Beautiful product! The color can be light or you can add up. Looks VERY natural and pretty, not orange. My only complaint is that trying a mini size it lasted little less than a year of almost everyday use and broke apart when I dropped it within the first couple months as did the accompanying blush. My fault, but I wish that the packaging was a tad better. Overall something everybody needs to try. Theres no dupe that even rivals it!
The first bronzer I have actually finished in my lifetime. Nuff said, lol.
The only bronzer I will ever use. I've used this on at least 7 girls (some were brides!), and it's turned out beautifully. So many bronzers just look so .... I don't know .... bronzy. Laguna actually makes you look like you've gotten some sun, and it's great for contouring- make a fish face and apply it to the hollows of your cheeks. I wouldn't use this on darker skin tones, but for fair all the way up through olive, choose Laguna!
I wanted to like this so bad that I ignored the reviews by other medium skin toned girls who said the bronzer was too light for them. My mistake.On my medium tan skin the only way I can see this bronzer on my face is with at least 3 applications. And after 3 applications it looks too powdery and makes my pores look huge. If i blend it then the pigment is gone and I look like I am not wearing any. I really wanted this to work but truth is it doesnt for me. I tried casino but it was to muddy and dark. If you are a yellow toned NC30 I dont think any NARS bronzers will work fo you.
3 stars because it is satiny and I imagine can be great for fair girls with small pores.
I actually prefer the rimmel bronzer.
I love this bronzer! it doesnt turn orange and look dirty. I use this every day for contour and it does an amazing job. There is shimmer when you look closely at it, but when you apply it, the shimmer is barely visible. however, this product is pretty pricy but then again it comes with a lot.
Being so devoted to NARS blushes, I really wanted to love the NARS Laguna bronzer. I am pretty fair skinned, and in my opinion, I found this bronzer to look a bit fake on my skin tone, despite using so little of it. At times, it made my skin look kind of "dirty" and uneven. However, in the summer, when I have a bit of a tan, I found that this bronzer worked way better and looked more natural. I generally do not like the consistency of the powder, and find it very drying.
Overall, I don't think I will re-purchase this as an everyday bronzer. However, A GREAT trick that I learned was that i started using this as an eye-shadow. It is simply an amazing neutral brown shade for everyday wear. I don't know why I hadn't' thought of it before! I still had half the compact left so I'm glad I found a better use for my money.
I had such high hopes for this bronzer after reading the rave reviews on it. It's not a bad bronzer per se. It gives a lovely finish, which has a bit of sheen, and is very difficult to overdo.
Unfortunately, I feel like it's a bit light for my skin. I have to use quite a lot for it to be noticeable on my skin, which is disappointing considering how pigmented my Nars blushes are. Worn with my Nars blushes, the Laguna bronzer is almost unnoticeable. For reference, I'm an NC25-30 with very yellow undertones.
UPDATE: Have given this away to a friend. I find that using a plummy/brown/golden NARS blush (e.g. Sin, Luster, Madly) to contour works way better.
I received this in a swap and I was pretty excited about it because of the cult following. I tried it on and it barely showed up on my skin - I had to layer it on. But once I did get enough color, it was very pretty and natural. It's definitely not a contouring blush. The color tends to lean on the peachy side for me...it's not BeneFit's Hoola that I feel is just straight brown matte-ness. For reference, I'm NC30 in MAC, NARS Punjab, and MUFE #125 - so pretty much medium skin tone with neutral/peachy undertones. There is the tiniest bit of shimmer in this product but nothing overwhelming. I can totally see how fair-er skinned girls would love this.
I honestly am on the fence about this one...I'll give it one more try and if I don't like it, then it's up for swaps.
Can't say much about the price but the packaging is the standard NARS rubber casing which I actually enjoy.
This is my all time favorite bronzer! I love this shade it's perfect for everyday even in winter. I only think this is expensive....
When i got this bronzer i was surprised on the size of it, they give you a ton of product. Because of the hype of this bronzer, i had to buy it. I really like this bronzer, its my go to bronzer. Its not orange what so ever, theres a tiny amount of shimmer of you like that and its very pigmented. If you are on a budget, i wouldnt buy it. I bought it just to have because i want all that high brand stuff (hah) :-) You can get one just as good at the stores but its a bronzer i would still recommend. No matter on the bronzer, i think it depends on your skin tone and how dark you want to look. I go tanning so im already pretty tan, so this bronzer kinda just blends in to my skin tone, so there's not a intense difference. If you are FAIR, it will make you dark, use it sparingly and deeply blend it in otherwise it can look a little dirty. i hope this helped (: