I've been experimenting with this concealer for about 2 weeks now, and i'm loving it so far! I only use this under my eyes and on the bridge of nose to highlight, tried it on spots but doing that makes them stand out a bit, which makes sense as it's a highlighting concealer. My undereyes are hollowed a bit with very thin, dry skin and purpley almost bruise-like circles. This concealer has become my new go-to over BB corrector to give me that bright eyed awake look that i'm always striving for. I just dab some on, let it set for a minute or two, pat it in lightly, and set with a bit of powder and tada! Lasts all day with NO creasing(looking at you bb corrector), no caking, no oxidizing, and it's not drying at all. It's a bit expensive, but it's worth it to me for something that works better than anything iv'e ever tried.
For reference I am NC15/Nars Siberia(in pressed powder) and wear the shade Vanilla.
I think I have found my HG concealer. This product was shown to me by the sales assistant at my local Mecca store when I wasn't shopping for a new concealer but I was so impressed I immediately had to add this to my collection. This concealer is extremely versatile as it can be used both under the eyes and to cover up pimples. The creamy texture isn't drying under the eyes and doesn't crease throughout the day when set with powder. The coverage is buildable from medium to full coverage. They have a fairly large range of shades, I got matched to vanilla (I wear NARS Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc) and this seems to be a perfect match to my skin/foundation. I would definitely repurchase this concealer despite the slightly high price as I haven't found a cheaper alternative that has the same concealing power!
Wow. I think I've found my HG concealer! Comes in a great range of colours and is super creamy and opaque but blendable and smooth. It doesn't crease and has good lasting power though it might need a touch up after around 5 or 6 hours. I would not recommend choosing a colour from pictures online because I found that what I thought matched online definitely did not match in store, so definitely swatch this yourself so you don't get the wrong colour. A little goes a long way too. Very impressive product and highly recommended.
I think I have found my HG concealer. I love EL double wear concealer but sometimes it can look a little dry. This one is comparable in lasting power, but the finish looks more like "skin". It lasts all day and does not crease. At first the SA matched my NC42 skintone to Ginger, and so I purchased ginger, but was unhappy with it and returned it. Ginger matched my skintone pretty well, but it still left a shadow. And, since it was lighter, it looked a little cake-y. When I returned ginger, I purchased tarte's concealer in med/tan which was a perfect match, but unfortunately it creased half way through the day and faded (more suited for very dry skin). I decided to give the Nars another go and went a shade up to Biscuit. Biscuit is perfect, it covers well, and does not leave a showdow, nor look cake-y. It is darker than my skintone so I have to wear a TM to help it match, but I always wear TM anyways. When summer comes around I usually end up NC45 and I know it will match perfectly. I'll probably repurchase Ginger again at some point to mix with Biscuit to get a perfect match depending on the season.
Update 11/23/13: I used this concealer in Biscuit all summer and it was a perfect match. Now that my skin is lighter and I'm closer to nc40 I went out and purchased Ginger. I moisturize my eye area very well, and then use Biscuit as a sort of corrector. Biscuit has very peachy undertones. Color is between bobbi browns corrector in peach and dark peach. After I pat biscuit on my eyes, I top with a light layer of ginger. My circles are concealed and coverage lasts all day. Looks very natural and skin like. If I've used a bit too much eye cream, I'll pat a little bit of LM secret brightening powder in shade 2 on top. Still leaves a natural look. I think one of the reasons ginger looked a little cakey before was because I needed a corrector underneath to neutralize my dark circles. Between ginger and biscuit I get perfect natural looking coverage. It may seem pricey to buy both, but I was already using BB's corrector and then a separate concealer before.
This is a wonderful medium buildable liquid concealer that has amazing pigmentation for this kind of formula, while I am Siberia in the foundation shades, my dark circles are slightly blueish and I wear honey, counteracting it with the peach tone. I will buy Vanilla for other types of discolouration but, for a liquid wand concealer this is very good. Similar to the Chanel Correcteur Perfection which I wear in 31 Beige Rosť.
Love love love! It applies beautifully, doesn't crease, lasts all day and brightens my under eye area. You can't ask for much more from a concealer!
This is now my HG concealer for under my eyes and I have tried so many mac, benefit etc and non manage to cover like this one. It gives a professional almost airbrushed finish under my eyes and doesnt crease! I have to re apply it after about 5hours but that is mainly because I like a full coverage look. I really recommend this product to anymore who struggles with under eye discolouration, without a doubt worth the price
This is a great formula. I actually do love almost everything about this concealer. It completely lives up to its name; it brightens/conceals under the eyes and around the nose & mouth. Lasts all day until I remove it. I'm half Korean w/very yellow-toned skin; I use "Custard" which perfectly suits my complexion. Full disclosure, I bought this because I tend to love NARS products and the launch of this newest "radiant" concealer sucked me in (not to mention all the YouTube-hyped reviews)! Anyway, it's a nice enough product, and I'm satisfied w/it -- I'll definitely use it up -- but I won't be repurchasing. Reason is that my previous standby, Maybelline's FITme concealer, works just as well. I truly can't tell any difference between the two. The Maybelline one costs a fraction of the price, so I will be replenishing the FITme concealer in lieu of the NARS (once I'm finished w/the NARS one). For reference, I wear the FITme in shades 10 and 20; winter/summer color, respectively. So, unless you have money that you don't know what to do with, I'd personally recommend the Maybelline FITme over the NARS Radiant. They are virtually identical in formulation and performance (and beyond that, even the packaging is identical).
Great product! I have bought many different concealers, high and low end. This is by far the best. I am an NC 25 and use the Nars concealer in Custard. It does not look cakey or crease on me. I normally apply at 8am and leave work at 5pm and it still looks fabulous. Would def buy again and recommend!
Beautiful pigmentation and brightening effect, but definitely creases and gets powdery after a few hours. I purchased in Custard for my C4/NC30ish light tan Asian skin. It has a thicker whipped consistency and applies smoothly, best applied with the applicator and patted in with index finger I found. Sweeps around the nose and laugh lines really do brighten the face with radiance and I love that there is NO shimmer, it is just some magic quality to the pigmentation that really brightens. However, it creases throughout the day and after a full day at work, it looks dry and patchy. It does truly make me look flawless the first 4 hours though, so it will be my go-to when I only need to be out for 4 or less hours, lol.