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NARS Bronzing Powder

Nars Bronzing Powder is a true brown-based bronzer with a gold shimmer fusion that's excellent for creating or enhancing the look of healthy, glowing, tanned skin.
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Laguna or Casina for Asian Honey beige skin color?
Laguna or Casina for Asian Honey beige skin color? I've read most of the reviews for medium skinned and I've noticed most medium skinned people picked Laguna, and a couple for casino. My skin color is more of a honey beige. I don't want my bronzer to look to light on my skin, I plan on mixing blush and bronzer at the same time.
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
jjph
(Ak)
on Bronzing Powder
7 answers
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answer 1
Neither. I'm half asian and have yellow undertones as well. Laguna doesn't show up on me and casino looks red and muddy. try guerlain. better consistency and better color range for gals with yellow undertones. ;)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
twixinit
(Malibu, CA)
answer 2
I saw an asian woman use casino and she looked gorgeous, casino seems to work on multiple complexions.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
treid
(new york)
answer 3
For medium skin color casino for light skin color laguna...
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
davila
(los angeles ca)
answer 4
Laguna!!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
cocolovesbeauty
(Los Angeles, ca)
answer 5
I am a medium asian and love Laguna!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
tlord
(Detroit, MI)
answer 6
It's a tough question because Laguna is a much prettier color but has poor color pay off. Casino has better color pay off but looks more on the orange side... so it's your pick.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
jenn1015
(Port Charlotte, FL)
answer 7
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answered 4 years, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Is laguna shimmery like orgasm?
Could anyone tell me if laguna is as shimmery as orgasm? I find orgasm a bit too shimmery for me
Thanks
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
thaovn
(NY, NY)
on Bronzing Powder
7 answers
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answer 1
It has gold flecks in it however, on the skin it has more of a satin finish.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
No, not at all. I think orgasm is too shimmery as well. I don't really use the powder at all because of that. I LOVE Laguna though. Perfect for fair skin too.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
evconboy
answer 3
no-Laguna looks like a natural tan on my medium complexion-I don't like shimmer anywhere except my eyes and I wear Laguna daily.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
Nello
(Naples, Fl)
answer 4
Has a little bit of shimmer to it but definitely not as much as the Orgasm blush. I find Orgasm to be too shimmery for me as well but I love Laguna.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
innerbella
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 5
Hi! Laguna is less shimmery, you will love it! I've been using it for years!! I hope I helped you a bit.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
dididavinia
(New York)
answer 6
Laguna is not shimmery at all. It provides color without shine or shimmer. I use it daily. It is a great bronzer.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
mkleaf
(Illinois)
answer 7
Not shimmery at all
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
h0kiedc
(DC)
Question
what color bronzer should i use
Which of the 3 shades of the bronzer should i use if i'm fair-med olivish skin tone?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
manchin
(fairmont, wv)
on Bronzing Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
Laguna. It's good for most skin types. It does have a very slight shimmer to it.
answered 4 years ago
rajeak
answer 2
laguna or casino, best to try in store to be sure.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
treid
(new york)
answer 3
casino most def!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
kdpetrock
(pittsburgh,pa)
answer 4
I love Laguna and have medium skim (that tans easily). You won't need a lot.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
eastws1
(Fernandina Beach, FL)
answer 5
Laguna
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Preci0usss
(Newark, nj)
answer 6
I would go with Laguna, make sure to blend well. I would apply with a blush brush than use a kabuki brush to even it out.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
ashcashbagash
(Columbia, MD)
Question
Bronzer for blue eyes, brown hair, freckles?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Locavore
(Jamestown RI)
on Bronzing Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
yea girl-works for mine!
answered 4 years ago
thebeaut
answer 2
Yes, it is so natural looking it would be beautiful on you.
answered 4 years ago
salherm
(Byron MN)
answer 3
I have red hair, blue eyes and freckles and I think this looks great on me. The trick is using a small amount if your skin is very light. I think Laguna is a great choice.
