Entertainment

21 Latina Owned Beauty Products You Need

If you grew up Latinx, you were either stealing your mama’s makeup and glamming yourself up en secreto or were trying to hide your rage as they used you as their personal Barbie. If you’re reading this now, though, you probably have the freedom to makeup and express yourself however you like, so why not use Latinx owned beauty products?

Stereotypes aside, Latinxs are innovative, creative and starting up businesses left and right. Ship them.

1. Beauty Blender

Untitled. Digital Image. Allure. 16 May 2018.

Rea Ann Silva started out as an on-set special effects makeup artist and noticed a gap in the tools available to her. Naturally, como una reina, she debuted this tear-shaped sponge in 2003 and it’s become a staple in all our makeup drawers.

2. Yaocihuatl Organic Skin Care

@yaocihuatlorganic / Instagram

This entire line is organic and vegan and is inspired by plant-based medicine and ancient beauty traditions. This Cayenne Rub is used for sore muscles and arthritis relief by using natural heat to warm up sore spots for a little relief.

Think of this as our ancestor’s version of Vaporú.

3. Kat Von D Beauty

@katvondbeauty / Instagram

Mexicana Kat Von D first made her claim to fame as a tattoo artist, and since launching her cruelty-free, vegan line of badass beauty products, her style has gone mainstream. Find her products at Sephora.

Pro tip: The felt tip black liner will snag you the perfect wing eye.

4. Tata Harper

@tataharperskincare / Instagram

After her stepfather was diagnosed with skin cancer, she knew that she couldn’t trust a company to care if its ingredients were harmful. She has since launched a line of products that are entirely chemical free and organic.

In 2015, Forbes called her the “Queen of the Green Skincare Movement.” I bow down.

5. Sweet Face by Rocio

@sweetfacebyrocio / Instagram

Costa Rican Rocío Castillo’s IG says it all: “Products made by one woman, inspired by all women, generations ago.”

She’s literally giving us her family’s recipes for beauty and skincare and it’s all cruelty free and natural.

6. A Complete

@acompletewomen / Instagram

We all know that beauty starts from within: a healthy, organic, plant-heavy diet, lots of water, and maybe an extra anti-wrinkle capsule a day to keep the lines away. Angélica Fuentes founded this pro-aging skincare company with an intention to collaborate and invest in female-owned and lead organizations. Here ????  for ????  it. ????

7.  Anima Mundi Apothecary

Untitled. Digital Image. Anima Apothecary. 16 May 2018.

Herbalist Adriana Ayales grew up in the jungles of Costa Rican with an ancestry rich in healing wisdom. She gives us an apothecary that sources directly from native people in Central and South America, creating an economy of health, equality and conscious connection to those that came before us.

Highly recommend checking out her site to find elixirs to help with memory loss, beauty sleep, and even lucid dreaming.

8. Rizos Curls

@rizocurls / Instagram

Caption: “icMas ReMiX is a small Afro-Latina owned business providing handcrafted organic|natural hair care products for kinky curly, coarse, coily and dreadlock hair while enforcing the message that hair texture does not determine whether it’s good or bad. In addition, empowering t-shirts are sold to celebrate natural hair, Afro-Latina pride and Boricua resiliency. Part of our mission is to also help bring awareness and contribute to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico with donations from sales proceeds.” ???? ???? ????

9. Reina Rebelde

@reinarebelde / Instagram

Regina Merson told Refinery 29, “Latinas are sophisticated, discerning, and authentically rooted in their culture, and much of how beauty brands market to us doesn’t talk to us in this way. I wanted to create makeup that would honor, celebrate, and give life to our many dualities, with products full of provocative shades that deliver the boldness and passion we bring to the rituals of applying them.”

There you have it, now go get it!

10. Nevermind Cosmetics

@nevermindcosmetics / Instagram

These two young primas, Vanessa Enriquez and Marivette Navarrete founded Nevermind Cosmetics to give us a 90’s matte, metallic and all cruelty-free lip colors. I’m obsessed.

11. Necromancy

@necromancycosmetica / Instagram

Ayyy, this boricua brand will satisfy all your dark and twisty need for dark lips. Some lip color names: Naked Witch, Martyr’s Blood, Bitchwitched and Ancient Queen. Take my money.

12. MicMas ReMix

@micmasremix / Instagram

Caption: “Knowing your hair’s porosity is important because it allows you to know how well your hair retains moisture. With low porosity hair you may experience buildup where it may feel like products are sitting on top of your hair instead of being absorbed by the hair and scalp. This usually results in the hair feeling stiff and straw-like. Low porosity hair resists moisture and is normally protein-sensitive. Using the proper hair care regimine will help ensure your scalp and hair is fed and moisturized. MicMas ReMiX My Porosity as seen in @Essence is available with FREE shipping at www.micmasremix.com.”

13. Melt Cosmetics

@meltcosmetics / Instagram

Lora Arellano and Dana Bomar sold out of all their lipstick shades the very first day of launch. Their mattes are stunning, and eyeshadow shades are (clearly) everything.

