Review: Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

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It’s that time of year again – the time when everyone shares their Sephora VIB Spring Sale purchases. And I’m no different. First on the docket is the much hyped about Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer.

This concealer has been all over Instagram, youtube and the blogosphere lately, and continuing my hunt to find the perfect under eye concealer, there should be no surprise that I picked this baby up during the sale.

I was a fan of the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the past, but always found it was slightly too emollient for my under eyes, and tended to crease on me fairly easily. I wasn’t sure if this pot concealer would be the same, but when it arrived in the mail I was really surprised to see its consistency.

The Soft Matte Concealer is the perfect balance between creamy and stiff/waxy. I simply warm up a bit in the pot with my fingers and tap it under my eye. You can blend out with a brush, but I’ve been preferring using my fingers lately.

Because of this concealer’s unique texture, I find that it sets down fairly quickly and thus doesn’t really crease. The one thing I will note is that it does oxidize slightly. I purchased the shade Chantilly, as a way to brighten my under eyes. but after an hour or two the shade definitely gets darker. Don’t get me wrong, it still looks great, but it might be something to consider when picking out your shade!

Overall I think this is a great concealer. Is it my new holy grail? Only time will tell. That’s an A for you, Nars! Well done!

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