I wanted to recap one of my fave makeup looks inspired by the gorgeous Jennifer Lopez. I have a soft spot for pink, so I set myself the challenge to re-create this luminous look, and now you can do it too!
My Hoojab in the beginning is the Biscotti Textured Hoojabhttp://bit.ly/BiscottiTextured and later the Bordered Weightless Caramel Hoojabhttp://bit.ly/BorderedCaramel
My Lashes: Lashionery’s ‘Wispy Softs’
Ardere Cosmetics Eye Base
Ardere Cosmetics Brow Fibre
Kiko Infinity eyeshadow 235
Kiko Black Eyeliner Pencil
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow “Drama Queen” http://bit.ly/MUGDramaQueen
Morphe Jaclyn Hill Palette – purple shade
Makeup Geek Shimmery Eyeshadow in “Shimma Shimma” http://bit.ly/MUGShimma
Kiko Everlasting Eyeliner in nude
Lashionery False Lashes in Wispy Soft
NYX Doll Eye Mascara
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner
The Body Shop Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil http://ow.ly/Sap2v
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX08 http://bit.ly/KevynAucoinSSE
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX06 http://bit.ly/KevynAucoinSSE
Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette – setting powder (yellow)
Ardere Cosmetics Contour Stick in Light
Makeup Geek Blush in “First Love” http://bit.ly/MUGFirstLove
Makeup Geek Blush in “Rendezvous” http://bit.ly/MUGRendezvous
Revolution Baked Highlighter in “Peach Lights”
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Pencil in 20C
Kiko Creamy Lipstick in 119
Kiko Matte Lipstick in 601
Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in “Beach Kiss”
Let’s get this show on the road! This makeup look is sooo easy, you’ll be surprised!
I start off with some primer from Ardere Cosmetics. Then I apply the brow fibre also from Ardere – it is so easy to use and build up the fuller brow look that you have been loving. The first eye shadow I use is the brown one from Kiko – easy to blend and beautifully pigmented. This goes all over the eye lid and under the waterline. The eye shadow shape does pull out quite a bit, so using this colour as a template, draw out the colour as far as it suits your eye shape. When you are happy with the shape, start drawing the line to pull out from the bottom and join it up from the top. To soften this, blend it with the brush so that the colour is diffused.
Next I took a black eyeliner pencil, not concerned with being too neat at this point, I lined the top of my eye, ready to smudge this. I also take this onto my lower lash line only about half way along, ready to build up the colour.
The next product I used is the black eye shadow from Makeup Geek and this gets blended over the eyeliner, to keep it all soft, smoky and diffused. To enhance the black pigment, I went over this eye line with the black eye pencil again.
Then I blended this beautiful purple colour and highlighted it with the Makeup Geek highlighter, by brushing this along the brow bone – pack it on generously, then blend it in the outer part of the crease.
First I curl my lashes, then use my Lashionery ‘Wispy Soft’ falsies. These are easy to measure against my eyes and I cut off the edge. I applied the truly superior glue – it doesn’t budge all day, but its easy to remove with a makeup remover, best of all, you get one with each pair of Lashionery lashes.
I normally don’t wear mascara with my lashes as the effect we get is beautiful, but in the photo of J Lo, she is wearing mascara as well as falsies, so I wore NYX’s Doll eye mascara. To finish the eye look, I used a black liquid liner along the band of the lashes to help conceal the band of the lashes and enhance the black at the roots.
Time to put on my base – I used the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer blended with 3 drops of The Body Shop Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil, since the skin enhancer is quite drying. I dabbed it using a damp makeup sponge from Ardere, building up the product slowly and making sure that everything is well blended out.
Then I used a lighter shade of the skin enhancer with some of the oil, under my eyes to conceal the dark circles. The concealer was set using a yellow powder, again with the damp makeup sponge.
For contouring, I used the Ardere lighter shade on the contour stick, since you get both, if you want a heavier contour, you can opt for that.
I used 2 blushes, as the photo shows 2 shades on her cheeks, so I applied the lighter pink with a larger brush generously and quite well dispersed over the cheek. Then I took the darker pink on a smaller blush brush and concentrated this colour towards the mid part of the cheek – this gets blended it almost an ombred effect on the cheek. I applied the highlighter generously along the tops of my cheekbones.
For the lips, I used quite a few things. First I lined the lips, and then used the Kiko lipstick, which is almost a bright bubble-gum shade, so I toned it down with a more nude colour lipstick and finally applied the lip-gloss.
I then had some fun posing for the picture… even Hubsy gave me a helping hand!