Nars Cosmetics, now open at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, recently launched its new Tahiti Bronze collection. We asked James Boehmer, Nars’s director of global artistry, for tips on achieving a sun-kissed look that says “French Polynesia” (where founder François Nars owns an island).
1. Laguna Tiare Bronzer ($59, top left) comes in a powder compact and is easy to apply with a big, fluffy brush. “Apply to the areas of the face that receive the most sun: cheekbones, hairline, temples, bridge of the nose, and a little on the jaw line and chin,” says Boehmer.
2. If you’re not a powder kind of girl, there’s the Liquid Laguna Bronzer ($40, bottom right). Boehmer suggests using your fingers to apply to bare skin (focusing on the same spots recommended above), or mixing with foundation or moisturizer for a diffuse, all-over glow. According to Boehmer, “it is completely seamless, transparent, and edgeless, so it’s virtually foolproof.”
3. Monoi Body Glow ($59, top right) is inspired by the hydrating, fragrant body oils of French Polynesia. This coffee-colored oil is infused with Tiare flower, the “Tahitian gardenia.” “Rub it on damp skin immediately after the bath or shower,” says Boehmer. Then allow it to soak in. Not looking to tan? There’s also a non-bronzing version.
This article originally appeared in our May 2016 issue.