Scott Barnes is a makeup legend. Idolized for his work with muse Jennifer Lopez and his signature, bronzed beyond belief, "Glow" style, he pretty much slaughters the illuminated from within the game. So, of course, we turned to glam God for his proven tips and must-have product choices.
From the ultimate shimmer fog (from an unexpected sunscreen anyway) and a dewy facial oil to turning everyone else into a do-it-all eye shadow palette, you will want to rebuild your cosmetics kit after reading this.
Barnes also trains us to lay the groundwork and blush in a "Blush Sandwich" movement that will blow your mind, giving his expertise in making the inner eye look bright, not cake!
His list of brilliant hacks and go-to cosmetics is seriously the gift that continues to provide this peak season – and into the new year. Here you are.
Scott Barnes & # 39; Top 5 Tips for J. Lo Look:
1. Never apply redness too far to the face
"Instead of applying redness to the sides of your face, apply it to the front of your cheeks, more below the eye line. If you use redness on the sides or stretch it really far as if it is some kind of redness contour, you will make you look older or outdated. The only time you want to put redness on the pages is if you do an editorial photography or fashion store for a specific reason. Straight redness screams young people and it is the truth unit for the makeup gospel. "
2. Master the Mascara Root Scrub
“I don't think people realize how much mascara can actually change your overall look, but I see a lot of problems with how people apply it. It is best to get down to the root of the eyelash and almost scrub the mascara magic back and forth at the root so that you create a clearer line in that area before going to the top of the lashes. Don't be scared or shy, be careful in the root so you can create a rich look. In addition, I often prefer to use thinner false eyelashes with a wider fullness and apply mascara to these, compared to using an overall thick false whip where the mascara may be too much for the eye. "
3. Perfect the Art of the Blush Sandwich
“One of the best ways to look like you have a really natural color is to apply a strong redness and color to your original layer and then go back over it again with the same foundation and brush you used before. This type of color captures the color beneath and creates a reddish sandwich color between two foundation layers. This technique also allows the blush to breathe through the top foundation, giving you a more natural, youthful look. It takes some practice, but if you are not afraid to try it, you can start getting comments about your youthful glow before you know it. "
4. Begin with a strong eyebrow line as you contour
“I often use dark brown contour makeup and a sharp edge brush to define the eyebrow shape. You want to start by defining a strong line at the bottom of the forehead that carries into the hairline and then define the top line. Then brush up the hair in the middle forehead and then work towards the inner forehead. Lastly, you can use a lighter contour screen to blend the upper eyelid into the forehead and blend the bottom line of the brows. "
5. Inner Eye Foundation
“I understand the inclination to apply thick layers of coverage in the darker inner eye areas, but the truth is: all you need is a lighter shade that you can't instinctively choose. It's about brightness, not coverage. Ideally, you want to find a foundation that has a lighter, youthful pigment to move the area forward with as little effort and stratification as possible. Make sure you mix and adjust. A cakey or thick inner eye area can often look too obvious painted, which then draws a critical eye to the rest of your makeup. "
6 products Scott Barnes Swears by:
1. Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil, $ 129
“This Sisley oil is my go-to; I take it everywhere with me and often mix it up as a foundation. It gives you dewy skin that is supple and looks less rested on the face, in the way that thicker or more drying foundation can appear. Honestly, it is the beauty industry's best kept secret for youthful, healthy, natural looking skin and makeup. Oil is your friend and it helps to avoid a monotonous, flat look. "
2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Lightweight Sunscreen Spray, $ 7.50
“I can't stress this product enough! Whether you go out in the sun or go out in the evening for a party, spray on it and you will get a luxurious shimmer and shine that is just the right amount. Use it on the upper body or exposed parts. Now everyone knows that I swear by it and so will you. "
3rd Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Double Ended Eyeshadows, $ 25
“This eyeshadow is great to travel with. It's so comfortable and a great tool if you're on the go and need a high quality eyeshadow that's a cut above. For jet sets, I definitely recommend having one or two in your makeup kit! "
4. Scott Barnes Snatural Eyeshadow Palette, $ 84
“Snatural Eyeshadow comes from my new collection of palettes and is the ultimate natural color palette developed for enhanced results. If you love natural, toned makeup, this is for you! This palette was a labor of love and it took me the longest to develop. You can really trust it day after day and it's my go-to for J.Lo.
With Snatural you can achieve all the core colors that you find in a natural palette, but with some tweaked colors and formulas you would not expect. There is also a secret surprise color in the palette that I haven't really talked about before, SIN. I developed it to be the best black eye shadow color. It is the ultimate smoking eye color – not too black, not too thick, the right shade and formula differs from everyone else. It is a dream come true. When you discover it, it changes everything! "
5. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Loose Powder, $ 36
“This is one of the best powder" radar "out there, to remove wrinkles and give some eye pop. If you can learn to use this, you can take your eyes to another level. Use sparingly, though, because a little goes a long way. "
6th Scott Barnes Chic Cheek Blush Palette, $ 58
“Chic Cheek also comes from my new collection and it is the ultimate blush palette that has literally replaced all my other blushes. I researched and tested colors and formulas at J.Lo for hustlers and her "My My Party" tour, which was perfect considering all the different looks and transformations she was going through. Mango Fizz, Minimalist and Sweet Cheeks are my personal color favorites. I also included two lighting appliances that you can brush on top, so you can essentially take your redness to another level of shine without [the] shade that shifts the color too much. As you sit down and change colors, you will realize that you have all the colors you ever need in one place! "
We don't know about you, but we have literally just added all these products to our shopping cart. BRB, will try the Blush Sandwich!