Everything you need to know about Jennifer Lopez’s beauty brand

Many celebrities have nurtured a signature beauty look, but few have achieved global adoration to rival Jennifer Lopez’ luminous bronzed skin – aka the JLo Glow.



Jennifer Lopez wearing a dress: JLo Beauty is finally coming – here, see all the details as they are released.


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JLo Beauty is finally coming – here, see all the details as they are released.

We’ve been envying the star’s radiant complexion since she released her first single at the end of the 1990s and now, aged 51, she’s an unequivocal beauty icon.

So, when Lopez finally teased the launch of her own beauty brand back in August (a launch that has long been rumoured, but never confirmed), we paid close attention.

Now, we finally have all the exciting details, as the star just unveiled her new line, JLo Beauty, which officially launches in January 2021.

There’s a surprise in store though. There’s not a shimmery highlighter in sight.

Instead, JLo Beauty is a glow-boosting skincare line, proving that the star knows (just like the beauty experts) that radiant skin actually starts with products that improve skin quality.

It’s a full skincare regime of eight products, including a cleanser, serum and day and night moisturisers, all of which are designed to enhance your skin’s natural glow both instantly and over time.

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The hero ingredient of the range is antioxidant-rich olive oil, which Lopez revealed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar US is “a family tradition and beauty secret passed down from her grandmother and mother for healthy and shiny hair, skin and nails”.

It’s to be found in all the products, including the star of the show, a serum called, what else but ‘That JLo Glow’, which includes two kinds of ferments and a sugar-derived matrix to smooth and brighten your skin.

Lopez really has thought of every detail for JLo Beauty. There’s the ‘gold glow’ packaging and wonderful names which make the products feel even more covetable: our favourite is the ‘That Hit Single’ Cleanser, which impressively claims to remove all your make-up in one go without leaving your skin feeling stripped due to a nourishing lipid-rich formulation.

Then, there’s the inclusion of SPF in the day cream, a nod to the understanding that protecting your skin really is the best way to keep it healthy and glowing.

“A dermatologist told me at a very young age to use sunscreen … I didn’t know it then, but now … I go, ‘Wow, this was one of the secrets that I didn’t even realise I was doing,” revealed Lopez in the Bazaar US interview. “I knew that for JLo Beauty that I wanted to develop a sunscreen that we could use every day under your make-up… And I think that girls should start from the time they start skincare at 12, 13, 14, 15 years old.”

Completing the range is a dietary supplement, sheet mask (soaked in the brand’s serum), eye cream and glow booster in three shades, all of which are designed to help you achieve JLo’s signature

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Everything you need to know about Jennifer Lopez’ beauty brand

Many celebrities have nurtured a signature beauty look, but few have achieved global adoration to rival Jennifer Lopez’ luminous bronzed skin – aka the JLo Glow.



Jennifer Lopez looking at the camera: JLo Beauty is finally coming – here, see all the details as they are released.


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JLo Beauty is finally coming – here, see all the details as they are released.

We’ve been envying the star’s radiant complexion since she released her first single at the end of the 1990s and now, aged 51, she’s an unequivocal beauty icon.

So, when Lopez finally teased the launch of her own beauty brand back in August (a launch that has long been rumoured, but never confirmed), we paid close attention.

Finally, we now have all the details, as the star just revealed what’s inside her new collection, JLo Beauty, which officially launches in January 2021. There’s a surprise in store though. There’s not a shimmery highlighter in sight.

Instead, JLo Beauty is a glow-boosting skincare line, proving that the star knows (just like the beauty experts) that radiant skin actually starts with products that improve skin quality.

It’s a full skincare regime of eight products, including a cleanser, moisturiser and serum, all of which are designed to enhance your skin’s natural glow both instantly and over time.

The hero ingredient of the range is antioxidant-rich olive oil, which Lopez revealed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar US is “a family tradition and beauty secret passed down from her grandmother and mother for healthy and shiny hair, skin and nails.”

It’s to be found in all the products, including the star of the show, a serum called, what else but ‘That JLo Glow’, which also includes two kinds of ferments and a sugar-derived matrix to smooth and brighten your skin.

Lopez really has thought of every detail. There’s the wonderful names which make the products feel even more covetable: our favourite is the “That Hit Single” Cleanser which impressively claims to remove all your make-up in one go without leaving your skin feeling stripped due to a nourishing lipid-rich formulation.

