Gives great and long-lasting coverage
Easy to blend on the skin
Suitable for all skin types
Can tend to oxidize with time
Looks heavy if you apply too much
Can crease after a while
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
We put Nars' Radiant Creamy Concealer to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.
We’d like to think we have nothing to conceal, yet a blemish or lack of sleep can put a serious damper on our complexion from time to time. While we might feel there aren’t easy solutions to our beauty woes, concealer is actually one of the best products to conquer a bevy of concerns in just one application. I put Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer to the test only to find out that it was the coverage I'd been missing all along.
Ahead, I’ve mapped out every single detail of this genius product along with the best ways to apply it for a long-lasting finish.
Best for: All over the face
Uses: Concealing acne, scars, and dark spots
Potential Allergens: Dimethicone, grape seed extract, aluminum hydroxide, tin oxide
Byrdie Clean?: No
About The Brand: Founded in 1994 by famous makeup artist and photographer Francois Nars, Nars offers products in every category from makeup to skincare.
About My Skin: Dark circles and redness
I tend to wear makeup at least 5 days a week and usually opt for natural looks when I am working or out and about. I always wear some kind of foundation or skin tint, along with concealer, cream blush, bronzer, highlighter, brow gel, and mascara. Concealer plays a big role in my daily routine because I have dark circles and broken capillaries around my nose. My skin tends to get red in that area, and I always apply concealer to even it out.
My dark circles are one of my top concerns, and I never go without wearing concealer under my eyes, either. Brands that I reach for often are Cle de Peau, Armani Beauty, RMS Beauty, and Kjaer Weis.
How to Apply: Fingers, sponge, or brush
There are a few things to know before applying this concealer to ensure you get the very best coverage and results. The texture can be thick if you apply too much, so it’s best practice to apply small dots on the areas you want to cover and then work your way up from there as far as blending goes. The next part to understand is that different tools will give you different results. For instance, if you blend this concealer with your finger, you won’t get as smooth of a blend if you use a brush or something like a Beautyblender sponge. I found that using brushes or a Beautyblender sponge was the best way to blend this concealer all over the face and in more delicate areas, too.
Apply a small amount to the face and blend out lightly until you get the coverage you want. Since this concealer has nice buildable coverage, you can slowly move your way up without it looking too cakey. If you have oily skin or concealers tend to crease on you, set the concealer with a translucent powder (loose or pressed is fine) to help avoid any unwanted creasing.
The Results: No more dark circles
Everything I wanted to be covered, was covered.
I noticed my skin looked glowier which is a nod to the radiant aspect of the formula.
For the most part, the concealer held up all day and didn’t crease on me. There were a few times I noticed it was wearing off, but that was towards the end of some very long days. I was impressed with the level of coverage just a small amount of concealer gave me and would wear this instead of foundation on days where I just want to even out my skin and problem areas.
The Value: Worth every penny
This concealer retails around $30. You can approach this concealer in a few different ways, which make the value of it more enticing when utilized as a multi-use product. When used to conceal blemishes and problem areas or as a very light foundation, it is priced fairly for the coverage it gives and how easy it is to blend.
Similar Products: Options at all price points
Covergirl Clean Fresh Hydrating Concealer ($13): A super budget-friendly product, this concealer prides itself on a lightweight formula, buildable coverage, and a nice dewy finish. Coconut milk and aloe extracts give this the radiance it boasts about, and it’s safe to use this concealer on any problem area.
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer ($27): Promising 16 hours of full-coverage wear, Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer helps features appear lifted along with a crease-proof formula that holds up through the day. Shea butter, mango butter, and licorice root help retain moisture and boost skin’s complexion.
Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer ($32): With fewer shades than Nars, this highly concentrated concealer delivers a lot of o coverage for very little product to problem areas such as dark circles and blemishes. The claim is one swipe is all it takes to cover anything to your heart’s content.
If you're in need of full-coverage concealer that feels as light as a feather, Nars' Radiant Creamy Concealer deserves to take up permanent residence in your makeup bag—I'm sure of it. I give two thumbs up to its coverage, consistency, and formula, which makes it a star product in my book.
- Product Name Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Product Brand Nars
- SKU 607845012252
- Price $30
- Weight 0.22 oz.
- Color Crème brûlée
- Shade Range 30 shades
- Ingredients Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Bis-Butyldimethicone Polyglyceryl-3, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Sodium Metabisulfite, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Isostearic Acid, Maltodextrin, Polysilicone-2, Aluminum Hydroxide, Trisodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)].