Our May cover star shares what she loves to wear, read, and dance to — including her own beauty line and her own music. Iconic behavior only, below.

By Elana Zajdman
Apr 15, 2021 @ 8:45 am
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Lopez in a Brunello Cucinelli dress, Chanel watch, Cartier bracelets (right and left hands), Dior bracelet (right hand), Tiffany & Co. rings (right and left hands), and Roberto Coin ring (right hand).
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It seems like practically every day that we find ourselves wondering what Jennifer Lopez uses on her skin, what she likes to wear, and whether she likes to dance to her music as much as we do. But it certainly isn't every day that we get the answers. Today is that day. After gracing the cover of InStyle's May beauty issue (for obvious reasons), Lopez hit the sand with stylist Julia von Boehm and hairstylist Chris Appleton at our Miami shoot and shared a few of her favorite things with us. 

Her most treasured piece of jewelry? "My blue diamond," she says, though discerning fans will recognize it as the 8.5-carat Harry Winston gem Marc Anthony proposed with back in 2003. As for her everyday staples: The star has surprisingly casual style go-tos, and swears by a cult–favorite lip gloss that you've probably used for decades, too. To get the specifics on those picks, plus to see if a certain VERY famous red-carpet look makes her all-time favorites list, read on.

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Most Treasured Piece of Jewelry?

"My blue diamond."

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Albums You Grew Up Listening To?

Like a Virgin, by Madonna; Toto IV, by Toto; and Off the Wall, by Michael Jackson.

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Balmain blazer, $2,195.
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Ultimate Fashion Look?

"Right now it varies from very structured modern shapes with shoulder pads to loose, baggy, futuristic, and cool ath-luxury."

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Only Love Is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited, by Brian L. Weiss, M.D., Grand Central Publishing, $23.
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Books That Inspired You?

"You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay; Messages from the Masters and Only Love Is Real, by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.; as well as Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch."

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Left: Balmain Right: Versace
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Go-To Designers?

"Versace and Balmain."

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Left: In Zuhair Murad Couture at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in L.A. Right: In Versace at the 2000 Grammy Awards in L.A.
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Top Red-Carpet Moments?

"The green Versace, caped silver Zuhair Murad Couture, and too many others to mention."

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Style Icons?

"Veruschka, Marilyn Monroe, '80s and '90s Madonna, Jackie O, and me."

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Lancôme Juicy Tubes, $20. JLo Beauty That Star Filter in an Instant Complexion Booster, $39. JLo Beauty That Big Screen in a Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer, $54.
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Beauty Essentials?

"JLo Beauty sunscreen and complexion booster, mascara, and my Juicy Tubes lip gloss."

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No. 1 Dance Song?

"In the Morning."

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Madewell overalls, $148. Guess top, $34. Pangaia pants (made with recycled and organic cotton, available in sizes up to XXL), $120.
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Wardrobe Must-Haves?

"Sweatpants, cropped Ts, and overalls. Yup, overalls."

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Timeless Film on Repeat?

West Side Story.

For more stories like this, pick up the May 2021 issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download Apr. 16th.