I have major dark circles around my eyes…it’s really discolored and sunken in. I have been on the hunt for a concealer to cover my dark circles for a while because, well no one wants to look like they haven’t slept in a month! 🙂 I tried several different types, including MAC and Makeup Forever–which did cover the discoloration but it didn’t take away that sunken in look. I looked tired in photos when I used those concealers. I heard about Nars’ radiant creamy concealer and decided to try it out.
I hurried to Sephora and bought it in Shade 4 (called “Ginger”) and tried it on–immediate coverage! It makes me look rested, bright eyed and no dark circles! It took away that sunken look and lasted all day. I learned that I had to, using the wand, “paint” the concealer under each eye and then let it sit there for about 5-7 minutes without blending yet. I usually apply it, let it sit to dry a bit and then do my contouring and blush. Once it’s semi-dry, I use a concealer brush to blend it in. By leaving it to set for a few minutes, it makes the product more likely to stay on and not just get swiped away when you brush it in. I used Sephora’s eye concealer brush to blend it in.
Once I blend, I go again a second time to make sure I have complete coverage. I add in a little tiny swipe more on the lower portion of my eye socket once more for safe measure. I leave it on again for about 5-7 minutes and then blend with my blush. I have noticed that as the day goes on, sometimes it starts to “wrinkle” a bit and I just have to smooth it out with a finger. Once I do that, it still looks great! I am currently looking for a good setting powder for my concealer so if you have have recommendations, please let me know!
This is pretty pricey for a small bottle–I bought it for $29 from Sephora and it lasts about 2-3 months. The concealer photographs really well and beautifully bounces off light, making your face look pretty darn flawless. It really brightens the eye area and just makes you look really refreshed.
I would absolutely recommend the Nars radiant creamy concealer, a definite must have! Use a good concealer brush or a beauty blender to effectively blend in the product, but make sure to leave it on the skin for a few minutes to set before blending.