NARS The Multiple – “Luxor”

I’m a sucker for highlighters and that’s no secret. Even on no makeup days, I’ve got to use some kind of highlighter. Normally, I’m all about the powder highlighters because I trust them more than liquid or cream ones. However, I purchased the NARS The Multiple in “Luxor” and I’ve been truly satisfied since!

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The Multiple, in general, is “an all-in-one, cream-to-powder, multipurpose makeup stick.” You can use it to beautifully “highlight, sculpt, and warm the eyes, cheeks, lips, and body in an array of shades, from sheer accents to mauve and bronze.” I like multi-functioning products and I like products that look pretty, most of all.

NARS is a trusty brand that I go to often, and if you’re looking for a convenient highlighter, then I’d give The Multiple a try. There’s different shades for different purposes, but currently, I’m only interested in the ones that will highlight the skin naturally. I have my eye set on “Copacabana” next. :)

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The packaging is sleek and slightly rubbery, so much like all the other NARS products, it will get dirty and finger-printy. However, it’s easy to use and carry around if you need to because it’s so compact. In my experience, it’s best to layer this product after liquid/cream foundation/BB cream application so that it has something to slide on top of. You can swipe directly from the tube, use your finger, or use a brush. I like to swipe it along the tops of my cheeks and then use my fingers to blend it in.

When layering on top of a powder product (like powder foundation), I like to use a foundation brush or a buffing brush to swipe the product on with. I apply this last after all base products and blush.

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“Luxor” is an iridescent pink and it’s a shade that you can’t go wrong with — no matter what your skintone is. It’s flattering, illuminating, and glowy without looking like your face is oily. The slightly pinky-white tone is brightening, but isn’t stark or harsh. The pearlescent sheen blends into your skin beautifully and stays that way, even when you’re sweating. Be careful to NOT set this with powder because it will look dull and patchy if you do that. That’s why, even if I apply powder blush over a liquid/cream base, I still apply The Multiple last, as my final step.

You can use this wherever you’d normally highlight: the tops of your cheeks, your cupid’s bow, along the brow bone, and down the bridge of your nose. Use a brush if you’re in a hurry, and it will act just like a powder highlighter.

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This shade seems to be universally flattering and provides such an angelic effect on the skin. It instantly helps you look awake and healthy, and paired with a glowy foundation/BB cream, it’s the perfect combination of looking natural, yet pretty. It’s truly an all-in-one. This has become a staple in my makeup bag and I feel that I won’t be returning to my powder highlighters for awhile! Most of all, I like how it’s so easy to use. Other non-powder highlighters are hard to use because they’re hard to blend or they don’t look natural enough for me.

What do you think? :)

0.50 oz.
Retails for $39.00 USD.

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