Bronzed beauty: Get that summer glow with Nars

Bronzed beauty: Get that summer glow with Nars

This is lit

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Embrace the golden tones of summer with Nars’ new Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Can't wait to experiment with your palette of warm summer brights? We've been ready since March, and now Nars has given us another reason to break out the brushes with its new Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer. This next-level product combines silky weightlessness with a light-capturing, matte finish for a soft-focus effect, meaning you won't step outside with 'striped face' ever again (and good riddance to tiresome blending). Created by François Nars — who was inspired by sunlight and aimed to capture its soft glow — the formulation contains sheer pigments suspended in translucent spherical powders so that it wears like skin instead of sitting heavily on the face. It's also enhanced by a soft-blurring technology to diminish any imperfections, giving you amazing skin that takes even less effort than layering on two different correcting primers.

Nars Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Worn beautifully by Daria Strokous in the ad campaign lensed by Nars himself, here's how you can recreate that luminous bronzed look you know you'll be rocking the entire summer:

Prep with the Nars Radiance Primer, which comes with SPF 35 to give you that all-important sun protection, and then work a lightweight foundation or tinted moisturiser into the skin. Using your fingers, blend outwards from the centre of the face, and be sure to cover up any spots or dark circles by dabbing on some Radiant Creamy Concealer.

Having settled your base, apply the Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer — available in four shades including the cult classic Laguna — to warm up the complexion. Sweep the powder onto the cheekbones, bringing the colour up to the forehead for added definition. Other high points of the face to highlight are the chin and along the nose, before dusting some blush on the apples of the cheeks for a healthy flush.

Nars Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer 

Complement your glowing skin with soft, shimmery eyes by using the Nars Multiple stick in Copacabana. For that 'I-slept-eight-hours' bright-eyed look, pop a smidgen of the colour onto the inner corner of the eyes to further illuminate your face.

Finish the look with a quick swipe of the Dolce Vita lipstick — a sheer dusty rose hue to get that 'your lips but better' pout — and you're all set to rule summer with a look that's lit AF.

Check out the products to help you nail the look:

The Nars Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer will be available from June, $65