Sunday 3 August 2014

Nars Laguna Bronzer Review: Does It Live Up To The Hype

So as I'm sure most of you know, Nars Laguna Bronzer is EXTREMELY popular amongst beauty bloggers. I um'ed and ah'ed for ages about whether or not to make a purchase, because I am a fan of a bronzed contoured cheek! When I was at IMATS earlier this year it was up for grabs for £18 instead of the usual £27 so I thought I would give it a whirl and see if it really did live up to the hype...

Nars Laguna Bronzer Review

So as far as bronzer application goes, I like to apply it in the hollows of my cheeks to give myself some cheekbones, as well as on my temples and down my nose slightly. Laguna is perfect for this as it has an ashen tone, ideal for day to day contouring and warming up light to medium skin tones, without making an orange mess. For an evening out I usually take a cream bronzer under my cheekbones to begin, and I found Laguna was great for applying over the top to intensify the contour.

I use Laguna on my Illamasqua Highlighter Brush. This brush is the perfect size for taking bronzer under the cheekbones and using circular motions applies the product evenly over the cheeks and blends out beautifully!

Nars Laguna Bronzer

The lasting power of the bronzer is ideal! Whereas sometimes with bronzer I find it goes a bit patchy in the lower cheek area, I have not found Laguna to do this at all and haven't had to touch it up once throughout the day. Laguna has a very slight shimmer to it, however this is not at all noticeable when applied onto the skin, making it more of a matte finish with the added benefit of giving you a summer kissed glow (shimmer acts as more of an illuminator than glitter).

The packaging is the usual Nars rubberised / matte packaging, which is a bit of a pain with grubby makeup finger prints, however nothing a baby wipe can't remove. What I love about the packaging is its super lightweight and contains large mirror inside, making it perfect for makeup on the go!

I really do think this product lives up to the hype and I have no regret of diving in and making the purchase and if you want to get your hands on it I believe its available in many retail stores as well as online! I love using Laguna on a day-to-day basis through my cheekbones, onto my temple and down my nose. I also like to apply a light blush on the apples of my cheeks to finish off the look. As you can see above it blends beautifully into a subtle contour, perfect for adding a bit of definition and warmth to slim out the face! 

Have you ever tried Nars Laguna before? What do you think of it?

Sam xx


  1. Your makeup here is flawless. I've been considering buying NARS Laguna pretty much since I started blogging but the price tag just puts me off. You got a good deal though. I like Hoola for contouring at the moment.
    Julz Obsessions xx

    1. Thank you so much <3 Ohh you defo should get it if you get the chance, 100% worth the money :) Ohh might have to try Hoola!! xx

  2. Laguna is such a lovely colour. You look beautiful.

    Jess x

    1. Thank you so much Jess <3 adore your blog xx