This stuff is pretty great. I had it put on me by an SA and I didn't put it on myself. She used more then I would have and the tube was very dried out plus she didn't blend it much. However, my circles were greatly diminished( like 75% gone which is huge) and my TT's were not nearly as prominent. It was slightly cakey and did crease after 12 hours of wear but only slightly in the area concealer always does on me. In the winter time I wear Siberia in Nars SG though it's slightly too yellow but it cancels out my ruddiness and I was matched to Vanilla which was perfect for under eyes canceling out the blue-red-purple. I don't think I could use it as a blemish concealer or even around my nose. I'd need Chantilly for that. They were out of both colors. I have a feeling that had I been using a fresh tube and did it myself it would have been flawless! As soon as money allows this will be a must have!
**Photo to be added very shortly after August 1st 2013**
Short version: This concealer has impressed me and exceeded my expectations for a natural-looking awake under eye area. It is feather-light, blend-able yet build-able, natural shades, crease-less for most. Without a doubt, I strongly recommend this concealer!
More in-depth review: For skin compatibility, as this may help, concealers that have worked best than most with my skin, yet still had some flaws, are: Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour concealer, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealers and Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer. I use Bobbi Brown corrector in light bisque very lightly underneath concealer.
What makes this Nars concealer the winner for me is that it matches my skin perfectly. It also blends like a dream. No concealer has ever looked perfectly believable on me. My skin tone is not porcelain white; it is a neutral light creamy colour and most concealer shades are too pink or too yellow-toned. (corrector does the colour correcting, the concealer should look like your skin or you will notice it) I am always in between the lightest and second lightest drugstore concealer. One is too light and ashy and the other is a little dark and noticeably yellow/orange. This usually leaves me trying to mix two different shades. If you are in the same boat, Light 2 (Vanilla) is truly perfect. It is actual skin colour and to me more of a neutral and anyone with light skin colour with either cool or warm tone could even get away with it. You know how nice it is to spend less than 2 minutes on concealer as opposed to 10 minutes on average in the mornings? No? Than try this! -if you want to. To go further in depth, I have hereditary under eye circles (plus faint muscle protrusion right above the darkest part making it look darker) along with a combination of red, blue, and purple bruise-like colours surrounding the area. I know no concealer will fully conceal the indent thanks to the slight shadow and filling it causes cakey-ness and I have been there... This made me realize shade matching is so important and this concealer makes it look like I have ideal under eyes that I could ever ask for. No concealer is crease-less yet because it is true to real skin colour it appears less noticeable when it does crease.
This concealer barely creases as in -put your nose against the mirror and then you will notice it- and because of that it has creased the least for me out of all of the concealers I have tried. I am sure powder would make it 100% crease-less but it is so minuscule that I won't bother. It also feels the lightest and most natural, while still giving the best natural looking coverage. That is what I look for in a concealer. Not to mention it lasts through a work day and then some. When touch ups are required it meshes with the old so smoothly whereas I find many concealers start to look cakey when I touch up, or it just no longer meshes well with what is already on. I am so happy to have stumbled upon this!
**From my personal experience and for those that are new to concealer, I do not recommend going shades lighter than your skin tone even though many people say to go many shades lighter. Always go faintly lighter as opposed to darker than your skin tone if you can not find an exact match, however; a shade or more lighter will always result in reverse raccoon eyes and 'look' like you brightened your eye area. If it does not blend in with your skin, it will be noticeable. You will also spend too much time trying to blend a concealer that is too light which tugs at the delicate eye area and will make you feel like you need even more concealer. Not to mention it will leave you dreading bright or sunny lighting or camera flashes. Test this out: any foundation or concealer that matches your skin tone will look faintly lighter under the eyes any ways as it faces up towards light for the most part. That is the most natural. Concealers have some light-reflecting properties already... you don't want high-beams under your eyes! If you would prefer to look natural and awake as though you do not need to wear concealer, I recommend matching concealer as close to your real shade as you can.
I bought this while looking for a concealer at sephora and I asked one of the workers to help me pick one since I didn't know and I have oily combination skin. she tested this one on me and my first impression was ridiculous. it had great and even coverage! the only thing that would make me hesitate on repurchasing is the price since it's a bit pricey for me and the non hygienic packaging wjth the doefoot applicator. but overall great concealer!
