Discover the evolution of beauty in two decades from Jennifer Lopez


When you think of Jennifer Lopez, two things immediately spring to mind: her unmatched talent and her otherworldly glow. The Puerto Rican megastar has been entertainment’s number one triple threat for nearly two decades: Her Versace green dress shattered the nascent internet even before Google Image Search existed, her Super Bowl halftime performance 2020 is already legendary and she was born to play the role of Selena Quintanilla. in the titular biopic. Regardless of his acclaimed performance in scammers, chart-topping pop songs like “If You Had My Love” that live our brains rent-free, and his new turn as a Netflix media mogul. Lopez does it all, and she looks like a goddess doing it.

As mind-boggling as Lopez’s career is, his beauty has always been as immaculate as his work. At 52, she gets hotter and hotter; her signature glowing skin, shiny hair and extraordinary figure have not diminished from her 2000s perfection – it’s nearly impossible to find any style or beauty faux pas in her archive, because whatever the trends of the decade, its sunny aura transcends the fashions of the moment. In fact, Lopez’s basic look hasn’t changed much over the years. Why tweak absolute perfection? This Leo season, indulge yourself in the sublime beauty of Lopez and note that as times change, her luminous skin, lavishly glossy lips and fierce smoky eyes have only shone brighter.

In the early 1990s, Lopez, 23, worked as “Fly Girl” on In Living Color before leaving to work as a replacement dancer for Janet Jackson. At the time, her beauty look was quite fashionable: a perfect arched forehead from the 90s, a very distinctive shade of coral red lipstick and hair that grazed the shoulders behind the back.

In 1998, Lopez had established herself as an actress in films like Selena and Jack. At the 1998 VMAs, she did her version of the Hollywood blonde with some notable highlights.

At the 2000 VMAs, Lopez was a full-fledged pop star with a relationship with Diddy. Her hair clearly showed it.

While this is the dress that gets all the attention at the 2000 Grammy Awards, don’t sleep on her updo or subtly coordinated smoky eye.

By 2001, Lopez really started to polish the signature style we know today: wavy locks and a nude lip.

During a live concert in Puerto Rico on September 20-21, Lopez embraced the curly texture.

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At the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, Lopez peeled a bare lip with Silver Age curls.

During her first relationship with Ben Affleck, Lopez supported her man at the Daredevil premiere with his hair tied back and a red lip.

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At the 2003 Oscars, Lopez wore her hair in a bun and paired her seafoam green dress with a similar shade of eyeshadow.

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But for an appearance in 2004 on TRL, Lopez returned to her wavy locks and a bare lip.

At a Versace cocktail party in 2006, Lopez chose the kind of tall pony that would make Ariana Grande jealous.

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At the 2006 Oscars, Lopez kept her hair in a chic bun with a dramatic smoky eye.

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At the Puerto Rican 50th Anniversary National Parade in 2007, Lopez kept it casual and classic.

At the 2010 Oscar, Lopez opted for what would become a Meghan Markle favorite: the messy bun.

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At the 2011 Golden Globes, Lopez highlighted her dress with silver eyeshadow.

At the 2015 annual Oscars, Lopez looked demure with pink eyeshadow.

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For the 2016 Golden Globes, Lopez went more dramatic with mid-length highlighted hair and a bold lip.

At the 2017 Met Gala, Lopez let her smoky eye and ponytail take center stage.

At next year’s Met Gala, Lopez opted for a blunt lob instead.

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Lopez opted for stunning blonde hair at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

At the 91st Academy Awards in 2019, Lopez retained his signature.

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Although for the afterparty this year, she completely changed the mood.

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At the 2019 Met Gala, Lopez shot down an almost wig-like crystal helmet.

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At the premiere of scammers, Lopez brought out the best in her signature look.

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Almost 20 years later, Lopez walked the Versace runway in a reimagining of that green dress and matching makeup and hair.

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At the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Lopez opted for a braided bun.

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For the 25th edition of the Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in 2020, Lopez opted for blonde extensions.

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For the 2020 SAG Awards, Lopez let blonde pieces frame her face.

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For a press conference to promote her appearance on the Superbowl Halftime Show, Lopez was a glamorous goddess.

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… and even more during the show itself.

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In 2021, Lopez was in goddess mode with long blonde locks and a deep smoky eye… but still her favorite nude lip.

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