Jennifer Lopez is many things: Leo goddess, entertainment industry icon, savvy business woman, and proud Latina. As we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month from September 15th through mid-October, we have to give a shout out to one of the most gorgeous and iconic Latinas of all time. Despite being 51 years old, and having a long list of accomplishments in Hollywood that would give anyone wrinkles, J.Lo still looks just as youthful and radiant as she did two decades ago. And she can dance like it, too… did you see her performance at the Super Bowl 2020 halftime show? Jennifer Lopez recently announced that she’ll soon be launching her own makeup line, and we’re super excited to recreate her famous bronzed goddess look. But in the meantime, why not indulge in the best Jennifer Lopez makeup and skincare products that the star swears by? J.Lo and her celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes, who she’s worked with for 20+ years, are more than willing to share a few celebrity beauty secrets that keep J.Lo looking and feeling young, and they may just do the same for you! Here are just a few Jennifer Lopez makeup and skincare products you need to celebrate the star through Latinx Heritage Month and beyond.
Skin care is just as, if not more, important than makeup. And a celebrity makeup artist like Scott Barnes will be the first to tell you that. Even the most gorgeous makeup won’t look right without the proper canvas, as skin that lacks hydration will result in creasing, plus foundation and concealer that sinks into fine lines. Not cute. For mature skin like J.Lo’s, Barnes likes to use the Creme De La Mer Moisturizing Cream as a primer. “It’s my absolute favorite moisturizer to use when the skin needs hydration before we start makeup,” he told Byrdie. “I love it because it’s light and never makes the foundation react weirdly.” While pricey, this luxury cream is definitely worth it as both a makeup primer and moisturizer. It’s infused with Miracle Broth™, Lime Tea, Algae Extract and more to heal dryness and make skin feel soft and smooth, while eliminating or preventing fine lines for a skin transformation like J.Lo.
Pop divas and the Super Bowl Halftime Show go together like foundation and concealer, and if we’ve learned anything from Beyonce’s halftime makeup… it’s that it’s important to lock it in through sweat, tears, and all the dance moves. That’s why Scott Barnes spent 10 hours perfecting the Jennifer Lopez makeup look for her performance with Shakira in 2020. Wow. Throughout the list of luxury makeup products he used on J.Lo for the show, one that stands out is the Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon by Marc Jacobs Beauty. Jennifer Lopez makeup is synonymous with a smokey eye almost as much as it is her bronzed glow (more on that later,) and this gel pencil eyeliner produced a smudged effect that looked magical, but not messy - staying in place through rehearsals, long hours, and that groundbreaking performance. Even if you won’t be performing at the Super Bowl anytime soon, you’ll still love the creamy gel texture of this eyeliner that lines and defines like a dream. MIRA guests say it’s waterproof and non-smudging, while the precision and staying power keep your eyeliner looking fresh and fierce all day.
When talking about Jennifer Lopez, there are three things that people usually mention first: her music, her fashion sense, and her insane ability to not age. Seriously, she’s 51 going on 21, with a complexion that makes people of all ages envious and wonder what her skin care secret is. As it turns out, it’s a $45 cream that you can get at the grocery store! Rose Day Cream by Dr. Hauschka is a luxurious beauty product that uses precious extracts of rose petals and wild rose hips to balance the complexion, soothe inflammation, and add hydration to create youthful radiance. These natural ingredients fit perfectly into J.Lo’s clean lifestyle, which includes 9-10 hours of sleep each night and limited caffeine and alcohol, while preventing and reducing the appearance of fine lines and dullness. Jennifer Lopez makeup looks aren’t complete without her signature flawless skin, and you can get the same glow with this moisturizer that she gushed about to Andy Cohen!
How famous do you have to be to have a lipstick shade made especially for your special day? Scott Barnes created “Engagement” as an ode to his longtime friend and client as she prepares to wed Alex Rodriguez (AKA, A-Rod). Jennifer Lopez makeup looks nearly always include her signature nude lip, and Engagement is a highly-pigmented, long-lasting liquid that melts to a comfortable matte finish on your pout. The same pinky nude you’ll see J.Lo wearing on every red carpet, lunch date, or talk show… only made with love by her celebrity makeup artist and good friend. Wear it alone to give your lips dazzling dimension and recreate the most famous celebrity makeup looks from J.Lo, all the way back to the 90’s, or top off with a lip gloss for a sparkly finish.
If it wasn’t obvious, Jennifer Lopez really likes her moisturizers. And it makes sense, as hydration is everything when trying to achieve youthful and glowing skin like hers. Revitalift Bright Reveal is a drugstore product that Lopez uses every day, and we definitely see why. The blend of Glycolic Acid (a J.Lo favorite), Vitamin C, and Pro-Retinol work together to correct uneven tone and texture, while reducing fine lines for young and glowing skin that Jennifer Lopez has made her own. And of course, you can’t forget SPF. "I don't wear a lot of makeup when not working and am a firm believer in SPF,” J.Lo told InStyle in 2018. “I try not to stay out in the sun too long.” Except for when she’s killing it on stage at the Super Bowl, that is! But in all honesty, this moisturizer is an under $30 drugstore gem that’s not only one of the top-rated skincare products on MIRA, but can even let you glow through Latinx Heritage Month just like Jennifer Lopez herself!
