Last night was the 2013 Met Gala, and every spring, I look forward to watching the red carpet at the event. The fashion, the hair, the accessories, and the makeup consistently woo me every single year, and I love picking out my favorites. One of my favorite makeup looks from last night was worn by the gorgeous Jessica Alba. It’s a simple look to apply and achieve, yet it looks dramatic and smokey. Inside, celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen spills the exact products she used on Jessica for the big night, and I show you how to recreate the look at home!
The Muse: Jessica Alba at the 2013 Met Gala.
Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen was inspired by the intricate silver detailing on Jessica Alba’s stunning Tory Burch gown, and complemented the glamorous frock by giving Alba a sultry smoky eye while keeping the rest of her makeup soft and romantic. See below for products Andersen used to get Jessica’s look:
- Face: YSL foundation, Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in “Earthen Rose”
- Eyes: Jolen Cream Bleach for eyebrows, Bobbi Brown Metallic Long Wear Cream Shadow in Chrome Patina, Avon Mega Impact Eyeliner in Gray Slate, and Avon Super Extend Infinitize Mascara
- Lips: Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Natural Glow
- Body: Charlotte Ronson Body Makeup
Below are images of and links to the exact Avon products used on Jessica:
All Avon products used on Jessica can be found at Avon’s website.
The Recreation of Jessica Alba’s Look & Tutorial:
Since I don’t own those products specifically, I used products in my own makeup arsenal. The Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in “Chrome Patina” is a really unique, gorgeous product that was used on Jessica’s eyes, as it gives a super sparkling, metallic silver finish that looks somewhat sheer. Since I don’t own this product, I went with a sparkling metallic silver eyeshadow (Urban Decay’s “Oz”) that is much more opaque, from my Urban Decay Glinda Palette. Other than the eyeshadow being slightly more opaque than Jessica’s sheer metallic sparkle, the look is pretty identical. Here is the breakdown of what I used:
- Urban Decay’s Glinda Palette “Oz” Eyeshadow
- Laura Mercier’s “Stone Grey” Eyeliner
- Ardell Demi Wispies False Eyelashes
- MAC “Prism” Blush
- It Cosmetics Live, Love, Laugh Vitality Face Disc (for highlighter)
- MAC “Creme Cup” Lipstick
- Inglot YSM Foundation #49
The trick is to keep the cheeks bronzed and warm, and add a subtle highlight to the top of the apples of your cheeks. Keep the lipstick nude and neutral. I used a slightly pinker nude shade than Jessica did, so go for what flatters your skin tone best. The eyes are incredibly simple! Just apply your sparkling silver eyeshadow to your entire eyelid and lower lash-line, blend out any harsh lines, and add grey eyeliner to your upper lash-line and lower water-line. The grey is smokey but slightly less harsh than regular black liner. Add false lashes, and your eyes look doe-eyed and gorgeous.
The overall effect is glamorous, and perfect for the red carpet, but also incredibly simplistic and easy to achieve. The skin is glowing, bronzed, and perfected, and the eyes are shimmering and sparkling with metallic silver. The liner keeps the look smokey, but not over-the-top, since we used a grey shade. The lips are youthful and fun with a nude beige or pink shade. Play around with what shades you have in your own makeup collection and work with what looks best against your complexion and features.
What do you think of Jessica Alba’s 2013 Met Gala makeup? Who was your favorite from the Met Gala?
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