I bought this concealer in the shade 'Custard' which is one shade lighter than my skin tone because I use this concealer to highlight underneath my eyes. I could probably still go one shade lighter. I set the concealer with Ben Nye banana powder and it gives a beautiful finish. It does not crease and lasts all day. The texture is creamy which I love because my Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer was dry and would always flake. I also use this as a spot concealer and the coverage is comparable to the Secret Camouflage concealer. Highly recommended.
This is a GREAT concealer. I am NC15/20 and I purchased the shade, Chantilly, which is the lightest color available and has a slightly yellow undertone. I have extremely dark circles under my eyes, and I've never been able to completely conceal them until this product came along. I was debating whether to splurge on the Cle de Peau concealer, as I was tired of cakey concealers that truly never concealed 100%, and I heard the Cle de Peau concealer was THE go to concealer for 100% coverage yet still being virtually undetectable. Nars is a fraction of the price, and lives up to those same expectations. It does NOT crease, lasts ALL day, can be used both under and over foundation with seamless results, completely hides any breakouts or discolored areas my foundation didn't cover, and is virtually undetectable. I can look at my face 2 inches from the mirror and I can't tell I have anything on- just flawless radiant skin. The lightest color seems very pale, but its GREAT at brightening the undereye area as well as extending up past the cheekbones or along side the nose for extra brightening effects. Its perfect, and I am SO glad I got this concealer instead of the Cle de Peu! Definitely full coverage, no question. The color range is limited, but the creaminess and flawless application and wear of this concealer makes it very forgiving to use. Now I just hope it never gets discontinued!
I have a hard time with concealers because they are always off in color and never match my NW10 coloring ..... I love Kat Von D's Lock-It, however, the lightest color is way off ...... I love Missha's BB cream, however, because it is not readily available and I have to order from overseas, I am stingy and use it sparingly especially now since it started running out .......however, a few weeks ago I played around with Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in their lightest color and decided to buy it after sampling some on my inner wrist, and I was surprised that when I used it on my face, it worked with my coloring, did not oxidize and covered a few dark spots on my chin as well as lasted until I washed it off. The formula is indeed creamy and easily spreadable ..... I only need to dip once and use that offering to cover my discolorations, then set with loose powder and I am good for the rest of the day ...... I am very impressed with this product, because it is a great color choice for those of us who are super pale as well as does what it is supposed to do ...... I will definitely re-buy.
Nars radiant creamy concealer in custard (Nc25-30). wow!!! this is just amazing!! I can't leave the house without concealer for my bad dark circles and this concealer just makes wonders for me! I tried collection lasting perfection, maybelline instant age rewind, Laura mercier, Bobbi brown corrector, clinique airbrush, artdeco, Mac concealers...
This by far is as good as Mac prolong wear!! but i prefer this because of the packaging! I just pump out too much product with mac prolong wear all the time.:-(
This might tie with my Bobbi Brown corrector as my favorite makeup product! I have super dry skin and most concealers tends to flake off after a few hours. NAR's Radiant Creamy concealer blends into my skin perfectly and stays put with creating lines. It's definitely a heavy concealer, so if that's what you're looking for then I recommend giving it a try :)
I bought it in Ginger, which has a nice yellowish undertone and is good for people with medium skin tones.
The texture of this concealer beats the texture of all of NARS' old concealers, including the lipstick-style and the duo compact concealers, which I found to be greasy and "thin" in that they didn't provide enough coverage. This new creamy concealer is indeed creamy, and applies easily and offers more coverage while not settling into fine lines under the eyes as much. I'm not crazy about the doe foot applicator but it's a much better product so I'll put up with it. Right now I'm using NARS TM in St. Moritz and use Ginger (otherwise, I use Alaska TM and Custard when I'm lighter).
Before I bought this concealer, I was sworn to MAC's studio finish concealer, which was great but not as good as the NARS concealer. I bought this concealer because I heard amazing things from a youtuber and I wanted to try new things. This concealer was pretty expensive, I paid $28 for it at Sephora, BUT, this concealer was worth every penny. It is extremely creamy, build-able, blend-able and it looks super natural. Even after getting a dark tan I can still make this concealer look good on me because it blends so well and looks so natural. I would buy this concealer over and over again.