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Jennifer Lopez’s Best Early 2000s Beauty Moments

She’s always had that J.Lo glow, though.

Is there anything Jennifer Lopez can’t do? She sings, she dances, she acts. She’s a mother, a skincare and fragrance entrepreneur, and a professional tabloid mainstay. And she’s been making it all look so good for the past 20+ years. J.Lo captured the world’s attention in the late ’90s and has never let it go. Because we still see her pretty much daily in movies, on Instagram, and (again) in tabloids, let’s do a little refresher on some beauty looks from her earlier appearances.

Up ahead, we’ve gathered 13 of her most memorable hair and makeup moments from the early 2000s.

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2000, Grammy Awards

Everyone remembers the green Versace dress, but her green eye shadow and pulled-back hairstyle with flipped in ends also deserves a spot in the nostalgia hall of fame.

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2000, MTV Music Video Awards

With a rhinestone encrusted headband and hoops and understated makeup, J.Lo can’t help but sparkle.

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2001, Teen Choice Awards

Here, Lopez did her take on 1970s Farrah Fawcett hair for the new millennium.

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2002, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

This half up hairstyle with a poof and wide curls for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party is a look we can’t imagine seeing J.Lo in today, so we’re thankful this photo exists.

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2002, MTV Video Music Awards

While Lopez has been wearing her hair in more natural, beachy waves recently, in the early 2000s she’d occasionally wear her hair in manicured ringlets.

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2002, Maid in Manhattan Premiere

One of J.Lo’s signature beauty looks — peachy nude lipstick, wispy lashes, and slicked back hair — would look just as fitting on a red carpet in 2021.

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2003, Academy Awards

A sleek chignon and seafoam green eyeshadow paired perfectly with another one of her iconic green dress looks.

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2003, Gigli Premiere

For the premiere of her now infamous movie starring then (and now) boyfriend Ben Affleck, Lopez wore a smokey eye, a glossy beige lip, and an over-the-top updo.

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2004, Golden Globe Awards

For the 2004 Golden Globes, J.Lo rocked uncharacteristically heavy bangs with a bouncy ponytail and glowy coral blush.

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2004, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Perhaps “best” is a stretch for this one, but the side ponytail and knit cap is a peak early 2000s look.

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2005, Visiting MTV’s TRL

Here, J.Lo tried the Y2K extra sleek flat-ironed hair trend with a center part and glossy lips.

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2005, Monster In Law Premiere

Switching it up for her next movie premiere, Jennifer tried a shoulder-length lob with side-swept bangs an her classic lashes-and-lips forward makeup look.

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2006, Academy Awards

The J.Lo glow was in full effect at the 2006 Oscars. Her peachy lipstick, bold lashes, and slicked back, intricate hairstyle are the epitome of red carpet glamour.