Respectfully, I have to disagree with the person who said that this bronzer is not for anyone over the age of 25. As people can see by my age category, I am way over the age of 25! I searched a very long time for the right bronzer and NARS Laguna was it!
So many bronzers have a red undertone or a yellow undertone. It was very frustrating to shop for the right bronzer and be disappointed time and again. But when I tried Laguna, I knew that this was the perfect bronzer for me. This is a true brown, with none of those undertones that can distort the color. It does have a slight shimmer. However, it's not like your face will light up like a Christmas tree. The rule is that you go with a matte bronzer, especially if you are older. Well, I tried many of the most well known ones and they did not look good on me. I don't even have the time or inclination to list all the bronzers I tried. Suffice to say that it would be a who's who of bronzers from the top makeup companies.
Bronzers can be too light or too dark. Some makeup companies only have two shades and neither one works. Some bronzers look orangey and fake. For my NW25 complexion, this bronzer is a perfect fit! It's just the right color. It goes on beautifully to give a natural bronzed look. I use it to contour my cheeks and then sweep it up over my temples, a little on the forehead and around the lower part of my face. The shimmer is so slight that it is barely noticeable. I combine it with my NARS Luster blush for a warm, radiant look.
The product lasts forever. Yes, it's expensive but you get a lot of product for your money and it will last a really long time. I think it's a great investment.
Yes, this costs a small fortune, but god is it worth it.
1. It lasts forerver. I've been using it for about three years and have only needed to replace mine twice. I used to go through about three Mac bronzers a year!
2. The packaging is to die for. Soo, soo nice and expensive looking. Love it.
3. It suits so many skin tones. I'm NW10 in winter and NW15-20 in Summer and it looks great year round. My good friend is Fillipina with much darker skin, and it's fab on her too.
I love this, def my HG bronzer.
I'm liking this product so far. I just recently started using it, and I like that it doesn't turn orange and it looks good and natural on my fair skin. I use this to contour my face even though it has a little bit of shimmer in it, because it's not noticeable at all. I am using it with the MAC 109 brush if anyone is curious. Will buy again... but hopefully at this price, it lasts me a long long time!
This is my HG bronzer! I am naturally tan throughout the year, just slightly paler in the winter. I can use it throughout the entire year, winter and summer, I just have to use a heavy or light hand. It doesn't make me look orange (finally) and it just gives me a natural sun kissed glow all year round. I can even use it to contour during the winter months, although I barely ever contour anyway. I love it and I will definitely repurchase this!
overall lovely bronzer for people with big face. so this color runs out in mecca australia, then i know it is a good stock. i dont know much on bronzer. but i recogn it is important to apply bronzer after foundation, contouring is very important to get your face more flattering. look at youtube user gossmakeupartists tutorial on contour, he is great. every one can makeup like kim kardasian using his tips.
I've always had a problem with bronzers being too orange or too muddy on me, having super dark hair and really pale skin. I was really unsure about purchasing this as my MAC matte bronze just made me look way too orange, so i ended up giving it away, however I got a selfridges gift card for my birthday and I thought I would take the plunge and buy it.
and I have to say I am very impressed. You can use this with a super light hand all over the face for a really healthy glow, there is some shimmer but your face isn't going to look like a disco ball when you go out in the sun. for a more heavier, contoured look, use this with a small dome brush (i like to use it with a real techniques contour brush) and concentrate it on the hollows of the cheek bones for a real nice colour.
the packaging is super sleek, I adore it. I don't really care about if it gets dirty. However I do think this is very expensive, I think I would be willing to pay 15-20 pounds for this but nethertheless I would buy it again and I highly recommend it for anyone, including people with super fair skin!
If my boyfriend and I ever break up, I'm running away with this bronzer. Could be better priced but I would buy it at whatever cost.
LOVE this product. I tried and returned about 5 different bronzers before this one. I'm NC30 in the winter and get really tan in the summer and this works for both.
I was looking for the perfect bronzer, not too orange not too red, and I hate the cakey ew shes wearing make up look. I was using a Mac bronzer but it looked unatural in the winter months. This one is perfect. You can put it on light or layer it for a darker look. Makes me look like I have a natural glow. LOVE IT. I will never switch bronzers again. I was worried about the glitter in it, but once it's on you can't tell it has glitter at all.
nice bronzer. works well to contour my nc 20 complexion. nothing spectacular on me. not the biggest bronzer gal but this has worked well for me so far. i received this in a sephora set but i won't buy the fullsize. like, but don't love it.
HG for now. I feel like I could probably find something very similar for a lot cheaper, though. It is the best bronzer I have found so far for pale skin (I'm about an nw15). It is a tiny bit orangey, & a little goes a long way with this, so be careful not to overdo it. It is pretty pigmented and not the easiest to blend, but not horrible to blend either. Just kinda meh. The shimmer does not seem to show at all once applied, which is great (I use it for contouring cheeks). It gives a very glowy look. $34 is expensive for what it is, but it will last a LONG time since its so pigmented. It can also be used as an eyeshadow, so a nice multiuse product.