I have terribly dark under-eyes, so I’m always on the hunt for a concealer that does a good job of covering them up.
I had heard good things about Nars’ Creamy Concealer so I thought I’d give it a try!
I was told by the MUA on the Nars counter that my best match is Medium Dark 1 / Biscuit (I am an NC42 at Mac) – I like my concealers to be a bit brightening under the eyes yet to remain somewhat natural.
I really enjoy the formula! As promised, it is creamy, and therefore great for those with dry skin, and very pigmented. It’s also not too ashy or orange on me, something that I usually struggle with when looking for concealers.
I thought it would be best to compare this liquid concealer to others in my collection to really highlight the difference in terms of shade and pigmentation!
In comparison to my other liquid concealers, Revolution’s Focus & Fix Liquid Concealer in 08 is more orange and significantly less pigmented, and the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Dark 4 is more ashy, darker and slightly less pigmented. The Nars concealer is clearly more pigmented and overall, I feel like this concealer bridges the gap in terms of colour between my other 2 concealers!
I also do see a ‘radiant’ aspect to the Nars concealer – it does brighten up my under-eye area.
However, despite its pigmentation I still need to build it up in order to get total coverage on my under-eyes – I seem to need a more heavy duty concealer! It also creases a bit on me after a few hours of wear, yet not to the extent where it is too noticeable.
There is also a stark difference in terms of price. The Revolution and Collection concealers are around £2 and £4.19 respectively which are steals in comparison to the £24 I paid for the Nars concealer, despite all three containing a similar amount of product (around 6 to 7 ml.)
The quality of the Nars concealer is in my opinion better than the cheaper high-street concealers, which you would hope for considering the price, however due to the creasing and the need to build the product up, I don’t know if I can justify paying £24 when it runs out. I think I’m still on the hunt for the perfect concealer but this is the closest I’ve come to it!
Hope this helps,