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21 Lipsticks Made By Latinas

Every Latina in the diaspora knows that the right lip color can make you King, make men (and women) bend to your will, make a mansplainer splain no more and give you the cojones to do what you’re meant to do. These lip colors were made by Latina entrepreneurs who are bring all “no f*cks given” style straight to your face.
Rock it, mami. ????

1. Red Hot “Brava” por las bravas de Reina Rebelde

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When the caption says it all: “????For Las Bravas????The foundation of every Latina is that unapologetic, passionate fire she carries within her. It is her birthright. She brings that unique energy to everything she does – she laughs louder, loves harder, fights more intensely, and ultimately endures more. We learn this resilience from the many icons we have the privilege of claiming as our own and the women who raise us and leave us a legacy of inner power and self-confidence with which to approach all of life. This unique, audacious Latina energy gave life to the Bold Lip Color Stick in Brava – a perfect, go-to, activating red that stokes this inner fire within us and displays it for the world to see.”

2. Melt Cosmetics’ muted lip colors to make your eyes pop.

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You don’t have to go big in the pout to stand out. Melt Cosmetics’ Gemini collection will give you everything you need to make this look happen, and support Latinas in business while you’re at it.

3. The Malinche

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In Reina Rebelde’s (thee cult classic brand for your mouth) own words this is “a fierce metallic red shade that will keep everyone guessing whether you are a niña mala or a niña buena.”

4. Get yourself some “Beaches N Cream”

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Atomic Makeup has an enormous variety of lip colors, but their latest summer shade is the perfect combo of a rosy base with a subtle, peach shimmer that’s perfect for sunny weather.

5. Dare to eat Takis with “Rosa Salvaje.”

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Let it be known that you can get almost all things Reina Rebelde at Target now, including this “hot pink shade inspired by the 80s international hit. It is perfect for when you are falling into hardcore, telenovela-worthy love and want to leave tu amorcito covered in besitos.”

6. We dare you to try “Fresa” ????.

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Crucial: the champagne and strawberry picnic basket to start your date off right. According to none other than theReina Rebelde, this is a “deep berry shade for when you want the world to see your fresita tendencies.”

7. Can you bring goth back?

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Ok, it is back, and we know you’re already thinking to yourself, “Claro que sí I can pull this bish off.” Trust your gut and YOLO. ????

8. The truth is, you’re the only one holding you back from this look:

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Like I said, Atomic Makeup has so many fresh looks, including this neon green, which you don’t have to be in high fashion art shows to rock.

9. “Over It” by Nevermind Cosmetics

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Are you over your boring old shades? This company is owned by two cousins born out of Miami and selling out of NYC and they deserve your money. Plus, they make it easy on the wallet.

10. “HBIC” & “GRL TALK” by Nevermind Cosmetics

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Meet the cousins who started an empire! We love that they model their own creations, and we love the creations even more.

11. “Gold Skool” by Kat Von D Beauty

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You know what you’re worth, honey. You’re gold, and there’s no world in which we don’t include Kat Von D on this list. She’s cruelty free, vegan and elevates all of us to her level.

12. “Tank Girl” by Kat Von D Beauty

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Familia listen up: greens are so in, and I already know they look good on you. This khaki muted olive green liquid lip is the perfect first foray into a bold new color.

13. “Spring Affair” by Atomic Makeup

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If you’re feeling even bolder, have yourself a Spring Affair, before summer is in full force. We love the metallic touch here too. I have so much respect for makeup artists right now.

14. “Dreamboy” by Melt Cosmetics

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Fun fact: the two Latinas who started this brand first met behind the beauty counter at Nordstrom. They wanted to bring matte vibrant colors to the public, and this is where the trend started!!

15. “710” by Melt Cosmetics

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It’s pretty much summer, which means you can start going for more orange tones, though they’re tricky on those of us with a more yellow/olive complexion, so we recommend taking your time at Sephora, k? 😉

16. “Snow White Red” by Bésame Cosmetics

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If you don’t have a classic red in your collection already, this is the one. Bésame is a luxury vintage beauty line that was created by Buenos Aires born Gabriela Hernandez. She is an actual cosmetic historian with the degrees to back it up and we can trust her with the classics.

17. “2GETHER 4EVER” by Atomic Makeup

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Ok, but do you understand why we keep talking about them? Who doesn’t love a matte shimmer lip?

18. “NOT UR BABY” by Nevermind Cosmetics

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I’m here for these lippie names, nevermind. I’m also here for the matte velvet mauve happening here. Happen to me.

19. “Terra Mater” by Necromancy

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Necromancy Cosmetica has some seriously killer shades. If you have a goth side, meet your maker, and know that you can never go wrong with this shade.

20. Try one of Atomic Makeup’s 50+ Shades

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They have shimmery blacks, mauves, coppers and rose alongside silver, black and white colors. It’s for a cause, ok? Treat yo’self and ship other Latinas’ success.

21. Rainbow Highlighter by Chaos Makeup

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Chaos Makeup is a pretty small starting brand known for their rainbow highlighters. You don’t have to go out and buy a thousand new shades for a new look. Try brushing this rainbow highlighter on your basic look to give yourself a subtle boost to unicorn land.

