Makeup Revolution Highlighter – Nars Dupe?

January 8, 2016


Until maybe 6 months ago or so, I had never owned or tried on a highlighter and now I own more than 5 which is quite a lot for someone who loves a flawless, matte look. One of the first drugstore brands that I heard a lot about is the ever affordable Makeup Revolution and their highlighter in Golden Lights.

First of all, this has an insanely affordable price tag of £3 and has 7.5 gr of products, compared to say, Nars which only has 4g for £20 more. The case is a sturdy-ish plastic case with a transparent lid so you can see the product, which is quite nice. Inside, the product has a swirly pattern to it which makes me think of waves (damn I miss summer!), which make it look quite pretty and at the same time makes you not want to use it at all.


If you look at it just in the pan, you might think that this is a stark white, chalky product, however you’d be surprised that it’s an opal-gold highlighter with tiny golden shimmers. This is the type of colour that would work on fair girls as long as it’s applied lightly, as well as on medium to tan skin tones, with the golden particles giving a very summery, healthy, glowy look to the cheeks. as well as lightly added with what’s remaining on the brush on the cupid bow and tip of the nose.

A little goes a long way and I suggest you use a light hand unless you want like a disco ball (literally). In terms of the actual quality, it would be difficult to compare it to high end counterparts, as it’s a lots less finely milled, however for the price difference, it’s a great everyday product that makes you look like you’re glowing from within.


Unfortunately I do not currently own Albatros from Nars as I could not bring myself to spend £23 on that highlighter (I prefer slightly more muted highlighters) however one of my very good friends is simply obsessed with it and I have had the chance to play with it and it gives exactly the same sort of look from afar, however if you look closely, the MUR will slightly emphasize the pores if not applied correctly and could look a bit over the top.


Overall, I think this is a great drugstore/high street highlight that I would recommend to anyone trying to get into the highlight trend and doesn’t want to spend a small fortune. Also Make up Revolution has this highlighter in two other shades,a more pink version as well as a peach, more toned down version. You can find these in Superdrug, both online and in store, as well as on the Makeup Revolution website.


I hope you enjoyed this and let me know if you’ve tried any of the MUR highlighters and if they compared to any high end ones in your opinion. I look forward to your replies in the comments below.


Lots of love,


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  • Reply Elizabeth Davies January 8, 2016 at 16:42

    Claudia your blog is amazing, and I am not just saying that because we are in the chat together! Honestly, keep going!

    Elizabeth –

  • Reply Jasmine January 8, 2016 at 17:13

    This highlighter is gorgeous; it’s extremely pigmented! I love a strong highlight so might need to get this, thanks for sharing xxx

    Jasmine ||

  • Reply Charlotte January 8, 2016 at 21:02

    Make-up revolution have some amazing dupes and this is one of them!
    Charlotte //

  • Reply Frenchy January 8, 2016 at 22:09

    I love a good highlight. The best I’ve tried is strangely from New Look. I’m not one to splash out.
    Interesting and informative post. Thank you

    Frenchy xx

  • Reply Demi January 8, 2016 at 22:12

    I haven’t tried any but the highlighter looks amazing! Definitely need to try this!
    Demi xxx

  • Reply La French Connection January 9, 2016 at 11:14

    Love it! Any idea where to get it? I love in England. Boots?

    Mika | La French Connection

  • Reply Christina January 9, 2016 at 14:36

    This looks absolutely gorgeous! I am a sucker for highlighters and have quite a collection so I think this will have to be added to it very soon! Christina xx

  • Reply Jaya January 10, 2016 at 14:45

    I love MUR highlighters, they always make it into my daily make up routine :) x

  • Reply Stephanie January 10, 2016 at 20:36

    Great post,
    I am really enjoying highlighters at the moment also and Makeup revolution have amazing choices.
    I recently picked up the Peach lights and adore it.
    Ms Wednesdays girl xoxo

  • Reply Stephanie January 10, 2016 at 20:46

    I am absolutely loving highlighters too at the moment and Makeup revolution has some great choices.
    I recently picked up Peach lights and I adore it!
    Great post
    Ms Wednesdays girl xoxo

  • Reply Jess Leeman January 10, 2016 at 21:01

    I actually love Makeup Revolution (and MUA’s) highlights – MUA have a similar one! How gorgeous 😀 x

  • Reply Sophie January 10, 2016 at 21:52

    I haven’t tried this but it looks stunning I have used MUA’s baked highlighters and they are fab for your money :) may have to make a purchase on this product! X

  • Reply Tayla January 11, 2016 at 10:13

    Loose this product! xx

  • Reply Jasmine McRae January 11, 2016 at 14:01

    As much as I do adore my NARS Albatross, it’s one of those ones I like to ‘save’ for special occasions! This looks like a fab one to pick up, thanks for an amazing review! :)

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