NARS Laguna Bronzer – Take it or Leave it?

NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder
NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder

No need to tell me.  I know I’m late to the party for this one.  To be perfectly honest, I’m a relatively new user to bronzer.  I have an olive skin tone, usually getting quite dark in the summer naturally.  I never really used bronzer before, except maybe in the summertime to darken up a foundation that was too light because of a tan.

So as I have now probably mentioned a million times, I have a newfound obsession with YouTube.  Since I have started watching beauty videos, I have discovered that bronzers aren’t just some powder that you brush everywhere to darken up your foundation.  They have several purposes.  They also have several applications.  A bit of bronzer on the temples adds definition and a lovely glow, a swipe just below the cheekbones help to contour your face and make them stand out.  A little bit below the bottom lip will help to make your lip appear more pouty.

Who knew?  So I thought I would experiment a little.  I had a bronzer in a MAC palette that I had barely touched.  I wanted to start off slow (read: cheap), so I picked up an NYC bronzer from the drugstore.  But the more I watched the videos, the more I realized that though the market was flooded with a ton of bronzers, there were a few that were definite favourites, and the one that caught my eye the most, was by NARS Cosmetics, in the shade Laguna.

I’m a newbie to NARS.  I have often stood in Sephora or at the counter drooling over the display, but I have never taken the plunge.  After all the positive reviews I have seen, this bronzer went to the top of my wish list, in a real hurry.  Joe and I were in Sephora the other day, and I finally picked it up.  I have had a few days to play with it, so I thought I would let you guys know what I thought.

This is a gorgeous bronzer.  Let’s take a minute to appreciate the beauty in the simplicity of NARS packaging.  It is so sleek and sexy.  The bronzer itself has a lovely smooth texture.  It is a very versatile colour, a brown tone with gold that would look gorgeous on most skin tones.  It’s not orange at all (thankfully).  There isn’t really a shimmer to it, it’s just a slight satin finish, which is nice, especially when contouring.  I am excited to use this in the summer, to help play up my natural tan.

This is definitely a high-end bronzer – it retails for $43 at Sephora.  There is a ton of product in the pan though, I have a feeling this is going to last me a very long time.

If you’re in the market for a versatile, luxurious bronzer, I would definitely recommend giving this a try.

Verdict:  Take it!  Yes please!

If you have tried this bronzer, I’d love to hear your comments.  Also suggestions for new products are also welcome. 🙂