NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Review, Swatches and Photos

The newly launched NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer boasts a paraben-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free and non-comedogenic formula to give you medium to high coverage in a natural, radiant finish and long-lasting results.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer review
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Packaged in a portable tube the same size as NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, the Radiant Creamy Concealer comes with a long, flat sponge applicator. There are 10 shades available that range from fair to dark shades in both cool and warm undertones. On my NC30 skin, Light 3 Honey and Medium 1 Custard were both great for the undereye area while Medium 2 Ginger was the perfect match for other areas. I also liked Light 1 Chantilly and Light 2 Vanilla for highlighting the bridge of the nose and Med/Dark 3 Amande to contour the sides.

Thanks to the hydrating skincare benefits, the concealer had the creamiest texture that felt lightweight and not the slightest drying. It blended into my skin seamlessly without creasing, caking or highlighting dry patches.

The medium and buildable coverage reminded me a lot of MAC Select Cover Up and Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer. A few dots instantly brightened up my undereye area and wiped out any redness around my nose.

Finally, the finish, which was almost skin-like, meaning you could use the concealer alone or over foundation. Plus it did not require powder to set yet stayed on really well without fading on my dehydrated combination.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer sponge applicator

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers swatches
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, Vanilla, Honey, Custard and Ginger swatches
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit, Caramel, Amande, Cafe and Cacao swatches

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is available at and Sephora for $28.

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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,, 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.


  1. Hey Phyllis – Although I’m interested in this concealer, I read a lot of criticisms about it mostly for its pigmentation. Do you think it would work well for my NC 20-25 dry skin with acne scars and hyperpigmentation?

    • Hi Susan,

      I’m surprised you’re seeing rants about the pigmentation since it worked beautifully on me and a few other bloggers too (makeupandbeautyblog, shadesofu, beautezine, vampyvarnish etc) so yes I would still recommend it.

  2. hi! on my NC25 skin which would be a good shade for highlighting my nose bridge as well as for my under eye area?

    • Hi Sam,

      I think you can use both Chantilly and Vanilla as highlighters as well. I’m just a teeny bit darker than you (I wear NC30).

    • Hi Anne, Honey is definitely more peachy than Custard. On NC25-30 skin, I would recommend Custard or Ginger instead.

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