Jessica Alba at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival, hair & makeup #howtoguide

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Celebrity makeup artist Quinn Murphy and celebrity hairstylist Rebekah Forecast worked with Jessica Alba for the 2014 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday, September 27th in New York City. 



“To complement Jessica’s black dress, I focused her look around black eyeliner while keeping the rest of the makeup bronze and warm.  It was 80 degrees in Central Park so a sun-kissed coral look was unseasonably appropriate.”


“After prepping her skin with moisturizer, I used Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base to create a smooth surface and add lasting power to the makeup.  I also applied RMS Beauty “un” cover-up $36.00 in Shade 44. 
Next I applied Armani Luminous Silk Foundation $62.00 in #9

using a damp Beauty Blender “The Original” Beauty Blender Single $19.95.

Using the Matte Multiple $39.00 in Vientiane, I framed her face.  I applied the bronze cream on the edges of her face to create dimension – under the cheekbones, temples, and under the jawline.

I applied the same Nars Bronzing Powder $38.00 to the center of her eyelids and blended upward and out. 

Next I applied Estée Lauder AERIN Cool Gel Eyeliner $28.00 in black along the top lash line, making the line thicker on the outer edges and giving it a flick for a cat eye effect. 

I applied Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara $32.00 in Black on the top and bottom lashes.  

I used NARS Blush $30.00 in Deep Throat on the apples of the cheeks. 

I then used Nars Bronzing Powder $38.00 in Casino to subtly contour the cheekbones.  It’s softer than a traditional taupe contour shade.  

On her lips I applied a sheer peachy bronze lipstick that was Jessica’s own.”



“My inspiration for Jessica’s hair was the music festival itself.  Cool rock chic with a little bit of punk – hence the braid, giving the affect of a buzzed side.  I also wanted a the high pony to look young and effortless.”


“Beginning with wet hair, I applied a volumizing spray at the roots to help create texture and volume.  I blow dried the hair with a diffuser to keep the natural movement in the length and ends, but smoothed out the hairline.  TRY: Serge Normant ‘Dream Big’ Instant Volumizing Spray $15.00

Once hair was dry, I sprayed the whole head with a small amount of dry shampoo to give a second day feel.  This also helps to get a good grip on the hair when pulling it into a high ponytail.  I used a brow mascara on the hair line to tame any fly aways. TRY: Alterna Bamboo Smooth Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo $22.00

Once the ponytail was secured, I sprayed a bit of thermal spray and used a flat iron to create irregular waves throughout the hair.  The spray gave the hair great hold as I knew she was going to be outside all day and touch ups would not be possible.” TRY: PHILIP B Oud Royal Thermal Spray $25.00


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