First of all, let’s just address the elephant in the room: Beth is not here. She works hard and needed a vacation, so I have been appointed as her sub for the week. If she’s doing her vacay right, she won’t be reading this thing, so there’s no use pleading with her in the comments section to come back. Basically, you’re stuck with me. But it’s gonna be fine, I promise! Let me know if you need a hug or something.

I’m glad that’s out of the way because now we can talk about Jennifer Lopez and her flat-out refusal to look bad, ever. While we were all recuperating from celebrating America and whatnot, Jennifer was hanging out in Paris with her pal Donatella Versace at Haute-Couture Fashion Week. You know, typical Sunday stuff. This is how she showed up:


Her signature glow is in place and it’s absolutely flawless. She’s got a swipe of highlighter just above her cheekbones and there’s also a little bit of shimmer in the inner corners of her eyes and right below her brows. Note how the highlighter is contrasting beautifully with her bronzer. And because this is Jennifer Lopez we’re talking about, of course we’re seeing an abundance of lashes and a healthy dose of nude lip gloss. Per. Fec. Tion.

As much as I love celebs who constantly experiment with different hair colors and wild makeup, I really admire women like Jennifer who have figured out what looks best on them and work the heck out of it. Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Aniston are in that same club. J-Lo is turning 45 this month (yes, 45!), Gwen is 44 and Jennifer A. is 45 so maybe age has something to do with it. I find that as I get older, I prefer to keep things simpler and easier. Having a consistent look definitely helps. Although it wouldn’t kill me to bust out my highlighter once in a while. This picture just might give me a little nudge.