Jessica Alba’s out-of-character beauty look

She ditched her go-to bronzed look, and we love it

Beauty Crew Contributor / May 25 2017

Bronze smoky eyes. Earthy, glowy cheeks. Sun-kissed, tousled brunette waves. This is how one would usually describe Jessica Alba’s look on the red carpet. It is her signature look, after all

Jess' usual go-to makeup look

Jess' usual go-to makeup look

Not today, though. Yes, the mum-of-two and founder of The Honest Company has ditched her staple hair and makeup combo, opting to hit the Billboard Music Awards red carpet looking superbly fierce.

Gone are the go-to flowing waves; in their place is a sleek, high updo complete with a twisted plait pinned up at the crown. It’s super hero-esque, really. 

Jess' fierce Billboard Awards look

Jess' fierce Billboard Awards look

And look at that striking navy blue eye makeup! It’s a far cry from the neutral bronze tones she’s usually sporting, but the finish is outstanding. By taking the contrasting bold blue hue around her entire eye she’s creating a ‘halo’ effect, which makes her brown eyes stand out tenfold. Add to that the angular cat eye shape of the shadow and you’ve got one sexy, edgy look.

To copy Jessica Alba’s bold blue eye makeup look, arm yourself with one of these deep blue eyeshadows: Revlon ColorStay Shadowlinks in Periwinkle; Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot in Sapphire Rage; Rimmel London Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in Blamed Blue.

Revlon ColorStay Shadowlinks

Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick

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