FOTD Friday: NARS Albatross is the bee’s knees

I can’t believe I am just now sharing this y’all and I’ve been using it for ages!When I first saw NARS Albatross highlighter ($25) in person, I wasn’t impressed. It looked to be a little too shimmery for me and a tad bit too frosty for my brown skin. But then it came in my NARS Bridal palette. And oh.mi.goodness. What was I thinking? Albatross is a MUST have.

Reader Petrina wanted me to do a formal review on it so I decided to do that AND incorporate it in a FOTD. Sound good?

Sephora describes Albatross has a “sheer light golden sheen” which I think is pretty accurate. It is packaged in the same packaging as the blushes but is most known as a highlighter.

Promise me that y’all won’t laugh at the condition of my Albatross. It’s been through rough times but it is still beautiful and that’s all that matters.

Talk about a depotting job gone wrong. HA! So with a quick swipe and no blending, Albatross looks like this:

A bit frosty , right? But with a quick swish swish….

That’s better, right?

So what do you DO with Albatross? I looooove it as a highlight under my brows. I also use it on my cheeks. I’ll show you how later. For this FOTD, I wanted Albatross to pop–which is does so easily on my ‘seems like’ 3-mile long lids. See….

It’s a little more subdued in natural light, I promise.


MAC Studio Finish concealer in NW45
MAC Sweet As Cocoa blush
(same ole’ same ole’…if my skin likes it, so do I!)EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Hip cream paint in Witty

NARS Albatross highlighter
MAC Cranberry e/s
Too Faced Mocha Meteor e/s
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara

MAC Lip liner in Vino
Inglot lipstick in 204 <—so in love!

Sometimes we take life too seriously. Goofy faces are essential every….5 minutes or so. :)

Albatross’ placement on the cheeks…

There you have it…some examples of how GREAT Albatross is.

Do you have Albatross? How do you rock it?

..and speaking of shimmery thangs, L’Oreal HIP has graced us with some new shadows.

I tweeted this yesterday and most folx weren’t impressed. I’m not either as they seem to be a tad bit frosty. But we’ll see….I’ll snag them and do some swatching. Of course when they go on sale. LOL!

Have an awesome weekend,

  • ♥ Ms. Kendall ♥

    Now I want Albatross!!!!

  • Mimilainna

    It's beautiful!! I want! Love it as a cheek highlighter!

  • savannah_lewis

    you are so adorable!!! i trust ANYTHING you say about cosmetics :)

  • Kizzy

    I got Albatross the other day too. Haven't tried it yet though….But after seeing it on your lovely face, I sure do wanna!

  • Askmewhats

    very very pretty! I love how your cheeks look super pretty with the highlighter! happy weekend dear B!

  • Rai

    I recently bought it and I love it!! I love the glow it gives me.

  • Connie De Alwis

    awesome highlight color on you! 😀 It's blends so well too, huh?

  • Mz. More

    Very pretty. You look lovely as usual. Now of course I want Albatross smh lol

  • Danielle

    I <3 Albatross! I've worn it almost every day as a highlighter, under the brow, as eyeshadow… and I STILL haven't made a dent in it! It's been almost a year! It's certainly worth the investment!

  • Nicole

    This is on my Nars wishlist, and now you've made it move to the top. It looks LOVELY on you! Nars is such a great brand, I have three blushes and barely have touched them – the quality is fabulous!

  • beautyjudy

    You look gorgeous! I love albatross on you!

  • yummy411

    cute! aww look at your locs! yeh i spotted the duos at my cvs too. i'm more curious about what they are gonna give us with the new studio secrets line. our blogger friend across the waters have been introduced already, but i'm sure what they give them may not be what they'll give us??

  • Petrina

    Aww thank you so much! I have officially but it on my wish list!!!!

  • Mama Mish Mash

    Albatross looks gorgeous on you! I love products that have more than one use…it's officially on my ever growing beauty wishlist.

  • sofia

    Ah, you look great! So sweet! :) Is it hard to find foundation for darker skin tones? I thought 'bout that last time I were at the drugstore, cause I just found really light ones.. I'm not dark, so it's not a problem. I just started to think 'bout it. Hm..