Contemporary off the heels of debuting her first EP, Songs To Sway To, 21-year-old Zarina Nares is enchanting Los Angeles crowds along with her trendy jazz and blues ballads. Whereas the green-eyed, Tribeca-bred chanteuse, who has modeled for Mansur Gavriel, appears to be like to the previous for musical inspiration (Billie Vacation’s “You Don’t Know What Love Is” “modified my concept of music,” she says), Nares is adamant that her private type on and offstage is firmly rooted within the 21st century. “I don’t attempt to look costume-y, which I discover can occur when individuals are actually into [particular] cut-off dates,” she says. As a substitute, she favors an “on a regular basis trendy look”—most evident in her self-cut brunette bob, signature blue-lacquered nails, and noticeably naked face.
“Actually, the rationale I don’t do this a lot just isn’t as a result of I’m lazy however [because] I like the concept that I can prepare in 5 minutes,” says Nares, who has parted methods with concealer and basis altogether. Now, as an alternative of obscuring the occasional blemish, which she treats with a mixture of Mario Badescu’s drying therapy, redness-reducing tea tree oil, and ice to minimize swelling, Nares typically takes to Instagram to showcase a smattering of lotion-covered dots (to not point out the wonder mark planted squarely on her cheek). “I don’t thoughts if I’ve one pimple or if I’ve damaged out on my brow,” she explains. “I’ve turn into far more snug in my very own pores and skin.”
And but that’s to not say that Nares, whose mom has labored as a magnificence inventive director for the likes of Chanel, Estée Lauder, and L’Oréal, abstains from make-up completely: “I put on lipstick each single day,” she says referring to her favourite foolproof nude hues, comparable to Bobbi Brown’s Artwork Stick in Brown Berry or Naked. Of her pared-back method, she says, “Whether or not I look good to different folks or not, I really feel good . . . so I’ll simply run with it.” Simply the form of refreshing magnificence recommendation we’d count on from a rising ingénue.
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