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Penélope Cruz: My lingerie’s for everyone

Penélope Cruz has spoken about the design process behind her underwear collection.

(Cover) - EN Star Style - Penélope Cruz makes sure her lingerie line doesn’t only contain things she likes, as she wants it to be inclusive.

The 41-year-old actress and her sister Monica design L'Agent, which is Agent Provocateur’s secondary line. It’s now in its second season and the message hasn’t changed – that no matter their shape and size, all women can find underwear which makes them feel fantastic.

“We made that a big priority going into it. We said, ‘L'Agent can't be just for us,’ and you can see in the line, we have A-cup bras, we have double Ds,” Penélope told “You have to be able to find a size for everyone and a shape for everyone. Also, every age. I directed both campaigns for L'Agent because I wanted to know I stood behind the message we were sending about women and being sexy, and who this line is for.”

To prove their point, a heavily-pregnant Monica appeared in the first campaign. Her sister picked what she should wear, going for a lacey number which made her look “amazing”.

The siblings also do their best to keep the price point down so their pieces are affordable, and they see comfort as one of the most important things. Penélope has no interest in pieces which look amazing but are difficult to wear, and she hopes that shines through in the collection.

The star took a break from chatting about lingerie to answer some make-up questions too, revealing the secret to her perfect eyeliner is celebrity cosmetics artist Charlotte Tilbury.

Penélope is the face of Lancôme and loves its liner too, although she doesn’t obsess about it looking perfect.

“I mean, ehhh. You don't,” she laughed, when asked how she gets hers to last all day. “You live your life! But if you have really good eyeliner, you won't be worried that it's not staying put for a few hours.”

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