Let me introduce you to Gemma from www.beautynook.ie. When it comes to reviews, I trust Gemma’s opinion 100% and she hasn’t steered me wrong yet. Gemma is the main reason I own so many Makeup Geek eyeshadows. This lady was the sole reason I invested in them, as she raved about them so much and let’s face it, I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. If you’re on Snapchat you need to follow Gemma, as her snaps regular crack me up. Her handle is @beautynook . If you’re not on snapchat, make sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I promise you will really enjoy her pages.
Hey there. I’m Gemma from www.beautynook.ie. I am here taking over Sinéad’s site for a minute while she is off getting married and of course honeymooning…and I don’t feel jealous…not one bit! 🙂
I thought since Sinéad is off chasing the sun, my post here on The Beautiful Truth should reflect that. So I’m talking bronzer. While she’s off getting the real sun, I’m faking it back here in Dublin 🙂
This is the newest addition to my bronzer family. It’s the Nars Tahiti Bronzer Laguna Bronzing Powder Palette… a bit of a mouthful I know.
I toyed with getting the new Hourglass Bronzer or this for a while and truth be told I still want the Hourglass one, but I am not disappointed I picked up the Nars one.
The Tahiti Bronzer is basically Nars’s tried and tested and ever so lovely Laguna Bronzer. I have owned Laguna in the past and loved it. It’s is a gorgeous rich, pigmented bronzer.
It has a shimmer going through it in the pan but when blended out onto the skin it is not hugely noticeable and you are left with a lovely sun kissed look. Laguna can even be used as a contour shade. It’s not overly warm in tone so it works really well blended lightly in the contours of your cheeks. I like to use it as a less precise contour for during the day, it just helps warm up your complexion and give some light definition. Here it is below swatched on my arm and then applied to my face.
You can see it helps right? I just used it around the perimeter of my face and where my cheekbones would be if I had any. I was blessed with a chubby mug and a quite a large forehead so I definitely feel better after using it 🙂
You get 10 grams of product in the pan which I think is pretty decent, and a huge mirror which is always handy. It is a pretty big palette though so I don’t know if it’d be one for carrying around in your bag day to day.
Now we get onto the bit that sold me on buying the Tahiti Bronzer Palette completely, the mini Ita Kabuki brush. Just how cute and dinky is it?
I have been lusting over the full sized version of the Ita for so long. It was sold out for ages in Brown Thomas and I even put myself on the waiting list for it. When the time came though I just couldn’t justify the €55 price tag. The Ita is made of black goat hair. It’s small, flat and not too dense so it’s great for placing the product and then blending it into the skin aswell. Overall, I’m a fan 🙂
I’m glad I didn’t fork out and get the normal Ita. I have the cutest mini version of it now to play with and I got Laguna Bronzer to boot. The Tahiti Bronzer Palette will set you back €47 from Brown Thomas It is limited edition though. Considering the standard Laguna Bronzer costs €38, €47 doesn’t seem too horrendous right?
Nars have been doing this quite alot lately. I bought a single one of their Dual Intensity Eyeshadow for €27 when they were first released, shocking I know. Then they brought out the Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette (which I reviewed here) with an eyeshadow brush for €55!
So there you have it. Would you buy it? Have you used Laguna before? Be sure to let me know.
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Thanks for reading and thanks so much to Sinéad for asking me to contribute, it was a pleasure.
Sharon LeavyJuly 13, 2015 at 9:19 am
This looks gorgeous on you Gemma – I bought one of the single eyeshadows too and I haven’t given it the attention it deserves! Glossybox are doing a special NARS box at Christmas, with minis of some cult products, it’ll be interesting to see what’s included! Great post x
GemmaJuly 13, 2015 at 9:39 am
Ah thanks so much Sharon! And no friggin way are they? I fell out of love with Glossybox but by god can I fall back in love with them for that
LeanneJuly 13, 2015 at 3:56 pm
Oh this is gorgeous!! Never knew about this before now. Ever the enabler Gemma!
LauraJuly 13, 2015 at 5:40 pm
This looks amazing, it is pricey but I reckon it would last for ages! I wish they had Nars in Gatwick duty free, do they have it in Dublin?xx
Sinead KJuly 13, 2015 at 11:04 pm
I wish they did, but sadly no