Wednesday, 14 August 2013

NARS Bronzing Powder in Casino.

 I recently did something I never, ever thought I'd do... I, the die-hard blush addict, bought a bronzer.

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.

Every blogger and their aunt raves about NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna - so I excitedly hot-footed it down to Space NK to try it out... and when I did, it completely disappeared into my skin. Not in a seamless, natural way, more like a, "where the heck did I actually apply this stuff?!" kinda-way.

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


  1. Now here's a product I've never heard of. It looks really warm and chocolaty. I'm not a bronzer fanatic, but this looks quite nice. It probably wouldn't work on me, though, hehe.

    1. Nor was I... 'til I bought it! There's a shade between Laguna and Casino called Irresistiblement which is really pretty if you wanted to dip your toe in the bronzer pool rather than plunge headfirst!

      Ambi x

  2. I was so set on getting nars laguna, but after reading this I’m so torn between the two! Definitely like the fact that this one has less shimmer though!x

    1. Yeah, this is still slightly shimmery but way less so than Laguna. I prefer this one :) x

  3. I really want a Nars bronzer but I'm quite pale so I have no idea what one would suit me. This one looks very pretty!

    Jamie ♥

    1. Wouldn't recommend Casino. Laguna is meant to be good if used lightly on pale skins - probably best to go & swatch in-store :) x

  4. To be honest I just want any NARS bronzer haha, the stuff could be bright green and I'd want it :p
    I'm odd colouring, my skin is very yellow toned all year round, but yellow in a sallow pale and unhealthy way in Winter, and yellow in a very tanned way in Summer, I'd definitely have to swatch them both like 6 months apart haha :|

  5. I've never bought anything from NARS, but I absolutely love the look of their products and this is no exception! I followed on Bloglovin' :)

  6. It's nice to see another Nars bronzed being mentioned - it's always Laguna that gets talked about so I didn't really know there were very many other shades, haha!


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