Eva Mendes looks gorgeous as ever in first public appearance in six months -- see the pics!

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Eva Mendes made her first public appearance in six months on Thursday night, and she looked absolutely gorgeous. The 43-year-old actress wore a turquoise one-shoulder dress from her very own Eva Mendes Collection -- at less than $100, it's definitely a steal! The bright hue accentuated her glowing skin and brunette tresses.

The "Hitch" star was in Miami to celebrate the grand opening of a New York & Company store, the brand she collaborated with for her fashion line.

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MIAMI, FL - MARCH 16: Eva Mendes attends the grand opening of New York & Company Miami store and the debut of her new collection on March 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for New York & Company )
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 16: Eva Mendes attends the grand opening of New York & Company Miami store and the debut of her new collection on March 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for New York & Company )
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 16: CEO of New York & Company, Greg Scott and Eva Mendes at grand opening of New York & Company Miami store and the debut of her new collection on March 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for New York & Company )
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 16: Eva Mendes attends the grand opening of New York & Company Miami store and the debut of her new collection on March 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for New York & Company )
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 16: Actress Eva Mendes is seen celebrating the New York & Company store opening at Dadeland Mall in Miami on March 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 16: Actress Eva Mendes is seen celebrating the New York & Company store opening at Dadeland Mall in Miami on March 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 16: Actress Eva Mendes is seen celebrating the New York & Company store opening at Dadeland Mall in Miami on March 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 16: Guests attend the grand opening of New York & Company Miami store and the debut of the new Eva Mendes collection on March 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for New York & Company)
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"It is such a thrill to open more stores, especially in the Miami Area," Mendes said in a statement. "I was born in Miami, so this city has always been dear to me."

The beauty has remained out of the spotlight for many months, leaving her beau Ryan Gosling flying solo on the red carpet -- for the most part. If you recall, Gosling brought his sister, Mandi, to the 2017 Academy Awards and the internet went wild over her gorgeous appearance.

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actors (L-R) Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend 'The Place Beyond The Pines' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Eva Mendes seen filming a commercial on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Bladen/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Russell Crowe, Jack Kilmer and Ryan Gosling are seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Russell Crowe, Jack Kilmer and Ryan Gosling are seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Ryan Gosling is seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Ryan Gosling is seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Russell Crowe, Jack Kilmer and Ryan Gosling are seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Russell Crowe, Jack Kilmer and Ryan Gosling are seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actors Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend 'The Place Beyond The Pines' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: (L-R) Actors Reda Kateb, Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend attend the 'Lost River' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/FilmMagic)
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In a recent interview with Shape, Eva revealed she prefers being at home with her family rather than attending glitzy events:

"What people don't know about me is that I love being home. Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls," Mendes said.

The Hollywood actress has two girls, Esmeralda, 2, and Amada, 10 months, with her longtime love.

Here's to hoping we see more of Eva on the red carpet in the near future!

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