this week i had a few Nordstrom bucks to spend so i headed to my nearest store to hook myself up with some makeup. one product i have really been wanting to try is the NARS bronzer in Laguna. i have heard so many rave reviews for this and i was anxious to give it a shot.
i tried it on...and looked like an Oompa Loompa.
i wasn't going to be deterred. i was positive the reason it looked so bad was because i was in the store and the lighting was too harsh. i purchased it anyways (why? because Nordstrom's return policy is AMAZING). i was convinced that once i made it out to my car i would look in my rearview mirror and see a bronzed beauty looking back. unfortunately, that did not happen.
while this product is a major fail for me i'm sure it looks good on others. i've seen it on others. i have heard it is the bronzer of all bronzers. the only problem is that there is something about my skin tone that tends to make colors appear too orange.
although my experience was a fail i learned a few things. if it looks bad in the store, natural light is not going to make it look any better. if a product has an orange undertone to it, my skin only enhances that hue. and last, it is worth letting the woman at the makeup counter apply it before you buy. sure it might seem like a hassle but it could save you from buying a product that just DOES NOT work for you.