I prefer powder highlighters/face brighteners (also Chanel Pure Brilliance is way better when it comes to creams/liquids) to the multiples. The Copacabana looked great and I had read good reviews prior to my purchase but it turned out that one probably needs perfect skin without any pores to make this work. My skin is nice most of the time, I don't get big breakouts or anything but I do have medium sized pores on my cheeks and they also tend to be a tad dry. Well, all this product did was take every little pore and make it look like a goddamn crater on the side of my face. As a lip product it doesn't do anything for me, it makes me look like I just stepped out of the 80s with super frosty lips. And as eyecolor it is too creamy and creases, plus I have e/s that look very similar to this. I really don't like what this product did for me, especially for the price.
I don't like shimmer. I have tried so many skin brighteners, such as revlon skinlights, cornsilk skinbrightener, wet and wild illuminator, mac strobe cream. All of them enlarged my pores and made me look like a discoball. This is the most natural glowy product on the market. I can't live without this now. I suspect this is what the celebs use to make themselves glow because when I wear it, i feel like a million bucks.
I can totally understand why so many reviewers are saying that they use this product every day and just don't feel as fresh looking without it. I've only used one other multiple, and that's South Beach; I liked the colour, but what I liked even more is the dewy effect it would have on my skin that kicks in about 15 minutes after you put it on. And Copacabana has the same formulation--you get the fantastic dewiness, but you're free of any colour constraints! So you can be wearing a beautiful bronzer (NARS Heat!) or glowing blush (Exhibit A!), and layer Copacabana on top and just get the most amazing finish--soft, supple, even, glowing skin, with a very slight shimmer.
I'm sorry that it doesn't last on some people. I found it stayed in effect (in various degrees) for a normal work day. Would re-purchase considering that since I've bought it, rarely has a day gone by that I haven't reached for it.
LOVE love love this - how could i have resisted for so long when everyone talks about it so much!? it makes me look, quite simply, better: dewy, healthy, but very very natural... i've used highlighters for years - an armani one that is practically a glorified moisturiser, the benefit highbeam that is almost but not quite great. both i just threw on when i remembered they existed, they weren't a must have. this is. i smear/pat it very lightly with my fingers over the outer half of my eyebrows - trust me - and smear/pat it again just with fingertips across the top of my cheekbones to my nose. sometimes, i'll fake a smile and dot it at the place my cheek pokes out most - ie, where light hits when i'm smiling. i also dot it with fingers on the skin above my lips. this all sounds nuts but try it - just lightly, when yo've finished all your other makeup - and i'm sure you'll be converted!
(by teh way, i did it for a friend of mine and also added a light stripe down the centre of her nose - she has a slightly buttony nose and it made it look much more defined. i have a pretty damn big nose so it just brings more attention to mine when i do that - not a good thing for me!)
I did a lot of research before taking the plunge to buy this luxury product. The market is flooded with items claiming to make us look "dewy", "glowing", "radiant", & "brighter". However, this claim means different things to different companies. With so many options of liquid, creams, powder, etc. what's a girl to do? I tried powder highlighters, but they were so obvious, and were too heavy. A lot of the liquid highlighters had violet and blue shimmer, or were way too pink. I finally gave in and took the plunge. The product is in stick form and there is a lot of it in the tube, despite what people say...it would take me years to use it all up. The color is a warm silvery color, almost like an unfinished chrome. At first, I worried I would look gray or fake...once applied this product goes on smooth and blends into the skin. It isn't streaky and there is no real base color, just a fine shimmer (not glitter.) I used to have peach shimmers, pink shimmers, bronze shimmers, etc. now I only need one...you can put this atop any blush and it will make whatever color your blush is glowy. It is truly gorgeous. It does look like I am glowing, not a fake product on my face glowing. It blends really well too. I adore it. I took off 1 lippie because it does crease when used on the lid. I can use it to add a little shimmer to my lipsticks and in the corner of my eyes and brow bone. Copacabana offers a beautiful, flattering wash of "glowy, dewy, radiance" that is the most natural I've seen thus far. I will update if it causes breakouts, but so far so good (it has been about a week.)
I love the way this looks on me - for about 30 minutes. Then, depending on which part of my face I've put it on, it either creases up or simply disappears. Too bad, because the (very temporary) effect is lovely on my fair skin. Though I will probably not buy this again, I would certainly do so if I ever became a model and needed to look great for a few 30-minute photo-ops. Alas, I am a college prof who actually wants to look polished over the course of the entire day. (I do wish I has known about this stuff when I had my wedding!)
By the way, my favorite thing about this multiple was the way it looked when lightly applied on my eyelids (I can't imagine using this on my lips?). Because of the aforementioned creasing, I have switched to Estée Lauder's Double Wear Shadow Stick in "Gold Pearl," and I am really happy with it. A similar color that stays put (though it wouldn't work as a highlighter at all, I suppose).
i don't finish make-up products. i'm kind of add & need/love to try new products. that said, i've finished my multiple in copacabana. i'd read about the multiple in some magazines & was also looking for a highlighter. thus i came upon this; it is exactly what i was looking for.
no really, i love multi-taskers. i use this on my cheekbones, browbones, eyelids, corner of my eyes, sometimes lips. it is great for experimenting (i.e. it's hard to eff up when applying). it enhances my fair skin & features, so i get a subtle glow. it's quick to use, easy to apply. it suits my skin tone & my elementary make-up skills (though i think i'm getting better!)
this is probably the only highlighter i'll ever use. i will absolutely be repurchasing.
I was very surprised to see how small the tube was, I don't think it will last long if you are planing on using it daily, you will need to reapply it several times during the day because it doesn't stay long, maximum 30 min and it's gone, gives silvery grayish glow at the beginning, and leaves shiny greasy residue afterward, looks unnatural. I prefer powdered natural skin tone highlighters. This will be good for those with perfect skin, if you have large pores, they will look like highlighted craters.
Absolutely fabulous product! I first read about this in Victoria Beckham's 'That Extra 1/2 An Inch' and after reading the reviews here I had to try it. I have a very fair complexion with pink/red undertones and finding something that will give me a healthy glow without emphasizing my already pink cheeks is always a problem. This color does just the trick! It highlights beautifully and the subtle color actually seems to tone down the redness without calling extra attention to it or turning my face into a sparkly mess. The application is smooth and it goes on without leaving any kind of obvious make up residue behind. Really lovely and so worth the money. A huge stick that I reckon will last forever and as with all NARS products the quality is superb!
I love the Multiples in general, and Copacabana is my favorite! It adds a beautiful sheeny glow to my face with very fine, very delicate shimmer and is never over the top. A quick swipe of this and my face looks awake and radiant, like I've slept for 8 full hours (instead of the actual 5 or less that I got...). It works with almost all looks and every makeup product that I've got. My mom complimented on my "glowing skin" and upon learning that it's actually because of copacabana, she borrowed it from me and now she's in love with it too, and is thinking of buying one for herself! Will definitely repurchase although you get so much product for the price, I don't think I'll be running out of it very soon.