Under-eye concealing: it takes a village.
Honestly, though, it feels that way sometimes, with all the layering, blending, patting and tiny-little-circle-making going on beneath my lower lash lines, which I must do to disguise the fact that I roll out of bed every morning resembling Uncle Fester.
MAC is trying to make it easier with the snazzy new concealing tools in their Studio Conceal & Correct collection.
There are three new products available in multiple colors.
- Studio Finish Concealer Duos ($25 each)
- Studio Finish Conceal and Correct Duos ($30 each)
- Chromagraphic Pencils ($16 each)
I’ve mostly been using them to keep my under-eye circles on the down-low, but they also offer enough coverage to disguise birthmarks, blemishes, moles and even tattoos.
Oh, and since all of them are bound for the MAC permanent line, whenever you do eventually get that picture of your chubby tabby cat tattooed on your shoulder, even if it’s a year down the road, you’ll be able to easily hide it from your husband.
I’m just sayin’. 🙂
The MAC Studio Finish Concealer Duos ($25 each)
Individually, these concealers have been available for years, but I’m glad to see them here as duos in convenient complementary colors.
With these, a little really does go a long way, and I get the best results when I buff the crap outta them with a 217, then pat the edges down with a clean finger, before setting them with a little loose powder.
Available in six duos with two shades each ($25 US/$30 CDN) in NW10/NC20, NW20/NC25, NW25/NC30, NW30/NC35, NW40/NC45 and NW45/NC50.
MAC Studio Finish Conceal and Correct Duos ($30 each)
Remember the Yellow/Coral duo from 2010’s Mickey Contractor collection? I loved that thing to pieces, and now it’s available in more shades!
Like their name implies, basically, these are color-correcting concealers. You can wear ’em under your favorite concealer, or mix them in with your concealer to “correct,” or offset, specific color tones, like right now I use the Mid Peach/Mid Yellow to offset the purple under my eyes.
They come in four combinations of two shades each ($30 US/$37 CDN) in Mid Peach/Mid Yellow, Pale Yellow/Pale Pink, Rich Yellow/Burnt Coral and Pure Orange/Ochre.
MAC Studio Chromagraphic Pencils ($16 each)
Seriously, so bomb for lining the lower water line to brighten the eyes, or for blending beneath the brow bone to lift and define the brows. Available in three versions — NC15/NW20, NW25/NC30 and NC42/NW35 ($16 US/$19 CDN) — they’re also great as spot concealers to hide moles and blemishes. I use these All. The. Time.
When and where do they arrive?
Look for the new Studio Concealer & Correct collection online starting December 23, and in-stores December 26. They’ll be landing in the permanent line.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,