NYX Concealer In A Jar Review

Thanks to my ultra-thin skin, I have been cursed with hideous undereye circles for as long as I can remember and now my constant hunt for the next best concealer has led me to NYX Concealer In A Jar, a product that is often featured on other beauty blogs and YouTube videos.

The Concealer In A Jar comes in 12 colors – 9 flesh colors and 3 correcting colors in the shades of Yellow, Green and Lavender. Since I have light skin with yellow undertones, I was sent CJ05 Medium and CJ04 Beige.

NYX Concealer In A Jar in CJ05 Medium and CJ04 Beige



CJ04 Beige is a light yellow-based color similar to MAC NC20 whereas CJ05 Medium is darker with just a tad more peachy undertones. I like to apply CJ05 Medium directly on my undereye circles and CJ04 Beige sparingly on top.

Similar to most cream concealers, this contains your typical ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Mineral Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexarosinate, Sorbitan Sequioleate etc. It comes in a 0.25 oz jar that is about the same size as MAC Fluidline and is perfect to pop in any purse.

The texture is amazingly creamy and glides on very nicely without accentuating dry patches or fine lines. It also leaves behind a velvety finish that reminds me of a silicone-based primer and I never had to set it with powder.

Coverage-wise, it is on the opaque side and a few dabs here and there will erase my undereye circles. It is also very buildable and never looks fake or caked on.

The only thing I can pick on if I must, is how strong the scent is. I personally am not too bothered by it but if you are not a fan or are simply allergic to strong fragrances, this might not be for you.

All in all, this is one of my favorite low-end concealers next to the Barbara Daly for Tesco Concealer. Plus it only costs $5 and is easily available at NYX Cosmetics and Cherrycultre.com. Highly recommended!

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

9 COMMENTS

  1. hi phyllis
    thanks for the review!
    just wondering… is this comparable to MAC’s studio sculpt concealer?
    im a big fan of the MAC one, but wow this one is like 1/3 the price o_o …

  2. Nat,

    In terms of coverage, this is comparable to Studio Sculpt. As for texture, I actually like this more – it feels slightly waxier but blends better.

    If you liked Studio Sculpt, you definitely should check this out.

  3. Hi!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m from Guatemala :D sooo far! anyway, for reference i’m an NC35 but i think that i need a yellower tone to it, maybe a C35 :D… talking about NYX i got the same shades and i like to do the same that you do for dark circles .. :)

    i love your blog!! <3

    Adios!!

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