NARS Illuminator Review

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NARS  Illuminator review

Lately I’ve been digging the different colors of NARS Illuminators. To be honest with you, I NEVER used to like any NARS product. They just seemed waaaaaay overpriced!

The day I changed my opinion was when I was at a girlfriends place having pre-drinks and getting ready before going out. I realized I left my makeup bag at home so I had to use my friends and she only had the NARS Illuminator, Orgasm. Well needless to say I was seriously hooked after giving it a try and now I have the whole collection.

For any girls looking for some information on this range, this is my official NARS Illuminator review.

What Is It?

NARS uses light-reflecting technology in all their illuminator’s. They work perfectly when mixed with foundation or as a highlighter. They’re also great over or under makeup which is a bit of a bonus.

The shimmer comes from the unique flecks in each of the range of products, which are:

NARS Illuminator Orgasm

The first one I tried and definitely my favorite. I have fairly dark skin so the gold flecks combined with the peach and pink shimmer work perfectly with my complexion. Even though it suits my skin the most, I can imagine it would go well on pretty much anyone.

It also comes in a more hectic version and that’s called Super Orgasm. I find it’s a little too much color for my liking.

NARS Illuminator Copacabana

This one offers a lighter, pearly shimmer that definitely works well for those with a more fair skin tone. I’m just in the process of switching over to Copacabana as Winter creeps up and my skin starts to lighten.

This is their best seller, mainly because it suits the majority of complexions.

NARS Illuminator Laguna

Laguna is their whole body product and acts as a serious bronzer. It works from head to toe and has the same light-reflecting technology. The shimmer doesn’t show up as much as Orgasm or Copacabana, probably because it’s lost in the darker color of the lotion. The great thing about this product is it won’t transfer onto your clothing.

For me, I prefer to use it during the Summer.

The Results

I love the way these Illuminator’s  go on. It’s never too harsh on my skin and the shimmer from each color isn’t too overbearing.

Check out how they look below (both Orgasms at the top, Copacabana bottom left, Laguna bottom right)

NARS Illuminator Swatches

The results are instant and you don’t need to use a lot each time you apply as the color is fairly dense. It also stays on really well, so there’s no need to worry about it running if you’re out on the town.

Overall I’m really happy with the results and it’s going to take a lot to get me to switch back to my old illuminator.

Overall Score

As I mentioned earlier, I never thought I would EVER switch over to using any of NARS’ products. Now I can’t imagine using any other illuminator. I literally depend on this stuff every time I go out now!

It’s easy to apply, doesn’t run and the shimmer it offers isn’t too overbearing.

I would definitely recommend NARS’s range of illuminator’s to anyone.

Overall Score: 94%

Who Has The Cheapest Price?


NARS Illuminator Orgasm

Order NARS Illuminator Orgasm For $30




NARS Illuminator Copacabana

Order NARS Illuminator Copacabana For $30




NARS Illuminator Laguna

Order NARS Illuminator Laguna For $40.10




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