Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer review and photos.

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer.

As the warmer weather approaches, bulky winter trapping are finally stored away and skin can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  However, once the sweaters and scarfs are stripped away, my pale and uneven complexion does not want to come out and play.  Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer ($40 USD/ 1 fl. oz.) easily and quickly remedies my superficial insecurities, by providing me with just the right amount of vitality my skin has been missing.  I hope you enjoy!

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer.


The Pros to Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer:

  1. Watery consistency blends seamlessly into the skin.
  2. Provides a satiny golden finish without offensive shimmer.
  3. Dries down quickly without feeling sticky or rubbing off on clothes.
  4. Skin does not feel dry–could be due to the Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed oil and Coconut oil and of course, silicones.
  5. Removes easily at night with a wash cloth.
  6. Lasts all day on my dry skin (summer time may yield varying results).
  7. Can be applied directly on bare skin, over foundation, mixed with primers, moisturizers and serums.
  8. Can be mixed in with lighter foundations to accommodate a summer tan.
  9. Builds-up quickly without any patchiness.
  10. Tan and darker skinned beauties can utilize this to even out complexion and provide a subtle radiance with minimal use of foundation.
  11. Golden coloring is especially flattering on more mature skins.
  12. Faint fragrance (reminds me of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse) is barely detectable.
  13. Black opaque glass bottle contains a pump and looks incredibly chic.
  14. Formulated without mineral oil, parabens or DHA (Dihydroxyacetone read about this chemical here).
  15. Made in USA.

The Cons to Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer:

  1. Rubberized top can get dirty quickly–when will Nars learn?
  2. Due to the subtle nature of the product and depending on skin tone, three to four pumps may be needed to reach a deep coloring.
  3. Can look orangey on lighter complexions if too much is applied–this is more aptly suited for those who prefer a golden finish rather than a ruddy tan.
  4. Oiler skins may find the slight luminous finish counter productive (see swatches below).
  5. When applied over a foundation, Liquid Laguna will rub off if you touch your face–quite predictable, considering all powdered bronzers perform in the same manner.
Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer.

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer (small dot unblended).

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer.

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer (heavy swatch).

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer.

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer blended out.

  • As you can tell by the above swatches, Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer does contain gold micro shimmers (aka: mica) in the formula.  I can only surmise, this addition is intended to give the color more dimension, rather than leave the skin looking flat.  However, once on the skin, the golden mica particles are undetectable indoors; in the presence of natural sunlight, they emit a subtle radiance, but not in an Edward Cullen kind of way.
  • As mentioned above, the coloring of this formula is more golden, leaning towards the warm/orange septum of the tanning scale.  If you are one to favor ruddy undertone bronzers, then this offering is not for you.  Normally, my preference leans towards ruddy bronzers, but I’m finding as I get older my olive complexion looks more “healthy” when golden toned foundations and bronzers are utilized.
Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer.

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer along with Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse and Eve Pearl Priming Moisturizer.

  • Currently, this bronzer is mainly used on bare skin to even out the complexion on my neck and décolletage area.  For experimental purposes, I have mixed this liquid bronzer into my primers and facial oils and have notice a beautiful effect on the skin.  Granted, I could go out in this manner, but my vanity insists I add a light layer of foundation just for good measure.  🙂
Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer.

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer with MAC 130 brush.

  • When utilizing this liquid bronzer for traditional bronzing purposes, I find a stippling brush to be the best delivery system.  The delicate synthetic fibers infuses the liquid on top of foundation gently without disturbing my base makeup.  My weapon of choice is the MAC 130 brush, the small head strategically fits the contours of the cheeks and forehead perfectly.
Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer.

Wearing Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer over my foundation on the hallows of the cheeks, on the cheeks, forehead and down the neck.

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer.

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer ingredient list.

**Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer can be purchased at Sephora, Nordstrom, and**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer is a beautiful liquid bronzer–everything from the packaging to the formula is spot-on.  If you are into temporary tanning solutions or are just looking for a bronzer to add some radiance to your beauty routine, look no further than this beauty.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend my friends!!!


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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.


  1. Hi,

    Which foundation did you wearing? ıt seems perfecto:)

    • Hello Anonymous,

      The foundation I am wearing in this photo is Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able in really is perfecto..too bad the packaging is horrible. I had foundation seep out of the opening every time I shook the bottle. I miss using it, but I will not repurchase until they alter the packaging.


  2. Your lipstick is beautiful, what are you wearing?

    • Hello Irina,

      Thank you so much.

      The lipstick combo is as follows:
      Coulorpop Brink lipliner was used to line and fill in the lips. Followed by one layer of Jouer Noisette Lip Creme, topped with the lightest layer of Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 499 (applied on my ring finger then dotted on the lips). I hope that helps.


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