I love trying out different beauty products, but finding a place to store all those beauty goodies can be a hassle, especially when you don't have a lot of room. I can't even tell you how many times I've fumbled around in my bathroom and bedroom looking for my favorite mascara.Continue Reading >
If I could describe my beauty style in one word it would be: minimalist. I'm the type of person too impatient to put on a full face of makeup so any shortcuts I can take are ideal, which is why I LOVE tinted moisturizer. Whoever came up with the concept of mixing a moisturizer and foundation in one product was a GENIUS.
Thankfully I was lucky enough to try out Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil-Free ($43) and Covergirl Smoothers SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer BB Cream ($6), and the results were close. So which product did I favor in the end? Read on to find out!Continue Reading >
Red lipstick is practically a cultural beauty product for us Latinas. We grew up seeing our abuelas (even bisabuelas) and mamás swiping on a bright, red lipstick whenever they needed a quick pick-me-up. The truth is, a red pout can make almost any chica look instantly confident and well put together--despite her skin tone. Plus, you don't have to spend the big bucks to find a good one. Here's a round up of a few of my favorite red lipsticks--all for under $10!Continue Reading >
Foundation is the hardest of makeup for us Latinas to match perfectly. Most of us go through at least 10 bottles of foundation (maybe even more) before finding one that perfectly matches our skin tone. So many foundation formulas out there look either too dark or too light for us tan chicas! So I had a chat with celebrity makeup artist and Neutrogena Hispanic Beauty Ambassador Elizabeth Ulloa on how to find the perfect foundation match. Check out a few of her amazing tips below to guarantee you a flawless finish every time. Happy blending!Continue Reading >
Listen up chicas: Just because you don't have perfect skin, doesn't mean anyone has to find out! A good concealer brightens, lightens, highlights, color-corrects, and even covers pesky manchas! How do you find one that actually works and at a bargain price? Well, that's where I come in. I rounded up the best drugstore concealers--all for under $10 a pop.Continue Reading >
If you're trying to get a sense of a woman's personality, you might want to read her lips.
Your signature lipstick can reveal so much about your mood, your confidence and even your success. Lipstick literally has the power to predict personality … pretty interesting right? Think about it: Do ever find yourself reaching for lipstick whenever you're feeling down? It's an instant pick-me-up! It's so easy and affordable to pull together a look just by adding a little color to your pout.
Check out some of the breakdowns below and find out what your lipstick shade is saying about your personality!Continue Reading >
Whenever I surprise my abuelita with beauty products (or anything for that matter) the first thing she does is stick her nose in it to see how it smells. I, on the other hand,am very, VERY sensitive to scents, so much so that I avoid products or fragrances that by any means resemble the smell of foods. For me, food-scented beauty products literally turn my stomach. I'm sorry, but they just don't lift my spirits the way a plate of rice and beans would.Continue Reading >
I was in complete shock (and quite impressed) after see the amazing before-and-after photos that makeup artist Melissa Murphy posted on Instagram of the tons of porn stars she works with. These chicas looked like they haven't slept in years and let's be honest, considering their job they probably haven't. But even so, Murphy was able to instantly get them gorgeous with the help of a lot of makeup of course. And as any good Latina knows, there's no miracle that can't be worked with a little makeup!Continue Reading >
When it comes to doing my makeup, I'm all about playing up my eyes. Whenever I'm seriously looking to doll myself up, I automatically reach over for a rich shadow rather than a bright, bold lipstick. But it's not always easy for me to cough $25 or more on a good eye shadow, especially when I know it's not something I'm going to use on a daily basis. Luckily there are a ton of affordable choices out there that won't require you to pay more than 10 bucks. And if you're REALLY lucky you can find a huge palette for that price. That's a pretty good deal, right? So if you're looking to beef up your makeup collection with some new, shimmery shadows check out a few of these cheap babies--all under $10!Continue Reading >
I'm not the kind of woman that likes to wear liquid foundation on a daily basis. That's something I normally like to reserve for the weekends or on those days when I want to look especially made up. I usually like to just step out of the house with a fresh face that looks as flawless but as natural as possible. That's why I LOVE mineral powder foundation. It gives you all the coverage you want with a no-makeup look.
But do you have to spend the big bucks to get a mineral powder that actually works? I wasn't too sure myself so I decided to test out my favorite mineral foundation powder, the BareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($27) against the more affordable Maybelline Mineral Power Powder Foundation ($9). So which one was better? Read on to find out!Continue Reading >