NARS San Juan Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

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NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer
NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer

San Juan

NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light, peachy brown with strong, warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl throughout. When applied and blended out, the finish was more satin-like with a subtle sheen but not overtly shimmery.

It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full opacity with a second layer if desired. The texture felt smooth and velvety to the touch with light glide, and while there was a bit of slip to it. That slip was where it seemed different than past iterations of the Bronzing Powder have, even though they are touting new shades but not a reformulation.

I did find that the ingredient list wasn’t quite the same between past iterations of Laguna (and Laguna’s ingredient list from this new round is almost the same as San Juan aside from the +/- section), particularly that silica is now the second ingredient instead of the fourth, and there have been some other ingredients removed, so it does seem like they’ve tweaked the formula to some degree when comparing ingredient lists.

San Juan applied well to bare skin and blended out with minimal effort, and it didn’t appear dry or powdery on my skin. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Chlorphenesin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trisodium Edta, Tocopherol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)].

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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It’s crazy how this looks more like a peachy brown blush than a bronzer! I wasn’t expecting it to apply like that going off the initial swatches!

I like this shade. It would be a good blushy-bronzer shade, though too peachy to use as a straight up bronzer. I’d use it like theBalm Balm Desert, though.

Ooh I really love this shade! Reminds me slightly of Benefit Dallas which is technically a blush, but sort of a bronze-blush hybrid.

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