The step by step guide to a bronzed summer complexion with Nars.
From velvet skin tint, to eye shadow and Blush, Nars ’ new collection is bound to keep your skin looking dewy and fresh adding a touch of summertime warmth to your sunkissed complexion. If you are blessed with an olive skin tone, bronze coloured makeup was basically made for you.
STEP 1 – EYES
Unlike most people, I prefer to start with the eyes over the base. This prevents me from ruining the base application with shadow dust. If you feel confident with your eye shadow application you may wish to swap Step 1 and step 2.It goes without saying, that before even starting to apply your make-up you will have carried out a thorough hydrating routine and brushed your brows.
Now using the pad of your finger, tap gently all over your eyelid the base tone of your Nars “L’amour, toujours l’amour” eyeshadow palette. This will mask any thread veins, blood spots or other irregularities. Then providing you are happy start using a brush to layer your bronze coloured eyeshadow with the Taupe coloured shadow to create a sunrise effect.
Once your eyelid is entirely covered, add intensity to the upper lashline by wetting the brush slightly and re-applying some bronze eyeshadow. Blend in the sockets and along the lash line for a more pronounced effect. Finally to lift your eye, apply some nude (2nd colour in on your palette) onto your brow bones and inner eye. Finish with your preferred colour mascara and eye liner.
STEP 2: BASE/
Once your eye shadow is applied, it’s time to get working on your face to create a glowing canvas. To achieve this, apply your Nars Velvet Matt skin tint with the help of a brush or a beauty blender. I prefer the blender over the brush, mainly because it’s easy to use and can squeeze into any size make up bag.
Spread a thin layer across the face to hide any discolouration and build coverage where needed such as under the eyes. As you will tell from the first application this foundation is the most addictive thanks to its velvet touch and modular coverage. What’s more the Nars velvet tint will help reduce the appearance of dilated pores. It also contains vitamin C, E and most importantly SPF 30 which protects your skin from premature ageing.
STEP 3: BLUSH
Once you have applied your base, it’s time to warm your complexion. Using the Nars “Sexual content” dual intensity blush, softly sculpt a mix of both colours over your cheekbones working from the inside towards your hairline. Its warm complexion will complement the bronze eye shadow to perfection without competing or clashing. This illuminating powder whose colours can be used together or separately will work wonders in creating the perfect bronzed summer radiant complexion.
STEP 4: LIPS
The summer months enable you to dare a dramatic look. So why not team dramatic eyes with bold statement lips? Start by outlining your lips with a lip liner, then fill your lips in using the Nars “Members only” lip cover. For a perfected look you can highlight the centre of your lips with the “Do not disturb”lip cover. Done, you’re ready to dazzle the crowds!
Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF30: Buy here / Fond de teint Velvet Matte SPF30: Achetez ici
Nars L’Amour, Toujours L’amour eyeshadow Palette: Buy here /
Palette paupières Nars L’Amour, Toujours L’amour : Achetez ici
Dual- Intensity Blush – Sexual Content: Buy here / Blush Dual- Intensity – Sexual Content: Achetez ici
Lip Cover – Members Only Buy here / Lip Cover – Members Only Achetez ici
Lip Cover – Do Not disturb Buy here / Lip Cover – Do Not disturb: Achetez ici
Pictures by @BeckyannaJohn