Queer Eye’s First Latina Client Who Opened Up About Not Speaking Spanish Starts New Skincare Routine
Netflix’s most recent season of “Queer Eye” gave us its first Latina client, and the episode made us cry seven different ways to Sunday. Deanna Muñoz is a Latina-American mother and founder of the Latino Arts Foundation. She felt like she was stuck between two worlds: of not being white enough for her suburb and not Mexican enough for her suegra. As Deanna learned to treat herself to higher-quality clothes and skincare than Ross and T.J. Maxx (no shade, I’m not there yet either), we saw her face light up.
Fans have taken to following @deanna.munoz_latinoarts on Instagram and are delighted to see her thriving post-Queer Eye. One of her most recent posts has sparked a discussion on what skincare routines work for other melanized Latinas.
Muñoz is swearing by Dr. Jart+ Beauty Balm and finally gets what the fuss around skincare is about.
“First Friday! In case you’re heading out this evening I wanted to share a beauty skincare love that @jvn gave to me,” Muñoz captions her post. “I never took care of my skin (nope never) & it’s Bc I didn’t know what to use or how. This product Dr. Jart has been my go-to ever since the show. I use it alone or under Born This Way light foundation when I go out for the evening.”
For those of you wondering, Dr. Jart’s Beauty Balm sells for $39 at Sephora.
It’s advertised as a “cult-favorite all-in-one beauty balm perfects the complexion with a powerful anti-aging complex while shielding skin from UV damage.” The product comes in different tints for different skin tones, meaning it smooths out your complexion while protecting it with an SPF 45.
“Love love love….” writes Muñoz. “Is there any skincare that you use & recommend? Always looking to add to my collection ❤️”
Fans immediately started recommending their favorite products for their routine.
“Currently obsessed with the @sundayriley Vitamin C Rich hydration cream,” comments Lizzie Loves. “Major results in the 1 month of use.”
Of course, the “Aztec Healing Clay Mask” was recommended.
You can buy this oldie but goodie for just $8 at Target. The base ingredient of the product is calcium bentonite clay, which means you can also use it in a clay bath or a foot soak. One fan commented, “The Aztec healing clay mask is AMAZING! When on your face you feel it pulsate and afterwords your skins feels so clean and fresh! It’s really cheap too!”
Another fan thinks Muñoz’s “brown girl genes” already make her perfect… but also loves Too Faced’s Born This Way Serum.
“The born this way serum + the Pixi glow tonic are my go tos right now.” @amorycupcakes offered. “Your skin is amazing already, brown girl genessss ✨????????♀️”
The Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer comes in 35 different shades and is cruelty-free to boot. Find it at your local Sephora for just $29.
Someone else recommended talking to staff at Sephora for recommendations.
“For what it’s worth, I never would have guessed that you didn’t have a pretty serious skincare routine…” one Instagram user said. “You are gorgeous! Have you considered going into a Sephora and asking the staff there what they would recommend for you? I’ve always had good luck with that. Sephora can be SO. OVERWHELMING., so it’s helpful to engage the staff to narrow down choices. Just let them know how your skin behaves, what you are already using, and your target price point, and see what they come up with. They will usually give you samples when available so you can try it before you commit. I like the Sephoras at Town Center and Oak Park Mall (the freestanding store, not the one in JCPenney). Good luck beautiful!”
Others just wanted to send besitos.
“Hey Deanna, just watched your episode and wanna say hi from another Munoz from Brazil! U made me cry girl haha besos ????,” comments Livia Munhoz. Muñoz is welcoming all the bendiciones and even replied to Munhoz saying, “awww!! Hi all the way from KC!!! Thank you so much!!! ❤️”
What are your favorite products that light up that brown girl magic skin?
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