Is JLo’s Glow Missing?

Jennifer Lopez has had some pretty tough breakups but none have taken the toll on her appearance more than her love affair with Scott Barnes, her makeup artist of five years, with whom she had a very public split in July.

He says she owes him money. She says he was leaking gossip about her. And since, he has moved on to Gwyneth Paltrow (an ironic trading of the exes, dont you think?). Whatever the case, ever since the “Scottifer,” J. lo seems to have lost her glow. There are white raccoon circles around her eyes. Her lips are not as supple. That bronze sheen has simply disappeared, just like that flawless pink diamond engagement ring she once loved so much.

“When Scott was making J. Lo’s face, she looked radiant, soft, beautiful. You could not tell where the concealer ended or where it began. The colors on her face melted with her skin,” notices Stitch Magazine’s beauty editor, Karlo. In the celebrity world, where image is everything, a makeup artist is as important as a personal assistant. It’s not easy to find someone who can truly do wonders for a famous face.

Karlo points out, “As with any individual in any field, it’s difficult to find someone that has a good eye, good judgment, someone who can take makeup reminiscent of any decade and make it look NOW… and have a good technique. There are few that can deliver.”
Lopez’s new artist just isn’t hitting the spot. Susan Sterling, Chanel International Makeup Artist, has noticed the difference. “She used to do beautiful bronzes and have a golden look and now, she’s wearing pastel colors which are not as flattering on her. She has too much white under her eyes. Her foundation is different. She’s doing more intense color on her cheekbones and shes not as sculpted in the face as she used to look.”

Perhaps it’s just that she’s going through a transitional phase in her personal life, with a new husband, a new film, a new, more low-key profile, all of which manifest physically as well as emotionally. Since her recent nuptials, she has shied away from the limelight, the crazy red carpet P.D.A., and perhaps that is why she is playing down her facial features and taking on a more subdued esthetic.

“Some say its adjusting to married life, but I think it’s the difficulty of adjusting to life without Scott Barnes,” remarks Courtney Fix, a New York based makeup artist. She recommends that Lopez buy Barnes’ new product, called “Glow,” which once gave her that signature fresh rosy complexion. Raychel Wade, another New York makeup artist and founder of Cheek to Chic, a makeup consultation service, observes, “It looks like her makeup is wearing her instead of her wearing the makeup.”
Could Barnes, meanwhile, be mourning the loss of his once-prized client, the ultimate model for his work, as well? Says Karlo, “It’s hard to find a face like J. Lo, someone who can carry your art with grace like a Paso Fino horse. In this celebrity square they both need each other. No matter how good you are as a makeup artiste, if your canvas is not in mint condition your art might not reveal its splendor.”

12 Responses to “Is JLo’s Glow Missing?”

  1. Mikey says:

    It’s all true! She has been looking a lot shittier lately with the absence of her ingenious makeup artist Scott Barnes and hair stylist Oribe! :'( Jen please employ these people back, they have done such wonders for you! (Refer to this is me then photoshoot)
    Mikey xoxo

  2. wesley says:

    She still has oribe she just doesnt have scott

  3. Mikey says:

    Oh thats right.. he just stopped demanding $20,000 a day and his own limo or something 😛 oops

  4. Kyle says:

    True..she hasnt been looking as good…But i saw her once in LA without any makeup..& she still looked stunning..she is a natural beauty…with PERFECT SKIN..for glamour all she needs is lipg, gloss & mascara..a bit of bronzer too. But Scott Barnes does leak everything out to the tabloids..like he did with Lucy Lui. & How did the tabloids know EVERYTHING about J.LO?? DUH! I remember seeing ET last year when she was gonna get married…& the reporter commented on what lip stick she was gonna wear under her lip gloss…LIKE WHO NEEDS TO KNOW, OR HOW DID HE FIND OUT??? DUH blabber mouth SCOTT BARNES

  5. Kyle says:

    True..she hasnt been looking as good…But i saw her once in LA without any makeup..& she still looked stunning..she is a natural beauty…with PERFECT SKIN..for glamour all she needs is lipg, gloss & mascara..a bit of bronzer too. But Scott Barnes does leak everything out to the tabloids..like he did with Lucy Lui. & How did the tabloids know EVERYTHING about J.LO?? DUH! I remember seeing ET last year when she was gonna get married…& the reporter commented on what lip stick she was gonna wear under her lip gloss…LIKE WHO NEEDS TO KNOW, OR HOW DID HE FIND OUT??? DUH blabber mouth SCOTT BARNES

  6. Javier says:

    Jennifer does not need Scott Barnes back. If goes back being Jennifer’s make-up artist he’s going to go back and spread a lot of gossip about her. Or maybe the tabloids paid him to give them the scoop? Anybody would do anything for money, but Jennifer needs a better make-up artist cuz she can;t be looking messy.

  7. danielle says:

    Yes, its true she did look like shit after the “breakup” with Scott. However, it’s also because Ben Affleck is the sexiest man and probably caused her to achieve that “inner glow” ! Let’s face it.. Mark Anthony looks like a skeleton ! anyhow..Jennifer is naturaly so beautiful ayway .. but Scott did make her look stunning and I love his products!

  8. Ryan says:

    Jen looks so hot in the Get Right Remix Video!

    Her skin is completely flawless…sexiest woman ever!

  9. Leeza says:

    I love Jennifer, she is Stunning, she did look great with Scott’s work but she doesn’t need him back, no one wants a person like that around. She will be always gorgeour no matter who does her makeup.

  10. The Baddest B**** says:

    Guess what suckers ? Jennifer has the magic of Scott Barnes back in her life he did her makeup for the cover of Glamour magazine October 2005 issue he now works for See management.

  11. matty3w says:

    Hi,
    I know this is an older topic, but now I’m sure I’m not imagining it … Recently, I took a double take when I spotted Jennifer on the cover of GLAMOUR magazine ( October 2005, U.S. issue ) because.. the Glow is back! Sure enough, her make-up artist for the cover was Scott Barnes. Guess they’ve kissed and made up 😉

    Deb (aka matty..)
    9/28/05

  12. ivee says:

    as always she still can ROCK!!!! she’s natural she don’t need make up…from top to bottom..still rockin’