Monday, October 24, 2016
NARS vs. Estee Lauder Concealer Combat
When I first started to blog about beauty, I decided to purchase every new makeup item or skincare product I saw on Sephora's website. I scoured beauty blogs and YouTube channels for hours as I watched girls apply luxury creams and foundations to their skin. YSL brought out a dewy highlighter? I'm buying it. Nails INC created a high-tech top coat? It's already in my shopping bag. It got to the point that I was buying so many products my bathroom countertop looked like I had just returned from a beauty counter heist. As I've grown older, I developed a routine of tried and true skincare and makeup products. I don't need the newest 'it' item, even if it has Victoria Beckham's name sprawled across the lid (okay, I do really want her Estēe Lauder line). One of my holy grail beauty items is the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard. When I first heard about this concealer I thought it would be thin and glow-giving, so I was delighted to find that it's the exact opposite. The concealer is a thick liquid that conceals blemishes and under-eye circles flawlessly. I recently discovered the exact same formulation in the Estēe Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer in 03 Medium. One of the lovely ladies at the Macy's Lauder counter gave me a deluxe sample of the concealer and I fell in love with it. Double Wear is $5 cheaper than Radiant Creamy, but the formulas are identical. The only difference between the two is Lauder's lasts a skoshi bit longer. Both are fabulous concealers and work double duty on dark circles and spots. If you're in the market for a new cover-up, head to the NARS and Lauder counters and compare the two for yourself!