There are an abundance of brilliant highlighters on the market but recently this one from NARS has been my 'go to' highlighter. In it's classic matte black NARS packaging like all other NARS products, inside sits the highlighter with a reasonable sized mirror too. On first appearance the pressed powder appears quite white, but this totally isn't the case upon application. Instead it appears warm and golden and subtly compliments the skin without a hint of frostiness or obvious glitter, which is odd because looking at the powder in the pan, not only is it white it also looks quite glittery, so I was pleasantly surprised. The powder is finely milled which is why it glides on so smoothly and has a beautiful and soft appearance, a little also goes a long way, hardly any product is needed for optimum results. I have been applying my highlighter with an angled Illamasqua brush which is small enough for precise and accurate application, using a brush too big could make you shine in places you don't want to shine!
Here is the product on the skin with flash...
And here it is under natural light
It looks great under the brown and swept across the top of the cheek bone for a healthy glow, it also can be used on the cupid's bow and down the nose to frame the face more. It depends how much glow you want, for me I have just been using it around the eye earlier for a shimmering and almost sun-kissed golden effect. It instantly makes the skin appear radiant and fresh in seconds, the velvet texture makes it easy and quick to work with and it can be used anywhere on the body for shimmering results that last.
NARS Albatross retails at £20.50 and is widely available.