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Morphe and Lisa Frank Have Teamed Up For a Nostalgic Makeup Collection That Is Perfect For ’90s Babies

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Morphe and Lisa Frank Have Teamed Up For a Nostalgic Makeup Collection That Is Perfect For ’90s Babies

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Good news for ’90s babies! The popular Morphe x Lisa Frank makeup collection is back in stock! The bright-colored school supplies brand and the budget-friendly makeup brand are, once again, teaming up for a collection to end all collections.

Last week, Morphe announced that they’re not only relaunching their Lisa Frank collection, but they were adding new products to the cult-favorite line.

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Both makeup-lovers and Lisa Frank-lovers (and let’s be honest, there’s quite a bit of overlap here) can have fun with this team-up. The collection crossover originally debuted in November of last year to great fanfare.

At the time, the collab was everything millenials had been hoping for. “We hope the elevated packaging and iconic Lisa Frank spirit, combined with Morphe’s trusted formulas, will bring happiness and excitement as the consumer interacts with the collection from beginning to end,” Lisa Frank Inc. said.

While November’s launch was a three-piece collection, this release has the added bonus of a lip-crayon trio.

Last year, the Morphe x Lisa Frank collection consisted of a brush set, an eye shadow palette and a set of sponges–all created to look like the iconic Lisa Frank Inc. brand. This time around, they raised the stakes a bit and got into the lip-game.

While the lip crayons are packaged in Lisa Frank’s signature psychedelic colors, the lip pigments themselves are neutral. And, not to mention, gorgeous. Based off of the swatching, the colors will look good on all skin tones. The crayons’ shades are “Lifetime Fan”, “Kid at Heart”, and “Friends 4 Ever”.

Morphe’s iconic 35B palette was also Frankified to be brighter, bolder, and more playful.

The eyeshadow shades had names like “Playtime Kittens”, “Rainbow Chaser”, and “Prancing Unis”. Based off of those shade names, its safe to say that Morphe really dedicated itself to the Lisa Frank theme.

And as if the collab couldn’t get any better, the eyeshadow palette comes in three different covers: Zoomer & Zorbit, Forrest, and Prancing Unis.

So far, customers have been raving about the quality of the Morphe x Lisa Frank collection items.

“So so pretty and bright!” wrote one reviewer of the 35B palette. “Lots to play with & gives me nostalgia for when I was obsessed with Lisa.” (Weren’t we all??)

“I used to have a binder full of everything Lisa Frank so this palette was a NEED for me. I highly recommend it!” wrote another. “The shades aren’t patchy, they blend beautifully, and the color scheme is perfect.”

The collection is currently available at ULTA.com & Morphe.com and we can’t wait to try! Will you be checking it out?

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Is Literally Releasing a Chipotle-Themed Eyeshadow Palette

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Is Literally Releasing a Chipotle-Themed Eyeshadow Palette

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We’ve seen our fair share of weird brand collabs in the past, but this is truly one we didn’t see coming.

On Thursday, Chipotle and e.l.f. Cosmetics announced that they were teaming up for a collaboration.

Both makeup-lovers and Chipotle-lovers can have fun with the team-up. According to the press release, e.l.f will be selling Chipotle-themed makeup and Chipotle will be selling makeup-themed food. Confused? Keep reading.

On March 9th, e.l.f. cosmetics is launching their e.l.f. x Chipotle makeup collection, a range of products that includes a Chipotle-themed eyeshadow palette, a tinted lip-gloss, an avocado-shaped beauty sponge, and a makeup bag that looks exactly like Chipotle’s famous to-go bags.

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The eyeshadow palette is made up of 12 shades, each of which are named after one of Chipotle’s signature ingredients. For example, the leaf-green shade is called “Lettuce”, the buttery gold shade is called “Corn Salsa”…you get the picture. The “Make It Hot” lip gloss is a sheer, hot-pink shade that is formulated with Vitamin E and coconut oil.

And as an added bonus, when you purchase the Chipotle eyeshadow palette, you’ll be emailed a voucher for free Chipotle chips and guac.

But makeup isn’t the only aspect of the promotion. Chipotle, too, will be offering a limited-time option. The fast-casual restaurant will be selling an entrée called “Eyes. Chips. Face. Bowl.” And in honor of e.l.f. Cosmetics’ vegan and cruelty free products, the menu item will be vegan.

The bowl will consist of white rice, pinto beans, hot salsa, corn salsa, guac, lettuce, and a side of chips. But it won’t be available forever! You’ll only be able to find it in the “Featured” section of Chipotle’s website or app from March 10 through March 17.

If you’re surprised by this collab, you’re not the only one. After all, “Mexican food” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of makeup.

But e.l.f. and Chipotle seem to think that they’re a match made in heaven. After all, this is the second time the two popular brands have joined forces.

“We’re always looking for opportunities to lead culture and make authentic connections with Gen-Z alongside brands that share similar values,” said Chipotle’s VP of digital marketing, Tressie Lieberman.

And e.l.f.’s CMO was equally effusive. “There is nothing tastier or prettier than the combination of burritos and makeup!” said Kory Marchisotto, in a statement. “We have long admired Chipotle and we are thrilled to come together to do things that neither one of us have done before. We share the same renegade spirit and are both committed to bringing the best ingredients to our consumers at extraordinary prices.”

e.l.f.s Chipotle collection launches on March 9th, and the line’s prices range from $8 to $18. Get notified on the launch by going over to e.l.f.’s site. Head to Chipotle’s app or website after March 10th to order their exclusive “Eyes. Chips. Face. Bowl.” entrée.

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