Copacabana is, hands down, one of my HG, "I rarely leave the house without this" cosmetic products. It's one of the most natural looking illuminators I have ever come across -- I use it on my cheekbones and brow bone. It's not glittery or too shiny; its pearlescent finish just leaves your complexion glowing and luminous. I love it. I would definitely buy it again; I have! It's pricey, but it took me more than a year to use on a near-daily basis, so I would say that the price is justified. I love it.
this is the most natural looking highlighter i have found for my fair asian skintone (nc25), in that it creates more of a sheen on the skin as opposed to shimmer. this is still shimmer in this product, of course. but if you're looking for shimmer and frost, this product is not for you. the key to using this product is to blend blend blend. i've seen a friend use copacabana without blending and it just looks caked on because it is a cream product. the packaging is portable, though mine broke and doesn't come down automatically.
I love the NARS Multiple in South Beach, and I wanted to love this color so badly. Copacabana looks like a shimmery neutral beige, and I imagined it would light up my eyelids and cheekbones wonderfully. However, on my yellowish skintone it translated into nothing more than a bunch of sparkles that just looked super obvious. Instead of highlighting my skin, Copacabana simply made me look sparkly, which is not what I was going for. At $40ish, including tax, I expect it to look sophisticated, not garish. While I love South Beach, I'm afraid I had to return Copacabana. Two lippies because it might look better on those with lighter skintones than mine.
The multiple in Copacabana is nice if you are very fair. I am extremely pale and I did use it for a period of time. However, it is not the most natural looking highlighter on the market since the shimmer is not extremely fine. There are some visible particles of larger shimmer - barely noticeable, but they are there. Compared to Becca Nymph pressed shimmer powder and Jane Wisteria shimmering blush, this NARS multiple doesn't cut it. Those other two are more finely milled and easier to apply since there are in powder form. I felt myself tugging on my skin with this multiple in order to blend it in. I have a strong aversion to having to tug my skin to apply makeup because I don't want to age prematurely, whether or not that is a real possibility. :)
If you don't mind rubbing it in, and having more of a shimmer than an extremely fine glow, you might like the multiple. I imagine that if you have dry skin and smaller pores you would like this better than I did. Would not repurchase since the Jane product is $7. Even my NYX mosaic in 01 Highlight gives more of a natural glow than Copacabana. Save your money since this is not the best product of its kind on the market.
Worst highlighter I've tried, ever. This is supposed to make your skin look 'glowy' but what it did was adding oiliness and grease on my face. Doesn't blend well, color is ashy on my NC25 skin. I can't think of anyway to use this product really, so this goes up for swap. Something about the texture of NARS Multiple make them impractical, the texture makes my face look oily.
This is a good highlighter for most lighter skin tones, but I probably will not repurchase as I find that Palm Springs is the perfect highlighter for my skin tone. I'm African American and I have to use this sparingly in order to not get a pearly cast on my skin. I may swap this or give away if I don't find I get much use out of it. It's too expensive of a product for me to repurchase if I do not love it.
I love this product, I use it on my cheeks and brow bone to highlight and it's lovely and quite shimmery it looks lovely and I have had so many compliments on this when I have been wearing it :) it stays on all day too without reapplying, you do need to blend it well when you wear it on your cheeks as a cheek highlighter though otherwise you will look really shiny! I've been told you can use this on the lips too but I have not yet tried this, but it is fabulous for cheeks and brow bone highlighting, the price was £27 but I think for the size of the product is isn't too bad as it will last forever I should imagine, I've used mine loads and hardly any product has gone at all. If you want an easy to apply highlighter for cheeks and brow bones that looks lovely and last forever, this is for you, go and buy it, I love it and think you will too :)
I wanted to love copacabana. It got rave reviews and I really love the packaging on the multiples. However, this product did little more than provide me with an overly glittery and shimmery (yes it is both glittery and shimmery!) face. Not at all suitable for daytime and Ok for night but for $38 you can find a much nicer highlighter.
It's a great highlighter but looks very unnatural in daylight.
Nice neutral colour which would suit almost everyone.
Formula is moisturising, perhaps a little too slippy which when applied too much can look greasy.
Packaging looks good but is unpractical and could be improved.
You dont get that much product in the tube but like other NARS products a little goes a long way and this will last for ages.
Overall, I'm not keen on this product and wouldn't repurchase.
I LOVE THIS! It is such a beautiful colour... It lasts forever... It is just so beautiful and natural looking on my medium-dark skin tone. I use it lightly on my cheekbones and it just gives a beautiful glow. You have to be careful not to use too much and the key is to BLEND! The only complaint I have is the not so hygienic packaging! Otherwise, lovely product.