Hello Beauty Addicts ! 

Finding a right concealer should be a BIG news ! Concealing was once a secret art form only known to makeup artists but thanks to some brands like MAC we all can have the opulence to create celebrity kind of flawless look.

So many of us are reaching for concealer on daily basis to achieve the flawless look. While I was planning to do an exclusive review on MAC Pro-Longwear I thought why not have a makeup battle between these two famous MAC concealers.

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Hold on to your seats as we try to find the winner of this concealing game :

Price :

MAC Select Cover-Up : US – $19 , India – Rs 1600
MAC Pro Longwear : US – $20 , India – Rs 1900

Shades Available :

Select Cover-Up : 13 shades
Pro Longwear : 16 shades


Texture :

Pro Longwear : Light Fluid that blends easily.
Select Cover-Up : The texture is Creamy and has a nice velvety soft feel.

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Formula :

Pro Longwear (PL) : As the name says it has the long lasting formula that stays on for hours without creasing or fading. The lasting power is better compared to Select Cover-Up.
Select Cover-Up (SCU) : It is more lightweight than pro longwear and feels like you have nothing on skin. The formula works well on both dry as well as on oliy skin.

Finish :

PL : Natural Matte , SCU : Satin

Packaging :

Pro Longwear : Comes in a glass bottle with a pump, the packaging is not at all travel friendly but very hygienic.
Select Cover-Up : Comes in a squeeze tube packaging. Just Perfect !

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Coverage :

Pro Longwear : Medium to Full , Select Cover Up : Medium

Staying Power :

PL : Upto 10 hours , SCU : Upto 8 hours

My Thoughts & Recommendation :

MAC Pro Longwear and MAC Select Cover-Up are among the most popular high end concealers. Their unique formulations works wonders on concealing and correcting. Pro Longwear as you guessed it, covers dark circles as well as under eye puffiness, without settling into fine lines. Pro Longwear lasts on my oily skin for whole day without setting with any powder.  Select Cover-Up can cover blemishes and give you a nice natural coverage, I personally use it to highlight and brighten up under eye area. So all of the dark circle and uneven tone dilemmas (around eyes) are put to rest by these two.

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Both these concealers have lightweight texture and can be applied using either fingers or a brush. For MAC Pro-Longwear looks best when blended with fingers and MAC Select Cover-Up looks best when buffed into skin with a blending brush. If you find your perfect shade these both have incredibly lightweight formulas that have natural undetectable finish.

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For dry skin beauties I recommend using MAC Select Cover-up and for oily skin beauties or those with severe visible dark circles I recommend using MAC Pro-longwear. Both these concealers doesn’t look cakey even after layering up for a stronger finish and coverage although setting with powder is always better choice. ;-)

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Which Concealer is The Best ?
Again like I always say it all depends on your skin-type ! Honestly for me Pro-Longwear works during hot summer days and Select Cover-Up works in winter. For special occasions I will reach out for MAC Pro Longwear and for a quick evening out with friends Select Cover-Up does the job of covering up.


So the WINNER ???? ummm its hard for me to decide. So I pass this job to my readers and if you’ve tried it please VOTE below for your favorite :-)


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