Meet NARS radiant creamy concealer ultimate dupe

By now, most of my readers know how I always crave for a good concealer. I have been trying and testing a lot, and I mean A LOT. For a certain phase of my life, I used NARS radiant creamy concealer, and loved it. Hated it for the fact it is not easily available in Egypt, and if it is, its extremely pricey (more than M.A.C!). So, I have been looking out for a replacement, if not a dupe, for the that one.
After many months of convincing myself that I really don't need another concealer, I finally bit the bullet and bought the ever so raved about Maybelline Fit Me Concealer  . A lot of people say that it is similar to the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (which I love) so I thought I would do a quick review and comparison. I came across many beauty blogs that rave about Maybelline's Fit me concealer and how it is an exact duplicate for the NARS one I used, but I never believe till I see for myself, hence this post.

Now, Maybelline's Fit Me concealer dlended seamlessly to cover under-eye circles & imperfections. Now, I have pretty intense dark circles, so I tend to like more thicker consistencies and higher pigmentations so it actually does a good job, instead of doubling up the work by wearing an orange/peach corrector first and then wearing a beige one to match my skintone. So, I can’t just pick up a lighter-toned, highlighting concealer in the hope that it will brighten my eyes. I almost always have to use a peach corrector first. After that, I apply this concealer under my eyes for added coverage and the brightening effect. 
Maybelline Fit Me Swatch in Medium 25
Nars Creamy Concealer Swatch
Unlike the foundation that comes in a large variety of shades, the concealer is only available in 6 shades. That is why it was a little hard for me to narrow down to just one shade that would work well for my skin tone. I chose the shade Medium (25) among the ones available. This shade is quite obviously lighter than my skin tone (and has pinkish undertones), and so, I cannot use it to cover up imperfections. I basically picked this one up for under the eyes. It matched my natural tone, and didn't cake. Lasted a full day at work-9 Hours.

Now, for the similarity- Both come with a doe foot applicator. I actually prefer the Maybelline applicator because it is much smaller and allows for more precise application, specially for the inner corners of the eyes. Onto the product itself, you can see that both concealers are pretty much a similar shade, with NARS Custard possibly being the more neutral than Maybelline Medium being more pink toned. I believe I should have bought sand, which is more yellow toned. (Maybe I should give it a go!). For the consistency, both the NARS and Maybelline concealers have a similar consistency with the Maybelline being slightly liquid-y and the NARS being a little more mousse like. The NARS provides more coverage with one go, with the Maybelline being a medium but buildable coverage.

With the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, I love the consistency and the coverage, but I honestly prefer the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. Maybe if I had dry skin I would prefer the NARS concealer since it is quite moisturizing, but I ultimately think that they look the same on the skin and, for my oily combination skin, I need a concealer that sets in place and doesn't migrate and move around as much as the NARS one does (not that much though). The Maybelline concealer is cheaper and out of the two, it's the one I reach for on a daily basis and actually available in every department store and pharmacy in Egypt. Sorry NARS!

Have you tried either, or both, and have favourite?

Available in 6 shades.

Price: 6-7 USD

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