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NARS Bronzing Powder, Casino

Diffused powder with golden shimmer to create an all-over warmth and contour for the entire face. Bronzing Powder creates a natural looking glow which enhances or creates the look of tanned skin.

Key features

  • Fills in lines and pores for smoother looking skin
  • Sheer color enhances or creates the look of tanned skin
  • Subtle shimmer adds glow
  • Imperceptible finish ideal for all skin tones
  • Dark brown with golden shimmer

Honest reviews


The Best I Have Found

I have been using this bronzing powder for years and just now got around to reviewing it. It has a wonderful, subtle sheen, so it doesn’t look flat and pasty, but also not too shiny. It’s a beautiful brown-toned bronze, not orange (and my skin picks up orange very easily). I can’t imagine using a different bronzer. This is the lighter version of the Nars bronzers, which is perfect for my fair/light skin. For darker skin, you would want the Casino color.

Estelle Hemlock, NY

Holy Grail Bronzer

Love this, been using it for years on my NW25 skin. Gives the perfect glow, never breaks me out. LOVE

Thelma Outing, MN

Fantastic product

I received a sample of this bronzer in the Laguna shade. I never would have selected it for myself and wasn’t really expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. Next to MAC, this is the best bronzer I’ve ever used. It gives me subtle color without a lot of sparkle. The Laguna color is light enough that it’s perfect for my fair skin, and doesn’t make my face look orange. I can apply just a dusting for a very natural look, and build up the color if needed. I love this product and definitely recommend it to everyone.

Alejandra Bellflower, MO


Satisfied with the product, beautifully finished, well pigmented, good quality, I use it as blush cheeks with excellent results. What you purchase.

Jasmine Moselle, MS

It’s pretty good!

I bought Laguna and I have a light golden tan. It shows up on my skin but BARELY. It adds some warmth but I think next time I’ll go for a bit of a darker shade like Casino to add some contours to my cheekbones and to better highlight the angles of my face. These Nars bronzers are great quality though, and they don’t have that horrible orange pigment that a lot of the drug store brands have and even a few of the higher end stuff. Definitely worth a try and worth the money if you pick the right color. Even though Laguna is a little too close to my skin tone, I still wear it every day over moisturizer and concealer and paired with a little blush because I love the way the light bounces off of it and gives me nice glow.

Greta Deerfield, OH

I thought it was a darker shade

I have a skin really white and when i put this procuct in my face rarely seen, but i think the products NARS are amazing !

Lucile Quincy, IN

Nars Casino

This bronzer is amazing. It works well as a contouring powder and a little really does go a long way. Use an angled contour brush to apply this and use a very light hand. You can build up coverage and it blends very well.

Milagros Gurnee, IL

Nars has the best brozers

I recommend Nars products, especially the Laguna bronzer. I have bees using it for years and love that I can order it online as it is not available in stores where I live. A little on the pricey side but worth every penny. It came in original unopened box with layer of plastic Nars protector over the cosmetic.

Antonia Chattanooga, TN


Up to my NARS standards in terms of application, wear-time; it goes on smoothly and stays on the whole day. Having said that, the pigmentation is not up to my usual NARS standards. Considering this is such a dark color in the pan, I would expect it to go on at least as dark. It doesn’t. It’s very sheer. Because I am extremely fair skinned, it’s okay. For more tanned beauties, I would suggest looking elsewhere or trying darker NARS colors.I apply with a Kabuki brush over my foundation. I put it over the tops of my cheeks and the middle of my nose (right where my freckles are) to give a nice sun-kissed look. It has a red undertone, which really makes it look like a natural tan. It’s nice because there aren’t gigantic chunks of glitter. In the online picture it looks like there are gold sparkles, but there aren’t. Only a very subtle golden sheen.

Deirdre Lawen, OR

Natural looking

I love this bronzer. I’ve tried everything from Bare Minerals, to Sephora, to Cover Girl and this by far is my favorite. It looks dark in the photo but it goes on fairly light and looks natural. I have fair-to-olive skin and I use this to help bronze and give my skin that natural glow. A little bit goes a long way so this product will last.

Eula Greenville, GA

Good bronzer

Good natural looking bronzer that blends well. Doesn’t really have much shimmer to it but can really be spiced up with some good highlighter on top of it.

Zelma Blackwell, OK

My HG bronzer

Great bronzer, super natural looking.. Never “dirty,” or “orange.” This stuff is great! I have purchased this repeatedly and I rarely buy the same product twice. I’m always looking for something better… so that says a lot. Have not found any bronzer to match the natural-ness of this. I apply it w/ my MAC187 on the forehead/temple/cheekbone area. Gives definition/dimension to my round Asian face. Love it!

Toni Smithfield, NC

Not for contour

If you are thinking to use this as contour then don’t bother.. The color may seem dark in the picture but when applying it you will have to put several layers ( more than 4) to get to that same shade. I would say it would work better as a blush but you will still have to apply it several times to get any color on your cheeks.

Sierra East Tallassee, AL


I’ve tried a few bronzers, and im not the biggest makeup junkie i really just try to go for a natural look…and this gives me the perfect glow, definitly recommend this color!

Nelly Richton Park, IL

Easy to work with

Looks great with a light hand… Has some shimmer and doesn’t turn a weird orange like some other bronzers. Easy to blend and works well to contour. Better with contour brush than a fan brush though and will last you well over a year with daily use.

Kelsey Mabank, TX