Bronze like J Lo

My hair makes me feel so J Lo. I love it, and I feel like I have to embrace my medium-tan skin tone and bronze it up! Luckily for me, summer collections have already launched, so it’s time to bang out some summer makeup looks, amirite?

But first, let’s analyze Jenny’s signature look. After researching for photo inspirations, I have noticed some common elements in J Lo’s look:

  1. Smokey eyes. She almost always wears smokey eyes, in bronzes and sometimes in dark brown/black.
  2. Lashes. Sky high lash extensions.
  3. Beige lower waterline. Whether it is lined with a nude eyeliner or kept bare, she keeps the lower waterline open to make her eyes look bigger.
  4. Highlight. There’s always something luminous down the bridge of the nose and cheeks.
  5. Statement lips, sometimes. Every now and then J Lo will pair the bronze eye with a bold lip colour in red, pink, or coral.

Jennifer Lopez Bazaar Feb 2013
(Source: Harper’s Bazaar)

I love when the makeup stars align and I have some newly launched products to use for a makeup look. Today I’m going to use MAC Pedro Lourenço Nude Eyeshadow Quad ($44, Limited Edition) and Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzer ($76, Limited Edition) to get that coveted J Lo Glow. You totally need both products. Keep reading to learn how to get Jenny From The Block’s look. 🙂

J Lo Makeup Look

Get the Look

Start with a glowy base. I used Laura Mercier Radiance Primer, and my foundation is Cover FX Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation in G50 applied with a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. Powder lightly.

MAC Pedro Lourenco Nude Eyeshadow Quad

For the eyes, apply Pink Sands (matte light peach) on the brow bone and inner corners for highlight. Then apply Rose Cloud (matte beige) above the crease to add dimension. Then pat in All That Glitters (shimmery champagne) on the inner half of both the eyelid and lower lash line. Pat in Sable (shimmery cool bronze) on the outer half of both the eyelid and lower lash line. Using a fluffy brush, blend Sable out and up to create an elongated and lifted shape. Smudge a dark brown eyeliner on the lash lines and water lines, top and bottom.

If you want to create an illusion of a deeper crease like I did here, smudge a brown eyeliner in a V-shape on the outer corners of your eyes, then layer Sable on top. It makes a world of difference, especially when working with such shimmery textures (where it’s difficult to create depth). I also applied ESQIDO mink lashes in Voila Lash for that touch of glamour.

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzer

To use the Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Bronzer, I ran my bronzer brush above the two bronze shades and drew “3” shapes along my forehead, cheeks and chin. Then I take what’s left on my brush and brushed down my nose. Then I grabbed a mix of the coral and orange blushes and applied along my cheekbones.

On my lips, I decided on a warm bright pink. I’m wearing Givenchy 301 Magnolia Organza Le Rouge (reviewed here), and on top, I layered NARS Salamanca Lipgloss (featured here).

J Lo Makeup Look

J Lo Makeup Look

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  • Oh you HOT MAMA, Arianne! Sun Celebration is pretty intense for me (I can wear it if I use a light hand and blend well), but it’s juuuuust right on you! Gorgeous!

    • Thanks Sunny! It *is* intense and that’s why I love about it. I think a lot of bronzers on my skin tone don’t really do much (Benefit Hoola for example, I can use as face powder lol). Finally a pretty bronzer for us!

  • Yup! That bronzer IS amazing on you! I like that MAC quad, but 2 of the shades I already gots. Why MAC? hahaha

    • Thanks Tracy! 🙂 All That Glitters is an all-time favourite of mine. So glad to finally have Sable as well.

  • Isn’t it glorious though? I just love discovering this combo. 🙂

  • Toya

    I meant to say that I was loving your hair yesterday as well – it does look fab! I have two of those shades in the MAC quad too (likely the same as most everyone else – Sable and All That Glitters) but if I didn’t think would be an awesome one to own!

    • Makeup lover problems, right? 😉

  • Liz

    BABE! Now I want that MAC palette so badly. And everything else. 😉

    • You don’t have the colours already? Then go get it!

  • corallista

    You look stunning! I’ve been lusting after that Guerlain Bronzer for a while now!

    • It’s amazing, and it’ll be perfection on your skin tone! 🙂

  • DAT HAIR. *grabby hands* Everything is stunning, Arianne! And you are pro with the lashes. I could barely put them on the one time. Walked around like o_< all day 😛

    • Do you have a lash applicator? shu makes one and I use it all the time now. 🙂

  • This is a seriously gorgeous look! I want all the things!!

    • You need all the things, Margo. Good luck shopping! 😉

  • That bronzer looks great on you! Alas too dark for me…

    • I can see that. It’s so intense! You can give it to me. 😉 Haha.

  • LOVE this look! Especially that lip 😀 *heart eyes*

  • wow love the overall look, especially your hair and the lipstick color! i have yet to own a givenchy le rouge — am always in quandary whenever i come across a counter, and end up empty-handed. i’ll have to take a look at magnolia organza, seems perfect for me, but then again maybe it’s the layering with that particular gloss?

  • You look stunning Arianne! I love the lip color combination a lot! 🙂 Love the highlights on your hair suit you so much!