Amanda Flores Beauty Editor

Amanda Flores is the beauty editor at Latina. As a self-proclaimed beauty junkie, there isn’t a product that comes into her office that she doesn’t road test. Her love of everything beauty started at a young age when her mother started selling Mary Kay cosmetics and Amanda couldn’t resist breaking into the pink boxes to swipe on the latest shade of lipstick or shadow.

Before starting at Latina, Amanda worked in the beauty departments at Family Circle, Woman’s World and—the place where her love of beauty journalism began—Redbook, where she worked as an intern while studying at NYU.

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Favorite Latina fashionista: Selena Gomez, she keeps it classy while still hitting all the top trends.

The Latino celeb I'd want to be best friends with: Salma Hayek, a humanitarian, businesswoman and a true beauty.

My first celebrity crush: Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing. Could he be more adorable??

My Latina Role Model: Sonya Sotomayor—proving to young girls everywhere that no dream is too big and all things are possible.

Fun Memory from My First Day at Latina: I had a wardrobe malfunction on my way to the office—I guess I hulked out and a button popped off the back of my shirt—so I had to wear a safety pin to hold it together for the rest of the day. Oops.

If I met Jennifer Lopez, I would: ask her to teach me some of her killer dance moves

Movie that makes me cry: Up (Pixar) gets me from the first scene every time.

Favorite Interview with a Latino Celeb: Shakira on her love of creating fragrances that make women feel sexy.

Favorite Latin dish: Sancocho

 

Alexa Vega and Carlos Pena wedding
10 Celeb Bridal Beauty Looks to Steal For Your Big Day

It’s every girl’s dream to look her best for her wedding and with celebrities, it’s no different. Take a look at how these gorgeous ladies turned up the glam for their weddings and be inspired for your own!


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5 Curly Hair Myths, Debunked
5 Curly Hair Myths – Busted!

Curly hair girls know that curls come in all shapes and sizes. They vary in hair texture, in level of bounce and in type. They have specific needs when it comes to styling and products. Rizos are not just rizos. Here, salon owner Justin Cruz talks about some of the most common myths about curly hair and why they are so so wrong!


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Get Sun Protection from Your Makeup with These Six Products
Get Sun Protection from Your Makeup with These Six Products

We all know we should wear sunscreen under our makeup, but why stop there? Give yourself an extra layer of protection from UV rays by choosing makeup that has SPF built right in. 


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Sprinkles manicure
Sweet! 5 Candy-Inspired Manicures to Try This Weekend

We’ve got the perfect way to sweeten up your weekend plans. Whether it’s girls’ night in or you’re babysitting your little primas, these easy-to-do candy manicures will do the trick. Celebrity nail artist Kimmi Kyees shows us how.


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Three Ways to Get Permanent Hair Removal At Home
Don't Be Scared! 3 Editor-Approved Ways to Get Permanent Hair Removal At Home

Yes, the warm weather is great but it comes with a price. It means skirts and bikinis and therefore a need to be stubble free 24/7. Daily shaving is time-consuming, waxing is a literal pain in the you-know-what and getting zapped by professionals is costly (not to mention, ouch). Here are a few editor-approved, at-home alternatives that offer permanent results at a fraction of what you’d pay for in-office services. Just remember, these lasers are no joke. Although they are all FDA-approved, make sure you read the full directions before using!


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5 Things to Know About Perfumes
5 Things to Know About Perfumes

One thing’s for sure, we Latinas love our perfumes! Whatever the occasion, we have our favorite fragrance to complete any outfit. We have our signature scent, our going-out scent, our just-for-work scent. So to figure out exactly how to buy, wear and store our favorite bottles, we asked the perfumers at Drom Fragrance house for their best tips.


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Jessica Alba at the 2013 ALMA Awards
5 Makeup Trends to Try for Spring

This season, go for a bold makeup look to complement the pastels and light florals of your spring wardrobe. From a bright orange lip to a pop of blue on your lids, get inspiration from these celeb-inspired looks.


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Long Eyelashes
5 Things to Know About Eyelash Extensions

Imagine waking up with lashes that looked as if you’d already applied mascara? Except, there’d be no flaking, no running and, best of all, no precious time wasted on removal before bed? Well, for you lash-obsessed chicas, we’ve found the solution. The eyelash extension trend that started up about ten years ago is now everywhere you turn, from celebrities to brides to anyone in between. But, like most beauty treatments, it’s best to have all the information before experimenting so we went to a pro for the full scoop.


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Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad
5 Foolproof Shadow Palettes for Spring

Taking the guesswork out of eye shadow application, these palettes all come with step-by-step instructions so you know exactly where each shade goes. Think of it as paint by numbers for your makeup!


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A Day in the Life of Latina's Beauty Editor Amanda Flores
A Day in the Life of Latina's Beauty Editor Amanda Flores

As beauty editor, I have the fun task of keeping Latina’s beauty content up-to-date so that you, our audience, can stay on top of the latest and greatest in the beauty industry. That means interviewing experts, attending events and—best of all!—playing with beauty products. A tough job, I know, but as they say, someone’s gotta do it. Here’s a glimpse into some of what makes up my day. 


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