Jennifer’s top looks

Monday, 21 May 2012

She’s a mother and a mogul and has been named the Most Powerful Celebrity by Forbes Magazine. Not only did the 40-year-old mother of twins beat Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga to the top, she also usurped Oprah as the number one celebrity.

‘American Idol gave her a platform to promote her music and turn her image around. It didn’t hurt that she also split from her husband, Marc Anthony,’ Forbes Magazine says. ‘Suddenly a single mother, Lopez lapped up the media attention and scored lucrative endorsement deals with companies like L’Oreal and Gillette. She now has a line of clothing at Kohl’s, a top-selling fragrance and she was able to secure a nice bump – to $20 million – on her Idol salary for a second season.’

They added: ‘With 6.6 million followers on Twitter and 12 million fans on Facebook, she’s also proved a master of social media.’ has decided to celebrate Jennifer Lopez’s success with our favourite looks.

Jennifer Lopez's top looks

Making waves

The single mother played down her make-up while playing up her hair at the 2011 American Idol finale. Her signature nude lip was the perfect complement to her bronzed cheeks and brown eyeshadow.


A messy bun at the very formal 82nd Annual Academy Awards in 2010 made her look imperially elegant. The softer lip and eyeshadow really stood out thanks to her flawless complexion.

A subtle smokey

Jennifer opted for a darker look with a smokey eye, her signature nude lip and long bob with sideswiped fringe at the 2005 LA premier of her film Monster in Law.

Matchy matchy

She may not have won any Academy awards, but she definitely won our award for best-matched look at the Oscars in 2003. Her mint green eyeshadow and pink lip looked amazing with her sari-style Valentino gown.

Everything’s just peachy

At the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Jennifer not only revealed a perfectly bronzed plunging neckline, but also perfectly peachy cheeks with a long fringe and a pony tail gathered at the nape of her neck.

Smolder alert

When she was still Mrs. Marc Anthony, the singer, actress, dancer, judge, and all-round entertainer attended a Kohl press conference with smoldering brown eyes. Bronzed cheeks and a brown lip rounded off the very hot look.

Very berry

Jennifer went for a bold lip colour at the 2012 film premier of What To Expect When You’re Expecting. Not her usual style, she pulled back her hair and let her cat eyes doing the talking.

IMAGES: Helga Esteb/, s_bukley/, Featureflash/

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Hess

    Her natural up si daisy style works so well for her!

    6 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    Miss Jenny from the block :) Aaaah she is such a beautiful woman. She makes any style look amazing without any effort.

    6 years ago •

  1. Guccigirl

    The one consistent is the “J-Lo Glow” – love it!

    7 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    She always looks so natural and flawless!

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    wow its amazing how jennifer can always look so amazing :)

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    She looks the same before and after having babies! Shows you that mummies can still be mammaliscious!

    7 years ago •

  1. The Ferosh 1

    Here’s 1 hot mama,I love her understated and clean glam!!!!!! She’s definitely FEROSH

    7 years ago •

  1. Smal

    What a gorgeous woman, beautiful natural beauty, enhanced by some great products and looks.

    7 years ago •

  1. Michelle Powell-Marinus

    Jen is absolutely stunning..and can pull off almost any look and make it appear effortless to do!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Charis Kb

    Jennifer is absolutely stunning!

    7 years ago •

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