Amanda Flores Beauty Director

Amanda Flores is the beauty director 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.

Follow her on Instagram and Twitter, @afloresbeauty

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??

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.

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

Favorite Latin dish: Sancocho

Treat Yourself Right With These Luxe Beauty Buys
Treat Yourself Right With These Luxe Beauty Buys

Giving yourself the VIP treatment once in a while is worth the splurge. Try one or all of these luxe picks for the ultimate beauty indulgence. You’ll look and feel better!

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Beauty on the Run: The Best Way to Remove Your Eye Makeup (2)
Beauty on the Run: The Best Way to Remove Your Eye Makeup

Our beauty director asked celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez, to show us the best way to remove our eye makeup.


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The Grownup Way to Paint Your Easter Eggs
5 Cuter-Than-Cute Designs to Get Your Nails Easter Ready!

We may be too old to wait in line for pics with the Easter Bunny, but you’re never to old for egg painting. This time, instead of boiling eggs (praying they don’t break) and reaching for your paint set, grab your favorite pastel polishes and get inspired by these festive nails:

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JLo Brings Back 90s Beauty in the Most Unexpected Way
J.Lo Brings Back '90s Beauty in the Most Unexpected Way

How far would you go to look like Jennifer Lopez? Apparently you have to go back, way back…to 1995. The Puerto Rican beauty stepped out in Mexico yesterday with a major throwback: visible liner.

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Beauty on the Run: How To Get Rid of Dark Circles
Beauty on the Run: How To Get Rid of Dark Circles

Our beauty director asked celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez, to show us how to cover up dark circles. Watch!

 


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Get JLo’s Chiseled Cheeks: How to Contour Your Face Like a Pro
Get J.Lo’s Chiseled Cheeks: How to Contour Your Face Like a Pro

We’re not all blessed with goddess-like cheekbones à la J.Lo, but as they say, “fake it ‘til you make it.” Since plastic surgery isn’t in the cards for most, here’s how to contour your face like a pro:
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Beauty on the Run: How To Get Killer Brows
Beauty on the Run: How To Get Killer Brows

Our beauty director asked celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez, to show us how to get killer brows. Watch!

 


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The Makeup Brushes You Need in Your Cosmetic Bag
The Makeup Brushes You Need in Your Cosmetic Bag

Flawless makeup application is as easy as having the right brush. From the type of bristles to the shape of the handle, a custom tool means the difference between hot stuff and a hot mess. Here are the makeup brushes you need to stock in your cosmetic bag:

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Chola Hair Meets Face Jewelry At Givenchy Runway Show in Paris
Chola Hair Meets Face Jewelry At Givenchy Runway Show in Paris

What would abuelita think if she caught sight of the beauty look at the Givenchy Fall 2015 runway show?

She’d say they took her age-old advice — never leave the house without a pair of earrings — one step too far.

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Transform Your Hands With These Must-Have Products
Transform Your Hands With These Must-Have Products

Whether you’re greeting someone for the first time or locking fingers with your beau, your hands are the first point of contact. Keep them touch-worthy with these hydrating products:
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