Source: Elle – June 22, 2022
It’s day one of Cannes and Eva Longoria doesn’t look like she’s recently gotten off a 13.5-hour flight. The multifaceted actor recently wrapped a show with CNN called “Searching for Mexico,” a six-part docu-series exploring the idiosyncrasies of Mexican cuisine, then headed straight to Cannes Film Festival. She’s not new to this—it’s the stars’ 16th year attending Cannes with L’Oreal and this year is extra special as its L’Oreal’s 25th Anniversary. Over our early morning Zoom call, her smile illuminates with the help of coral lipstick and her skin looks refreshed. Before a day filled with high-profile events and lavish moments, Longoria divulges about her international flight routine that keeps her red carpet ready (hint: it has more to do than just flying business class), her luxurious beauty habit she’ll never quit, and her diet secrets (another hint: it doesn’t involve starving yourself for three weeks).
Longoria laughs and states, “There’s a village of people creating this illusion of not being tired,” as I marvel at how she looks so awake and flawless with her taxing schedule. She reveals the importance of moisturizing on the plane. Airplanes tend to have low humidity and dry air, leading the space to suck the moisture from your skin. You can drink water to help, but take your in-air hydration routine up a notch, celeb style, like Eva Longoria. “I like to put moisturizer, eye cream, lip balm, and a facial mist,” Longoria reveals. Layering your products and ensuring you are moisturizing thin and sensitive parts of your skin like your under eyes, neck, and décolletage are imperative to your skin staying hydrated and dewy mid-flight. While I’m impressed with her dedication, her husband, José Bastón, is less so. She shares, “I’m with the hot towel and I’m spraying and doing all my lotions and potions and he’s always like, ‘Oh Lord, here she goes again!’”
Her graceful aging comes with self-care as she’s willing to spare no expense. Longoria reveals, “I love massages and facials, so I’m a big proponent of that. Anywhere I go. The minute I landed in Cannes, I was like, ‘Where’s the spa?!’” For Longoria, it’s her “me time,” and a weekly luxury she does not miss.
While the pandemic caused many to pack on the pounds, Longoria looks even more svelte. Yes, she has her personal trainer, Grant Roberts; however, she also does trampoline workouts at home. For Longoria, the key to working out is doing it.