Whether she’s playing a detective on Shades of Blue or judging hopeful Idol contestants, Jennifer Lopez always seems to bring that enviable J.Glow wherever she goes. And our February cover shoot was no exception.
Her secret skin weapon on our L.A. set? Longtime makeup artist Mary Phillips, who has nailed down a handful of beauty products over the years that perfectly highlight the L'Oreal Paris spokesmodel's honey complexion. “Jennifer can wear any makeup look, but this time we wanted to do something a little more raw,” says Phillips. "The goal was for her to look youthful and laid back—I even added little freckles on to her cheeks!”
Read on to see exactly what Phillips used and how you can get the luminous look too.
1. Vitner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum
To prep Lopez’s skin for makeup, Phillips first worked this serum all over her face. Packed with 22 organic botanicals and essential oils, the formula helps any complexion look and feel more radiant. ($185; vitnersdaughter.com)
2. Lancôme Star Bronzer in Metalique and Sunswept
After applying foundation, she reached for this powder bronzer in two different terracotta shades, blending it into the star's cheeks, the bridge of her nose, forehead, and chin. ($36; lancome-usa.com)
3. Dior Diorskin Rosy Glow Blush in Petal
The slight flush on the apples of her cheeks comes courtesy of this saturated pink blush that self-adjusts to suit any skin tone. ($44; dior.com)
4. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Ice and Rose
Next, Phillips dabbed this creamy liquid highlighter on the high points of her face—temple, cheekbones, brow bone—along with the bridge of her nose and the cupid’s bow. ($13; ulta.com)
5. La Mer Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream
Once the look was set, she put a little bit of Crème de la Mer cream onto a blush brush and lightly swiped it over Lopez’s skin. “It keeps the makeup looking fresh and not over powdered,” she says. ($170 for 1 oz.; cremedelamer.com)