J. Lo’s Top 3 Idol Looks

Last night's American Idol episode pitted two starry-eyed hopefuls against one another in an epic, ballad showdown. Unfortunately, we were a little too busy scoping out judge Jennifer Lopez to actually pay attention to the competition. From J. Lo's infamous glow to sky-high top knots, here are our favorite looks from this season and how to get them.

Look 1. Minimalist Chic

Makeup: J. Lo kept it simple with glowing skin, peachy eye shadow, and barely-there lip gloss. Mask any blemishes with Marcelle’s matte BB cream. Next, swirl a shimmer-free bronzer on your cheeks, temples, and forehead to fake chiseled bone structure. To make your eyes stand out, use a radiant tangerine shade, like Benefit's velvet eyeshadow in Nice Melons all over. Then, apply a sparkly gold hue along the upper lash line and blend upwards towards the crease. Finish the look with plenty of black mascara and a sheer lip gloss. We love this one from Noya Beauty.
Hair: To recreate this updo, use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like the ones from Bain de Terre's Jasmine line. Next, towel-dry and spritz ends with 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment for shine and protection. Pull hair up into a sleek, high ponytail and secure with an elastic. Twist the loose hair into a tight, slightly messy top bun and secure with bobby pins. Nix flyaways with Klorane's all-natural Leave-In Spray with Flax Fiber

Look 2: Full-on Glamazon

Makeup: In our expert opinion, J. Lo owns the smoky eye and bronzed skin combo. To get the look, blend Mally’s easy-to-use cream shadow in Taupe across the entire lid and along your lower lash line. Generously apply bronzer and a highlighter across your cheek and brow bones.
Hair: To copy her tousled locks, work a lightweight mousse into damp hair. Next, use a large rounded brush to pull sections of your hair up from the root, aiming your blow-dryer at your scalp for maximum lift. Spritz a [texturizing salt spray](product: 9023) onto the tips of your hair to get that sexy bed head feel.

Look 3: Tousled Perfection

Makeup: Apply a shiny gloss like Jouer's Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Glisten. Brush a rosy blush across cheeks and highlight your cheekbones to make them pop. Swipe a shimmery silver eye shadow like this one from stila across your lids and line with a black liquid liner. Finish eyes with false lashes and a few coats of mascara.
Hair: A little teasing, dry shampoo, and a few pins are all it takes to transform your ho-hum ponytail. To master a voluminous one like J. Lo's, follow this step-by-step tutorial. Don’t forget to set your look with a healthy dose of flexible-hold hairspray.

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