Mac Pro Longwear concealer and undereye horrors

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Warming the concealer on your hand first, then applying it with your fingers usually helps it settle better. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cdncinnamongirl:  I worked at MAC and the concealer is amazing, but it oxidizes darker than the others. If NC20 is your exact match, NW20 is going to be too dark. 

Ex. I’m nc42-44 and I would wear an NW35 if I wanted to go NW.

She’s right NW20 is the most popular shade in America/Canada, but that’s because there are more people here that ARE NW20. If you don’t have dark circles you don’t need an NW. The peachyness of NW helps cut darkness under the eye. But that being said NW15/NC15/NC20 are tricky because they are lighter tones. 

I would return it for the right shade. If you bought it from a MAC store you should be in their system. Prolong wear concealer is best applied with a fluffier brush (I use a 217 blending brush), in circular motions, so that’s it buffs in nicely, and diffuses because of its longwear formula it is thicker, and fingers/sponges/traditional concealer brushes tend to apply heavier.

I buff it from under the eye, and around the nose, because one pump, and honestly you can sheer it out into a nice all over coverage!

Just saying, but my personal favourite Mac Concelear is the Select moisture cover; applied the same, but more natural and still great coverage!

Sorry about all of the edits, my iPad drives be crazy on the bee!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@cdncinnamongirl:  You don’t need the receipt to return things at MAC! When I had an issue with a MAC product, I took it in and the makeup artists used my own product on me. If they give you a tutorial and you’re not satisfied, just exchange it for the NC20.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I hate when I throw away receipts and need them later! We started saving practically every receipt lol. I think I would take it to the store you got it from and tell them that you bought it there because the sales girl said it was the right match but you can’t get it to look right. See what they say, and maybe they will offer to exchange. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@cdncinnamongirl:  There actually is a difference between Mac counters and Mac stores. Try your luck at a Mac store and don’t mention you bought it at a counter. Otherwise, go back to the counter and see if they still have your info.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve exchanged something to a MAC counter in a different city than where I bought it, but the product was obviously faulty.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cdncinnamongirl:  It’s actually easier to brinos something back to The Bay because the Bay has a more lax return policy.

If Nc2. Is your colour, than NW20 isn’t going to give you a highlight. If you want that under eye highlight try the prep&prime highlighter pen.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Which department store? Do you still have the box? Some department stores (macys, bloomies, nordstrom) put one of those stickers that trap the info on them when they scan, so you don’t actually need a receipt.

I would just try going to the counter first and just explain that you bought it, threw out the receipt and it’s awful and just want to exchange it for another color. If they don’t help, go to the store. If they don’t help, call their customer service number.

Also, I really want to get a job at MAC – so if anyone wants to inbox me some tips on that, that would be great! lol I friggin love MAC!

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