Wednesday, 6 April 2016

NEW Nars Liquid Laguna Bronzer REVIEW

I was beyond excited when this product was released! Powder formula Laguna is a holy grail bronzer, so you can imagine how interested I was when I saw the launch of it as a liquid.

First of all, what I love about the original Laguna is that it is quite a cool, dark brown which is perfect for me for contouring. The liquid Laguna is a touch warmer; because the original is what I generally use to contour, when I first tried the new liquid product I applied it as if I was contouring, and because it's so warm it just bronzes, it did nothing in terms of defining my cheek bones. Moreover, I had applied it with a sponge, which I found made it very sheer. Even worse, the combination of sponge and liquid seemed to move the foundation underneath it and made it look ridiculously patchy. It was seriously messy.
So next I tried applying it under foundation, and although this wasn't messy, as I said, the shade just did nothing for me in terms of contouring so I really didn't like how my face looked: as round as a football! I have a very round face so a sheer bronzer that doesn't contour at all is just not a product I like.

I then chose to apply it with a brush (over foundation) and finally this product was giving me joy! It applied far more opaque and I actually found a teeny, tiny drop of liquid Laguna goes a really long way! When it's opaque it is a beautiful bronze, and blends out nice and smoothly and natural finishing to give a beautiful, sun kissed glow. I did try dabbing a sponge over the top to see how it would work, and it literally took all the product and foundation off. I'm not kidding, it left me bare-skinned! I've never experienced this before when using any liquid or cream products with a sponge!

I'm struggling to find the words to describe it's wear. It does fade, but it stays on at the same time. Total contradiction, I know. As I said, it applies on very opaque, but it almost blends into your foundation on it's own. This is where it's such an incredible product for creating a natural looking bronze glow. You look more sun kissed as the day goes on! Even though the product is physically less noticeable, the effect it has doesn't wear off. Does that make sense? I hope so. Try it for yourself! I especially recommend this product if you are a lover of the current dewy trend, this is spot on for that.

I  also love the packaging! It's matte black with the signature "Nars" in brown to reflect the product. The pump is perfect and is really easy to control. You get a tonne of product in this, too. I think the £26 I spent on this is going to go really far.

I was a little disappointed with this product at first because of the difficulty I had finding a way to get it to work for me, but once I did, I fell in love with it. It creates a stunning, warm glow from within bronze. I found it blends particularly well around my forehead. I find powder products tend to get a bit patchy where my hairline meets my face, so I'm really pleased to have found a product that creates a gentle, soft bronze around my forehead. Being pale, it's very difficult to do so on the forehead,  at least in my experience.

All in all, I'm really glad I got this product. I'm super excited to wear it with the summer make-up trends, it's the perfect dewy bronzer. I love it! I personally wouldn't recommend it if you're into 'easy' make-up, but I think this is a must in the make-up bag of anybody who likes to keep up with make-up trends.  You can check it out here.

I hope everybody had a good Easter! In case anybody noticed, I took the weekend and Monday and Tuesday away from blogging and from social media somewhat to spend time with my family, and friends who are home from University. I also placed some huge orders over Easter that should be here by the end of this week, so I am very excited for what's coming up on my blog in the next couple of weeks!

Thank you for reading! 
Millie 
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