MAC : Studio Finish concealer : NC15 : A Review & Swatches

MAC: Studio finish concealer: NC15

I've read so many mixed reviews on the Studio finish line from MAC, that it can be difficult to work out if it's worth the money to try yourself. Thankfully, the Studio finish concealer has certainly been worth it and made it's way into my every day make up routine! 

MAC's studio finish concealer is a light and creamy concealer contained in the iconic MAC black packaging, the same size as the normal eyeshadows. However the palette is much deeper, so contains much more product! I've had mine for about 6 months and hit pan about a month ago... and it's still going strong!! 

What I love about MAC studio finish concealer  is its versatility.  The concealer works perfectly under the eyes, providing medium  to heavy coverage for dark circles, and also giving a light brightening effect. I do find that less is definitely more with this product as it can look a bit cakey and powdery.

  It also works great as a great blemish concealer, covering those pesky spots and discolouration, just a touch of product blended gently with a brush or fingers is enough to cover the majority of imperfections. The product sets as more of a matte powder and isn't greasy and pore clogging which is a bonus! Another bonus is SPF 15 formulated in the product! 

Staying power of this product is okay, personally I think this is it's biggest down fall. I find that under the eyes the product is amazing, lasting pretty much all day without budging. But on spots, especially on my T-zone it's tricky. I find that I do need to apply to these problem areas after about 4 hours as the product does tend to slide. I figure this is due to the T-zone and blemishes being more oily on the skin surface and causing the concealer to move.  Setting with a light translucent powder does help with this problem, but I do tend to reapply.

I use shade NC15, the same shade as I use in their foundation. I know you're supposed to use a shade lighter in concealer, but they don't do anything lighter. But this works a treat for me. I can't speak for any other shade, but it doesn't oxidise on my skin during the day, and stays true to it's shade. 

Overall I do really like this product, it retails at £14 and lasts forever, so is well worth its price tag. And honestly, I really haven't found anything that matches it. Yet. 

Have you tried MAC studio  finish concealer? 
What concealer do you use?!