Why Jordana Brewster Has Trouble Following Her Mom's Beauty Rule

The actress is big on washing her face, but can't keep her hands away from it!

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Jordana Brewster’s new Dallas character, Elena Ramos, “Has to be ready to go from an oil rig to the office at a moment’s notice,” the star says. So that means a fun wardrobe and natural makeup are in order.

Speaking to The New York Times‘s T Magazine, Brewster says her character’s style is “very practical: AG jeans tucked into knee-high flat boots and shrunken blazers.” Finished with sheer foundation, a few false lashes and what the actress calls “boho-chic” curly hair, she’s ready for the family drama.

Off screen, Brewster prefers a “simple” look that requires Armani liquid eyeliner, “lots of mascara” (Armani Eyes to Kill is a fave) and recently, lipstick. “It’s a bit more grown-up and gives me a more polished look,” she explains.

She also follows her mother’s beauty rules: “Always, always wash my face and take my eye makeup off before going to bed. I’ve been pretty good about it,” Brewster says. “She also advised me not to touch my face because of germs. That one is too hard to follow. I touch my face constantly!”

Living in Los Angeles, Brewster says she loves that she “can go out to dinner in jeans and flip-flops.” And while she misses shopping New York’s trendy SoHo boutiques, she still makes fashion a priority. “I feel incredibly feminine in Carolina Herrera, Valentino and Oscar de la Renta,” she reveals. “I also love Jenni Kayne and Vanessa Bruno. Their pieces are young and fresh but not too trendy.”

For style inspiration, she turns to Diane Kruger — “She knocks it out of the park every time,” she gushes — and Ali MacGraw, a star Brewster is often compared to looks-wise. “I admire [her] spirit,” she says. “She is opposed to our current obsession with plastic surgery, and how homogenized everyone has become. Her honesty is extremely refreshing.”

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