25 March 2013 by

This Week's Beauty Crush: Eva Mendes

GALLERY>>Eva Mendes' Best Beauty

She’s surely the sexiest woman alive and after being continually wowed by her recent red carpet appearances (to promote her new film Beneath The Pines) we feel the need to indulge ourselves in an Eva love fest. That hair, those lips, the toned, tanned limbs; no wonder Ryan Gosling couldn’t resist. Now, before we get started we feel it’s our duty to issue a warning to you – prepare to encounter some serious pangs of envy as you flick through our Mendes-tastic gallery…..

The Red Lip

Lips like Eva’s don’t need much in the way of enhancing but she never shies away from a strong lip. In true Dolce Vita style a hot coral or spicy red suits her best and boy does she know how to work it. This particular lip is given a dose of girl next door wear ability thanks to its creamy consistency and lack of obvious lip liner. A touch of blush on the cheeks gives adds a pretty edge.

The Coloured Liner

While we wouldn’t call her experimental (she’s got a style and she sticks to it) Eva does surprise us every now and then by injecting an un-expected shot of colour into her trademark smoky eye. We spotted her rocking this intense turquoise eye liner not too long ago and now it’s practically a new season must!

The Swishy Pony

When she’s not flicking her glossy, caramel waves over her shoulder Eva likes to step out with a glamourous 60s ponytail.  Complete with a touch of volume at the back and a seductive side swept fringe it’s her go-to style. Off duty she loves nothing better than to pop her hair into a preppy high pony.

Turban Chic

Not many women could wear a turban and look good in it but with lashes, lips and cheekbones like hers it’s a no brainer. Seen here on the red carpet with beau Ryan (see how we snuck a picture in for you) the key to her success when wearing head attire is a flawless complexion and dramatically defined brows.

Ultra Curled Lashes

If ever there was a reason to indulge in a little lash enhancing then here it is. Whatever lip or eye shadow she’s sporting Eva is never without a fluttersome wedge of lashes. The secret? Curling – forget mascara, if your lashes aren’t curled they will never reach such heights as hers. Make like Eva and curl them as close to the root as possible, try heating them up in a cup of hot water before for maximum curl.


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