Face: Nars Laguna Bronzing Powder

9 June 2012

I know that this is a bit of a cult favourite, but I hadn't ever even swatched it before last week. I've never used a powder bronzer before, I always use creamy ones (I've been using soleil de tan recently and to be honest I'm very underwhelmed), so I tended to skip past mentions of it. However, a good friend who always had flawless skin told me that this was her HG, so eventually I caved and purchased it from Selfridges online without having even seen it.

This is in the standard Nars packaging which everyone loves (black case, mirror in the roof, gets messy the second it goes in your makeup bag), but I was initially impressed by how much product you get, rather than the case! I own a Nars blush (Amour) and assumed that because there's only a £4 price different the product amount would be similar, but you get almost twice as much with the bronzer as you do with the blush (8 grams as opposed to 4.8) so that was a nice surprise.

The bottom photo is really heavily swatched on my fake tan-less hand, but I wanted to show the slight shimmer which this blush has. To be honest I know this puts a lot of people off, but on my face I can't even see it, it just looks like a flat matte bronzer. Lasting power of this is pretty good - it lasts through the day - and *so far* it hasn't broken me out (Nars Sheer Glow did, so I'm eternally wary). I'm still not 100% sold on powder bronzers as I like my skin to be really glowy but I think paired with a cream blush and a decent highlighter this wouldn't really matter. All in all I much prefer the colour of this to soleil de tan and I can see myself reaching for this fairly regularly!


  1. I am verrrrry tempted to get this when it comes on buyapowa :) Its so highly raved about!

  2. I really want to try this but the price!! Ouch!


  3. I looooove the peachy Illamasqua! Will have to try that one out ;) xx


  4. Thanks for the comment :) I use the chanel bronzer and love it but it started bore me a little lol so I bought laguna. And tbh I really dont like it, it's just very muddy looking on me I was soo gutted. Do you recommend any others?

    ellenahill.blogspot.com x

  5. Argggh! I really want to try out Nars products but not sure where to buy them over here in France... I'm not a big fan of purchasing beauty products online :(

    Love Rachael


  6. This does look really good!

    Love the blog, really great reviews :)

    Thanks for the comment,

    India xx

  7. Hi Hun, I have just discovered your blog and I am a little bit obsessed..I want everything that you have haha! Not good for the bank balance! ;) Definaly following:D xx


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