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Juice Beauty vs Nars Creamy Concealer: Which Concealer Should You Use?
Concealer is, in my not so humble opinion, a cosmetic bag staple. As a professional makeup artist, I see older women like myself either use an excessive amount of the wrong product around their eyes, or buy the incorrect color for their skin tone. Both can enhance the fine lines around our eyes and make us look older! If you’re like me, you want to look better, not older! In this video, I teach not only how to use concealer, but I review and compare a clean beauty concealer, Juice Beauty, and a well-known brand, Nars Cosmetics.
To be honest, I’ve been using Nars concealer for several years for my on-camera talent and love it. It covers darkness and highlights the under eye area without becoming cakey and setting into fine lines. The one issue I take with the Nars brand (and many others) is the level of toxicity of a few ingredients in their products. If they removed the questionable ingredients, though, the product would not have the wonderful feel it currently does. “Clean” beauty has become an enormous up and coming trend in the beauty arena, and I am hot on the heels of products to find my favorites. That being said, I’ve had an easier time finding clean skin care, (I sell Truth Treatments and Dr Zen Skin and love them,) than makeup. The clean beauty makeup lines tend to still lack the smooth texture and glowy finish of their less pure counterparts. However; because concealer is a staple item, I decided to sample the Juice Beauty Concealer by doing a review and comparison with Nars.
Which Concealer is Better?
The Nars product delivers a wonderful glow to the under eye area, but at times I need to layer it with another concealer to have the coverage I desire. And, as a side note, I would never use the Nars concealer on male talent; it has too much highlight in it to look masculine! For women, though, it’s wonderful as a light concealer/highlighter. The main difference between concealer and highlighter, is that concealer covers discoloration and highlighter mainly reflects light. Nars markets this product as concealer/highlighter in one, but in actuality it is more of a highlighter . . .again, in my not so humble opinion.
The Juice Beauty concealer is of a heavier consistency and therefore covers better than the Nars, but because it is non-toxic, it lacks the essential ingredient that delivers the glow of the Nars concealer. My assessment is that if you are into clean-beauty, go for the Juice Beauty brand. It’s one of the best up-and-coming clean brands on the market, and a solid product. If you like the glow of highlighter, then you’ll want to delve into Nars Creamy Concealer.
A note on application: keep your concealer to the side of the nose and a little ways down under the eye, but don’t take it all the way across the under-eye area. It’s just too much! Only use it where you need it.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at Suzanne@thebeautyshaman.com. Also, visit my online store by clicking here! I sell two of my favorite brands, Truth Treatments Skin Care and Dr Zen Skin. Both are non-toxic, gorgeous products that I swear by.