InStyle's February issue with Jessica Alba is on newsstands today! We may have had more than 50 runway-ready ensembles on set for the actress to pose in, but it was her finishing touch that really stole the show. Ms. Alba's paws were painted with Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Vendetta, a glam purple shade that we can't get enough of! And it seems she's always had a passion for beauty. For her first InStyle photo shoot in September 2001, she confessed that shopping sprees at Sephora were a favorite indulgence! For more behind-the-scenes details about Alba, including the fashion advice she'll pass on to her daughters, flip to page 32 of InStyle's February issue, available now, and read her exclusive interview on page 193. On the go? Download the issue on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet!

Plus, see Jessica's beauty transformation!