14. Kleurë Cosmetics

@kleurecosmetics / Instagram

This brand is small, but it’s au natural and boricua. You can tell because they offer makeup bundles based on which zodiac season it is and name their body lotions after wine flavors. 🙂

15. Chaos Makeup

@chaosmakeup / Instagram

Megan Martínez is our 90’s childhood dream come true. Based out of Corpus Christi, Texas, she uses her chemistry-obsessed brain to give us color-changing mood cream and rainbow highlighters that only glow in the light. SWOON.

16. Brewbles

@brewbles / Instagram

Austin Xilangx/Mexican immigrant Catheryn Estefania Rodriguez Rangel is giving us all the Mexi bath bombs we could dream of and at affordable prices! Get yourself a bundle of elotes for just $5.50 and a giant aguacate bath bomb for $12! Bye, Lush.

17. Birch Box

@birchbox / Instagram

You’ve definitely heard of subscription makeup brand Birch Box, but bet you didn’t know it was owned by Latina Katia Beauchamp! It now has over 1 million global subscribers, and honestly changed the name of the game for beauty enthusiasts.

18. Bésame Cosmetics

@besamecosmetics / Instagram

Gabriela Hernandez started out as a photographer, graphic designer and artist. She’d go to estate sale and gun for the lipsticks, which now all serve as inspo for her brand. #CrueltyFree and available at Sephora.

19. Atomic Makeup

@atomicmakeup / Instagram

Oh, snap, you can do anything with this Mexican-American brand! Navil Rico claims her DIY spirit is what helped her launch the company, and she’s giving us 60 different lip shades and products on the cheap-all under $18!

20. Honest Beauty

@honest_beauty / Instagram

Owned by Jessica Alba, we get to have clean, healthy beauty products that go back to our roots.

Caption: “Caution: Our Magic Balm may cause everything it touches to glow.” I’m in.

21. Breakups to Makeup

“Mascara Bag.jpg” Digital Image. Breakups to Makeup. 16 May 2018.

Lastly, what would our makeup be without a tongue-in-cheek bag to carry it in? Angelique Velez launched her company in 2014 to prove that makeup is a form of art.

Get artsy, guys.

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

We Found The Looks Rocked By Ariana Grande, Megan Thee Stallion, And Doja Cat In The Sexy ’34+35′ Remix Video

Fierce

We Found The Looks Rocked By Ariana Grande, Megan Thee Stallion, And Doja Cat In The Sexy ’34+35′ Remix Video

In a gift to lovers, Ariana Grande dropped her “34+35” remix music video last Friday. The trending video featured Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion and some slamming tunes, extraordinarily glam sleepover gear. To booth, the video already racked up 21 million views, served up, alongside some slamming tunes, extraordinarily glam sleepover gear.

From ultra sexy to supersensuous, Ari, Meg, and Doja wore beautiful and luxurious lingerie ensembles. Fortunately, they’re here for you to rock yourself!

We looked around for the ensembles online and found them! Check out the looks below!

Ari’s Charlotte High Waist Bottoms and bodysuit.

Fleur de Mal / Charlotte High Waist Bottom– $45

Victoria’s Secret/ Lace Plunge Teddy- $79.50

Meg’s pink lace bra worn with mini shorts and a matching robe.

Milena Plunge Underwired Bra– $145

Milena Full Brief– $70

Doja’s peach-colored lace corset, with suspender bottoms.

Doja also wore outfits from Agent Provocateur.

Essie/ Waspie– $195

Essie/ Bodysuit– $465

Check out the video remix below!

So there they are, the extremely sultry and iconic lingerie looks to recreate the 34+35 remix music video on your own time!

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

If You Had A Friend Speak To You The Way You Speak To Yourself

Fierce

If You Had A Friend Speak To You The Way You Speak To Yourself

It’s a hard reality to face: the fact that we often treat our friends and spouses better than we do ourselves. After all, this might be because it’s a little bit easier. When we see our friends, we don’t necessarily always see the flaws. In fact, it’s easier to see how beautiful their flaws are and we shower them with compliments and praise about their appearances.

But what if our friends spoke to us the way we speak to ourselves.

See someone of the sweet replies to the question, below.

“Not long at all. In fact, I routinely remind myself to talk to myself like I would to a friend. We are our own worst critics.” –Irritabl

“That bit of advice really changed how I talk to myself when I’m alone. Like, if my best friend were telling me “well you probably aren’t good enough anyway. You should put more effort in to being prettier/being funnier/acting like [insert other person]” I’d be so, so hurt.

That kind of talk is nasty and not constructive! So don’t put up with it from anyone—including yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is constantly tearing you down, right?

And yes, it’s easier said than done. But the tricks that helped me curb the negative self-talk are:

  1. Recognize when it’s happening. Learn the difference between self-criticism and self-hatred. There’s a difference between saying “Ugh, I really should have done better on that work assignment. Those careless mistakes add up.” and “Everyone thinks you’re stupid now, why didn’t you do a better job on something so simple?”
  2. Get to the bottom of those thoughts by asking questions. I still fall victim to the “people think you’re…” thoughts, and every single time I have to ask myself “Who actually said that? Do you know that for sure? What’s making you feel defeated/nervous/inferior without any evidence? And even if someone DID say it—do you care what they think?!”

