NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator Review, Photos, Swatches

 

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator
NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator ($30.00 for 1.1 fl. oz.) is described as a “shimmering champagne.” It’s a brightened, light, gold-hued champagne with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, sheen. NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is a powder product, less warm-toned. MAC Sparkling Rose (LE) is warmer, less metallic, powder. Urban Decay Naked (P, $29.00) is more sparkly, powder. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, powder. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is warmer, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is a product where less is more; if you go too heavily, it looks frosted and can start to emphasize pores, but if patted on and sheered out, it gives a dewy, luminous look to the skin (and just barely emphasizes pores). Unlike NARS Adelaide (my first experience with NARS’ Illuminators), this isn’t glittery or sparkly–shimmery, yes–but no over-the-top glittery bits to worry about. It has a thin consistency, so it can also be mixed into liquid or cream foundation for an all-over glow. When you mix a product like this with your foundation, it’s a much subtler effect, and you’ll just notice a more luminous finish overall, compared to your foundation’s normal finish but still understated. I am all about a liquid highlighter mixed into foundation right now, because it is a surefire way to give skin a lit-from-within-glow that makes people ask you what you’re doing to keep your skin so lovely! Wearing this as a highlighter on the cheek bones, it wore well for seven and a half hours before starting to turn patchy.

NARS Illuminator 413 BLKR
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
90%

See more photos & swatches!

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator
NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator
NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator
NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator
NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator
NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator
NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator over NARS 413 BLKR Blush

Write a Review

Reader Reviews

4.3
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0

Based on 1 Review, 7 Quick Reviews

Rate It:
The Good
  • Creamy (4)
  • Blendable (4)
  • Easy To Apply (4)
  • Smooth (2)
  • Travel-friendly (2)
  • Long-wearing (1)
  • Great Value (1)
The In-Between
  • Luminous (5)
  • Sheer (3)
  • Buildable (2)
  • Natural (1)
The Bad
  • Fades (1)