This concealer is pretty amazing if you can find a color match..I have to mix Chantilly which is the lightest color with Vanilla which is the second lightest...which makes me wish the price wasn't so steep at $28 a piece. The first time I tried it I got just the Vanilla because I knew Chantilly would make me look ghostly because I use this as an undereye and spot concealer so basically I blend it into my whole face for an even look. Unfortunately Vanilla had too much of a pink undertone to it and I need more of a neutral or yellowy/beige tone for my skin. Needless to say I went back and purchased Chantilly to mix with the Vanilla hoping it'd lighten and neutralize the pink. I can't say its a spot on match but it's pretty great. I even got a sample of Custard to mix with the Chantilly and it was a bit too dark, I probably need about a 3:1 ratio with Chantilly being the majority but I'm still experimenting. It took me a couple tries to find the right brush to apply this concealer with. I really do not like doe foot applicators because they spread bacteria plus I always feel concealers that come in that style packaging are a waste because you can never get all of the product out in the end. I really wish this was in a squeeze tube but oh well.
Anyways I use my Sonia Kashuk flat top brush and dot the concealer directly onto the brush (since i mix the 2 colors I put them side by side or one on top of the other directly on the brush) then tap it onto the skin to blend in. I even use that method for undereyes...sometimes very light buffing. This method takes a lot longer than simply swiping the concealer directly onto skin with the doe foot applicator but the finish comes out beautifully and it gives me full coverage, no foundation needed. This stuff covers everything (active acne, acne scars, undereye circles, sun damage) and it doesn't take much!! If I'm in a rush I have from time to time just swiped the concealer right on and used my fingers to pat and blend it in but I found it looked really thick this way. Using a brush made the finish a bit more natural looking in my opinion because I use less product this way. Also I do recommend using a setting powder because it tends to separate or pool into the pores as the day goes on but nothing that a little blot can't help.
I will say my skin is very sensitive to any products i put on it. I'm super clog prone and I've never found a makeup product that has not clogged me. This concealer is no exception. I've been using this concealer daily since June and I do feel I've gotten more clogged pores from it due to the many types of dimethicones in it but no major cystic breakouts or rashes which a lot of other products cause for me. Its mostly my fault since I wear makeup daily but I'm more comfortable that way.
The first time I used this product, I absolutely hated it. It creased, made my under eye area look dry and was just not pleasant. I slowly reduced the amount I was using every day until I found the right balance and now I absolutely LOVE this concealer. I have seen people on YouTube and everywhere just slathering this stuff on and that is WAY too much. This is extremely pigmented. I use one dot under my eyes, one dot on either side of my nose and one dot on either side of my mouth. I blend those all in then go back and do one more dot under each eye, lower down, sort of at the bottom of my orbital bone as it helps hide my bags and also helps highlight my cheeks a bit. It does a very good job of brightening up my skin and covering what I need it to cover. The price on this is fairly high but after using it and seeing how little is needed, it will last a very long time which makes it worthwhile. I am NW20 and got the color Vanilla which is an excellent match.
I like this but it doesn't cover my dark circles completely. I use it over a corrector and that works better. Don't use too much or it will cake in fine lines. It works well on my upper lids as well.
I LOVE this concealer! I have tried almost everything and nothing compares to this! I use this for my HORRIBLE hereditary dark circles and this concealer covers it right up without looking cakey, oily, etc. It lasts all day and doesn't crease either! I havent tried this on blemishes just yet but if you need something for your under eyes, this is definitely the one! It has all shades for everyone's unique skin tone. All I do is dot it under my eyes and blend!! I highly recommend this product!
Overall a very good concealer. Almost perfect but not as opaque as I'd like it to be (I have BAD under eye circles). It is very crease resistant. I am an NC25 (NW20 u/e) and Custard is perfect on my face & OK under my eyes. I recently purchased Vanilla specifically for u/e area but I think it's a tad too light. I find Nars to be good enough to double as a foundation & a concealer. I don't really use foundation as it was intended to be used-I only spot conceal on my cheeks, around my eyes & on & around my nose. In the past, I used a stick concealer but now I just dot Nars Radiant Concealer in those areas & blend in w/ a kabuki brush. I always need extra coverage on sides of nose & under eyes so I just dot & pat additional concealer on, as needed. The end result is very natural. I think it's an almost perfect product other than the fact that it's just not as opaque enough as I need it to be to cover my very obvious u/e circles.
So far I really like this product. Photographs well which was what I was looking for. I continued to have photos where my undereye was white. This concealer does not do this. My colour is biscuit which is great for summer. I do have some fine lines under my eyes this concealer does not make them look better or worse does however conceal dark circles.
I use the shade ginger and it matches perfectly! For reference i use Nars sheer glow in barcelona, mac select spf 15 in NC42 and covergirl 3 in 1 foundation in golden tan. I use the nars concealer over a salmon color concealer and it erases my under eye circles perfectly. I use a bobbie brown setting powder to make it stay put. The reasons I didn't give it 5 lippies are the price (it's quite pricey), I bought it about a month ago and I'm already running out (I do use it everyday though) and i do have to reapply every four hours. I've used the laura mercier secret camouflage concealer and prefer it over the nars concealer because I get more product for the money.
This is hands down my favorite concealer!!!! It have fab coverage and its pure pigment! It sent itself fast as well . I find the best way to apply it is by placing a small amount if product under the eye or face and buffing it out with a blending brush! If u slather it on with the sponge tip applicator you'll waste the product because a little goes an awful long way!! Def one to try guys!!
It is true that this concealer does not crease or migrate, thank God. It does a very nice job of staying put and lasts through my extra-long workdays. My only complaint would be that sometimes it looks a bit heavy under my eyes, which makes me feel a bit conspicuous. Beyond that, it is fabulous. Additionally, I love the color selection which ranges from extremely white (I have the shade Chantilly) to fairly dark. I think it is a lot more comprehensive than some other companies' ranges.
I loved this product so much I bought two colors, custard and ginger. Custard leaves my eyes slightly radiant and ginger is a perfect color match for my skin. So I use that as concealer for my spots or as an underye concealer depending on what foundation I'm using. I'm a nc30 in Mac for reference. I've tried BB, LM, CD and BE concealed and this one is my fave!!!!