A celebrity I always look to for hair and make-up inspiration is Eva Longoria. Whenever I want a fresh ‘do, I tend to Google her name, save the photo on my phone and then show the hair dresser.
One of my favourite hairstyles of hers is when she wears her hair down and curled:
My hair is thick and layered and with the right tools and technique I’ve been able to recreate her look many times over. When I’m in a rush, I use both a hot roller set and a curling iron. A hot roller set is so quick and easy to use and the curling iron gives me more curl control.
Here’s how I do it:
- Side part your hair and separate the front section of your hair on both your left and right side. (We will be curling this section with a curling iron later on.)
- Take a hot roller set and apply the rollers in different directions (some outwards away from the face and others downwards). Ensure that what you do on one side, you do on the other in order to keep the curls symmetrical.
- For this look, I prefer loose curls so the jumbo and super jumbo sized rollers do the trick! Because my hair is medium in length, I tend to just use the jumbo rollers. The super jumbo rollers do not give me as much of a curl for this look.
- Once the rollers have cooled off, take them out.
- Take your curling iron (1” – 1.5”) and curl the two front sections you kept aside. Curl your hair away from your face as it opens up your face and neck giving it a more flattering look.
- Once this is all done, get your favourite hairspray and spray away!
- To loosen up the curls, gently and lightly pull some of the curls straight. I don’t run my fingers through my hair because I don’t want to create more volume — my hair is already pretty thick! And there you have it, Eva Longoria-inspired curls!
Not only does Eva’s hair styles inspire me, but her bronzed, natural makeup is also a look I like to emulate. Here’s a few quick makeup tips:
- Some people have told me that they are afraid their eyes would look tired with this look because of the brown tones. To brighten up, use an off-white pencil (more natural than white) and rim the inner lower lash line. Also, a few coats of mascara will really help open up the eyes.
- To deepen up a bronzy, natural eye look, take a black eye shadow and apply a bit of it on the outer corner of the eyes and gently blend up.
- If you are limited on products, take your matte bronzer and apply it to the hallows of your cheeks and then sweep it onto the crease of your eyes. This will help warm up those beautiful eyes.
- Conair Xtreme Heat Jumbo and Super Jumbo Rollers
- Palladium Ceramic by Jilbère de Paris
- L’Oréal Paris Elnette Satin Hairspray
- Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer in “Medium”
- Cover FX Matte Fx in “Medium”
- M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish “Sunny by Nature”
- Urban Decay eyeshadow in “Twice Baked”
- Stila Smokey Eye Palette in “Black”
- Nars Eyeshadow Duo in “Surabaya”
- M.A.C Fluidline eyeliner in “Blacktrack”
- Physicians Formula Eye Booster in “Ultra Black”
- Annabelle Expandable Mascara
- M.A.C Lipliner in “Dune”
- L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick in “Golden Splendor”