Monday, November 2, 2015

Jennifer Lopez's Scary-Gorgeous Skull Makeup for Halloween

Scary gorgeous! On the arm of her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Casper Smart, Jennifer Lopez attended Heidi Klum's 16th Annual Halloween Party on Oct. 31 in NYC, where the couple stunned in spooky skull makeup and glam ensembles (including a plunging dress for Lopez!).

First, Faction needed the perfect face paint. "[I used] Mehron Paradise Makeup in Black and White, and the Barrier Setting Spray. The paint has such incredible pigment, which makes applying an even base coat a breeze," the makeup pro tells Us Weekly. "For Jennifer and Casper, it was my obvious choice — they're my favorite body-painting company, hands down."

For Smart, Faction wanted a "traditional, more masculine skull face — dark and menacing." But for Lopez, the makeup artist wanted something soft and sexy. "I decided to create something new — a glam skull-hybrid with soft lines and blended areas, but still featuring the structure of the traditional skull shape. Plus, I wanted the warmer tones to complement her skin and her hair color," he explains.

And in the end, "We were thrilled!" Faction tells Us. "It was dark, Halloween-appropriate makeup, but it still held beauty and interest." He adds, "Working with Jennifer was a dream — she is so kind and has the best laugh in the world. And with her incredible bone structure, the makeup just applied itself."