NARS Laguna Bronzer | Review

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Hello Beauties! As you can probably tell by the title of this post, today I thought I would review the now famous Nars Laguna Bronzer. Everyone and their Mum has tried this product, and most of them have probably reviewed it, but I thought I would add my two cents into the mix and let you all know what I thought of it. 

Nars Laguna has been on my wish list for ages now, and I am so excited to finally own it. Nars was a brand that I had not previously tried due to how expensive it is, and the lack of a Nars counter where I live, but while I was in the US last month, I finally bit the bullet and purchased this a long with a couple of other Nars bits to start my collection off. I have to say, everything I've tried from Nars has wowed me, there hasn't been one product that I haven't loved and I'm sure it won't be long before I add more to my Nars collection. Anyway, on to the purpose of this post...

First of all I'll start off with the packaging. Like all Nars products, Laguna Bronzer comes in the classic black rubber casing, which I think looks and feels so luxurious. The packaging also feels nice and sturdy and comes with a pretty decent sized mirror, so I have no worries about chucking this into my makeup bag before heading out for the day. The only drawback to the packaging is how grubby it gets. These pictures were taken before I'd used the bronzer but now it's safe to say mine is looking slightly less fresh.

When I first opened this bronzer I was surprised to see that it contained tiny flecks of golden shimmer. I bought the bronzer expecting it to be fully matte, but I think I like this formula slightly better. Laguna contains just enough shimmer to add a bit of life to your face without making you look completely sparkly. The shimmer is so fine that you barely register that it's there once you've applied the bronzer. Laguna has everything you'd want from a bronzer, while it does contain a hint of shimmer, it's still matte enough to be used for contouring and the shimmer makes you look gorgeously sun kissed. It's just the perfect medium between matte and shimmer which has the prettiest effect once applied. 

Another reason why I initially didn't pick up Nars Laguna was because I was worried that it would be a little dark for my fair skin. The only reviews I've read of the bronzer have been written by ladies with slightly warmer skin tones than mine, so I was a little worried that it would look too muddy on my pale skin. I needn't have worried though because this bronzer is perfect for my skin tone. It's so easy to blend that you can really sheer it out, or go for a more dramatic contour which was just what I was looking for from my bronzer. 

Another reason to love this bronzer is because of it's amazing staying power. I often find that products like blusher or bronzer never stay on my skin though out the day. I have quite oily skin, so products tend to just melt off me, however this bronzer hangs on in there until I'm ready to take it off at the end of the day. I also love how finely milled and pigmented this bronzer is. I often find that when contouring, my bronzers can look a little cakey on my face but Laguna blends in perfectly and easily due to how fine the powder is, giving you a lovely sun kissed glow instead of a muddy streak. 

Overall, I love this bronzer (can you tell?!). I'm so glad I finally decided to purchase it and I have to say, I love it a lot more than Benefit's Hoola which it's usually compared to. If you've had this on your wish list for a while now and are still debating weather to pick it up, I strongly recommend that you do, you won't regret it!

Lots of Love, 

Becky x x 


  1. This does sound good, and the shimmer in it makes it even more up my street. I think i'll have to pick it up at some point! I'm still a NARS Virgin (haha) and i'm desperate to try a product from them. I've heard such good things! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  2. I have never tried NARS but always read amazing things! I love Benefit's Hoola too so am sure I would love this product xx

    Jessie @ All Things Beautiful

  3. This does look and sound amazing and I can most definitely tell you are a fan x

  4. This bronzer has been on my wishlist for sooo long! It looks gorgeous!
    xprincessjas | x

  5. This does look amazing, it has been on my wishlist for so long!

    Hannah Heartss x

  6. I love this bronzer! I haven't tried Hoola and still not sure whether to bother with it as I love Laguna so much!

    The Makeup Directory

  7. I really want to try this bronzer I actually adore Nars products!! I find it so hard to find the perfect bronzer aaaah!


  8. I've heard nothing but good things about this bronzer x


  9. This is the bronzer I compare all my new bronzers too, it never fails me! I like matte bronzers too, but the shimmer in this bronzer is just perfect.

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  10. I seriously haven't tried this but use hoola everyday so maybe I should?! xx

    Blonde of carbs

  11. Something about this never gets old no matter how much I read about it!

  12. I'm in LOVE with Nars products, they're all really rich, pigmented and just look absolutely beautiful on the skin!!! :)

    Layla xx

  13. I need to try this now, I've been thinking its more for darker skin tones too but now I need it :) xx


  14. I adore the way you've pictured this lovely :)
    Summer x


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