Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011


NARS Illuminators

Following the success of the Orgasm Illuminator, NARS introduces three new iconic shades to the Illuminator category. This collection of light-reflecting liquids glides on to refresh the skin, enhance the complexion and create a shimmering incandescence. The Illuminators can be used to highlight bare skin or to light up your makeup as it lights the skin from within. Non-comedogenic. Dermatologist-tested.

Illuminator ($29.00)

  • Copacabana Like its namesake Multiple, Copacabana Illuminator will impart a pearlescent sheen and can be applied all over the face, mixed with foundation, and used to highlight the neck, shoulders and décolleté.
  • Super Orgasm Infused, like the blush, with golden shimmer and a peachy-gold hue that can be applied all over the face, mixed with foundation, and used to highlight the neck, shoulders and décolleté.
  • Laguna A golden-bronze hue, just as in Laguna Bronzer, that will give a sun-kissed glow and can be applied to the face or mixed with foundation.

Key ingredients include

  • Polar Berries, known for their antioxidant properties
  • Bisabolol, known as an anti-inflammatory (obtained from the Chamomile plant)
  • Indian Frankincense, known for its soothing and comforting properties
  • Vitamin B5 to, known to condition skin
  • Sodium Hyaluronate, known to hydrate skin

availability: Now @ NARS

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24 thoughts on “NARS Illuminators for Spring 2011

  1. Michelle

    I was so disappointed when the regular Orgasm Illuminator did nothing for me. I wanted it to work so bad. Here’s to hoping Super Orgasm does the trick!

    • Michelle

      I forgot to ask, Christine do you know when these will hit Sephora?

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jenn Jennifer

        I was told by my favorite Nars Makeup Artists and the head trainer for Nars in Chicago that this is part of their transition into summer collection, so it won’t hit department stores until end of May and likely not Sephora before then either. However the Nars website has free shipping over $25 and since one is $29 you can order it for free. They also have free returns in case you don’t like it.

    • Pam

      Totally agree with you! I got a small sample of the Orgasm illuminator from Sephora. It hardly showed up on my skin :P I do hope Super Orgasm shows up!

  2. Kat

    I’m excited for the Copacabana one! Will you be reviewing them?

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jessica Jezi

    I was hoping for Albatross to become an Illuminator.

  4. I like Super Orgasm, but I tend to avoid cream and liquid highlighters. I don’t want to worry about it drying out.

  5. ooh I’m excited about this – I want to check out Laguna and Copacabana.

    I am praying this works for me.

  6. Lucie

    I’m making a pilgrimage to New York tomorrow to visit the new NARS flagship store! I heard they have these in the store now. I think the reason people are having difficulty with NARS illuminators is because they aren’t using them the ideal way-liquid highlighters are better used to mix in to foundation and give it a dewier look, imo. I’m torn between the regular orgasm one and the new copacabana one, they both look soooo nice!

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Karana Karana

    Do Laguna have a lot of shimmers in it? because the regular bronzer doesn’t, I know that it’s a illuminator but can Laguna be use as a bronzer?

  8. I really want to see Laguna in person!

  9. VANESSA S

    I have a sample of the Orgasm Illuminator and i can honestly say i hate it :( it applies a little sticky and its barely noticable. I wouldnt buy it…

  10. I first want to see swatches before I decide to buy one or not, unfortunately they don’t sell NARS in The Netherlands

    • I agree, out of all the makeup I experiment with I have yet to try an illuminator … I would love to see them swatched just to see how the light reflects and try to imagine how it would look applied to the face

  11. anonymous

    I’d love to see the copacabana. the others are just too much like stuff I have or would never use

  12. Ariel

    I bet Laguna would be really pretty for a bronzed highlight in the summer!

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jenn Jennifer

    I just received the Laguna and Copacabana Illuminators today, and I couldn’t wait to try them. My first impression was about the size, extremely disappointing. I love my Copacabana Multiple, so I was eager to try this version. Previously when I wanted something more liquid, I used the NARS brightening lotion which also has a pearly opalescence. This seems to be a happy medium, although if you’re looking for more color, I would stick with the Copa or Luxor Multiples. Laguna doesn’t have much color either. I’m Medium complected closer to light. If you’re familiar with Nars foundation, I’m Barcelona at my darkest in the summer, and at my lightest I can do Stromboli or Santa Fe. My undertones are more yellow. While this Laguna Illuminator makes me feel less orange than Orgasm, it still does it a bit. It’s quite sheer so it will be good to mix with foundation, but again, if you want color and something that will last longer, stick with the Multiples. Overall decent product, but I completely disagree that these will last a long time… I respectfully disagree, they’re pretty small and depending on how much you blend with your foundation or whether you intend to put it on your entire face, I cannot conceivably see how they would last.

    • Gisele

      Thanks for the info and honesty. I thought of buying Laguna but it won’t do much with my skin tone (NW20-25, up to 30 in summer. I use Sheer Glow in Santa Fe. I do think the size is small for the price.

  14. Trish

    Got a sample of these at Sephora in JCPenney. I have NW 43 skin andbthe Orgasm and Laguna colors do nothing for me. The Super Orgasm and Copacabana give me a gorgeous pearly and gold shimmer respectively. While the formula is nice, I think I’ll stick w/ the Multiple instead as I feel it has better color payoff on my skin.

  15. Sri

    is it like MUFE’s Uplight (Face Luminizer Gel) complexions? or the NARS one more opaque than MUFE?