On Sunday, August 28th, the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were held at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Celebs gathered on the red carpet wearing some of their best (and most outrageous) looks to date, continuing the MTV VMA legacy. And of course, after the show was the after party, where artists like Ariana Grande and Beyonce changed into something a little more comfortable (well, maybe not Beyonce).
One celeb that stood out in particular? The newly single Jennifer Lopez who dazzled in a gold mini dress for the event. The L'Oreal ambassador showed no sign of her recent heartache, looking radiant as she kept the party going after the VMAs, attending the Epic Summer Hosted by DJ Khaledat Marquee bash in New York City.
JENNIFER LOPEZ: A DAZZLING MINI DRESS
The 47-year-old star sizzled in a stunning, long-sleeved, gold-embellished mini dress that highlighted her hourglass curves and shapely legs. The dress featured rust-coloured stitching to break up the light reflective look and was set off with a simple pair of strappy heels. J-Lo carried a simple gold clutch bag and accessorized with her favourite hoop earrings.
Our favourite part about this look? The rust-coloured stitching goes hand-in-hand with this season's burnt orange makeup colour trend that we can't wait to try on our eyes, lips, and cheeks!
Speaking of makeup, J-Lo matched her look to the rust colour of her outfit, opting for bronzed cheekbones, shimmery rose-gold eye shadow on her upper and lower lash line, and a matching rose/brown coloured lipstick with a glossy finish. Her warm complexion perfectly complimented her outfit, and brought the look together for the ultimate breakup revenge look!
To achieve her look, simply unify your base with a full coverage cushion foundation, then apply bronzing powder to your cheekbones, forehead, chin and nose for a sun-kissed glow. Next, apply a rose-gold shade of eye shadow (preferably shimmery) to your eye lids, extending the colour all the way up towards your brow bone. Use the same colour to shade in the area beneath your lower lashes.
Next, apply a liquid liner to your upper lids, following the shape of your eye, then accentuate the eyes further with mascara on your upper and lower lashes. Finish off with a touch of nude/pink lipgloss and you're J-Lo-approved!
As for her hair, the gorgeous Latina wore her curled locks up in a high ponytail that allowed her makeup, hoop earrings and mini dress to take centre stage.
To get this look, use a comb or brush to pull your hair back into a high ponytail, then secure with an elastic that matches your hair colour. Spray a small amount of hairspray to a fine tooth comb, then brush starting at the roots and moving towards the base of the elastic to ensure zero flyaways.
While you do this, heat up a medium barrel curling iron. Once it's ready to go, spray your hair with a protective heat spray, then curl the hair within the ponytail. Brush the hair out after you've curled to create a more natural look, then finish off with a generous amount of shine finish hairspray!