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.’
BeautySouthAfrica.com has decided to celebrate Jennifer Lopez’s success with our favourite looks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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