February 27th, 2012, 07:56 PM #1
What would be a highlighter for dark brown skin?
Nars Albatross looks awesome. But would it work for someone who's dark brown? If not, what would be better?
February 27th, 2012, 08:15 PM #2
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I definitely have to check out Albatross! I keep hearing such dope things about it. Anyone have any pics they can share?
I highlight w Style blush from MAC. It's a peach blush with golden tones. The peach doesn't show on me, just a soft champagne-y highlight.
February 29th, 2012, 08:18 PM #3
I highlight using my Sleek Contour kit in Dark. I like it but I've been looking for a liquid or cream highlighter.
March 1st, 2012, 04:10 PM #4
March 1st, 2012, 09:53 PM #5
March 3rd, 2012, 09:50 AM #6
If you haven't found a swatch for it, I just went to her blog and clicked home which brought me to her previous posts including her pic of Albatross. ELF has a blush called gotta glo similar to Albatross but of course not NARS quality I own it but don't use it that often as I prefer more yellow gold highlighters which is why I didn't invest in Albatross and I love my NARS blushes to pieces.
March 5th, 2012, 06:39 PM #7
NARS Albatross is a great highlighter, but you want to be careful that it's not going to make you look ashy. I'd suggest looking at some luminizers like Benefit's Sun Beam or Stila's All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in #3.
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March 6th, 2012, 07:43 PM #8
March 13th, 2012, 07:53 AM #9
NYC has a bronzer and highlighter in one. It's their cheek to cheek Duo Blusher. Their bronzer is matte and the highlighter is matched to the shade of the bronzer so they really work great together
March 14th, 2012, 06:31 AM #10
While Albatross is really pretty I prefer MAC's Trace Gold blush for an everyday highlight. It's really subtle and pretty with a light sheen. I'm an NW45 for reference
March 18th, 2012, 07:51 AM #11
Have you tried the MUFE Face Sculpt? It is an awesome highlight and contour kit!
March 27th, 2012, 10:42 AM #12
For dark brown skin, you want to look for something in a golden bronze color.
Not sure if it's still on the MAC site but there's an iridescent loose powder called Golden Bronze that's really pretty. Cargo has bronzers in a few different shades--the Medium or Dark might make a nice highlight on dark brown skin.
If you're into cream highlighters, Becca has Shimmering Skin Perfectors called Topaz (Golden Bronze) and Bronze (Deep Bronze) that are also very pretty. And also maybe Nars Laguna Illuminator.
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March 27th, 2012, 11:43 AM #13
Nars is good and used to be my holy grail but Mac too chic beauty powder is the best by far,at least until I find a new highlighter
April 2nd, 2012, 02:09 AM #14
MAC's Golden Bronze is gorgeous and will last you forever and a day, but it's sparkly. Cargo Dark is also really nice. It's very subtle on me, which I prefer, and it's beautiful. I had high hopes for Laguna, but it didn't do much for my skin. It's a good option for many skintones, though. MAC's Glorify is a good one to check out too for a "cream" option
April 2nd, 2012, 02:10 AM #15
April 2nd, 2012, 08:46 PM #16
I'm very dark, and Nars Albatross looks great on me. Nars Luster also looks fantastic.
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April 3rd, 2012, 06:15 PM #17
April 6th, 2012, 01:58 AM #18
I like Dior amber Diamond. Very finely milled champagne color. I wear NW45
May 24th, 2012, 12:49 PM #19
I just checked out the Lorac Gold L1 luminizer and it is beautiful!!
May 24th, 2012, 05:21 PM #20
May 27th, 2012, 03:22 PM #21
May 27th, 2012, 04:05 PM #22
I'm a MAC NC50 and these are the one's that I own. I reach for some more than I reach for others but these are products I use for highlighting.
Sally Girl Soft Lights
NYX Tango & Highlights
Hard Candy Tiki
Sleek Contour Kit in Dark
MAC B-Jeweled Sheer Shimmer Powder
MAC Mellow Mood Sheer Shimmer Powder
MAC Petticoat MSF (this one is more of a 2-in-1 highlighter/blush to me)
MAC Redhead MSF
MAC Glorify MSF
MAC Golden Bronze Iridescent Powder
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder
Laura Mercier Rose Rendevous
And every now and then I may try a shadow or a pigment like MAC's Ricepaper e/s, MAC's Subtle or Vanilla Pigment. I feel like I'm forgetting maybe 1 or 2 so if I remember them, I'll add them.
May 27th, 2012, 05:57 PM #23
I use the following:
Dior Amber Diamond
Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous
MAC Golden Bronze loose powder
Giella Eye M Glam
MAC Lustre Drops in Sun Rush or Bronze Hero
MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Margin Blush
NARS Orgasm Blush
MAC Petticoat MSF
MAC Stereo Rose MSF
MAC Comfort MSF
MAC Goldstone MSF
MAC Gold Deposit
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August 26th, 2012, 08:06 PM #24Summer: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H 450 Suede (N), MSFN Dark, Studio Fix Powder NC45
Winter: Studio Fix Powder C7 & NC45, Studio Fix Fluid NC45, Studio Stick NC45, MSFN Medium Deep
Lancome Photogenic Lumessence Suede (0) N
Revlon Colorstay Caramel
August 26th, 2012, 08:10 PM #25
What might be good is Urban Decay shadow in Half Baked. I use it on my eyes for a lovely gold effect. But as far as drugstore makeup, tryMaybeline they have highly pigmented colors and they stay on throughout the day.
August 30th, 2012, 03:37 PM #26
September 25th, 2012, 09:34 AM #27
nars albatros,but i am gonna try ricepaper to see how i like it
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December 11th, 2012, 11:43 AM #30
My new favorite highlighter is Nars Luster!!! Love it!!!!