answered 4 years ago
tr107
(Macomb, mi)
answer 4
I LOVE the one in Laguna! I have hazel eyes but brown hair and freckles and it is totally perfect and not too dark
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
purpleflower01
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 5
laguna
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Preci0usss
(Newark, nj)
answer 6
I love NARS laguna. Also am brown haired, blue-ish eyed and freckled. :)
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
kikikiwi
(Fort Collins, CO)
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How to appy
Hi i was just wondering how would I apply this for a nice warm, summer-ish glow with out me looking fake and cakey?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
chanelcutie13
(New Haven. CT)
on Bronzing Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
For sure a angle brush....;)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
davila
(los angeles ca)
answer 2
Because this is so highly pigmented I would use a dual fiber brush. If you are near a target, sonia kasnuk has two sizes of dual fiber brushes that are nice enough for the price. That kind of brush gives the lightest application. I use the larger size for blending any tan lines I might have if I am going to wear a low cut or strapless top. The smaller size I use for highlighting, but you could also use for bronzing on your face. Just touch your brush to the bronzer once! Its really enough! Very pigmented. If you are going all over, I would apply with the dual fiber brush, and then blend further with a kabuki brush.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
missladygirl
answer 3
I just tap it in the bronzer and apply it a bit under my cheekbones with a big fluffy brush then take whatevers left and apply that on my forehead, nose, jawline etc. For a natural glow and I have very fair skin so it works well
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
purpleflower01
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 4
I simply use a bronzing (blush) applicator and tap it to the powder, them swish it onto my face. This product goes on easily and a little makes a big difference.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
eastws1
(Fernandina Beach, FL)
answer 5
The best way to apply a bronzer is to use an angled coutour blush and a light hand. Just get a tiny bit on the brush and slowly work it in. The best way to acheive a look is to build on the color until you get the desired effect. And also use a light hand. Be sure when you apply you also sweep going away from your inner face fanning it towards the outside of your face.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Preci0usss
(Newark, nj)
answer 6
Use a fluffly brush if you want an all-over glow and lightly deposit some product onto the brush. Use a light hand when applying it to your face.
If you want to contour your best bet is to use an angled brush. Take the angled brush and apply product to it. The suck in your cheeks and lightly apply the powder to wear your cheeks go hollow. Also bring the product up to your temples. Then take a clean brush and blend it into the skin.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Saara347
(CA)
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Amount of Coverage
i am new to bronzer and have never used one before. does it have any coverage for redness like a powder foundation? i dont usually like to wear foundation and powder because i dont feel that i need it. i just have redness so could i wear this on its own to make my skin bronze and reduce redness?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
awesomedancer
(USA)
on Bronzing Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
bronzer does not typically cover redness. you should try a tinted moisturizer or a primer with green undertones.
answered 5 years ago
ny229
(New York, NY)
answer 2
It will definately reduce redness. You can wear it over a good moisturizer! Go for it! You will not be disappointed. :)
answered 5 years ago
Graciiey
(Kansas City)
answer 3
No. Bronzer is just meant to give colour, not cover anything. Furthur more, Bronzer is best if its not worn all over the face as it can look fake. It is typically worn starting at the temples, brought along the cheek bone and then down to the jaw line in a big 3 shape.
You either need to start looking into your skincare for a product to help with redness, or get a good foundation/liquid moisturizer. Try Bare essentuals or make up forever face and body.
answered 5 years ago
mabelle19
(Montreal)
answer 4
I dont like using both either! i too have redness... the amount you put on is really up tp you
ask the ladies at Sephora to show you the proper way or even a friend...the more u put the darker it is, but you dont want to over do it!!!! even coverage all over your face, i like to make it as natural as i can! it works greatl
answered 5 years ago
Lagunified
(edmonton AB)
answer 5
I wouldn't recommend it for that. The coverage is very sheer...
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
dede21
(Orange County, CA)
answer 6
Hi, i'm not really sure if it can totally cover redness. When the makeup artist at sephora tried this on me as an overall bronzing powder, I found that it covered some of the acne scars on my cheeks. I did however use a light coverage foundation beforehand. I suggest dropping by the store and trying it on for yourself or have an SA help you out, even if the laguna doesn't work for you they can help you find a better one suited for your needs
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
SunshineAngel
(toronto, ON)
Question
Is this product non-communigenic?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on Bronzing Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
I am acne prone and it did not break me out, however that is my opinion and my skin chemistry is different from your. I would recommend testing it out first.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mizzrob
(Killeen, Texas)
answer 2
I have very breakout prone skin and Nars bronzer does not break me out at all; make sure you cleanse well before bedtime.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
babyfine
(Boca Raton, FL)
answer 3
My pores are easily clogged, black heads used to be a constant battle for me but I have never had a problem with any Nars product... Go for it!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
frugalista
(omaha, nebraska)
answer 4
Yes.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
chgogal
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
Not non-communigenic
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
monluch
answer 6
If you mean noncomedogenic, (won't clog pores) , than the answer is YES! This NARS bronzer is definitely noncomedogenic!!! My skin clogs with even the mention of anything remotely pore clogging, and this NARS Bronzer is wonderful! I have used it for 2 years and will attest to it!!!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
will4
(Boston MA)
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Which Shade?
