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Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector Review

by ceecee
Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector Review

There’s a new undereye corrector on the block, this time from Nars. Expanding on their ever popular Radiant Creamy Concealer, Nars released a color corrector version of the product. So is it any good? Well, I’ve been disappointed by underye correctors more times than I can count. So let’s review the Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector and see how it performs.

Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector Overview

radiant creamy color corrector

The Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector retails for $30 and contains 0.2 oz of product. The packaging is the same size as their Radiant Creamy Concealer, a slim tube but this one has a brush applicator instead of a doe foot. There’s a clear window on the tube that allows you to see the shade.

Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector Review

Nars corrector

Claims

Nars claims that the product neutralizes the look of under-eye circles, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. It’s also supposed to contain  antioxidant-rich ingredients that help brighten skin’s appearance.

Consistency

Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector

The Radiant Creamy Color Corrector has a pretty liquidy consistency; it’s definitely thinner than I remember the Radiant Creamy Concealer being. I’d say the consistency reminds me of Colourpop’s Pretty Fresh Concealer or First Aid Beauty’s Hello Fab Concealer.

The corrector blends out easily and gets absorbed into the skin. Because the texture is so thin, it doesn’t bunch up or settle into fine lines like a lot of heavy coverage liquid concealers do (e.g. Tarte Shape Tape).

Coverage

This is really what determines the success or failure of a corrector for me because if the coverage is too sheer, you’re not really correcting anything and it’s just a useless step that you might as well skip.

I found the coverage level of the Radiant Creamy Color Corrector to be kind of weak. It really didn’t cover my dark circles or even mildly camouflage them. Instead it just seemed to apply layer of sheer orange tint through which the dark shadow was still visible. And even with a second layer the darkness still showed through.

I compared one eye with the corrector under concealer and the other eye with just concealer, and there really wasn’t any difference in the coverage or brightness level.

Finish

Nars Radiant Creamy color corrector medium

The actual consistency of the product isn’t too tacky. It provides a light amount of hydration but not a shiny or dewy finish. That being said the product itself contains micro particles of gold shimmer.

It’s not super large chunks and the shimmer is pretty well dispersed. With concealer layer over the corrector, the actual glimmering particles didn’t really show through however the finish of the concealer was slightly more radiant than the eye without the corrector. It’s like it leaves a satin finish to whatever normally matte concealer you wear over it.

Overall I didn’t mind the way the finish looked with concealer on top. I think it gave the skin a more flattering texture but it didn’t really contribute to brightening the undereye in any way.

Shade Range

Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector Swatch Medium
Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector Swatch: Medium

The Radiant Creamy Color Corrector comes in four shades: light, medium, medium deep, and deep. I have the shade medium, as I thought the shade light looked too light.

I think medium is not really the best tone for my light-medium skin. It doesn’t seem to correct as well as the salmony toned correctors which have a bit more pink in them. This shade leans pretty orange and it just wasn’t capable of correcting my undereye darkness.

Cruelty-Free and Vegan Status

Nars claims it does not test on animals or ask others to test on their behalf except where required by law. The brand is sold in China, which mandates that all cosmetic brands sold in physical stores pay and participate in post-production animal testing.

The Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector contains carmine and as such would not qualify as vegan.

Where to Buy the Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector | $30

  • Sephora – Free shipping over $50 and free returns
  • Nars – Free shipping over $35 and free returns
  • Macys – Free shipping and free returns
  • Nordstrom – Free shipping and free returns
  • Bloomingdales – Free shipping on orders over $150 and free returns
  • Neiman Marcus – Free shipping and free returns

Regardless of where you choose to purchase from, make sure to check if Rakuten (ebates) is offering cash back. Sephora offers cash back for anywhere from 2% to 8% so it’s definitely worth looking into. If you haven’t signed up for Rakuten yet, you can do so here.It only takes a minute and you’ll earn cashback every time you shop through their link. They also have an extension which I recommend installing, that activates cash back on all eligible websites with one click. It also scans for coupons.

Final Thoughts

So overall I found this product pretty underwhelming. It didn’t really perform well as a corrector and didn’t add anything to the coverage of my undereye shadows. If you were wondering, is the Nars Radiant Creamy Color Corrector a dupe for Benefit Boi’ing Brightening Concealer (Erasepaste)? Sadly, not even close. I’ve got a full post devoted to finding a dupe for that magical product but this corrector really doesn’t compare.

Out of all the correctors I’ve tried, I think this one is most similar to the Giorgio Armani Master Corrector, which I’m pretty sure is also discontinued 🙄. It’s a thin, lightweight corrector that doesn’t add a lot of thickness to the undereye but also doesn’t add a lot of coverage.

Pros

  • Lightweight texture
  • Adds a satin finish to the skin when worn under concealer
  • Doesn’t settle in fine lines

Cons

  • No coverage
  • Doesn’t correct or brighten undereye shadows

Thanks for reading, let me know you’re thoughts in the comments below.

Bye now,

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