Who doesn’t have a mad crush on Jennifer Lopez? Her skin is glowing, her hair is silky, and her makeup is always looking flawless. She is the epitome of beauty. After being a mother of two children and starring in multiple films, J-Lo is looking absolutely fantastic for being in her forties, that’s right, forties! So how does she look like she did twenty years ago? Is she a goddess? What are her secrets? Lucky for you, we dug deep and found how Jennifer Lopez takes care of herself to look as good as she does.
The JLo Beauty Secrets
Jennifer Lopez attributes her beauty to a lot of things, including, being nice, not drinking, not smoking, and not having any caffeine. Some of these are easier than others, but if looking like J-Lo in my forties can be attributed to drinking no soda, sign me up! She also values getting a lot of sleep at night to wake up refreshed and ready for the day. Below are some more tangible ways that J-Lo does to take care of her skin, take care or her hair, and her staple makeup styles.
A vegan diet is what Jennifer Lopez attributes her flawless skin to. Eating healthy and unprocessed foods is key to keeping your skin clear and glowing. J-Lo also uses basic facial cleansers to help keep her skin clear. This includes a lotion that is prescribed by her dermatologist and mild makeup cleansers that are gentler on the skin. So the key to treating your skin like J-Lo is to invest is simple and clean skin care products and eat lots of green in your diet!
Jenny from the block takes care of her hair by treating herself to a hair mask a couple times a week. This gives her hair a glow and conditioning that is enviable. Her personal hair stylist also gave us a tip on how he styles her hair during an appointment. After spritzing on a styling spray on the ends and hairline, he uses a round brush and directs the hair dryer’s nozzle downward to eliminate frizz and strays by smoothening the hair cuticle.
The makeup choices that Jennifer Lopez has been using have been very similar across the years. Although she does not normally wear makeup when not walking on the red carpet, J-Lo goes for a more natural look when she graces the paparazzi with her presence. The few times that Jennifer Lopez did wear bold makeup was either in the 2000s or for a script. Her color pallet mostly consists of metallics, neutrals, and blush tones. All of the other times, J-Lo has gone for the classic, less is more look.
How to Achieve JLo’s Beauty Secrets
Jennifer Lopez has promoted Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream as one of the facial lotions that she uses to keep her skin looking pristine and blemish free. This cream consists of rose petal, rose hip, and avocado to protect skin from irritation and dryness. It also helps seal in moisture; this helps create the perfect base to prime makeup on. Another product that J-Lo loves to use is Revitalift Moisture Blue by L’oreal Paris. She loves how it diffuses light to create a smooth and silky appearance to the skin. Lopez also uses bronzer and self tanner to tan her skin instead of sunbathing. This aids in preventing wrinkles and age spots from spontaneously showing up due to sun damage. So how can you take care of your skin like Jennifer Lopez in quick, easy steps?
- Keep sunbathing to a minimum, or do not sunbathe at all. Instead use high quality bronzers and self tanners.
- Purchase and use Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream regularly. Also try out L’oreal Paris’ Revitalift Moisture Blur Cream.
- Invest in clean and natural sunscreens, lotions, and makeup removers to protect your skin from harsh chemicals.
A product that Jennifer Lopez’ stylist uses when styling her hair is Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray. He applies this product on the tips and hairline of J-Lo’s hair before drying it. This spray aids in preventing frizz and protecting the hair cuticle. Lopez also uses a round brush when styling her hair to keep it straight and induce body. As far as what hair regime Lopez follows, we are not totally sure, but she does advertise for L’oreal. Particularly L’oreal Paris’ Total Repair 5. which is packed with Ceramide. This hair care product fights the 5 signs of hair damage from the root to the tip, leaving hair healthy and nourished.
Facial Sculpting. Jennifer Lopez’ main makeup artist utilizes a technique called “facial sculpting” when doing her makeup. This technique enhances the individual’s bone structure before applying too much makeup onto it. How does one do this? The trick is that before applying any concealers, foundations, or blush, he highlights the bone structure with highlighting creams and powders in a contouring fashion. This effect then accentuates the face’s natural beauty and creates an inner glow.
Foundation.J-Lo’s choice in foundation varies from L’oreal’s True Match Foundation, Perricone’s No Foundation Foundation, and Colour Control Cushion Broad Spectrum Foundation. All three of these foundations do not harm your skin and offer a light feeling. When applying foundation, Lopez tends to use her fingers instead of brushes. She claims that the heat exchanged between your fingers and your face creates a natural glow and shine to your face.
Concealer. Lopez’ stylist recommends having a some different color concealers on hand when doing your makeup. Such as green (cancels out red tones) and one with an orange undertone (cancels out any discoloration under the eyes). Phillips also recommends always putting concealer under the eyes, around the lips, and on the sides of the nose. He recommends (which means he recommends these to J-Lo) the following concealers: Koh Gen Doh’s Colour Base Correctors, Jane Iredale’s Concealer, Make Up For Ever’s 5 Camouflage Cream Palette, and Bobbi Brown’s Retouching Powder.
Facial Mists. A good facial mist is a must to help set in and create long lasting makeup looks. Jennifer Lopez personally recommends Tata Harper’s Hydrating Floral Essence, Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist, Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary Mist, and Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist.
Touch Ups. Jennifer Lopez definitely uses her fair share of touch up products when walking on the red carpet and other award ceremonies. She recommends the blotting papers by Tatcha, Serge Lutens, and Mai Couture to soak up excess shine without wiping off your makeup. Get these highly esteemed products to have when your makeup needs a quick fix and touch up.
Eye Looks. When it comes to the eyes, it is evident that Jennifer Lopez loves to accentuate her big, brown eyes. She does this by lining her eyes with a black eyeliner. She also loves to use lots of neutral (tan, earth tones, and blush), metallics (gold, silver, and bronze), and smokey eye looks. These colors can be seen in almost all of her red carpet and movie premier looks because it looks so great on her. Lopez also seems to love putting on mascara and fake eyelashes to create lush eyelashes. These eyelashes immediately draw your attention to her beautiful brown eyes. The mix of Jennifer Lopez’ choice of eye shadow color and mascara creates a classy and sophisticated look shows that less is in fact more when it comes to accentuating her eyes.
Jennifer Lopez attributes a her natural beauty from the way that she lives healthy. Eating clean and simple foods creates a healthier inside, so it makes sense that it makes for a healthier and better looking outside. Here are some of the things that she does religiously to contribute to her healthy lifestyle.
- Drink lots of water throughout the day, only water.
- Follow an exercise regime that involves 30 minutes of cardio exercise and 30 minutes are muscle toning and building exercise.
- Eat plenty of greens like asparagus, spinach, kale, and other green fruits and vegetables.
- Do not smoke.
- Do no drink alcohol.
- Do not have any kind of caffeine in your diet.
Lopez sticks to these simple, yet hard, ways to promote a healthier glow that is undeniable. Here is a clip of her on Dr.Oz talking about her beauty secrets that pertain to living a cleaner life.
JLo’s BIGGEST Beauty Secret
So what is Jennifer Lopez’ biggest beauty secret that she shares? To be yourself, be surrounded by people that make you smile, and to be nice to others. She says that when she was younger she was told that you have the face that God gives you in your twenties and thirties, and you have the face that you deserve after that. Having an inner lightness and happiness makes you more happy and the others around you happier. She swears by this method and actively practices it by participating in meditation. Bringing out your outer beauty is all about having inner beauty to Jennifer Lopez, and it seems to be working pretty well.