What a difference a shade makes! NARS Swatch & Compare

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Biscuit Caramel Swatch

Concealers are difficult things at the best of times mostly because I want it to do just about everything for my tired looking face in just one fell swoop! Hide my dark circles, highlight the rather lacklustre skin under my eyes, reflect light and generally make me look twenty years younger. All that and not go dry, cakey or settle into my fine lines. Er, yeah, right. Keep dreaming.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Trying one concealer after another to find that holy grail means I never even make a dent in each new victim, but one that I’ve been raving about for ages in past videos and blog posts is the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. It just does what it says on the tin (tube?). Illuminating, beautifully creamy so there’s no horrible dryness but not so creamy that it slips off in a couple of hours, especially if I use I primer underneath. Until now, I’ve been using the shade Biscuit, in the MED/DARK2 range, but a couple of NARS assistants have told me to try Caramel. And now that I’ve come to the end of my tube (shock horror! I’ve actually finished a concealer), I thought I’d try the newly recommended shade.

Darker and more yellow-toned than the pinker-toned Biscuit, at first glance I thought Caramel wouldn’t “light up” my under-eye area. But after much deliberation in my local Space NK, Caramel came home with me, and today I’m wearing both shades, one under each eye, all the name of trialling beauty!

And you know what? I think I’m loving Caramel more. While both shades blend beautifully into my skin, Caramel just has that edge over Biscuit, the yellower tones just lifting and camouflaging the under-eye bags to perfection.

What’s your go-to concealer? Any recommendations for Indian skin?


NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, £22, available here




  1. October 11, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    I’ve never tried a high end foundation or concealer – I’m so pale that sometimes even the palest in the range is too dark for me, and I worry about wasting quite a bit of money on something I would never be able to use. If I was going to make a splurge this would be the product I’d go for; I’ve heard so many people sing its praises, and frankly, I’m not 100% happy with any of the drugstore concealers I’ve tried.


  2. October 13, 2014 / 11:21 am

    That Nars concealer is on my “to check out” list. Ellis Faas concealer is my HG! On my dry skin it is FAB – quite creamy and can be used for blemishes and also under eyes with no creasing.

  3. D
    September 9, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Hi, I’m Indian. I’ve been using the same concealer in Biscuit, but I’m thinking of changing to Ginger as Biscuit is a bit too dark and I don’t like the pink-tones in it either. Could you please tell me which concealer primer you use? Thank you.

    • September 13, 2017 / 8:25 am

      I use either Biscuit or Caramel – I tried Ginger but found it was a little too light for me as an undereye concealer on its own, so I either mix it in to either of the other two shades, or just use it alone as a highlighter.
      Hope that helps!

    • September 13, 2017 / 8:27 am

      PS Caramel is less pink toned, more yellow undertones so I find this works better for me

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