Friday, February 27, 2015

FRIDAY FAVORITE: NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna

NARS Laguna

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NARS Bronzing Powder Laguna

Swatch NARS Bronzer Laguna

Hey ladies, how's it shaking?  I know most of us are dreaming of far off tropical locations, laying by the pool with a margarita in our hand, but we can all trudge through these final months of winter together.   Everyone could use a great bronzer this time of year to fake that envious summer glow, and I don't know about you but my skin is nearing snow white status.  So for this week's Friday Favorite I am sharing with you my favorite bronzer ever, the NARS bronzing powder in Laguna. This baby is holy grail status.  

I received a deluxe sample size of this bronzer last year and immediately fell in love with it.  I had heard great things about it for years, and knew it was a cult product in the beauty community, but was put off by the high price tag and what looked like glitter in the pressed powder formula.  Well I have to say, I am a convert.  This has everything you look for in a bronzer: it gives you a glow, but doesn't make you look like an oompa loompa, easy to blend, and it's long lasting and natural looking on the skin.  And what I thought looked like glitter in the formula, isn't glitter at all but a golden sheen that produces a lovely effect on the skin.  This is just an all-around great bronzer and can be used to warm up the face and even works for contouring.

This will work better for those with lighter skin tones, but for darker skinned gals they do offer other options in the bronzing range.  (The shade Casino is gorgeous!)  Now the price...I know this is $39, but in my opinion it's worth the cash.  The quality of the product justifies the price tag and you get a lot of product, (0.28 oz ) thus this will be lasting you awhile.  (Now for my drugstore gals, if you really can't fathom dropping this kind of dough on a bronzer the NYC Sunny bronzer line is also very good.)  For contouring I love to use the NARS bronzing powder with my Real Techniques Contour brush or to warm up the whole face I will use my Real Techniques Powder Brush.  I am still on the hunt for a great bronzer brush, so if you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments below!  Bottom line this a true brown-based bronzer with a gold shimmer that will never make you look orange.  I have tried sooo many bronzers on the market and I love how natural this looks on the face and blends seamlessly into the skin.  If you have yet to try the NARS bronzing powder in Laguna, I would highly recommend.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have an amazing weekend!  Xoxo Nicole

8 comments:

  1. I've been looking ALL OVER for a new bronzer -- I need to try this one out ASAP!

    Annie Reeves

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  2. I finally bought this in December and I'm totally addicted- I use it everyday!

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. So happy I have a fellow fan :) Before I got it I always wondered what all they hype was about, but now I'm addicted to!

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  3. I have been looking everywhere for a good bronzer. As a rule, I really like NARS. Will have to check this out!!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

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    1. I'm such a fan of NARS products myself, and this one doesn't disappoint.

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  4. This is right around the time of year when I seriously need to start wearing bronzer! This sounds like a wonderful product
    Dresses & Denim

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Carly :) And I feel you, my ghostly pale skin can definitely use some bronzer this time of year!

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