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Penélope Cruz Reveals 6 Beauty Products She Can't Live Without

Aug 27 2014 - 5:00am

Penélope Cruz is naturally gorgeous, and we're dying to know all her beauty secrets. Luckily for us, InStyle [1] interviewed the actress and found out the six beauty products she can't live without!

Oscar-winning actress and Lancôme spokeswoman Penélope Cruz loves a bad movie, is no stranger to bedhead, and isn't too shabby with scissors and a pot of hot wax. We sat down with Cruz for InStyle's September issue, where we learned everything from her off-duty makeup routine to the six beauty products she can't live without. Read on for our exclusive interview with the star, then keep scrolling to shop her must haves!

You grew up in Spain. What's the best beauty tip you picked up there?
Well, my parents owned a hair salon in Madrid, so I was surrounded by beauty. I've cut a lot of people's hair and even learned how to wax. I actually waxed Salma Hayek [2]'s legs once. Great friend, right?

Great friend, indeed.
She proved how much she trusts me. I always say if my acting career doesn't go well, I have a backup.

Are you equally skilled at doing your own hair and makeup?
I can do it, but I normally like a natural look. On a regular day I just wear lip color and mascara. And sometimes I wait so long to brush my hair that I look like a Rastafarian.

Were you confident about your looks growing up?
When I read articles and hear actresses say, "Oh, I was the ugly duckling in high school," it sounds strange to me. It's like, who hasn't had those moments in their life?

I think we all have. So with a busy career and two kids, how do you find time to wind down?
I try to carve out at least 30 minutes for myself every day. I might read a book or get a massage — or I'll watch a really bad movie. Like, the worst possible movie I can find!

More from InStyle:

Penelope Cruz's Beauty Evolution Will Surprise You [3]
The Secret to Kerry Washington's Radiant Skin [4]
Tina Fey's Beauty Essentials Are Nothing to Laugh At [5]

Source: Getty/Ethan Miller [6]

Lancôme Trésor Eau de Parfum Spray

"This is the perfume of my life — I've been wearing it since my teens. It's really a coincidence that I'm now the face of it."

Lancôme Trésor Eau de Parfum Spray [7] ($75)

Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense

"This is the best hair mask. It was always in my mother's hair salon, and she knows a lot about healthy hair."

Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense [8] ($54)

Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara

"The wand has a very special design that lets you reach every single lash, even the tricky ones in the corners."

Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara [9] ($32)

Nuance Blue Agave Wave Enhancing Styling Swirl

"Salma Hayek [10] sent me this with a few of her other products, and they are all really, really great!"

Nuance Blue Agave Wave Enhancing Styling Swirl [11] ($13)

Vitamix 5200

"I use this to make juices as well as gazpacho. In Spain we eat gazpacho almost every day, so you get a lot of vegetables in a way that is very delicious."

Vitamix 5200 [12] ($449)

Santa Maria Novella Soap in Rose and Pomegranate

"I love these old Italian soaps. Some of them smell like baby powder and remind me of the ones my grandmother always used."

Santa Maria Novella Soap in Rose and Pomegranate [13] ($18 each)

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