With MAC Matchmaster Concealer, Concealing Is Personal

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MAC Matchmaster Concealer

The new MAC Matchmaster Concealers, $21 each

Babe, if we could harness the technological power behind MAC’s new Matchmaster Concealers and direct it toward conquering the planet, we’d probably lock that ish down in half a day. Earth would be ours.

MAC Matchmaster Concealers from the left: 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0

A look at eight of the 12 Matchmaster Concealers, from the left in 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0

Right when I swatched these shades, I didn’t think any of them would work well for me, because all of them seemed pretty peachy. I thought they’d look too jarring on my olive skin.


But then I started working shade 5.0 on to my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, and shade 4.0 under my eyes. As I did so, they seemed to self-adjust to my skin…

Wearing MAC Master Concealer: Before and After

Before (left) and after (right). That’s shade 5.0 on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, and shade 4.0 under my eyes

It’s that whole personalized color thing… MAC calls it their “Shade Intelligence Technology.” I call it beauty voodoo.

Whatever, it works. 🙂


The lightweight formula has a satin finish that looks very natural on the skin and not too flat.

MAC Matchmaster Concealer Swatches from the left: 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 3.0

Swatches from the left: 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 3.0

≈ 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0

From the left: 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0

I’m diggin’ it. Right now I’m wearing just the concealer, along with the new Studio Sculpt Defining Powder on top, to go get my hair done, and I think my skin looks even and fresh.

MAC Matchmaster Concealer with a MAC Lipglass for scale

With a MAC Lipglass for scale

MAC Matchmaster Concealer (the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it?) comes in 12 shades, and will be available in the permanent line starting September 4 online, and at MAC counters and stores starting September 11.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Fancie says:

    MAC is really stepping it up with their face products! I really like the way the sculpt powders look and now I think I want one of these too. They just look so natural!
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  2. Vanessa C says:

    <3 these look verrrry interesting! I totally would've passed on these if swatching them in store

  3. Erica says:

    The peach color is right up my alley and right on time. I just sampled the Kevin Aucoin concealer also in a peach shade. If this matches, it will be much cheaper than the Aucoin concealer I’m crushing on right now. Ready to swatch!

  4. Alleycat says:

    Karen! What lipstick are you wearing here? Is it Nars Jane?

  5. Danielle says:

    MAC is bringing out a whole bunch of yes with these concealers and that new powder!

  6. Chelsea says:

    1.0 looks pretty pale! Ooooh.

  7. Divya says:

    I love the idea of these! The packaging reminds me of my favorite Bobbi Brown foundation stick!
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  8. Definitely trying this! Big fan of the Matchmaster foundation!
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  9. Marloes says:

    Nr 1.0 and 1.5 look sooo white. I’m excited! Maybe this will fit my super pale skin. Finding a foundation for super pale people might be hard, but a concealer is even harder to find for me. And Karen, your skin looks so flawless, even without concealer and powder! 🙂

  10. Sylirael says:

    I like that they have some really pale shades here, and with 12 totl it seems like there should be some good dark ones too. Can you tell that I’m on the hunt for a new concealer? I’m not really MAC’s biggest fan, I have to admit (just because of their pricing down here) but I’m always interested to see new concealers!
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  11. Talia says:

    These look good and I think it’s a plus that it can be applied straight from the bullet or with the help of a brush to get a better application. But I have to see if any of the shades works for my dark circles.
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  12. This looks and sounds good, GG MAC!
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  13. Erin says:

    I’d have to see if it’s light enough for me by swatching it. 1.0 would work right now because I have a tan!
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  14. Shaz says:

    I didn’t expect them to look so natural! It really looks amazing.

  15. Emma says:

    Unrelated to makeup, but what is that font used over your images? I like it!

  16. Courtney says:

    Cool! I’m excited!! so if I’m NC20 in their concealer what shade would I be in these??

  17. Kelly B. says:

    Wow, those look incredibly creamy! I like how they “self-adjusted” to your skin-that’s the mark of a good concealer, to me!
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