I’m back for another makeup product review you shouldn’t miss.
As you can see, in this fantasy makeup look, I used a Nars color corrector to hide my dark circles and to create a flawless base for my makeup.
And as you probably guessed it, our product highlight for this look is none other than the Nars color corrector!
I have tried so many under-eye color correctors, but it's tough to find something that doesn't crease and look cakey. Plus, there's the struggle of finding one that disappears under my foundation.
When I heard the NARS Color Corrector was lightweight and would not alter the shade of my foundation, I had to try it. 👀
So before trying another disappointing under-eye corrector, please read my review of the NARS Radiant Creamy Color Corrector below.
A Little Bit About NARS✨
If you're a makeup addict like me, then you're probably familiar with NARS cosmetics. But here's a little background info you might not know!
- Founded in 1994 by makeup artist & photographer François Nars
- Best known for its foundations & concealers
- Nars Blush "Orgasm" is the best-selling blush in the USA 💯🏆
About Nars Color Corrector
Nars color corrector is a product that neutralizes skin tone imperfections, like dark under the eyes, sunspots, hyperpigmentation, or acne.
When two colors are opposites on the color wheel, they cancel each other out. This radiant color corrector comes in red-toned pigments, neutralizing blue and purple shades. Perfect for hiding dark circles! 🙌
Here are the key ingredients in the NARS color corrector.
- White Water Lily: Brightens Skin
- Red Spiderling Flower Extract: Protects against free radicals
- Dimethicone: Prevents hydration loss
- Propanediol: Moisturizes skin 💧
- Phenyl Trimethicone: Creates smooth texture & spreadability
My Experience with NARS Color Corrector✨
I've been on the hunt for a lightweight color corrector for what feels like centuries. When I heard that the NARS Radiant Creamy Color Corrector motto is "undercover wear, over-the-top perfection," it had my attention! 😍
It seemed like exactly what I needed, so I ordered right away.🏃 The color correctors come in four shades: light, medium, medium-deep, and deep.
I tried the light shade. I chose to use it for my under-eye area only, but it's advertised to work for other types of hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
The packaging is similar to the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer but comes with a little brush instead of a doe foot applicator. I used the brush and dotted the product along my under eye.
Then I used an under-eye concealer brush to blend. On top of it, I applied my favorite foundation by Morphe and my Makeup Revolution concealer.
Guys, they were not kidding. 😲 The NARS Radiant Creamy Color Corrector dried to such a lightweight finish, it laid perfectly underneath my other products. The colors were not altered, and I didn't notice any creasing at all.
Most importantly, my under-eye area looked so bright and fresh! ✨😊
This color corrector was easy to apply and made a huge difference. I highly recommend it as part of your makeup prep!
How to Use:
If you haven't used a color corrector to balance your skin tone, they can be a little intimidating! Don’t worry, I got you! 😉
✔️Here's how to use a color corrector for the under-eye area.
- Use the included brush applicator
- Dab a few dots of color corrector along your under-eye
- Blend with a fluffy under-eye concealer brush
- Apply your foundation and under-eye concealer over the top
How to Choose a Color Corrector❓
Color correctors can be miracle workers ✨, or they can miss the mark. Here's what I look for when choosing a color corrector:
To me, coverage is critical. If it's too sheer, it's not correcting anything. But it won't settle well under the rest of my makeup if it's too thick. 🤔
I want a clean skin tint. I found it to be a little on the thin side. It was enough for me, but I would go with something else if I needed more serious coverage.
Color is also essential when it comes to color correctors. For example, I need the red pigment to be strong enough to cancel out the blue but not so saturated that I can't cover it. There has to be a nice balance.
3. Price 💲💲
Price is also important to me. If it works, I don't mind spending a little more on a product. There's nothing more frustrating than making an investment and finding it's not up to snuff.
The next thing I look for is consistency. I have used some color correctors that were very thick and difficult to blend. Luckily, this color corrector went on so smoothly and was easy to apply.
5. Finish ✨
On that same note, the finish is super important! I want my color corrector to do its job but to disappear under the rest of my look for a light, natural finish.
😍What I Love About NARS Color Corrector (Pros)
👍There's a lot to love about the NARS Color Corrector! Where to begin?
✔️Perfect level of red pigmentation
✔️Smooth, velvety application
✔️Dries down super light
✔️Seamless blending with foundation and concealer
✔️At $30, the price is a little steep but imo worth it!
✔️Contains antioxidant-rich ingredients that brighten skin
👎What I Did Not Love (Cons)
Okay, so there are a few downsides. Also, if you are vegan, NARS is a brand you should avoid.