Then, there’s the inclusion of SPF in the day cream, a nod to the understanding that protecting your skin really is the best way to keep it healthy and glowing.

“A dermatologist told me at a very young age to use sunscreen … I didn’t know it then, but now … I go, ‘Wow, this was one of the secrets that I didn’t even realize I was doing,” revealed Lopez in the Bazaar US interview. “I knew that for JLo Beauty that I wanted to develop a sunscreen that we could use every day under your makeup, where you can really, really protect your skin and keep it young over the years. And I think that girls should start from the time they start skincare at 12, 13, 14, 15 years old.”

Completing the range is a dietary supplement, sheet mask (soaked in the brand’s serum), eye cream and glow booster in three shades, all of which designed to help you achieve JLo’s signature red-carpet glow whatever your skin tone

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New Brand To Know: Roxanne Rajcoomar-Hadden Jewelry

Jewelry designer Roxanne Rajcoomar-Hadden’s penchant for jewelry has led her to create pieces for a select group of friends and clients before launching her brand in 2013. The London-based jeweler is known for employing fairtrade materials and ethically sourced stones. A graduate of the London College of Fashion, Rajcommar-Hadde learned her craft at the Rough Diamond training at De Beers, then Diamond Grading at GIA. Based in Fulham, West London, her jewelry collection is sold on rrhjewellery.com.

What inspired you to launch your label? 

For years I wanted to wear pieces that suited my style, aesthetic, and that carried a story that resonated with me. After working in fine jewelry for many years, I moved to Melbourne with my husband. I was so inspired by Australian creativity and their love and support for independent brands. I was drawn to their freedom to be creative and I realized there weren’t very many London-based independent brands designing everyday statement jewelry. I started designing my own collection alongside taking a local silversmithing course – I fell in love with the processes, and that I was capable of being able to adorn someone with jewelry I had created, and so my brand was born. 

Why jewelry? 

I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t obsessed with jewelry. When I was a child I used to visit my cousins at the weekend and spend my time rooting through their drawers looking at their jewels. I used to  ‘borrow’ a few pieces and keep them in an empty Kleenex box under my bed, and I would look at them after my lights went out to see them sparkle just before the light left them. I used to hear stories of my grandfather, who passed before I was born, being a goldsmith back in Guyana. I longed to know more and loved seeing his creations. 

At school, I decided to study fashion because jewelry didn’t seem like an option. Once I discovered the jewelry industry there was no turning back for me. I visit the jewelry room at the Victoria & Albert Museum almost weekly (pre-Covid), I still get the feeling of it being the first time every time I walk in, a wholesome feeling that I have never felt with anything else. I find it so incredibly fascinating that these precious stones are formed under the Earth’s surface. For me, the life of a diamond is one of the most fascinating formations known to man, and I feel so privileged to work with them every day. 

With my bespoke commissions, I love being able to tell my clients’ stories through the jewelry I design. I think of jewelry as quite autobiographical for the wearer. Everyone has a story to tell, no matter how big or small and I love being a part of that. 

I would say jewelry is in my DNA, it is part of me and part of my

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Ashley Marie continues to evolve to remain relevant as a jewelry brand

Ashley Marie created the A.MARIE jewelry brand as a fashion house with several multi brands. Ashley seems to have seen it all and done it all in the jewelry market, starting her jewelry making business even before she turned 10. While she has been able to grow her jewelry brand to become a household name for women that want to make a statement each time they step out, Ashley revealed that it has not been a particularly smooth journey, attributing her success to constant evolution.
The jewelry market is worth several billions of dollars. Over the years, several brands and manufacturers across the globe have emerged to meet the needs of consumers. Consequently, the market has become increasingly competitive and dynamic due to the influx of brands. This has made it even more difficult for the different stakeholders in the industry from jewelry makers to retailers to maintain their share of the market. However, one name – A.MARIE, seems to have mastered the art of keeping customers wanting more of their products.
When asked about how she has kept her relevance in the industry, Ashley highlights her desire to constantly keep herself abreast of the latest development in the market. “I am always evolving. I have a passion to constantly grow and learn. I love to try new things and love surrounding myself with people who force me to level up,” said Ashley Marie.
My inner circle consists of people who are far better in areas that I think I can improve in. I don’t need to be the smartest person in the room – I love being able to sit and listen to others that I think add value to my life. Successful people don’t worry about the success of others. There is room for everyone at my table,” she continued.
It has not been easy over the years, but the efforts of Ashley and her team at A.MARIE have continued to pay off. The brand has steadily grown over the years, thanks to the unique combination of quality, relatively affordability, and most importantly, exclusiveness.
Ashley Marie is not resting on her oars of redefining the use of jewelry by helping millions of women worldwide express themselves freely.

