POSTS WITH TAG: makeup

The 5 best new mascaras of 2014​

Anyone who knows me well, knows I'm a total mascara junkie. If I had to roam the earth with only one makeup product it would be a lash lengthening (and of course thickening) mascara for sure. The crazy thing is, my lashes are naturally long and thick, but who wouldn't want the extra boost? Mascara is the ultimate eye-opener and brightener, plus it makes you look instantly glam in just a matter of seconds. It's for this reason that I'm practically falling off the edge of my seat just thinking about the new Sephora Collection Upside Down Mascara. Seriously, I'm dying to try it! This thing literally is built in with not one, but TWO brush wands. See, I knew you'd get excited too!

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NYFW: 9 beauty trends that can work on every Latina

I'll be the first to admit that a lot of the beauty looks from New York Fashion Week aren't exactly Latina-friendly, meaning they don't work for our skin tones or our textured hair. But to my surprise, there were actually a lot of wearable trends for Fall 2014 that look great on olive, tan, and brown complexions along with cute hairstyles that work just as well on curly or wavy hair as it would on straight strands. It's about time we see some runway looks that work for us, right?

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5 Long-lasting makeup products that actually stay put

I like my makeup with staying power. I can't afford to experience a makeup meltdown half way through the day (or night), whether I'm at work or at a party. But I can't tell you how many times I've experienced eyeliner smudging, lip color fading, and even my foundation fading--it sucks! After just a few hours, I already look like I never applied anything on in the first place. Seriously, is there a lipstick out there that can survive a meal? Luckily, there is--check it out!

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The best makeup tips for dark skinned chicas

If you were blessed with a medium or dark complexion, then you know that's it's not always easy finding makeup for your darker skin tone. In fact, it wasn't until after college that I really started buying makeup. Before that I would just line my eyes with eyeliner and add a few coats to my lashes--that was it! Finding a foundation that perfectly matched my tan/caramel-y skin tone seemed impossible and I didn't even know where to start when it came to lipsticks, eyeshadows, and blushes.

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Blue lipstick: Worst beauty trend in history?

I'm all for trying out new lip colors, dark, bold, matte--you name it! When the orange lipstick fad first came out I was all about it and last fall I couldn't stop obsessing over matte burgundy pouts. Heck, I'm still rocking that look now! But I'm not really feeling the deep, blue lips that the models wore at Ann Yee's Fall 2014 Fashion Week show during New York Fashion Week. Did they really think this was a good look?

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6 Skin care & makeup tips every Latina should know

When you're Latina, shopping for skin care and makeup products can be a challenge. Luckily, times have changed and I can now easily find foundation that perfectly matches my naturally tan skin. But CC creams that are meant to color correct hyperpigmentation, pesky manchas, and uneven skin tones (problems most of us Latinas have) and skincare products specifically designed for us aren't easy to come by. With that said, how do we know what skincare and makeup products work best for us?

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New Mami 101

7 Easy tips to help any new mamá feel beautiful

My first bit of advice is not to look in the mirror for at least a few days after your baby is born. I'm not trying to be dramatic, but trust me, if you look at your naked body right after delivering a baby, you will feel very, very dramatic. It's not worth the blow to your self-esteem, so just hold off for a few days, maybe a week. That being said, you should expect to be puffy all over from fluid retention, your belly will feel and look very squishy and misshapen for several weeks, hormone fluctuations can cause breakouts and hair loss and exhaustion will probably have you looking even worse for the wear. Of course, all of this is normal and at some point--probably not too long after your bundle of joy's arrival--you'll start to feel like it's about time to start looking like a human again. Below are some tips that can have you feeling and looking better, straight out of the delivery room.

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Jennifer Lopez shows us how NOT to do red lips

Jennifer Lopez normally always appears flawless to me, but I have to admit she was looking kind of funky at the Fox TCA party in Pasadena, California Monday night. The former American Idol judge showed up in a hot hip-hugging leather dress that showed off her curvy bod, but homegirl's makeup was totally off. At first, I couldn't even pinpoint what the problem was. She sort of looked like her wax figure at the Madame Tussads museum. And then I realized that lipstick color combined with those done up eyes just wasn't doing it for her!

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2014 People's Choice Awards: Get Jessica Alba's glamorous makeup look in 4 simple steps

Our stars looked absolutely fab tonight at the 2014 People's Choice Awards, but no one looked better than Jessica Alba. In fact, homegirl looked so good she stole the red carpet. The Sin City: A Dame to Kill actress showed up in a strapless white dress by Jason Wu that showed off her bangin' body. But what really impressed me was her glowy makeup. Lancome makeup artist Monika Blunder was behind the glamorous look. Interested in replicating it yourself? Check out her expert tips below!

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The top 12 beauty moments of 2013

Wow, 2013 was one hell of a year for beauty and our celebs! In fact, I'm starting to think maybe some of them were competing over most dramatic look. Seriously, between Beyonce's pixie cut, Rosario Dawson's half-shaved head, and Rhianna's doobie at the AMAs, there was just way too much going on. And I'm not entirely convinced it was all just a coincidence. Either way they gave us a lot to look at, some worth envying and some worth booing.

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