NARS Radiant Creamy ConcealerThis past February, Nars added a new concealer to their permanent line. It's about time, right? Nars is such a fabulous brand, and it was only a matter of time before they'd launch a liquid concealer, as the brand prior had only a stick/cream concealer, which frankly isn't that popular.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($28) is a lightweight creamy liquid concealer with a medium (buildable to full) coverage and a luminous finish. It is creaseproof and long-wearing. It doesn't contain parabens, alcohol, synthetic fragrances, etc.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is available in (10) shades: Chantilly (True ivory for fairest skin), Vanilla (Slight pink for for fair skin), Honey (warm peach for light-med skin), Custard (yellow tone for light-med skin), Ginger (golden tone for med skin), Biscuit (neutral med-dark skin), Caramel (golden yellow for med-dark skin), Amdande (med-dark w/ golden olive undertones) and Cafe and Cacao (for dark skin w/ deep gold/brown undertones).
I chose the shade Custard, which is a good MAC NC25-NC30 match. I could've gone a shade darker, which would have been Ginger, which is a good MAC NC35 match.
The consistency of this concealer is a creamy satiny-velvet. Despite it being liquid, it's not very moist in comparison to MAC Select Moisturecover or MAC Pro Longwear which feel wet and creamy to the touch & provide a dewy finish. The NARS concealer wipes on in an opaque layer (literally like paint) and blends quickly to a high coverage perfection and dries to a natural, non shiny, non matte finish.
One layer of product provides adequate full coverage for me. It doesn't settle in my fine lines (I'm assuming because of the high silicone content) and it brightens up my eye area really well.
Here's a before and after of one layer of concealer blended with a foundation brush.
I usually apply it directly from the applicator and sweep it under my eye area and pat it with my fingertips to blend, or I'll use a foundation/concealer brush and blend. I only need one layer for my desired high medium coverage.
The only negative I can find about this product is that after it dries, you can't really mess with it much. If you rub it after it has dried, it can have the tendency to break apart and look slightly dry. When powdering over pop, I try to lightly tap it in rather than buffing it in like I normally would.
I typically don't have issues with concealers fading on me, and this one as promised holds up well throughout the day.
Overall, I'm pretty impressed with this concealer, and if you're a concealer addict like myself, I think you'll like it as well. I still prefer MAC Pro Longwear Concealer best for a liquid concealer, but this one is definitely at the top of my list as well. I love everything about the NARS concealer in terms of coverage, overall appearance and wear, but I don't love the somewhat dry texture.
If you've tried this concealer, I'd love to know what you think of it! Let me know in the comments.
- Does a great job brightening up my under eye area
- Doesn't look (or feel) heavy or cakey
- Medium to full coverage
- Doesn't settle in my fine lines - behaves like other crease-resistant formulas
- Isn't as creamy/moisturizing as I'd like it to be
- Can have the tendency to look dry after I've set with a powder