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Ciara, Russell Wilson and ex-Lululemon CEO launch fashion brand

Grammy Award-winning artist Ciara has launched a new fashion company alongside her husband, NFL star Russell Wilson, and former Lululemon CEO Christine Day. But the brand, called the House of LR&C, has a mission beyond just the clothes it sells, Ciara and Day told CNBC on Wednesday.

“We’re not only doing the fashion part. We’re also combining the passion for fashion but also the passion for impact. That was really important to both Russell and I and also Christine in creating our company. There has to be more to it than fashion,” Ciara said on “Closing Bell.”

In addition to an emphasis on environmental sustainability, 3% of each purchase goes to the Why Not You Foundation, which Wilson founded in 2014. It supports efforts on education access, poverty reduction and children’s health.

Day, who left Lululemon in late 2013 after more than five years at the athletic apparel company, said the launch of the brand during the coronavirus pandemic comes at an “inflection point” for the retail industry. “I think some of the things the consumers are looking for are really that sustainability, versatility, longevity in their garments,” said Day, also a former executive at Starbucks.

She said the House of LR&C is looking to fill a gap in the market with younger shoppers who are socially minded. “They want to see companies building business models that matter, that have inclusion and unity and sustainability and love, and there’s not enough of that in this world,” Day said.

The company’s two clothing lines for now are Good Man Brand, which Wilson founded in 2016, and the newly launched Human Nation, which sells casual, gender-neutral items. A women’s brand also is in the works, Day said.

The official launch of the House of LR&C this week comes during the holiday shopping season, which has been altered by the pandemic. Monday was the largest U.S. internet shopping day ever, according to Adobe Analytics data.

Clothes are for sale directly through its website, but Day said going beyond the direct-to-consumer route by inking partnerships with Kohl’s and Nordstrom also is critical. Ciara said the House of LR&C’s mission was aligned with the retailers that are known for their brick-and-mortar presence.

“If you look at the landscape and just how the world is changing, especially with … companies like Kohl’s, they’re also evolving with the times,” Ciara said. “I’ve been fortunate to do some really cool things with Kohl’s already. We just like where they were going with things. We sat down and talked about our vision for what we were doing, we really connected, and we felt that the plan they had really made sense for what we were trying to do and vice versa.”

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A Sustainable Beauty Brand Inspired by the French Countryside

Six years ago, the American couple Yetunde and Michael Beutler arrived in Provence, France, to enjoy an idyllic two-week vacation in the Mediterranean countryside. They had left behind the hot and empty city of Paris, where they live and work, to take a much-needed break. “We had great food,” says Yetunde of their meanderings through the region, made famous by the colorful paintings of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. “And it was beautiful. The sky and the land. You could smell everything, hear the crickets.” One afternoon, the couple picked lavender from one of the area’s many violet-drenched fields, learning how to distill the fragrant plant into essential oil. The experience led them to wonder: What would it take to build a beauty brand that was completely seed to skin — one that was as sustainable, transparent and organic as possible?

As of this month, Essènci is finally here. The name (taken from the word “essence” in the Provençal dialect) is a nod to the South of France and an acknowledgment of, as Yetunde puts it, “how, with everything we do, we’re trying to find the essence of things — of plants, life and beauty.” Two inaugural products mark Essènci’s debut. The first is a flaxen-colored aromatic serum called L’Immortela Elixir, designed to renew the skin and evoke balance and calm. The second — which will be available at the start of next year — is La Framboisa, a decadent face cream made with raspberry seed oil that comes in three degrees of richness. Both are entirely nontoxic, natural and 100 percent certified organic, with no synthetic chemicals added along the way. Key ingredients are sourced in France, including the immortelle flower harvested from a small farm in Corsica. (Sometimes called “the everlasting plant,” immortelle is found in dry and rocky areas around the Mediterranean and believed to be a powerful antioxidant.) Every step is considered. After being blended in an eco-certified lab in Vendôme, for example, the serum is poured into delicate porcelain vessels crafted in the city of Limoges by Maison Bernardaud, the renowned family-owned French porcelain business that was established in 1863.

