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The Details of Jennifer Lopez's Nearly-Naked New Year's Eve Bodysuit

01/04/2010 at 07:13 PM ET

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When Jennifer Lopez first showed her longtime makeup artist Scott Barnes her sexy catsuit the day of her appearance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, she asked him, “Do you think it’s too much?” But, there wasn’t much doubt she’d be wearing the daring look, designed by stylist Paula Bradley. “She said, ‘It looks cool, right?’ She was so excited. She said ‘I like it!’” Barnes explains,“She was having such a good time and it really showed. She has confidence about her body. She’s not hiding behind any insecurities.” And Barnes marvels at her incredible shape, considering she is the mother of twins! “She is 40 and she’s had two kids,” he says. “Her body looks better than ever. It was so hot!” Husband Marc Anthony also approved, according to Barnes. The catsuit however, wasn’t quite as naked as it appeared on TV. “It was nude with black mesh over it,” says Barnes. “She wasn’t that cold. It was like having a ski suit on underneath.” And her bodysuit wasn’t the only sexy thing Lopez was sporting — Barnes highlighted her eyes with smoky makeup including charcoal eyeliner, several coats of mascara and Swarovski crystals sprinkled over her lids, paired with nude lipstick from Lancôme layered with pink gloss and a little highlighter on her cheekbones. “There was enough going on,” he says of balancing her out-there catsuit with a lighter makeup application. And lest this look be soon forgotten, Barnes places it with J. Lo’s most iconic look. “The bodysuit is right up there with her Versace dress [from the 2000 Grammy Awards],” says Barnes. “After a decade in the public eye, most women wouldn’t have the guts to wear something like that but she is so confident. She’s a woman and she celebrates it. Everyone else is trying to be a size zero but not her.” What do you think of J. Lo’s look? Vote in our poll below!–Liz McNeil

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Joel on

After all she and her PR people have done to try to put Anthony down, the only point she proevd on Sunday night is that Marc Anthony is still in her system. NOBODY does all that to upstage someone that they don’t give a you know what about. And the iront is that Anthony is quietly and surely doing his thing and getting on with his life.

Ciudadano on

Thast so great!!! Your book is so amazing our filmay recently got it in the mail and weve already cooked and definatly enjoyed at least three recipes!!! Love, Briana

Diego on

Hi Marte-I fell in love with the pattern for the prsinessetf8fler but am not seeing it on your website anywhere. I would be happy to pay for it if you have decided not to have it available as a free download any longer. I hope it is still available in some way! I know it was in Norwegian, I would be so happy with that as I can read norwegian patterns and have a good friend in Bergen who helps if I get stuck :)I look forward to hearing from you! Tusen takk

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