Nyx Concealer in a Jar Review

by mehak on January 16, 2012

in Concealer, Face Products, Nyx, Reviews

Nyx Concealer in a Jar Nyx Concealer in a jar Review

By Guest Writer Kritika

You know you just went from a college girl to a working girl when the only time you get to catch up on all the TV shows (it’s about time Gossip Girl comes back, I miss you Chuck Bass!), books, movies,  blogs, stalking people on Facebook (not that I do that *tries to look innocent*) is late in the night. As a result, your skin devices a payback scheme and gifts you dark circles. So what do you do to combat that? In comes special agent Nyx Concealer in a jar. TADA !

Nyx claims: A moisture-rich, emollient formula designed to conceal discoloration, dark circles and blemishes. Applied with a brush, the concentrated concealer goes on like a dream, is non-comedogenic and creates medium to heavy coverage. The concealer comes in 13 shades of which 4 are correctors in Yellow, Lavender, Green and Orange.


My review on Nyx Concealer in a Jar: So hear this, this is my first concealer ever and I’m pretty impressed with this adorable looking bad boy here (don’t we all just love the adorable looking bad boys in Hollywood flicks :P). I have it in CJ07 – Tan and it’s pretty close to my skin tone. You know how they say that the concealer should be a shade lighter than your skin tone, well this isn’t exactly lighter than my skin tone and that’s a bummer but since I ordered it online, I have to admit it was entirely my fault.

I still love it !! Why? Because –

  • It comes in a 7g jar that is about the same size as MAC Fluidline or slightly taller than the Maybelline Gel Eye Liner and is perfect to pop in any makeup case. You can apply it with your fingers or with a concealer brush but I like to apply it with my fingers.
  • The texture of this Nyx Concealer is amazingly creamy and glides on very nicely but I would advise you to pat it on and then blend it in rather than simply trying to smear it and rub it in because that then tends to make the concealer go from point A to point B. It also leaves behind a very smooth and velvety finish in my opinion. I have a heard a lot of people like to set it with a loose powder but honestly, it works pretty well without that as well.
  • The coverage is pretty awesome and can definitely hide those dark circles, discolorations and blemishes. Though it’s pretty thick and creamy but at the same time does not give a cakey appearance.
  • It lasts for about 4-5 hours I’d say. But since I can never keep my hands off my face, it last about
  • I don’t know why but this particular shade has tiny winy peachy undertones, it doesn’t bother me much though.


The only bad parts about this Nyx Concealer are:

  • It might accentuate the fine lines under the eyes a tiny bit for some people, so if you do have a lot of fine lines you may want to test this out.
  • The smell. I personally don’t mind it. Unless I really dig my nose into it, I can hardly smell it. It smells of umm..those 1990’s lipsticks.
  • And oh oh.. those of you with long nails, you might not like digging your nails into the jar so I would definitely recommend a concealer brush.

The Nyx Concealer in a jar  contains the following ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil, BHT, Microcrystalline Wax, Nylon-66, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Silica, Butylparaden, Fragrance, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ceresin, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/ Hexarosinate, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sequioleate, Tocopheryl Acetate. MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ultramarines.

What’s up with MAY CONTAIN? Listen mister concealer in a jar, you either have it or you don’t! There is no grey area here. Hmphh..


Do you know: A blocked nose can result in dark circles under your eyes because the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose are darkened and dilated :O


Nyx concealer in a jar

Nyx COncealer in a jar tan shade

nyx concealer in a jar tan swatch

Overall verdict /Rating: A-


Price: $5.50 on Nyx website,   Rs. 480 on Urbantouch.com (20% off currently)

Recommendation: I would recommend special agent Nyx Conceal in a jar to all the beauties who wish to combat those big bad dark circles and some spots here and there. You really get the value for your money with this one as the jar will last you a long time ! Those who are allergic to strong smelling products or have a lot of fine lines under the eye you can probably give this a miss.

About the Guest Writer

Kritika here is a ‘just started work’ girl as you can tell from her intro , and i can totally relate to that! Looks like she is a gossip girl addict just like   me (though now i have moved on to greater things like pretty little liars) and this is her debut post at P & B. I absolutely loved reading every bit of it Kritika, you have a natural flair  !! There is  a lot more to come from her so stay tuned to Kritika!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

DevilishAngel January 16, 2012 at 4:56 am

Nice review! Thnks!:)


Shruti29 January 16, 2012 at 5:48 am

Nice Post.. Well done Kritika :)


Ruqaiya Khan January 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

I havent yet found the ultimate concealer for myself :(


Kritika January 16, 2012 at 11:57 am

Ruqaiya, its a pretty good everyday concealer but I don’t think it can be an ‘ultimate’ concealer if you know what I mean. I wanna try out the Inglot one reviewed by Mehak a while back :)


Kritika January 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

Its here ! Its here ! Yay. Thankyou :)
Mehak, thanks a ton for the opportunity to write !


mehak January 16, 2012 at 9:53 am

The pleasure is all mine !!! :)
Great to have you on board!!


pavani reddy January 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

very nice review kritika…


Nivedita January 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Hey, this is a lot of help as recently I have set my eyes on these concealers. but since i don’t know my shade, I am researching on it. Could you kindly say kritika what your foundation shade is? Err.. I know I always ask this question to everybody.. even Mehak . :P It helps me understand my own shade. :)
Hey I am a TV series addict too!! And I have quite a few. I love Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and also, from the same author Sarah Shepherd The Lying Game., the Vampire Diaries, true Blood…er… the list goes on :P


Chris January 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Hi Kritika, can you tell us what your MAC foundation shade is?


Kritika January 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Thanks Nivedita ! It might sound a little funny but I have never bought a foundation and am too scared to venture into the whole big bad world of MAC ! Awkward moment :|

But I’m using Ponds TM in Sheer Honey 03. And this particular concealer is a tone or two darker than mine. So I would actually advice ‘Beige’ from Nyx if you use the darkest shade in Ponds TM.

Note to self : Must get a MAC match done.


Samyukta January 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

wow have been so waiting for someone to review this.. thank you :) and a really nice review :)


kofykat March 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

um. concealer shouldn;t be lighter than skintone. that’s a really stupid rumour that was started by god knows whom. it should be slightly warmer than your skintone and depending on what you’re using it for, peach tones, green tones or orange toned.


kofykat March 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I’ve been holding out to pick this up though. simple because it’s either never in stock or i keep missing the good deals. :-D looks lovely.


STK July 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm

The ‘may contains’ are nothing but non-toxic natural sun screens, opacifiers & oxides which give a product their shade. It has nothing to do with any ‘grey area’. A company will produce one label for a line of products that has several different shades, such as this concealer. Because each one is a different color, and few if any companies will unnecessarily waste money producing a separate label just to list the ingredients that give a product its particular shade, this leads to the ‘may contain’ line which is commonly seen on the majority of color cosmetics. These ingredients are also used in minute quantities compared to the base ingredients and are not an intregal part of their formula. Large batches of ‘base’ for products such as these are mixed up – sans colorants which give them their shades – with colorants later being added to each ‘shade batch’.

I’d be far more concerned with the chemical ingredients they list in their ingredients, as well as the mineral oil.


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