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Ferian Is The Sustainable Jewellery And Handbag Brand Putting Thought And Care Into Accessories

Leonie Branston was decades into a successful career in fashion – spanning early Alexander McQueen (she worked on the renowned AW95 ‘Highland Rape’ show) and J.Crew under Jenna Lyons – when she decided to start her own label.



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Each month ELLE UK is putting a spotlight on small fashion brands. This month we spoke to Leonie Branston, who created her own sustainable accessories brand after working at Alexander McQueen and J.Crew.

The designer, based in north London, had something quieter in mind: understated style with wearability at its heart. ‘It was time to test my own vision,’ she says from the home she also works from.

Since that moment in 2017, her test has paid off. Ferian (which takes its name from the Old English for ‘to carry’) creates bags and jewellery that are ‘modern and timeless’.

She left a full-time role as design director of womenswear at Margaret Howell to start her company, but she still consults for the British stalwart – and you can see what they have in common, with Branston’s emphasis on quality and craft.

With Ferian, there’s a chic sensibility, with flashes of rich colour in Wedgwood cameo signet rings, and classic box bags.

Sustainability and ethical production are of paramount importance. Pieces are made using vegetable-tanned leather and recycled gold in the West Midlands, using handworked saddlery methods. ‘I personally know everyone who makes everything,’ she says. ‘It’s key to feel proud of what you make.’



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Proud she is. Always wearing her own work, Branston’s designs are testament to how easily they slot into everyday life: bags open easily with one hand (‘You might be holding on to your child’), and jewellery that survives ‘real’ life. Styles go with any outfit, too, with a hint of luxury in the leather finish and elegant gold clasp, and a restrained palette with flashes of ochre, cobalt or lime.

‘Leonie does modern minimalism beautifully,’ says Cassie Smart, head of womenswear buying at Matchesfashion.com, where Ferian is stocked, along with ferian.co.uk and Liberty London. ‘Pieces feel like heirlooms that you can cherish.’

Timelessness was always the goal, Branston says. And, so far, it seems like she’s succeeded.

This article appears in the December 2020 edition of ELLE UK.

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The Jewelry Brand Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama, and J.Lo Wear Is Just $30 at Nordstrom



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Affordable jewelry that doesn’t look affordable ranks high on our list of favorite things to buy. Affordable jewelry that looks pricey and has celeb fans? That’s our all-time favorite thing.

Good thing there are so many A-lister-approved brands out there that make baubles on a budget. Take Melinda Maria, for example, which has adorned the necks and ears of icons like Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Obama, Gigi Hadid, and Kerry Washington. The L.A.-based jewelry designer already offers pieces that ring in at the under-$100 mark, but thanks to Nordstrom’s Cyber Monday sale, so many gorgeous Melinda Maria pieces are now less than $50 because everything from the brand is 30 percent off.



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Melinda Maria’s jewelry runs the gamut from trendy chain necklaces to dazzling ear cuffs to wear-everywhere hoops. Each piece is subtle and dainty, but also has that subtle sparkle to it that keeps it from looking too plain-jane. No wonder so many celebs have worn the designer’s jewelry. 

If you’re looking for a trendy set of earrings, these large hoops are a great pick (we could totally see J.Lo rocking them, too). But if you prefer a subtle touch of glitz, these Zipper Stud Earrings might be better for you. We’re also eyeing this stunning chain necklace called The Bradshaw. We’re not totally sure if it was named after Carrie Bradshaw, but we are 100 percent certain it would earn the TV icon’s stamp of approval either way.



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This is the mother of all Cyber Monday deals!

Whether you’re looking to refresh your jewelry box or pick up a couple of sure-to-sparkle stocking stuffers, Melinda Maria’s majorly marked down jewels are a wise Cyber Monday Nordstrom purchase. Below, shop our favorites before they’re sold out.



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Everything Camila Coelho Learned From Launching Her Own Beauty Brand In 2020

Leave it to Camila Coelho to successfully launch a beauty brand in the middle of a global pandemic. The Brazilian fashion and beauty star who has amassed over eight million followers on Instagram dropped her line Elaluz, which translates to “she is light,” in August and it has only gone uphill from there.

