I bought this on a whim during one of my trips to the MAC counter, and it quickly made it's way into my everyday routine. I don't think I have dark circles under my eyes that are that bad, but when I apply concealer it instantly brightens my eyes up and makes me look more awake.
Even if I stayed up all night working on an assignment I had 3 weeks to do, I just slap this on in the morning and I'm good to go! No, "damn you look tired" comments needed.
I love this concealer because it's opaque, I don't feel I have to pack it on, and it lasts pretty much all day for me! There is fading by 10-11pm, I do apply my make-up at 7am, so I ain't mad!
It does crease, but I think with any concealer that you apply under your eyes will crease - given that there's a lot of movement in that area and everyone has natural creases under their eyes that their concealer will set in to.
Once I started hitting pan, I started researching about other under-eye concealers that were top hits in the beauty community. Even though I had no problems with the MAC Studio Finish concealer, I just wanted to try something new.
But then I remembered the saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Even though there are a million and one different brands and types of concealer out there, I feel as a beauty blogger, and as a girl that gets bored of one colour nail polish a couple of days after, I wanted to experiement and try something new and see what else is out there.
But, if I'm happy with what I have now, why waste the time, money and energy in looking for something new?
Trying to stay in tune with my New Year's resolution of limiting the amount of makeup I buy, I didn't want to spend money looking for something I was already content with.
For example, I don't have a Sephora in my local mall, so if I wanted to search for a new concealer - I would have to drive or communte to closest one. (either Square One in Mississauga, Yorkdale or Eaton Centre) $$.
If I did do that, I probably wouldn't just shop at Sephora, but also other stores (ie: the MAC freestanding store, the bigger H&M, the Coach store, Brown shoes, Zara, Victoria Secret and VS Pink, Forever 21, etc..) $$. Also having to pay for lunch, and if my sister goes with me usually I end up purchasing something for her/paying for lunch, and that's more $$.
So at the end of the day, to me, a trip to find a new concealer at the closest mall with a Sephora would cost a minimum of $200.
That's not including if I have to return or exchange the new concealer that I wanted to try (or anything else for that matter).
All in all, I'm happy with MAC's Studio Finish concealer to use on my under-eyes, and I have no complaints. So really, if it ain't broke, why should I fix it?
Anyone else understand or feel my pain?