I seldom get excited about concealers, but NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers couldn’t have been launched at a better time. My dark circles aren’t bad, but they get a little worse in spring because this is when my allergies tend to be on full-blast. A congested/runny nose means heavier dark circles, and I prefer to avoid concealers in pots. Long story short, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey found its way into my shopping cart!
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer comes in similar (if not identical, but I don’t own a NARS gloss) packaging to NARS lip gloss. The cap is slightly rubberized, so it might look a bit dirty with time. However, I don’t really have any problems with other NARS products I own, and I don’t think this will be an exception.
The opening of the tube is not too big, and that prevents the wand from picking too much product up. It is great because you need the lightest dab in the areas you want to see some good concealing in action, and it won’t create a mess!
I picked the shade in Honey even though the undertone is normally way too peachy for my skin, because I want the peachy undertone to brighten the dark circles (for your reference, my regular NARS concealer shade would be Custard. I am around NC25, but CaféMakeup who is NC15/20 finds the same two shades good matches as well). It is definitely too peachy to be used anywhere else, but it works incredibly well for dark circles!
The swatch was done with one light swipe, and I hope you can see how creamy and pigmented it is. You really only need the lightest dab, and it is blended out very easily. From what I can see, the “radiant” in the product name doesn’t really mean light-reflecting, which is great because you can use it for other imperfections you want to cover. The “radiant” more or less means the concealer doesn’t end up looking flat, powdery, or cakey on the skin!
You are about to see Honey in action. Please bear in mind that I am showing you my right eye, which is my “problem eye.” My dark circle is more serious under this eye, and the skin is much puffier as well. I was told this could be related to the fact that I sleep on my right more often but anyways.
Upper left: bare skin. Upper right: after a light-coverage foundation (Bourjois Healthy Mix). Also, don’t mind the white bits on my lashes. It’s the mascara primer. Below: after NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey
Isn’t that a pretty good difference? Bye-bye puffiness and vein!
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer lasts really well, and it does’t make eyeliner on my lower lash line smudge like some other concealers. It is not drying or dry-looking, which could end up looking fake and powdery. I haven’t tried too many concealers, so I hesitate to call it my favorite undereye concealer or something along that line, but it is pretty fantastic! The only tiny problem I can see is it could sink into one of the “fine lines” I have under my right eye (again, only my right eye, because the skin under my left eye is pretty smooth). I have similar problems with most concealers, which I mentioned in my Pai Echium BioRejuvenate Eye Cream review. I have unfortunately run out of this great eye cream, but I suspect the settling into fine line problem has more to do with the fact that my current eye cream is not moisturizing enough. I will have to report back!
For those of you who are interested, here is the ingredient list:
Bottom line: Easy to use, great coverage, excellent lasting power, and natural-looking finish, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is something you might want to look into next time you’re on the market for a new concealer. I like this range also because it offers 10 shades in total, which means from snow whites to chocolate beauties and everyone in between should be able to find a match. That is something I can’t say about all concealers!
Have you tried NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer or any NARS concealers? My NARS Concealer in Custard is still my go-to for imperfections. For the moment I am on the hunt for something that will completely cover the print my glasses have left on the left side of my nose. Do you have any recommendations for an industrial-strength full-coverage concealer that I should try?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx