Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to the spotlight. The singer, dancer, actress, and mom has released countless catchy pop tunes like "Jenny From the Block," starred in blockbuster romantic comedies like The Wedding Planner, and has had her fair share of gossip-worthy romances (who can forget Bennifer?). As one of the new judges on American Idol and global brand ambassador for L'Oreal Paris, Lopez is back in the spotlight full-time — and she looks better than ever.
"Jennifer is known for having gorgeous skin," says makeup artist Mary Philips, who is working with Lopez on American Idol. "She loves neutral browns and bronze colors and earthy tones," Philips says.
At the 2011 Golden Globes, the superstar played with hints of color, pairing minty green eye shadow and peach lips with a glamorous white gown by Zuhair Murad. "We wanted to create something beautiful but simple," says Philips, who is also responsible for Lopez's red-carpet makeup. "The dress had a lot of sparkle, and we wanted that to shine."
Philips applied L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Anti-Dull Skin Professional Color Correcting Primer followed by L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Smooth Soufflé foundation in Tan. While the foundation was still fresh, Philips added a wash of color to Lopez's cheeks with L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Precious Peach.
Philips complemented Lopez's radiant, golden complexion by using L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Eye Shadow Single in Spring Leaf, a minty green. "When people have a tan, mint makes them look tanner," says Philips. She applied this color from lash to crease, then used Pure Silver, a charcoal gray shade in the crease, and finished with Frosted Icing, a shimmery white, in the corners of Lopez's eyes and under her brows.
To accentuate J Lo's brown eyes, Philips traced L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Waterproof Precision Liquid Eyeliner along her lash line, extending the line just a little bit past her lashes. Three coats of L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes in Blackest Black was the finishing touch to Lopez's eye makeup.
Philips lined Lopez's lips with L'Oreal Crayon Petite Automatic Lip Liner in Nude and filled in her lips with L'Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Perpetual Peach. Philips described Lopez's look as very light, saying, "With this look, you can emphasize all of the characteristics without overplaying them."
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