So, this wasn’t EXACTLY what I expected. This review is probably going to be all over the damn place. Whenever I do reviews, I try to not read OTHER reviews on the product first. It helps me to come up with the most unbiased content possible. However, I think it might have suited me better to have read one in this case.
I was digitally wandering through the ‘NEW’ beauty section on Nordstrom’s, and saw that NARS had a Limited Edition Body Tint (shade Laguna, duh) WITH SPF. I loved the Velvet Matte Skin Tint which I use as a Summer Foundation, so figured this would possibly be similar? A self tanning version because it’s for your body?
Just like the VMST, you definitely don’t need a lot. I actually applied it with a self-tanner glove (this is the one I have) and the streaky-ness was INSANE between my assumption it was a bronzer and me using WAY too much. This is when I realized I may have made a huge mistake.
The product description reads, as follows: Iconic Laguna meets broad spectrum sunscreen for a full-body glow that protects and enhances. Transfer-resistant tint bronzes weightlessly. Blends instantly. Laced with antioxidants Oceania Saffron, Tahitian Vanilla, and a hydrating mix of Monoi and Tamanu Oil. Scented with NARS’ signature Monoï de Tahiti essence. Limited edition.
Then, the application directions are also, pretty vague, in my opinion: Apply on skin, blend well using circular motions. Wash hands after use. Allow product to dry before dressing. Remove with soap and water.
Sounds like a self tanner, right?
I applied it with this belief, and quickly realized its much more a tinted sunscreen. It’s got a shimmery glow (cue photos with flash), and is almost a makeup for your body. It’s not intended to stay for a long term tan, but for a day at the pool, where you might not even be getting in the water because you’re trying to maintain a healthy glow that you applied earlier.
I was hoping, since now we’ve identified it as a temporary item for your faux skin glow, that the smell would be something tropical, fruity or even flowery. This stuff really smells like your run of the mill, SPF 30 stuff straight from the pharmacy.
So, is this just $35 sunscreen with sparkles?
Yes. Yes it is.
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