly excited about this launch since I’m not a huge fan of MAC foundation, concealer, or mascara. I feel like MAC excels at color but I’m not big on their base products!
But Matchmaster Concealer, well, it could change my mind!
MAC Matchmaster Concealer comes housed in a chunky swivel up stick design. MAC uses the same shade intelligence technology in this concealer as they used in the Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 so I imagine if you like and use that foundation you’ll be happy with the coverage the concealer provides.
MAC Matchmaster Concealer (5.0)
This contains Vitamin E and can be used to reduce the appearance of dark eye colors, fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, etc…! The formula is very, very, very thick and has an creamy emollient with a smooth, satin finish. Under drier eyes you’ll find it tugs a bit during application BUT if you prep well you should have no issue with it. I swipe it on the back of hand, I pick it up using my E.L.F. Studio Concealer Brush, and proceed to swipe it on under my eyes and pat it into place. It provides excellent coverage! I’d say coverage is comparable to Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer but also highly customizable as you can go heavier or sheerer depending on what you need.
Not only does it offer excellent coverage but I thought it wore incredibly. It’s been super hot the last few days and I was outside for much of it and this wore perfectly for solid 8 to 10 hours without creasing or fading. I didn’t find the texture cakey or two heavy even though it swatches that way. You just really have to know how to apply it correctly to appreciate it best. For me, starting with a heavily moisturized under eye area is key along with a good brush to thin out the consistency of the heavier, thicker creamy texture of the formula.
MAC Matchmaster Concealer Swatches (5.0)
MAC Matchmaster Concealer Swatches Blended (5.0)
I swatches shade five below but I had to mix shade 1 and 5 because the tester shades I got weren’t a great match for me. I plan on purchasing 3.0 as that will likely be the best fit for my skin tone but I have to see them in person first prior to indulging to be sure that’s a good shade fit for me!
Overall, MAC Matchmaster Concealer is incredible. It’s really a concealer that will work for you! Plenty of pigment, excellent wear time, and a mid-range price tag that won’t break the bank!
I do suggest checking it out for yourself when it officially launches on counters this week!
Already tried it?