Although I have never really suffered with dark circles under my eyes, I do tend to have relatively delicate skin below my lower lash line. This means that my delightful blue veins often shine through uninvited. Having heard ample positive reviews about the Nars Radiant concealer, I decided to purchase it, since then (almost two years ago) I have never looked back!
NARS was founded by Parisian Makeup school graduate and successful makeup artist Francois Nars, the company, named after the founder, was setup in 1994 in New York. Francois initially launched a collection of 12 lipsticks in Barneys, and with popular demand Francois went onto create the line NARS which we famously know today as a leading cosmetics brand. In 2000 the company was acquired by Shiseido Cosmetics to launch their NARSskin.
Where to Buy
NARS products can be bought online at their website NARS, or from any of the below retailers:
I purchased my NARS concealer at Space NK as I have a store card (that allows you to collect points), it cost me £22 for a 6ml (0.22oz) tube.
Although it is on the pricey side, I reckon with everyday use I manage to get 3-4 months wear out of it.
The product is packaged in a clear tube with matte rubberised handle and donning the classic black NARS logo. The applicators is a little wand as shown below:
My chosen colour is Vanilla – one of the lightest shades. Although this definitely is not my skin tone (rather 2 or 3 shades lighter), I tend to prefer a highlighted under eye so go for a lighter shade rather than one close to my own.
The Texture, Durability and Colour
The texture of this concealer is beautiful. It is extremely smooth and goes on like a dream. I place it under my eyes, between my brows, along the bridge of my nose, above my cupid’s bow and a dab on the chin.
Following application, I use my Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit powders (check out my review for this) to set my face.
It lasts all day and does an amazing job of hiding imperfections, evening out skin and brightening the chosen area.
Although I apply the concealer with the wand provided, I use my good old (damp) beauty blender to blend it out for a smooth and flawless finish.
I am a die-hard fan of NARS and this concealer is no let down. It is beautiful and provides a great medium to full coverage. Although it is on the expensive side, it is a must have for my beauty bag!
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