Did you pick up any beauty tips along the way?
All these different places, the glamour is just different. They dressed me specially with the kind of clothing that is typical to that country. They did an amazing job with the wardrobe; it’s so different, but it’s all glamorous. To be honest, I don’t wear a lot of colors, but now I am in green. I like color now, and how much color relates to different countries and cultures. I now use a little more in my eyes, in my lips, it’s all there.
What’s one beauty trend you’re obsessed with right now?
When you grow older, less is better because makeup just makes you look older. I try to keep it as natural as I can, but I think the best thing ever is just nice skin. If you have a good cream. If you have good skin, then you can do whatever and go from there. I try to keep up with my beauty routine for my face. A little bit of color here and there if I go out, but I’m obsessed with natural beauty, to be honest.
What’s your go-to product?
It’s probably been 2src years using Obagi products. That’s all I wear, Obagi. And depending on what I’m doing, if I’m shooting or not, if I’m on vacation or not, I do the Obagi Medical Revivify Multi-Acid Facial Peel. It’s hard on your skin because you start peeling and your face gets really red, but then it looks amazing when you’re shooting. I go through that every two years.
Do you have a beauty rule that you think is complete BS?
Anything that keeps you from living. Or things that tell you you can’t even go outside or you can’t drink this or you can’t do that. I’m like, ‘No, no, no!’ Just live your life. Life is short. Have a great time, take care of your skin, take care of your body, take care of your mind, take care of everything. You only have one body, and you have to take care of it all at the same time evenly. It’s not all about how you look; it’s how you feel inside, and that’s for sure is going to come out. For sure.
How has beauty in telenovelas changed throughout your career?
Reina del Sur is a superseries, which is a different thing in so many ways, but you’re definitely going to see a Teresa Mendoza that doesn’t look as glam. And I love that about her; I love that about the character. I love that about the aging too. Not only for Teresa Mendoza, but for any woman. I feel, for the first time in my life, absolutely comfortable in my own skin. In so many ways: I don’t care if I have makeup or not, if I am not as skinny as I want to be or whatever. What you see is what you get. And really I don’t care. As an actress you do a lot of different characters, and that’s the part of the job that I love.