Glow like J.Lo

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Merriam-Webster describes the word “sheen” as “subdued glitter approaching but short of optical reflection.” That’s definitely J.Lo’s skin

“I don’t like makeup that feels like a mask. I find Instagram interesting, but it doesn’t look real. Real women don’t look like that.” That’s what Jennifer Lopez told her longtime makeup artist Scott Barnes, in an interview with Kelsey Castanon in a story for Refinery29, when asked why she created her first cosmetic line under the European brand Inglot.

The words of J.Lo, the queen of glow, resonates with me, as I am one of those women who wears a mask–except my mask is pretty icky; a combination of lumpy, oily and cakey. For the life of me, I just don’t know how to put on makeup. No matter how carefully I apply coverage and paint my face with colors, my skin would start to drip, look waxy and peel off after a couple of hours.

I could only fantasize about looking radiant like J.Lo (One time, I spent an entire afternoon scrolling with envy through her Instagram), who never seems to wear a ton of makeup but who seems to supernaturally glow. In the art of makeup, she sports fine-art makeup. She has that luminous, bronze, dewy skin, with a light sheen on it. Merriam-Webster describes the word “sheen” as “subdued glitter approaching but short of optical reflection.” That’s definitely J.Lo’s skin.

Now, with the J.Lo makeup that started selling in the Philippines on 25 July (it launched in the US April this year), you can now copy J.Lo’s iconic look with her 70-piece collection that includes high-shine lip gloss (P1,395), matte lipstick (P1,195), bronzer, highlight illuminator (P1,595), seductive lashes (P575), sexy eyeshadows (P575), mascara (P1,395), brow liner gel (P995) and more. The collection also includes nail enamel (P795).

The J.Lo makeup line, stamped with the singer’s initials, blends a combination of cool and warm tones that are even more flattering to the Filipina skin tone. With makeup shades titled such as “Sunkissed,” “Champagne,” “Latte,” “Peach Pearl,” “Flamingo,” get lost in a wide range of pink, brown, gold and nude hues and find your color match.

At the invitation Jennifer Lopez Makeup launch held 24 July in SM Megamall, I got to try several shades of HD press powder (P995) and, to my astonishment, the powder was so finely milled that once I applied it on my face, it practically blended on its own. The lipstick glided smoothly across my chapped lips, and the color naturally evened out. Everything felt so light and breathable, way different compared to my usually heavy, kabuki mask-like makeup routine.

The J.Lo makeup collection also carries the Inglot signature “Freedom System Palette” (P995), which allows you to create your own personalized makeup combination. In short, you get to buy one makeup case with only your preferred colors in it — shadows and blush. Nothing is wasted.

Local celebrities Andi Eigenmann and Sarah Lahbati, meanwhile, have been named the women of Inglot Philippines.

What’s more rad is that Inglot products are paraben-free. Paraben is a chemical compound used as preservatives but scarily mimics estrogen in the body — and we know that excessive estrogen in the body can put you at risk for breast cancer. It’s also cruelty-free (not animal-tested) and dermatologically tested.

Inglot is brought to the Philippines by the Laverne Luxe Group composed of sisters Michelle Laverne Lim-Gankee, Hazel Laverne Lim-Lee Hok and Pauline Laverne Lim. Local celebrities Andi Eigenmann and Sarah Lahbati, meanwhile, have been named the women of Inglot Philippines.

Lahbati said she has always been a fan of Inglot for its global reputation as “the healthy makeup.”

“I love that Inglot is cruelty-free and paraben-free. It’s guaranteed to be safe on skin – even during pregnancy!” says the actress. “I feel so inspired to learn that J.Lo and I share the same philosophy in choosing the brands that we use.”

Meanwhile, Eigenmann, who has recently renounced the lavish lifestyle for the simple life of an islander, has always loved Inglot’s “Freedom System Palette.”

“I don’t need a stash of makeup just to get one or two shades that I want. So, it makes sense for me to buy Inglot not only because of its quality but because it has freedom palette that allows me to have all my favorite colors and makeup in just one case,” Andi said.

For now, the collection doesn’t have a foundation.

Check out the J.Lo collection by Inglot cosmetics, which are now available at www.inglotphilippines.com and at Inglot stores in Trinoma, Glorietta 3, SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall.

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