Latina Makeup, Latina MakeUp Tips, Advice and news for Hispanic Women

 
Beauty Trend Alert: Mauve Mouths
By Angelique Serrano | 01/15/2010 - 17:00

These three Latinas know there’s more to lipstick than red or nude. Mauve is a sexy way to go, whether it’s worn sheer, matte or glossy. It brings a beautiful flush to the skin, without coming on too strong. If you love the look, try Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Heather Mauve ($22, bluemercury.com).


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Does This Really Work: Oil Blocking Powder
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/14/2010 - 17:00

If you were to check the cabinet where I keep all of my makeup products you would probably find more than a dozen powders claiming to be mattifiers. I've tried them all, but never managed to find one that actually controls my oily T-zone.


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Paula Garces Gives Red Carpet Style Tips
By Mariela Rosario | 01/14/2010 - 12:30

For Colombian beauty Paula Garces, getting gorgeous for a red carpet event takes plenty of preparation. “I don’t go on a liquid diet like some actresses do, but I definitely drink a lot of water two days before to flush the system, and I get lots of rest. And I moisturize day and night.”


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Please Just Stop the Gimmicks
By Angelique Serrano | 01/05/2010 - 16:07

I just can’t deal. Maybe it’s because these cosmetics aren’t aimed at me, or rather at my age demographic, but I cannot stomach another gimmicky play for my hard earned dollars that comes in the form of cosmetics. Let me explain: I loved the literary Twilight Saga (Team Edward), but the Twilight Beauty makeup collection (twilightbeauty.com)? Seriously? Yes, I’m sure the Immortal Liquid Body Shimmer ($19) will make my skin sparkle like a Cullen in sunlight, as would dozens of other glimmery body serums.


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Dania Ramirez Launches Clean Makeup for Clean Water Campaign For CoverGirl
By Mariela Rosario | 01/05/2010 - 16:04

Dania Ramirez is already putting the perks of being the newest CoverGirl spokesmodel to work. Ramirez, 30, and Queen Latifah recently helped to launch the makeup company's Clean Makeup for Clean Water Campaign. As part of the campaign, Ramirez had an opportunity to return to her native Dominican Republic in an effort to deliver a year’s supply of drinking water to local villages.


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I've Got a Crush on You
By Angelique Serrano | 12/28/2009 - 14:52

Should you still need to buy a little something for someone this holiday season—or just want a pretty little something for yourself—check out this amazing steal from Sephora and Stila cosmetics: A Couple of Crushes ($10, sephora.com). For only 10 bucks you get two of Stila's famous lip-and-cheek stains in the easily flattering shades of berry-red Pomegranate Crush and the lighter coral-colored Mango Crush. Consider this one of the last great gets of the decade!


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Best Beauty Website for Holiday Shopping? E.L.F., Duh!
By Angelique Serrano | 12/23/2009 - 09:50

Claro, the best beauty website for (last-minute) holiday shopping would be named E.L.F.! But rather than a jolly Santa’s helper, this E.L.F. stands for Eyes Lips Face. The brand E.L.F. makes some of the most affordably fabulous makeup around. And if you hit up their website, eyeslipsface.com, and place an order for any of their goodies you get a Mini Makeup Collection for free! The kit includes 9 eyeshadows, a bronzer, blush and 10 lipglosses! If that’s not a lip-smacking bargain, we don’t know what is!


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What’s the Deal with Green Concealer?
By Angelique Serrano | 12/18/2009 - 17:34

Here’s the deal: Green correcting “concealer” is makeup that cancels out the red in your skin. See, red and green are colors that lie opposite each other on the color wheel; therefore, they neutralize, or cancel each other out. So if you’ve got major redness issues, try working a green correcting cream over the skin first, then top it with your regular concealer. Voila!


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10 Days of Happiness
By Angelique Serrano | 12/07/2009 - 15:20

Oh the joy! From today until this Friday, visit clinique.com and search their holiday program called 10 Days of Happiness; click on the corresponding calendar day and see what free Clinique treats you can receive with an online purchase. The free goodies include best-selling Clinique blushes, creams, lip gloss—really good stuff, not just fillers like pencil sharpeners and miniature blush brushes. Well…what are you waiting for? Go! Look! Shop!


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The Big Beauty Purge
By Angelique Serrano | 12/03/2009 - 13:00

In preparation of my big cohabitational apartment move next week, I have been hearing this unrelenting chant in my head: “Purge! Purge! Purge! Purge!” Throw it all away has been my motto, but never is it so hard to do then when I am in front of my makeup baskets. I can toss shoes easier than I can toss five-year-old lipgloss. Every shade of pink is prettier and way different than the last, every “nude” lipstick is a drastically different interpretation of beige. How to draw the line? Well, I’ll tell you: If your makeup displays any of the following characteristics, you must chuck it:


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