Tuesday, September 3, 2013

REVIEW! | MAC Select Cover-Up in NW25

If you've got a spot, yo, this'll solve it!  MAC's Select Cover-Up, described as "liquid camouflage for the skin", is a full coverage concealer that really delivers.

I've been having some hormone-related break outs on my chin (previously described as "chacne") and the concealer I normally use for assorted spots n' dots just wasn't getting the job done.  Everything was covered at the beginning of the day, but by mid-afternoon the concealer had done the Freak Nasty and dipped.  I randomly came across a photo on Instagram of MAC Select Cover-Up and, after reading a few reviews, I decided to give it a try.

It's an opaque, creamy liquid formula in a squeeze tube with a needle-fine applicator.  Don't let the small size fool you: a tiny dab of this powerful concealer covers a LOT.  I think this tube might last me ten years! 
MAC Select Cover-Up in NW25
Now for some grossness!  Who DOESN'T want to see someone's zits magnified?!  If you don't, skip over the next shot!
Below I've applied foundation and a dab of MAC Select Cover-Up over the blemish using a concealer brush and blended it out with my finger.
Full face shot from that day below.
The shot below was taken the day I bought Select Cover-Up.  Probs are evident.  I needn't point out that this is the before shot.
I'd compare the coverage to that of Benefit's Erase Paste if any of you have tried that.  What I love about Select Cover-Up is that it blends seamlessly into the skin, doesn't crack, and stays in place all day on my combination-oily skin.    

For anyone struggling with blemishes or sun spots, I think you'd really appreciate what this concealer can do!

My Rating: A
Cost: $18.00 USD/$22.00 CAD
Where to Buy: MAC


  1. TracyBeautyReflectionsSeptember 3, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    COOL!! I should get this! But I want that concealer palette they have-the one with all the colours! It looks like FUN hahaha!

  2. I know exactly the one you're talking about and yes - looks like funzie playtime for sure! :)

  3. I love that you were brave enough to show the breakouts!! That's the only way we can see what the product does to coverup!! I have used Erase Paste for forever, but haven't ever tried this MAC version of concealer. Will have to check it out! Thanks for keeping it real:)

  4. Thank you! It's always a bit scary to post zit pics, but like you said - it's the only way to show how well this stuff works! Erase Paste is awesome, but I think I like this even more! You'll definitely have to check it out and tell me what you think!

  5. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  6. Hey Kristen, I might need to take a look at this! I haaate hormone breakouts! Those are the WORST! Usually I can keep them under control with La Roche Posay Effaclar K/Duo, but sometimes there is something ULTRA vicious! For the moment I use NARS stick concealer, but it could look cakey in that situation. Maybe I'm not using it right though ;)

  7. you always make me giggle. i love mac skin cosmetics, but they cause me to break out :/ looks so good, though

  8. Oh my, the after photo looks great! It definitely does the job, huh? I personally use MAC's Pro Longwear COncealer, but I am tempted to give this one a try as well now. God knows I need it lately :-(

  9. I have not tried the Pro Longwear concealer before but I know it's a major favorite for a lot of people! I think the Select Cover-Up is thicker, which I clearly NEEDED! Thank you - I was so happy it worked as well as it did! :)

  10. Ha! Thank you, Galaxia! I'm sorry to hear MAC breaks you out! :\

  11. ULTRA vicious! I like that! That's the perfect description! I was definitely made a believer after experiencing this concealer during those multiple break outs. I've never tried the NARS stick concealer, but you know I love the Radiant Creamy Concealer BIG TIME! :)


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