Most days I wake up looking like the crypt keeper. This is no exaggeration – blessed as I may be with clear skin, the dark puffy circles under my eyes somehow didn’t get the memo. If I went on the subway without under eye concealer, I could probably get a seat purely by frightening people. Luckily, I found Benefit Erase Paste in high school and have been getting by without terrifying the general public. I could never really break up with the concealer that took me through late high school nights & early practices and then through hangovers and all nighters in university. However, I can honestly say that there’s a new concealer in my life and it might just be magical.
When I saw the magic that is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer on Beautezine, I knew this could be the one product to tear me away from my holy grail concealer. I was right. Creamy, blendable and capable of imparting a 12-hours sleep radiance, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer has full-to-medium coverage and can cover up the worst of dark circles. I know, talk is cheap. That’s why I’ve bravely taken photos of my pre-concealer face:
As you can see, the concealer’s brightening effect really is magical. It completely erases the sins of late nights or perpetual eye-rubbing. For another before & after, check out The Glitter Geek.
The concealer comes in a tube much like NARS lip glosses and has a doe-foot sponge applicator for easy on-the-go use. I find this concealer lasts at least until lunch, with it sometimes holding on ’til end of day. It doesn’t crease, either – a major griping point for most concealer formulas. I’m the type that’s constantly rubbing my eyes, so take that into consideration when evaluating the concealer’s wear – I bet it would 12+ hours on someone less fidgety.
I purchased the Vanilla shade, which is designed for fair skin with pink undertones. This is one product that I definitely recommend testing out in-store first – I had to try on a couple of shades before I found “the one”. In the end, I went with the shade that offered more brightening (and I’m glad I did). With 10 shades to choose from, there’s a very good chance you’ll find your perfect match.
The best thing about this concealer? It doesn’t look like you have any makeup on at all. At $28 CDN, you’ll still have enough spending money for a grande Bold at Starbucks (hey, I said it made you *look* awake, not feel it).
Disclosure: I saw this product on Beautezine, stalked the NARS counter at Holt Renfrew until it launched and then bought it. That’s how blogs are supposed to work, right?