I am one of those girls who was BORN with dark circles, I swear. When I was a young teenager, it was a real concern for me, and I kept getting the “oh, you look so tired, are you ok?” even though I slept 10-12 hours daily at the time. Nowadays, I never really get a good night’s sleep -hellooo chronic insomnia and brain that never stops thinking-, so a good concealer is still my secret weapon to avoid getting those ridiculous and useless remarks about my sleep hygiene.
Finding the perfect concealer, coverage-wise and colour-wise has always been a struggle for me, but those days are long gone!! I thought I had found the best concealer in MAC’s Studio Conceal and Correct Palette, where I would mix the shades NW20 with MidPeach to get a colour that’s peachy enough to cover the darkness, yet light enough to match my pale skin. However, I got tired of always having to mix my custom-made concealer and wanted to try something different.
I had been hearing so many good things about Nars’ Radiant Creamy Concealer and just when I decided to buy it, Nars came out with the Soft Matte Complete Concealer, which is said to have a better coverage! I bought the Soft Matte Complete Concealer in the shade “Crème Brulée” also called “light 2.5”. It has a peach undertone, rather than a yellow undertone, which perfectly fits with my skin tone and is best for covering darkness (peach covers purpley dark circles while yellow will cover reddish dark circles).
Here are my beautiful dark circles on a regular day, in natural daylight (I’m sorry I’m making you see this…):
Now, try to guess on which eye I applied the concealer? (That’s easyyy isn’t’ it?)
As you can tell based on the picture above, the coverage is great. I mean, really really great. I am also very surprised that this concealer does not crease, and I have lines under my lower lashline that make everything crease in minutes. This is so great, especially because I don’t really need to set it with powder. At first, I used powder on top of it, just to make sure that I wouldn’t remove it accidentally by touching my eyes, but I noticed that I lost a bit of coverage by doing so and that it made the concealer look darker. Weird. Maybe that’s just me though!
Also, a little goes a LONG way. The jar is super convenient because you only grab the amount you need. There is ZERO waste compared to the other Nars concealer. I may be wrong, but I feel that this concealer will last longer too.
And here’s the final look (no more dark circles AT ALL! So I’m a happy girl!):
Overall, I think this product is magic in a jar, and it was made for girls like me with the darkest circles. I highly recommend it to anyone who has the same issue and despite the product being a little expensive (CAD$37), it is totally worth the price.
Have you tried any Nars concealer or any concealer that works magic with dark circles? Let me know in the comments below! ❤
*there was NO photoshop whatsoever on those slightly embarrassing pictures of me! 😉