Thursday, March 3, 2011

NARS Illuminators

Last Saturday at Sephora, I picked up my NARS Front Row box set from the front display of the store and for some reason I decided to see if I needed (WANTED) anything else. I spotted this lovely lineup in the NARS aisle:

I never gave the Orgasm Illuminator much of chance when it first debuted last year because the blush and (especially) the Multiple never did anything for me.

Since I never owned the original Orgasm Illuminator, I can't do an appropriate comparison in packaging. I will say the new bottles appear to be shorter and more stout compared to the original tall and slender tube. They both contain the same amount of fluid - 12oz/30ml. And the price is still the same - $29/USD.

The two samples I decided to try out - Laguna and Copacabana:

I wanted to talk to you about my experience with Copacabana:

As you can see it's a soft pink pearl. I like it just by looking at the color. Plus it's a fun song to sing! I used this as a traditional highligher - upper cheekbones and down the middle of my nose. Again, I didn't really notice an impact in my bathroom but once I checked my face at my work bathroom I noticed that I GLOWED. I wasn't greasy - it was a lovely silvery shimmer that didn't make me look cheesy. I do own a lot of shimmers with gold/or silvery beige. This is different - it's more of a delicate silver/pink, pearl.
Then the next day - I mixed this with my tinted moisturizer and I noticed that it gave me instant candlelit glow. All I needed to do was pop a bit of Oasis blush on my cheeks and I was done. I never add any type of liquid highlighters or bronzers to my foundation/tinted moisturizers because I just have a fear of looking like a disco ball! I'm glad to say this was not the case for me. Sorry I don't have any pictures for reference - you'll just have to take my word for it. You know if it was a bad scenario - I would tell you. I don't hold back - TRUST!

Copacabana on NC 42 Skin.
Yes, I will be retunring to Sephora after the 15th (my next pay day) to pick up a bottle of this. Unfortunately, it's at the store only right now. It also available online on the NARS site.


  1. Oooooh-must get! Very pretty! I hope they have them here!

  2. that sounds awesome! I would love to have a lit from within glow

  3. It is a lovely product - I do recommend you ladies give it a go if you come across it!