By popular demand, I'm finally posting my review of the NARS Luxor Multiple. I've been dragging my feet because scraping up ideas for this entry was a bit challenging. After my last post, I was encouraged by many of your comments to just do it!
I love the name, NARS Luxor. The Luxor pyramid is an unexpected sleek black monument on the LasVegas strip. It's minimalist, yet very Vegas. NARS Luxor is a demure pale pink, but it has a cool iridescence that gives it a flashy vibe. Like all the multiples, Luxor is a cream product in a swivel stick. It has a cream to powder formulation. This means it goes on like a cream, but the finish is like a powder. A complaint that people have concerning multiples is the lasting power of the product. I don't find this to a huge problem for me with Luxor or Copacabana. I'm use these products to highlight, so they are subtle to begin with. By the end of the workday I can still see highlighting left. I apply over foundation and powder; this likely factors into lasting power. Direct face application would be short lived. Application in an oilier location without powder underneath can result in miniscule liquid-like pools that aren't ideal. That happened to me once when I wasn't using powder and applied it to brighten my under-eye area. However, the problem is easily averted with a little powder.
I normally use NARS Luxor on my upper cheekbones, brow-bone, bridge of nose, and near the inner corners of my eyes. Application is fast because I'm using just one product and no brushes. If you go to a NARS counter, they will likely apply the stick directly to your face and blend out. Sometimes it will be applied underneath your foundation then blended out. I think this is too much. It might put you in danger of oiliness or sliding. If you want to apply underneath foundation, the NARS illuminators are more suited for that purpose. I prefer to use my index finger to warm the product slightly then apply. The iridescent pink is sheer, so it looks natural in places other than the cheeks. In fact, using the same highlighter in different areas gives a more unified look to the face. Luxor might look more natural than a white highlighter for people who naturally have a hint of pink in their skin. Overall, I find the NARS Luxor multiple to be a really convenient product and pretty color on my skin.
NARS Multiples are supposed to be used on eyes, lips, and face. I was a skeptic of this principle because it sounds pretty ridiculous. To see if it worked, I tried (at home) using Luxor on my eyelids, cheeks, and lips. The result wasn't that bad. It was an enhanced version of my natural face. Highlighting cheeks is the obvious use for Luxor, however it looked quite nice on my eyes. On my lips, it was a little too frosty for my taste. It would be best suited dabbed in the center of the lips. I doubt I'll ever use the multiple as my sole product, but I'm inspired to experiment with them more.
I've compared NARS Luxor multiple to NARS Copacabana multiple. They are the two lightest multiples and are primarily used as highlighters. Luxor appears pink and cool-toned in the tube, while Copacabana is beige with a silvery sheen.
In the swatches, both Luxor and Copacabana are more subtle than in their stick forms. Keep in mind that I've swatched both quite heavily to demonstrate color. NARS Luxor looks more similar to its stick form in the swatch. The result is a light iridescent pink that looks fresh when applied. NARS Copacabana looks more silvery because the beige base has blended into my skin. The result is a more candle-lit glow.
NARS Luxor and Copacabana are my only two multiples. I'm quite sold on the multiple experience so I'll be picking up more in the future, provided I don't find myself to sensitive to them. Maldives (pink champagne), Palm beach (warm bronze), and Laguna are high on my list. Do you have any multiples or multiple lemmings?
I hope you enjoyed this entry! Thank you to everyone who suggested I write it. Feedback, suggestions, and requests are always welcome.