mac on left (right eye); NARS on right (left eye)
You can see from the picture above that the NARS concealer is much more brightening under my eyes compared to the mac concealer and also provides a bit more coverage. As you can also see I have wrinkles under my eyes, this often causes issues with concealers. The mac Pro Longwear is terrible for creasing under my eyes and really sinking into all the fine lines. It tends to crease after only a few hours and it’s always quite obvious when it does crease. I can use my finger to blend everything back in easily enough, however if you use this on spots, it can often dry up and leave it looking cakey. Something I’ve also experienced under my eyes! Cake face with extra wrinkling, not the best look! Thankfully the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer barely creases on me, I mean seriously. I check it at lunch, so thats at least 5hrs of wear and it hasn’t creased. It eventually creases later in the afternoon, but it is only slightly and it’s simple to blend back in!
The NARS concealer is also buildable, so if you need to add more later on in the day you can. The mac concealer, not so buildable, it really dries down and sets after application, adding another layer to this can leave the area looking very cakey and a bit scaley too if you’re not careful. I really don’t like to build this concealer.
I think the overall winner for me is the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. It wears better, it brightens the area better, I only need a tiny amount to do both eyes. I love this for under my eyes. Yes it’s more expensive but it actually works! I would happily wear this all day with only slight touch-ups needed. Plus you can bring it with you in your bag! I don’t use the mac Pro Longwear under my eyes any more, it’s for blemishes only. Thankfully I am light enough that it works on the rest of my face without highlighting it! So if you have wrinkles under your eyes like me, get the NARS concealer, don’t even both with the mac concealer.