The Six Beauty Products Penélope Cruz Can’t Live Without

The Six Beauty Products Penélope Cruz Can’t Live Without(Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)Oscar-winning actress and Lancôme spokeswoman Penélope Cruz loves a bad movie, is no stranger to bed-head, 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, and 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‘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!

Click here to see Penélope Cruz's beauty must-haves.

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