Eva Mendes is the creative director of Circa Beauty, a cosmetics line which was launched in February of 2015 at Walgreens. It’s not owned by Eva, it’s owned by a global perfume and cosmetics company called Maesa group, but she’s been involved with this since the start. There’s no Walgreens near me and this is the first I’m hearing of Eva’s cosmetics, which are billed as similar to luxury products at drugstore prices. She also promises that they have pigments and coloring suitable for all skin tones. Now I want to try them, but I’m a sucker for new makeup.
As part of her work with Circa, Eva did interviews with beauty bloggers, including Hola!, the original Spanish version of Hello! Magazine. They have photos with her and she looks incredible. Eva just welcomed her second daughter with Ryan Gosling, Amada, about two months ago. They also have daughter Esmeralda, who turns two in September. So Eva has her hands full and her beauty tips to Hola! involve making sure there is not food or spitup on her clothing when she leaves the house. I do not miss that time at all.
Since becoming a mom-of-two, the Hitch star confessed that her beauty regimen has changed leaving her to scramble for shortcuts. “Absolutely. It’s just about how do you, how to expedite everything. Efficiency,” Eva said to our sister publication HOLA! USA.
She continued: “And you really have to check, I need more mirrors because you just have, ‘Oh right, there’s throw up on my shirt.’ You got to really attempt to keep yourself glamorous. It’s beautiful, because it brings you right down. You’re like, ‘Oh I look cute,’ and then you’re like, ‘Oh right, I have baby food on me’ or the little one gives you a kiss, and it’s so sweet, but you get like spaghetti cheek.”
While at the event, the Cuban beauty, who launched her beauty line in 2015, also shared her usual routine when getting ready for a night on the town. She admitted that her preparation ritual includes “mostly music.” “Music for sure,” Eva confessed. “Maria Callas. I like listening to something that’s a little more romantic.”
She explained: “It’s something that’s going to relax me, because otherwise I respond, like most of us, I respond in a visceral way to music. So I need to have like a calm me down and kind of really take that time for myself. Or classical music. Like Beethoven.”
Sometimes I listen to music before I go out too, but I usually play the Boiler Room DJ mixes on my computer, which are like a live party. (My favorites are Nightmares on Wax and Kaytranada in Montreal. The people are so wasted in that Montreal set.) So I can relate to the music part, but I want to get excited, not chill out. I guess a new mom would want to set the opposite mood though. As for making sure you don’t have food or vomit on you before leaving the house, again that is not something I ever want to go back to. I remember one of the first times I had a business meeting after having my son and I just felt so out of touch and frumpy. It took me a long time to get my groove back, but it definitely doesn’t look like Eva is having that problem.