NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Dupes/Alternatives

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would know that one of my favourite concealers is the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I have tried a couple of drug store offerings and alternatives but the truth is; none comes close. I know a few people have likened the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer as a dupe for the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer but I don’t quite agree although they share some similarities. They do have very similar packaging which I quite like. The three concealers featured today include: The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and the Revlon Colorstay Concealer. I like all three concealers and use them for various purposes. The Revlon and Maybelline are really good drug store concealers and if you are not ready to splash out yet on the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, they are a good place to start.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer//Link
The funny thing is this was the first drug store concealer I tried when I got into blogging. It’s not the exact one because the one I got was a different shade and it’s long finished. I really like the packaging because it is so slim and sleek complete with a doe foot applicator. I really like concealers that have doe foot applicators because it makes it really easy to apply and there is no need to deep your fingers/brushes into them. The shade range used to be a bit wider (I think it still is online) but I only find three shades in store which is a little frustrating. It has a light texture but it offers a nice coverage. It gets absorbed easily into the skin and it can be blended well. I picked up the shade 35 which is allegedly for Darker Skin but I only use it as a highlighter around the bridge of my nose, cupid bone and centre of my forehead. The other shade I got a while ago (Shade 30) was a better match to my skin and I used it to conceal my blemishes. I usually set it with a setting powder because it does look a little shiney/sheeny.

Revlon Color Stay Concealer//Link
I am pretty sure you may be a little sick of hearing me talk about this concealer because it has been already featured here (full review). I clearly love this concealer and it is one that is repurchased on default. I am a firm believer in sticking to products you know that work for you and you love. I still try new products because we human beings are insatiable by nature (hahahaha, yes, it’s true-not all the time though). I love the shade match to my skin and it just blends in really well. It also has a doe foot applicator for ease of application. Sadly, the shade range is quite limited and my shade, Deep Fonce, is the darkest shade available in the UK. It can be used for any type of concealing but I mainly use it for under my eyes and it does a spanking job. It does not crease or settle into fine lines and it works well with or without a setting powder although I am inclined to use one. The texture is very light and the coverage is at best light-medium which I don’t mind at all especially as I use it as an under eye concealer.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer//Link
I put off purchasing this concealer for a really long time until December last year. It is clearly one of the most hyped concealers in the blogging world and with good reason. I have a full review here so I won’t ramble too much. It offers a medium coverage and can be used as an under eye concealer, for blemishes and for highlighting depending on what shade you choose. As the name suggests, it has a very creamy texture which is such a dream to apply and I absolutely love it. The doe foot applicator makes it really easy to use and prevents waste which is helpful as it ‘s an expensive product. This is another product I know I would repurchase and I currently have two shades because I use one for my darker blemishes and the other for the odd blemish or to highlight some areas of my face.


Maybelline Fit Me

Revlon Colorstay
NARS Radiant Creamy
It has a slim sleek packaging which is portable
It has a cylindrical slim packaging which I love
It has a sturdy packaging which is still portable

Doe Foot Applicator


It feels very light and easy to blend/absorb

It is super light and easy to blend without hassles

It has a creamy texture which is a dream to blend and feels moisturising

Light to Medium Coverage
Light to Medium Coverage

A good Medium coverage that can be built
Shade Range

Limited but good for a drug store (I think they are about 5-6 shades)

Very limited and they are only 5 shades. My shade is the darkest.
Wide range of shades to choose from and they cater to a variety of skin tones
As an Under Eye Concealer

I have experienced creasing as an under eye concealer and it just does not look/feel right

My favourite under eye concealer as it has a light texture, absorbs well and does not crease or settle into fine lines
I find it a little too creamy for an under eye concealer but I have used it a few times. It may crease if not well blended

As a Highlighter

It is lovely as a highlighter because it has some slight sheen to it that draws light to the needed area (or maybe it’s the effect of the shade I have)

It is fine as a highlighter but I don’t use it often as one because it is a little close to my skin tone
It is actually really lovely as a highlighter especially if you are contouring your face and you want some areas to stand out. It is best to have a lighter shade for this.

As a Blemish concealer

Based on the previous shade I had, it did a good job at lightly concealing blemishes but it was not very long lasting on my combination/oily skin

This concealer does not do much at hiding/concealing my blemishes because it has quite a light coverage and my blemishes are quite dark

This is my absolute favourite for concealing blemishes and it is long lasting, offers a good coverage and a dream to blend
Best Use in my Opinion

Highlighter (based on shade chosen)
Under-eye concealer (based on its texture)
Blemish Concealer (based on it coverage and longevity)


Overall Thoughts
As mentioned earlier, I love these concealers and I use them for various purposes. I know I already mentioned that they are no absolute dupes for the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (well none I have tried so far) but these drug store offerings are a good place to start. They are 1/3rd of the price of the NARS concealer. However, if you would like to treat yourself, I strongly recommend trying the NARS Radiant Concealer as it can be used in a variety of ways. That’s all folks. If you have any other dupes or requests for reviews, please leave them in the comment box. What’s your favourite concealer?
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  1. I have the Maybelline fit me and I love it - so much in fact I've repurchased it! I always hear people comparing the Fit Me and the Nars one, but to be honest, I doubt anything can be exact, although, I haven't tried the Nars one therefore cannot comment on it. The thing I think will be similar between the two is the packaging - slightly squared with a black lid and writing up the side! x

    Jasmine ||

    1. I am totally with you on that!! The packaging look really similar but I think that may be all the similarities. They are good concealers but for different purposes. The NARS Radiant creamy concealer is definitely worth a try as a treat...xx

  2. I love that youre so detailed with your reviews! I am looking to get the NARS concealer but have been putting it off for a while... I am really tempted now though! Great blog :) xx

    Lauren |

    1. Awww thanks a lot Lauren!! I am very pleased you enjoyed it. yeah to NARS radiant creamy concealer although it is a little pricey but I think it's worth it...xx

  3. I agree the Maybelline one is more of a highlighting shade as it's so light and blend-able whereas the Nars is a little more heavy-duty! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

    1. Yes, the Maybelline one is good for highlighting as it almost does nothing for me as a blemish concealer....NARS all the way for all the pesky blemishes...xx

  4. Fantastic post and comparisons! I do love the creamy concealer however I did pick up the Revlon Colourstay last week which I'm yet to try. I hear so many good things about fit me but the shades just don't come light enough for me :(

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

    1. Thanks ever so much!!! I feel the Revlon Colorstay Concealer is very underrated in the blogging world and it's really lovely....have you tried the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer? I think it has really light shades...xx


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