She first introduced a luxurious Lip and Cheek Stain, Lip Therapy featuring 24 karat gold, a plant-based Beauty Oil, and a hydrating All Day Beauty Water. Then, the mega-influencer followed the release with an instant volume Dry Texture Finishing Spray, a stunning Brazilian Goddess Eyeshadow Palette, and just in time for the holidays, a Lip Luxuries Set along with a Nourish & Glow Holiday set.

It’s incredible what’s she’s been able to accomplish in only a few months, but it all actually started two years ago. There were plenty of building blocks before Coelho had a full collection that she could share to the world. Whether it was diving into the Lancôme labs to get insight on how to develop products of her own to drawing classic beauty inspiration from her grandmother, Coelho managed to put all the different pieces of the puzzle to create the items her followers are enjoying today.

Despite being an incredible businesswoman, Coelho still learned so much from the process of creating a beauty brand. In her Forbes interview below, she shared everything that she went through including behind-the-scenes stories that made all the hard work worth it. The best part is, this is certainly only the beginning and you can expect more products to come in the future.

Isis Briones: Why exactly did you decide to launch Elaluz?

Camila Coelho: “I’ve been a beauty lover since I was a little girl and I mean very little girl. I’ve always been playing with makeup, overly brushing my hair. When I was six years old, I started putting on this red lipstick that my grandmother gave to me. Through the years as a teenager, I decided to get a job at a makeup counter selling makeup with Dior and it was then that I really found my passion of working with makeup and people, so I decided to become a makeup artist.

I realized how transformative and empowering beauty was. From being a makeup artist, that’s when I found YouTube and how I got into social media as a hobby to start, of course. Then, it became my career and I’ve been dreaming about my beauty brand for a long time. It was a matter of timing and getting more experience in the beauty world meaning I wanted to collaborate with certain brands first.

For instance, I worked with Lancôme and I was actually able to develop the products with them, which was the lipstick. I went to the lab and I had the full experience. I wanted to have that before actually doing my own. The dream started years

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Trinity Mouzon Wofford’s Beauty Brand Golde Is Making Wellness Accessible To Everyone

Black Is Beautiful is a monthly column dedicated to Black-owned beauty brands and the founders behind them. These entrepreneurs all have a story to tell. Beauty has always been an important aspect of the Black community — from the way we experiment with our hairstyles and nails to the bold-hued cosmetics that pop on our melanin.

Trinity Mouzon Wofford wanted to create a brand that made self-care easy and approachable for young consumers. For a lot of young people, including Trinity, wellness products can often be extremely expensive and out of reach. Thus, her brand Golde was born, a superfood-based brand that makes everything from face masks to smoothie boosters with one goal: to make wellness accessible to everyone.

When Trinity launched her brand with her partner Issey Kobori in 2017, she was dealing with “frustrating breakouts” which led her to turn to superfoods. “We’re all trying to eat [superfoods] as much as possible, but they’re also so incredible for your skin!” she says. What’s so great about Trinity’s products is the dual usage, both a mask for your face and edible. Teen Vogue spoke with Trinity about merging wellness and beauty, her advice to aspiring beauty entrepreneurs, and her perspective on beauty and imperfections.

Teen Vogue: Why did you want to start your brand?

Trinity Mouzon Wofford: I started Golde because I wanted to create a brand in wellness that made self-care easy and approachable for young consumers. I was feeling really caught between the “crunchy granola” stuff I’d grown up with, and the new wave of prestige offerings that just didn’t resonate. Golde was born to fill that gap and make wellness accessible to everyone.

TV: What are some of the challenges you faced breaking into the industry?

TMW: There have definitely been a lot of challenges along the way. We self-funded the business for over three years, so we had to be really thoughtful about where we could invest our limited resources. In the end, it played to our benefit as it forced us to build creative strategies to get in front of our audience, instead of just paying ungodly amounts in marketing spend, which just isn’t sustainable in the long term.

TV: What pieces of advice would you give to someone who wants to start a beauty business, specifically a black woman?

TMW: I think the biggest piece of advice I would give is to really understand your “why.” Think about what you hope to accomplish with your business — is it a side hustle or the next big thing? All forms of entrepreneurship are equally valid. The sooner you can be honest with yourself about what you want out of the business, the more easily you will navigate the path ahead.

TV: What’s your daily skincare routine look like?

TMW: I keep it pretty simple. My favorite cleanser right now is called Gentle Matter from Klur, a Black-owned brand. A few days a week I’ll mix in one of Golde’s superfood face masks to give

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