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It’s hard for me to find really good concealers that will last me the majority of the day. Well, I think I have found it in the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer.
I did some check-ins throughout the day several weeks ago and here is what I found:
- Applied at about 8:40 am
- 11:07 am-Started settling/pilling/caking between my eyebrows and still stayed strong under my eyes.
- 2:09 pm-I had no creasing and was still great on my undereyes. It faded from my blemishes and was still really settled in my pores between my eyebrows and nose. I did notice that it had completed faded from the bridge of my nose. I do wear glasses, so I think that is why. I also noticed caking on my chin.
- 7:29 pm-I used as an eyeshadow primer and discovered that the shadow in my crease was completely gone. I do have hooded eyes, so that could be the culprit. I probably needed to apply a couple layers and set it with powder. I was still cakey in the T-zone and it still gone from blemishes. I also had a little caking on my undereyes, but overall was really happy with it’s staying power in this area.
Having given you a day’s worth of check-ins, I thought I would go to tell you my opinions of the concealer 🙂
Overall, I really love and am impressed by this concealer. I have been a fan of the NARS brand for at least a couple years; ever since I purchased the NARS Creamy Concealer. The packaging is gorgeous. I have always liked it because of it’s rubberized caps and the black and white looks so chic and sleek.
The concealer itself is amazing too. Having not used a pot concealer in quite awhile, I was impressed. This one has a smoother and softer consistency than the one I used in the past, which made it easier to apply. I chose to use my finger when applying and then using a beauty sponge to blend out. I also tried just using my finger to do both and found that the latter method works the best.
Removing it was easy as well. I just used the Pixi+Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Solid Cleansing Oil and it came right off. I didn’t feel like I had to double cleanse or go over my skin with micellar water.
There are some downsides to this concealer, but most products will not do everything you want them to. I found that it did cling to dry spots and that it didn’t cover my dark circles. I don’t usually find anything that does do this, so I let this one slide.
Finally, you’re probably wondering what the benefit of buying this product really is. I will say that it does come in tons of shades; I bought mine in the shade that I usually am without fake tan, so it doesn’t quite match. I do make it work though. Also, it’s quite expensive ($30) but it is also a high-end brand. I think if you want quality makeup, then spend the extra dollar. I personally don’t think it’s a necessity in your makeup collection because there are many great drugstore brands that do the same job. But seeing as I write about beauty, I wanted to try it out for you guys 🙂 According to Sephora, it is a full-coverage concealer (I would agree) that is oil-free and ultra-lightweight (I would agree). It also blurs imperfections (I would half agree) and gives a natural-looking makeup look (I would agree).
I hope this helps and let me know in the comments below if you have tried this concealer out; or are thinking about it; and whether you liked it or not. I would love to hear your opinions.
Thanks for reading!