I am so sad that Mother nature did not give the big apple a scorching hot summer this year. We are now in the middle of August already experiencing September like temperatures, don’t get me wrong Autumn is my other favorite season but I still needed some more sun in my life! Ok, enough with the rant, if you’re like me and did not get the chance to visit the beach here is how I created a faux tan or that JLo glow as some would call it before summer officially ends.
– One of the main products in making the skin appear more dewy is to add a liquid illuminizer to your foundation. I opted for the Gerard Cosmetics BB plus illumination crème, a pea sized pump is all you need to mix into your foundation and it will cover your entire face.
– Another key component in creating a bronzy effect is of course bronzer. I used my L’Oreal true match powder in the shade Cocoa to warm up my entire face. I also took a contour brush and very lightly carved under my cheek bones.
– Lastly what will give you the ultimate glowy effect is a highlighter. For this particular look I chose the Sonia Kashuk illuminating bronzer in the shade goddess. This color is really golden and gives you the perfect sunkissed glow.
* This is an extra step, but since I wanted to mimic Jennifer Lopez’s all over bronzed look I also placed a mixture of brown and bronzy shades on my eyes and finished the look with her signature peachy nude lip.
I leave you all with a photo of the woman who not only inspired this look but also inspires me to work hard.
Here’s a detailed list of the products I used:
Benefit Porefessional face primer
Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation in the shade Bare Caramel
Gerard Cosmetics BB Illuminating crème
Tarte Maracuja creaseless concealer in the shade Medium Tan
NYX blotting powder in the shade Medium/Dark
Anastasia Brow Whiz in the shade Brunette
Lorac Behind the Scenes eyelid primer & Pro Palette 2 colors: Buff and Mocha
MAC Eyeshadows Brown Script and Amber lights
Too Faced “Better than Sex” mascara
L’Oreal Privee lipsticks in the Jennifer Lopez and Eva Mendes Shades
NYX Butter Gloss in the shade Cherry Cheesecake
*Products can be found in your local drugstore , Sephora or Ulta.
Hope you all enjoy what’s left of summer!