Amanda Flores Beauty Editor

Amanda Flores is the beauty editor at Latina. As a self-proclaimed beauty junkie, there isn’t a product that comes into her office that she doesn’t road test. Her love of everything beauty started at a young age when her mother started selling Mary Kay cosmetics and Amanda couldn’t resist breaking into the pink boxes to swipe on the latest shade of lipstick or shadow.

Before starting at Latina, Amanda worked in the beauty departments at Family Circle, Woman’s World and—the place where her love of beauty journalism began—Redbook, where she worked as an intern while studying at NYU.

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Favorite Latina fashionista: Selena Gomez, she keeps it classy while still hitting all the top trends.

The Latino celeb I'd want to be best friends with: Salma Hayek, a humanitarian, businesswoman and a true beauty.

My first celebrity crush: Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing. Could he be more adorable??

Something people don't know about me: I have webbed toes. And no, it doesn’t make me swim any faster or better.

My Latina Role Model: Sonya Sotomayor—proving to young girls everywhere that no dream is too big and all things are possible.

Fun Memory from My First Day at Latina: I had a wardrobe malfunction on my way to the office—I guess I hulked out and a button popped off the back of my shirt—so I had to wear a safety pin to hold it together for the rest of the day. Oops.

If I met Jennifer Lopez, I would: ask her to teach me some of her killer dance moves

Movie that makes me cry: Up (Pixar) gets me from the first scene every time.

Latino artist on my iPod right now: Shakira

Favorite Interview with a Latino Celeb: Shakira on her love of creating fragrances that make women feel sexy.

Favorite Latin dish: Sancocho

Favorite Spanish-Language Song: "Dos Locos" by Monchy y Alexandra

9 Bold Lipsticks for Spring!
9 Bold Lipsticks for Spring!

Pucker up and look effortlessly sexy with a fresh application of brightly hued lipstick. Striking yet simple, these candy-colored shades will spark inspiration.


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Jin Soon at Tibi nail art
7 Nail Art Manis for Short Nails

No matter how hard we try, some of us just can’t seem to grow our nails past the tip of our fingers. Pretty frustrating with the way nail art has blown up. A detailed portrait of President Obama’s face? On these nails? No way! But not to worry. There are some designs that look great on all lengths and we’ve found them. Click through for seven perfect-for-spring nail art manis that work beautifully no matter how long, er, short, your nails are!

 


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Skin Products You Need to Switch Out for Spring
Skin Products You Need to Switch Out for Spring

The same way you change up your wardrobe with the warmer weather, you should also be switching up your skincare routine. Here, the products you need to keep your skin looking fresh for spring.


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This Nail Polish Launch by Sephora’s Formula X Line is a Game Changer
This Nail Polish Launch by Sephora’s Formula X Line is a Game Changer

As a beauty editor, I get to preview a lot of new beauty launches. The evidence is piled up around my desk. So, when a product lands on my desk that makes me literally say out loud to my officemates (or whoever’s listening), ‘why hasn’t this existed until now?’, you know it’s good.


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The Top 3 Charcoal Beauty Products You Need Right Now
The Top 3 Charcoal Beauty Products You Need Right Now

It seems like every day there’s something new and groundbreaking when it comes to your skincare products. And the latest doesn’t disappoint: charcoal! What’s so great about it? It opens up pores and helps get rid of excess oils (read: good-bye acne!). Don’t worry. You don’t need to give yourself a facial at your next barbecue; the beauty world has done the work for you by bottling it up and adding it to their products. Here are three to try.


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Camilla Belle at the Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Inaugural Gala
High Brow: The Art To Keeping Full Eyebrows in Check

Do you have thick (read: bush) eyebrows? With that much brow real estate, you can only trust an aesthetician trained in the art of brow grooming -- and yes, it is an art. Luckily, just as nail salons specialize in manis, there are now boutiques that focus entirely on brows. 


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Treat Yourself to a DIY Valentine’s Day Manicure
Treat Yourself to a DIY Valentine’s Day Manicure

Whether or not you have a date this Valentine’s Day, give your nails a romantic upgrade with this how-to from nail art queen Jin Soon Choi, founder of the JINsoon Nail Lacquer line and the Jin Soon Hand & Foot Spas. Then, throw on your LBD and you’re all set for whatever cupid throws your way. 


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Show Your Team Spirit With CoverGirl's NFL Manicures!
Show Your Team Spirit With CoverGirl's NFL Manicures!

Your football team may not be playing in the Super Bowl but you can still support your players with these fun nail art inspirations. CoverGirl teamed up with the NFL to create 32 “fanicures”—cuter alternatives to wearing an over sized jersey. Here are a few of our faves (and see the rest at CoverGirl.com)!


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10 Latina Celebs With Awesome Short Hairdos
10 Latina Celebs With Awesome Short Hairdos

Our favorite Latina celebs know how to rock just about any hairstyle — and always look hot doing it. Take a peek at who we think makes the cut.


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Celebrity Red Carpet Beauty Predictions
7 Celebrity Award Show Beauty Predictions

Awards season is on its way and we are definitely getting our fill of eye candy. And it’s not over! Thinking about our favorite stars’ signature styles, here’s what hair and makeup looks we think they’re most likely to take down the red carpet:


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