We're excited to present this article from Allure!
On every episode of American Idol, the judge who talks like a thoughtful, caring mentor looks like a diva. Jennifer Lopez is always keeping her beauty looks fresh: rocking bold lips one night, dark eyes the next; she's worn her hair in a smooth bun and loose waves—of course, she always has dewy skin. We talked to the singer and reality show judge about how she gets her J. Lo glow and when she feels her most beautiful. To see the rest, just keep reading.
How do you feel about the term "J. Lo Glow" in reference to your skin? Is it nice to have your own phrase? I love that! I didn't know I had my own phrase! I love that the idea of having healthy glowing skin—that people think that of me. That's awesome.
How do you take care of your skin? I'm a big believer in the basics. Less is more. I get my cleanser from my dermatologist. I need a great cleanser because I've had to wear a lot of makeup for so many years. I use a very mild makeup remover and a very basic sunscreen-moisturizer combo, and I try to get lots of sleep.
What beauty product do you always have with you in your purse? [L'Oréal] Elnett [Strong Hold Hair Spray]. Because I feel like if your hair doesn't look good, it doesn't matter how much makeup you have on.
Do you regret following any particular beauty trend when you were younger? [Laughs] No, I stand by all my awful looks!
What will you teach your daughter about beauty? That it comes from the inside; because you can be the most physically beautiful girl, but if you're not a beautiful person, that shows. So I really do teach her to love herself and to know that beauty is something that comes from the inside.
When do you feel your most beautiful? I guess when I'm on the red carpet all glammed up. I've taken a long time getting ready and I have a beautiful creation of a dress on, and a beautiful creation of a hairdo—I feel pretty spectacular in those moments.
Check out the rest of her interview in the April issue of Allure (on newsstands Wednesday), where she takes us through her best music video beauty looks, from her crystal-covered body in "Waiting for Tonight" (they were held on with eyelash glue!) to her dark black tresses in "Que Hiciste."