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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Review and Swatches

February 28, 2013

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 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

Left to right: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, Vanilla, Honey, Custard, Ginger, Biscuit, Caramel, Amande, Cafe and Cacao

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

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  • Reply Susan March 1, 2013 at 8:39 am

    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?

    • Reply Phyllis Li March 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

      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.

      • Reply Susan March 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm

        I’m a dummy lol I read the wrong reviews. Thanks for letting me know…the one that struck me in particular was Musings of a Muse. The others were my bad reading. I’ll check this out. Thanks again.

        • Reply Phyllis Li March 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm

          No problem 🙂

  • Reply Sam March 3, 2013 at 1:22 am

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

    • Reply Phyllis Li March 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      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).

  • Reply Anne November 11, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I dont know what to pick between Honey and Custard. I am between NC 25-30. TIA

    • Reply Phyllis Li November 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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

  • Reply hafsa June 29, 2015 at 11:49 am

    hi i m nc 30 which concelar suits me … i dont hav any idea ..

  • Reply iphiee July 25, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Hi Susan, I am NW45, what shade can u advice me to get.

  • Reply Zaina January 3, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Hello Please help me choose a shade , I wear NC35 prolong wear concealer so Im confused between custard and ginger .

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