As a high school senior in Glendale, California, the big-haired beauty kept her regimen simple: "My mom taught me to moisturize with cocoa butter because it's natural."
"I love makeup," Eva Mendes has told InStyle. "I'm such a girl." Indeed, with her love of experimentationnot to mention her beautiful bone structureMendes is a makeup artist's dream. "She has strong features that are fun to create looks for," says makeup artist Steeve Daviault." The star of Girl in Progress favors liquid liner and pale, shimmery gloss, but chooses her products wisely. "I'm heavy-handed with makeup, so I have to use only light formulas," Mendes has said. "Otherwise I look like I'm working a different profession!"