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How to get a rosy summer glow with NARS

How to get a rosy summer glow with NARS
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Summer is fast approaching, and with a little bit more freedom finally on the cards this year, it's time to update our makeup bags ready for creating those dewy, shimmering and rosy looks that give that gorgeous summer glow. What better way to say hello to a liberated summer full of drinks out with the girls and trips out than with the newest collection from NARS.

Abandon your inhibitions with the new NARS Uninhibited Collection, exclusively available on LOOKFANTASTIC; the new, limited edition wardrobe features the Uninhibited Eyeshadow palette featuring 9 coveted, high-pigment eyeshadows, the Uninhibited Blush Duo consisting of two oversized bestselling blushes and 3 limited edition shades of the Afterglow Lip Shine. Discover NARS UK Lead Artist, Rachel Hardie’s tips as well as our step-by-step guide to creating the ultimate rosy summer glow.

The Uninhibited Collection is a great way to create a pretty monochromatic look. The formula’s of the eye and cheek palette are super pigmented and creamy. The creaminess of the powders in the collection allows for a great colour payoff, but ease of blending. I also love the glosses as the give a high shine appearance but non sticky.

Lead Artist for NARS UK, Rachel Hardie.

How to get a rosy summer glow with NARS

Step 1: Base

When you're out and about living your best life this summer, the last thing you want to be worrying about is your makeup! Create a long-lasting and radiant complexion starting with the NARS Radiance Primer SPF35. The lightweight and oil-free formula creates a lit-from within glow and helps to extend the longevity of your makeup, both smoothing out imperfections and skin tone. The SPF enriched formula is ideal for the summer months, protecting you from harmful UV rays from your first layer.

Perfect your base further with the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation. The lightweight foundation contains micronised pigments that mimic the skin's natural tone and offers sweat and transfer resistant coverage for up to 16 hours. Blended with a skin loving complex, the liquid makeup will leave you with that smooth, luminous finish.

  • NARS Cosmetics Radiance Primer SPF 35

    NARS Cosmetics Radiance Primer SPF 35

    4.81 Stars 27 Reviews
    £29.00
  • NARS Cosmetics Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (Various Shades)

    NARS Cosmetics Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (Various Shades)

    4.48 Stars 223 Reviews
    £35.00

Step 2: Bronze

No summer look is truly complete without a touch of Bronzer to create a natural sun-kissed glow. Sweep the bronzer over your face from the temple, across the cheek and along the jawline with light pressure, blending into the neck to create an authentic looking tanned appearance.

  • NARS Matte Bronzing Powder (Various Shades)

    NARS Matte Bronzing Powder (Various Shades)

    4.86 Stars 14 Reviews
    £31.00
  • NARS Bronzing Powder (Various Shades)

    NARS Bronzing Powder (Various Shades)

    4.73 Stars 11 Reviews
    £31.00
  • NARS Paradise Found Bronzing Powder 16g

    NARS Paradise Found Bronzing Powder 16g

    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £37.00

Step 3: Blush

Essential for a healthy rosy blush, the new NARS Uninhibited Blush Duo features two of the brands bestselling shades; Deep Throat  and Tempted. Enriched with micronized powder pigments, the two powders leave a soft-focus finish in your desired shade when applied to the apples of the cheeks.

  • NARS Exclusive Uninhibited Blush Duo 19g

    NARS Exclusive Uninhibited Blush Duo 19g

    £37.00

I love using the Uninhibited cheek palette to create a beautiful rosy glow. I first apply the peach toned blush on the heights of the cheek bone to lift and sculpt the face. I blend into the temples and gently on the brow bone. The subtle shimmer gives a beautiful glow. I then place the pink tone on the apples to give a fresh face appearance and dust  the excess over the bridge of the nose for a pretty summer flush.

Lead Artist for NARS UK, Rachel Hardie.

Step 4: Eyes

Let go of your inhibitions and release your inner makeup artist with the NARS Uninhibited Eyeshadow Palette. Filled with nine rich and warm shades in matte, metallic and shimmering finishes, the palette contains every shade desired to create unique eye looks for both the day and night. Finish off your eyeshadow look with the NARS Climax Mascara. The ribbed bristles load up with whipped, blackened pigments for hardcore lift and a softcore feel, all with a featherweight touch.

 To create a dimensional smokey eye, I love to layer on top of a cream base, this could be eyeliner or a Velvet Shadow Stick. Broadway High Pigment Longwear Liner works really well with this collection. Starting at the base of the lash colour in the entire mobile lid with Broadway. Bring the pencil under the eye and be sure to connect the corners. Blend the pencil base with the warmth of your ring finger. Use Enamoured or Forbidden Rose from the eye pallet directly on top and blend.

Lead Artist for NARS UK, Rachel Hardie.

  • NARS Exclusive Uninhibited Eyeshadow Palette

    NARS Exclusive Uninhibited Eyeshadow Palette

    £45.00

Step 5: Lips

Complete your summer look with a divine shine finish using the NARS Afterglow Lip Shine. Available in three shades ranging from peachy to powerful, each product covers your lips with colour and a mirror-like shine. Enriched with Raspberry Seed Oil and Pomegranate Extract, the Lip Shines hydrate and protect your pout as well as leaving them looking fuller. Apply the liquid formula starting at the centre of the lips and smoothing out to the edges, following the contours of your mouth.

Finish your look with one of the Afterglow Lip Shine shades for lustrous lips in just one swipe, the formula is moisturising and non-sticky.

Lead Artist for NARS UK, Rachel Hardie.

  • NARS Exclusive Afterglow Lip Shine 5.5ml (Various Shades) - Daybreaker

    NARS Exclusive Afterglow Lip Shine 5.5ml (Various Shades) - Daybreaker

    £23.00
  • NARS Exclusive Afterglow Lip Shine 5.5ml (Various Shades) - Sunrush

    NARS Exclusive Afterglow Lip Shine 5.5ml (Various Shades) - Sunrush

    £23.00
  • NARS Exclusive Afterglow Lip Shine 5.5ml (Various Shades) - Hot Spell

    NARS Exclusive Afterglow Lip Shine 5.5ml (Various Shades) - Hot Spell

    £23.00
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.
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