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.
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