Just got this even though I own Vanilla pigment and I must say, I really like it! It doesn't have the pinkish part that Vanilla has, plus it is much easier to work with. Gives a very soft, glowy look to the skin. I am really liking this.
Holy Grail material. This is truly a no-fail highlighter that I believe can work on nearly everyone's coloring. It really is MAC vanilla pigment in a pressed form. If you are like me, who just never reached for your pigments because you couldn't deal with the mess or just simply didn't have the time-this if for you! Seriously, I owned a vanilla pigment that I NEVER used because of those reasons and now I am always reaching for the Albatross. Also, you get so much product for the money as it is in blush size. This is probably one of the best offerings from NARS since Orgasm. For reference, I am a PPP, NC30, blue eyed blonde.
I'm in love with this. It's my favorite highlighter that I've ever used! I agree that it's similar to vanilla pigment but I like this better since it's not messy, etc. It's gorgeous on and really gives a nice golden glow. Definitely worth the $25 and I would of course rebuy if I ever ran out continued >>
Lovliest soft golden shimmer, subtle and not at all chunky. This gives a beautiful glow to skin, and doesn't look at all "glittery." It's very finely milled, and is very soft in texture. It's highly versatile. Use as a facial highlighter, to highlight the brow bone, inner corners of the eyes, over other e/s color, and over other blushes, including those that already have shimmer. Shows up as a soft glow on my NC25 skin.
*LOVE* !!! Beautiful pale golden highlighter! The gold in Albatross is not your standard yellow-gold. It seems to be more of a pale, natural, wheat-colored gold. So soft and luminous. Beautiful!
I am so happy that Nars came out with this wonderful highlighter - it's in the blush family only because it's as big as their other blushes, but this is a finely-milled pressed shimmer powder, finer than MAC Vanilla and more versatile in my opinion. Vanilla is too gold on me and this seems less yellow on my skin which is great! I wear it as eyeshadow, as a cheekbone highlighter, a browbone highlighter and with a skunkbrush over blush to give a touch of glowiness. This is going to get a lot of love!
Beautiful in the pan and I initially thought this was a good match on my complexion but firstly, I broke out on the top of my cheekbones after 2 weeks of using Albatross daily and secondly, after finding a replacement that is much more natural looking on me, I realized that Albatross is far too light on my light-medium skin. If you don't have a sensitivity to Lanolin and if you are fair in skintone I would still recommend you try Albatross. As for me, I'm very happy with its successor, MAC's Belightful, thanks to the lovely SA who recommended it.
Coloring: asian MAC NC 30-35
Ooooh! this is so purty! In the pan it looks like a creamy white with a touch of soft gold. I surprisingly really like this! It is a wee bit light on my skin, but it gives a gorgeous "sugar plum fairy" kinda glow. There is no glitter bits, just nice soft shimmer. I tried it on my eyes the other day and it was perfect as an inner eye highlighter/ brow bone highlighter..kinda reminiscent of MAC vanilla piggie! It definitely imparts a subtle "inner glow" highlight w/o being OTT or chalky.
this highlighting blush is the same color as Vanilla pigment from MAC, and looks pretty much the same on the skin. If you do not own Vanilla pigment and love the idea of a pressed version, then this is for you! I think it would probably look ashy on dark-very dark skintones though.