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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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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WATCH: How to Get Instant Volume, Fast!
WATCH: How to Get Instant Volume, Fast!
By Kate Sandoval | 04/06/2011 - 09:30

Your dilemma: It’s mid-day and your strands have fallen completely flat. No problem! Beauty editor Kate Sandoval has three tricks to create major volume in seconds, like the gorgeous Camilla Belle. Beauty editor Kate Sandoval has three tricks to create major volume in seconds, like the gorgeous Camilla Belle.

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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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WATCH: How to Get La La's Perfect Brows
By Kate Sandoval | 03/16/2011 - 13:15

If you’re prone to over-tweezing or are never quite sure that you’re using your brow pencil correctly, then this is the video for you. With La La Vazquez’s beautiful brows as inspiration, here are five foolproof steps to creating perfect brows. 

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Laser Hair Removal
Reader Beauty Question of the Week: Which Hair Removal Laser Works Best?
By Kate Sandoval | 02/02/2011 - 14:51

Q. I've done some research on both the no!no! Hair and the TRIA Laser Hair Removal System.  Which is better, more permanent, or is there anything else I should consider?

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How to Keep Your Hair Shiny Once You Go Natural
By Kate Sandoval | 01/26/2011 - 11:11

When I relaxed my hair it was really shiny. Now that I’ve gone natural, is there a way to get that shine again?

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POLL: Is Lourdes Leon Too Young to Dye her Hair?
POLL: Is Lourdes Leon Too Young to Dye her Hair?
By Mariela Rosario | 12/20/2010 - 10:01

14-year-old Lourdes Leon is not your typical teenager. She's launched her own fasion line this year exclusively for Macy's and, oh, we forgot to mention that her mom is one of the biggest pop stars in the world (Madonna).

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Five Questions for Kate
Your Biggest Beauty Dilemmas
By Kate Sandoval | 10/16/2010 - 12:05

Each month I answer a few of your most pressing beauty questions in the pages of Latina. The questions I receive range from “what exactly is a serum?” to “what makeup does Jennifer Lopez use?” But there are a few questions that I hear over and over again. Here, the top three and my favorite solutions:

1. How do I get rid of dark under-eye circles?

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POLL: Shakira
POLL: Do You Miss the Old Shakira?
By Kate Sandoval | 10/07/2010 - 12:27

Shaki is getting in touch with her Latin roots for her new merengue-inspired album Sale el Sol (dropping Oct. 19). But what about her look? El Residente of Calle 13, featured in Shakira’s song Gordita, raps, “I liked you when you were more gordita, with black hair, rounder face and sort of rockerita." Which got us thinking: Do you miss the old Shakira’s look?

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