Friday, 26 August 2016
Surprise! Pinterest Inspired Jessica Alba's '60s-Inspired Cat Eye Look
For the Mechanic: Resurrection premiere red carpet earlier this week, Jessica Alba actress served up some serious ’60s vibes with a soft, smoky cat eye and a romantic blowout — a sexy, sultry combination that easily made it our favorite Look of the Week. And, as her makeup artist, Honest Beauty creative color consultant Daniel Martin explains, Pinterest actually inspired this little throwback moment.
“Jessica’s a visual person, so she likes to see images for inspiration,” Martin tells PeopleStyle. “I put together mood boards on my iPad or show her images from my Pinterest page. I created a private board just for her of references for us to draw from.” Once the pair came together creatively, Martin got to work on what he calls “a tribute to [Brigitte] Bardot and [Catherine] Deneuve.”
To create the look, Martin applied the Smoked Aubergine and Blackened Burgundy shades from the Honest Beauty Falling For You Makeup Palette to the star’s lids, then added a dab of the Honest Beauty Magic Balm to create a slight sheen effect on the lids. As for the winged cat eye, Martin recommends painting an angled liner brush against the mascara wand (to pick up pigment), and then sweeping the brush along the upper lash line to define the outer edges.
“Jessica has a lot of great eye space to play with, so I love doing her eyes,” says the pro. “You can also get too carried away, so there’s a balance.”
He left the finishing touches up to Alba. “We have our rhythm down to a science, so she does her own mascara and lipstick,” Martin says. “I’ll go over after she’s finished to clean up any mishaps.”
The star applied a few coats of the Honest Beauty Truly Lush Mascara + Lash Primer to her lashes and topped her pout with a rosy gloss (Honest Beauty Lip Gloss in Creative Kiss).
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So, what did Alba think of the look? “I think she said it was ‘dope,'” he laughs.