As usual, I'm the last beauty blogger to jump on the bandwagon with this one.
Somehow I just couldn't bring myself to justify spending £25 on the cult famous Laguna Bronzer by Nars. It kind of hurt my heart a bit when I actually did it. I also feel like every time I venture into SpaceNK I have to half shut my eyes, I always see so many pretty things, I would buy the whole shop if I could!
This was an 'accidental purchase'(*ahem*) as I lost my ‘go to’ Mac bronzer with the mirror in it. That's the one I use for on the go application and touch ups, and it's beyond annoying not having a mirror in your handbag isn't it ladies?!
Stef and I were shopping in Kings Road, and seeing as I couldn't seem to find any clothes I wanted to buy (anyone else having that trouble in the sales or is it just me?!), so…I took the plunge. It was the perfect excuse.
I have to say (please don't hate me beauty bloggers) I wasn't overly impressed. I know this is totally controversial, as all you other blogger seem to be totally in love with this, but I have to say, it was pretty much the same as my Mac bronzer, just a few pounds more expensive.
Don't get me wrong, I do like Laguna, the shade is beautiful, it’s highly pigmented and long lasting. It is everything you could possibly want from a bronzer. My only problem is I just don't understand why you would pay this much for it when you can get pretty much the same thing in Mac at a cheaper price.
My ‘go to’ is Mac Bronzing powder compact with a mirror for £19, or you can even get the powder blush (without a mirror) for 17.50. That’s nearly a £9 difference in comparison to Laguna, for pretty much the same product.
This sounds (and feels) strange coming from me, as normally I can always justify a high end beauty product. I usually end up totally loving them and feeling like I can't live without them, but I just feel like this one is overpriced for what it is.
Saying all this, the thing that I do love about this product, (which I'll admit is totally shallow), is the packaging. I love, love, LOVE Nars packaging, I just think it's so sleek and classy. I love that the mirror in this compact is so gigantic; it's perfect for using on the go, you can see so much of your face in it. I do feel a little bit special whipping this Nars compact out of my handbag :)
So there we have it, probably the most negative review you've ever read about this cult blogger produc, sorry!
Have you tried Laguna before? What did you think? If you've reviewed it too, pop your link in the comments!