I didn’t think I would be able to live without my beloved NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, but it just so happened, that one day I ran out of it. And I didn’t buy a new one. Instead, I tried to find an affordable version of it and was pretty determined to try new products, just for the sake of trying new products. Being a beauty blogger and all.
And you know what? I think I have found a pretty good dupe for *NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. And that is: *Catrice Cosmetics’ Liquid Camouflage High Coverage concealer.
Besides being a good dupe for NARS RCC, this concealer is great, affordable and cruelty-free.
Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer review
The concealer comes in a simple, yet beautiful packaging with a soft applicator. The consistency of the concealer is liquid yet quite thick and it’s easy to apply and blend onto the skin. It does dry pretty quickly though, so you don’t have a ton of time to work with it. But to be honest: who has additional time anyway? You just apply the concealer, blend it to it’s place and that’s it. One minute, two tops. Done.
It says that it lasts 12 hours and it waterproof, but I haven’t taken a swim in it. I have, however, exercised and sweated through my makeup and it has lasted well throughout my day. It’s one of those silent friends – it just is there and it takes care of you and it doesn’t let you down. But you don’t necessarily notice it either. Luckily I’m doing this review so I can really dig deep into this friendship and thank it for being there for me.
When I compare this to NARS RCC – it is not as creamy and soft-feeling as that is. Here’s the catch: It’s a bit dry. If you have dry under eyes, this isn’t necessarily your product. When it comes to pigmentation and coverage – Catrice concealer comes close. If you want coverage from a drugstore concealer, this one is a good choice. You can also make thinner layers and build it up. I would say the longevity is about the same with these two. I would still say that NARS one is the best concealer I’ve tried, but then again, this is five times more affordable than that and taking that into consideration, this concealer is pretty awesome.
I usually use two colors to hide my dark under eyes: a peachy color to color-correct the blue hues – and then a lighter color to brighten it up. Here I used 015 Honey and 110 Porcelain. I also use the concealer to hide any blemishes, and for that, I go for the honey color as well.
Catrice concelears before & after – Hiding dark under eye circles
I applied quite thin layers, to make my under eye area match with the rest of my face (where I’ve used pretty sheer foundation).
For more in-depth tutorial about hiding dark circles, check out my post: How to conceal dark circles under eyes – Concealer tips
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Have you tried this product? Or do you know of an even better one? Let me know in the comments!