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Jessica Alba: It took months to perfect our mascara

Published 29/09/2015

Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba’s favourite makeup is mascara.

(Cover) - EN Star Style - Jessica Alba has always been “obsessed with lashes” and it took months working on The Honest Company’s mascara to ensure the product was perfect.

The 34-year-old actress recently launched a cosmetics line with her corporation The Honest Company.

And because gorgeous eyelashes are so important to her, Jessica took a tremendous amount of time crafting the ideal mascara.

“Our Truly Lush Mascara is something I’m really proud that we made,” Jessica told “It took months to formulate, and having the built-in primer is just incredible. I’m obsessed with lashes—always have been. So I curl my lashes first, using Tweezerman and Space NK. Then I’ll only put primer on the top lashes, and apply mascara to my bottom lashes while the top is drying.”

Jessica is known for rarely putting a foot wrong when it comes to her appearance – whether it’s the clothes she’s wearing or the makeup she’s sporting.

Another facial aspect she concentrates on when making cosmetic choices is her eyebrows.

“Then I always do a brow—brows are major,” Jessica added. “And I always groom them myself, I never wax. When I was growing in my brows, I used Latisse. It irritated my eyes, though. I start filling them in with Honest Brow Filler from the middle, moving to the end. I fill in the front last. And I always brush as I go. That’s a trick I learned from my friend, makeup artist Lauren Andersen."

Jessica is kept busy on a daily basis with a thriving acting career, her company and her two young daughters, Honor and Haven.

But the stunning star admits she would never leave the house without a slick of lip gloss.

“I use lip gloss every day,” she said. “I love Honest Beauty’s Dreamy Kiss, which is a neutral. Sometimes I also use lip stains—like Innisfree, which I found in Korea.

“These are really great because the more you layer, the more of a lip that you get. I own Innisfree Lip Tint in four different shades—a cherry-looking one, an orange one, a pink one and a fuschia one. I’ll apply Innisfree and then put a little bit of gloss over. For lipsticks, I like Bite Beauty. They’re really good.”

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