If you’ve been keeping tabs on the best concealers of all time, then you know that the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is the one to beat. It’s naturally buildable, long-lasting, brightening, and luxuriously skin-perfecting with every swipe. Needless to say, it deserves every vote it’s earned as an Allure Reader’s Choice Award Winner of three years.
That said, we completely get why each tube of the stuff does cost a pretty penny not all of us can afford. So, if you’re on a tight budget with expensive taste, you’re in luck! After swatching and swiping on tons of concealer formulas, we handpicked these 3 concealer alternatives as the closest in formula and finish. (Each one goes for less than P400!) See how they swatched next to the deluxe holy grail itself, below.


1. The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer, P350
Sabby wears NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger and The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer in #02 Rich Beige. DUPE RATING: 4.5/5 HEARTS

As far as dupes go, this one from The Saem earns our seal of approval. It has just the right consistency—thin but not runny, but also not too thick—and seamlessly conceals without feeling heavy on the skin. The formula and finish don’t disappoint either! With medium to high coverage, long-lasting wear, decent sun protection, and a luminous-like touch, we think this has what it takes to win over any NARS RCC lover. Its only downside, in our opinion, is the lack of shades available for morena skin tones. Other than that, we have to say this surprisingly nailed it! Not bad for P350.

Shop it here.

2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser, P399
Sabby wears NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in 130 Medium Moyen. DUPE RATING: 3.5/5 HEARTS

Another beauty award winner, this concealer from Maybelline is a great match for its NARS counterpart. It’s got medium to full coverage, a velvet-like texture, and a non-comedogenic formula that glides over your problem areas easy peasy! Sure, the formula does run a tad more matte with a powdery finish, but if you’re on the oilier side, then this is a good fit. Hoard it while you can!

Shop it here.

3. L.A. Girl PRO Conceal Creamy, P349
Sabby wears NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger and L.A. Girl PRO Conceal in Pure Beige. DUPE RATING: 4/5 HEARTS

If you’re looking for one that’s especially good at spot concealing, this one from L.A. Girl kills it on all fronts. We’re talking great coverage, oily-skin friendly, and a budge-proof formula that ties in well with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. The brush-like applicator might be a hit or miss, but if you can get past that and its relatively warm complexion range, we’re willing to bet that this will be your next affordable go-to.

Shop it here.

Photos by Kat Austria. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer photos from Instagram (@narsissist).

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