Yet another luxury makeup product that Barnes used on Lopez during the Superbowl Halftime Show, and also...basically every other time she’s stepped outside. J.Lo is known for her glowing skin that seems to come from within, and while her strict diet, workout, and skin care routine definitely helps, this bronzer does a lot for your celebrity makeup looks. Besides the top MIRA ratings for blendability and pigmentation, O!Mega adds warmth and dimension to your features as you sweep across your cheekbones, jawline, or forehead - leaving a matte (but not flat!) finish for ultimate island vibes. And the coconut scent doesn’t hurt with that last part, either. Over the years, we’ve learned that the signature Jennifer Lopez makeup look includes glowing skin that’s beautifully bronze and could easily be mistaken for a post-getaway tan… and you can take a staycation with one of J.Lo’s best bronzers.
We’ve told you about the best eye creams for your teens, 20’s, and 30’s… and J.Lo is living proof that it works. The star only uses the best skincare products to treat the delicate skin around her eyes, and is particularly fond of the Eye Contour Lifting Cream by Lancer. Powered by Dr. Lancer’s proprietary Multi-Dimensional Complete Pro-Youth Complex, this cream targets all the worst causes of aging around the under eye area - fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles, and loss of elasticity. A time-released blend of Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter adds moisture and fills in fine lines without clogging the pores, and Diamond Powder adds luminosity to the thin skin in this area for the glowing skin and “twinkle in your eye” you deserve. All you need to do is look at Jennifer Lopez’s “could easily pass for 30” face to know that this eye cream is the real deal, but just in case… our community agrees that it’s ideal for mature skin and has extreme anti-aging powers.
J.Lo has been dancing under hot stage lights for over twenty years, and Scott Barnes revealed to Allure the exact foundation that keeps her looking and feeling fresh all day. Literally, 24 hours. No shocker, it’s Dior! Only this luxury brand could provide a matte yet luminous finish that evens out the skin, minimizes pores, and gives skin a flawless, airbrushed look - which stays locked in place even with moves like Lopez. And since we all know that J.Lo is a skin care enthusiast first, you better believe that Diorskin acts like a hydrating cream and sun protectant while covering up every imperfection. SPF 35 keeps your skin protected against harmful UVA and UVB rays, while adding moisture to prevent dryness and flakiness. While this foundation may be on the pricier side, it’s definitely worth the splurge to recreate your best Jennifer Lopez makeup looks all throughout Latinx Heritage Month!
"I have to say I have good genes. My mom and my grandma had beautiful skin, so I was blessed with that. I'm fortunate in that way," Jennifer Lopez once told Today. Indeed, the best way to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month is to pass down your great genes and glowing skin secrets through the generations, right? But don’t worry, J.Lo also gets a little help from this cleanser by Lancer. It contains acne-fighting ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Oil to remove dead skin cells while fighting off and preventing breakouts, as even A-list stars get acne sometimes too. The Method also features Lilac Stem Cell Compound for additional oil-absorbing benefits while Peppermint Oil gives your face a refreshing tingle. While it's known for its anti-aging power that keeps you (and J.Lo!) looking young for years, this cleanser is also ideal for the blemish and acne-prone.
“I wash my face and moisturize daily, and I make sure to wash off all my makeup at the end of the day,” Lopez once told Byrdie. Indeed, washing off your glam face before bed is one of the top celebrity makeup tips, practiced by everybody from J.Lo and Beyonce to Zendaya… as it prevents trapped dirt, oil, and foundation from clogging pores and disrupting your glowing skin routine. While Ms. Lopez didn’t mention what she used to clean her face each night, and we’d imagine it’s something along the lines of unicorn tears or liquid gold, we can tell you that the Ultra Calming Makeup Removing Wipes by Aveeno are the next best thing. Designed for sensitive skin, these wipes contain Calming Feverfew, an ingredient related to chamomile, to soothe and calm even the most stressed skin while removing every last trace of makeup. Even the hard-to-reach spots around your nose and the smallest lashes coated in mascara. Wake up fresh-faced like J.Lo, and watch glowing skin reappear like the pop star triple threat you are.
This Tatcha essential is a celebrity favorite. Kim Kardashian says she uses it every single time she does her makeup, while Jennifer Lopez’s other celebrity makeup artist (she needs two, okay?) Mary Phillips regularly uses Luminous Dewy Skin Mist to amplify J.Lo’s natural glow. This spray-on moisturizer is formulated with more than 20 percent botanical oils and humectants to leave skin dewy and flawless - whether you’re wearing it alone for a radiance boost or to lock in your most glamorous celebrity makeup looks. A proprietary complex of Okinawa Red Algae and Hyaluronic Acid delivers hydration and helps the skin retain and rebuild moisture, and Silk Extract and Squalane helps to moisturize even further. J.Lo is known for her dewy and glowing skin that looks flawless in every decade, and her dedication to clean beauty and natural ingredients definitely fit in with the Tatcha lifestyle. Pick up this celebrity makeup favorite for a glowing skin boost for day and night.
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