NARS Bronzing Powders : Laguna and Casino

As you might have seen on my Instagram post a few days back, my bronzer palette dropped and three of my five bronzers “shattered” (See my IG post here.)

Two of those three bronzers were my Nars bronzing powders in Laguna and Casino. I did not rush straight to Nars at Rustan’s to purchase new ones because – it’s quite pricey. I have other bronzers in stock that I started to use, BUT they weren’t giving the effect I wanted.

This morning, I decided that today was “The Day” to get the bronzers.

In Detail.

Please take note that there is also a matte formula available, this is the “shimmer” formula.


Laguna is the “lightest” of the two bronzers. On the Nars website, it is described as a “diffused brown powder with gold shimmer”. To me, it has a more neutral tone that works for most skin tones. I use this with clients that have fair to medium skin tones to add warmth. Every now and then, I’d use this as a transition shade  on the eyes.

Top: Laguna | Bottom: Casino

Casino has the deepest shade. On the website it is described as a “diffused deep brown with gold shimmer”. This is a warm bronzer – it has more “red” on it. This may work with medium to deep skin tones. I also use this shade on clients who have tanned. Eventually, when the tan starts to fade, the skin looks ashy. I find that using a hint of this product on the skin brings back not only the glow, but also the color – BRONZE not orange.

I actually mix both of these bronzers together when I want to add intensity and depth to the skin. I do not use this to contour the face. This is not for that purpose.


When I was at the Nars counter in Rustan’s, I asked for the “refill” bronzing powders because I could just place them on my magnetised palette. To my annoyance, it wasn’t available. Why are they selling the “Create Your Own Pro Palette” then the refills aren’t available? If you have the pro palette, I highly advise not to depot these from their packaging. The force exerted can distort the pan, leading to crumbling and cracking of the bronzers.

The bronzers retail for ₱2250 ($45 USD) each at Rustan’s (bought mine in Alabang). See the complete ingredients list below.


Let me say that the products I am using has worked for me and it might not necessarily work for you. Always be discerning when purchasing cosmetics or skin care products. Always read the label and the literature! Always do a patch test before you purchase a product for the first time to see that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients listed.

This video/post is not sponsored. The products that are shown here are the products that I always use, love and live by.

The videos and pictures were shot using my Iphone 7.


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