NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator Review and Swatches

20th June 2014

If you read this post, you’ll be aware that I was extremely lucky to be gifted four NARS products.. one of those products was the recently launched new NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator. I’ve never tried any of the NARS Illuminators before as the shades were all a little too dark for my skintone. However 413 BLKR could not be more perfect.. it’s such a stunning universal shade which would suit any skintone. 

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator Review and Swatches
NARS describe their 413 BLKR Illuminator as being a ‘shimmery champagne’ shade, however I’d say it’s a touch warmer than champagne with a very subtle gold undertone which stops it looking too icy on the skin. The NARS Illuminators are light-reflecting liquids that ‘glide on to refresh and enhance the complexion with shimmering incandescence’, and are currently available in four shades.
NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator Review and Swatches

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator Review and Swatches

NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator Review and Swatches
NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator £22.50*
The NARS Illuminators are super versatile and can be worn all over the skin, or as an highlighter.. it can even be mixed with foundation. My favourite way to wear the NARS 413 BLKR is applied sheerly all over my skin, over the top of my primer before applying my foundation as it helps create a really dewy, healthy glow which I love as my complexion can often look quite dull.
413 BLKR is a really lightweight liquid, almost like a gel and is very shimmery so you only need the tiniest amount per use. I like to apply it to the back of my hand and then use my fingertip to apply it to the skin, starting off very subtly and increasing the intensity gradually as it can look very metallic if applied too liberally.
413 BLKR is such a beautiful product which really helps to inject life into my skin, and I love that you can even dab it over matte blush or bronzers to give them a more luminous appearance on the skin. It’s just so versatile and I particularly love how it doesn’t emphasise pores or dry patches like powder highlighters do, it’s very forgiving and flattering – I just love it.
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