I own many bronzers that are beautiful in color. The difference between this one and everything else is the texture. Nars Laguna is the perfect blend of matte and glow (there is no shimmer. repeat. no shimmer. just a beautiful glow). It also blends beautifully, with no weird streaking. It warms up the face and when complimented with a highlighter, is sensational. I use this on virtually every single person who has a light to medium skin tone. I also use it as a base eyeshadow color, as it ties the makeup together beautifully. I am always thrilled when I find a product that lives up the the hype, and this is it for bronzers.
I absolutely love this bronzer! Makes my skin naturally glow-y and sun kissed but still subtle enough to not look like I've gone over the top with bronzer!
I was so excited to get this as it is mega hyped up in the blogging world! the price always put me off, but I figured the size made it quite acceptable, as you get quite a lot of product. the packaging feels quite luxury in my opinion, and is easily cleaned with a makeup wipe (a lot of people seem to hate that it gets dirty quickly.. not a problem I don't think) however, two weeks later I dropped it on CARPET and it smashed! was absolutely gutted :( the product is so crumbly that I couldn't smush it back into the pan as I have before with a smashed mac blush, and it also made it harder to use as the brush picked up too much product, making it from a nice sun kissed bronze to orange on my skin. I had to throw it away and still haven't found the courage to fork out for it again!
All I can say is wow, I am actually amazed. After reading several of the reviews on this site i have to say that i was a bit scared about the results of this bronzer, I assumed it would not be pigmented enough and not show up on my skin (NC 20 to 25 depending on if i tan or note). I have tried too many bronzers that are either too orange or not not pigmented enough, so too say the least i am not easily impressed by . This bronzer is perfect, it is the only bronzer that I have ever found that does not leave my skin orange at all, and that isn't too dense. I do admit that this is not the most pigmented bronzer, i personally like that, but I would not use it to contour, for it would not show up. But i also believe that Bronzers are not really meant to be used for detailed contouring. They will leave you face too shimmery. Instead I use this bronzer as an all over color over my face, dusting the angled brush brush in a E shape on both sides of my face. Then I use my MAC matte blush in blunt (very dark color) to just define under my cheek bones, only a little. I have also read many comments, that say that they dislike NARS products because they don't come with mini brushes, I have learned that one of the most important parts to make up applications, is using the correct brushes, so when ever i buy products that come with mini brushes, I just end up throwing them away unless i believe the brushes are actually good quality. All around I think this product deserves the acclaim it gets, it best to be used for people with fair to medium skin color, as an all over bronzing powder.
I wanted to like this...and I wound up buying it 2x, but let me tell you, FOR ME, it does NOT last long (I pit pan in month 2). I feel like I have to keep brushing it on my face b/c you can't even tell I have bronzer on. Yes, I wear it daily, but I have used DS brands that have been more pigmented and that lasted much longer. At the price, there is better out there...
This bronzer was neither here nor there for me. The SA recommended it to me but to be honest, it doesn't even show up on my face (I am about an NC37). Strangely my face is naturally a lot darker than my neck so I just used this up to bronze my neck. I wanted to love it because it had so many rave reviews but I just didn't. I guess if you have lighter skin then this would be good for you because it is quite a neutral bronze and I can see how it can look flattering on some.
What a gorgeous, sunkissed look this bronzer gives me, def my HG for bronzers. WIth that said I am not suprised that the color is so nice, NARS is known for their wonderful colors. I have blonde hair and medium toned skin and this bronzer is not obvious on my skin, it just gives me a nice warm glow. I use it for contouring under my blush, and my neck line as well as I put a little on the forhead, and nose to give me an alll over even look. Since finding this I don't even bother looking at any other bronzers any more. This shade truly is universally flattering, so give it a try, bet you'll like it!
This is my first high-end bronzer, so I can't really compare it to other quality bronzers, but I love it! It gives a really natural gorgeous glow and isn't too muddy or orangey. The sparkles do not make you look like a glitterball, it's just perfect!
I apply this with nars' bronzing brush and it applies it so nicely!
It's super expensive but you get heaps of product in the container and you don't need all that much to make your skin look nice! Obviously if you are more tanned then you may do but in that case just get casino.
The packaging is so pretty but gets dirty really quickly, (like all nars products) so I keep it in the carboard box it came in and I am very careful with it so it doesn't shatter.
I would repurchase it, but I won't need to for a really long time!
I received this as a free sample with a small tube of NARS eyeshadow primer. I've never used a bronzer before and I really like it. I use it with a LORAC blush. The color is nice and I especially like its size, which is perfect for travel. I don't know how big the full size is or how expensive it is, but this is a good color for medium-toned skin
I'm just so glad I read all those reviews and went out and got this! It is perfect for my skin tone and it really gives that sunkissed look. I have never really thought about the purpose of a bronzer before, I just used it to make me a little more dark skinned. But this really looks natural and gives this amazing glow. I will definitely buy this again even though it is a bit expensive. Worth every penny!