NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard – $28 (now 10% off at Nordstrom)
The new NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers made their rounds around blogs when they were first launched earlier this year. At first, I crossed these off my list because initial reviews described them as cakey and drying. Then I started reading multiple rave reviews about them and my curiosity was definitely sparked. I tried a Radiant Creamy Concealer at Sephora and consequently borrowed a friend’s. I was hooked and it wasn’t long until I got my own in the color Custard (during the Sephora VIB 20% off sale, of course).
I am not sure why these are called “radiant” as the finish is matte. The only quality I can think of that could attribute to this name is the strange blurring effect it has under my eyes. It’s no miracle worker but it does make my under eyes look nicer than any of my other concealers. The texture is thick and creamy but blends well. This thick liquid-y consistency makes it the perfect versatile concealer: it works well on blemishes and under the eyes. Thin liquid concealers don’t effectively cover blemishes or spots. The coverage is medium, it’s definitely not the kind of concealer I need to layer. I would compare it to the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer except less dry and not as long wearing (and it doesn’t oxidize on me.)
Overall, I adore this concealer. It has become one of my top favorite concealers along with the Revlon PhotoReady Concealer. If I had to chose something to improve it would be the wear time. It’s good but I’d love it if it could be great. People who might not like this? Maybe those with very dry skin. On a side note, it is a ridiculously expensive concealer. I’ll keep you updated on how fast I use this up and whether it’s a good “value” (price per uses).
Have you tried the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers yet? Do you love them too?
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