NARS Laguna / Casino Bronzing Powder Duo
When I first opened this duo, I was surprised because both powders look really similar. However, I've had these for a couple weeks now and I'm confident in saying they are fairly different.
On the left side, there's Laguna. Laguna is the famous matte bronzer that works for pretty much every single skin tone. It's a really nice shade and it's super easy to work with!
On the right side, there's Casino. You can see that has a slightly warmer tone and is also very easy to work with. I'd say that Laguna is better for contouring while Casino is better for bronzing (carrying up onto the cheeks). I think these are both really nicely pigmented and smooth.
I couldn't find the bronzing duo online (they might be sold out :( ) so here's links for the bronzers seperately. (affiliate links)
NARS Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette
This is the cutest little palette. This is actually smaller than the bronzing duo! Inside, there are 6 neutral-toned eyeshadows. 4 of the shadows are shimmery and 2 of them are matte.
The names are from left to right, top to bottom: Long Hot Summer I, Long Hot Summer II, Bellissima II, Long Hot Summer III, Long Hot Summer IV, and Bengali
I found the names kind of funny and un-original for NARS. However, that's not what matters right? Let's talk about the eyeshadows themselves. I love these eyeshadows and I love how compact this palette it. However, I feel like there's not a ton of versatility in looks with this. I can get maybe 2 or 3 different looks, but I feel like theres should've been one more matte or perhaps a different range of colors because I find some of them a little similar *cough cough, Long Hot Summer III and IV, cough cough*. If you don't mind having the option of 2 or 3 looks, I'd say this is great because I love the size! However, if you're like me... who likes to look different everyday, I find myself reaching for supplemental colors when I'm using this palette.
Well, there's my quick review and haul of some of the products from the new NARS Long Hot Summer Collection ! Let me know if you've tried these products and what you think of them :)