NARS • Optimal Brightening Concentrate • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am in LOVE with this product. I have been using it twice a day for about a week and I have already noticed a difference in my skin. (The previous reviewer mentioned that she uses it only 3 times per week. Its designed to be applied twice per day for optimal results). I have extremely dry and sensitive skin and this is keeps it from ever drying out during the day, even with wearing pressed powder on top and being outside a fair amount.
I love the subtle glow that it gives you. (this is probably from the tiny mica particles that are in it. but also from the rich moisturizers). I feel like I can wear this with my NARS luminous moisture cream and not need any foundation. My skin looks and feels really amazing with this combination of products and I will continue to use them. I have previously been using Chanel which costs 3x and Dr Haushka which costs about the same but does not give me the glow and is very heavy. As far as chanel products go I really feel like this puts all of their products to shame (EXCEPT for the sublimage. obviously that stuff is like magic in a jar but who can afford $400 a month for face cream)
I think this cost around $70 a bottle so it is not cheap but I imagine it will last about 3 months. For me and my picky skin this is worth it.
Again, I have very dry skin so I highly enjoy how moisturizing this is. If you have oily skin you may find this too emollient.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This retails for $115 here in Australia (at Mecca). I managed to find it quite a bit cheaper on eBay (the love of my life!). To be perfectly honest, guys, I haven't noticed any change in my skin from using this three days a week for about a month (I work three days a week and don't like to wear anything on my face when I'm not working). In my opinion, it's just a liquid highlighter/luminizer masquerading as skincare. The liquid is pearlescent white; about the same consistency/texture as a liquid moisturiser, but a little lighter. It's filled with mica (tiny light-reflective particles)... Not so sure how good that is for your skin once it absorbs!
Anyway, the packaging gets 5/5 because it comes in a sleek bottle with a pump that dispenses a small amount of product each time, which is really all you need.
I'm giving this three lippies because I'm open to giving it more time to work/see the results, and it hasn't done anything bad to my skin e.g. give me a reaction (I'm very sensitive) or break me out.
I hope that was somewhat helpful, to my knowledge this is the only review on MUA for this product, so I've tried to be detailed! :)