Get the look: Jessica Alba

Monday, 10 December 2012

Get the look: Jessica AlbaPerfector of the smoking hot girl-next-door vibe, we look at how to create Jessica Alba’s glowing, romantic look.


If you’re still looking for an excuse to do something à là ombré, the summer holiday is as good an excuse as any. If you prefer not to have the dead-on line with dark at the top and light at the bottom, add some streaks to the dark part that matches the ends that you’re lightening. This creates a subtler, softer effect. Ombre maintenance is a dream – all you have to do is touch up the streaks every three months or so – no wonder it’s also known as the Recessionista hairstyle.

Create a centre parting (or side parting if you have a rounder face or angular jaw), and use a curling iron to curl large sections of dried hair from the mid-lengths to the ends for a laid-back, wavy look. If you see defined curls, the sections you’re using are too small.


Use a semi-matte foundation like Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid, R160, on the entire face, and dab on concealer where necessary. Always use concealer after foundation to avoid caking on too much product in problem areas. Because you spread foundation and pat on concealer, you’ll get a much better result this way round as well. The newly launched CK One Mousse Concealer, R185, applies like a dream.

Lightly dust a light golden bronzer over the entire complexion, and apply a coral or peach blush like Stila Self Adjusting Coral Blush, R200, to the apples of the cheeks for a healthy-looking flush of colour.


Give yourself a smoky eye, but imagine there was no charcoal, dark brown or black eye shadow left in the world. Use a copper shade like Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Eye Shadow in Spice, R195, for the V-shape, and blend with a beige shadow. Highlight the inner corners and brow bone with an ivory shade. Line the upper and lower lashes with black liner, and finish off with mascara. If you’re heading out for a night of partying, slap on some falsies too.


A little bit of nude gloss is all that’s called for. Favourites of mine are Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Nude Shimmer, R180, Gosh Volume Lip Shine in Soft Coral, R120 and Catrice Lip Appeal in Juri is GAGArin, R50.


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Chantelle loves the beauty industry and is a junkie for all things high-tech. A background in skincare therapy and a secret dream of becoming a copywriter steered her in the direction of beauty blogging. To read more of her writing, visit her blog

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  1. Heidi G

    Jessica Alba is gorgeous, I would just love her warm toned skin!

    5 years ago •

  1. Hess

    Can’t wait for the summer to try my ombre. And those eyes!

    6 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    I think Jessica’s one of thee most beautiful Hollywood women out there! She’s just got this natural beauty that shines through all the make-up. Really would love to try out her look. It’s so natural, with just the right amount of vooma where the eyes are concerned. Like the natural tone, with the liner and the mascara. Not too much, and not too little. Just Perfect! Gotta love Jess!

    Great article!

    6 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Whoever her makeup artist is, they get it right every single time. So pretty.

    6 years ago •

  1. Lumkwana

    ok I love this chick, more especially her eyes..she’s perfect

    6 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Wow good tips I love her smokey eyes ill try the tips

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    So stunning! Its so effortless and elegant, perfect for day or night.

    6 years ago •

  1. middlewick

    love jessica alba, always looks fantastic

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Love this look! Its so effortless and beautiful!

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Lovely golden look and suits her so much.

    6 years ago •

  1. Cat

    Love her look, so natural and beautiful at the same time

    6 years ago •

  1. Blackcherry

    lovely hair do, I wonder if it”ll look good if i try it with hair extentions

    6 years ago •

  1. Bronwyn

    Love her bronzed, shimmery summer look. Love ombre hair too!

    6 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    I love her smile!!! She is a Maybelline girl for really

    6 years ago •

  1. Melis3

    Jessica is a spokesperson for Revlon so why are you punting Maybelline foundation?

    6 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Shee is sooo beautiful…Love her hair and Makeup…

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Love Jessica’s look especially hair. Fab

    6 years ago •

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