Usually, the products I review are either things that I’ve loved from first application, or have at least enjoyed from the beginning. But today, I thought I’d talk about a product that initially really disappointed me, but I’ve pulled out of my draws again and have fallen in love with – my NARS The Multiple in Copacabana.
I bought my NARS The Multiple in Copacabana several years ago. It’s a product that’s designed to be used on the eyes, cheeks, lips and body. So far, I’ve only used this on my cheek bones and the inner corners of my eyes. The shade Copacabana is definitely not one I’d choose to use on my lips and, as most cream products crease as soon as I put them on my eyes, I’ve avoided using it on my lids. I have to admit that until pulling up the description on the NARS website to write this post, I hadn’t considered using Copacabana on my body. But, I think it would look lovely on my collar bone for special occasions and in the summer.
So, how did I initially feel about my NARS The Multiple in Copacabana? To be honest, I was really disappointed. I was expecting it to be life changing, because that’s what the makeup artist told me it would be. But, when I got it home I was underwhelmed. The pigmentation wasn’t as intense as I hoped and I wasn’t thrilled with the shade, feeling it was too white toned for me. I struggled with application too. Although I didn’t find the product to be pigmented, I felt like it left visible lines when applied. I appreciate that this sounds like a complete contradiction, but it’s how I felt at the time.
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So, for quite a while, my NARS The Multiple in Copacabana sat in a draw, unloved and unused. I’ve considered putting it in a project pan before now, but there’s just so much of it that I knew I’d struggle to make progress on it and end up frustrated. That was, until recently.
During pregnancy, my skin has been dryer than the Sahara desert and looking lacklustre – no pregnancy glow for me! So, I’ve been faking it with my NARS The Multiple in Copacabana. The cream formula makes my skin look more hydrated than powders do and gives a soft-focus finish. I’ve also discovered that Copacabana is actually a lovely champagne shade, not the stark white I remembered it to be! As for the harsh lines, I’ve been applying highlighter before blusher for the past couple of years and this has really made a difference to how all of my highlighters look! As the shade is less pigmented than a lot of my other highlighters, it’s been the perfect daytime option! Not that I’ve been wearing makeup very often at all.
For my cheeks, I’ll apply my NARS The Multiple In Copacabana with my finger (as suggested by NARS). But as an inner corner highlighter for my eyes, I prefer to use a small, synthetic brush. This gives a more precise and intense application.
So there we have it. My NARS The Multiple in Copacabana is a product that I was totally underwhelmed with but am now in love with! It’s amazing how our preferences change and we find new ways to work with products as time goes by.
The NARS The Multiple in Copacabana isn’t cheap. For £29, you get 14g of product. But, how many of us are ever going to use up 14g worth of a cream product before it goes bad!?! I’d much prefer to pay a little more per gram and have a smaller tube and no/less waste. My NARS The Multiple in Copacabana still hasn’t been twisted up at all!
You can buy the NARS The Multiple in Copacabana, as well as several other shades, from lookfantastic.com.
Have you tried the NARS The Multiple in Copacabana or any of their other shades? How did you get on with it?
Have you ever been disappointed in a product, only to love it later on?
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