Get the look: Eva Longoria

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Get the look: Eva LangoriaEva 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.

HAIR

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.

MAKE-UP

FACE
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.

EYES
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.

LIPS

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.

Written by

Chantelle loves the beauty industry and is a junkie for all things high-tech. A background in skincare therapy and a secret dream of becoming a copywriter steered her in the direction of beauty blogging. To read more of her writing, visit her blog NotAnotherPoppie.com.

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  1. Heidi G

    Eva Longoria is utterly gorgeous, and her hair is beautiful!

    5 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    Eva is a stunning lady! this look is great on her. Just bitten lip stain seems affordable and nice to know that it lasts for hours. so no need to touch up all the time.

    5 years ago •

  1. Livvy

    Eva’s makeup is always picture perfect.

    5 years ago •

  1. Bella

    She’s always looking stunning. Very pretty lady

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Eva looks gorgeous as always and even i want to try Catrice Loose powder.

    6 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Some nice products mentioned in this article – will keep my eyes ope for these next time I go shopping

    6 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi Humpreys,
    We did review the Catrice Prime and Fine Translucent Loose Powder that was mentioned in the article above. If you click on the link, you’ll be taken to the review page :)

    6 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Catrice Products? An honest review on the product itself would be great!

    6 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Great products,Eva Longoria is looking flawless as usual

    6 years ago •

  1. Charles

    I’ve heard so many good things about the Catrice Prime and Fine Translucent Loose Powder. Dischem here I come!

    6 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I want to try that Catrice powder. Sounds great and super affordable.

    6 years ago •

  1. kunene

    i love using mousse for my hair to add volume and Eva’s look is stunning, it is not over the top, natural tones enhance her look and that lipstick just adds a pop of color to her face and makes us say STUNNING…STUNNING…STUNNNNNNING.

    6 years ago •

  1. Charne

    wOw, now I can also feel and look like a star!

    6 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    Will def try this! Love eva! She always looks so fab

    6 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    I love Eva”s look. Love her hair

    6 years ago •

  1. Botes

    Caprice products are amazing and sooooooo affordable!!!! Never thought id ever find the best of both worlds in one product!!!!! Thank you Cindy Nell!!!!

    6 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    Wow! Never heard of Catrise before and it looks affordable!

    6 years ago •

  1. ODENDAAL

    Love the price of the Catrice powder.

    6 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    This woman always looks flawless on the red carpet. I’ll be popping into Dischem to go check out those Catrice products!

    6 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi Diva, it depends on your skin type and what look and feel you prefer. Loose mineral powder foundations are great to use for light coverage. If you prefer something that will give you more coverage use a pressed powder. It depends on the brand you like too. These looks are just a general guideline.

    6 years ago •

  1. julandism

    Eva Longoria always looks stunning! I am definitely going to go have a look at the Catrice products!

    6 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    which one is better the loose powder or the pressed powder?

    6 years ago •

  1. K@t

    Nice to see affordable products that one can use to achieve the look!

    6 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi Natasha

    Catrice is available at Dischem stores.

    6 years ago •

  1. natashaler

    This is the first time I’ve heard of Catrice make-up. Where can I test/try/purchase? Thanks! :-)

    6 years ago •

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