Thursday, 5 June 2014

Nars Creamy Concealer Review

Nars Creamy Concealer Review
Nars Creamy Concealer Review
 Not so long ago I went on a little bit of a shopping spree when I finished certain projects at uni, I called it 'my deadline day treat' and this was one of the products I indulged into buying. I am not one for changing up my base make-up because I always get weary in case my face breaks out or I am wasting money but, recently I have been a little bored of my face products so I changed my foundation post here and my concealer and since then I have been using both almost every single day.

NARS is a brand I've lusted and lusted over for months, maybe even years but never wanted to pay the price. However uni work has been such a stressful time for me that I needed to treat myself to make me feel better! at the time I was in two minds to try the NARS foundation or the creamy concealer but, since I had just purchased a new foundation I splurged on my second best product on my NARS wishlist went for the concealer.

I have to be honest I am not blown away as to what most people have been by this concealer. The woman said this was my shade (honey 3) which looked perfect on me in the shop however when I apply this myself at home I feel like it is too dark on my skin and only really works well under my eye area. From this I felt like the staff who work at NARS didn't pay much attention to my skin as well as I'd of thought.

Despite this being too dark for my whole face this works nicely under my eye area it can totally make my whole face feel more alive. But after seeing this only works under my eyes and not on the rest of my face it did put me off into repurchasing this in the future or if I did I would get retested somewhere else as I wasn't impressed with the service.

The packaging to this product is lovely it definitely looks high end and has that classy feel to it. However the product packaging itself tends to get dirty really quickly which can be annoying if you are like me and like things to at least look new for a little while...(ocd much Katie? I know)

I usually create the letter v under my eyes then blend it with my Real Techniques setting brush and it just brightens my eyes up that little bit extra. The coverage is amazing under my eyes so I can understand why everyone raves about the coverage because it wakes my eyes up completely. 

Unfortunately though I can't really say if its good for covering imperfections around my face because it looks too dark. I do remember the woman applying the lighter concealer to this one on my face as well and the coverage was incredible but, I can't really say whether it works well repeated or for a whole day as I only had this tester on my face for a few hours if that.

Pros:
High end coverage
Brightens up eyes
Healthy glow
Blends in nicely
Appealing Packaging
Great for under eye circles

Cons:
Hard to find your correct shade
Expensive
Packaging gets dirty quick

I probably would repurchase this in the future but get the lighter shade however this shade is great for under my eyes so maybe I will just stick to using this for under eye dark circles. From this I realized if you are looking for a decent under eye concealer get the shade darker from your natural skin because it definitely makes a bigger difference I have noticed a huge difference.

Have you tried any NARS products?
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32 comments

  1. FINALLY I am not alone. I had the same problem babe they are useless service I ended up with a darker foundation was horrible!

    Amy x

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    1. oh no way?! I bet that was even worse as well gosh I think if I got there foundation I would be very anxious on shades x

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  2. I see Ingrid (Missglamorazzi on youtube) talk about this ALL the time, i'd love to try it!
    love victoriajanex
    xx

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    1. It is really nice concealer but do be careful with your shade! x

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  3. What a shame that the shade is too dark for you. I have the lightest shade and find that it's perfect. I completely agree about the material used on the packaging - most Nars packaging picks up and holds make up so easily, and it's so difficult to wash off. I hate having messy looking make up on display.

    x

    Rebekah Hannah

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    1. Me as well I thought I was the only one who was ocd about make-up! ugh I know but least it makes do with under my eyes it does its justice I guess :) x

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  4. I've never tried NARS but this concealer seems to be a really good one to add to my wishlist ;) Great review and lovely photography xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! was trying new set ups glad you liked it. Definitely do this was a splurge and even though it is a tricky colour I don't regret it xx

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  5. I've never seen a slightly negative review of this before but it's refreshing. Shame they service was rubbish or it could have been different. great review! x

    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty & Lifestlye Blog!

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    1. me either oddly enough! but thanks just thought to make it clear on how tricky it can be with finding the right shade x

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  6. I'm really glad you did this review, I am considering buying this as my next high end splurge, but was undecided between NARS and MAC prolong wear.
    This was really helpful so thanks :)

    atouchofelllie.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. Thank you! glad I could help you decide! x

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  7. I feel exactly the same as you do on this! I got matched with honey too and it's so dark. I've only just began using it under my eyes and I'm also not completely blown away. I'm not sure if I will repurchase though if I do I think I'll be going for the shade vanilla (if I can find it anywhere!)xxx

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    1. aw really?! it seems like most people have the two lightest shades which did confuse me at the time as to why I never. completely agree with you! xx

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  8. You would think at that price finding your shade should be easy. So good to actually hear a honest review instead of a typical gushy one!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I know feels like I am the only one who has a negative-ish review! but thanks lovely x

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  9. It's sad that you got given the wrong shade but atleast it's working well for your under eye area and not completely a waste! I'm also quite OCD about make up looking new and I keep the box aswell until it gets tatty from opening and closing it. I do really want to try this concealer but I've got a life time of concealers to get through first!

    http://thescribblingtrain.wordpress.com/

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    1. I know thankfully! I am very ocd with some of my make-up staying clean! x

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  10. It's a shame they colour matched you wrong.
    I recently got this concealer in the shade vanilla and actually loved it but I don't know wether it's worth the high price tag or not.
    Great honest review!

    nailsandteapots xx

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    1. I am sure that is meant to be my shade but I am satisfied with this for under eyes. Yeah I agree it is quite pricey x

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  11. I've never tried anything from NARS before, I really want to though! This is gonna be my first purchase eventually, how annoying you didn't get given the right shade though! x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. This was my first product and I know but hey it happens still useful for under my eyes luckily enough! x

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  12. I totally know how you feel, once I went to a meeting of Mary Kay cosmetics and the woman said my skin was mixed while it is sensitive and dry/normal.
    Gorgeous blog btw :3
    xx

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    1. so unusual right? honestly wish we all could find the perfect beauty products! x

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  13. I'm still keen to try this! I have pretty good concealers though so I'm not sure if I'm ready to splash out yet! Lovely review :) xx

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    1. it is good but be careful on shades if you ever plan to xx

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  14. I want to try it out, but at the moment I'm enjoying my Misslyn concealer, and it works great :))
    lets follow each other? :) http://lookbeyondbeauty.wordpress.com/

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    1. I've not heard of that concealer! x

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  15. I've heard so many things about this but what you've sold me on the most here is the Real Techniques brush! I have the entire orange collection but I haven't got the pink yet! I can't wait to get a hold of it, blending concealer is one of my least favourite jobs - hopefully this makes it a bit easier. Needless to say I won't be going out and buying this concealer any time soon. Sometimes the hype isn't all that! xx

    http://www.boots.com/en/Real-Techniques-Lash-and-Brow-Groomer_1277697/

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    1. Well thats good to hear its an amazing brush for under eye coverage! it really does make it a lot simpler I know how you feel it isn't my favourite job either! xx

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  16. Great review Katie! It's a shame that it was too dark for you, but as you say at least you're able to use it on part of your face. This is definitely a concealer I'd like to try in the future, but I think I'd go for the lightest shade (no matter what the person at the counter recommended) as I know I'm super pale haha! xo

    www.seekmyscribbles.com

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    1. yeah I know thankfully! yeah be careful with shade :) xx

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