MAC Mineralize Concealer - NC20 & NC30 ($20)
Hello, lovelies! Today I'll be reviewing a recent favorite concealer that I've been using nonstop for the past two months. Let me give you a backstory first. I was determined to get Benefit's Fake Up Concealer thanks to saleswoman extraordinaire Cassie (from Thrift Thick). I specifically wanted a very moisturizing concealers because my skin has been quite dry lately. I went to Sephora with hopes of buying Fake Up but they were out of the color Medium! :( As you know, Fake Up only comes in three colors so it's not the type of concealer where you can say "Oh, well. I'll just go one shade lighter." That day was one of those days when my mind was absolutely set and I needed a moisturizing concealer right away (I had a case of shopping frenzy). So I went over to MAC and got their Mineralize Concealer in NC30. It's exactly what I needed and I love it. Here's a more thorough review on it:
I got NC30 because I'm an NC30 in MAC foundations (naturally) but the NC30 Mineralize Concealer is actually quite orange. It looks perfect on me once I blend it in. I'm quite warm so it's quite literally the same color as my skintone. I wanted a more "brightening" effect (and I loved the concealer so much) that I purchased the next lighter shade which is NC20. As you can see the difference between the two is huge. NC20 is actually too light for me so I don't wear it alone and I mix it with NC30 or wear NC30 alone (depending on the severeness of my dark circles). I think the jump in shades is a bit too drastic and would have loved something in between NC20 and NC30.
As this is a thin and moisturizing concealer, the coverage is light. I don't mind that at all because my dark circles aren't too bad. If you do need more coverage then you will probably prefer a thicker concealer. It can be built up to a light-medium coverage and it won't go cakey because the formula is so thin.
Like I said, the Mineralize Concealer is a very thin and emolient formula. It blends easily and it's really forgiving on undereye dryness. It doesn't crease on me but concealers normally never crease on me so I don't know how good of a reference that is. The only concealer that has creased on me is the sticky one from Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage. I sometimes set the Mineralize Concealer to take away a bit of its luminous finish.
I was using the Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer for those "dry skin" days (and I still love it) but it's thicker in comparison so I like the Mineralize Concealer better for that purpose. The Mineralize Concealer might not be for everyone because it's not one of those concealers that sets matte. This will cause it to wear off quickly on oily skin. If you have dry/normal skin and only need light coverage then I definitely suggest giving it a try!
Hope you're having a good week, lovelies! Two quick announcements: the winner of my Mary Kay giveaway is Yessie C. and the winner of the Etude House giveaway is Amanda C. I have contacted both winners. A huge thanks to everyone who entered!