Celebrity Spotlight: Jennifer Lopez
"She hardly wears any foundation; it’s more of an illuminating look. You want to keep it all in the same warm dewy tone."
Reveal your radiant glow by prepping skin with Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector
, followed by sheer lightweight coverage via Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation
. Ryan recommends first focusing on your forehead, then working your way down the rest of the face and across the cheeks. Sweep CARGO Blush
over the apples and along the cheekbones for high-definition impact.
ALL IN A GAZE
Add depth and a little glam to your eyes with the extremely blendable Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows
. Ryan advises first applying a shimmery neutral shade like Sippin’ n Dippin’ over the entire lid up to the browbone and just under the eye along the lower lash line, then smudging the Skinny Jeans shade across the crease for a smoky effect. Finally, run a black pencil liner along your top and bottom waterlines and finish with a few coats of Lash Fusion Mascara
TIME TO SHINE
Subtle lips are key so they don’t upstage your dramatic eyes. Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Praline Paradise
best channels JLo’s sultry vibe. Ryan recommends finishing this look by softly blending YSL Touché Eclat to your inner eye corners, underneath the browbone, on the apples of your cheeks and a very small amount down your chin.
Celebrity Spotlight: Taylor Swif
Lynne Ryan says:
"The focus is dramatic eyes and natural-looking skin. She always looks so fresh!"
A GOOD BASE
Even out your skin tone with Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation SPF15
. The easy-to-use sponge applicator will produce the soft effect you’re seeking. For an all-over glow, Ryan recommends first blending NARS Illuminator
and Benefit Posietint
on the back of your hand. Using your fingertips, apply the product to the apples of the cheeks, temples and sides of the nose.
Climactic eyes call for Stila Eye Shadow Pan Trio in Rocker
. Use the lighter shade all over the lid and under the browbone, the medium tone in the crease and the darkest shade to line the eye. Apply a fine line of Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx overtop the darkest shade and slightly extend it past the upper lash line, winging it up at the end. Ryan says to finish by applying Stila Major Major Lash Mascara
in long strokes, pushing the lash toward the nose and up toward the brows. Let the mascara dry and apply more coats as desired.
Stick with toned-down lips to perfectly complement your dramatic eyes using LipFusion Balm in Butterscotch
Celebrity Spotlight: Jennifer Hudson
Lynne Ryan says:
"I’m loving bright looks on darker skin tones!"
BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL
Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation
, a favourite of Ryan’s, boasts sheer long-lasting coverage that evens out your skin tone and smooths fine lines. Apply Stila Custom Color Blush in Coral
to the apples of cheeks for added brightness. Plus, this powder blush reacts with your skin’s pH levels so you can create a customized glow.
Ryan’s essentials for this look are having the right tools in your kit. Using the Quo All Over Shadow Brush
, apply the golden tone in the NARS Duo Eyeshadow
in Mediteranee over the lid and under the browbone. Next, using the Quo Crease Brush, sweep the burnt orange shade across the crease, extending it just past the upper lash line. Blend well using the same brush. Line the upper lid with Shiseido Automatic Fine Eyeliner
in Black. For more control, Ryan advises pulling the eye taut with one finger and looking down while sweeping the brush from the outer corner to the inner corner. She also cautions that to avoid smudging, you’ll need to let the liquid dry before opening and closing your eye. A few coats of Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara
and this bold look is complete.
Finish with a natural-looking gloss like Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss SPF 15 in Eternity; it creates a perfect nude shade to enhance your natural lip colour and overall glow.