If you’ve ever tried to mimic Jennifer Lopez’s infamous glow you probably reached for heavy bronzers and shimmery powders and ended up looking like Snooki. The biggest secret to JLO’s awesome skin isn’t shimmer. If you examine her carefully there isn’t a sparkle in sight. Glitters and shimmers settle into fine lines and wrinkles causing a very unflattering look. Kick the disco ball look to the side and learn the best ways to achieve radiant skin below.
You can’t pile makeup on top of rough skin and expect it to look flawless. The best makeup looks start with smooth skin. Scrub off the dead skin with a loofah or body scrub. Maintain this routine a few times a week for a touchable and pristine complexion.
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Instead of setting your makeup with translucent powder, opt for one with a hint of yellow. Ben Nye’s Banana Powder does wonders to highlight the skin without a spec of shimmer. This yellow based powder will keep your skin from looking ashy and doesn’t give an awful white cast in pictures. Kim Kardashian swears by it! Dust it over your t-zone to keep oil at bay. Set your concealer with it to add a highlight and coverage.
Fake the glow of sun-kissed skin with a luminous liquid foundation. Selecting a dewy finish foundation over a satin or matte finish will give your skin a radiant look. Try Neurtrogena Healthy Skin Foundation or Nars Sheer Glow.
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Give your face structure without looking like a shimmery mess by contouring your cheekbones with a matte bronzer. Pick up a bronzing powder sans shimmer that smells of coco from Too Faced in Chocolate Soilei.
Instead of powder eyeshadows, opt for creams. They glide on smoother and give your face an iridescent glow. Make sure to highlight the inner corner of the eye, the center of the lid and the brow bone for an instantly radiant look. Maybelline Color Tattoo offers a wide range of colors in a creamy stay-all-day formula.