Tips for a Totally Irresistible You from Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui seriously could not be more beautiful. Although I might be the only person I know who liked "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," most people can agree that as the film's female lead, Chriqui was definitely striking. She can now be found returning for the sixth season of Entourage to wrap those guys around her little finger.

This month, Chriqui opens up to Women's Health about challenges she has face in her career thus far and how she has learned to accept being different than the Hollywood status quo -- although, honestly, where else but Hollywood would such a beautiful woman have a hard time accepting herself?

She shares some hard-earned tips for being totally irresistible in your own skin.

Don’t freak over so-called imperfections. “Never reveal your insecurities to a man, because nine times out of 10 they have no idea they even exist. Most guys are not as observant as women are.”

Let the real you shine through. "For the record: I wear makeup. All. The. Time. But I do it in a way that looks natural. My skin is blotchy, and I'm Mediterranean—I've got dark circles. So I need foundation and concealer. One thing I swear by is Armani Silk foundation. It offers coverage, but it breathes, so people never think I'm wearing makeup. For under my eyes, I use Touche Eclat by Yves Saint Laurent, which I love because it's moisturizing and creamy and blends into my skin without getting cakey. I also wear a bronzerCargo and Nars have great sun-kissed colors—just to give a little depth to my cheeks."

Play up your best feature. "I would say that my favorite part of my face is my eyes. I have very long lashes, but they're not thick, so when I apply mascara—I love L'Oreal Voluminous—suddenly my eyes are transformed. It's cool. I've also learned a few eye makeup tricks. For example, highlight your brow bone to give your eyes a more wide-open look. Also, as you're applying mascara, twirl the brush—from the root [to the ends]—so the color covers the whole lash for a fuller look."

Develop your own sense of style. "You have to be comfortable in what you're wearing, because it shows. I know what fits my body and I'm crazy particular about that. Something I've been living in: my AG jeans. They're tight, boot-leg, low-waisted and holey. You can wear them dressed up or dressed down, with running shoes or sandals, whatever. Sometimes I follow trends, like when the skinny-jeans craze was going on, but usually I just do what feels good to me. I'm not afraid when it comes to fashion. If I love the way something looks—whether it's ethnic, Goth, or ultra sexy—I'm like, let's do this!"

For full interview and to see the rest of Emmanuelle's tips, pick up the July issue or visit Women's Health online. Personally, I'm dying to know what nail color she's wearing in that top photo. Any guesses?



roxberry said...

Emanuelle is great. Thank you for the tips. We all actually want to look better, but we should also take care of ourselves. I also get advice from

September 18, 2009 at 6:45 AM

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