Makeup

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer | Review

jodie / 25th September 2014

I got this after reading tons of blogs in order to find a concealer which wouldn’t crease under my eyes or look powdery and caked on. The general consensus was that this concealer is the one of the best; it was a toss up between this and MAC Pro Longwear, but seeing as I was buying a bottle of NARS Sheer Glow at the same time, I thought it made sense to buy the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer to accompany it.

It’s not the cheapest of concealers, but that’s fine – I don’t mind paying more for a concealer that really works. The packaging is elegant and minimalist like all NARS products; it comes in a clear, rectangular shaped tube with a soft rubbery lid and doe-foot applicator. I’m not the biggest fan of the rubbery material NARS uses because, although it looks nice, it does get dirty very easily (as you can see in the picture above), but I do like the doe-foot applicator because it doesn’t waste product, like pump-action ones can.

The concealer itself has a lovely texture – very rich and hydrating, and certainly creamy, like the name suggests. Now, onto the most important part: performance. It applies very nicely – it’s incredibly easy to blend, feels lovely and doesn’t end up dry or powdery during the day. It covers any imperfections beautifully – it’s the only concealer I’ve ever tried that doesn’t look cakey under my eyes (to cover my dark circles, of course, which is does an excellent job of). It also lasts and lasts. All day long, actually, especially when used with my Sheer Glow foundation.

I also love the fact that it comes in 9 shades, which is a lot more than most drugstore concealers, which only come in about 4. That alone is worth the price tag. I find it so hard to get a concealer that suits my skintone and covers my dark circles without being too pale. The shade I have is “Vanilla“, which is perfect with the foundation shade “Mont Blanc“.


Consistency: Lovely and creamy, as the name suggests. Doesn’t dry too “dry” if that makes sense? It doesn’t go powdery or look cakey.

Sensitive Skin Suitability: 5/5.

Price: Usually around £19.80.

Overall Rating: 10/10. Well done NARS! Yes, it’s on the pricey side, but it’s well worth the investment because I find I don’t need as much foundation when I use this/