Jennifer Lopez's Favorite Piece of Jewelry Was Once an Engagement Ring

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.

Most Treasured Piece of Jewelry?

"My blue diamond."

Albums You Grew Up Listening To?

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

Ultimate Fashion Look?

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

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."

Go-To Designers?

"Versace and Balmain."

Top Red-Carpet Moments?

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

Style Icons?

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

Beauty Essentials?

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

No. 1 Dance Song?

"In the Morning."

Wardrobe Must-Haves?

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

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.

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