NARS Product Reviews The Highlighter Chronicles

the highlighter chronicles: nars copacabana

March 23, 2015

It’s hard to capture highlights on camera, so you’ll have to take my word for it: Nars Copacabana Illuminator is the bomb. I road-tested it with otherwise unremarkable makeup, and it just made my face light up.


Where other highlighters have imparted radiant-looking skin or accented features, Copacabana made me just glow. A lot of beauty reviewers toss around the term “lit from within” very loosely, but this is the first product I’ve used that has really given me that effect.



I started this look off with as even a base as possible, using my Cle de Peau Cream Foundation and Concealer. Then I patted Copacabana on over my foundation (using my fingers) on the base of my nose, in a “C” shape on my cheekbones, temples and brow bone, on my cupids bow and around my top lip, and in the inner corners of my eyes. I set all the highlights areas with a light dusting of Becca pressed Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone, and everything else with a sweep of Too Faced Primed and Poreless Loose Powder.


I’m looking forward to experimenting with it more, but I have to say I’m already quite smitten! I’ll have a proper product review with swatches up shortly, so you can have a better look at this magical product.