Johanna Ferreira

I'm the Beauty and Fashion Staff Writer at MamásLatinas and a proud Dominicana! I was born and raised in Queens, New York and have hopes of one day moving to Manhattan. Obsessed with all things beauty and fashion, you'll normally find me either trying on a new lipstick, experimenting with DIY beauty remedies or bargain shopping. I graduated from Baruch College with a Journalism major and English Literature Minor in 2009, and have interned at various magazines like SELF, Latina, Popular Science and InStyle.

I know I'm Latina when...

I find myself eating platanos or bananas with every meal!

Johanna's Latest Posts

5 Easy ways to figure out your skin's undertones


I can't stress enough how much I HATE shopping for foundation. Buying mascara, eyeliner and shadow palettes are easy, but finding a makeup base that perfectly matches my skin tone is a real challenge. The hardest part for me has always been finding my undertones. Are they yellow, pink or golden? How can I even tell? And how do I know whether or not a foundation has hints of those warm colors? You see, it seems like it's not that easy to figure out!

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Fashion fail: Sofia Vergara's SAG Awards dress makes no sense


Could someone PLEASE explain to me what Sofia Vergara was wearing last night at the SAG Awards red carpet last night? The Modern Family actress, who made her first appearance with fiancé Joe Manganiello since their engagement, didn't just show off her enormous rock but was sporting a red Donna Karan Atelier gown that made absolutely no sense to me. I hate to admit it, but that dress really wasn't all that great!

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5 HUGE mistakes Latinas with oily skin make

It took me years to finally find the right skin-care routine for my oily complexion. After high school, I thought my shiny face days were behind me--boy was I wrong! Eight years later and I'm still struggling with excess oil, large pores and random breakouts. The only difference now is that I know how to take care of it. And sticking only to oil-free products isn't exactly the way to do it!

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Sexy lingerie made just for curvy chicas

Plus-size PHOTOS

Flowers and chocolates are sweet for Valentine's Day, but let's be honest here--the sex is definitely the fun part! Sure, you spent $50 on a hot dress but what you're wearing underneath is equally important, girl. Find yourself some sexy lingerie that shows off your fabulous curves and you're guaranteed a super steamy date night--trust me!

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6 Red lipsticks perfect for all Latina skin tones

Valentine PHOTOS

It seems like just the other day it was Christmas Eve and now we're only a few weeks away from Valentine's Day. Boy does time fly! With that said, you can't spend the big day without a sexy ruby pout. Let's face it, it's hands down the sexiest lip color. And in case you didn't know, science proves that men like red lipstick the most. Awesome right? I bet you're thinking of snagging yourself the perfect rojo right this second!

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