NARS Soft Matte complete Concealer: A first look

NARS is coming out with a new concealer, and my dark circles are excited! FOR real THO.
Hey, want some pot?

If you live in California and voted on Tuesday, you will probably get that joke.


No, I’m not talking about that kind of pot. Well…

I’m talking about these pots of NARS Soft Matte complete Concealer, a new full-coverage concealer coming to NARS counters in January.

Are you familiar with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer? comes in a little tube with a wand like a lipgloss? It’s terrific and has pretty good coverage. It’s one of my favorites, but I’m kind of a concealer ho…


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Err…well, maybe I shouldn’t phrase it that way. how about, “I try a lot of different concealers”?

Anyway, NARS Soft Matte complete Concealer is supposed to be more opaque and have fuller coverage.

If you use NARS Radiant, you might also recognize these shade names. They’re the same names, which makes it easy to find your color (yay!). I did a quick swatch on a piece of paper yesterday and, just eyeballing it, the colors look very similar, too.

NARS Soft Matte complete Concealer
16 shades, permanent, $30, available January 1 at NARS boutiques and online
Chantilly (true ivory shade for a light complexion), Vanilla (tiny cast of pink or a light complexion), Creme Brulee (fair with a light pink undertone), Cannelle (light with a peachy undertone), Honey (warm peach for a light to medium complexion), Custard (yellow tone for a light to medium complexion), Macadamia (medium with a peachy undertone), Ginger (golden undertone for a medium complexion), Biscuit (medium dark natural balance of pink and yellow undertones), Caramel (medium dark yellow and golden undertones), Chestnut (medium with a pink undertone), Amande (medium dark with golden olive undertones), Hazelnut (medium dark with a warm red undertone), cafe (dark shade with warm red undertones), Cacao (dark shade with deep golden brown undertones), Dark Coffee (dark brown with an olive undertone)

“NARS’ highest coverage concealer yet delivers natural natural-looking coverage in an oil-free cream formula that blurs, concealers and smooths imperfections with its soft-focus smoothing complex. optimal Diffusion Powder helps maximize light diffusion with spherical surface powders designed to absorb and refract light with a powerful optical effect. quickly transforms the look of skin to help blur imperfections. advanced powders created with a unique, interwoven structure lay flat while staying connected for the highest level of coverage with the lightest touch. Resists settling into fine lines and pores. Collagen-boosting peptides smooth and reduce the appearances of wrinkles and pores. Hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate, soften and plump the skin for a healthier-looking complexion. Antioxidant daily defense delivers a cocktail of Vitamin A, C and E for environmental defense.”


Top row, from the right: Chantilly, Vanilla, Creme Brulee, Cannelle; bottom row, Honey Custard, Macadamia and Ginger

Top row, from the right: Biscuit Caramel, Chestnut, Amande; bottom row, Hazelnut, Cafe, Cacao, Dark Coffee
Swatches of all 16 shades of NARS Soft Matte complete Concealer
According to the PR, these are supposed to blur the heck out of your pores (I’m paraphrasing) without settling into your fine lines, and since I have fine lines, I’m hoping they live up to the hype.

I’m hoping very hard.

I’ll be testing them soon. Fingers and toes crossed.


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. most of my favorite concealers come in tubes and have wands. I don’t usually like concealers that come in pots because I think it takes more effort to dip my finger or brush into a pot. I don’t know… What’s your favorite concealer packaging? Pots, tubes, tubes with wands? Don’t care at all? Inquiring minds want to know.

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