Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award – more commonly known as ESPY – is a night to remember for sports fans around the globe. Presented by ESPN, this glamorous night celebrates the achievements of sportsmen across America and to join in this celebration there are always celebrities from Hollywood – decked up and ready to dazzle.
While in 2014 the best male and female athlete awards were bagged by Kevin Durant and Rhonda Rousy respectively, the Seattle Seahawks took with pride the award for best team. Russel Westbrook was crowned the comeback athlete of the year, while Richard Sherman won the place of breakthrough athlete. While there are numerous other awards, the last major award for a championship performance went to Kawhi Leonard for golf.
Back to the divas of Hollywood? Jessica Alba was nothing but gorgeous this Espy awards. Complementing her dull gold off shoulder dress, Jessica Alba went all out on her earthy makeup regime, complete with the brushed up brows and darkened eyes.
Her makeup artist who also happens to be her dear friend – Lauren Anderson – was responsible for this natural and organic but yet stunning makeup. Curious as to how she got that perfect bronze skin tone with accented flashes of gold and light? Here is an exclusive charting out every step!
The globally acclaimed Avon makeup artist Lauren Anderson says that she took every ounce of inspiration for the makeup from the stunning dull gold dress itself. Her focus was to draw attention to the dress, but still allow the face to pop.
Anderson began with a foundation of Koh Gen Do in order to ensure that the base was smooth and flawless, working on it with Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate Palette as an elegant highlight to accent Jessica Alba’s cheekbones. The handling of this palette requires true skill, and Anderson’s expert hands manipulated the shade to add that much needed glow to the contours of her face.
The base was set, and with just a hint of VotreVu’s brow wax for that perfect windswept eyebrow finish, the eye makeup was next on the menu. Anderson aimed at bringing out those large brown eyes and making them the focus – using Eye Dimensions in Khaki Chic by Avon itself, she used the dark brown to accent the lid’s warm and gentle almond hue.
Kohl Eyeliner and eye shadow added that extra dimension and lifted out the deep browns – and just like that with a coat or two of mascara Alba’s eyes were ready to dazzle the crowd!
All that was left was a sheen of KevynAucoin’sVesuvian lip gloss on her naturally pink lips and Jessica Alba was all set to make her stately appearance.
The gold undertone worked in perfect tandem with the bronze skin, and easily made Jessica Alba one of best dressed and looking actresses on the red carpet that day.
Not only was the makeup meant to complement the dress, but the bronze jewels too. All eyes were on her sparkling studded dress and glowing golden makeup, while her minimalist and unassuming hairstyle just had her hair straight and swept behind her ears – allowing for no distractions.