This February NARS introduced a new concealer to their line up of complexion products. A formula that promises the highest coverage with a natural-looking finish; a mix that’s hard to come by in the world of makeup!
This new concealer comes packaged in a small acrylic pot with a screw top lid. It’s sleek, it’s sturdy and true to the typical NARS aesthetic.
According to the press info at hand, this new concealer is an oil-free formula that blurs, conceals and smoothes out imperfections. There’s an Optimal Diffusion Powder that helps light diffuse just so that it instantly transforms the look of the skin to smoother and softer focus finish, skincare ingredients such as peptides to boosts collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and soften skin for a healthier look.
The formula is velvety smooth when swatched. It blends easily and covers any imperfections with ease! I prefer this for the under eyes as it covers my dark circles like no other.
As with most concealers i’ve tested and used before this too creases quite easily. I blame the deep lines under my eyes. Nothing really is crease-proof on me, including the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer which I didn’t enjoy truth be told.
In general, formulas that set work best for me, and this does. The concealer stays in place and minimises further migration into wrinkles.
Overall I find this the best wearing formula thus far. This concealer does.not.budge. It looks as fresh at the end of the day as when applied. My holy grail Clé de Peau concealer doesn’t beat the staying power of this.
On to some swatches of concealers currently in use.
The best colour match for me is the MUFE Ultra HD. Lightweight with medium coverage. And the closest corresponding shade in the NARS line up is Custard. However with the fuller coverage formula, it ends up looking too light on my medium olive skin. Therefore my best recommendation for NC 35 skin would be Macadamia or Ginger.
Here’s a before & after.
The overall look is a more even toned fresher, less tired face. In real life the effect is even more exaggerated.
It does live up to the claim of extra EXTRA coverage with an undetectable finish, and even though this does crease on me i’m willing to let it slide (no pun intended) purely for the fact that it covers so well without looking cake-y AND lasts all day.
If you are looking for something for severe dark circles, this would be the best place to start. I hope you love this new concealer as much as I do!
Pricing & Other Info
The Soft Matte Complete Concealer retails at SGD45 for 6.2g. Available at NARS boutiques and counters.
*Thank you NARS Singapore for the samples to test!