'My Name Is Earl's Nadine Velazquez Shares Her Beauty Tips

Nadine Velazquez lights up My Name is Earl every Thursday night with her gorgeous looks and comedic timing. Latina's Sandra Vanessa Mariscal had a chance to dig around this Chicago-raised Puerto Rican stunner's makeup bag and glean some tips from the consummate pro.

How would you describe your day-to-day makeup look?

Very fresh. My palette is very rosy and natural. I like my cheeks to look like they were pinched. I usually get all my ideas at a photo shoot, when I get to work with a makeup artists, look at what they have and just write it down. I don't usually like a smoky eye; if there is any smokiness, it's got to be a light color.

What makeup brands do you use?

Benefit is usually what I use in the day. I use their lip pencils and their Dandelion blush, and I also really like Stila's Night Flower palette. It's got four eye shadows, a blush and two shades of lip gloss. And then I have another blush by Cargo called Topeka. I get a lot of compliments on that one because it's kind of rosy, but it's bronzy at the same time. I don't like bronzy when it's dark brown.

What's your favorite lipstick?

I put lipliner on first--Benefit Siren--and then I'll dab on some Benefit Ooh. It's called a sheer cream blusher, but you can use it on your lips and they'll look pinched or stained. Then I take the sponge end of the lip liner and just blend it all in.

Do you like wearing false eyelashes?

Yes, I like the shape they give. When I buy fake eyelashes, I buy different kinds depending on how I want my eyelashes to look. You can get a fan look, a thicker look, a more sparse look...it just depends what my mood is. But I don't wear them during the day!

Lastly, is there anything you always carry in your makeup bag for your hair?

Bobby pins. I also use Biosilk shine serum because it makes my hair soft. I just put that on when I get out of the shower, let my hair air dry or blow dry it, and that's it. I don't really fuss with my hair anymore after that.