Jessica Alba shared her tips for achieving the perfect graphic eyeliner look in five minutes flat for British Vogue — but, she has a little secret: it's the first time she's actually attempted the elusive, symmetrical winged eyeliner look on camera, on her own — and of course, she absolutely nails it.
First, Alba applies a lavender shadow as a base to her eyelid and blends the outer edges in a circular motion, using her index finger and a fluffy eye-shadow brush. Then, she transforms a metallic cream eye shadow into a soft eyeliner, using an angled brush to create an outline for the perfect winged look to come. She then traces over this winged eyeliner shape yet again with a darker eggplant-colored eye shadow, which she uses as a soft eyeliner after adding a splash of water. Alba follows that with a cotton swab soaked in makeup remover to clean up any off-balance edges. "They're never even," Alba confesses, "It's really hard to get the right and the left matching." Finally, Alba attempts a symmetrical winged look by applying a black liquid eyeliner to her upper lash line, and we would never guess that she, as we do, struggles to get them perfectly matching. Her most important tip? "With a graphic eye, you need to have a strong brow because it balances out the face. You see the difference."
Want to know how Jessica Alba completes her perfect winged eyeliner look? Watch the full clip above.