It's no secret that the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is one of my all time favourite concealers so when I heard about their new concealer launch and reading good reviews it sounded like a good investment. I've been testing them against each other and I'm ready to report back...
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer | £23
Like I said this is one of my favourite concealers for my dark circles ever! It has a good medium coverage that's build-able to full. The formula is light and creamy so it blends out easily. I do prefer to use this under my eyes because that's my biggest problem area. But this does work well on blemishes. It does have a slightly dewy finish, not wet and shiny; it just brightens the area nicely. This does crease slightly on me (not too bad though, I've had worse) but I've come to accept that most concealers are going to crease, because I have to apply a good few layers to get the desired coverage (my dark circles are so bad!). I find this wears all day on me without, cracking, fading or looking dry. I have the shade Custard which is a few shades lighter than my foundation, for highlighting purposes.
NARS Soft Matte Compelete Concealer | £23
Now, the new launch. This is an oil free, complete coverage concealer, that has a blurring effect on dark circles and blemishes. It also promises not to settle into fine lines or pores. Now, the first thing is this is in a pot. And I know how most people don't like these but I actually have a few I don't mind. These type of concealers tend to have full coverage which is what I need. But surprisingly this concealer isn't thick at all! It's actually really light. I found the best way to apply this is with my fingers. It just blends quickly and seamlessly. It's also really build-able or easy to sheer out, the coverage is really customisable! I found this works well on blemishes and under the eyes. I wouldn't say it's blurring but it definitely covers what I want it to. And the best bit, this doesn't crease under my eyes!! It does crease ever so slightly if I really pack it on but it's very minimal compared to the Radiant Creamy. It doesn't have the same finish as the Radiant Creamy either. Although I wouldn't say it's matte, it's more of a very natural, satin finish. It just looks like skin when it's blended! I do like the finish but I prefer something a bit more highlighting under my eyes. But for natural 'no makeup looks' this is perfect! This wears well on me to, although I do find it does fade slightly under my eye areas, but it wears all day perfectly on blemishes. Again, I have the shade Custard which is pretty much the same shade as the Radiant Creamy one.
So which one is better? Well they are both very good! The Complete Matte Concealer is a good, solid all rounder that does everything ok, But the Radiant Creamy is slightly more brightening under the eyes. So I think it depends what you want from a concealer and I think it's all down to personal preference. But, overall, both are great concealers and get a thumbs up from me!
Have you tried either of these? What are your thoughts?
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