Sunday, 26 July 2020

Makeup | NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder Original vs Matte

NARS laguna matte bronzer review

Today, I thought I would do another post centred around one of my most recent buys as well as one of the more well used products in my makeup collection – NARS Laguna bronzing powder. When I first saw they were releasing a matte version I knew I wanted to get it as the original is one of my favourite bronzers! 

The original is described as a diffused brown with a golden shimmer and I first fell in love with it back when I got the Steven Klein face palette – anyone remember that? Anyway I upgraded to a single NARS Laguna last year in Sephora as whilst I love the palette, it’s heavy for travelling and I wasn’t making use of all the shades in there. I find it such a fool proof shade, not too warm so can be used as a contour as well as a bronzer and while it has a shimmer, this is so subtle and flattering and not glittery at all! It is so easily buildable, impossible to go overboard with and leaves a beautiful healthy glow!

nars laguna matte bronzing powder review

Laguna Matte is described as a warm brown and although from the swatches they look similar I would say it definitely feels warmer on the face. I think this could also be down to the fact my original bronzer is so well used it’s not as pigmented now (which personally I prefer as it means I can slowly build up colour). I’ve been using the matte version now for about two weeks and it’s still hella pigmented even after tapping off so I’m being careful not to go overboard! 

nars laguna matte bronzer closeup

Both bronzers have beautiful formulas and feel smooth to apply while being easy to blend. They work so well to add definition to my face as well as a subtle glow (especially the original) and the powder is so finely milled and not chalky at all. They also each come in four shades and I have the second lightest! Oh and don’t they have the most chic packaging? Matte black, swoon – although if you own any NARS products yourself you will know how quickly they get grubby! 

nars laguna bronzer original vs matte

nars laguna matte swatch
l-r: NARS Laguna orignal, NARS Laguna matte 
bronzer swatches nars laguna fenty inda sun
l-r: Physician's Formula Bronzer, NARS Laguna orignal, NARS Laguna matte, Tarte Park Ave Princess, Fenty Inda Sun
I’ve included a few other swatches of other bronzers I own unedited although I really don’t think they are doing any of them justice! Overall the OG NARS Laguna bronzing powder remains my favourite and the matte version has not yet knocked Fenty Inda Sun off the top spot in my eyes for matte bronzers! 

I picked the newest edition up from LookFantastic with 20% off making it a much more reasonable £24.80 than its usual price of £31! I rarely pay full price for makeup and if you like you can read more about my favourite UK beauty sites and how to save money here! It’s an old post but still applies J

Have you tried Laguna or Laguna Matte? Tell me your favourite bronzers! 

Danielle xx

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28 comments

  1. I've been looking for new bronzer and this one looks amazing! thanks for review xx

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  2. I like NARS lipsticks but I didn't try bronzing powders. Thank you for review. I need to check them.

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  3. I adore Laguna so at some point, I will buy a matte version but not yet because I honestly must have 20 bronzers! x

    Beautylymin

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    1. Haha I feel you, I also have way too many but couldn't resist this one any longer! xx

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  4. I’ve not tried Nars bronzers before. The new matte formula sounds great. My favourite bronzer is the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer.

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  5. The color is so beautiful!

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  6. These look so good, gotta save up for one! :D


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  7. I've never had the Nars bronzer which is a shame because I know everyone loves it, but looking it next to the Physicians one (which is my fave) I'm worried it would be too dark haha! Also Look fantastic is bloody brilliant for bargains! xx

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    1. Isn't it! I refuse to pay full price for anything haha xx

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  8. I've tried the original Laguna and I love it, but I think I'd prefer this matte version a little more. The packaging is so much prettier now xx

    Makeup Muddle

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  9. I've always wanted to try the Laguna bronzer, it's such a classic! I tend to prefer matte bronzers so I think I'll be giving that one a go. Your swatches are amzazing! x

    Erin / Everything Erin

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  10. I first tried Laguna in my Virtual Domination palette and I remember going through phases with it. This matte version looks and sounds more up my street :)

    Sal xx

    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. I'm surprised I didn't hit pan on the one in my Steven Klein palette! xx

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  11. I'm definitely going to try the matte version sometime in the future. I used to use Laguna all the time years ago! x

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  12. I will definitely be picking up the matte version its gorgeous! x

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  13. I haven't tried their bronzers yet. I'm currently using a nars blush.

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    1. LOVE NARS blushes! My favourites are Impassioned and Dolce Vita! xx

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  14. This looks good thanks for sharing it, I already have the original Laguna.

    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

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