Thursday, May 1, 2014

Nars Laguna

I may be a few years late on reviewing Nars Laguna, but initially, I didn't like it. It wasn't until this past month that I actually started enjoying it. This is shocking as Laguna is a cult favorite and a hype amongst the beauty community. I think mainly the reason I did not like it to start off was because I wasn't very keen on contouring. That has since changed within the last few months.

If you are unaware of what Nars Laguna is, it is a medium brown bronzing powder with a little bit of shimmer in it. It is sold at Sephora for $38 which is VERY expensive for a bronzer with only 0.28 oz of product. I have the deluxe size version of the powder that I received in a Sephora Favorites value set some bit ago.
You can just see how beautiful this bronzer is. One thing I like is that it isn't orange toned at all, it is very earthy. However, if you look at the picture below, there are some shimmers in it. The good part is that it doesn't fully translate onto the skin, so you won't be seeing shimmers. The bad part is that I don't think it is necessary to include it, it should have been a matte bronzer from the get-go.
I  believe what initially threw me off about this bronzer was the application mode. I was using it as an actual bronzer which made me look a bit muddy. But, after finding the right contour brush and using the powder as a contour, it really does look natural.

 I'm still on the fence if I will repurchase this when I run out of my "deluxe size". It is just too expensive for a bronzer that has some shimmer in it; kind of defeats the ideal purpose for contouring. On the flip side, it is a beautiful bronzer and think it looks lovely on. 

Have you tried Nars Laguna? What are your thoughts?
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14 comments:

  1. I own Laguna and was never fully in love with it. I haven't used it in quite some time so maybe I'll give it another try.

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    1. Maybe you will love it now xx

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  2. What brush are you using? It looks great on you, btw. :)

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    1. I use the Real Techniques Contour brush, and thanks!

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  3. It's such a great contour shade for you!

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  4. I use my Nars Laguna with my Real Techniques Blusher brush and it makes it look flawless.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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    1. I really want to try out the Blusher Brush <3

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  5. I will be buying this here soon, I love bronzer! - AlixandriaHope.blogspot.com

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    1. Let me now how you like it =)

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  6. I haven't tried laguna before. I love my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil for contouring! :)

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    1. I'm not to fond of the TF Chocolate Soleil for some reason. it smells good though!

      And yes I do follow you <3

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  7. It's better to know that you've actually fallen in love with a beauty product for real rather than subscribing to all the hype it has in the beauty world, buying it and then realizing that perhaps you don't love it so much. The latter is always annoying as by this point you've already wasted your money on it. This bronzer looks beautiful against your skin.
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    1. I definitely have to agree with you. It is awful when you spend so much money. However, if the place you bought it from has a good return policy, by all means, use it! <3

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