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Eva Longoria Is the Reverse of Her ‘Determined Housewives’ Character When it Involves Magnificence

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It’s laborious to distill Eva Longoria’s decades-long profession down into single moments and sound bytes. The actor, activist, director, producer, philanthropist, and founding member of Time’s Up has channeled her voice and skills into many mediums through the years, from talking up about being a Latina lady in Hollywood, to releasing her directorial debut, final yr. Titled Flamin’ Sizzling, it tells Richard Montañez’s story as he goes from Frito Lay janitor to the person who made Flamin’ Sizzling Cheetos a world success.

This yr, she’s been simply as busy, starring in Land of Ladies as a New York socialite named Gala who she likens (no less than on the floor) to Bree Van de Kamp of Determined Housewives. “She’s about having to be put collectively on a regular basis,” she says, including that she’s “not that individual” relating to her off-screen magnificence routine.

I catch Longoria earlier than her first Cannes carpet, the place she pops up on display from the South of France. The primary “One Factor” on her thoughts: ceding the highlight to the L’Oréal Paris Lights on Ladies’s Price Award, the model’s ongoing dedication to honoring rising feminine filmmakers. Longoria, who’s been a L’Oréal ambassador for greater than 20 years, has constantly highlighted the significance of “celebrating and honoring” different ladies in Hollywood. “It is such a prestigious pageant, so to acknowledge feminine filmmakers on this stage and on this platform is de facto vital,” she says. “It might do rather a lot for his or her careers.”

The listing of One Issues continues from there, from irreplaceable skincare devices to items of life recommendation that might solely come from somebody totally, confidently at residence in herself. In spite of everything, Longoria has carried out all of it—however I’ve a sense the perfect is but to return. Under, the characters that made her step exterior her magnificence type, the make-up look that feels most like her, and the explanation she’d decline any life recommendation to her youthful self.


The One Skincare Step She By no means Skips

“Moisturizer and sunblock. And normally, my moisturizer has sunblock in it. So I by no means skip these.”

The One Magnificence Product That is All the time in Her Bag

“I at all times have lip balm. I’ve 100 totally different lip balms however there’s at all times lip balm in my purse. And sunblock—the L’Oréal Paris Shiny Reveal Broad Spectrum SPF 50 + Antioxidants UV-Lotion—it absorbs so effectively.”

The One Magnificence Tip She Picked Up on Set

“Make-up suggestions are at all times evolving—make-up and skincare has advanced and I am at all times studying various things. I see any person use a instrument on me and I am like, ‘What is that?’ Or they’re like, ‘You must do this.’

“There is a machine referred to as the Facify Magnificence Wand the place you are able to do lymphatic drainage earlier than you do your make-up. It’s this rotating factor and it feels so good in your face. Nurse Jamie additionally has the Eyeonix Eye Massaging Magnificence Software, this under-eye vibrating instrument. You placed on serum and you then push it beneath your eye and it simply awakens your eyes, which I like. Largely, I’ve realized that it’s simply placing extra consideration on skincare than make-up.”

The One Character the Most Reverse to Her Magnificence Model

“I do not know if I performed anyone like me [with beauty] as a result of normally, I am bare-faced. I am the alternative of [Desperate Housewives’] Gaby Solis as a result of she was all about her look, all about vogue, all about appears to be like—and that is positively the alternative of who I used to be. In Land of Ladies, which premieres in June on Apple, I play a girl who—otherwise than Gaby Solis—just isn’t a lot about sexiness. She’s about having to be put collectively on a regular basis; she’s extra like Bree [Van de Kamp of Desperate Housewives]. I am not that individual both, so I do not assume I’ve performed an individual that is most like me.”

The One Magnificence Look That Makes Her Really feel the Most Herself

“For certain after I’m bare-faced. If I’ve sunblock and moisturizer on—and possibly mascara—that is most likely like my go-to look.”


The Y2K Magnificence Pattern She By no means Must See Once more

“The 2000s was such heavy make-up! I bear in mind carrying a lot—particularly a powerful smoky eye. I look again and I am going, ‘Oh my God, I’ve a lot eyeshadow on…I do not know what number of colours I’ve on my eyes.’ So the fashionable no-makeup make-up look—I like that development.”

The One Factor She Does Each Morning

“Undoubtedly skincare. I’ve an amazing skincare routine. I exploit all of the L’Oréal Revitalift [products]: the cream, the moisturizer, the serum, the hyaluronic acid, the glycolic acid, the vitamin C! I like my skincare routine within the morning and at evening. I simply assume you possibly can’t have good make-up if you do not have good pores and skin.”

The One Factor She Would Inform Her Youthful Self (Or Not)

“I do not wish to give myself any recommendation. I like what I’ve carried out and I really feel like if I gave my youthful self recommendation, it will have modified my trajectory. I like the place I’m; I’ve no regrets. I embrace all of the failures. I have been by means of all of the errors I made. I believe I actually realized from these and it is made me who I’m.”

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