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Afro-Latina Beauty Week: Get Heather Hemmens's Golden Glow
Afro-Latina Beauty Week: Get Heather Hemmens's Golden Glow
By Kate Sandoval | 04/15/2011 - 18:10

For our last day of Afro-Latina week, we’re obsessing over Heather Hemmens’s pretty makeup from her appearance at OK! magazine’s Hollywood’s Sexiest Singles event. It’s the perfect look for a sexy summer night out—and the shades will look great on every Afro-Latina skin tone!

Here’s how to copy it:

1. Line your entire eye with a black liquid eyeliner and a black pencil eyeliner (stacking the formulas stops them from smudging), then apply mascara to top and bottom lashes.

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Christina Milian
Afro-Latina Beauty Week: A Perfect Foundation Match for Your Skin Tone!
By Kate Sandoval | 04/14/2011 - 16:25

On our fourth day of Afro-Latina beauty week, we’re tackling one of the biggest complaints we hear: Why can’t I find a foundation made for my skin color?!

So often foundations made for darker skin tones look too red on Afro-Latinas, and the foundations made for lighter skin tones look too gray or yellow. Because Afro-Latinas can have olive, red, or golden undertones (like our model Christina Milian), it can be extra difficult to find the perfect shade, says makeup artist Jackie Gomez. No wonder so many of us out there feel frustrated!

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Beauty Transformation: Jennifer Lopez
Beauty Transformation: Jennifer Lopez
By Kate Sandoval | 04/13/2011 - 09:30

Rewind fifteen years and many of us would barely recognize Jennifer Lopez! She’s fearlessly reinvented her look throughout her career—but no more so than this year as a judge on American Idol, for her latest music videos off her new album Love?, and as a model in ads for Gucci, Venus, and L’Oreal. The inspiration we can all get from her evolving look won’t cost a thing. Click through our slideshow to see the star’s greatest beauty moments from her Fly Girl days to now.

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Red Lips for Afro Latinas
Our First Ever Afro-Latina Beauty Week: The Right Red Lip for You!
By Kate Sandoval | 04/11/2011 - 17:00

This week at, we're celebrating all of our beautiful different skin tones. Be sure to check in every day for a new beauty tip specifically tailored for our Afro-Latina chicas! First up? Red Lips...

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Penelope Cruz Beauty
EXCLUSIVE: Penelope Cruz's Mami Philosophy
By Kate Sandoval | 04/09/2011 - 22:53

After a big morning hike in Los Angeles with Javier and baby Leo (where paparazzi snapped shots of the trio), Penelope Cruz—who looked stunning in jeans, a black blazer, vintage-y heels and barely any makeup—sat down with to talk exclusively about what it’s like being a new mom. Here's what the new mami had to say.

Stay healthy

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Poll: Is J.Lo’s Blue Eyeshadow Too Crazy?
By Kate Sandoval | 03/24/2011 - 14:35

If I saw a woman on the street with blue eye shadow all the way up to her eyebrows, I’d most likely think she went overboard! But what would look ridiculous on anyone else looks completely gorgeous on J.Lo. Do you agree, or is it too much for you?

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Poll: Do You Like Fergie’s New Look?
By Kate Sandoval | 03/18/2011 - 12:12

We usually see Fergie in black leather and knee-high boots when she’s performing with the Peas, but for her American Idol appearance last night she tried a more feminine retro look, wearing a Marilyn Monroe white halter dress, styling her hair into a deep side-part with soft waves, and showing off bright fuchsia lips and green nails (it was St. Patrick’s Day). Here at Latina, the votes are split over whether we like our Fergie fierce or girlie—what do you think?

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5 New Eyelash Trends to Try Now!
By Kate Sandoval | 03/10/2011 - 18:42

Have you noticed that our celebs have been lashing out lately? Here's how to recreate these gorgeous celebs' lash trends:

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Get J.Lo's Best Beauty Looks from American Idol
By Mariela Rosario | 03/08/2011 - 15:23

Latina columnist Lynda Lopez sat down with American Idol judge (and her sister) Jennifer to talk about the pop diva's many style turns on the popular TV show. So far, J.Lo hasn't doubled up on a single style and it's one of the reasons we keep tuning in week after week to watch. Here, Lynda tells J.Lo what her favorite looks have been so far.

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Miss Universe Ximena Navarette Signs on as New Face of L'Oreal Paris
Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete Signs on as New Face of L'Oreal Paris
By Mariela Rosario | 03/03/2011 - 16:45

2010 Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete, who hails from Mexico, has just been named the newest face of L'Oreal Paris.

Navarrete is the second big-name Latina to join L'Oreal recently, following in Jennifer Lopez's footsteps. Undoubtedly, the beauty company hopes to tap into the sizable chunk of change that us Latinas spend annually on beauty products.

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