Eva Mendes Covers Marie Claire, Reveals Beauty Secrets and Why Ryan Gosling is a ‘Dream’

Eva Mendes
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Eva Mendes on the cover of Marie Claire

Yes, yes, we know. In a perfect world you would be Ryan Gosling's girlfriend. But after clapping eyes on Eva Mendes' saucy cover for the March issue of Marie Claire, it looks like we all have some seriously stiff competition.

Looking every inch the bombshell in a gem-encrusted Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit for her sizzling cover shoot, the Thierry Mugler Angel frontwoman skirts the issue of her love life ("too personal"), but is happy to offer up this tidbit on rumored boyfriend Gosling, who appears with her in The Place Beyond the Pines.

"He's your dream co-star," she gushes to the magazine. "I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film. He's amazing."

Sigh. Speaking of amazing, Mendes nails it as a wannabe Sophia Loren in her accompanying fashion spread, which sees her swanning about in a Prada bodysuit and floral coat; sexy bustiers from Dolce & Gabbana and Jeremy Scott; and animal-print Markus Lupfer pants paired with a Nina Ricci bra.

How does she do it? We refer you to the Pantene brand ambassador's beauty and diet secrets, which include running four to five times a week and a meat-free diet that she claims has improved her skin.

Eva Mendes

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Want to look like Eva? She gives beauty tips!

"I like Dr. Perricone products, which have a minimum of ingredients and really work," she adds. 

"I also use Laura Mercier's moisturizing foundation and eyeshadows. I'm not a fan of red lipstick—I go for anything peachy or pinky."

Style-wise, she's prefers "floral or ultrafeminine" dresses to jeans, and has a hair trick that she swears by.

"I have big, wavy, crazy hair, so it works best for me when I let it be," she tells the magazine.

"Here's a trick I learned from my mother: If your hair is a little greasy and you don't have the time to shampoo, put some baby powder at the roots and at the ends. It gives you that '70s textured look."

Hey, if it's good enough for Eva, it's good enough for us.