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Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 14:19:05

I need help with colours. I have Olive skin. I am unsure what colour to buy as i want it for my under eye shadows and i am unlikely to get to a shop to try testers. I would like to order online but dont want to make a mistake with colour. So has anyone tried the Nars creamy concealer and what colour did they choose? I think maybe custard or ginger? Anyone help please? Thanks.

Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 14:19:38

Oh and did you go for a lighter colour if its for under eyes?

NotTodaySatan Fri 16-Oct-15 14:22:43

Ginger looks like it would be good for olive skin. Custard is quite pale.

Tbh I'd skip it and buy the Urban Decay Naked Skin one instead. I was amazed at how much I hated the NARS one. It's horribly thick and dry.

NotTodaySatan Fri 16-Oct-15 14:23:24

Yes to lighter shade under the eyes. Just one shade lighter than your foundation or you'll end up with reverse panda eyes. Not a good look.

Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 14:25:17

Oh really? I will have a look at the urban decay one. Thanks smile

Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 14:27:46

Sorry, what colour in the urban decay do you think might work for me?

NotTodaySatan Fri 16-Oct-15 14:29:23

I would guess maybe Medium Neutral but it's hard without seeing your skin!

Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 14:32:46

I know!! Ebay have a few testers so may just buy one and see how i get on!! Thanks!

HopefulAnxiety Fri 16-Oct-15 14:54:01

By olive skin do you mean green undertones, or just darker skin? If the former then Nars is no good IMO, it's all either pink or yellow. I have pale olive skin so sympathise, green undertones are tricky to work with.

Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 15:44:19

I have yellow undertones i think. Here is a picture of the skin on my arm.

NotTodaySatan Fri 16-Oct-15 15:51:49

In that photo you don't look olive to me at all!

Skin tones are a bugger to figure out grin.

Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 16:00:59

I have Italian parents so have the typical olive skin tone from that area. Its not a dark olive colour.

Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 16:02:06

It is hard to tell i agree!!!

HopefulAnxiety Fri 16-Oct-15 16:05:52

Yellow undertones aren't olive. Olive = green undertones. If you have yellow undertones then Nars is fine.

Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 16:40:53

Well i have no idea what green undertones are tbh. I have sallow olive skin thats all i know. I am not fair.

goodasitgets Fri 16-Oct-15 16:43:12

I have both and prefer the urban decay naked one

Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 16:45:58

Similar to Demi moores skin tone in this picture:

Greengardenpixie Fri 16-Oct-15 16:47:18

Think i am going to go with the urban decay one. I dont like the idea of dry and thick.

goodasitgets Fri 16-Oct-15 17:03:51

The only thing with the urban decay one is I have to scrape the applicator as I pull it out the tube as it picks up loads but it's not really a problem

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