Those answers usually help me reframe whatever I’m feeling. Bc 9 times out of 10 it boils down to me fearing the worst and creating a situation where my insecurity gets the best of me.

Sorry for the Ted Talk, just feel rly passionately about this.” –NOTORIOUS_BLT

“Exactly. I always try to put myself in “best friend shoes” when I catch myself criticizing inwards.” –bradynelise

“I would be like ‘damn sister you do NOT shut up and you contradict yourself a LOT.’” – throwra_sillyinquiry

“Love this! Me too, but a few years ago, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. I have been changing the way I speak to myself and I feel so much better… and now I am so glad I stuck with it/me!” –formidableegg

“They would be out the door, kinda sucks being a self aware mentally ill person cause you know it’s not true yet convincing yourself otherwise feels impossible.” – annonforareasonduh

“Haha, this is exactly what I do with my kids. If they say something mean about themselves, I say, ‘I’m sorry, NOBODY is allowed to talk to ____ like that!’ If they say, ‘But I’m saying it to MYSELF,’ I say, ‘I would never let anyone say something like that to you. Why should I let YOU say it to you?’

Hoping to raise my kids to be a little nicer to themselves than I am to myself.” –JoNightshade

“Well… not very long. For the most part I’m pretty nice to myself but on hard days I often think things like “you’re not good enough. You’re such a failure.” And if someone said that to me even once I’d cut them off. I try to be nice to me though.” –owthrayaway3

“Ideally? Not long at all. In reality? Probably a very long time – years, or maybe even decades. Part of struggling with crippling depression is letting people treat you really horribly.” –clekas

“Yeah, me too tbh Or well, I’d end up not talking to them Because I’d isolate myself in my room for a couple of months and even they’d grow tired of me, but ya know I’ve had some really shitty friends in my short, short life and honestly seek out ppl who will criticise me more than they compliment me bc it makes me less uncomfortable.” –HelloThisIsFrode

“I agree with this. I just realised this and lament to myself that I wasted 20 years on such a ‘friend’. The pandemic isolation helped in bringing these thoughts to clarity and limited my availability. Thankfully I have a friend who’s really supportive and understanding so I’ve been redirecting my energy towards her.” –CheesecakeGobbler

“Along with the depression, throw in being raised by a parent with narcissistic personality disorder and you’ve got me too. I’d love so say I would kick my toxic ass to the curb, but I know I’d just take the abuse. I’ve got a recording of my mother’s greatest hits playing all the time in my head.” –LesNessmanNightcap

“Yeah, I was going to say “where do you think that voice in my head came from?” I’m no longer the person who would stay friends with someone who was mean to me, but it took awhile to get to that place. But I am still my mother’s daughter and I learned negative self-talk at her knee, listening to her guilt trip and shame herself. I think I’m much better, but I do wonder what my son will hear that I don’t even realize I’m doing.” –ElizaDooo

“The way I used to self-talk? Not for a second. It was pointed out to me by a therapist in one session–she told me one time to stop it. I stopped. I didn’t realize how much I was driving myself insane. I have an inner monologue that drones on anyway, but add in insults and barbs and it was quite brutal.

I’m glad I kicked that negativity out. Now, to address the earworms….make it stop.” –Roscoe_cracks_corn

“Not long at all. Now realizing this doesn’t magically make all my self-hate go away or build a desire to treat myself better.” –Neravariine

“I have such a friend. Over a decade so far, hopefully forever. I love her to the moon and back. She knows me truly, I can rely on her, I can trust in her honesty, I don’t have to filter sugarcoating to get down to her true opinion. She’s like a mirror, showing me all my flaws but also all my best sides. She made me a better person without ever trying to change me. She taught me better awareness towards myself, my actions and surrounding, and with this also better self-reflection and self-love. She kept me down on earth but also pulled me out of the darkest places. Everyone should have a friend like this.” –Fitzgeraldine

“Great timing for this question! I’ve been working on self compassion and trying to soften my inner critic. One thing that often I’ve been trying to remind myself is to treat me the way I treat my friends – so after a few months working on this with total awareness, I can proudly say I would be a longtime friend of mine.” –Lila007

“I kept her around for almost 2 years before I realise the way she talks to others is actually how she sees herself, which is saying a lot more than she would admit. Since she’s too stubborn to get therapy but very willing to act as a therapist (she sucks, all she ever did was doling out “tough love” cuz thats how she wants herself to be but she failed, so she expects everyone else to be tough), I cut ties w her. For good. Went to therapy myself to rid of internalized hatred I developed from being around her. She reached out once, I wasnt very keen to reconnect especially now she’s even worse after joining a church and trying to get every part of it into her life. 2 years of my life wasted on someone like that. Dont repeat my mistake.” –

micumpleanoseshoy

“I am and always will be my own biggest hype person. If I can’t believe in myself, how can anyone? How can I achieve my goals? Internal me is also very dubious of the intentions of others. Which preserves myself, even if it does keep me distanced from others until I can truly trust them. My parents were shit. I was, by far, the most resilient of my siblings and maybe my self hype is the reason why.” –cuddlymammoth

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com