Amanda Flores Beauty Director

Amanda Flores is the beauty director 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.

Follow her on Instagram and Twitter, @afloresbeauty

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

Shield Yourself: Sunscreen For Every Situation
Shield Yourself: Sunscreen For Every Situation

Latinas, we know sun exposure can lead to premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and even cancer. So why are we still not wearing sunscreen? Use our guide to choose which one's right for you and cover up — doctor's orders!
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Beauty On The Run: An Interview With Celebrity Makeup Artist Jackie Gomez!
Beauty On The Run: An Interview With Celebrity Makeup Artist Jackie Gomez!

Celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez gives us the scoop on her job.


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Beauty On the Run: How To Apply Blush
Beauty On the Run: How To Apply Blush

Our beauty director asked celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez to show us the perfect way to apply blush.


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Beauty On the Run: How To Get the Perfect Cat Eye
Beauty On the Run: How To Get the Perfect Cat Eye

Our beauty director asked celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez, to show us how to achieve the perfect cat eye.


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Get Dascha Polanco’s Cover Beauty Look
Get Dascha Polanco’s Cover Beauty Look!

The Orange is the New Black actress, Dascha Polanco, had her magazine debut this month as our June/July cover star and she went all out! Not only is she head-to-toe flawless but can we talk about her violet tresses? Perfection! Here’s how to get her color and sleek blowout!

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Three Cool Girl Hairstyles to Try This Weekend
Edy Ganem Is Giving Us #HairGoals With These 3 Cool Girl Styles

Devious Maids star Edy Ganem shows us how to rock punk-princess hair no matter what your texture. Use this glam guide to take your style to a whole new level of weekend-chic:

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Bridal Hair Looks to Steal For Your Big Day
10 Bridal Hair Looks to Steal For Your Big Day

You’ve found THE perfect dress and now you need the perfect hairstyle. Grab some inspiration from these looks from the Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Fashion Week. There’s something for everyone!

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Beauty On the Run: How To Treat Dry Lips
Beauty On the Run: How To Treat Dry Lips

Our beauty director asked celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez, to show us how to treat dry lips.


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Beauty on the Run: The Best Red Lip Tutorial
Beauty On the Run: How To Achieve the Perfect Red Lip

Our beauty director asked celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez, to show us how to get the perfect statement lip.


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The Best Foundation Shades for Afro-Latinas
The Best Foundation Shades for Afro-Latinas

If there’s any place where one shade definitely does not fit all, it’s in the world of foundation. And while many brands claim to have a wide range, their color spectrum is just never quite right for anyone darker than “medium.” To narrow your search, we rounded up a few beauty companies who we think hit the mark.

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