This is a review for the 4 new NARS Illuminators. These highlighters come in the following colors: Orgasm, Super Orgasm, Copacabana, and Laguna. Orgasm is a peachy pink with shimmer, Super Orgasm is a peachy pink with gold glitter, Copacabana is a glistening pearl, and Laguna is a brown with golden shimmer.
These illuminators retail for $29.00 and can be purchased from narscosmetics.com and sephora.com.
NARS Illuminators light the skin from within. A collection of light-reflecting liquids that glide on to refresh and enhance the complexion to create a shimmering incandescence.
Go gorgeously nude with peachy pink Orgasm or up the ante with Super Orgasm’s extra golden glow. Highlight with pearlescent Copacabana and bring out the bronze with sun-kissed Laguna. Wear them alone, pair them with makeup, or caress your décolleté. Deceptively sheer, decidedly luminous. Magically transform your skin from ordinary to extraordinary.
These illuminators come in flat squeeze tubes. It’s great that they are also clear, allowing you to see how much product is left.
The formulation for these illuminators is liquidy, making them blendable when you first apply the product. The illuminator dries and sets after a few seconds and will stay put all day.
Each color has micro-shimmers and gives the skin a reflective sheen. You can use one thin layer for a very subtle effect or build up the product for noticeable color and sheen. This versatility is great because it means you can use these with both powder and liquid foundation. If you wear very light foundation, you just need 1-2 layers of the illuminator; if you wear heavier foundation, you can use several layers underneath or put a layer on top of liquid foundation.
Ease of Use: 9/10
You can get a subtle sheen with 1-2 layers or intense color with heavy layering. You can use your fingers, a blending brush, or a foundation brush. You need to blend the product quickly, though, because it will dry and set after a few seconds.
NARS Illuminators are $29.00 and contain 1.2 oz of product. Illamasqua’s Illuminator is $20.00 but gives you only 0.25 oz of product while Benefit’s High Beam is $24.00 and gives you 0.45 oz of product. As you can see, $29 is a great price considering the large amount of product you get.
Try if: you’re a fan of the NARS blushes/bronzers and want highlighters in the same shades
Buy if: you’re looking for blendable, long-wearing liquid highlighters