Those pouty lips! Those curvy hips! Those fiery eyes! We know and love voluptuously stunning actress Eva Mendes from the silver screen and as a Revlon cosmetics spokesperson par excellence. Here she's wearing a lush palette of pinks, and her eyes are lit with a coppery shimmer. Makeup artist Deborah Grayson tells us how to get this lovely look.
Step 1: Using a soft, round-headed shadow brush, fill in the entire eye area from lid to brow with a fine layer of translucent pearly-white matte eye shadow.
Step 2: Use an oval-shaped shadow brush to apply medium smoky ash-brown matte eyeshadow; fill in the whole eyelid area from corner to corner.
Step 3: Next, you'll use the same oval-headed shadow brush with what's remaining of the smoky ash-brown shadow to line the lower rims of the eyes. Do this by holding the tip of the brush toward your eye, and sketching in a line just underneath the rim.
Step 4: For this step, switch brushes; use the round-headed shadow brush from Step 1 to place a semicircle of coppery red-brown shadow toward the outer edges of the eyelids. The idea is to create tiny crescents of color, which will contrast nicely with the ash-brown shadow underneath.
Step 5: With a dark-brown eyeliner pencil, draw a fine yet opaque line across the upper lash line. Extend the line slightly outside the outer edges.
Step 6: Apply dark-brown waterproof mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
Step 7: Enhance the arches of the eyebrows with a dark-blonde pencil liner by faintly sketching in any empty areas upward, from root to end. Remember, the look here calls for the brows to be defined, not necessarily darkened, so keep the strokes faint.
Step 8: To prep for concealer, use makeup-remover towelettes to clean up any debris that may have dropped below the eye.
Step 9: Using a soft, flat concealer brush, apply a creamy, flesh-colored concealer under the eyes (wherever you see any darkness) and to the sides of the nose and chin to cover any redness there as well. Then, use your fingertip to pat gently against the skin so the color blends smoothly.
Step 10: Next, use your fingertips to apply cotton-candy-pink cream blush to the apples of your cheeks. Blend out in wide, generous circles up toward the cheekbones.
Step 11: Fill lips in completely with a pinky-nude pencil liner, being careful not to extend the color outside the lip line.
Step 12: Use a pointed lip brush to layer a pale-salmon matte-textured cream lipstick over the lip liner.
Lorac Cream Lipstick in Babydoll
A gorgeous pale-salmon creamy lipstick.
Bare Escentuals Quick-Stick in Escentual Fig
This is the perfect pinky-nude lipstick and lip liner. It's got a matte yet creamy finish and comes with its own built-in sharpener.
LipFusion Micro-Injected Collagen Lip Plumping Pencil in Buff
Okay, we love this stuff! It does make our lips appear more plump, and the colors are divine.
M.A.C Cheek Blush Creme in Tickle Me Pink
M.A.C.'s cream blush imparts the best, most believable flush of color to the cheeks, and it's soft and easy to apply.
YSL Touche Éclat
Touche Éclat may be the chicest little concealer ever made, and it covers spots like a dream.
Givenchy Prismissime Eyes in Intense Chocolate
A wonderful palette of powder eyeshadows in a two-tiered, mirrored case. Shades include a rich reddish copper, a deep matte taupe brown, a medium brown with gold, a matte reddish brown, and more — all perfect for creating Eva's look.
Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Temptation Shimmer
A stunning shimmery brown-red shade.
Jane Gliding Liner Eye Pencil in Velvet Brown
A classic brown that's easy on the pocketbook.
Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Set
Everything you need to conceal like a pro: a set of two concealers, a neutralizer, a translucent powder, two applicator brushes and a small mirror.