I finally did it. I finally bought the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer after seeing all the hype. As many of you know I loved the Urban Decay Naked Concealer well before it got all hyped about so I wanted to try the Nars one to compare. I like a fuller coverage concealer as I really struggle with dark under eye circles. I have kept hearing how full coverage this is and how creamy it is. At £22 it is on the pricey side whereas the Urban Decay one is £17.50 not a huge difference but its still a saving. So has the Nars Concealer won over my heart?
The honest answer is no. Yes it is a good concealer but I have others that do just as good a job. Starting off with the shade range I picked up Chantilly which is the lightest shade they do. Im quite pale (MAC NW20 if that helps) and I usually like to highlight with my concealers, hence going for the lightest shade. Against my pale skin it did highlight the areas I wanted to which i loved. It is hard to find concealers which will work as a highlight on us pale skin girls.
The coverage is also pretty good. It doesn’t fully cover my dark under eyes but nothing usually does. The coverage is medium for me. So I bet you are wondering why am I not in love with this concealer if I said the shade was good and the coverage was decent?
Well it was the texture. Everyone has said how creamy this concealer is and for me it just isn’t. I found to highlight in a triangle shape under my eyes I had to keep putting the wand back into the concealer at least 3-4 times per eye! It just didn’t glide effortlessly over my skin like I expected. I guess if you are wanting to use this literally just for your dark circles it would be ok but for me I would run out of this far too quickly! Even to just cover my dark under eyes I would have to re apply a few times. I also found it extremely drying and I have oily skin so this never usually happens. For me Seventeen Stay Time Concealer has the same amount of coverage, lasts just as well but is alot more creamy and it only costs £4.49 from Boots.
To save yourself £17.50 head to boots and pick up the Seventeen Concealer. As I said I don’t hate the Nars concealer I just have others that work much better for a fraction of the price.