Get the Look: Jessica Alba at the Met Gala

Jessica Alba attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.
I consider myself pretty lucky because I get to cover some pretty cool events, but as I drool over the images of the Met Ball last night, I find myself wishing I could be there but as an attendee! One of my favorite looks of the night belonged to Jessica Alba, who hit the red carpet in a golden lace gown by Diane Von Furstenberg which she paired with Brian Atwood heels. I'm sad we can't see the shoes due to the length of the gown but I bet they were fab!

The 33-year-old's hair was reminiscent of beauties from the 1950's which was perfectly put together by celebrity stylist Davy Newkirk. It might seem like a difficult 'do to replicate at home,  but Newkirk shared how he did it in just a few steps using products from John Freida.

  1. First, Newkirk applied a good amount of John Frieda Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse throughout Jessica’s wet hair to shape her waves. 
  2. Then, he used a large round brush and hairdryer to provide some structure. 
  3. Newkirk gave Jessica an extreme side part and started working his way around her head, curling small sections with a ¾-inch barrel iron. Then he let the curls set and cool for a few minutes. 
  4. Next, he brushed out the curls with a flat brush and applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-up Crème for a smooth and shiny texture. He started rolling up sections from ear to ear, along the bottom edge of her hairline, and securing with bobby pins. 
  5. Lastly, he sprayed John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray to lock the style in place.
Even with the perfect hair and gown, the look would be nothing without flawless make-up. Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen worked with Jessica Alba for the 2014 Met GALA. 
"Jessica is wearing a beautiful gold lace dress by DVF so I wanted her makeup to look fresh and luminous. We wanted to create a monochromatic look so I used gold on her eyes so that everything looked seamless," Andersen said. 
Here are the steps and products she used if you want to re-create the look: 

FACE: First, Andersen applied Koh Gen Do Foundation and Kevin Aucoin Concealer as a base. Next, she used Kevin Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight to highlight the bridge of the nose. Then, she finished with Lorac Mineral Bronzer on the cheeks. 

EYES: Andersen used Votre Vu Brow Wax on the eyebrows. She blended Avon's Eye Dimensions Eyeshadow in Khaki Chic on the lids to create a golden look. Then, she layered on the lightest shade from the Avon Eye Dimensions Eyeshadow in Bronze Star. Next, she lined the eyes with Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner in Intense Brown. She finished the eyes with Avon Mega Effects Mascara in Black. 

LIP: Andersen applied Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Caramel Comfort to complete the look.


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