When it comes to high end concealers there seems to be a fair few on everyone’s radar. Concealer is a product that I don’t mind splurging on, disguising imperfections is one of the main aims of my makeup routine so finding a concealer that ticks all the boxes is important to me. I thought I would compare the two most hyped about Nars concealers to save you the hassle of picking up both…
I use the shade Vanilla in both concealers. It’s the 2nd lightest shade and has a fairly neutral tone, it matches my face well. I just wish there was a shade in-between Chantilly (the lightest shade) and Vanilla so it would be more brightening for under the eyes. The Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer comes out slightly darker when swatched on the skin, but once blended I found the two concealers to be pretty much identical in shade. There are 16 shades in total for both concealers, a plus compared to more affordable brands that usually have anything between 3-6 shades.
COVERAGE & FINISH
The Radiant Creamy concealer provides a full coverage with a matte finish. Although it does provide a good coverage I have pretty bad dark blue around my eyes so I could do with a little more coverage once it has been blended. I find it to make the skin look quite flat rather than illuminated, possibly using a lighter shade that would change?! The Soft Matte Complete concealer is almost how I expected the radiant creamy concealer to look in the first place, it’s brightening and super full coverage without looking cakey. The lightweight, creamy texture blends in with the skin seamlessly creating a flawless finish. I’ve found using my finger then a damp Beauty Blender the best way to blend both of these concealers.
In terms of the coverage and finish I much prefer the Soft Matte Complete concealer, although matte it doesn’t look cakey and it’s incredibly pigmented so it covers really well. It’s surprising because I like it for both concealing blemishes and around the eyes, it works really well for both.
Both concealers do last well on me, after an 8 hour shift in work the concealer around my eyes will still be there for both, however the Radiant Creamy concealer definitely doesn’t look radiant, after a while it starts to look quite dry around my under eyes which I don’t experience with the soft matte complete concealer. Even though I use the same shade for both the soft matte complete concealer seems to look brighter around the eyes.
VALUE FOR MONEY
Both of the concealers are £23, so they are on the pricey side. I know of a couple of people that agree with me that the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer seems to run out really quick, which isn’t surprisingly when the tube only contains 6ml. I’m hoping the Soft Matte concealer will last longer, a little goes a long way compared to the Radiant Creamy so fingers crossed.
I thought that the Nars Radiant Creamy concealer was always going to be a holy grail *must repurchase* product for me, but the Soft Matte concealer has quickly taken its place!
What’s your favourite high end concealer?