NARS Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017: Overexposed Glow Highlighter in Double Take

nars double takeOverexposed Glow Highlighter in Double Take, $42

Wha-wha!? Double take! I had to do a faux one when I saw NARS Double Take up close for the first time. It’s the new highlighter in the NARS Man Ray Holiday 2017 color collection.

I mean, look at the pan. There are lips on it…but it’s a cheek product? It’s a little confusing, but dang if it isn’t pretty, so I’m just going to let myself be confused and go with it, LOL! Heck, I still might even put it on my lips sometime to see what happens…

The limited edition warm golden formula feels super soft and dense — a little like the MAC In Extra Dimension powders, only finer and creamier. When I flick a brush across it, the powder particles cling to the bristles and don’t go flying everywhere.

nars double take swatchOoh, shimmery golden purr-fection…

Double Take is described as universally flattering, but I don’t know about that. I think it’s going to sing sonnets on warmer skin tones and skin that can handle mucho attention from the frosty finish, but if golds turn orange on you, that could happen here. It could potentially end up looking more bronzed orange than gold because of how warm it is.

The closest gold I have to it in my collection is MAC In Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Oh Darling. They’re equally pigmented and shiny, but Oh Darling is slightly cooler toned and more yellow than Double Take, which looks warmer and has a barely-there peach undertone.

nars double takeI’m wearing Double Take on my upper cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose.

If you look at my upper cheekbones in this pic, you can see a small amount of it partying with my fine lines, and that’s after I tried to buff it down, because I prefer a softer highlighter. So, if you like having a Nike swoop-style shine on the side of your face, girl, you can get there with this in like two seconds.

NARS Overexposed Glow Highlighter in Double Take is $42, and a little goes a long way. The pan is pretty big, too, 0.22 ounces, so it should last you a while. It’s available meow with everything else in the NARS Man Ray Holiday 2017 collection.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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