Saturday, 24 October 2015

NARS Casino Bronzer

Earlier on this week, a parcel arrived for me. In it, was NARS Casino Bronzer. To say that I was excited for this product is an absolute understatement as I've been lusting after this particular bronzer for half a year. As mentioned here, my brother ever so kindly gifted me the NARS Virtual Domination Palette, which was unfortunately exclusive to the holiday season last year, as an early birthday present. It contained Laguna, which I'm on the fence about (yet again). I love how I can build up this bronzer but dislike how I have to build it up as it takes some time for it to show on my skin. I honestly thought that I'd be contented with Laguna and wouldn't care for Casino anymore, but quite the opposite occurred.

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After seeing that I could get some student discount on this bronzer (thanks, unidays), I quickly snapped up Casino. When it arrived I was quite amazed as to how big it was. For some reason, I was expecting it to be smaller but for £27.50 (well, £24.75) you receive a whopping 8g of product which I'm sure will last me a very long time! The packaging is typical NARS and I love how simple it is, yet chic. One thing that does irk me is how quickly the packaging becomes dirty; I've only used it a fair few times and it's already got fingerprint marks and smudges on it. But it's nothing a wipe won't sort out!

This is a lot darker than Laguna, and slightly more shimmer-y I'd say. It is more on the warmer side so can appear slightly orange if not careful. I've only used this to contour with so far (which it's fab at, if I do say so myself), but I'm yet to try bronzing with it. The pigmentation of this bronzer is intense and I'm seriously not exaggerating. I decided to try this out when I was at home, incase I did end up looking crazy and didn't have enough time to fix it. I'm sure glad I did as I instantly turned most of my (non-existent) cheekbones and the rest of my cheeks a brown-y orange colour. This was because I tapped my brush in the bronzer twice. On my other cheek, I used the bare minimum and it looked soo gorgeous! I can tell that this is going to last me a very long time! The bronzer was quite easy to blend out though, which I like.

I recommend this bronzer to any and everyone. But I'd say that if you do have slightly lighter or pale skin, that you'd have to use this bronzer with a very light hand and blend a lot!

Have you tried this bronzer? What are your thoughts on it?

Nazia xo


  1. I feel like this bronzer isn't as talked about like Laguna even though both are beautiful. I've used Laguna before and loved it, I haven't tried casino though but I want to.

    Kelly // Perfect Shade of Mauve

    1. Yep, this is a very underrated bronzer but it's just as gorgeous as laguna, if more xx

  2. This bronzer looks so pretty! Lovely review :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. You should, they're well worth the money!xx

  4. this sounds amazing, would love a nars bronzer!
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah