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Why Sunscreen Is Important for Latinas of All Shades
Why Sunscreen Is Important for Latinas of All Shades
By Mariela Rosario | 06/21/2011 - 16:00

Happy first day of summer!!!!


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Does This Work?
Does This Work? Leg Bronzers
By Kate Sandoval | 06/20/2011 - 16:15

A few weeks ago, when the temp suddenly shot to 90+ degrees, our Celebrity Bookings Director Jazmin Perez realized she officially had to take her “Twilight pale” legs out of hiding. Which is why she jumped at the chance to test these leg bronzers:

What They Are: Self-tanners, shimmery lotions, and leg makeup


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Does This Work? Deodorant
Does This Work? Mitchum Advanced Control Deodorant
By Kate Sandoval | 06/17/2011 - 10:00

Angie Romero, our deputy editor, is an encyclopedia of deodorants—and therefore a very discerning tester.  When we passed her the solid deo that recently came to our office, she immediately asked what the level of Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly was—yup, that’s how well she knows her deodorants! Here’s what she thought of this one:

What it is: Mitchum Advanced Control invisible solid deodorant for women


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Does This Work? Zit Zappers
Does This Work? Zit Zappers
By Kate Sandoval | 06/16/2011 - 13:10

When we handed our creative director, Paul Bruno, a couple of acne treatments, he immediately zoomed in on the ingredients, explaining that he’s tried everything for his oily, acne-prone skin and, as a result, has become a pimple treatment expert. Here are two of his very informative road tests:

What it is: CLEAN & CLEAR Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Gel Pen, $6.99, drugstore.com

The Claim:
Reduces appearance of new blemishes and also relieves popped pimples.


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Does This Work? Eye Cream for Sensitive Skin
Does This Work? Eye Cream for Sensitive Skin
By Latina Staff | 06/14/2011 - 15:00

Latina's Fashion Market Editor Verky Arcos recently mentioned that she’s never found an eye cream that her sensitive skin can tolerate—which was music to our beauty road testing ears! We piled up all the eye treatments we could find on her desk, crossed our (manicured) fingers that she didn’t breakout in a rash, and waited for the results!


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Your Must-Have Memorial Day Beauty Gear!
By Kate Sandoval | 05/26/2011 - 17:59

With the sunny weather and the 3-day weekend ahead, we’re already making mental notes of all the beauty essentials we want on-hand. Here’s what we’ll be packing in our tote:

1.  Sunscreen stick. The last thing we want to do mid-day is reapply a goopy, white sunscreen on top of our makeup, but we are willing to swipe on a clear sunscreen stick. It’s as easy as putting on lip balm. Try Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50, elizabetharden.com.


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Latina Loves Celeb edition: Sara Paxton
Latina Loves Celeb Edition! Sara Paxton’s Beauty Obsession
By Kate Sandoval | 05/12/2011 - 17:00

In our recent interview with Sara Paxton, we asked her about her favorite beauty product. And the sincere actress excitedly went on...and on...and on about a vibrating face brush called the Clarisonic Mia ($149, clarisonic.com). “I got it last year and I’m obsessed with it. I use it every day and ever since I got it, I haven’t gotten a zit, so it’s kind of amazing!,” Sara says.


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Mirta de Perales Passes Away
Legendary Cuban Beauty Icon Mirta de Perales Passes Away
By Mariela Rosario | 05/11/2011 - 08:00

Mirta de Perales, an icon in the beauty industry, particularly for us Latinas, passed away last week on May 3, 2011. One of the first Hispanic women to find huge success in the beauty industry in the U.S., de Perales was 88 years old when she died from Alzheimer's disease.

The Cuban mogul was successful early on in her native Cuba, but moved to the United States after the revolution with her children and little more than $5 in her pocket. Eventually, she returned to what she knew here in America, and founded Mirts de Perales Inc.


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Salma Hayek'S Favorite Products From Her New Beauty Line Nuance
The Nuance Beauty Products Salma Loves Most
By Kate Sandoval | 05/06/2011 - 18:44

Salma Hayek’s new beauty collection, Nuance, consists of 100 different products, including a walnut body scrub, a flake-free mascara, a rose-scented hydrating balm, an eye serum, a curl cream, we could go on and on—as can Salma. Although the gorgeous star says she truly loves everything in the line and is careful not to choose favorites, there are a few she can’t stop talking about.

Here’s what she loves about them:  


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How to Mix Your Own Nail Polish Color!
How to Mix Your Own Nail Polish Color Just Like Kate Middleton!
By Kate Sandoval | 04/29/2011 - 12:45

We were so excited to find out that Kate Middleton decided to wear our favorite new nail trend—blending colors— on her wedding day. According to PEOPLE, the newly anointed Duchess of Cambridge was treated to a luxurious manicure by her mother-in-law Camilla  Parker Bowles by celebrity manicurist Marina Sandoval of Jo Hansford Salon in London.

To create Kate’s neutral look, Sandoval blended two colors, Bourjois Rose Lounge and Essie's #423 Allure.


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