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- NARS Casino Powder Bronzer NARS Casino Powder Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, reddish-brown with moderate, warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl throughout that gave it a satin finish when buffed and blended out. The texture felt smooth, velvety, and had more glide than past iterations I've tried from the brand-it definitely had a richer, more luxurious feel to it that sat.
- Here are our dupes for NARS Casino, which is a very warm-toned, medium brown with a pearl finish. It is a permanent bronzer that retails for $38.00 and contains 0.28 oz. It is a permanent bronzer that retails for $38.00 and contains 0.28 oz.
How can one not LOVE bronzer? Whether for the Kim K contour or the sun kissed just hopped off a plane look, bronzer is a girls best friend!
This post is dedicated to comparing the so called “staple” bronzers that beauty bloggers rave about constantly. Now , I know from experience that following popular opinion doesn’t always turn out the way one would expect it to, so , if you are confused between the two shades available by Nars, look no further for the answer is here!
Contestant number one : Nars – Laguna (£27)
This bronzer is clearly not the cheapest bronzer out there, but boy is it worth every single penny! I hate to rave about this product as I’m sure you’ve all heard it before, but this is the one product I will say deserves the “hype” surrounding it !
NARS Cosmetics Bronzing Powder - Laguna: rated 4 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. See 1308 member reviews and photos.
There are many positives to this bronzer, firstly being that it is an amazing multi-functional powder, If you are young or not particularly familiar with makeup or how to apply it, this bronzer is amazing to use as an eyeshadow! It means avoiding the complicated nature of applying two or more shadows and blending them to perfection, Laguna all over the lid and blended up to the crease makes for a beautiful easy to blend shadow, especially for us brown eyed ladies ! (and us ladies who don’t like to spend too much time on their makeup! )
I also often use it as a blush, in other words I’ll apply the bronzer all other my cheeks, and go in with a darker colour ( often casino) for a sharper contour if that is the look I am going for. It’s always nice to have an all over bronze look with dewy skin, it suits every single skin tone and is impossible to get wrong.
Secondly, and perhaps the most important point, it makes for an amazing bronzer ! Now, if you’re using it with the intention of contouring don’t be worried if you spot shimmer in the pan, this does not transfer to your face, it does have a sheen, but somehow it still has the effect of a matte bronzer ( magic LOL!) , so for the purposes of this post, we’ll call it a matte finish. Thus, if you’re going for that Kim K contour this will give you just that, I also find that it is incredibly difficult to over do it with this bronzer, your brush will always pick up the perfect amount of bronzer every time.
However, be warned that if you prefer a sun kissed look , then this shade may disappoint, as it tends to provide a very natural looking contour as opposed to a sun kissed bronze, however, what I would recommend instead is the:
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Nars casino is very much similar to Laguna, however it is deeper in tone. I love it if i want to look sun kissed and bronzed, this could also pass as a contour powder if your skin is deep enough in tone, lighter skin tones run the risk of having a muddy looking contour( but if thats the look you’re going for, I say work it!)
I will stress however, not to be put off from purchasing Casino if you are lighter in skin tone, as again it works brilliantly at bronzing your complexion in a natural way, it will bronze your skin in a way that makes you look naturally tan, but in a deeper colour and less natural looking way than Laguna otherwise would.
Again this can double up as an eyeshadow, and be used as a blush alternative when one wants to simply achieve a bronzed look , this again has a sheen but achieves the effect of a matte bronzer.
I also want to bring attention to the fact that this bronzer is MASSIVELY under rated, I prefer it to Laguna on many occasions as I am definitely a wear it all or wear none at all kind of girl. If I wear bronzer I want to look bronzy ( not sure if that word exists LOL), whereas Laguna does lead to a more natural look. ( which I often go for when in a rush )
The verdict is definitely a tie, I love both products equally, and if one has the means I would definitely recommend both, however , different people will have different criteria and needs
To sum up, If:
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a. you like a natural look and contour
b. you have a very fair complexion
c. you want the perfect toned contour powder
go for Laguna !
a. you have a medium to deep skin tone, ( not necessarily as I am an NC20 in Mac and still adore casino for a bronzed look, but if you’re looking to contour definitely NC30+)
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b. you want to look as if you’ve just been to the Caribbean
go for Casino!
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Hope this helps make your decision a tad bit easier! Or even persuaded you to try either of the products, let me know your thoughts and opinions guys! xoxo