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.”
By Monica Herrera | 11/11/2008 - 13:49
Want free Botox? You'll have to move to a favela to get it. The Associated Press reports from Rio de Janeiro that Brazilians who make less than $250 (or appoximately 555 Brazil reais) are now being offered free Botox injections, laser hair or acne removal treatments and chemical skin peels, all thanks to the Brazilian Society of Esthetic Medicine. (On the plus side, nutritional counseling is offered gratis as well.)
By Monica Herrera | 11/10/2008 - 11:07
Crow’s feet, smile lines, sagging jowls, and creases between your brows deeper than the Grand Canyon. If you’re in your 20s, you might not be worried about these inevitable signs of aging. Yet, like mami always said, a little prevention now can go a long way later—especially while your collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep your skin looking young and firm, are still perky and vibrant.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/06/2008 - 14:54
When Daisy Fuentes showed up at a Burberry event with a smoky blue gray eyeshadow and copper lips, Latina beauty director Angelique Serrano blogged that Daisy was provoking the ghosts of the ’90s with her powerful visage. Angelique is not alone. Readers like Layla Martin, Mexican-American financial administrator of mixed heritage says, "Daisy looks a little clownish in this picture.
By Monica Herrera | 11/03/2008 - 12:21
As All My Children's Randi Morgan, Denise Vasi has survived prostitution and domestic battery by pimp. "She was left badly wounded and unconscious," says Denise. "The cops found her and brought her to the hospital." But when the handsome Dr. Franklin Hubbard treated her wounds, things start turning around for young Randi. After she's released from the hospital, she gets a job with Fusion Cosmetics and makes it to the fast track for a career in a beauty.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/27/2008 - 14:25
Nadine Velazquez lights up My Name is Earl every Thursday night with her gorgeous looks and comedic timing. Latina's Sandra Vanessa Mariscal had a chance to dig around this Chicago-raised Puerto Rican stunner's makeup bag and glean some tips from the consummate pro.
How would you describe your day-to-day makeup look?
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/22/2008 - 14:34
If you've got a special event coming up where you want to look your best, false eyelashes make a dramatic difference in enhancing your eyes and creating a sexy look that's part Bambi, part Kim Kardashian. But it's definitely a skill that takes practice. That's why we created this guide to applying your own falsies without the help of a professional, complete with product recommendations and mistakes to avoid.
By Latina Staff | 09/29/2008 - 17:01
Bright, jewel tones like purple, green and blue are fun to wear, especially for evening. But most of us depend on a more natural look to get us through our days at the office or at school. That's why we asked Rebecca De Herrera, make-up artist for film and TV (Cane with Jimmy Smits), how to create a flawless, natural, no-make-up look.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2008 - 14:38
You've probably read about all of the harsh chemicals in everything from your favorite beauty products to the water bottle you use to work out. Sure, detoxifying your life might seem like an uphill battle, but with a little education, you'll see it's not nearly as heard as it seems! Here are three ways to make sure your family is living la vida verde.
Step 1: Detox your beauty and bath products.
By Monica Herrera | 09/04/2008 - 00:55
Little known fact: In between painting Surrealist masterpieces and conceiving grotesque reverie sequences for Hitchock films, Salvador Dalí was making his mark on the beauty industry, too. The Catalán artist actually worked with perfume makers to create several fragrances in the 1940's and '50s and designed the bottle for each scent himself!