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.
Copacabana is a super pearly beige stick cream multi-use product. It does not make me feel greasy even though it has some hydration from this type of formulation. I use it on the top of the cheekbones, bow of lip, temples and brow, and top of nose. I also use it on the inside corners of my eyes with either my pinky or a small brush. It's great to use as a base for a powder product as well, as it does not make powders too "grabby". I'll buy this again.
I just purchased the mini as I heard that this is subtle and glowy. I find it way to glittery though. I keep it for doing a heavier mu for nights out and to highlight under my eyebrows but I would never wear this on my cheekbones or anywhere else in daylight. I much prefer the orgasm illuminator which makes my skin look healthy, dewy and hydrated for daylight and becca pearl for nighttime. I do prefer the texture of copacabana though. the orgasm illuminator is liquid which one has to get used to but it is worth it.
I feel like too much glitter accenturates my pores and blemishes but a subtle sheen seems to correct them.
I would not repurchase.
I have used 4 of the NARS multiples and I love them all, however this one is my favorite. I purchased Luxor when I ran out of this one and I regret it. Copacabana is absolutely amazing, a natural, beautiful highlighter that makes me look like I've had all the sleep in the world and gallons of water. The only problem is that I have to eventually reapply after a few hours ( a very small flaw!) I apply to my cheekbones and cupid's bow, and it looks amazing.
The color does look ugly in the tube, but don't let that scare you!
I am new to this product as I have only used it a couple times before purchasing it today at Sephora. I love the way it highlights my cheekbones, temples and cupids bow. It blends flawlessly into my skin and just a little goes a long way. The gold tones in the highlighter have the ability to give that angelic glow, really accentuates the features it highlights and not a lot of makeup is needed in addition. I am excited to use this more in creating more looks. I can understand why this is such a raved about cult beauty product.
I actually ended up returning this product as I found that in brighter light it was adding WAY too much shimmer to the areas I applied it and it looked porn-star-ish, and I was careful to use this very sparingly. I may give the multiple another try in a shade like albatross or one of the colored ones but for now I have moved on to a highlighter I am much happier with that contains no shimmer and just gives a nice glow.
I LOVE this product. I got this as part of Saks Fifth beauty set that came with the Mark Jacobs bag two years ago (5 or 6 high end full sized products for $100!). I had to call a lot of Saks locations to find it and I found it somewhere in upstate NY (I live in Cali) but I am so glad I did.
Anyway, this product is great. I have many highlighters (Benefit's, Stila, etc.) but this is my favorite. My mom was going to a wedding and I put this on my mom- at first she was didn't want me to come near her with this fearing that she would end up looking like a shiny alien or something but after I put it on her she was so happy with the results... my mom said that it's subtle yet so pretty. I wholeheartedly agree! In fact, she loved it so much she wanted to get one. A little bit goes a long way with this product so I cut mine with floss and gave her half... Even with half of the product, I think I will be set for at least another year...
This is not a cheap product but I will pay full price for this and rebuy it since I love the subtle sheen and it's appropriate for office and play. I would definitely recommend this to my friends without hesitation. I love it.
I've had this product for years and use it primarily on my cheekbones as highlighter. I use it mostly during the summer for accent. It's fast to apply and easy to blend. Definitely will be purchasing another one when this one runs out....it lasts forever.
I use this soley as a highlight above my cheekbones. It gives me such a nice glow in a subtle way.