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Jessica Alba at 2008 Oscars: How to get her makeup look

How-To: Jessica Alba's Oscars Makeup


Jessica Alba positively glowed in a deep aubergine dress and beautiful braids on the Oscars red carpet last night. I hope the show wasn't too long for her to sit through; that belly bump sure looks like it's growing by the second!

Jessica followed her own lead from last year and chose a radiant and stunning subdued makeup look. For product suggestions and application techniques on how to create her makeup look at home, read more.


  • Face: Begin by applying a creamy concealer under your eyes, to the sides of your nose, and to any red areas on your face. Next, blend a tan-toned tinted moisturizer such as Dior Bronze Tinted Moisturizer SPF 10 all over your face and neck and set your skin with a loose powder such as Bare Escentuals Tinted Mineral Veil.
  • Cheeks: You'll want to create a slight contour, yet soft golden cheek for this look so I suggest blending the two brown shades from the Scott Barnes Chic Palette in Sundance together just under your cheekbones and then highlight the top part of your cheeks with the gold, shimmery shade. As a finishing touch, dust a touch of apricot blush like Maybelline Expert Wear Blush in Rose Silk on the apples of your cheeks for softness and warmth.
  • Eyes: It looks like Jessica is wearing several shades of bronze, gold, and brown on her eyes. A perfect palette for creating this kind of warm, neutral smoky is DuWop's Brown Eyes Shadow Palette. When you are finishing blending your base and crease colors, add a touch of a highlighter like Too Faced Shimmer Veils in Angel Hair on the inner corners of the eyes. Line your top and lower lashline with dark brown cream liner. Finish with two coats of deep brown or black mascara.
  • Lips: This look demands a shiny, but very sheer lip look. I suggest lining your entire lip with a neutral liner such as DuWop's Neutral Lip Pencil in Teardrop and then top it off with DuWop's Venom Flash in Gold. This will create fullness and a touch of sparkle.

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