We have an arsenal of beauty products we use to make ourselves look and feel gorgeous, but did you know that some of our favorite beauty items could contain ingredients that could do more harm than anything? Chemicals like formaldehyde and phthalates are just two of a slew of ingredients that be super dangerous and lead to irritation, infections, and even cancer. Ay, no!
I hardly ever wear makeup during the summertime. After all, who wants to walk around with layers of cakey foundation, blush and bronzer in sweltering temperatures. But I refuse to step out of my house without at least one coat of mascara. Unfortunately, mascara can be tricky. Let's face it, there's literally nothing more annoying than black streaks running down your face on a hot and humid day—not to mention embarrassing too!
One of the biggest problems most Latinas have is finding a foundation that actually matches their skin tone--and that's especially the case for those of us with medium or dark complexions, like Christina Milian (pictured here). Most beauty brands have five to 10 shades and--even worse!--sometimes just three! A fair, a medium and a dark. I find this insane! A majority of my friends have brown skin and not one of us share the same exact color!Continue Reading >
Jennifer Lopez may have recently broken up with her boy toy, Casper Smart, but she's still got it! No recent split is going to have her down. In fact she's been keeping pretty busy and looking better than ever. The 44-year-old mother of two posted some really cute photos of herself yesterday that made me do a double take. She's seen at the pool with her mamá, Guadalupe Lopez, without a single trace of makeup on. I'm talking no tinted moisturizer, no eyeliner and no lip gloss on. I had to emphasize that because a number of celebs out there like to share so-called "makeup-free" photos of themselves that you can obviously tell aren't as natural as they want us all to believe. But that's clearly not the case with J.Lo!
It took me years to finally warm up to faux lashes. The idea of sticking falsies on my already thick lashes seemed frightening to me. Not to mention, have you seen how drag queen-ish some women (including celebs) look with those things on? I want to enhance my makeup look not exaggerate it. But is there actually a way to make falsies look more natural like Eva Longoria's (pictured here)?Continue Reading >
Demi Lovato is showing her natural beauty to the world once again! The 21-year-old singer took to Twitter to share a post-nap selfie of her makeup-free face on Wednesday--and I gotta say, while we might be used to seeing celebs with a full face of cosmetics on, Lovato looks super cute and pretty without it!
In the photo, Lovato sits up in bed and stares sleepy-eyed into the camera. "I woke up like dis ... at 4 p.m.," she wrote, quoting a Beyonce song in the caption alongside the snapshot. Well, that's appropriate because as the same track says, she looks flawless!Continue Reading >
I'm not going to lie, as much as I love Christina Milian some of her makeup choices lately haven been sort of questionable. But I have to say, she really left me impressed at Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kid's Choice Awards recently. The singer/actress and mom to 4-year-old daughter Violet, looked absolutely gorg wearing a purple lipstick that really complimented her warm skin tone and works perfect for spring. It's making me want to rush to the nearest drug store and buy every purple lipstick in stock. I LOVE it!Continue Reading >
I'm definitely not one of those girls who has a problem leaving their house without makeup. If anything I love giving my skin a break and a chance to breathe. But there are definitely a few occasions I'd never go bare-faced to. A Saturday night out, a day out with my suegra (you gotta stay on point when you're around the in-laws), a job interview and of course--my wedding day! So I was shocked when I heard about how one bride went BEYOND and did the absolutely unthinkable on her big day!Continue Reading >
I've always found Zoe Saldana to be naturally beautiful. Behind the (very minimal) makeup she wears, I just knew she'd still look amazing. And after seeing a bare-faced picture of her that she recently posted to Twitter, I'm definitely convinced! Zoe's skin looks smooth and radiant in the picture and there's not a single wrinkle or mancha in sight. In fact, I think she looks even more beautiful sans-makeup!Continue Reading >
Despite the low temperatures (that we're unfortunately STILL experiencing), it's officially spring! Which means we don't have to wait for it to get warm to start wearing our favorite spring makeup trends. Yay! In fact, this season I'm looking to freshen up my face with a soft, pretty and polished look. I'm talking flushed cheeks, glowy skin and--of course--amped up eyes! So I went to Neutrogena's Hispanic Beauty Ambassador and professional makeup artist Elizabeth Ulloa for some tips. She's created a fresh, simple look that's not just perfect for spring but works all year round!