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:
- Smokey eyes. She almost always wears smokey eyes, in bronzes and sometimes in dark brown/black.
- Lashes. Sky high lash extensions.
- 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.
- Highlight. There’s always something luminous down the bridge of the nose and cheeks.
- Statement lips, sometimes. Every now and then J Lo will pair the bronze eye with a bold lip colour in red, pink, or coral.
(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. :)
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.
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.
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.