As a hard-core no-makeup-makeup stan, concealer is my forever best friend. I love being able to cover up any pimples, dark spots, or under-eye circles without piling on a ton of product. The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer has been my go-to for years, and I’m not alone—it’s Sephora’s best-selling concealer and has over 7,000 5-star reviews.
I have dry skin, so I don’t like using products that cake onto skin or that require powder to stay put. This concealer has a gorgeous satin finish, so unlike matte concealers, it doesn’t cake or make my skin look dry or tight. Plus, once I put it on, it doesn’t budge or crease. When looking for a concealer to use on dry skin, pros recommend seeking out formulas that contain hydrating ingredients, and this one’s got vitamin E to help moisturize skin while it brightens and conceals.
It’s available in 30 shades with a variety of undertones, and I’ve got two of them in my personal collection. Most days, I use a color a few shades lighter than my complexion to add some brightness under my eyes, along the bridge of my nose, and on my forehead; and a color that matches my complexion to cover up any dark spots and redness. I blend it out with my fingers, then add a bit of cream blush, mascara, and brow products before topping it all off with setting spray. And just like that, I’m ready for the day in less than five minutes.
Although the formula is great for achieving a natural look, it’s also amazing any time you want to go full glam. It provides medium, buildable coverage, so you can decide exactly what type of look you’re going for as you layer it on. On days when I do decide to wear it with other complexion products, I like to apply it on top of my foundation then blend it out with a damp beauty sponge.
Need more convincing? There are thousands of reviewers who too love this product. “I never liked concealer until I [tried] Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer… it’s just amazing and unmatchable” writes one reviewer. Another, who has been using it for years, says, “It’s great for the under-eye area and spot concealing blemishes/dark spots/etc,” and calls it their “tried and true holy grail product.”
Though my job as a beauty writer requires me to test out a number of different concealers, I always come crawling back to this one. It’s been a mainstay in my beauty bag for over six years, and it’s not leaving anytime soon.
Follow along with the video below to learn how to flawlessly apply concealer for all future Zoom meetings.
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