So, by now most of you know how I’m often bothered by how difficult it is to find out what products celebrity makeup artists actually use on their clients. I don’t want to know how to “get the look”, or what I could “try” to “achieve so-and-so’s look” (all these phrases typically code for “This ain’t the real deal, but buy this stuff anyway cuz yer dumb”). I want a run-down of the actual goods.
Well, I scored big-time when it came to this stunning look on Jessica Alba at the 2013 Kids Choice Awards. Leave it to the awesome folks at People StyleWatch to get back to me immediately when I asked them if they could locate the items used on her. People StyleWatch also credits this gorgeous look to the talents of fabulous Avon Global celebrity makeup artist Lauren Anderson.
I’ve loved a couple things about Jessica’s makeup these days, with the number one thing being her flawless under-eye area (and yes, I get how obscure that is but you begin to appreciate these things after years of obsessing). The area fanning out from the inner corners of her eyes always looks luminous and even, as also seen here at the 2013 Golden Globes. I love that her skin doesn’t just look corrected of whatever flaws there may be; it looks beyond corrected. Her face is highlighted and contoured in all the right places to the point where she looks lit from within or part of a Renaissance painting. I also love a dewy, glowing finish much more than a matte finish (which I need to get over though, because I’ve learned that some brides don’t want to look glowy; they’d rather look matte and shine-less, which I can respect). And that teal eyeliner is so fresh and it makes her eyes sparkle! The nude lip color looks clean and beautiful too, making this my favorite makeup look so far for 2013.
So what exactly did Lauren use to achieve this perfect look for spring? All of the following, as reported to me by PSW, are the exact products used:
Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation
Lorac Baked Bronzer
Chanel blush in Tumulte
Cle de Peau concealer
Votre Vu Brow Wax
Avon Glimmersticks in Aqua Flash
Ardell Individual Lashes (in short black)
Avon SuperExtend Infinitize Mascara
Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Lovey Dovey
Of course it’s the seventy-dollar Cle de Peau concealer- of cooouuurrrrrrse! I mean, it had to be, right? It couldn’t have been my dang L’Oreal True Match! But then again, Cle de Peau’s concealer does have the top-of-the-line reputation for being the absolute best you can get in concealer, bar none. So, I suppose I should’ve expected a product of that caliber to be responsible for Jessica’s holy undereyes. But the real good news to me is the fact that the wicked awesome teal eyeliner is Avon! Seriously?! Not, like, ten thousand dollar Dior eyeliner?! Woohoo! Those Avon Glimmerstick things cost just seven bucks a pop! Even the foundation costs just eleven bucks, and the lipstick goes for eight (though currently on sale for five).
My order is currently in for the eyeliner and lipstick. Let me know if you’ve ever tried any Avon products that you love, OR if you’re an Avon lady! I’ve always wanted my very own Avon lady
to feed and keep in a cage all for myself! xo, MR