Sunday, March 7, 2010

NARS Albatross

This review was requested by cupcakes of silk, check her out here. I know there are heaps of reviews out there but here is my two cents worth!

Here is my Nars Albatross which as you can see has definitely seen better days. I have managed to drop this baby on the bathroom tiles not once but twice :( On the up side at least it didn't completely shatter.

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Albatross is a pale golden white. At first glance albatross looks quite white but when swatched it definitely appears more golden. The shimmer is superduper fine and not glittery or chunky. As it's so finely milled it goes on smoothly and doesn’t emphasise my pores, which is a winner!

I do really like albatross but think sometimes it appears a little too gold on my pale complexion. I vary between a NW15 to NW20 so I have to be sure to blend blend blend! Sometimes i wear albatross in the corner of my eyes but have to be careful as it has a tendency to settle in the fine lines under my eyes. Having said that I adore this product and the subtle effect it gives, it makes my skin look glowy and not greasy.

It is expensive but you get so much it will definitely last forever. If you've got the cash to spend I think it is worth the cost.

On the topic of highlighters I am currently on the hunt for a new liquid or cream highlighter. I'm tossing up between MAC cream colour base in Pearl, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl, The Body Shop Radiant highlighter or Benefits High Beam. Ahhhh so many to choose from! Does anyone use any of these products or use others they think I should check out?


  1. I have the body shop radiant highlighter, ITS AMAZING:) well, i think so anyway :)

  2. I've always wanted to try the CCB in pearl, it looks beautiful. I own albatross and I love it too! I really like jane iredale's moonglow, but it has like 4 colors in it and is more bronzey. I've heard mac vanilla pigment is a good one, similar to albatross but lighter I think. :)