How-to: Jessica Alba’s orange lips at the Golden Globes

Jessica Alba - Golden Globe Awards 2013 makeup

The look:

Matte orange lips and glowing skin.

The inspiration:

“The dress was the inspiration. I loved the contrast between her glowing skin and the matte orange lip. It’s an almost tropical pop of colour that’s not an exact match for the dress but close.”—makeup artist Lauren Andersen for Hourglass Cosmetics.

The how-to:


1. Prep the skin with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, followed with Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Sand.

2. Use Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Warm under the eyes and down the bridge of the nose, and then fan the product out in the centre of the forehead to create dimension.

3. Apply Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light all over to create a golden, subtle warmth. (“It’s a soft, refined shimmer that’s glowy,” says Andersen.)

4. Use the bronze shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to contour the cheeks and follow with the blush shade on the apples of the cheeks.


1. Apply Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Espresso to the outer corners of the eyes and then smudge it with a brush.

2. Apply Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer in the crease of the eyes and the gold shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Dune on the lids.

3. Treat the lashes to several coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.

4. Amplify the brows with Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette.


1. Apply Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera, a vibrant tangerine shade. The velvety matte colour delivers richly pigmented and long-lasting coverage for up to 14 hours.

1 Comment

Saturday, August 17/2013 at 7:45 pm

Thanks for being honest about all the steps!!! In a lot of these tutorials you can tell the steps have been pared down, you can see in the picture that the model clearly has on more makeup than what’s listed!

keep up the good work! More where this came from please


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