I fully understand that some people may not get this product - it is not a blush in spite of being sold as one! This is a brightening powder, and a lovely one for that. It isnīt gaudy or sparkly and wonīt make you look cheap. It is silky and if buffed in with a kabuki brush (of small to medium diameter) it sinks into your skin and brightens it. I used as an eye shadow, from lid to brow, as a brightening powder on my cheekbones and any point I want to bring out. If this sounds appealing to you,you may want to consider Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in BE206 - it is the same kind of product only in a yellow shade. If you are near a NARS counter, give this one a go.. you may have a eureka moment like I did..
Am I the only person who actually uses this as a blush? I recently hit pan on my Sex Appeal, and whilst I didn't buy this to replace it (I bought this to highlight, after having read all the reviews on here- I have Albatross but it's too weird and frosty green on me!), it may have done so anyway! On me it is not a highlighter, it's a sheeny peach blush. I am very very fair. I'd probably be a NW5-10! And I love it! It makes me glow and tones in wonderfully with my blonde hair and the few freckles I have (it's the end of summer). So good!
Nars MUA @ Saks recommended this and I didn't see any need for it, nor did I "get" it, which paradoxically sent me back to purchase it because I thought I was getting hooked up with something special that was cool. Wrong. So wrong. This isn't even effective as an overall finish because it gets cakey. Wish I could return it.
This has become part of my daily routine. I use this to set my BB corrector under my eyes. I bought this on a whim, enchanted by Nar's description of "natural glow". (I'm a sucker for highlighters). This is very natural looking. I haven't been using it as higlighter as I thought i would, partially because it is very natural looking, and I had just bought the new MAC extra dimension highlighters around the same time as Nico. Nevertheless, I find myself feeling like I'm missing a step when I don't use this. Its very expensive for what I use it for, but figure that it will last forever since I have to use so little.
BEST HIGHLIGHTER I'VE USED. This product has just enough shimmer in the product to highlight under your brow and cheekbones without you looking like a disco queen and its very hard to detect however you do notice a difference.
I have oily skin so I'm wary of putting 'glowing or shimmery' products on my face but this definitely does not add to the oil or tacky.
The size is very big and I doubt i'll hit pan very soon. great for people that like subtle makeup that makes you look fresh and natural!
Just like other reviewers have said, this is a really subtle highlighter. It's great for blending pigmented blushes too. To the untrained eye, you really can't tell you have it on. Which is why it's so good because it gives a beautiful glow which brightens the whole face. I love Albatross but found it could look a little stark on it's own. I still use Albatross very lightly over the top of Nico. I wouldn't use Albatross without blending it into Nico first though. Just hit pan and I'm repurchasing immediately, can't go without it!
Nico adds a pretty glowy sheen to my cheeks. It's like a your cheeks but better blush, that's the best way I can describe it. It's not peach or pink, it's going to let your natural skintone show through while adding a glow. I love just sweeping a bit on and feel instantly prettier. It's for anyone who truely loves a fresh faced look but still loves wearing makeup.
This is a great product for adding a glow to dull skin - it's undetectable but the difference it makes is big! When I first opened it I was worried about the sparkles I could see in the pan but they truly don't show on the skin. Nor does this seem to accentuate my pores unlike almost every other highlighter I've tried. Will re-buy this again and again!
Great beauty powder! I neither use it to control oil nor highlight the cheekbones and not really to set foundation either. It's just makes my skin look a touch brighter and fresher when I leave for school in the mornings. For many Nico would be just a waste of money but if you, like me, don't like normal powders that leave your foundation looking cakey and don't really need to control a shiny t-zone then go get Nico straight away.
I use it with Mac 182 buffer brush.
Im a hugeee highlighter fan, and when I swatched this is the store it seemed totally different than when I got it home. I was pretty dissapointed at first. but Ive discovered that if you use this to set your undereye concealer it looks beautiful. I also use it on my cheeks before my blush and it gives a pretty glow if you use it with a matte colour.