Eva Mendes Inspired Makeup Look.

Celeb Make-up and Style Inspiration, INSPIRATION
August 6 2010
Isn’t she just gorgeous?!

I’ve watched all the movies she has starred in and I especially love her portrayal of the character Sarah Melas in Hitch. Not only is she beautiful, she’s smart and Funny too.
When it comes to makeup, Eva’s incredible bone structure allows her to pull off anything, but she usually keeps it light, with the occasional pop of colour.

For this look, I pulled inspiration from her recent shoot with W Magazine…

Soft (matte) looking skin, a defined eye liner, up to the crease, and a bold rouge lip.

My Recreation.


Top/Dress: Primark
Leggings: Topshop
Cardi: New Look
Belt: Primark
Sandals: Primark
Accessories: New Look

How I achieved the look..
With an angled brush and a matte black eyeshadow, I formed a flick on the outer corners, then cut the crease. Using a flat shading brush I filled in the eyelid (Below the crease) with the same black eyeshadow.
I then defined the tightline with a kohl eyeliner, applied some mascara and popped on some falsies.
Carbon Eyeshadow (MAC)
Angled Brush (Sleek)
Flat shading Brush 239 (MAC)
Nocturnal Eye Kohl (Sleek)
Big & Curvy Mascara (TBS)
Eyelashes (Eyelure)
Using a red lip liner, i defined the lip line, adorned the lips with a rouge lipstick, then blotted with a small tissue.
1000 Kisses lip liner in Red Dynamite (Rimmel)
Lasting Fix Lipstick in Showcase (17)
Powdered the face lightly using a mineral powder, and contoured the cheekbones for that defined look.
Powder/Blush Brush 129 (MAC)
MSF Natural shade dark (MAC)
Face Contour Kit (Sleek)
The Video…

What do you think?


  • Reply Laurel August 6 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I love that look. That Matte lipstick looks beautiful. I will try to recreate it, but its so hard finding the right shade for a chocolate skin tone. Loves it..

  • Reply socialitedreams August 6 2010 at 6:57 pm

    you look so beautiful and chic!


  • Reply *~♥Giddy Princess♥~* August 6 2010 at 8:20 pm

    You look so so stunning x

  • Reply Tali August 6 2010 at 8:50 pm

    LOVE THIS POST!! Love the bold lip it suits you!

  • Reply Sylksiren August 6 2010 at 9:07 pm

    the look is really nice …☺

  • Reply Shirley August 6 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Aww thank you ladies! Your comments means so much to me! 🙂 xx

  • Reply Mayer August 6 2010 at 10:30 pm

    you look so gorgeous!! x

  • Reply Candace August 6 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I loved the editorial she did (I ended up subscribing to the mag) and you certainly brought it to life! You look beautiful!

  • Reply Hardcore Makeup Junkie August 7 2010 at 12:04 am

    Wow! You nailed it! Looks great 🙂



  • Reply glitteryeyesxx August 7 2010 at 3:34 am

    Damn, you look so beautiful! I know you were going for an Eva Mendes-inspired look. But honestly, you look like the supermodel Chanel Iman! Gorgeous, either way! 🙂

  • Reply Kearea' August 7 2010 at 4:13 am

    you look so pretty. the look suits you well

  • Reply Sharon August 7 2010 at 3:26 pm

    u look absolutely gorgeous,love e make up n outfit

  • Reply CGBlogger August 9 2010 at 3:07 am

    Wow your definitely pulled it off!

    You look gorgeous 🙂

  • Reply J August 13 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Stunning!! x

  • Reply tina_mbc August 15 2010 at 4:48 pm

    You totally nailed it girl!!!
    Fab look & excellent job! 🙂


  • Reply Shirley August 15 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Thank youuuu!!! 😀 x

  • Reply StylisHedForeVer August 30 2010 at 7:31 am

    nice look and im loving the red lips, glamorous!

  • Reply Christielove September 3 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Wow you look so pretty, your make-up looks real good

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