I’d like to introduce you to my new favourite concealer and foundation duo! As you may have seen in my recent Birthday post, I was lucky enough to be given the NARS Sheer Glow foundation and NARS radiant creamy concealer for my birthday – two products I had never tried before but had heard great things about. I’m not someone who uses the same foundation or concealer day in, day out, it tends to vary on what kind of coverage I’m after and what I plan on doing that day. On most occasions I’ve recently been using the L’Oreal True Match foundation and alternating this with the MAC Studio Fix foundation. As for concealer, I have about 5 or 6 that I tend to use regularly but am a sucker for the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer.
This NARS duo though is something else. The coverage it gives is incredible. My first test run with it was for my Birthday night out which involved a long night, a meal, drinks and a lot of sweaty dancing. And do you know what…it barely moved an inch! I was so impressed with the coverage and how long it lasted that I almost forgave the price of this duo!
NARS concessions are few and far between where I live so I had to guess my shade from the website and also based on the reviews people had given. I decided to plunge for the sheer glow foundation in the shade Ceylon. This shade is described as ‘Light 6’ and is a medium shade with yellow undertones. The shade is pretty spot on to be honest. I like a shade that’s just a little darker than my natural skin tone especially for nights out and this shade definitely hit the spot. The coverage is amazing and like I said, it has great staying power. The formula is quite creamy and applies and blends really easily with my beauty blender. The product leaves you with a lovely natural and glowy finish on the skin (hence the name!). My only small niggle with the product is that it doesn’t come with a pump and you do have to pay extra for this on top of what is already a pricey foundation (£31.00).
So underneath my foundation and on a more regular basis I have been using the NARS Radiant creamy concealer in the shade Vanilla. I believe this is the second lightest shade in the collection and on that note, I have to say that I feel both the foundations and concealers come in a great range of colours – there should be something to suit every skin tone which is a definite plus. This concealer is one that has been raved about to me on a regular basis and I was a little sceptical to buy it due to the price of it (£22.00). In comparison to the other concealers I use, this is definitely the most expensive one. I have been very pleasantly surprised though and similar to the foundation, the coverage of this concealer is fantastic and it does cover all my blemishes and breakouts with ease. I still like to use my Seventeen concealer to cover my undereyes as this has a thicker consistency compared to the NARS concealer. Nevertheless, I would buy the NARS concealer again, although I’m pretty sure this one will last me absolutely ages as you only need the tiniest dab for it to take effect.
Needless to say I am now a massive fan of NARS and am on the lookout to try more of their products! I’ve heard great things about their matte skin tint and also their infamous Laguna bronzer!
Have you tried NARS products? How would you rate them?