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Celeb-inspired party hair and makeup tutorial: Jessica Alba

Allison Pynn has worked on the faces of Paula Abdul, America Ferrera, The Band Perry, Bret Michaels, and Sarah Palin. She grew up in rural Indiana running around corn fields and digging up worms, but always with lip gloss on! Allison has...

Topknot and extra glitter

Since the Met Ball always brings a ton of glam, it was easy to pick this Jessica Alba style and recreate her hair and makeup to inspire your next party look.
Jessica Alba at the 2013 Met Ball
Get the look

Topknot and extra glitter

Since the Met Ball always brings a ton of glam, it was easy to pick this Jessica Alba style and recreate her hair and makeup to inspire your next party look.

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The makeup tutorial

Supplies:

  • Gray frost eyeshadow
  • Silver shimmer eyeshadow or powder highlighter
  • Black eyeliner
  • Black mascara
  • Bronzer
  • Liquid highlighter
  • Soft pink lip gloss

Instructions:

1

Start by applying loose face powder or an eyeshadow primer all over the eyelid to help prevent eye oils from creasing makeup. Then apply foundation and concealer as usual. Swipe a frosty gray eyeshadow over the entire lid. Then, press a powder face highlighter or a silver shimmer eyeshadow onto the inner corners of each eye.

Jessica Alba makeup tutorial

Jessica Alba makeup tutorial

2

Thinly line the upper lash line with black eyeliner.

Jessica Alba makeup tutorial

3

Apply gray eyeshadow along the bottom lash line.

Jessica Alba makeup tutorial

4

Apply black eyeliner on the inner waterline of the upper and lower lash line. Lather on 2 coats of mascara.

Jessica Alba makeup tutorial

5

Lightly contour the sides of nose and cheekbones. Contouring is the art of creating bone structure, using makeup. Your contour powder should be a red-brown tone. This will give a more realistic look of bone structure shadow. This illusion can make the nose look smaller and the face look thinner.

Jessica Alba makeup tutorial

6

Dust bronzer around the face, hitting the tops of cheeks, around the hairline and the chin.

Jessica Alba makeup tutorial

7

Press liquid highlighter onto the tops of cheeks, down the nose, a bit on the forehead and chin. This will give your skin an overall glow!

Jessica Alba makeup tutorial

8

Finish with soft pink lip gloss.

Jessica Alba makeup tutorial

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