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

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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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Bridal Inspiration: Vanderpump Rules Scheana Marie's Wedding Look
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Vanderpump Rules star, half-Mexicana and new Latina Style Warrior, Scheana Marie Shay, walks us through recreating her stunning wedding day beauty look.


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Beauty on the Run: A Hair Makeover with Celeb Colorist Rita Hazan
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Our beauty director asked celebrity colorist Rita Hazan for a complete, post-wedding hair makeover! Watch now!


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The Best Beauty Looks at the 2015 Oscars
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We rounded up the best hair and makeup looks from the 2015 Oscars! From Zoe Saldana to Gina Rodriguez, see all the gorgeous ladies who made the cut:
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Beauty on the Run: How To Get a Smoky Eye
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Our beauty director asked celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez, to show us how to get the perfect smoky eye. Watch!

 


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#ManicureMonday: Steal Christina Milian's Rose Gold Grammys Mani

Christina Milian had a big night yesterday. First the premiere of her show “Christina Milian Turned Up”, followed by her co-hosting E!’s Post Grammy show and capped off with the GQ and Giorgio Armani Grammy After Party. She may have had a few wardrobe changes but throughout the three events, the one accessory that she stuck with was her mani. And it held up beautifully!


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From Ariana Grande’s signature pony to Taylor Swift’s turquoise liner, these Grammy Awards red carpet beauty looks had us all saying "wow:"
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Beauty on the Run: How To Remove Glitter Nail Polish
Beauty on the Run: How To Remove Stubborn Glitter Nail Polish

Our beauty director sat down with Paintbox nail studio manicurist, Elissa Schell to show you a quick and easy way to take off a hard-to-remove glitter nail manicure. Watch!


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The Easiest Way to Choose Your Signature Scent
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It’s no secret that we Latinas are huge fans of fragrance. We have one for date night, girls’ night, work, you name it. But with so many perfumes to choose from, how do we decide on which fragrance to make our own?

Enter, the latest category to join the slew of monthly beauty-at-your-door services, which offers a super-easy way to narrow down your perfume options. It’s a new fragrance subscription program created by fellow Latina Rachel ten Brink called Scentbird.


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If applying DIY false lash strips is intimidating, you’re not alone. Between aligning the strip perfectly with your lash line and glue that just won’t stick, it’s sometimes more trouble than it’s worth. And don’t even get us started on individual falsies. That’s why we’re convinced this new Physicians Formula mascara will be your new BFF.


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