Could someone please tell Adrienne Bailon to lay off the makeup a little bit? Every time I see her, she's decked out in heavy foundation, smoldering eye shadow, and faux lashes for days. Seriously, it's not cute! Don't get me wrong, I love Adrienne and I think she's naturally pretty. You have to see her bare-faced--she's gorgeous! Which is why I don't really understand why she always has to go overboard with the makeup. Maybe she doesn't even realize it? Maybe not, but I'm sure all her white collared shirts do!Continue Reading >
My jaw hit the floor this morning when I saw the ladies who host the TODAY show on TV without even a stitch of makeup on! I mean, Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales are drop-dead gorgeous even without any makeup on, but it MUST have been hard for them to part with their intensive glam squad before hitting the airwaves. I don't really consider myself all that high maintenance (cough, cough) but honestly, I just don't think I could do it!
I don't know about you, but a bright shade of lipstick can really change my day around. I can't tell you how many times I've looked like a hot mess and classic red lipcolor came to the rescue. The truth is as annoying as applying, prepping, and reapplying lipstick can be, it's always worth it. It doesn't just make you look better, but it also affects you psychologically.Continue Reading >
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!Continue Reading >
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?Continue Reading >
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!Continue Reading >
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.
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?Continue Reading >
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?Continue Reading >
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.Continue Reading >