Last night saw the final American Idol show take place in Los Angeles, and they sure do know how to put on a show! Music legends Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban performed an incredible set together, but it was Jennifer’s gorgeous dress and beauty look that really stole the show for us.
Jennifer wowed in a floor-length, black, lacey dress by top designer Zuhair Murad. The fitted body, with sheer sleeves and billowing lace skirt was a bold choice from Jennifer, but one that paid off – she looked far, far younger than her 45 years (she literally hasn’t aged one bit!).
We couldn’t help but notice that Jen took some beauty inspo from another of our fave pop starlets, Ariana Grande. Jen worked Ariana’s trademark half-up pony. This seriously flattering style let Jennifer’s striking features stand out.
Jen enhanced those killer cheekbones with some expert contouring. If like us, you weren’t born with cheekbones that could glass, then worry not – they’re easy to fake with a little bronzer.
These are top tips to chiseled cheekbones:
1. Use a matte bronzer, such as Benefit’s Hoola Bronzing Powder, £23.50 which also comes with a handy brush that’s perfect for contouring. Suck in your cheeks to make a fish face, and then sweep a dusting of the bronzer into the hollows. Sweep a semi-circle upwards towards your forehead, and one downwards along your jaw line.
2. Dot a little cheek tint onto the apples of your cheeks and blend in. Try Butter London’s Cream Blush in Abbey Rose, £17.
3. Use a luminous, creamy highlighter, we love Topshop’s Glow Stick in Play Up, £10 on the highest point of your cheekbones. Apply this from just below your eye, all along your cheekbone until you reach your brow bone.
Now for your hair. Watch our step-by-step video where we show you how to create the Ariana-up-do in less than 5 mins…
By Emily Morgan