We wear makeup practically every day. Often times, I use more beauty products in my daily routine than I can count. I hardly stop to wonder what key ingredients are inside my favorite makeup products. It got me thinking that an investigation was long overdue. After doing my research, I uncovered that there are countless of products containing weird and shocking ingredients that are totally cringe-worthy. Trust me, you will look at your makeup bag in a totally different way after you read this!Continue Reading >
As much as I love to splurge on high-end beauty products and make fun trips to department stores, sometimes nothing quite seems to do the trick like the old-school Latino beauty products I grew up using. Even though they all come from our países, these awesome beauty buys are also available here in the states! From the hair treatments I've used in the Dominican salons to the ultimate Colombian nail hardener, here are my favorite iconic Latina beauty products!Continue Reading >
The Kardashian sisters get one thing right: And that's their beauty routine. Kourtney, Kim and Khloe make sure to always look on-point and they don't just rely on their makeup artist to get the job done. The Kardashian sisters are pros when it comes to the best skin regimens, beauty tricks and anti-aging products. Judge them all you want, but we can learn a few things from their mastered beauty secrets. Luckily, the Kardashian look is easier than you may think (and, yes, a little bizzare at times). Read on for their best-kept secrets REVEALED!Continue Reading >
Makeup lovers rejoice! Eva Mendes officially has her own makeup line. The Cuban beauty just signed on as the face and creative director of the drugstore cosmetic line Circa. The brand will be inspired by old Hollywood glam and will include a variety of pigments. She also wants to cater to "all types of ethnicities." I love this idea! We all know there could be more diverse products catering to all skin tones in the makeup department. Wait until you hear what Eva has to say about her new business venture and balancing motherhood!
I'm a firm believer in the power of a good pair of face-framing eyebrows. If shaped and groomed correctly, your brows can make you look much younger and, te lo juro, thinner! Just look at Jennifer Lopez. She's always been fly, but back in the day her brows just didn't do her face any justice. They were just too sparse for her heart-shaped carita. As a result, her face looked broader and, dare I say it, older. However, now that they've grown out and have been groomed, she looks like a completely different, much younger person!
Let's face it, we all have good and bad days at the office--and I'm not talking about work, I'm talking about appearance! Yes, a bad hair days, a day with swollen eyes, another with stains, and wardrobe malfunction day to mention a few. There are some beauty emergencies at the office that make our day a little tougher. The solution is here!
If you like using the type of face wash that contains those exfoliating microbeads, I have some not-so-great news. States like Illinois, New York, and California are actually in the process of banning the use of those beads in cosmetics and cleaners. Why? As it turns out, they're poisonous to the environment!
That's right--the stuff that you've been scrubbing on your face daily is reportedly getting into the water supply, killing fish and other wildlife, polluting the ice, and just causing general damage to the earth. Uh-oh!
Here's a question for you: Have you cleaned your bathroom lately? I know that might sound strange, but a lot of people don't seem to realize that the products you have sitting in your shower, medicine cabinet, and bathroom shelves don't last forever. In fact, most of them come with an expiration date that if you don't pay attention to, could cost you an eye. Okay, maybe I'm being a little dramatic. But you can totally get an infection, pinkeye or worse!Continue Reading >
Ever watched one of those ads showing off a woman's allegedly bare face and wondered how she could possibly look that perfect with no makeup? Well, it looks like we finally have an answer, straight from the horse's mouth!
Professional model Sierra McKenzie recently busted the "no makeup" myth wide open by uploading two simple but profound photos to her Tumblr page. One side shows McKenzie's real natural face, with no Photoshopping, cosmetics, or enhancers. The other depicts her commercial natural face, which, while still relatively naked, has actually been airbrushed to look smooth and glowing. Aha! I knew all those supposed makeup-free faces were too good to be true!
Most women like to put a little something on their face before heading out for the day, whether it be a swipe of mascara or some blush. But have you ever stopped to think about just how much your everyday makeup changes your appearance? An awesome new time-lapse video courtesy of Buzzfeed captures just that, highlighting the differences in four women's faces before and after they've had makeup applied ... and the results are actually waaay more drastic than I expected!Continue Reading >