Get the Look: Jennifer Lopez’s American Music Awards Beauty Breakdown

Jennifer Lopez wowed at last week’s American Music Awards, first in a shimmering silver Balmain top and skirt on the red carpet, and then a sheer LaQuan Smith bodystocking for her performance with Maluma.

Mary Phillips was the woman behind her make-up, and she’s talked us through exactly how she created the 51-year-old’s stunning look with Pat McGrath Labs products.

“The inspiration for the 2020 American Music Awards, we went with a sultry graphic liner with a modern ‘60s twist,” she shared.


Blend LuxeTrance Lipstick in LaBeija onto the cheeks for a hint of colour finish. Press Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo in Golden onto the high planes of the face to create an iconic glow. The Skin Fetish: Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio accentuates cheekbones, the centre of the nose and cupid’s bow.

Make-up swaps: Glossier Haloscope dew effect highlighter and Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up the Light Skin-Centric Highlighting Palette.


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Blend PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Xtreme Black into the crease and on the upper and lower lash line to create the shape of the look and add depth. Sweep Mothership V: Bronze Seduction Palette in Entrapment as the base mixed with EYEdols in Statuesque on the lid. Use Disobedient in the crease and lower lash line to add structure and depth. Use Astral Ghost Orchid shadow in the inner corners and under the brow for shine on the lid. Finish with the Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner on the upper lash line for definition and Dark Star Mascara on the lashes.

Make-up swaps: MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner, Bobbi Brown The Essential Multicolor Eye Shadow Palette in Burnished Bronze, Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Cosmic, Smashbox Always On Liquid Eye Liner, and bareMinerals Lashtopia Mega Volume Mascara.


Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Contour shapes and defines lips with precision. Use MatteTrance Lipstick in Christy for the perfect nude lip and top it off with Lust: Gloss in Gold Allure for added shimmer.

Make-up swaps: Pixi Lip Contour Liner in Bare Buff, Ciate Smile On Lipstick- Be Kind, and Jouer Cosmetics Shimmer Lip Gloss.


Eichardt’s Private Hotel Launches Exclusive Day Spa

It’s a welcome arrival given guests can now indulge in a soothing apres-ski soak or pampering prep pre-party, essential pastimes during a visit to the resort town.

While there have long been plenty of options dotted about the region, Eichardt’s has upped the calibre of them in a pretty appealing way, with the opening of dedicated in-house spa, The Vault.

The beautifully-appointed hotel has the benefit of being located in the best spot in town, nestled on the lakefront within Queenstown’s shopping district, but the spa is surprisingly removed from the bustle, tucked into the hotel’s chic heritage wing. In fact, the treatment room is located within the building’s former gold vault dating from 1887, hence the name. 

Forming a partnership with local experts Body Sanctum Spa means the hotel is offering a fittingly premium experience, with treatments performed by therapists trained to international standards for hotel guests and spa visitors alike.

Indulgent relaxation appears to be the priority with a number of body treatments and massages of offer, although with a body scrub and manuka honey facial also on offer, there’s enough options to emerge looking sufficiently glowy and radiant too. 

A private lounge means it’s possible to bookend a treatment with a meal, a drink or even high tea, particularly appealing if you’re about to take up one of the spa’s couples options for massage or treatments. 

Book the Eichardt’s Penthouse and the spa experience elevates further with the use of an outdoor hot tub and private sauna.

There’s also a solution to the standard travel day rush, where check out time at the hotel and and check in time at the airport often aren’t conveniently timed together. Instead, check into the spa for up to three hours of treatments and the staff will handle your luggage and transfers.