Lifestyle Expert Sandra Vergara Dishes About Beauty, Fashion, and Cousin Sofia Vergara

Sandra Vergara, 25, is the new star of Fuego Your Life, a new digital girls’ guide to everything from fashion and beauty to cooking and entertainment. The Colombian spitfire is known for serving up her unfiltered point-of-view and has cousin Sofia Vergara to use as a role model. We chatted with Sandra about her best beauty and fashion tips and got the scoop on what it was like being raised alongside the Modern Family bombshell. Get all of the details below!

What is your number one beauty tip?

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to fire up your look! I live by this. When I first started acting I was on a budget, so I had to learn how to be resourceful. I discovered lip plumper from the drugstore to get fuller lips and applied my own false eyelashes to make my eyes pop. Paying attention to those small details makes a big difference.

What tips do you offer for curvy-shaped women?

Every woman has something to work with. Everyone needs pieces of clothing that enhance the curves, like high waist skirts if you got a booty and a small waist. When it comes to pants, they should never be too high. Avoid mom jeans or low-rise jeans. If I can see your tramp stamp then it’s not a good look.

What key wardrobe pieces should every Latina have in their closet?

This one is easy! SPANX, a red dress, and a blazer. I swear by these!

Sofia Vergara is your first cousin. What was it like growing up with her?

Her mom (my aunt) raised me when I was little, so I grew up with her. I could never see my aunt as an aunt. Since she raised me I have and always will see her as a mom.

What has she taught you about the business?

That if you have confidence and believe in yourself, people will see you that way. You have to work hard and fight for what you want. I admire her very much. The fact that she's opening more doors for Latinas and Latinos out there to be given a chance to be seen and heard is amazing!