Friday, 4 July 2014

NARS Illuminator in Copacabana

What's this? A beauty review? What?

I know, it's been a little while, but with the recent gorgeous weather I thought this one would be quite appropriate! You could say I've taken quite a shine to this little guy...

NARS Illuminator in Copacabana is one of those products where a little really does go a long way. This light-reflecting pearly pink liquid refreshes the look of your skin, enhancing your complexion with shimmery radiance. It can be used to brighten up bare skin or used as a highlight to enhance makeup. NARS claims that it "lights the skin from within". I don't think you're limited on what you can do with this product. If you think it's too much on its own - shiny faces take heed - then you can always mix a little bit in with your foundation or BB cream and it works to enhance your skin subtly which I really like! You can apply it all over the face this way, or on its own applied to areas which you wish to highlight e.g. brow bones, cheek bones, cupid's bow - anywhere the light naturally hits your face. It can also be used to highlight the neck and shoulders. Oh I do love a multi-functional product!

Now, for the price... A high-end beauty company like NARS almost always guarantees that a hefty price tag follows, and this illuminator is no exception. However, I see these things as more of an investment. You need the tiniest drop in order to give your face a beautiful glow so really I can justify forking out £22.50. I understand that this is rather steep for some of us but you can always go to your local NARS counter and ask for a sample to see if you like it - even that one sample will probably last you ages.

All in all, if you're seeking a subtle glow this summer then look no further. Copacabana will brighten up even the dullest looking skin. I have a feeling I'll be using it a lot more often now I'm on night shifts at work for the next 9 weeks - goodbye zombie-grey!

Have you tried Copacabana, or any of the NARS Illuminators?

NARS Illuminators retail at £22.50, and are available online.
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  1. I have this, I like to mix in in with my foundation, it is lovely and like you say a little goes a long way.

    Gemma
    lookinglovelyyy.blogspot.com

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    1. I think mixing it in with foundation is the way to go! Xx

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  2. I've been after this aggggess but haven't got round to purchasing it. It's such a gorgeous colour! xx

    hellotashaa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the pinky pearlescent colour! Xx

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  3. Oh my gosh, this looks beautiful, I bet it would look amazing mixed with foundation :)

    - Grace's Beauty Space xx

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    1. That's my personal preference and I think it works well! Xx

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  4. This sounds lovely! It probably works out as really good value cost-per-use too :) xx

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    1. I think so - you need the tiniest amount! Xx

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  5. I love how pearlescent the product looks! Might have to give it a shot x

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    1. Ooh if you do I'd love to know your thoughts! Xx

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  6. This is beautiful! It's been on my wish list for the longest time now, after reading this I think I'll definitely have to stop by the Nars counter! xx

    www.lipgloss-and-lashes.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Gorgeous highlighter, I have a mini of this in the stick formula but I wish I had this version :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Weirdly never gone for stick highlighters but I really get on with the liquid version! I suppose there are pros and cons to both! Xx

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  8. So pretty. Someone was telling me they use this underneath they're foundation as an all over illuminator. Must give it a try.

    Vanessa The Other VW xxx

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    1. Sounds logical - may have to give it a go and see if it looks different to mixing it with foundation! Xx

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  9. This really is beautiful! My skin is super dull but I'm not really a fan of the dewy look (years of oily skin put me off that, although it's super dry now) but I like the idea of mixing it with my foundation to glow it up a bit x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. I totally agree. My skin has gone from dry to combination and I hate having a shiny face. Using this with foundation simply enhances your complexion though - not shiny in any way at all. It's definitely one to look into! Xx

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  10. This product looks really beautiful in your photos. I can see why you can justify the price tag and I may just find myself justifying it too now after reading your review :o)

    Emma xx || emsylou.blogspot.co.uk

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