Hi, hi! Sorry for not posting for days. This was supposed to be up yesterday, but editing took longer. There was a false eyelash mishap that ruined most of the pics, sigh. Long story short: lash glue and mascara stuck together and clumped the lashes, I ignored, camera didn't.
This is one of the most requested tutorials! So many ladies want the JLo glow. For me personally, it's not a must-do, because I came from Delhi, where my face was always prone to sweating because of the heat. Now that I'm in cold Scotland, I do it quite often, and I see the why it's so sought-after. It does make your skin look more.....posh. Oh yes, Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham) is also famous for her glowy cheeks.
Products I Used:
Bronzer ~ Benefit Hoola. Matte bronzer is always better.
Blush ~ MAC Bite Of An Apple. This was a Limited Edition blush.
Highlighter ~ MAC Soft And Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish. It's better to pick a highlighter that is more pearlescent than glittery. If you're using a liquid highlighter, just apply 3-5 tiny dots, and blend with finger.
Rest of the makeup:
Face: I applied MUFE HD Foundation over Lakmé CC Cream, and they didn't agree very well, hence the spots.
Eyes: I used pinks & purples from the Sleek i-Divine Candy Palette. Swatches here
Lipstick here is MAC Betty Bright from Archie's Girls Collection. Shown here
Let me show you how I did it step-by-step:
*I applied all products more than I normally would, so they would show up properly in photos.
Bronzer ~ Suck in your cheeks to locate the hollows. Apply bronzer right in the hollows starting from near the top of your ear to about the center of cheeks. Apply and then blend the bronzer upwards onto the apples. I used Sigma F05, a small contouring brush.
Blush ~ With a blush brush or the same brush you used for bronzer, sweep blush on top of the bronzer line up to the cheekbone. Swirl & blend towards hairline. I avoid applying right on the apples, because not only does it look too in-your-face, it can also make us look older.
Blush + Bronzer ~ You could go over the bronzer, and blend it more with the blush so there's no obvious line.
Highlighter ~ With a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply highlighter on the highest point of cheekbones. You can feel this with your fingers. I wouldn't take it all the way to my hairline, I stop at that angle where cheekbone-meets-brow end (I'm not sure if I'm saying this right.) Brush is Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush.
You could also highlight on your brow bone, nose bridge & cupid's bow if you want to look really glowy. Would look fab at night.
Rules To Break:
- "You have to join highlighter from cheekbone to brow bone in a C-shape." ~ Look at my face. Wouldn't that look weird? Like goggles.
- "Apply bronzer by making a 3 from forehead to jawline." ~ This may work for face shapes that have fullness on both forehead & jawline, but it definitely doesn't work for everybody. For instance, I have a pointy V-shape shape chin, so if I apply bronzer or contour powder there, my jawline will disappear. No jaw - only cheeks, chin & a big forehead! I instead apply lighter powder on my jawline to bring it out, and contour the tip of my chin.
Let me know if you want a detailed contouring post!
*Special Tip: Tucking your brushes behind your ears while you apply the products will save time, and give you that nice professional & artistic feeling.....
Haha..... I'm kidding! =D
Have a great week, all! Started a new tv show- House Of Cards. Quite interesting so far.
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