Makeup Fail: Jennifer Lopez at the Golden Globes Afterparty
This is exactly how Homer Simpson’s makeup gun would translate in real life. It looks like everyone at the M.A.C. counter had a turn with Jennifer Lopez before she hit the afterparty red carpet.
Where she went wrong:
1. Eyeshadow. For starters, too much. She’s practically Robin without the yellow tights and cape. Secondly, the shade is all wrong for her skin tone. Blue-based grays (like Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Mandchourie) look better on fairer complexions; medium-to-dark skin like JLo’s should go for something warmer (example: Dior’s 1-Colour Ultra Smoothing High Impact Shadow in Gunmetal Gray).
2. Foundation. FACT: “Dewy” usually equals “greasy” in real life. Foundations with a natural or soft-focus finish are always more flattering (Estee Lauder’s Fresh Air Makeup uses optical diffusers to reflect light evenly and Dior’s Diorskin Nude Hydrating Foundation hydrates without looking shiny).
3. Lipstick. I love a nude lip. That is not a nude lip. It’s fifty-something Boca Raton mob wife lip. Too apricot, and too opaque and gummy-looking. When eyeshadow is that intense, your lips shouldn’t be — go with a gloss instead (I love Dolce & Gabbana’s Ultrashine Lipgloss in Honey 137 and Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls) because sheer nude gloss compliments rather than competes with your eyes. And you want your eyes to be the focus here, unless “Shahs of Sunset cast member” was the look you were going for.
4. Bronzer. The first word that comes to mind when applying bronzer should never be “more.” Also, when applying bronzer, you want to use a large fluffy brush, not a damp sponge or a crop-duster. A hint is all you need (Stila’s Set & Bronze Baked Powder Trio lets you custom blend your glow).