Friday, June 19, 2009

The Real Deal on Nars Laguna

Nars Laguna Bronzer
just a hype or totally my type?

I gave in to the hype last January. The bronzer I was using had already hit pan & I was just dying to buy another one. So I thought, Might as well be Laguna since I've never tried the brand before.

It comes in the signature rubbery black casing w/c i love. It gets dirty really fast, though. So I don't even bother trying to clean it because it would just dirty up again the next time I use it.

Comes w/ a plastic insert you can use to protect your mirror from the mess.
The applicator is totally useless but has "NARS" embossed on it so you might wanna keep it.

After 3 months of everyday use, I've already hit pan. This is what it looks like now.
Makes me want to buy a new one so I could have a pretty one again.

Okay, I won't lie: I didn't like it the first time I've used it. It took some effort to get the product off of the pan & the color barely showed up on me at all! So I thought, This is it? This is the product everyone's been raving about?

But I gave it another chance.

After using it for some time, it became easier to swipe off the color from the pan. Maybe it just has a hard outer coating that had to be broken into?

See how brown & beautiful Laguna is?
Glow Fusion is too orange & Pout is more of a highlight color.

But check this out: it contains green pigments!
(Chromium Oxide Greens, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Ultra-Marines)

This is my face w/o Laguna.
I have non-existent cheekbones & pasty skin.

& this is with! It's like photoshop-ing cheekbones onto my face in real life.
I love how it's more pigment than shimmer -- great for contouring.

I use a regular blush brush for this & just blend out the edges using a flat top brush. I don't recommend this for all over the face since the color is too concentrated.

My only complaint about this is that I need to swipe on the product at least thrice on each cheek before I get the desired amount of color! So Laguna would probably be best used by fair-skinned girls. & guys.

Has anyone tried Casino? I would love to try that one out next :D


  1. Waaaah naiinggit ako sa Laguna... :(

    I love the effect on your cheeks, especially when I saw it in person. No wonder you're so addicted to bronzers. :P

  2. wow!
    its great!

    i knew that nars do make good blushes & bronzers..

    kelan kaya ko makakabili?
    the temptation is so great!

  3. wow you're gorgeous. I think I'ma get me some of them nars...

  4. It looks good on you Kaz! But I definitely feel you on applying layers for blushes to show up in general...GRR!!

  5. i've always wanted to try laguna, of these days when 'm not broke again! :P

  6. The funny thing is that I hardly ever wore necklamces before, but after I got my DSK Jewelry, I wear them all the time!

  7. sooooo pretty :] im thinking about buying laguna even more now haha

  8. ive always wanted to try nars! esp laguna and orgasm! ughh they're so pricey tho! =[

  9. never tried this but I was thinking it might not be good for my skin :\ I came across cargo's medium matte bronzer and it looks like a winner! No shimmer or shine, just matte which is great for contouring :)

  10. oh nars! the best bronzer waaah :( hangang wish na lang ba ko? it looks natural girl..

  11. I think it looks good, because you're rocking it ;)

    Sheeeeesh! I'm jealous! I want to try NARS! So I know whats the hype about.

  12. It looks good on you :) very natural. im curious abt nars too, esp the orgasm blush lolz so many ppl rave abt it

  13. ooh. it's pretty...i'm gonna buy the oh-so-popular orgasm blush. :)

    and i got awards for you on my blog. :)

  14. I have laguna too. and even for my skin I need several swipes to get a good colour. It's subtle tho. I do notice it on you. :-)

    Have you tried Benefit's Hoola? I use this more often because, one swipe is enough for BOTH my cheeks...this stuff is potent!

  15. i love the effect that it gives on you kaz,cheekbones!!and i envy your curly hair kaz..

  16. ooh i always wanted to try out NARS!!! Wow you are naturally pretty girl! I also tagged you on my blog hun! The honest Scrap tag!

  17. oooh so pretty, I love Nars! :D

  18. thanks for the tip on the bronzer, I might have to give it a try!

  19. You have great skin, I'm jealous!
    Looks fantastic, I still need to try out Nars.. does it have glitter in it? I'm more into matte blush and bronzers.

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