Do you remember a few years ago when NARS Laguna bronzer was THE THING to have and every blogger/vlogger/guru talked about it all the time?
Pepperidge Farm remembers. I haven’t heard anyone mention it in quite a while now so maybe that’s a testament to how fickle beauty fads can be. Obviously I purchased Laguna (or we wouldn’t be discussing it now) and I’m currently in the process of trying to use that sucker up.
According to the NARS website:
Bronzing Powder creates the ultimate healthy glow. Diffused powders with golden shimmer create an all-over warmth or contour for the face perfect for creating or enhancing the look of tanned skin. Finely milled powders fills in lines and pores for smoother, more even looking complexion.
- Iconic shades ideal for all skin tones
- Natural looking, imperceptible finish
- Subtle shimmer adds glow
As far as bronzer goes, this is a relatively warm toned one. It never reads as orange for me but it is definitely not in the taupe family.
Bronzer is tricky for me in that I’m relatively pale but I am also a freckle monster. So basically blush or bronzer that is dark enough to show up against the freckles can look really garish over all, but if it is lighter (as would be befitting a fair skinned person) my freckles will just eat it up. The thing that I like the most about Laguna is that it’s very subtle on me and it’s rare that I apply it way too strong. The flip side is that if I really try to build this up it goes from sunkissed to muddy in a hurry. Luckily it blends easily so that isn’t normally an issue.
Pricing: $39.00 for .28oz/8g
Availability: I purchased mine from Sephora but NARS has actual boutiques and you can also purchase from their website directly.
Overall I enjoy Laguna, it gives a pretty and subtle sunkissed look and I like the ease of application. I won’t repurchase once I use this up because I feel there are similar products on the market for a fraction of the price. As nice as this product is, there isn’t anything so special or unique about Laguna that I can’t find a solid substitute elsewhere.
I have a very difficult time getting bronzer/contour/blush/highlight to show up in photos but here are some photos anyway:
Do you have Laguna? What are your thoughts on it? Let’s reminisce about beauty fads of days past!
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