Our favourite tribute has had one hell of a year and is set to make 2018 another great year. With her recent release of ‘Mother’, Jennifer Lawrence dazzled at every premiere in Europe with ‘The Evening Standard’ recognising that she was “leading the glamour” at the UK event. We didn’t expect anything less with J-Law wowing as a Warrior in “The Hunger Games” – give her freedom (and time to get ready) and she’s wowed us again! Hungry for her look? Follow our step-by- step guide to achieving the J-Law look.
Step 1: Law-breaking locks.
The up-do is perfection on J-Law and I wish I looked like that whenever I put my hair up – the best I can achieve is a neat bird’s nest. For Law’s locks, they’ve been curled first to create the waves and then pinned up in a messy (on purpose) chignon. The loose waves round her face offer a little bit of a frame and it all just works f-LAW- lessly.
Step 2: Hungry for the glow.
J-Law is positively glowing, and we are dying to know her secrets. Let’s start with the primer – while her skin is already flawless, she’s chosen a glowing primer to really light up the highest points of her face. Her foundation isn’t the fullest coverage, so a medium coverage is the way to go with liquid highlight buffed in for extra light. Again, the concealer isn’t too much so a light cream concealer on any blemishes or imperfections is what we would recommend in order to achieve this look. Finish off the base with a liquid or cream blush dabbed on the apples of the cheeks. J-Law almost uses the blush as a contour so slightly angle it upwards when dabbing!
Step 3: A Kat-eye for Katniss.
We all know that the main focus of this look is that cat eye and the beautiful smudging J-Law has gone for in order to get that wow-factor. To create this eye look, we have gone for smudge sticks for the eyeshadow base – they work like an eye primer but offer some great pigment to the eye base and give you a good head-start. Next step is a little eye-shadow in powder form to deepen the colour in the outer corners – we’ve singled out some palettes which we think work well in terms of colour and formula. Add some liner to the outer corners of the top lid and take it underneath the waterline and smudge out – a soft kohl or gel liner is best for this as they blend and smudge perfectly. A little inner corner highlight to brighten up the area closest to the nose and then work no the lashes. A mascara that’s a little clumpy never hurt anybody and we can see J-law’s lashes are not entirely separate so the bolder, the better.
Step 4: Mother-pucker.
That pout, oh, that pout! Jennifer’s lips are a little lighter than your standard “your lips but better” colour so we’d recommend a pale pink – borderline Barbie pink for the lipstick base and then either a sheer gloss or pink gloss on top. To really glow all over, why not add a (tiny) drop of liquid highlight in a pink or silver shade to add a little ombre to the centre of the lip. To finish off the look, pull out your best powder highlight in a pearlescent pink or nude shade and go a little wild – cheeks, nose, forehead, chin and cupid’s bow.
Step 5: Silver lining in the form of a gown.
We can’t create this look without being blinded by the silver embellishments on J’law’s dress so as it’s the New Year and the partywear sections are simply calling out to us with goodies, we’ve listed a few options for a beautiful gown to match the glowy look we’ve just created!
White professional round brush, £30.00 BALMAIN at Selfridges selfridges.com
Whirl trio, £199.00 T3 HAIRCARE at Cult beauty cultbeauty.co.uk
Volupt spray, £17.25 SEBASTIAN at Beauty Bay beautybay.com
Standard hair bobby pins (40 pack), £3.50 JOHN LEWIS johnlewis.com
Radiance foundation primer, £30.00 LAURA MERCIER at Liberty libertylondon.com
Light wonder foundation, £32.00 CHARLOTTE TILBURY at House of Fraser houseoffraser.co.uk
Stretch concealer, £15.00 GLOSSIER glossier.com
Liquid gold highlighter, £12.95 NIP+FAB at Feel Unique feelunique.com
No-blush blush, £29.00 PERRICONE MD at Look Fantastic lookfantastic.com
Velvet shadow stick, £21.00 NARS at Space NK spacenk.com
Crayon and Powder eyes, £28.00 RMK at Selfridge’s selfridges.com
Graphic eyes eyeliner, £7.00 ZOEVA at Cult beauty cultbeauty.co.uk
Smudge stick waterproof eyeliner, £14.50 STILA at Beauty Bay beautybay.com
Palette 5 couleurs, £43.50 GUERLAIN at Harrods harrods.com
Eye-conic long wear eyeshadow palette, £39.00 MARC JACOBS at John Lewis johnlewis.com
Brow gel pencil, £18.00 LAURA GELLER at Feel Unique feelunique.com
Glow pot, £10.00 TOPSHOP topshop.com
They’re real! Lengthening mascara, £20.50 BENEFIT at Cult Beauty cultbeauty.co.uk
Rock out & Lash out mascara, £19.00 EYEKO at Space NK spacenk.com
Dior addict gel lacquer, £27.50 DIOR at Selfridge’s selfridges.com
Christopher Kane holographic lipstick, £23.00 NARS at Selfridge’s selfridges.com
Beauty booster lip and cheek colour, £29.00 TRISH MCEVOY at Liberty libertylondon.com
Liquid crystal glow gloss, £18.00 BECCA at Cult Beauty cultbeauty.co.uk
Limited edition long wear lip topper, £13.50 JOUER COSMETICS at Beauty Bay beautybay.com
Illuminator drops, £33.00 ICONC LONDON at House of Fraser houseoffraser.co.uk
Ambient strobe lighting powder, £34.00 HOURGLASS at Space NK spacenk.com
Madelene dress, £189.00 COAST coast-stores.com
Lace and beads Picasso grey embellished maxi dress, £80.00 TFNC tfnclondon.com