I love NARS, and I have been on a bit of a NARS kick lately, picking up several lovely products that I don’t really need have been lusting after for ages.

The NARS The Multiple in Copacabana was near the top of my list, so I recently picked it up with my 20% Sephora VIB discount.

First off, I think Multiples are brilliant products. I have noticed that Multiples are somewhat love-hate products among many beauty bloggers and makeup artists. In my opinion personally, it’s all about how you use them.

I have a rather unorthodox way of applying my multiples, but it works for me beautifully, so it’s all love from me!

As you can see, Copacabana is a gorgeous color, and looks simply beautiful in the tube.

However – delightfully pale and shimmery as the swatch may look, it’s actually a rather pinkish-orange against my skin (I have neutral undertones, and am a perfect match to NARS Sheer Glow liquid foundation in 01 Siberia), which is my only complaint about this particular color; I just can’t seem to find a Multiple light enough to actually work as a ‘highlighter’ (oddly enough, the NARS Illuminator of the same name works quite well as a highlighter against my skin tone).

Granted, this will definitely work to subtly add some glow and a small amount of warmth to my foundation, so for that I will not complain! I also think this will prove to be a bit better of a shade in the summertime, should I actually venture out in to the sun.

As far as application, I would have to agree with the statement that Temptalia made, that Multiples apply best directly on the skin. So yes, right out of the tube. If you feel this is not hygienic, or if you are working on clients, I would just scrape off a slice of the stick and keep it in a makeup artist’s palette (like this one from Japonesque).

Since I am greedy with my Multiples, I only use them on myself, so I don’t mind using them straight out of the tube.

I apply it directly to my clean, moisturized and prepped skin, just in the areas that I want to specifically bring to focus. With Copacabana, that would be on the forehead, brow bone, high points of cheekbones, along the bridge of my nose, on my cupid’s bow, and on  my chin. Inner corners of eyes as well, if desired.

To finish up, I then take about 2 pumps of my NARS Sheer Glow foundation, and using a concealer brush, I dot in on the areas that need some love, but avoiding (as much as I can) placing it over where I have applied the Multiple.

I then will use a dampened beautyblender, and blur out the foundation and the Multiple, and use my NARS Concealer in Chantilly at the end if at all necessary (less is more).

This really, really will give rather undeniably sublime results, so I suggest you try this method at least once!

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Have any of you tried the NARS Multiples? What do you think? Leave a comment, and let me know! ♥

Until next time, beauties!

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Ashley is a visual designer, artist, MUA, and photographer by day, lifestyle blogger by night.
She enjoys How I Met Your Mother marathons, Swedish pop music, and has a bit of a shoe fetish, and will beat you in a kombucha drinking contest, any day, any time.