The Secret to J.Lo's Shiny Summer Hair Is Already in Your Kitchen
It’s August, which means it’s prime sunburn and frizzy hair season. This is a fact most of us deal with and accept every year, but for Jennifer Lopez, looking summertime frazzled simply isn’t an option.
Kate Best, a makeup artist who has worked with Lopez for years, recently shared a few of her insider tips and tricks with the Daily Mail for looking like the megastar no matter how high the temperatures and humidity climb.
According to best, looking great in the summer heat all starts with your base. As she explained, this means applying a primer to your face before anything else. A primer will fill in all your tiny wrinkles and give your foundation something to stick to.
Next, Best said, keep your makeup routine super light and only apply a small amount of concealer or foundation to simply even out your skin tone. Overdoing it could result in a cracked finish that runs down your cheeks in the afternoon sun.
Finally, apply just a touch of highlighter or cream to your cheekbones, browbone and cupid’s bow to bring back just enough of that dewy glow. Top it off with a makeup setting spray and your face should stay in place all day and all night.
But if you’ve spent too much time in the summer sun and have the burn to prove it, Best has a special tip for you: Try a color-correcting concealer.
Go for a concealer with green or blue undertones, because as you know from learning the color wheel in kindergarten, these colors will cancel out the reddish hue on your face. Apply a moisturizing foundation to help undo some of the sun damage, and finish it off with a small amount of powder to help it set.
Beyond showing off your fantastic summer face, Best also shared a few key insights to getting Lopez-worthy hair this August.
If you’re looking to get her sun-kissed locks, Best suggested spritzing your mane with a mixture of lemon juice, aloe vera, and chamomile tea. While the lemon juice will oxidize in the sun, causing the hair to slightly bleach its pigmentation, the tea and aloe will act as a rich conditioner to treat your hair.
To fight frizz, Best said it’s key to put a bit of product in your hair when it’s wet to ensure it locks into the follicles as they dry.
And finally, if you find yourself the victim of the dreaded green hair streaks after spending a bit too much time in the pool, Best says your solution is already inside your fridge: ketchup.
According to Best, once you spot any green streaks in your hair, mix tomato juice or ketchup into your regular conditioner and let it sit for half an hour. Next, simply wash it out and continue your regular beauty routine.
Hey, if it’s good enough for J.Lo, it’s good enough for us.