Immediately, we had to know exactly what was used for the dramatically glamorous moment and went to celebrity hair artist and longtime Lopez collaborator, Chris Appleton, for a breakdown of products used on J.Lo. A silvery, shimmery makeup palette completed the liquid look, thanks to expert application by Mary Phillips for Pat McGrath Labs, who also shared a rundown of what was applied tonight.
Ahead, get an inside look at Jennifer Lopez's slick American Music Awards hair and makeup.
Inspired by the season—"Nothing better than a fresh cut for fall," he says—Appleton wanted a wet look finish "as a sexy, wearable texture." On Lopez's damp hair, he applied Color Wow Dream Coat For Curly Hair ($24) to smooth, then blowdried with the Leandro Limited Carbon Ionic Hairdryer ($179.95) with the diffuser attached for extra control.
Next, Appleton sectioned dry hair into two-inch pieces before applying Color Wow Pop & Lock Frizz-Control and Glossing Serum ($20). Using a BaByliss PRO 1.25” Nano Titanium Curling Iron ($149) on the lowest heat setting, Appleton twists the iron through hair from roots to ends for loose waves.
Finally, Appleton blasts Color Wow Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray ($29) "for the ultimate wet-look shine."
For Lopez's makeup, Pat McGrath Labs artist Mary Phillips went for a "sultry graphic liner with a modern '60s twist," she writes in a press release.
For a dewy, glowing complexion, Phillips pressed Skin Fetish: Highlighter + Balm Duo ($48) in Golden to the high points of Lopez's face to create what Phillips describes as "an iconic glow." In lieu of traditional blush, she blends Luxetrance Lipstick ($19) in LaBeija onto the cheeks, followed by Skin Fetish: Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio ($50) on cheekbones, the center of the nose, and cupid's bow.
For the platinum shimmer on Lopez's eyes, Phillips swirled the PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil ($28) in Xtreme Black "into the crease and on the upper and lower lash line to create the shape of the look and add depth."
She swept Mothership V Bronze Seduction Eyeshadow Palette ($125) in Entrapment as a base shade mixed with shades Eyedols and Statuesque on the lid, then Disobedient in Lopez's crease and lower lash line.
To round out J.Lo's show-stopping makeup, Phillips shaped her lips with PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil ($28) in Contour before filling them in with MatteTrance Lipstick ($38) in Christy, which Phillips calls "the perfect nude." The entire thing was topped off with Lust: Lip Gloss ($28) in Gold Allure for an extra boost of shimmer.
With (virtual) holiday parties around the corner, this glittery look is one we definitely plan on trying for ourselves.