NARS describes this concealer as ideal for all skin types, the radiant creamy concealer is a multi-action formula that instantly obscures imperfections, blurs lines and wrinkles, hides dark circles and signs of fatigue. It also purports to be crease-proof, paraben-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free and non-comodogenic. The Radiant Creamy Concealer contains 6ml of product and is made in USA.
The concealer comes packaged in a slim plastic tube with a matte rubber cap similar to that of all NARS' products. The rubber matte cap feels nice to hold but can easily get dirt marks or product residue left on the cap. I like my products looking like they are brand new so I try my best to keep the cap clean and dirt-free.
The concealer comes with a doe foot applicator which picks up a decent amount of product. I do not normally apply concealer on my skin directly using the applicator. Instead, I dab the amount of product I want on my hand and apply the product where I want with my fingers as I prefer the finish it gives me. I have tried using the applicator to apply the product on my dark circles and I find that it spreads and blends the product in quite well.
I realised I forgot to snap a picture of the ingredients list which is printed on one side of the box so I've typed it out below here to make things easy - hee!
List of ingredients:-
Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Bis-Butyldimethicone Polyglyceryl-3, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Isostearic Acid, Polysilicone-2, Aluminum Hydroxide, Maltodextrin, Trisodium EDTA, Lecithin, Silica, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Magnolia Officinalis (Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract), Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera [Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract]; [+/- (May Contain): Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)].
The shade Light 2 - Vanilla is a shade with very slight pink undertones. Although it is not my exact skin tone, it is quite a good match for my NC15-20 skin. I tested Custard in store and it was a bit too dark and yellow for me whereas the lightest shade Chantilly was too fair and pink for me. So Vanilla it is. True to its claims, this little gem is scent-free - perfect for those who are sensitive to scented products!
The concealer has a creamy liquid texture which spreads easily on the skin and blends easily. When applied on the skin, it feels extremely light and I feel as if I am not wearing any concealer. It also gives a slight glow to the skin which I really like - makes me look more fresh and awake! Coverage is light to medium bordering full at best but can easily be layered to provide the coverage I need. However, if I have really red blemishes or very dark circles under the eye, I feel that this does not provide adequate coverage as hints of discolouration can still be seen. Also, if too much product is applied, it can look cakey and emphasise the fines lines of my skin, especially at my under eyes so I apply two layers at most to avoid that. I set it in place with a light layer of powder and it stays for at least 7 hours before fading off completely.
Below is a swatch of Vanilla on my hand showing you how it fared in covering the little mole on my hand. I applied two layers of the product to get this result.