❌NARS is no longer cruelty free 😢
❌NARS is not vegan
The Competition: Other Color Correctors I Have Also Used🌈
Interested in some alternatives to the NARS color corrector? Here's my honest opinion on three others I have tried.
💕Competitor 1: L.A. Girl Cosmetics HD Pro Corrector Concealer
The L.A. Girl Cosmetics HD Pro Corrector Concealer has excellent coverage for the price! Here are my pros and cons.
For only $5, you get a solid little product with great coverage. It comes in 10 colors, so you can practice color correcting to your heart's content. 🌈
I don't love the little brush tip, so applying this product is not my fav. Also, it's better for normal or oily skin because it's pretty dry.
💕Competitor 2: Chanel Le Correcteur de Chanel
This color corrector by Chanel is oh so luxe. If you really struggle with dark circles, this one could be an excellent investment.
I love that it has a lightweight, buildable texture that feels amazing. It's advertised as containing soft-focus pigment that diffuses light, and it does have a way of disappearing onto the skin.
She's pricey. At $43, this concealer has a lot to live up to, and some may feel that the coverage is too sheer for the price.
💕Competitor 3: MAC Studio Fix Conceal & Correct
If you're searching for a color corrector with excellent coverage, the MAC Studio Fix Conceal & Correct could be for you! It has opaque coverage and blends away skin pigmentation of all kinds.
You get a variety of shades, a pro and a con (which I'll explain in the next section). It has great coverage and covers even the most stubborn spots.
This color-correcting palette is marketed for all skin types, which is kind of weird because you end up paying for some shades you can't use. The upside is that you can mix and match until you find the right shade. I did find it to crease too much for my taste.
|Product||Coverage||Finish Type||Price||Pros|| Cons||My Product |
|L.A. Girl Cosmetics HD |
Pro Corrector Concealer
|Medium Coverage||Natural||$5||Great coverage. |
It comes in
|little brush tip|
|⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|Chanel le |
Correcteur de Chanel
|Light To Medium Coverage|
coverage is too sheer
|⭐ ⭐ ⭐ |
|MAC Studio Fix Conceal & Correct||Buildable Full Coverage||Natural||$45||Great coverage|
covers even the most stubborn spots
creases too much
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
|Nars color corrector||Medium, buildable coverage||Long-lasting, radiant finish||$30||Smooth, velvety application|
Dries down super light
|Doesn't crease |
No longer cruelty-free
|⭐⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
NARS Radiant Creamy Color Corrector Is The Winner🏆🥳
I love the overall color, consistency, and finish of the NARS Radiant Creamy Color Corrector. It was the perfect coverage for me, and I loved how it felt on my skin!
I've been using Nars Color Corrector for weeks, and I'm so happy with it! 🥰
It's light and sheer, but I don't mind building up coverage if it results in the look I'm after. Plus, I like that I can customize the intensity as needed.
Due to the liquid consistency, this product is better for dry or normal skin. I believe it would be too slippery on oily skin and wouldn't have great staying power.
If you're after lightweight, creamy coverage, I highly recommend it!! ⭐⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Why Trust Me? 🤝
I have struggled with dark under eyes for years 😫 and have tried tons of color correctors. I have done so much trial and error -- I don't want to think about how much money I've spent on color correctors that didn't work.
I feel the NARS Radiant Creamy Color Corrector checks all the boxes. ☑️ I also love that it contains ingredients that are good for your skin and brighten your under-eye over time.
I realize it might be too thin for some, so I'll keep experimenting with other products for a thicker consistency that doesn't crease. But for now, this is the best liquid color corrector I have tried!
Still have more questions? Keep reading for the answers to my FAQs!
1. Is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Good For Under Eyes?👀
Yes, it is! This product not only color corrects but also hydrates and brightens. White Water Lily and Red Spiderling Flower extract help defend against free radicals.
2. How do you use NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer?🤔
Application is super easy. Using the brush that came with the product, dab it onto the problem area. I then like to use a fluffier under-eye concealer brush to blend.
3. Is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Silicone Based? 🤔
Yup, it is silicone-based. It also contains glycerine but is free of parabens and phthalates (though some NARS products contain these things).
4. Is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Good For Mature Skin? 🤔
This product is not harmful to mature skin, but some reviews say it settles fine lines and wrinkles due to its liquid consistency.
5. How Do I Stop My NARS Concealer From Creasing? 🤔
The best way I have found to prevent my NARS concealer from creasing is to apply it in thin layers. Once it has dried down completely, set lightly with powder. 🥰
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