Nars Sin and Casino Duo with Laguna comparison!

I was tweeting on Twitter recently that my Nars Laguna was almost out, and that I wanted to try Casino instead. Luckily for me Jo said she was about to put this Sin & Casino duo on her blog sale and saved this for me. Thanks sweetie! :)

So what do we have here?


Surprisingly Sin is a blusher that I didn't own. Usually I dismiss anything with a purple tone in it as not to look bruised! However, I have been informed by several people that Sin is a "must have" so I wanted "in" on this. It's a gorgeous pinkie mauve with gold reflects. It has no glitter that transfers onto the face, it just creates a matt sheen. Like all Nars blushes it is highly pigmented and finely milled.


This is very similar to Laguna, it's basically a darker version. I will go into detail with a comparison below.

Today, I wore Casino to contour and Sin as my blush....

Onto the comparison, shall we?

Casino Vs Laguna Bronzer

What do I think? Well, Casino is definitely darker. I only tapped my Mac 134 brush into it once for one side of the face. Usually, with Laguna I would do several swirling motions and always reapply as it doesn't really show up that much. I think Casino is the one for my skin tone... If you have fair skin I would stay away from this, however if you are olive skinned, tanned or have a deeper skin tone this will look better on you.

Casino and Laguna are both matt bronzers with a sheen which are finely milled, highly pigmented, have gold reflects and from the same brown family.

I'm really happy that I discovered Casino, as for me it will last longer as I don't need that much product and I will also save time as I will only need the one swipe! :)

Oh and here's what my Laguna looks like now... R.I.P!

Do you have Casino? If so, what do you think of it?


Tali said…
Oooo I need to try it out! I also have issues getting laguna to show up! I must say the combo with sin is GORGEOUS!!! Supringly it really works.. not too mauve! xox
Muhsine Emin said…
@Tali, yes surprisingly it does work, I was pleasantly shocked today :) laguna takes alot of work, casino will be so much easier :)
LionLovingTiger said…
I have both Laguna and Casino and alternate between them depending on how tanned I am at the time. I love both of them... and I'm so sad for your broken Laguna.. what a shame!x
the casino and sin combo looks stunning on you! :)
glam i am said…
I have Casino and I love it! I'm so glad I didn't buy Laguna at Sephora because I would have the same problem as you.. I have tanned/olive sin and Laguna doesn't show up on me too much. Sin/Casino look beautiful on you! xox
Dazzledust25 said…
Poor Laguna, it looks so sad :( haha The sin/casino duo look amazing on you
Gaby Fauchon said…
Did you know that you can easily repear any powder-based makeup product with alcohol? All you need to do is add a few drops of alcohol to the product, form a paste with it & replace it the way you want it to be in the package. For better results, let it dry all night. I tried, it totally works! (=
GiGi said…
I love my sin/casino duo! Sin is really pretty!

It looks amazing on you.
BELLE said…
Oh wow this is like the perfect combo for your skin. You look amazing. I have been tempted to get Casino and now I would like to try this combo on myself!
Noris said…
Sorry for your Laguna :( Mine also crumbled in little pieces, but I used the repairing method mentioned below by Gaby, and it's still alive!
Unknown said…
Aww glad you like it! Suits you 100%! xx
Kirsten Read said…
oooh i didnt get to my space nk yesterday but think i may just buy casino anyway - think it might be better for me when i am faux tanned ;) xx
Andi said…
I`m fair (NC 30) but Casino still works for me. With Laguna (which I also love) I had to use quite a heavy hand to get the desired bronzing effect. But with Casino I only use a little and it gives me a nice color
Casino will definitely last longer because of this
Lived With Love said…
I really want Sin now! It looks amazing on you! I have Laguna but because im so pale its perfect!Casino would be a bit scary for me! xx
XRocksmama said…
Glad Casino works for you! I had this duo before but swapped it away coz it was too dark and a bit too red on me so I have to be extra careful with it.

Sin is one of my fave NARS blush. It's such a sophisticate color!
Alina said…
It look sos pretty on you!!! The whole cheek combination looks really good!
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hey there muhsine! hope your well.i have only recently come across your blog and i love it!! you are soo lovely and i've found your reviews and tips incredibly helpful so thanku! :) i hope you can give me some advice... i can see by your photos that you wear really nice nude tones on your lips that are perfect for everyday wear, however unlike your lovely self i have very thin lips. can you suggest any products that i can use to get a similar result to yours without looking too much? plz help! xoxox
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Muhsine Emin said…
Thank you so much for your kind words everybody :) xx

@Gaby i shall try that one day :) thanks x

@XRocksmama i think sin is becoming my favourite blush everr :)

@Aysh thank you :) i would def recommend a lipliner close to your natural lipcolour, lighter coloures and a dab of gloss inthe middle, oh and highlight ur cupids bow, should do wonders OR try Too faced lip injection extreme! i have a review on it, serach for it in the search bar. xx
aww thnx for your help babe!! will deffo be trying the too faced lip injection and will try and purchase a good lip liner to suit me as well, i'l let you know how it turns out :) xoxox
Ashwini said…
Awesome, I'm olive/tan (Indian background), so I will put this on my ever-expanding wish list. :)
Tina A. said…
Sin is a lovely shade, even for someone with a lighter complexion as me! :)
Casino looks gorgeous on you, probably better than Laguna, however I don't think I could pull it off, so just hope that Laguna 's not being discontinued!

Followed! You're gorgeous!:) I very much like your blog. I was plannin' to get the nars laguna but now your review totally changed my mind. I'd rather get casino. I'm nc35 and I think the usage of this will last for a long time. I like sin too! but maybe it won't work on me? Hmmmm. :)
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