Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Nars Albatross

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.


  1. Looks so great :)


  2. It is something i never had been interested but if you say is a good product i promise to pay it more attention next time i go to Sephora.
    thanks for the review


  3. Is very beautifull!! wow fantastic, kiss

  4. i really want to try this, it looks gorgeous :D


  5. I am a big fan of highlighters and somehow, hadn't seen this one! Does it come in different shades? I will have to check this out! Thanks for the review!

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  6. Hi ladies, I apologise for the typical question but would this suit dark skin? I know there is a goldiness to it which could work but could it be a bit ashy maybe? thanks for the review! :)

  7. Oh this product looks really different than I thought it would. It's so pretty!


  8. So beautiful, I love this highlighter, thanks for sharing!

  9. I love Albatross its such an amazing colour! ive used it before but dropped it...and yeah it smashed haha! boooo

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  10. This is one of the products I dream of! I have it on my endless wishlist! :)

  11. This is beautiful but would it look okay on darker skin?

  12. Very pretty <3 Another great highlighter is Dior Rose/Amber Diamond ... nice post !

  13. illuminator beautiful shame that these products are so expensive and not available in my country: D

  14. VERY pretty! Thanks for keeping us up to date on the latest! :)

  15. I use it on my cupid's bow everyday and I love it! I've even gotten comments from people who think I've had my lips done again!

  16. I'm always afraid highlighters will make my pores look larger (myth?) but I might just have to pick this up at Sephora's Friends and Family sale... Thanks!

  17. Hi curiosities mingle,
    It depends how dark you are. I would say that on skin darker than an NW40 this will lot a touch ashy.


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