Skinny brows, blunt bangs, blonde dye, and more.
As an actress who has been in the limelight since the age of 12, Jessica Alba has been on countless movie sets, red carpets, and photo shoots. It's made her a beauty expert, and even more of a trusted creator of beauty products at her own brand, Honest Beauty. Unlike many companies, the clean skincare and makeup brand does everything in-house—including product formulation. The latest innovation? Liquid lipstick. It took seven tries before nailing it, but now there are seven universally flattering pink, berry, and neutral shades (currently on sale at Target and honestbeauty.com).
Liquid lipsticks get a bad reputation for being drying, but Alba has managed to introduce a lipstick that not only has major color payoff, but is long-wearing and moisturizing. The vegan formula feels silky and velvety on the lips—but not too goopy or glossy—and dries down demi-matte. Hyaluronic acid, avocado oil, and coconut keeps lips looking juicy over time at an affordable $13 per tube.
Out promoting L.A.'s Finest with Gabrielle Union, Alba told ELLE.com that it had been a long time since she did a press tour and that effects her approach to beauty. "Frankly, doing the 14, 16, and 18 hours days and the 12 hours of press is not very glamorous, but when I go on press tours, for me, it's a time to dress up and [experience] the fantasy, glamorous side of entertainment," she says. "I'll put together a Pinterest board of movie stars who inspire me. I'll put together muses and fashions of that time and then hair and makeup and then I'll collaborate with the makeup artists and the hairdresser to bring it to life."
Considering she's tried so many looks through the years, we decided to walk down beauty memory lane with Alba and get her take on her hair and makeup moments of past and present. Read on for her thoughts on being blonde, having bangs, and the one time she had to chop off all her hair.
Adam: (1) "Although Harvard once listed her as a minority faculty member for statistical purposes" That is burying the fact that she traded on her "ancestry" for years prior to the Harvard identification. Her misuse of that characteristic/demographic/etc. was much more widespread and inappropriate than this article describes. (2) "In October 2018, in response to President Trump’s “Pocahontas” taunts, she released the results of a DNA test that showed a minuscule amount of Native American ancestry" If my memory is correct, the test showed that her ancestry was attributed to South American people and not associated with Cherokee as she claimed. Not only was the amount minuscule, it was not supportive of her claim. If she receives the nomination, Warren may have a hard time answering both questions about her socialist-leaning platform, as well as whether she benefited from intentional misrepresentation of her demographics, both of which likely turn off independents and moderate Republicans.