NARS Maldives is a moderately warm-toned, light copper with a luminous finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $38.00 and contains 0.49 oz.
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NARS Maldives Highlighting Powder (2018) ($38.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers. The finish was subtler than other shades in the formula, though it still yielded medium shine. The powder was smooth to the touch with slight dryness, and of the six shades, this didn't seem to be quite as effortless as others but still blended out easily for me... just the others were so blendable that it was like they blended themselves. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
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