Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Cuenco: The look for less: J. Lo and Shakira’s Superbowl makeup

The Beauty Enthusiast

THE next time we feel lazy to go to the gym or moisturize at night, all we need to do is watch Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s incredible Halftime performance at the Superbowl earlier this week. It’s hard to believe Shakira is 43 while J. Lo is 50 with their incredibly fit, toned physiques and nary a wrinkle on their gorgeous Latina faces.

J. Lo’s makeup artist used mostly his namesake Scott Barnes cosmetics and Marc Jacobs makeup, while I couldn’t find much information on Shakira’s products. Here are some other options to get the looks for less.


Shakira donned glittery red on her eyes and entire outfit. Her beauty look is still wearable with brows that were groomed but not darkened, and a mauvey nude lip look. The Colourpop Main Squeeze eyeshadow palette is inspired by watermelons and has several shades of red, orange, and pink in matte and shimmer textures. I bought this because I was oddly attracted to the colors and needed a change from my everyday neutrals for when the weekend comes around. Over the years, I’ve discovered red is a very tricky eyeshadow color to formulate because something about its pigment makes it very patchy and difficult to apply on the eyes. Colourpop was able to deliver these reddish shadows that apply quite smoothly and evenly, and the shimmer shades help prevent one crossing into Peking Opera makeup territory.

Jennifer Lopez

J. Lo had on her signature smokey eye, several bronzing and contour powders, and a yet-to-be-released gloss as part of the 10-hour (!) prep time for the show. Contour powder is tricky because it should not be too warm or it’ll look orange, but muddy if it’s too cool. Buying all of the bronzers and contours used on J. Lo’s face for the Superbowl will set you back over $100. To achieve event-ready contour, I find the Lorac Pro contour palette (costing around P2,300) to be pretty versatile and easy to use with three contour and three highlight shades that can certainly also be used as eyeshadow.


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