First NARS purchase - Albatross

NARS Albatross Highlighter - £21

I was recently on the hunt for a new hightlighter - specifically a powder one as all of mine are cream/liquid - and it was between NARS Albatross and MAC Soft and Gentle. After some research online I opted for Albatross and so off I went to purchase it.

As you can see, it looks just like a white eyeshadow, nothing special, however the surprise is when you come to swatch it and you are presented with a lovely golden sheen. It blends in really easily even though it is highly pigmented and has long lasting power - I was highly impressed. I like to apply this to my cheekbones, down the center of my nose and on my brow bones leaving me with glowing skin. I would only use this with matt blush otherwise it may end up looking a bit over the top. I imagine this would suit most skin tones, as I have seen it on both light and dark and it just looks beautiful.

As with all NARS packaging, it is a bit of a bugger to keep clean, but this can't be helped. It does have quite a high price tag, however I feel its worth every penny and I can see it lasting a long time. This has definitely been my go to highlighter for the past couple of weeks, and I will definitey be repurchasing when it eventually runs out!

Have you tried Albatross? What is your favourite highlight?

Love Carissa XXX


  1. I've been wanting to try this highlighter for ages! It looks like such a perfect highlight colour :) At the moment I am just using shimmery or light coloured eye shadows to highlight -- as I am highlighter-less! Lovely review x

  2. The golden sheen is very pretty! Nars is a brand that I really want to buy from xx

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  3. Ive never purchased from Nars before either! Really want to try the orgasm blush though as its so raved about :) My fav highlighter is the one that comes in the Sleek Contour Kit!

  4. I have wanted to try this for a while, but I'm already in love with my Benefit High Beam. I may purchase Albatross once I finish it!

    xo, Pareasa
    The F.A.B Journal

  5. So pretty! :) I love highlighters, my fave is benefit High Beam!

  6. This looks so beautiful! I don't own anything by NARS, but this would be something I'd consider buying :) x

  7. Albatross was my first NARS purchase too! Haven't bought much since, rather pricey :( I do have my eye on loads of things though! Now following your blog! :D xx

  8. The color is gorgeous! I love the slight golden tone. Right now I'm in the process of trying out new highlighters, not sure if I have a favorite yet.

    x Jordan
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