Saturday, 17 August 2013

NARS Laguna Bronzer vs Bourjois Delice de Poudre '52' Comparison, Review & Swatches

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When I originally posted my review of Nars Laguna Bronzer weeks ago I said I'd do a comparison post with the Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzer aka good old 'chocolate bronzer' for those who were hesitant to pay just short of £30 for a bronzer. It's been weeks in the making but I've
 finally got the chance to write this post up! Excuse the photos, like I said this post has been sitting in a file for months, my photography has come on leaps and bounds since then - or so I'd hope.

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In the pan, the bronzers look worlds apart. For me, formula is what sets the two apart. Nars Laguna is a very soft formula making it a lot easier to blend and contour with. Bourjois Delice de Poudre is much much harder and takes a bit of working at to get any pay off. I know a few bloggers don't share the same views as me on the Bourjois bronzer and for a while I did think I had a dud product, but I have spoken with other bloggers who experience the same problems as I do. My biggest problem is that Delice de Poudre has a 'layer' on top which makes the formula really hard, once you've scratched away the layer the powder is much softer and fine. The 'layer' of god knows what does reappear though. I can only image its some kind of oil separating from the pigments. You can see in the photo above where I've had to work at the pan to get any pay off at all.

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Swatched, the differences in shade and formula are still apparent. Delice de Poudre is much more red-toned whereas Nars is more yellow toned. Laguna does have shimmer running through it, but no so much tat you look like a disco ball - think 'glow' rather than glitter. Delice de Poudre is a matte formula making it a great shade for contouring. However, has you can see below, where Nars is L and Bourjois is R, when blended down the shades are very very similar. And so, although I would choose Nars Laguna hands down on formula, shade and use, Bourjois Delice de Poudre is the perfect alternative for those who don't wish to invest too much money in to their makeup. I'm not under any kind of spell that makes me believe £30 for a bronzer is affordable.

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Nars Laguna Bronzer aprox. £27 from Selfridges, ASOS or NARS online
Bourjois Delice de Poudre '52' £7 from Boots and Superdrug


Have you found any good dupes for a high end product?


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10 comments :

  1. I really want to try both, Maybe the boujois one more because its like chocolate! Haha, great review :)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I really want to try Nars laguna, but it's just so expensive! I use the Sleek contour kit and really like it, so I think I'll stick to that :)xo

    http://901lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I've actually been looking for a comparison of these two bronzers for a while. Although I would love to purchase the Nars one, I just can't justify £30 on a bronzer. I think I'll be purchasing the Boujois bronzer instead. Thanks for the comparison!

    Lauren x
    merelysuggesting.blogspot.com

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  4. Seems like a great dupe, but the pigmentation for both isn't there!

    www.hudasbeauty.blogspot.com

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  5. Really helpful post, thank you! I've heard so much about both of these bronzers and always wondered how they compared. The Laguna does look like the better choice, although there is a huge difference in price tag!

    - Rhi | Beauty Bucket List

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  6. I'd love to try both, I think I'd get the Bourjois one first!

    Great post,
    Zofia xo
    (http://littlemisspradaxo.blogspot.co.uk)

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  7. Haha I have this post written up to be published next week! Good minds think alike, although mines the new bronzer it's called delice something something something (typical name being hard to remember) so they may not be the same haha! Xxxx

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  8. Thanks for this! I'm not that into bronzer, it tends to make me look like an umpa lumpa because of how pale I am, but it's great to know that there are dupes out there!

    http://ramblingofabeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I loveeee comparison posts! this is really interesting actually, I've wanted Laguna for AGES now but just can't justify spending all that money on it, I ever so nearly purchased Delice de Poudre the other day but changed my mind last minute, I may give it a go afterall! Thank you :)

    Rosie xo
    rosiemickhaiel.blospot.co.uk

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  10. Great comparison, really helpful! xx

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