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

9 comments

  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.

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    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

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  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

    zoeyinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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

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  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!

    j4miejohnston.blogspot.co.uk

    Jamie ♥

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    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

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  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 :|
    xxx

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  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' :)

    http://simplicity12.blogspot.co.uk

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  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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