Review: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Is the hype over yet? Remember when everyone was talking about this concealer? Yeah, I was one of them who just HAD to try it. And I did. Has it been nearly a year already, since its launch? I can’t remember. All I know is, while it was hyped up, the claims were legit. This concealer IS awesome. I took my time to write about this. I wanted to post this ages ago, but I thought that it would be so redundant to repeat what the rest have already said. Now that the hype has died down, I’d like to share with you what I like about the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.


radiant concealer 1


First of all, it’s a liquid concealer that applies very easily. Gone were the days when I bought concealers in a pot. I like to just dab the concealer under my eyes and around my nose, and wherever else I need it, blend then set with powder. Hassle free, fast, simple. I like that while this concealer is creamy, it doesn’t feel heavy. It sinks into the skin like second skin and it actually stays there until I remove it. Granted, I don’t wear makeup more than 8 hours nowadays, but for a concealer to stay more than 5 hours in this hot and humid weather? It’s already a winner.


radiant concealer 2


There is also a wide variety of shades to choose from. I am between Vanilla and Custard but opted for Custard instead. I would get Vanilla once this runs out. Custard actually looks more peach on me, but the shade is pretty good to counter my dark circles. Vanilla will be a better match to cover redness around my nose, but I’m not too fussy. I have other concealers. Sometimes, I’d mix Custard with another concealer of a lighter shade, and that also works. Also, the difference on my face is minimal.

For scientific purpose, I tried applying this on top of powder and it was perfectly fine. Well, the truth is I applied powder first, then figured I really needed some concealer. LOL! Below is to show you the texture of the concealer. It is not a lightweight concealer. It’s not so thick that it clings to every line on your face, but nice enough to offer medium to full coverage.


radiant concealer 3


Here is to show you the coverage of this concealer. On the left is my bare face after skincare. I just dabbed the concealer where there’s darkness or redness. The photo on the right shows you the effect of the concealer – no powder or anything else on top of the concealer.


NARS concealer


Is there anything I don’t like about it? Yeah, the shade I want is always out of stock online. There is only 1 store in this country, making it pretty inconvenient for anyone not living in KL. Is this a Holy Grail material? Well, if I must say so, no. I found a pretty good drugstore one in Revlon Colorstay Concealer, the only problem being the limited shade selection. The lightest shade available here (Light Medium, I think) works fine, so I might repurchase that once I’m done with all my current concealers. All I really need is undereye concealer, so a slightly darker shade than my skin tone is not a problem. In fact, if I go lighter, it might look ashy 🙂

What’s your current concealer in rotation? Do you have a HG or favourite to share?


xoxo Lily