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It's no secret that one of our favorite areas on Who What Wear is the magic of Jennifer Lopez. From her incredibly cool style to her mastery of aging and her general wickedness, we can not get enough of Jenny From the Block. Especially in terms of her make-up, we are always in awe of the fact that she apparently never has a day off. It's really unreal, and that's largely because of their trusted makeup artist Scott Barnes.
Two decades of making famous faces like Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian West have taught Barnes a thing or two about getting the right look every time. When we heard that the experienced beauty guru added a range of face and eye palettes to his eponymous cosmetics line, we knew every offer would be special. In an effort to get closer to our goal of bringing our best faces forward, we took the opportunity to ask Barnes for his opinion on the make-up mistakes that keep us from looking like J. Lo (apart from our annoying DNA)).
Look at the five mistakes that startle him and instead learn what to do.
"Hard contours are usually a sign that you are following a trend and ignoring your own face." When I published my second book with Kim Kardashian on the cover, which is generally known for contours, I said that contours are about it What's to accentuate is already there, "Barnes explains. "Rather than copying as other contours do, think of it as a surgeon would: Rounded faces may have some texture, and textured faces may have some roundness. Be honest with your facial structure, and this will help you Take control of the process as a pro would. "
Take the away: Contour according to your own face shape, not what others are doing.
Barnes is a makeup artist from OG Hollywood, and as such has witnessed the rise and fall of many make-up trends. "Unblended eyeshadow is very 1999," he says. "My solution is to mix so your eye color and shape can burst! Your eyeshadow should not steal this. Imagine eyeshadows as an introduction to your overall appearance, you want it to be a smooth transition to exploration the other colors that match your outfit and body. "
Take the away: Mix, mix, mix (and then mix a little more) to make your eye shadow fit seamlessly into the rest of your look.
"I can look at any skin type, dark or light, and see if it's yellower or redder, and whether their cheeks need a smaller or larger rouge area," Barnes said. "If you have a reddish hue and tapping on a ton of pink rouge, it may look messy, recognize your skin, and your rouge looks more natural, putting the blush more and more forward on your cheeks." , not on the sides. "
Take the away: Imagine blushing as a way to increase youthfulness by moving the hues, and also consider the placement.
"Highlighting brings things forward, and shadows make things stand back, so I can understand why some give in to the temptation to hammer their cheek cavities with half of their highlighter product, and I think the best way to handle cheek cavities is really choosing You get the right contour color, the right layering and the right primer shade that can lift your cavity from the bottom, "explains Barnes.
Take the away: Choose your silhouette and foundation carefully so you are not tempted to go overboard with the highlighter.
"I love dramas, but during the day, the harshness of the strong eye make-up can create so much contrast that it does you a disservice." I've been doing make-up on and off the camera for 20 years, one thing Keeping in mind that the light is what you thought would suddenly play well, my advice to anyone who wants to wear a more dramatic eye make-up during the day is to reject the urge to just do many Instead, you should stick to darker natural shades that suit your skin, and you'll find that the contrast you're looking for is still achievable with practice and experimentation, "says Barnes.
Take the away: Be patient as you perfect your daytime drama and consider the lighting you work with and the colors you use.