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

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It’s arduous 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 12 months. Titled Flamin’ Scorching, it tells Richard Montañez’s story as he goes from Frito Lay janitor to the person who made Flamin’ Scorching Cheetos a world success.

This 12 months, she’s been simply as busy, starring in Land of Girls as a New York socialite named Gala who she likens (at the least 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” on the subject of her off-screen magnificence routine.

I catch Longoria earlier than her first Cannes carpet, the place she pops up on display screen from the South of France. The primary “One Factor” on her thoughts: ceding the highlight to the L’Oréal Paris Lights on Girls’s Value 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 repeatedly highlighted the significance of “celebrating and honoring” different girls in Hollywood. “It is such a prestigious pageant, so to acknowledge feminine filmmakers on this stage and on this platform is absolutely essential,” she says. “It might do lots for his or her careers.”

The checklist of One Issues continues from there, from irreplaceable skincare devices to items of life recommendation that would solely come from somebody absolutely, confidently at dwelling in herself. In spite of everything, Longoria has completed all of it—however I’ve a sense the perfect is but to come back. Beneath, the characters that made her step outdoors 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 often, 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 ideas 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, ‘It is best to do that.’

“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 Instrument, this under-eye vibrating instrument. You placed on serum and you then push it underneath your eye and it simply awakens your eyes, which I really like. Principally, I’ve realized that it’s simply placing extra consideration on skincare than make-up.”

The One Character the Most Reverse to Her Magnificence Type

“I do not know if I performed anyone like me [with beauty] as a result of often, 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 seems—and that is positively the alternative of who I used to be. In Land of Girls, which premieres in June on Apple, I play a girl who—in a different way than Gaby Solis—shouldn’t be 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 suppose 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 Development 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 really like that development.”

The One Factor She Does Each Morning

“Undoubtedly skincare. I’ve an excellent skincare routine. I take advantage of all of the L’Oréal Revitalift [products]: the cream, the moisturizer, the serum, the hyaluronic acid, the glycolic acid, the vitamin C! I really like my skincare routine within the morning and at night time. I simply suppose 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 need to give myself any recommendation. I like what I’ve completed 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 all of the errors I made. I feel I actually realized from these and it is made me who I’m.”

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