Monday, 9 January 2017

HIGHLIGHTER SERIES #2: Nars Albatross Highlighting Blush Review


Buy here for £23! (Remember - Asos do student discount!)
(My highlighter series is a series of reviews running through January and the beginning of Feb where I look at the most blogged about highlighters of 2016 and decide if they're worth it or not! I'm going to put up a highlighter series review every Monday.)

Althought Nars Albatross isn't necessarily a 2016 cult beauty favourite, it's been a highlighter that I've been eyeing up for years now. I love Nars blushes (Orgasm being a cult favourite and one of my personal all time favourite blushers) due to their intense pigmentation and butter-like consistency. Now if you're into really glittery highlighters, then you may want to give this one a miss, but if you're more into the glossy look then keep on reading.

The stark white pan looks quite intense; I showed my mum whose a similar skin tone to me (mac NC35) and she recoiled and said it was far too bright and out-there for her. But with a light hand it can look so pretty and give a natural, luminous glow from within. Due to my really strong warm undertones the gold undertones running through Albatross really suit my skin and I just can't put this highlighter down. You can't really see the yellow in the pan, but it really is there and is definitely gold on the cheek.

After recently trying Jeffree Star's Princess Cut Skin Frost (review soon!) I was really happy to find that the texture of this was a lot smoother and very soft, a lot similar to Becca's Champagne Pop (one of my favourites). It's strongly pigmented and you can build up quite an intense glow if that's what you like, but as previously said you can also keep it quite natural as well. The wear time is nice, with it lasting around 6 hours on my oily skin (on top of primer and foundation). I use this for nights out because I love the intensity I can create, and because I have so many natural highlighters that don't get much of a look in any other time, but if you can only afford one then I really recommend considering this!

Albatross was actually a bargain for me, ASOS have recently introduced their rewards system where you get ASOS vouchers for spending money on their site! I pay for premium (£10 for a years worth of next day delivery - so worth it!) so I end up spending quite a bit of money on ASOS and without even realising I had a £20 voucher sitting in my account. ASOS also let you use your student discount alongside the voucher! So including delivery, this highlighter only ending up costing me 70 PENCE. Can I say bargain any louder?!?!?!

Obviously for 70p, this is a no brainer and a million percent worth it, but even at the full retail price of £23 I think this is a good highlighter which I'd buy again. Other than my beloved Becca Champagne Pop, this is definitely up there as one of my new favourites. Have you tried this before? What do you think of Nars highlighters?

View past series:
#1: Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette
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