Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Nars Sin / Casino Bronzing Blush Duo Swatches

Hi lovelies,

I recently received my Nars Sin / Casino duo in my first ever swap on MakeupAlley and I'm so pleased to report it went as smoothly as can be.  I have featured this duo in a video on my YouTube channel, please click this link to view if you are interested.

I have been wanting to try "Sin" for a long time.  It's quite a unique colour and is very lovely although quite sheer on me, but as with most Nars products it is buildable.  On the Nars website it is described as "Berry with gold shimmer", I would say it is pale golden plum colour, it's really pretty and ideal for autumn.  It reminds me of Mac Trax eyeshadow as it has that same two tone colour effect but is a lighter in tone.

I'm not keen on too much shimmer so I try to tap those off before applying.  It is very finely milled and feels luxurious.  Even though it has a bit more shimmer than I prefer I have to admit it does give a lovely glow and colour to my cheeks.  It hasn't replaced my love for my Mac Plum Foolery blush, I'm quite loyal to this as I love the effect it gives my cheeks.

The Casino bronzer was the icing on the cake for me in this duo as I had no idea whether it would show up on me (Mac NC44, Nars Sheer Glow Cadiz foundations) so that I could use it for contouring, thankfully it shows up quite a bit and is buildable too, so perfect for contouring. 

On the Nars website it is described as "dark brown with gold shimmer", which is pretty accurate.  If you see the swatch below on my arm it looks like quite a warm colour, it compliments my skin which has yellow/olive undertones.  I don't notice any shimmer on my skin.

Below are some swatches which are video stills from my video mentioned above.

Right Nars Sin, left Nars Casino

Left Nars Casino, right Nars Sin

Left Nars Casino, right Nars Sin

I hope this post has been of some help to you :-)  Thanks for reading.

Diane x


  1. Hey Diane! I also have MAC Plum Foolery and I love it in spite of itself. I'm not a huge fan of pressed MAC blushes, though I like the mineralize and beauty powder blushes.

    Anywho, do you think you could describe how Sin and Plum Foolery are different to you? I'm typically a NARS fan and I wasn't sure if Sin would be a replacement.

  2. Hi Jessica, I've just swatched them side by side and they are not the similar at all. I find Plum Foolery gives a lovely pinky plum soft glow to my cheeks that is very flattering and Nars Sin is more of a purple lilac with golden shimmer, it's pretty and is nice for the autumn but to be honest not one of my favourites. Hope this helps somewhat. :-)

  3. Will sin show up well on warm skin tone? I'm lancome 24hr 210 buff and estee lauder desert beige