Mac VS Clinique Concealer – Review, Price & Swatches
Hello pretty ladies,
Today I have a very interesting article for you girls. As we all know we all face under eye issues. While we keep struggling to get rid of them, in the meanwhile we need good under eye concealers to hide our dark circles and make them look flawless. Finding the right under eye concealer is such a pain, it should match your shade and then it should hide the undereye greyness too. I have been on a constant hunt to find the right concealer. You know my last purchase – The Stars orange concealer was such a waste of money. From then on I have been looking for the right concealer which has an orange tint to it. After checking some reviews and pictures, I found that Mac and Clinique had the type of concealer that I was looking for. Now the big question…..which one was better Mac or Clinique??? So here is my view on the Mac VS Clinique concealer.
Mac and Clinique have a lot of variants and shades in concealer and foundations but the one that I am specifically talking about is the Mac Select Moisturecover concealer and Clinique Even Better concealer in Honeycomb. I first headed to the Clinique store as I thought that concealer was apt for me but the product was out of stock there. The SA showed me a lot of other undereye concealers but I was not pleased with the result and still wanted to try the Clinique Honeycomb concealer. After trying out the tester, even the SA agreed that it suited me the best from among all the options he had. The SA was kind enough to give me a sample of the concealer and asked me to try it out for a few days to check if that was the perfect concealer for me. So generous I must say!
My next stop was the Mac counter, they had a lot of concealer options but as soon as I told them that I needed an orange concealer the SA showed me the MAC Select Moisturecover concealer in the shade NW 35. I was quite happy with the results and I was in such a hurry to buy the product that I never even tested a shade lighter or concealer from the other range. MAC has a hell lot of shade options divided in 2 categories NC and NW. This is my first MAC purchase (I can see a lot of jaws dropping there 😛 but for me it’s difficult to spend a 4 digit sum on just one makeup product and I did it this time because I was just not getting what I was looking for)
Anyways coming back to the comparison, I would like to inform that I did not buy the Clinique concealer so I have taken the container photographs from the net but the product swatches and eye swatches are clicked using the sample that I have with me. Also I am just comparing these concealers on the basis of undereye coverage as I do not have any blemishes or dark spots.
Mac Claims: A luxuriously blendable moisturizing concealer in a tube with built-in doe-foot applicator. Goes on exactly where you want it: blends in for a natural satin-smooth ultra-moisturized finish. Layers up for added coverage. Line-softening, skin-perfecting: The Pros’ “select” for under-eyes and delicate skin. Wide shade range provides soft, natural camouflage. Use with the 194 Concealer Brush.
Clinique Claims: Creamy, stay-put concealer with Vitamin C helps cover dark spots and discolourations. Skin looks brighter, more even-toned. Available in 12 natural-looking shades. Team it with Even Better Makeup SPF 15 for instant perfecting. For continued benefits-even after you take it off-partner with Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector.
Pigmentation & Coverage
MAC Select Moisturecover concealer
Comes in a convenient plastic tube
Yes. Comes with a sponge tip applicator which is very easy to use
Yes. The tube can easily be carried anywhere
Light weight & thin consistency
Very easy to blend due to its liquid creamy texture. Can easily be blended with both fingers and brush without taking too much time.
Good pigmentation and buildable coverage
Easy and quite smooth application
Suitable for dry to normal skin and girls with heavy under eyes or dark pigmentation
Clinique Even Better concealer
Comes in a glass pot with a screw cap lid
No. You either have to use your fingers or a cotton bud to scoop out the product
Glass pot is not very travel friendly
A bit thick and creamy consistency
Takes a bit of time to blend out & gives a slight patchy application with brush. Best when ring finger is used for application.
Good pigmentation and buildable coverage
If not blended properly can look patchy
Suitable for oily to combination skin with moderate to dark under eyes
Overall Verdict: The MAC Select MoistureCover is my pick and the Clinique Under Eye concealer looses by a tiny margin. I would have loved the Clinique concealer to come in a convenient packing and wish that they improve the texture as this concealer is a bit dry for me and takes a bit of time to blend, it even does not hide my undereye greyness completely and looks a bit ashy. On the other hand the MAC concealer would have scored a perfect 10/10 if apart from just perfectly concealing my under eye greyness, it would have even helped me uplift my sunken eyes. Both the concealers work effectively and work as a concealer + corrector, do not settle into fines lines, have a lot of shade options and stay almost for entire day but are quite pricey. I definitely will keep looking for other cheaper options with similar results.
* Tip: No matter whatever concealer you use its very important to moisturise your under area first and after blending the concealer, set it with some loose powder so that it stays for the maximum time.
What do you think??? Have you tried any of these concealer and which one suited you the best?