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How To Look Like Jennifer Lopez

How To Look Like Jennifer Lopez

Celebrity make-up artist Daniel Sandler shows VideoJug how to get the Latino look of J-Lo. Perfect these make-up techniques, and you too can look as sultry as Jenifer Lopez with VideoJug's help.

Step 1: Prepare

I've already applied foundation, concealer and translucent powder over the face to even out the skin tone before starting the J-Lo look.

Step 2: Bronzer

To give the skin a mediterranean glow, apply bronzer to the cheeks, chin and forehead. Our model Jenny has light olive skin, so she needs a mid-tone bronzer.

Step 3: Eyeshadow

Apply with a large brush to create an ‘airbrush' finishBegin the eye make-up with a pale, frosty highlighter. Apply this from the base of the lashes up to the eyebrows with a flat brush. Flick off any excess make-up with a soft, angled brush.
Now apply a gold eyeshadow straight on top of the eyelid, getting right into the inner corners of each eye. The third colour for the eyes is a rich peach, which should be applied into each socket with a soft blending brush, working from the inner corner and winging out to follow the complete shape of the eye. Make sure you don't go over the gold eyeshadow on the eyelids.

Step 4: Eyeliner

Now use a soft, black eyeliner pencil and applying it along the roots of the lashes with lots of short strokes. Work from the inner corners outwards, and try and keep your eyes open as you do this.

Now curl the eyelashes to really open up the eyes. Make sure the lashes are clean and dry before you start. Get the curlers as close as you can to the roots of the lashes, and hold them in place for about 5 seconds.

If you really want to emphasise the eyes, try applying false eyelashes. You may need to hold the lashes against your eyes and trim them to fit. Apply the glue to the base of the lashes, wait for a few seconds for the glue to go tacky and place them as close to your own lash line as possible.

Step 5: Eyebrows

While the lashes are drying, fill in any gaps in your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil. The pencil should be a similar or slightly lighter colour than your natural brow colour.

Step 6: Mascara

Next apply black mascara, working the wand through the bottom lashes first to avoid messing up the eyelid. Mascara should always be applied after false eyelashes as it will push your own lashes onto the falsies.

Step 7: Cheeks

Give the cheeks a rosy glow with a peach blusher on the highest part of the cheekbone. Use a blusher brush and work in light, circular motions.

Step 8: Lips

Apply a peach lipstick onto the top lip with a lip brush. Use whatever's left on the brush to apply a lighter wash of colour to the bottom lip. Pat the lipstick onto your lips with your fingers.
Finally line the lips with a neutral brown lip pencil, being careful to follow the natural line of the lips. If you want a stronger colour, apply a second coat of lipstick and finish with a clear lip gloss, which will help lock the colour in place.