Latina Makeup, Latina MakeUp Tips, Advice and news for Hispanic Women

Does This Really Work: Clinique Quick Blush
By Sandra Mariscal | 02/19/2009 - 10:30

Clinique Quick Blush is not your ordinary blush and brush set. It's a makeup brush that stores the color inside its own cap. Once pulled apart, one side is a brush, the other holds a creamy rouge, which becomes a powdery texture when you put it on.

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Inside Her Makeup Bag: Mónica Cruz
By Sandra Mariscal | 02/17/2009 - 15:25

Together with big sister Penélope, Mónica Cruz, 32, is enjoying her second year as clothing designer for Spain-based retail chain Mango. The Spanish actress also has three movies in the pipeline for 2009. So how does this jet-setting mogul stay so stunning? Good looks clearly run in the family, but so does good advice: “My mother’s a hairstylist, and she taught us to use olive oil to hydrate and add shine. I still do it.” Here are a few more clever tips.

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A Purr-fect Collaboration
By Sandra Mariscal | 02/12/2009 - 09:24

Hello Kitty fans, behold the new limited edition collection for MAC Cosmetics, available on counters (and at today. With a revamped look, this pop culture icon is looking fiercer than ever in all black—to go with MAC’s iconic packaging—and a fashion-forward mod dress.

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Does This Really Work: Tarte Bottoms Up-Lower Lash Mascara
By Sandra Mariscal | 02/05/2009 - 16:17

A great trick to make eyes stand out for a night out is to apply mascara on the lower lash line. It’s not an everyday thing, you don’t want makeup overload, but it definitely makes an impact and complements a smokey eye. Regular brushes can be hard to manage and too big to comb through these smaller lashes, translating into a messy situation. The new Tarte Bottoms Up-lower lash mascara ($16) is meant to solve this problem.

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Calling All Cosmoholics!
By Angelique Serrano | 01/26/2009 - 14:00

What constitutes a habit? And once a habit is formed, what turns it into a “bad” habit? I shop for cosmetics pretty much everyday. Sometimes I just window shop and sometimes I only buy a $2 lip gloss, but I’m always looking, always ready to pick up my newest favorite mascara. As a confirmed cosmoholic, I ask this of you others out there: Is this a problem? Tell us:

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Does This Really Work: Smurfy Illuminating Face Powder
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/22/2009 - 14:45

Smurfette was by far the most glamorous Smurf in the village! Her bright blue skin tone, yellow blonde hair, and white hat suited her well on screen, but it’s hard to believe these colors can translate into a wearable makeup palette.

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Does This Really Work: LipStamp
By Sandra Mariscal | 01/08/2009 - 16:23

Here’s an interesting new beauty tool, the LipStamp is a lipstick applicator that you coat with your favorite lipstick and stamp on your lips! It has a plastic handle where you stick on sponges that are shaped like different pouts-from round and full to small with pointy edges- and a handy mirror on the other end to see where you’re stamping.

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Does This Really Work: SpinLash
By Sandra Mariscal | 12/11/2008 - 10:03

When it comes to lashes, you want them to look long and full, right? Well, SpinLash is my new best friend for this reason. It’s a battery-operated mascara that has a rotating brush- yes it actually spins 360°! The brush is long with tons of thin rubber bristles; it comes separate from the mascara so you can use it with your regular formula if you’d like.

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Camila Belle's Smokin' Hot Makeup Tips
By Latina Staff | 11/20/2008 - 18:02

Whatever Camilla Belle does in the beauty department, we want in. After all, it takes a certain kind of chica to make Joe Jonas catch the "Lovebug" all over again (and dump Taylor Swift along the way).

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Is The Lipstick Index an Urban Myth?
By Latina Staff | 11/13/2008 - 11:15

Many years ago, cosmetics tycoon and Estee Lauder chairman Leonard Lauder observed that when the economy stalled, lipstick sales tended to spike and accordingly coined the phrase “lipstick index."

During the Depression and in the time following 9/11, there were 25% increases in lipstick sales. “The lipstick index is a way to judge a recession,” wrote NY Times op-ed columnnist Maureen Dowd in 2001. “When the economy goes down, lipstick sales go up. Women indulge in smaller luxuries and skip bigger ones.”

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