April 2, 2018

NARS Highlighting Powders (Capri, Fort de France, St. Barths)

As you may know already, NARS came out with a new highlighting powder collection! Available in 6 shades, these highlighters accentuate skin with buildable radiance and are suitable for all skin types. The silky and lightweight formula is said to blend effortlessly into the skin!

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NARS Highlighting Powders Light Sculpting Review Swatches Capri Fort De France St Barths

The NARS Highlighting Powders have a beautiful finish, they are shimmery but not glittery! I find that the finish is more intense if I apply the product over foundation, the effect is more subtle on bare skin.

If I want a metallic finish, I apply it after I've set my makeup with my setting spray!

NARS Highlighting Powders Luminizer Capri Fort France St Barths

The formula is silky smooth and feels lightweight on the skin, it doesn't have a heavy silicone feel.

I could only test Capri and Fort de France because St. Barths was too dark for my skin tone, but these two shades lasted all day on me (more than 9 hours)!

NARS Highlighting Powders Swatches Capri Fort France St Barths

Capri is a light pinky beige with a shimmery finish.

Fort de France is a golden champagne with a shimmery finish.

St. Barths is a golden copper with a shimmery finish.

I'm currently wearing fake tan so my skin is darker than usual (NC30), and the shades Capri and Fort de France are very similar on me. Capri is slightly cooler and lighter than Fort de France but I can barely tell the difference, unless I really pack it on. 

NARS Highlighting Powders Change Sheen Review Capri Fort France St Barths

The NARS Highlighting Powders retail for $50 CAD for 14g and are available at Sephora.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)

4 comments:

  1. I so appreciate the shades being showcased on different skin tones!

    Can I ask what would the "fair" side of swatches be in MAC terminology?

    I'm kind of on the fence about getting Fort the France, being an NC20 I was afraid it would be slightly dark so I went with Capri instead, which now I find a bit cool for my skin tone, especially when layered.
    Highlighter has a very nice and smooth formula though, and it really does last!

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    1. The fair side is similar to NC15! I can use both shade even when I'm not wearing fake tan, it's not too dark! I think you would prefer the shade Fort de France, is it too late to exchange it?

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  2. Thanks so much, this is really helpful (as well as the overall comparison to MAC shades you always list, which in past has also helped me decide more easily on the shade of their soft matte concealer as well)!

    Still undecided if I should exchange it, but I'm certainly sold on Fort de France as well now. Neither would be neglected over here, in any case, haha. Thank you once again. :)


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    1. Yay I'm so glad the MAC comparisons are helpful!! :)

      You're welcome!

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