The Worst Beauty Advice Jessica Has Ever Gotten

by Jessica Willingham

When Jessica Alba talks beauty, I'm inclined to listen. Not only does the actress and business mogul run the Honest Company, a line of eco-friendly home and beauty products, she's also a total knockout on the street or the red carpet. That all aside, let it be known: Jessica Alba does not wear fragrance.

This does not mean that the 34 year old stunner is stinky, by any means. And let's be honest, I'm not entirely shocked that the CEO of a eco-friendly product line skips commercially-made perfume. I mean, she's a proud supporter of natural products, so it only makes sense that she wears essential oils instead of fragrance.

"If I wear anything, I'll wear a mix of some essential oils, like gardenia and jasmine, a little bit of vanilla. I like bergamot as well," she told Allure. Essential oils are having a moment right now, and people are using them for everything from cleaning to warding off colds and falling asleep faster and easier. I'm not surprised Alba is right on trend with her scents of choice.

For her Allure cover photoshoot, Alba also let the writers in on some of her beauty blunders and bad advice as well. What's her all-time worst of the worst advice?

"That you need to pound on the powder to set your makeup. It's just not true, and it looks cakey. Just spot where you need it."

Amen, Alba. Amen. Thanks to products like primers and makeup setting sprays, the days of caked on powder are long gone. Also, you can make sure your face is well moisturized to ensure your foundation sets in just right. Dry and dehydrated skin (another of her worst beauty blunders) can be a nightmare for foundation.

In her Allure photoshoot video, Alba struts down memory's catwalk, looking at old red carpet looks and dissecting some less-than-stylish moments. According to her, the '90s were her prime and she even debated shaving her head. I have no doubt she would look good with any hair style, mullets included.

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Don't forget to check out the rest of her interview here.

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