The lovely Eva Mendes debuted as a guest editor for StyleList this week, and it comes as no surprise, considering the Cubana is one fashionable lady we wouldn't mind snagging advice from! With that said, we've rounded up 8 of Eva's best style tips -- check 'em out:
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Eva's closet is a mix of old staples and new favorites, but the essential pieces she feels all women should have in their closets are: turbans, floral summer dresses, ankle boots, jean shorts, LBD and tights.
Quick Hair Fix
What's Eva's quick fix solution for a bad hair day? "Definitely throwing it up in a high bun, with a beautiful scarf as a distraction," she tweeted.
Try a Smoky Eye
"A smoky eye is all I need when I get dressed up," Eva says. "Use powder on the outer rim of the eyelid and only line with a pencil on the inside lid."
Shop Vintage & Look for Bargains
"I'm always looking for great quality things without a big price tag," Eva wrote. "That may be why I love vintage clothes so much. I’ve found some of my favorite clothes in thrift shops."
During an interview she also mentioned, "My advice is whenever traveling through a town, find their Good Will or Salvation Army. Put in the time and go through the racks even if it seems futile at first."
Mix and Match
“All these fashion do’s and don’ts really kill creativity and I think women should be free to dress how they wish and not worry about mixing and matching prints and colors,” Eva told InStyle.
Best Beauty Advice
What's the best beauty advice Eva's ever received and loves to share? A tip she credits to Sophia Loren. "Beauty is 50% what you've got & 50% what people think you've got."
Opt for Light Makeup
Eva's go to day-to-day look consists of a light foundation with a heavy moisturizer, a natural lip balm, and a light bronzer.
Morning Beauty Routine
"I drink a cup of warm lemony water. It’s a common practice in Japanese cultures used to wake up the whole body," Eva said. "This mixture stimulates the metabolism, purifies the body and revives the skin. It’s also a great remedy to overcome jetlag!"