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Jennifer Lopez is known for perfecting this elusive, never-too-brilliant glow on the red carpet ( damn, she even had a perfume called Glow, TBT) Luckily, J. Barnes make-up artist Scott Barnes uses the technique of giving the star this radiant full-body effect – and trusts us, it's good. (See also: Jennifer Lopez Develops a Skin Care Line)
Barnes has teamed up for a video on the YouTuber's Tati Westbrook Channel to introduce his new make-up brush line and some of his go-to techniques. The 30-minute video is worth a visit in its entirety. Barnes, who also worked with Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion ̵
And no, that's not just because sunscreen prevents aging (though that's absolutely the case!). Barnes likes to use the sunscreen as a finishing tool on the red carpet to make the body shine. Mind. Blown.
There are several steps that Barnes has previously taken to build this bronze pedestal, and then to add dimensions. The first step is the whole body foundation. If you've seen J. Lo's notorious "nude dress," you know that her glow does not end at the chin. Unsurprisingly, Barnes is an advocate of makeup under the face. (In the video, he applies Tati's foundation down to his chest and even his hands.) Of course, Barnes also sells a product called Body Bling, a hardcore body bronzer that reviewers claim to work even on a pale complexion. (See also: The Best Way To Use Self-Tanner Based On Your Skin Tone)
This is where the SPF comes into play. Once established, Barnes will apply the Neutrogena sunscreen spray to position both the foundation and the "superglow" area. "Forget the MAC setting spray," he jokes in the video. (And of course, "that's good for your skin as well, so if you go outside, keep your sunscreen upright," he adds.) After soaking in Tati's chest with the sunscreen, he then applied powder bronzer and highlighter to To achieve what he achieved calls "Barbie Skin". There you have it.
Granted, this smooth, bronzed look is more editorial than everyday life. "I see people who are really nice made-up, and people look great on the street," he said in the video. "That's not my thing, you'll look good in the movie, but maybe you'll personally like" Ah! Translation: This combination of four steps, sunscreen, bronzer and highlighter is not necessarily meant to look natural, but if you want your next Instagram post to look more like a J.Lo moment on the red carpet, then Do you have it? The more you know.