Notable Quotables is a weekly series featuring a great quote. Whether it’s the founder of a beloved beauty brand, an eccentric makeup artist making headlines, or even a super-stylish celebrity, our favorite tastemakers always have something worth sharing.
One thing we’ll never get sick of is hearing how our favorite beauty products were conceived. Whether they were a product of necessity, a eureka moment, or something quite literally cooked up in the kitchen, the stories are always fascinating. In this month’s issue of Allure one of our celebrity makeup artist heroes, Scott Barnes, talks about coming up with his amazing body bronzing product, Body Bling, and working with Jennifer Lopez on the road.
"Right before I met Jennifer, I had been in Mexico for MTV. The art director decided that he wanted all the models to be tan—and this was January. I was stuck in a shitty hotel room in Mexico with a blender that I used for protein shakes. I just dumped all my brown pigments, shimmers, and moisturizers into the blender. Next thing I knew, everyone was going nuts for this ad hoc bronzing cream. It would become a product called Body Bling. This was two weeks before I met Jennifer [Lopez], and it became my secret weapon with her."