Cuenco: The look for less: J. Lo and Shakira’s Superbowl makeup


Jennifer Lopez, 50, and Shakira, 43, brought major girl power to the Super Bowl when they performed during the Halftime Show on February 2.

Lopez killed her solo performance with her biggest hits, including "Jenny from the Block", "Get Right", and "Waiting for Tonight".

For both Shakira and JLo, the performance was lucrative in many ways.

As a mom, I noticed many other mothers commenting on the bodies of JLo and Shakira. They are mostly from Lebanon her dad's native country. For her next song, she rocked out on the guitar, and then busted out some dance moves for "Wherever, Whenever". Instead, according to Forbes, they are paid "union-scale" - like other artists who have performed at the Super Bowl in recent years.

"I want to thank Colombia for giving me the Mapalé, the champeta, the salsa and the Afro-Caribbean rhythms that allowed me to create the Super Bowl Halftime Show that I dreamed of more than a decade ago", she tweeted. But that's not the point.

The year before that, 2017 Super Bowl performer Lady Gaga's album Joanne returned to the Billboard 200 chart following its released months earlier in October. She was also joined by J Balvin and Bad Bunny for the hits-filled set.

Empowerment for one woman doesn't equal empowerment for another - but support is universal, and it isn't a stretch to say that Lopez and Shakira are two bold, fierce, and empowered women. While moving out of the cage, the younger Lopez began to sing the opening lyrics of "Let's Get Loud" and cameras focused on kids with sweaters that had US flags on them.

"If Shakira was going to dress like her character from Zootopia last night the least she could've done was perform 'Try Everything, '" one Twitter user wrote. "It's true. You're such a good, loving, lovely soul".

Sunday's performance was a triumph for us all. Yes, the tongue thing was a part of her culture too.