Nars Duo Concealer
Nars Duo Concealer is a cream compact concealer containing two shades in order to create your perfect color match. I have the Custard/Ginger Duo, which contains Custard (yellow-undertone for light to medium complexions) and Ginger (golden undertone for medium complexions). It's the perfect duo for my MAC NC40 skin tone. I believe it's best suited for NC30-NC40 skintones.
*The lighter shade (left) is Custard and the darker shade is Ginger (right).
Two complementary shades suit variations in skin tone: The lighter shade brings brightness to the eye area, while the darker shade can be blended directly onto the skin to obscure imperfections and dark spots.
All-day, crease-proof wear; easily blendable for a flawless finish.
•Long-wearing •Enriched with moisturizing Vitamin EThe texture different than any of my other cream concealers. Because it's a cream, you'd expect it to be dense, creamy and thick. It's creamy - yes, but it's very lightweight and has a powdery feel once applied. A very familiar texture if you use silicone based products.
I find it necessary to moisturize my under-eyes before applying the concealer because the concealer is a bit dry, and a moisturizer helps it smooth on the skin and blend easier.
I like using my fingers to apply this concealer the best, as my body heat warms the product up well, and helps it blend on my skin better. It blends easily without being or looking heavy/cakey. The finish is very natural.
The coverage is medium and buildable. My under-eye darkness is completely concealed as the yellow tones in the concealer cancels out the purple tones under my eyes. I like applying the lighter shade first, and apply my foundation and then go back and apply the darker color in order for it to blend with my foundation color well.
It's very easy to make the mistake of using too much product at once because it's so incredibly light and because of the way it disappears into the skin, it doesn't look like much is applied.
I've apparently made the mistake too often, because within a month of use, I reached the pan. Now I have stopped using it every day and I've only been using it sparingly. Other than it running out so easily, I don't have any other complaints. I do set this with a powder and I didn't notice any creasing.
Although I think this is a great concealer, $30 is way too much to spend on a concealer that won't last for more than two months. As far as cream concealer goes, I'll be sticking with MAC Studio Finish Concealer, which is half of the price, and lasts much longer.
Has anyone tried this concealer? What are your thoughts?