I constantly keep buying makeup, and one thing that makes my love legit for it, is the base makeup. I love buying foundations/concealers, as I feel that’s the thing one should invest in after skin care. I stay in a hot & humid climate so I definitely need something very light on my skin on a daily basis.
I recently have moved towards using only concealers on my face , and have a distant relationship with foundations for a while. Being a working girl, I do need something with very natural finish with a decent coverage for my office days. The only two concealers I have been playing around for a while is Maybelline Age- Rewind Concealer and Nars Soft Matte Concealer, and today I am talking about Nars in this post.
While I was returning back from Sydney last month, I did get a chance to roam around the Duty Free Shopping area which is where I exactly spotted the Nars Counter. I had heard so much about their Radiant Creamy concealers that I was drifted towards buying it. I tried and tested it on me, and somehow just didn’t like the finish on myself, as it looked very oily and creamy on my face. However, I definitely liked the coverage it gave. The beauty rep there advised me to go for their Soft Matte Concealer instead, and I decided to give it a shot. She suggested the shade- viz Ginger (Medium 2), which exactly matched my skin tone, and I couldn’t be happier 🙂
(*For you my readers- if you need a comparison, I am NC41 in Mac)
It retailed for AUD 41 (INR 2000 approximately), and I decided to buy it, as its not available in India.
Packaging is very classy, and is consistent with their branding with soft matte finish on their cover. Its a pot concealer and definitely is something I hesitate to put my fingers in as I feel that’s just not the most hygienic packaging for a makeup base.
Texture and Formulae is exactly what the name says- Soft Matte and glides on very easily on the skin. It definitely is a high coverage concealer, and I love the finish it gives. I do not have under-eye creasing issues, nor do I mind my dark circles. Just one layer of this sufficient to cover the acne spots, marks on my face and my dark circles. It does blends in beautifully on the skin, and works best with a beauty blender.
Longevity of the concealer is definitely on the higher side, as it lasts for about 8-9 hours. Since, I have very oily skin, it does move a bit from my T-zone (but do remember, I have supremely oily skin). I do need to set it up with a compact powder, and need to give it a touch up atleast once in 8-9 hours.
My experience; I am sticking to it for a while. I have covered almost everything above, and I do recommend you guys the concealer if you have oily skin. This is just not the concealer for under-eyes, its for your entire face. Full points for its coverage and finish. I really wish they could come along with some other alternative for the packaging, as I am not a really big fan of the pot packaging.
Hope this post was useful. Until next time 🙂