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.
I really like this product! When you calculate the price per volume, it is cheaper than buying one of the Benefit illuminators (at least where I live). I blend a little drop of this with my moisturizer for days when I don't wear foundation, or use it as a highlighter on cheekbones and on the brow bone when I do wear foundation. You only need to use a very small amount. I think if you feel it's not showing up on your skin... well, maybe that's a good thing? I can never really tell that I've put it on when I'm at home putting on my makeup but in pictures or when people see me in real life they are always complimenting my skin and how 'glowy' it is.
I find that the product in my tube starts to separate a bit with an oily look, but I just have to give it a good shake and it's fine again.
I have long been searching for a good illuminator/highlighter and i honestly really love this product. I find it gives a healthy glow during the day when just on my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose. For nighttime wear I use it to highlight my brow-bone and cupid's bow as well as around the inner corner of my eyes. To apply to all of these areas you need less than a pin's head worth of product. It's very effective. I greatly recommend this product. I will buy it again, but I'm sure that won't be for awhile since you only have to use a little of it.
I'm not sure where everyone is getting the glittery "disco ball" effect from, but I'd guess it's over application. Keep in mind that with something like this, less is definitely more. It is a very highly concentrated product. What I do is squeeze the tube so that the product is just peeking out over the tip, dab my finger on the tip and then use that for the cheekbone, temple and over my brow (that C shaped area) as a highlight. One dab for each cheekbone. Same for the eyes or the nose and the cupids bow. The tiniest bit can really cover all the areas you want to highlight, so you're definitely going to want to limit the amount you use. As for the product itself, it's definitely got a ton of shine. Not glitter, just a fantastic glow when it's applied right. I do love it, but I wouldn't buy it again. I don't think I'll need to anyway.
Edit: I returned this after about a week. I caught myself in natural daylight (one of the few sunny winter days we have up here) and I finally noticed the blinding cool pink sheen that this left on my cheeks. I looked like a corpse. Orgasm is definitely better. It has a better texture and a better look on the skin. Copacabana is just to pale and too pink for my skintone.
Doesn't show up on my skin when I blend the product in. If I put more on, it looks too frosty and fake.
Definitely a winner from the NARS line! I've been a long time fan of the multiples, so when they came out with the illuminators, I was instantly intrigued. I was hoping this was a re-creation of the long discontinued face glows, and they're definitely almost spot on in terms of consistency and quality. I have Copacabana multiple, but always found it a tad difficult to work with since the consistency is thicker being a stick form. The illuminator is far easier to work with. Copacabana is a liquid version of the multiple, and is creamier, blends better and wears just as well while delivering a stunning glow. It is a bit more shimmery, so I find I have to use less of this .... but it creates such a beautiful luminosity to the skin. I blend this in with my foundation and it works beautifully. The only downside is the high price tag, but it's worth it for the gorgeous effect it delivers. Just $3 more for a better overall result vs. my previous "HG" (benefits High Beam).
What it is: a cream cool tinted sort of a silverish pink highlighter with undertones of gold - if that makes sense.
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Pros - Easy to blend, creamy, no offensive smell, flattering to cool skin tones, creates a 'glow'. Packing is simple and easy to use, not mention keeps product sanitary - squeeze tube. glowy not glittery
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Cons - price (29.00 for 1.2 oz). needs to be applied with a light hand or else you won't look glowy so much as sweaty (not mention make up will look cakey and unnatural).
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Over all - if applied correctly this creates a beautiful, natural glow. I mix a very small amount with foundation and apply it only to my cheekbones, but don't apply it anywhere else on my face. Extremely flattering to fair skin (I'm NW 20 ish). Not a must have but definitely nice to have. Would re purchase. I definitely prefer this over MAC's Strobe cream.
this was my first illuminator/highlighter. the one that got me into the glowy cheek look. i love the pearly effect it gives, and it lasts all day. even when my skin gathered oils throughout the day, this stayed put and didnt look greasy. probably my fave liquid highlighter but i do enjoy quite a few powdered ones too.
This is some awesome stuff right here. I've been wanting to try NARS Multiples for years but it wasn't on the top of my list of priorities... Anyway, I read some reviews on here and of course, that compelled me to get over to Sephora and check out the Multiples- Particularly Copacabana- since I am fair skinned, and when I saw all the different Multiples swatched very nicely on Karla Sugars' arm, I was immediately drawn to Copacabana, being that it was light and cool... When I got to Sephora, I see these new illuminators in a squeeze tube, and picked up Copacabana. This little bottle was $29 but this bottle will last me forever. It only takes the tiniest bit to brighten up your face. And I remember in a lot of reviews for the Multiples, a lot of people didn't like how difficult they were to apply, because they were so solid and hard, and therefore didn't blend that well. This is definitely the solution. It is a creamy, fluid of the same beautiful color- it is a gorgeous beige-y color and looks awesome on my fair NC20 skin. Also, I am 33 years old and starting to get crows' feet and fine lines around my eyes, and was concerned that this might "magnify" my wrinkles, but it doesn't! Another thing- I usually run around without makeup on, and recently I've been chastising myself for not trying to look more "put together" when I'm in public (who knows when you might run into Mr. Perfect)? If I put this on my cheekbones and eyelids/browbone before running out the door, I instantly look like I have a glowing, flawless complexion! Yay! I'm glad I found these illuminators- Now I don't need the multiple- this seems a lot better :)