NARS Casino

4.3

196 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I received NARS Casino along with Laguna for Christmas (funny time to buy bronzers perhaps!) as I thought Laguna would be too light and I would require a contour colour. Well, I only wish they did a bronzer that falls exactly between the middle of the two - Casino is just too dark. My skin tone is only medium, so perhaps it works better on darker skins. However, another problem I have with this bronzer is that the texture is totally different to Laguna. Laguna is smooth, finely milled, a decent brush picks up the perfect amount with one sweep, and the colour is buildable. Casino is just too chalky. You need to sweep the brush lightly, tap off the excess (I sometimes blow the excess off as well after tapping!) and apply with a very very light hand. I do not think this is only down to the colour being too dark for me, I promise you the texture is really different from Laguna.
Casino comes in the same deep pan compact as Laguna so you get a lot of bronzer in exchange for parting with 27. I am sure it will last me for ages especially as I use so little! The compact includes a large square mirror, and the compact itself is the same velvet-rubber finish as all NARS compacts which, yes, gets mucky quickly and shows fingerprints but feels solid and heavy in the hand which I like.
I strongly suggest trying this bronzer in the shop before purchasing, whereas with Laguna you have a pretty safe bet for a smooth bronzer that will suit all skin tones. I will continue to use Casino until it runs out, with a very light hand, as I like having a darker matte contour under my cheekbones. In the meantime though I think I will look for a colour that falls between Casino and Laguna, and has a slightly smoother finish. I wonder if anyone else has found this difference in texture between the two? Of course, this is my experience and I am sure Casino will work for many people - always worth trying before you buy though.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I'm gonna get killed for this review, but there is another product that I think performs better than this...BareMinerals warmth. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a good bronzer. I like that it's not overly shimmery, provides a subtle warm bronze rose glow but can be layered for more depth, and feels good applying it. But the price..DAMN! It just doesn't do enough for the price. I can get just as good of an effect, if not better, with BM warmth. It gives me a glow that is so pretty. Plus, you use so little of it that it lasts forever. I wanted to fall in love with this bronzer, and I do like it. But as the saying goes, if you love something, sometimes you need to set it free. It's going back to Sephora.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have been looking for a bronzer that was not too sparkly, not orange, and doesn't make me look dirty. This is all that and more!!!! I describe it as having had a "roll in the hay"...then going to lay in the sunshine!!!......LOL

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i love this bronzer, its fantastic, and im a chocolate girl, this works wonders alongside laguna is highlighting and blending, love love love it, especially used buffed in with nars bronzing brush!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Tan, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Other

Eyes: Green

My HG bronzer for the last 5 years! I asolutely love the color, the subtle shimmer that acts as a highlighter and I love how I can still use it when I'm not that tan, I just use less! When I'm too pale to pull of the Casino or don't want such a dramatic look, I just use Laguna instead! I constantly use this as an eyeshadow too, often mixed with another color, my favorite is the blue from South Pacific. The reason I love this bronzer so much (and better than Laguna) is the shade, I love bronzer but I really only like cool colors on my skin and I feel like this has a cooler effect than other bronzers. I'm not sure if that makes sense since it's brown-based and brown is warm, but it's not coppery or orangey like I feel so many bronzers are.

My only complaint is that when I carry it with me, the powder sometimes breaks up and then I have to replace it. I always have one or more broken ones at home and one to carry with me. I just wish they made one that was half the size and half the price so it's easier to tote around and no big deal when I break it! I will never use up all the broken Nars bronzers I have and can't bare to throw out, anyone know how make them pressed again?

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Makes my nc50 complexion look sooo healthy. Gives my skin such a sheen and glow. I have been wearing this for years and no matter what other bronzer I try, I always always come back to this. Casino doesn't make me look sparkley like most bronzers do. Definitely brown girl friendly. I use my Bobbi Brown face brush for flawless application.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have medium olive skin, and first wore Laguna, but Casino is deeper without being too orange. It creates amazing shading. I would definitely buy this again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

when the nars rep recommended this color to me, i thought to myself, NOO WAAYYY!! WAY TOO DARK!!! she tried this on one cheek and laguna on the other side, and i honestly could't really tell a difference! (NC40 for ref)
the only difference i could tell was that casino had a rosey undertone to it which i know would turn me off so why purchase it? i own MAC so ceylon (which is probably not the same, but comparble) and i rarely use it because of the rosey undertone it carries!!!
overall good product, but i prefer laguna more! wish there was an in between shade!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

omg, the texture on this is remarkable. it's finely milled and goes on buttery smooth. just great. casino is a mid-tone brown/bronze with red undertones and a slight gold shimmer. it doesn't make you look orange/red, dirty or any variation of bad. i love it for summer as it provides a nice fresh faced glow from within. the shimmery is very subtle and nicely enhances the bronzer. i like to apply this with my mac 165, but i'm sure any cheek or buffer brush will suffice. the price is a little on the steep side, but the product is of very high quality. the packaging is a sleek matte black. it also comes with a very large mirror.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

NARS Casino .. you rock my world! I initially started with Laguna, but it seemed to lack something on my NC42 skintone .. so I decided to check out Casino and see how it compared ... Now we're talking :) Casino is absolutely beautiful! I have about a dozen bronzers that I rotate between, and casino is the only one that I've actually almost finished. It has enough of a shimmer to keep it from looking too chalky once applied, but not so much shimmer that I look greasy or shiny. It just makes my skin look naturally sun-kissed. This bronzer has captured my heart ..I love it!!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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