Today's post will be about the famous Nars Laguna bronzer. This is probably one of the most talked about bronzers of all time. I didn't own it or even swatch it until early this year. I kept telling myself I didn't need another bronzer, but I had a VIB 20% Sephora coupon so I used that to justify my purchase. Nars Laguna was featured in my Top 5 Favorite Bronzer post. Click here to read that post.
I'll admit when I first starting using this I wasn't wow'ed. Typically if something is super hyped I end up being disappointed because my expectations are so high. However, shortly after that phase I found myself reaching for Nars Laguna often. Since then, it's become a staple in my makeup collection. It's a product I use often and really does compliment many different looks.
The bronzer itself is a soft textured powder that blends well and I haven't had any issues with it coming off cakey. The swatch is lighter than it looks in the pan which was a little surprising at first. The swatch above is just a light finger swipe...typically I will build this up in several layers on my face. However, the color that it comes off is a warm golden bronze with subtle shimmer (don't worry it doesn't translate as overpowering shimmer at all). Also I want to note that it does have those warm tones but it doesn't appear orange on the skin as it does sometimes when you swatch it on your hand. That is why I always suggest trying it on your skin at the store! I have a lot of redness in my face and I don't think this product accentuates it at all. I would suggest Nars Laguna for light to medium skin tones as darker skintones I would recommend trying Nars Casino bronzer (as I don't think this would show up). The color can be built up but upon initial application, but remember this is not a dark bronzer!
For application I prefer to use a fluffy brush to light sweep over my cheeks. Sometimes I will use this above my contour or on the backs of my cheeks. It works well on it's own for a subtle glow or can be layered with other bronzers or blushes...which is typically how I use it.
Nars Laguna is housed in a sleek black case with a large mirror and easy to open compact. I love how the Nars packaging looks. It's very simple and there is something I really like about that! It does have that "fancy" feeling to it too. There is 8 grams of product for $34. So it is pricey but I think you do get a lot of product and this will last a really long time. I know some people breeze through this but I haven't even made a dent yet and I use it a lot!
Overall, I would recommend this to those who are in the market for a nice luxury bronzer that is easy to work with and is a "wearable" bronze for light to medium skintones. If you find a lot of bronzers make you look orange then I think Nars Laguna could work for you! It won't give you that "overdone" bronzer or make you look really tan, but it will give your skin a warm glow. Give it a look next time you are at Sephora or the department stores!
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