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5 Purple Pouts for Right Now
By Amanda Flores | 05/17/2012 - 18:00

The color purple has come a long way in the beauty world since its dark lip liner stint in the 90s. JLo was recently spotted in the plum hue at the L.A. premiere of What To Expect When You’re Expecting, showing just how classically elegant the look can be. To help you stay one-step ahead of the trend, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite lip products.


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Does This Work? Bold Lipsticks
By Latina Staff | 06/15/2011 - 14:45

Our photo editor, Roxana Marroquin, is a self-described lipgloss-wearing girl. And more often than not, that’s all the makeup she uses, so asking her to try out the boldest, creamiest lipsticks we could find was a stretch. Luckily, she’s a good sport. Here’s how her road test went.

What The Are: Bold lipsticks

The Claims: These lip colors offer lots of color payoff without a heavy, drying texture


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Love it or Leave it? Dramatic Lipstick Trends
By Kate Sandoval | 02/01/2011 - 14:45

When it comes to makeup, there’s really nothing more dramatic (or risky) than switching up your lipstick. Case in point: these Latina celebrity pouts. The question is, do you love it or should they leave it?


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Engraved with Love
By Angelique Serrano | 11/30/2009 - 15:29

It’s the mother of all holiday conundrums: What to get your mother and mother-in-law for the holidays. Well, we’ve stumbled upon a gift so perfect it’s almost too good to be true. It’s personal, it’s elegant, it’s timeless yet so trendy you’ll even want one for yourself.


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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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Pull Off Pink Lips
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:41

A rosy pout is spring's prettiest accessory. Find your perfect shade with our simple tips.

Fair
An opaque, pale pink gloss with an iridescent finish is light enough for your delicate skin but bright enough to give it a healthy glow.
Try Clarins Paris Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer ($23).

 


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Red, Red Lips!
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:19

All reds are not created equal, so we found the perfect shade for you! If your skin is... (starting from the top)

Fair
Pick a lighter red that's on the brownish side, and stick to something sheer.
Latina Recommends: Sonia Kashuk Luxury Lip Color in Bordeaux ($8: Target stores nationwide)

Olive
Go for brighter shades, but stay away from orangey tones that could make you look sallow.
Latina Recommends: Chanel Rouge Allure in Lover($30: chanel.com)

 


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