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Sunday, 17 June 2012

nars albatross

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Nars Albatross: Selfridges / John Lewis / Nars (£21)

I honestly cannot rave enough about the Nars Albartoss highlighter. Personally I love the super highlighted cheeks look to go along with the 10000000 layers of blush I normally wear. Nars Albatross is the perfect product for this. I've wanted this product for years now, ever since I really got into nblogging and the online makeup community. It's one of those raved about products that everyone seems to have at some point. But surprisingly I never caved in and bought it. Although flash forward a few years and one day on a whim when I was stressing out about something ridiculous I purchased it. Stress = spending money in my books… or just another excuse to buy things I don't really need!

Albatross is a creamy white beige shade packed full of golden shimmer and glitter. The glitter isn't particularly chunky as the powder is very finely milled, but the glitter is noticeable once applied. It gives the cheeks the perfect subtle glow without being too shiny or looking ridiculous. It doesn't highlight any imperfections (such as pores) and it photographs beautifully. I like that doesn't look too pale or ashy on my skin tone, although I think it may look a little strange on paler, pink toned skin. Maybe opt for the pinker version of this called Miss Liberty (see Kate's review here).

I use a MAC 130 or a MAC 188 to apply Nars Albatross on the top of my cheek bones and then with the remainder on the brush I dust down the centre of my face. Alongside my other favourite highlighter the Collection (2000) Shimmer Shades in Way to Glow this has quickly become one of my everyday go-to products. I literally use this everyday. I now wonder why it took me so long to cave in for this beautiful product! I do think its pricey, but Nars products on the whole are generally worth their hefty price tag. My cost per wear literally goes down so much as I wear it so much! I can 100% see myself repurchasing this, and if you've been thinking about getting then GET IT. Hopefully this glowing (get it) review has enabled you too! (I apologise to your bank card in advance!)

39 comments

  1. Sounds like something worth investing in, I've never tried any nars products before so this looks promising! You look lovely! x
    Dreams and Dresses

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  2. Beaut! I've been after albatross for a while! Love this look!xx
    www.velvetbows.me

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  3. Albatross is one of my fav' highlight! I love it so much!

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  4. Stress > Spend Money > Feel Guilty > Stress about being poor > Spend money - VICIOUS CIRCLE OF LIFE!

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  5. I've been eyeing this for a while - you just tipped me over the edge and I've just ordered!!
    coppercloset.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/giveaway-time.html

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  6. One of my favourite highlighters as well! I like to use it in the inner corner of my eyes as well sometimes - looks especially good for evening looks :)

    www.naarii.com

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  7. I've had my eye on this for a while too, although I can't justify the price tag! Looks lovely on your skin . Wish list material! x

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  8. I also wonder why you didn't get your hands on it sooner! :) Seems like a nice highlighter. I definitely don't want too much glitter and shimmer on my face.

    http://milkyposh.blogspot.com/

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  9. I heard about this and I've been dying to try it! It really makes your face look glowing so who can blame you for raving about it! Yes my bank balance indeed is going to hate me. And perhaps disown me.

    Gemma x

    http://www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I've had this for a month and i love it! I've being told i look like a fairy when i wear it, haha, maybe i put too much on! i agree its pricey, but i can see its going to last forever! xx

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  11. I am so tempted by all these nars products! Your gorgeous, as usual!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. I've been wanting to get Albatross for ages! & Your hair is to die for Lily xxx

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  13. This looks so beautiful on you! x

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  14. My favourite highlighter is Dior Amber Diamond, but because it is designed as 4 different panels of colour it shatters so easily when traveling - might invest in Nars Albatross instead, none of my Nars powder products have shattered and plus it looks gorgeous! xxx

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  15. buying. this.
    thanks for the post, i love highlighting products atm and i think i may have to make this my first ever nars product!

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  16. Wow this is so lovely! It makes your complexion radiant! x

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  17. I love this and wear it most days. I have used it for over 2 years now and I never want to be without it. X

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  18. It looks great - fab skin to! x

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  19. you look gorgeous! it looks great on you x

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  20. It looks great on you, I may have to invest in this product it looks amazing,
    Love Coco x x x
    stylethroughthelookingglass.blogspot.com

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  21. I love the top/dress you're wearing! Wheres it from?

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  22. ah I really want this! looks gorge on you x

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  23. I've wanted this for so long but always talked myself out of it. Definitely next payday! x

    josieowen.blogspot.com

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  24. I love Nars blushes/bronzers but never tried their hightlighters.. may have to pop this on my birthday list x

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  25. Such a lovely photo of yourself at top!
    I've recently been using a Nars bronzer and its rapidly pushed its way into my everyday makeup bag! I need to invest in more Nars products :) x

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  26. I want this so much, your review may have pushed me to buy it asap!

    megmooandme.blogspot.com

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  27. i agree, i love a good highlighter!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. I use this every day as well, I absolutely love it!

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  29. The E.L.F studio highlighter is a great dupe for this and is under £5 x

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    1. I've reviewed this here : http://www.etcllymlrs.com/2012/03/elf-studio-blush-in-gotta-glow.html and I have to admit its nothing like it, compared to nars albatross its chalky and dry and the colour isn't as flattering! however to get the look i suppose its a good dupe but i'd still pick the original over the dupe!

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  30. I really want to purchase a NARS product but they're so expensive here in Australia, I may have to save because this sounds like a product worth the purchase.
    Thanks for the great review Lily.
    x

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  31. I need to get a good highlighter. I am tempted by this :)
    LaceyLoves

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  32. I've got this in a Nars trio with laguna bronzer and orgasm blusher, I absolutely love it! It looks lovely on you in the pics, think I will be using it a lot more now
    (: xo

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  33. I'm in need of a new highlighter, this looks great! I love Nars products <3

    xoxo

    http://trappedinafashionparadise.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. oooo I shall deffo pop down to selfridges and treat myself. Love Nars recently bought Nars Laguna bronzer and I have not stop wearing it ever since.

    http://kittiederouge.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. Ha ha I'm the same way with my nail polishes - I have them all lined up on shelves. But this is such a good idea! And OMG do you have a lot of Models Own colours! =)

    Aishling
    http://lestage2012.blogspot.com/

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  36. I've never really been into highlighters but recently started experimenting with them. Great review! Xx

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