What a year! Latina covers remind us what beautiful women are out there representing us and we couldn’t be more proud. Here’s how to recreate your favorite cover looks at home.
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January 2012: Demi Lovato
To copy Demi Lovato’s flawless look, blend a natural-looking oil-free foundation all over your skin with your fingertips; the warmth of your fingers will help it spread evenly. Outline your eyes with a jet-black eyeliner pencil, flicking it past the outer corners to create a sexy cat-eye effect. Add a pop of color with a layer of extra-shiny coral lipstick.
Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation, $8, Maybelline.com
Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lipstick in Coral Lustre, $7, Maybelline.com
Maybelline Master Drama Cream Pencil, $8, Maybelline.com
March 2012: Christina Aguilera
To get Christina’s soft radiance, apply foundation, then brush a rosy blush onto the apples of cheeks and out towards temples. Choose a bubble gum pink hue for lips. Smudged black eyeliner, silvery-blue shadow in the crease of lids and lots of jet-black mascara give the girlie look a rebellious touch.
MAC Zoomwater Fast Lash, $15, maccosmetics.com
Shop MAC, Cook MAC Cremeblend blush in Florida, $20, maccosmetics.com
April 2012: La La Anthony
La La’s just-launched makeup collection was made with us in mind! The star partnered with founder of Motives cosmetics, Loren Ridinger, to create a line of lipsticks, glosses, eyeshadows and blushes, all of which come in shades that complement everyone – whether you have fair skin or dark tones. Chances are good that there’s one just right for you.
Motives for La La Mineral Lipsticks, $16, motivescosmetics.com
Motives for La La Court Mineral Eye Shadow Palette, $40, motivescosmetics.com
May 2012: Naya Rivera
To get Naya’s classic crimson mouth, apply foundation to hide any redness or blemishes, then swipe on a creamy, highly-pigmented red lipstick. For eyes, define brows with a brow pencil. Using a tiny liner brush, sketch black gel eyeliner along your lash line and extend it up to the edge of your lid’s crease. Add a few coats of lengthening mascara.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Red Revival, $7, Maybelline.com
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black, $10, Maybelline.com
August 2012: Gloria Estefan
To get Gloria’s cover look, swipe a brown shadow over the entire lid, blending up to brow bone and extending past corners. Line entire eye, including the inner rim, with black kohl liner and smudge with a shadow brush (or your finger) to give it a smoky effect. Follow with a violet shadow just below black liner at lower lashes. Finish eyes with a few coats of black mascara. Next, apply a soft peach blush to cheeks. Keep lips neutral.
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Colour in Plumetis, $33, chanel.com
Chanel Eye Shadow Duo in Sable-Emouvant, $42, chanel.com
September 2012: Rosario Dawson
To get Rosario’s retro-glam look, start with a flawless complexion. Even out skin with a face primer, then follow with a long-wearing foundation. Choose a velvety formula to get full coverage without looking powdery. Finish with a swipe of red lipstick and two coats of black mascara.
Lancome L’absolu Nu Lipcolor in Rouge Resille, $30, lancome.com
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation, $44, lancome.com
October 2012: Victoria Justice
To get Victoria’s metallic eTo get Victoria’s metallic e, swipe a gold e, swipe a gold eye shadow all over lids, starting at the inner corner, and work ye shadow all over lids, starting at the inner corner, and work your way up into the crease. Next, draw a thick line along upper lashes and outer corners with a dark-black eyeliner. Follow with two coats of black mascara. A complementary rosy gloss finishes the look.
Cover Girl LineBlast 24 Hour Eyeliner in Enduring Black, $6, covergirl.com
Cover Girl Smoky ShadowBlast Eye Color in Bronze Fire, $8, covergirl.com
November 2012: Eva Longoria
To get Eva’s signature smoky eye, sweep a dark-purple shadow all over lids, up past the brow bone. Follow with a gold shade going from inner corners to halfway across the lids. Next, frame eyes with a black kohl liner, smudging with fingers at lower lash line to create the smoky effect. Swipe three coats of dark-black mascara on upper lashes, then add a purply-rose blush along cheekbones to balance dramatic eyes. Finish with a cream-based mulberry lipstick.
L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Spiced Plum, $11, lorealusa.com
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Power Volume 24H Mascara, $8, lorealusa.com
December 2012: Sara Ramirez
To recreate Sara Ramirez’s earth-toned look, start with a golden brown shadow all over lids and up into crease. Next, line upper lashes with a black kohl pencil followed by two coats of mascara. Use a light brown powder to fill in and define brows. Apply a peach-hued blush on cheeks, then finish with a rose-colored cream lipstick.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Pinkberry, $25, esteelauder.com
Estee Lauder Pure Color Kajal EyeLiner in Blackened Black, $21, esteelauder.com