In a time where all shapes, colors, and sizes are being embraced, the fashion and entertainment industry wasn’t always as inclusive. However, when the Puerto Rican, singer, Jennifer Lopez, fiercely-danced her way into the industry, she embraced her beauty and opened yet another door; becoming the first woman to have a number one album and film in one week.
Through the success of her first leading role in debut studio album On the 6, her various tours throughout the world–for J.Lo, This is Me…Then, and Shades of Blue–and raising a family, Jenny from the block seems to be aging backwards and she looks amazing doing it. How does she do it? Glad you asked because we uncovered (maybe she revealed) some of her top beauty secrets. Read some of her tips below!
“Play with it—it’s just makeup.” -Kevyn Aucoin
As per said by Lopez’s biggest beauty influence and very first makeup artist, Kevyn Aucoin, “play with it–it’s just makeup.” Whether she’s inspired by her emotions or by what she’s wearing, the singer has never shy. J.Lo told InStyle, “You can do all kinds of crazy things and then wash it off and start over.”
She’s still Jenny from the block
Growing up in the Bronx, NY, Jennifer Lopez’s style from her big hoops, to her Timberlands, to her “bun-on-top-of-her-head” style is all very “Puerto Rican Bronx.” Lopez says growing up, she always felt like a tomboy and never felt feminine enough, but that didn’t stop her. Instead, she continued to go against the grain by unapologetically embracing her curves and culture.
Morning workouts are one of the key factors to her youthful glow. She says that working out in the morning loosens her up, makes her happy, and keeps her strong!
A beautiful message to daughter:
“…to love and respect herself first and to make sure she commands respect from others.”
Who knew, this would be the first makeup line for the bronzed goddess, which launched in Macy’s on April 26, 2018. According to Harpers BAZAAR, the collection is “massive”, consisting of 70 different pieces including matte lipsticks, highlighters, and nail polish.
On an appearance on ‘Dr Oz,” JLo looked radiant and shared her top secrets with his audience. “Believe it or not, it does help keep your weight down,” she says. “For me, it just feels good. It’s mostly what I drink all day.”
We all know just how busy JLo’s schedule really is. When she was asked how much sleep she gets per night, Lopez says she tries to get between 6 and 8 but she confessed, “I love 11 if I could ever get it!”
Daily Meditation and Affirmations
Beauty really does come from the inside out. JLo is a big believer on meditation and affirmations. “We don’t even realize it but we operate on such negative thoughts all the time,” she tells Dr. Oz. “So much of what goes on in our minds and subconscious is negative,” she explains.
How does she overcome the negative thoughts?
“When I started paying attention to my thoughts, I changed them. I said thank you for sharing that brain but I am doing well, I am trying.” Lopez says it’s very important to replace negative thoughts with positive ones and you will start shining from the inside out!
As always, don’t forget to follow Jennifer Lopez on Insta to stay up to date with her latest beauty trends!
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Zoë Green is a Fashion Editor of Feeling the Vibe Magazine based in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently studying Broadcast Journalism and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University. She loves wine tasting, hiking, and reading fashion magazines. For tips or comments, email Zoë at Zoe@feelingthevibe.com.