Jennifer Lopez's signature makeup look is one of my all time favorite #makeupgoals. It's focus is clean, dewy skin and long lashes. It feels minimal and glamorous at the same time. Here are my must-have products to achieve that J.Lo Glow:
1. Hydrating Moisturizer/Primer
Prepping the skin is one of the most important steps in any makeup look. For a look that centers around glowy skin, you'll want to start with just that. Make sure your skin is plump and dewey with a hydrating moisturizer and/or primer. If your skin is dry, use both. If it tends to be oily on its own, use a lightweight primer. I like this opalescent one from NYX but Laura Mercier's Radiance primer or Make Up For Ever's Hydrating primer are great too.
2. Dewy Foundation
I don't wear a full face of foundation on a regular basis, but because this look is all about the skin, it's important to even it all out with foundation. If you need less coverage (hooray #skingoals!) opt for light coverage. Likewise if you need more coverage, go for medium-full coverage. When choosing the finish of your foundation for this look, you'll want something that will keep that glow going. I love Make Up Forever's Ultra HD foundation because it looks like skin and isn't heavy. Other great options include: Giorgio Armani Luminess Silk or Smashbox Studio Skin
If you haven't caught on, this look has a definite theme of glowy skin. Highlighter will pick up the light and give you the ultimate glow from within. I like to layer highlighter for a strong but subtle finish. Start with a liquid or cream highlighter and then finish with a powder on the high points of your face (top of the cheekbone, brow bone, bridge of your nose, cupid's bow). I also use highlighter in the inner corner of the eye and sometimes even as a "spotlight" in the middle of the eyelid. The key to this is keep checking in different light, moving your head side to side to get a sense of how much you've actually put on and build up the intensity slowly. Benefit's High Beam was my very first highlighter purchase over ten years ago and I always come back to it. Glossier's Haloscope is great for this look because it's balmy texture makes the highlight look more natural. As for a powder highlighter, I actually love Essence Pure Nude highlighter for a Becca dupe and this duo from Fenty is absolutely perfect for this look.
Here's where we warm up that skin and balance out all that dew. I always opt for a matte bronzer, but you could choose something with a bit of a sheen if you prefer (try Hourglass if that's your thing). Sweep the bronzer in a '3' along the outer edges of your face--hairline, low on the cheekbone, and jawline. With whatever's left on my brush, I like to also hit my nose. Benefit's Hoola Bronzer is a classic and like the ease of this trio from Smashbox. I'd also put a bit of that same bronzer in the crease of my eye with a small fluffy brush to really bring it all together.
Lastly, pump up those lashes with a few coats of your favorite black mascara. Start by curling your lashes and/or use a lash primer (Dior is my favorite). While the primer is still wet on your lashes, add that black mascara. Wiggle the wand along the roots of the lash and then coat the lash to the end, pushing the lash upwards. I usually repeat that a few times while each coat is still wet before moving on to the other eye. If you're feeling adventurous, try false lashes! For the most natural looking, you'll want to apply individual, knot-free lashes with clear-drying lash glue. There are so many great mascaras available but my favorites include Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black, Diorshow Pump N Volume, and Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions.
Of course, you'll want to make sure your brows are in place as well--you can read all about brows here. I hope you spend some time playing around with this look--and love it as much as I do! If you need some more specific instruction, contact me. Talking about makeup is one of my favorite things to do and I'd love to share that with you. Let's chat!