Yes, this was overall a good product, however I would not buy this specific illuminator in this color again. It is extremley hard to blend, because it gets really streaky. Also appears to make skin look oily, or icy. But it does go on very smoothy, and a little product goes such a long way. I do love the orgasim one by NARS though.
Was really expecting more from this product, literally. You seem to get so little product for the price. The colour pay off isn't great either, it's a very pale colour, too pale for me and I'm NW15! It looks really icy and not in a good way, very early 2000's. It's also really shimmery and just generally looks really tacky. Definitely would not buy it again, NARS seems to be so hit and miss these days.
Copacabana Illuminator is similar to MAC Strobe cream or Strobe lotion, however I find the Nars to be more concentrated and the tube prevents the product drying out into lumps in a pump bottle. Extremely versatile and multi-purpose, and a little goes a long way. Browbone, center of the lid, mix with foundation or concealer, top of cheekbones, etc. One of my favorite products of all time.
I got this in a set as a free gift from Sephora. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it. I think the color is beautiful on my pale skin, and it has just the right amount of shimmer, but! I find the formula extremely difficult to work with. This product is extremely sticky and very hard to blend. I've tried fingers and stippling brushes and the brush seems to work the best, if I spread a drop of the product on the back of my hand first. It's very hard to work with on the face. It's super sticky and dries pretty fast, so it's hard to blend it out so it looks smooth. If you're not careful, when you turn your head and look in the mirror, you will see blotchy shimmer patches instead of a nicely highlighted cheekbone. I like the color enough to try to use it up, but there are much better liquid or cream highlighters available; think Benefit or UD. I won't buy it again and can't recommend it.
Love using this as a highlighter above my blush. It really compliments my skin tone and I think will really freshen me up during the winter!
Received this product as a Sephora deluxe sample. I've never used an illuminator before, but am pleased with the way this looks on my brow bone and top of my cheeks. Good color, but easy to overdo. This is a novelty kind of product that I would not repurchase, especially since I can't imagine ever using up the amount in this sample.
I like this color so much more than the other I purchased (Orgasm), because it truly works as a highlight on my skin, but my biggest complaint is that it seems to dry so fast. If it isn't blended well immediately, you are left with it the exact place you first touched it to your skin. If it's not blended nicely, you will see a definite beginning and end to where the product is on your face (literally like you took a highlighting marker in this color and just marked it on your face). Not a good look.
The packaging is alright, but the newer tubes are not filled all the way up, which makes you think you're getting ripped off when you buy it. For the money, it's not worth it for me, as I can go a lot further with a powdered highlighter.
I got this in a deluxe sample size from one of Sephora's VIB gifts. I already had copacabana in the multiple form and loved that, and have Orgasm in illuminator form and loved that mixed with TM so I was curious about this one. I think I actually prefer the Multiple. I think I prefer the sheen that that gives. This is very nice too of course. I think that the L'oreal Magic Lumi is a dupe for this. Though I do like the cool sheen that copacabana in both form brings, most of my looks lean towards more cool tones so I just don't reach for these as often. I would recommend this, but also recommend the Magic Lumi for those looking for something more affordable.
LOVE this product! Gorgeous result, and so versatile! You can use it to highlight cheekbones, brow bones, cupid's bow, decolletage.. be creative :) It's rather pricey, but only the tiniest bit of product is needed per application so it lasts for a long time!
I got this in a deluxe sample and started mixing a tiny bit with my foundation for a little healthy glow. Well, it turned out to be a acne-tastic nightmare. It broke me out really bad, hands down worst break out I've had in years. I had deep painful pimples all over my cheeks, and I never get acne on my cheeks! Obviously everyone's skin is different, but if you have acne prone/sensitive skin like me, be wary of this stuff. I'm giving it 2 lippies because it did look rather pretty mixed with my foundation. Bummer it didn't work out for me.