I have medium/tan olive toned skin. I get pretty dark in the summer, but it is fall now and am looking for a bronzer to get me through the winter months. My skin is definitely not pale, but it loses most of it's tan in the winter. Should I purchase casino or laguna?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Bronzing Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
you can never go wrong with laguna, i also get very tan in the summer and then paler in the winter and this looks so natural and i have never used another bronzer since!!! Hope that helps!!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jessybessy91
(Soho, New York)
answer 2
I have very similar skin that's usually somewhat pale in the winter, but normally about medium. I always use Laguna and it never fails. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lysslax
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
My skin is light, but I honestly prefer Casino. It can be applied with a light hand for a very subtle sun-kissed glow (and still look absolutely fab), or can be built to an island goddess-status faux tan. Laguna just can't do that (although it is pretty, too).
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
babybear20
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
I prefer Laguna because it has a very natural look.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
aks12
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I prefer Casino since Laguna has more shimmer too it-- definitely helps to maintain my olive-brown summer color from the neck up!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
tyleranneliese
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I would go with Laguna. I swear by it and it sounds like I have a simliar skin tone to you. I really love this shade because it looks so natural. Either way I would go into the store and try on both because thats the only way you'll truly know which one you like better but Laguna is AWESOME.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
suzaflooz
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Casino for dark, golden undertone skin? (Asian Indian, MAC C6)
Hi, I'm wondering if Casino would work for my darker, golden undertone skin (I'm Asian Indian and wear MAC C6 foundation). Thanks!
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
sg78
(Cincinnati, OH)
on Bronzing Powder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It think it would be great for your skin tone but I can't stress enough the importance of using only a little bit!!! I'm Polynesian/Italian and I use Casino in the "sunny" months and Laguna in the winter.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
actressdancer
(Asheville, NC)
answer 2
i would recommend casino for you. im nw35 and laguna comes up on me but not too dark
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dlovesbeauty
answer 3
Yeah,I'm medium skin and i found Laguna too light, definitely casino!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
elbu
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 4
Yes, most definitely the Casino!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
laura001
(Bronx, NY)
answer 5
Hey! I'm not sure if you've figured out which colour you want yet...but I'm Asian Indian too & I have this bronzer in Casino. I find that it's the perfect shade for my skin colour! Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
brownie15
(Toronto, ON)
answer 6
Hi!
I have olive skin (I am Indian as well) and I would personally go with the "Laguna" color; which is the one I use. Don't get intimidated if you find it looks dark - it doesn't go on that dark!

Hope that helps!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
jessforbeauty
(Montreal)
Question
What shade is best for fair skin?
My skin is fair and turns orange with most pale makeup. Would irresistablement or laguna work better for me? I just want a bronzer that can give me a nice glow without being too sparkly.
asked 5 years ago
Anonymous
on Bronzing Powder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have very pale skin and have been using Laguna for over 6 years now, and love it!!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
katrinachamblee
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
if you use just a little bit of the laguna bronzer on your face then it looks really nice and airbrushed. if you use too much then yes, you will look orange. just be careful and it looks gorgeous!!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
bloodyballs
answer 3
Laguna is definitely the one for you. This bronzer is never too orange in color and looks like an great tan. Not to shimmery either.
answered 5 years ago
lori502
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK)
answer 4
definitely laguna! i am super pale and it works wonders for me. :)
answered 5 years ago
jessiv
(Westland, MI)
answer 5
I think laguna would be best for you if applied lightly...it would give u a nice sun-kissed glow instead of "oops i fell asleep in the tanning bed 2 long"........best of luck!!
answered 5 years ago
lovenewthings
answer 6
Definitely Laguna. I am so fair, but I have Laguna and I LOVE it! You can barely tell there is any kind of shimmer in it. In fact, it looks very matte on your skin is much less orangey than Irresistablement.
answered 5 years ago
beautyinsider09
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