This falls into the over hyped basket for me. Medium to high coverage. Soft matte finish - not radiant or creamy. Emphasizes lines and makes skin look cakey, dry, crepey and oh so tired looking. Creases badly. On the face its better but still slightly dry and cakey. Perhaps if you are in your 20's - 30's with oilier skin this might work better for you? But then I wouldn't bother paying the NARS pricetag as other concealers are just as good for much cheaper. Or the same price but perform better.
The rubber handled packaging is terrible as it draws fluff, fingerprints and foundation to itself after the first use. After a while the rubberized coating goes disgustingly sticky and can't be cleaned :(
Shade range is terrible for fair/light skintones. I first brought Creme Brulee as Temptalia recommended it for fair to fair/light skintones under the eyes as its "peachy" undertone will correct dark circles the best. However, it actually says "LIGHT 2.5 Creme Brulee" on bottom of the tube so its NOT meant for fair skin. Creme Brulee shows up a dark orange even on my face so its too dark for under the eyes as it gives me orange reverse panda eyes. I wish Temptalia would correct her website as she is sponsored by NARS.
I then purchased Chantilly and Vanilla. The lightest shade, Chantilly (for fair skintones), runs very fair and is palest yellow. The next shade up, Vanilla (for light skintones), runs very dark and is very pink. Creme Brulee is the 3rd lightest shade (also light skintones), is slightly darker than Vanilla and is very peach. Nothing in between. I have to mix Chantilly with a small bit of one of the others to get an undereye shade.
I wouldn't bother paying the NARS pricetag. Other concealers are just as good for much cheaper. Or better for the same price. Some I prefer:
- Tarte Shape Tape in Fair or Fair Neutral
- Maybelline Age Rewind
- Benefit Boi-Ing Industrial Strength Concealer in No.1
- Covergirl Trublend Its Lit in 100 Fair (great for extremely fair skin, the most brightening and doesn't show up lines, I even use it on no makeup days and it looks like my skin but better)
- ELF 16 HR Camo Concealer for younger, oilier skintypes (shades run light)