As soon as I saw Kathleenlights on Youtube talk about this in her March favorites, I knew I had to get it. And I’m glad I did – it’s become one of my favorite face products ever.
This bronzer/highlighter duo is sold exclusively at Nordstrom and is limited edition, so get it while it’s still there!
The product comes in the typical NARS compact, so the packaging is already on point. There’s also a decent amount of product. The only issue I have is the pan size is a little too small, especially for the bronzer. But I can’t really complain, since I bought this knowing that the pans would be smaller as a duo.
The pigmentation is amazing, but the Laguna bronzer was lighter than I thought it would be. Here, it barely shows up on my medium skin tone, but on my face, it’s just enough for a subtle contour. It’s the perfect balance of warm and cool undertones, so it works for me as a natural bronzer/contour shade. If your skin is any darker than mine though, I don’t this bronzer will work for you.
Hot Sand is amazing. The moment I applied it to my face, it became my new favorite highlight. There’s a peachy undertone, which makes it slightly more pink than the usual gold highlight, but still gives a warm glow to the face. A little goes a long way – I use a fan brush to apply this so I don’t accidentally get too heavy-handed. From what I’ve seen, this highlight is only sold in powder form in this duo, or the Hot Sand/Orgasm duo, also a Nordstrom exclusive. It is, however, sold as a liquid illuminator at various locations. I’m definitely planning on picking that up in the future.
Final verdict: 5/5 stars. Out of the two products, Hot Sand is definitely the winner for me. However, I really do enjoy both of these, and I’ve used them almost every day since I purchased them.