Eva Longoria InStyle July 2011
Credit: Michelangelo Di Battista

Actress, cookbook author, restaurant owner—InStyle’s July cover girl Eva Longoria can handle it all. What are her secrets? You’ll find out in this issue, as she takes us into her world, answering reader questions about everything from dressing petite figures to her future in television to her love life. “One thing I did learn is you don’t hold on to the bitterness of the loss; you hang on to the beauty of the love,” she told InStyle of her thoughts on love. “Remember all the good things. There was a reason you met someone and a reason why you were together.” Longoria even explains her false lash obsession (“I can even put them on in the car!”), and when she first started experimenting with makeup: “I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup when I was young. I would melt crayons and try to put them on my lips, and I would use watercolors for eye shadow.” For more of our exclusive interview with Longoria, pick up the new July issue of InStyle, on newsstands Friday.

Cover: Michael Kors swimsuit. Photo: Marni turtleneck, Emporio Armani swimwear bikini bottom, Flutter by Jill Golden bangles.