This bronzer would probably be great for someone who is darker and more yellow toned than I am cause this just looked completely wrong on me. It showed up really orange, I guess in contrast with my very light, pinky skin. I lost the receipt so this has been sitting in my drawer for a while barely used. I bought a darker powder foundation for bronzing and contouring instead which works a million times better.
I use this for contouring and it does a great job, I use it everyday and i've had it for about a month now and I don't seem to be running out anytime soon. It's not exactly cheap but I would probably repurchase .
This is an amazing bronzer. I have light to med skin with yellow undertones and for some reason this works perfect for my skin. I can wear this year round and it just works. I do not contour with this, instead I use a paddle brush and put it on my cheekbones, temples, and down my neck. I'm on my 3rd one and will continue to purchase this item.
I have noticed some people saying that they are going through this bronzer within a couple of months. For me, I have been using it every day for a year and just hit pan. I also still have tons of procuct left. I can see this easily lasting me 2 years or more. However, this makes me wonder if the product is inconsistent or something. I'm not sure but I have also started using NYX taupe for my contouring powder and like it better. I still love laguna as an all over bronzer though.
I love this bronzer! I am very pale and never thought I would be able to wear bronzer except for in the summer time. After trying several bronzers such as NYC Sunny, Tarte Princess Park Avenue, and others I almost gave up. Since I liked Nars blushes so much I decided to try this. This gives my face a nice warm glow that doesn't look sparkly, fake, or off. I contour with it and sometimes use it all over as a setting powder.
This is my HG for bronzer. It works perfectly on my fair cool skin, and gives a warm glow without orange or muddiness. Nars products blend perfectly and this one has very subtle shimmer making it very natural looking. I use the Nars bronzer brush for this which works beautifully. It's the only product I hit pan with and have just purchased my third package. I will probably never use another bronzing product again, as this one exceeds expectations.
I was actually given this product by a friend who didn't want it. If it weren't for her, I never would've tried or bought it. It's pretty hyped on YouTube, but I was never interested in getting it for two reasons: 1, it has shimmer, and 2, it's expensive. I have oily skin, so I do not like to put shimmer on my face, I don't even highlight my cheeks. But I've been using this up and I'm almost out and I came to like it a lot. It's a good bronzer, but I can't say I love it. I actually felt like....every time I used it I just wanted to use it up before I bought something else. I mean, why buy something else when you already have something that works well enough? Anyway, I like the color, it's natural looking, and you don't even see the shimmer once it's applied to the skin, so I really appreciated that. I guess the reason why I wanted to get rid of it (by using it up as fast as possible) is because I needed to really pack it on. I'm already tan, so I use this for contouring my face. I apply with a MAC 109, and I'm actually rubbing my brush in the product for a while before it's enough to show up on my skin. Hence, I felt like it wasted time in my getting ready routine.
I give it a 4 lippy rating for the product itself, but I'm going to try something else.
I'm really pale, and this is the only bronzer that I've ever hit pan on. That should say something. Nars laguna is a beautiful gold tinted bronzer with neutral undertones, and a slight shimmer. I don't find that the shimmer translates to the skin though. This can be used for contouring, although something completely matte might be better. I really love how it compliments my skin. I usually brush it over my cheeks and my forehead and it makes me look so healthy and alive. Also, the texture is like none other. So smooth, so creamy. Not powdery or cakey at all. Just be careful to not over apply it. Because it is so smooth, it can make you look muddy if you are not careful. My only complaint is that when you hit pan, you have to be suuuuuuper careful with this. No putting it in a makeup bag, or anything where it can get slammed around, because it will shatter, and you will be left with nothing.
It's a good bronzer, it is not orange or muddy. I do find it slightly too dark for contouring on my winter pasty skin. Also not a huge fan of the shimmers in the bronzer. I thought it wouldn't contain any because so many people apparently use this to contour their face. Overall it's a pretty average bronzer but it's quite pricey.
I agree with many of the other reviews. It blends really nicely on my fair/cool undertone skin.
It's tough to find a contour color for fair skin that isn't too orange or dark. Nars Laguna is great - very natural, easy to blend, works well with my skintone.
I am not a fan of Nars packaging though. I can never travel with them - my nars blushes always end up cracked whenever I fly. (despite many efforts to protect/wrap/cushion them)
Will repurchase. (but the package is HUGE, so I am sure it will be years before I would need a new one!) A little pricey, but tons of product make it worth the price.
I'm fair skinned with a cool undertone. I find most bronzers either too dark, too orange, too shimmery or a combination of the three. However, this bronzer is none of those things. It looks natural on me. I can swipe it on the edges of my face for contour or over my high points to look like I've had a little color. I don't even buy other bronzers anymore. There's no reason to when this is all I need.