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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Battle of the Bronzers


In this little blogging world we have, there seems to be two stand out bronzers. Benefit's Hoola and NARS Laguna. I have professed my love for Hoola many a time, but when ASOS had a 25% student discount, I caved and got Laguna to see what all the fuss was about, and I thought I'd do a comparison post of the two.


Hoola appears to be a lot more pigmented, and in this picture it looks darker than Laguna but in real life I find it to be the other way round. Laguna does carry a faint shimmer in it, which doesn't transfer to the face, whereas Hoola is straight matte.






So do you need both? In my opinion, yes and no. Yes, if you are a beauty obsessive, as you can tell the subtle differences, but no if you are sane/not a beauty obsessive.

Price difference is 50p!!! With Hoola coming in at £23.50 and Laguna being £24, and you get the same amount of product 8g. So with that in mind, there isn't a lot in it.

When I first used Laguna I wasn't as blown away as with first application with Hoola, maybe because I already own Hoola, but Laguna has a certain charm about it, that just makes it call to you and you can't help but see what everyone else sees in it.

For a contour I would reach for Hoola but for that gorgeous golden glow, I will be reaching for Laguna.

So this 'battle' has kind of failed really, or ended in a tie, shall we say. I think it really does depend on the person and what they want.

Have you got either of these? Which do you prefer?

Laura xoxo




24 comments:

  1. I have heard some FABULOUS things about the Benefit blushers and bronzers- so I would like to try this one!!
    and yes I can tell the difference between your two bronzers, so I would probably like both!! :P <3
    Lots of love from
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  2. I think I'd rather go for Hoola because I'd be using it for contouring but I think Laguna has nicer packaging. Decisions, decisions x

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    1. It's definitely a hard life ;) haha!

      xoxo

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  3. I think I'd love Laguna over hoola! On me it seems like the perfect contour colour!
    Hareem xx

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  4. Ashamed that I still haven't tried Hoola, and it's just sitting in my make-up bag... they both look lovely on you though :) I thiiiink I slightly prefer the look of Laguna though! xxxx

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  5. Laguna has always been my go to bronzer, can't live without it! But I love all benefit stuff to so maybe I will have to give this a try!

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  6. I'm glad you did this post because I've always wanted BOTH!
    I love the Benefit boxed powders because I have never hit pan on them after tons of use whereas I always hit pan on NARS products fairly soon and then they shatter on me! And that might just be a "me" problem, but that would be the only reason I chose Hoola over Laguna since they virtually look the same.

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  7. i am more of a holla kind of girl! laguna has always looked a little dark on me, they both suit you loads though! x

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  8. Hi I just found your blog and I am so glad I did!
    Your blog is so amazing and I love this post! These are such amazing photos and i cannot wait to read your next post, this seems like a great bronzer, I must try it out sometime!
    I just followed your blog and would appreciate if you could do the same back!
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  9. Though I have Hoola, I do want to get my mitts on Laguna as well. I think Laguna is a bit warmer and as you say, imparts more of a golden glow than the more contouring, matte Hoola :) Both are lovely on you!

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    1. There is no harm in having both :)

      Thank you :)

      xoxo

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  10. I love hoola x

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  11. I'm glad you got both and can see the pros and cons for each =)
    xx

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  12. I haven't tried either, never that sure how to use a bronzer, think I'd go for the Hoola though xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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    1. There are looooaaadsss of tutorials on YT if you need help :)
      You sure love your benefit :)

      xoxo

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