*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.