NARS blushes retail for $30 for .16 oz and the bronzers retail for $39 for .28 oz. I bought all of these at Sephora with my own money.
|L to R: NARS Douceur blush, Laguna bronzer, & Madly blush in indirect natural light|
|L to R: NARS Douceur blush, Laguna bronzer, & Madly blush in direct evening light|
- NARS Douceur blush - sadly discontinued nude taupe rosy plum matte blush, I have a full review of Douceur here
- NARS Laguna bronzer - permanent warm toned tan bronzer with satin finish gold pearl, I have comparisons of Laguna to other bronzers here
- NARS Madly blush - permanent bronze warm toned muted pink with shimmer
All of the swatches shown are on bare, unprimed skin and were taken in natural outdoor light. The left swatch is concentrated to show color, and the right swatch is blended with a brush to more closely resemble how the product could be worn on the skin.
Douceur is more pink than Laguna, more rosy plum than Madly, and more taupe than tan by comparison to both. Laguna is a classic golden bronze and shows up less warm and less pink on the cheeks than Madly. Madly is a difficult color to classify, but is more brown, lighter, and earthier than Douceur, and more pink, warm, and pigmented than Laguna. Of the three, Douceur is the least muted, but all have a very natural effect.
I see Douceur as a classic nude blush and Laguna as a classic golden tan bronzer, with Madly in between a bronzer and a blush shade. Often, when I wear Madly, I place it similar to my bronzer placement and use it as a combo blush and bronzer. I do wish Madly was less shimmery - I would enjoy the product more in a matte formulation.
Overall, I don't think Douceur, Madly, or Laguna are dupes for each other. Madly is a nice bridge between Douceur and Laguna, but all three have a different impact when worn.