Eva Longoria is never seen looking less than glam on the red carpet, but if you see a makeup-free picture of her, she doesn’t look that much different from you and me. We have a look at some insider tricks on how to copy her look for a big night out.
If you have clip-in human hair extensions, now would be a good time to use them for extra volume. Blow dry hair with a volumising product like Lee Stafford Double Blow Volumising Mousse, R94.99, and then curl hair with a curling iron or straightener. Avoid the OTT look by only curling mid-lengths to ends, and using fairly large sections at a time. To avoid frying your locks, remember to use a heat protector like ghd Heat Protect Spray, R180.
There are plenty of foundations available with light reflecting pigments that will help you obtain that airbrushed Photoshop finish. Try L’Oreal Lumi Magique, R189.99 or Revlon Photoready Makeup, R210. If you still have visible imperfections after you have applied foundation, dab some concealer on them – try Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Concealer, R175. Keep your blusher matte, and add some highlighter to your brow bone and cheekbones – try Yardley Radiant Glo, R99.95. If you need a little extra help looking flawless, finish with Catrice Prime and Fine Translucent Loose Powder, R65.
You don’t always need to blend three or four different eye shades. For this look, simply go for an eye shadow duo like Estee Lauder Pure Colour in Cobblestones, R395 – it gives you one earthy copper and one light colour to blend with. Use the lighter colour as your base, and blend the darker colour into the crease and outer corners. If you insist on adding another colour, make it a warm copper brown like Catrice Intensif’eye in Charly’s Chocolate Factory, R49.95. Don’t be shy when you’re applying your eye liner – try a black liquid liner like Maybelline Master Precise, R89.95, it’s super easy to manoeuvre and it gives a very glamorous result. Round off with a pair of temporary false lashes like Eyelure Naturalites Evening Wear 101, R58.95 and generous lashings of mascara – any kind will do if you’re wearing falsies. If you’re skipping the falsies, try ModelCo Fiberlash, R340.
The lips can go in any direction. You should wear what you’re comfortable with. I’m currently in love with YSL Glossy Stains (YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Lévrés), R365 each, and they have a beautiful selection of colours to choose form. You can also slick some gloss over Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain, R105, if you’re a low maintenance girl like me – the colour stays on for hours and doesn’t slide/rub off.