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Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Ket-Katrin's picture
Written on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hello there!

I want to share my thoughts on this hyped NARS Albatross Highlighter


MADE IN: Italy

SIZE: 14g (my version is extended)

PRICE: $38.00

Product says:

No glitter. Just glow. Highlighting hits a new high with NARS’ new Highlighting Powder. This uncompromising innovation delivers next-level luminosity with Seamless Glow Technology—a blend of sheer powders and pearls to create second-skin luster that blends effortlessly.

I first met the brand a couple of years ago. It’s super-hyped everywhere. I liked all the products that I’ve tried from them.

PACKAGING- Above all praises. Matte black compact with a big mirror inside. The compact doesn’t have any featured brushes. When I’m at work, I apply this highlighter with my fingertip, so it blends out nicer. The compact feels like rubber to the touch which obviously makes it much easier to stain. I have to wipe it off from time to time.

The product is handy to use at home as well as while traveling or going out.

Daytime lights:

From the pictures, you can see that the shade of the product is rather fair. At the store, I couldn’t make up my mind on which shade to buy.


The highlighter is tightly pressed and it offers a small shimmer infusion.

When I pick it up with a brush, it doesn’t dust all over and ensures minimal spending. I need the tiniest bit of it to apply on my face. I guess it’ll last for a very long time.

AROMA- The product doesn’t smell of anything which is so advantageous for me.

LASTING POWER- It’s great. The formula stays put on my face throughout the day, though I can still touch it up in the evening a little.

The shade Albatross is a really fair highlighter with a yellow undertone. I can recommend it to everyone with redness, as the product neutralizes it. At the store, I couldn’t decide which one to buy - Albatross or Capri which has a pink undertone.

At first sight, this shade is white with yellow undertone but in the sunlight in shines with golden casting. You can witness it in the picture below. Unfortunately, I didn’t succeed at taking a good picture of the product on my face.

The shine here is delicate, which is great, especially for daytime makeup. In the evening I use another highlighter that is more gleaming and shining.


OVERALLI love this highlighter. I can list the following things to the pros:

  • finely-milled muted shimmer

  • a little bit goes a long way

  • staying power



  • the shade is yellow-based (it doesn’t look good when I wear a pink blush)

  • it is rather pricey


I can recommend this NARS Albatross Highlighter. However, I still want to take one star off for some minor cons.

The highlighter is good but I have others which are much better in my collection.

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Brand: NARS
Category: Make-Up
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