Step-by-step: JLo Academy Awards inspired with MakeupGeek shadows!

While others wait the Oscar winners, I wait the dresses, hair-do’s and makeup of the celebrities.

Most of the looks were either “no-makeup”-makeup either with neutral lips or bold lips, or basic smokey eyes. The one that caught my attention was Jennifer Lopez’s look:

Here’s what the makeup artist used:

Celebrity Makeup Artist: Mary Phillips

  • FACE – First, Mary highlighted Jennifer’s natural glow by mixing L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in Sun Beige ($10.95) with LaMer The Reparative Body Lotion ($180) to create a dewy but even and smooth canvas
  • CHEEKS – Mary dabbed L’Oreal Paris Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush in Cherubic on her cheeks for a subtle flush of color ($12.95)
  • EYESHADOW – Mary used two shadows to achieve Jennifer’s sultry eye: L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Eye Shadow in Eternal Black and Iced Latte ($7.95 each)
  • EYELINER – Mary created a winged cat eye with L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Brown ($8.95)
  • MASCARA – Mary completed the high drama effect of the eye with two coats of L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Carbon Black ($8.95)
  • LIPS – Jennifer’s lip color was the final glamorous touch; L’Oreal Paris Infallible 8HR Le Gloss in Coral sands ($9.99)
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I chose to use Makeup Geek’s eyeshadows, and as much as I liked the original, I thought it needed a bit more glamour, so I changed the lid color to gold:

If you wish to re-create the original, you can easily change Gold Digger to White Lies, Vanilla Beam or even to Shimma Shimma.

Contributor:  Jangsara:

Products Used:


  • Palladio Pink Paris lipstick
  • MAC Fresh Air lipglass

Start with priming your eye with your favourite primer:

Then apply Gold Digger (or lighter color) to whole lid:

Then I did the shape with Mocha:

I darkened and defined it with Bada Bing:

Then I blended it a bit and applied White Lies to highlight:

Then I applied a hint of NYX Jumbo pencil Milk under the “wing”:

..and blended it with White Lies:

Then I used MAC Blitz & Glitz fluidline to line my eye:

I blended the liner with Bada Bing, and used Bada BIng also to line my lower lashline:

Then I applied Isadora Inline Kajal Blonde to waterline, and added mascara:

And finally I added falsies (cheap ones from Ebay):

And the look is done!

For my cheeks I used MUD Glow blush, Make Up For Ever Matte Bronze in shade 20, and for my lips I used Palladio Paris Pink lipstick with MAC Fresh Air lipglass:

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What I most like about your look which this look doesn’t have is better blending and using a medium brown as an intermediate color btw crease and arch.

Jangsara’s idea about using gold on the lid was amazing. It made a big difference! She also created that flawless face I love and struggle with achieving it.. :(

Great job to both of u! ;)

i dont like this look on j.lo….it makes her look like an evil elf…. Jansara’s is wayyyy better!

Not a fan of the look on J-Lo, but the same sour expressions Jangsara gives in all of her photos can really pull down her looks she is going for..

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I loved her eyes at the oscars and im so happy to see that someone did a step by step! love it!!

JLo’s mua uses such cheap products o____o Her make up looks like some unfinished dramatic look. Should have better done the usual smokey eye.

I don’t think that they use cheap products on her but it looks like an unfinished look to me too.

Wow this look is awesome but i dont think i could pull it off.. Man Talk about wrinkles on j-lo lol

love this look. i love the way everything was explain step by step. i have to get MUG eye shadows. i just have one question about MUG eyeshadows are they comparible to Naked palettle?

Beautiful…as always! I LOVE the step by step pictures. It makes a newbie like myself really learn the how-to’s of makeup. Thank you!!!

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I like your version waaaay better. It illuminates the eyes vs blending the whole face into “beigeness”, very blah. I think JLo should try bolder lips.
Anyway, could you try doing an Angelina Jolie Oscars 2012 tutorial? I find her makeup truly movie star worthy.

Hello !

I’m Caroline from Paris, France.

I’ve just discovered your blog and I love it ! And especially this article ;) I love JLo’s makeup for the academy Awards !!

Here is the link of my french beauty blog :

It’s wrote in french but you can tranlate all the article in english by clicking on “if you don’t speak french” (top of the homepage).

Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed yours !



I love this look and I did it today and I have to say I did not think it would look good on me but it came out great. As always you are an inspiration to me thank you.