Beauty report: NARS Highlighting Powder Collection

words by Rachel Krasky


Name: NARS Highlighting Powder Collection
Price: $52
What it does: The innovative formula, available in six shades, combines micro powders and pearls that reflect light and melt seamlessly into skin to enhance your natural glow.
Available from: mecca.com.au

How it feels/smells/looks

My original expectation of this product was ‘just another blingy highlighter to add to my blinding glow collection’. However, this is not the case. The product features Seamless Glow technology which creates a silky, lightweight texture that’s easy to apply on the skin.

It also allows you to build radiance depending on how you like to shine. The powder is on the more subtle and natural side, perfect for an ‘everyday’ makeup look.

Why I like it

It’s the first product on the market that I feel is comparable to the Hourglass powders. You can use the powder all over the face, to set or add a natural radiance, rather than be the star of your makeup show.

The texture is beautiful and it’s one of those products that adds to your look, giving you all day longevity without being cakey. The six colours available are great for a range of skin tones and have a stunning finish.

Areas for improvement

This isn’t a cheap product, and it doesn’t have the well-deserved cult status of the Hourglass powders. I would recommend swatching before deciding if it’s worth the investment, especially if you have something similar in your collection already.

In saying that, if you don’t have a powder like this, it is a hidden gem and worth the addition to give your skin a flawless sheen.

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