For too long I saw no need to look 'sunkissed' - for Pete's sake, I'm Indian: hello year-round tan. But as the weather turned more grey and my glow from July's glorious weather began to fade, I started to realise I was missing out on the bronzer action... and when it came to purchase, there was only ever one brand I was going to look at.
So instead of everyone's favourite Laguna, I opted for a less popular, but equally gorgeous shade - Casino.
This chocolatey-brown bronzer is the meaner, leaner sister of Laguna - less shimmer, but much more colour... and I love it.
In my opinion, this bronzer probably won't be suitable for fair-skinned ladies, but for olive-skinned gals reading; this stuff is super.
It gives a beautiful 'I just stepped off a beach' glow to the skin when used on the high-points of the face, can be used all over to warm up foundation that's a smidge too light, and it also makes a wonderful contour shade if you like giving people the illusion of supermodel cheekbones... makeup deception at its absolute finest, if you ask me.
I liked to use this with an EcoTools Bamboo Powder Brush, swirling it around in the product a couple of times before tapping off the excess and lightly dusting over the hairline, nose, cheekbones and chin.
I'm still completely loyal to my Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush, but I find this new addition to my face adds a bit of somethin' somethin'.
Plus, it seems to make people think I've been away to a sunnier climate this summer - let the trickery of razor-sharp cheekbones and a jet-set lifestyle continue...
NARS Bronzing Powder is priced at £26.00 and available at Space NK