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This Mexican-American Has Mastered The Winged Eyeliner

Meet Albert Bueno, a makeup magician.

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Okay. He isn’t literally a magician but he can do things with eyeliner that defy the laws of gravity.

Some of his looks have left makeup enthusiasts speechless.


Take this extravagant look above. How does one even get a winged liner so vertical, so sharp it could literally cut a bee?!

“I used a quill, una plumita, with the feather part stripped off so it is just the spine,” Bueno told mitú. “A lot of people were asking me about what I used because they couldn’t tell what it was.” So freakin creative! How does he even come up with this? 

Bueno’s skills are so distinctive even Kat Von D is a fan.


“I was really shocked,” Bueno told mitú about the care package Kat Von D Beauty sent him. “It was a validation that there are people in the makeup industry that appreciate what I do because still sometimes with the looks that I do, people consider them silly or not serious.”

His obsession with makeup started when he used to work as a birthday clown.

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Bueno told mitú that the first time he was a birthday clown was for a cousin’s birthday when a clown was unable to show up. “I always thought clowns were kind of funny and I liked how they looked,” Bueno told us. “I’ve always had an attraction to the way they painted their faces and I thought it was so cool.” Since then, Bueno has taken the act of doing makeup on himself for fun and has elevated it into art the reflects who he is as a person culturally.

Bueno told mitú that he draws inspiration for his looks from many different parts of his culture and life including Frida Kahlo.

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Bueno told mitú that he is inspired by Frida Kahlo and her use of “vibrant color.” As for the flowers above, Bueno credits that inspiration to his grandparents and their impressive garden.

“My grandparents’ garden is huge. They’ve always had big gardens. Even in California, when we were there [before moving to Nebraska], my grandpa would just stay outside for hours just watering his plants and tending to his garden,” Bueno said about his floral eye makeup. “I just felt like I would do the same thing but on my eye.”

But his biggest inspiration comes from his mother and her style when she was younger.

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“I always look at old pictures of her in high school and it’s cool to see the different looks that she would come up with,” Bueno told mitú. “I think that back then you didn’t really see too many people with a crazy double winged liner. I just think it is so cool to see that. It is like going back in time when I recreate the look that I used to see when I was little and used to think were so awesome.”

He also draws his inspiration from some of Hollywood’s first Mexican stars like Dolores Del Rio.


Bueno told mitú that he loves the look of Dolores Del Rio who was one of the first to rock the dark lips, dark eyes paired with the seductive hair wave. When he started to do makeup, and paint his hair on, Bueno used Del Rio as a template for how to do his own makeup.

As for other Latino men who have a similar love for makeup growing, Bueno says you should just go for it.

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“There is always going to be negativity no matter what but I also feel like there is such a positive community right now. People who are just cheering you on and I think it is just so much greater than the negative,” Bueno told mitú about pursuing your passions. “If you really love it then you have to go for it.”


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Cardi B Files Trademark For ‘Bardi Beauty’ After Hinting That She Wants to Launch Her Own Makeup Line

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Cardi B Files Trademark For ‘Bardi Beauty’ After Hinting That She Wants to Launch Her Own Makeup Line

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Cardi B doesn’t stop hustling. Recently, the Bronx-born rapper filed legal documents to trademark the phrase “Bardi Beauty”. That means that Cardi B is thinking of getting into the makeup and beauty game.

So, in essence, Cardi B is planning a full takeover of the beauty industry. And we can’t wait! Cardi B’s past red carpet and photoshoot looks have practically broken the internet with their creativity and innovation.

This trademark filing comes to no surprise to fans who have been closely following the rapper’s business life. Cardi B has been teasing the idea of releasing a beauty line for years. Just last month, Cardi claimed that she wanted to start a haircare line for Afro-Latinas.

Earlier this year, Cardi announced on Instagram: “This year I will be coming out with a hair[care] line that I been working on at home for my hair and my daughter’s.”

“Being Hispanic/Latina don’t make your hair long, don’t make your skin light, or don’t make your face features slim, [e]specially Latin countries from the Caribbean islands,” she further explained on Twitter. “DNA [has] something to do with your hair, not your nationality.

“Bardi Beauty” would be one of many business spin-offs that Cardi would commit her time to. It was only a matter of time before she went the beauty route with Bardi Beauty.

The Grammy-winning rapper already has had massive success collaborating with brands like Reebok, Steve Madden, and Fashion Nova.

Fellow music jefas Rihanna and Selena Gomez have created lucrative beauty brands like Fenty Beauty and Rare Beauty to great fanfare. In fact, creating a beauty brand to go along with her music brand seems like a natural thing for Cardi B to do.

Let’s hope that Bardi Beauty will take the Fenty Beauty route and create products for people of different races, ethnicities, and skin colors.

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Mexicans Travel To U.S. For ‘Vaccine Tourism’ Say It’s A Matter Of Survival

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Mexicans Travel To U.S. For ‘Vaccine Tourism’ Say It’s A Matter Of Survival

The United States is one of the world’s most successful countries when it comes to rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine program. So far, more than 200 million vaccines have been administered across the U.S. and as of this week anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible.

Meanwhile, in many countries around the world – including Mexico – the vaccine roll out is still highly restricted. For many, who can afford to travel, they see the best option at a shot in the arm to take a trip to the U.S. where many locations are reporting a surplus in vaccines.

Wealthy Latin Americans travel to U.S. to get COVID vaccines.

People of means from Latin America are chartering planes, booking commercial flights, buying bus tickets and renting cars to get the vaccine in the United States due to lack of supply back in their home countries. Some of those making the trip include politicians, TV personalities, business executives and a soccer team.

There is an old Mexican joke: God tells a Mexican he has only a week left to live but can ask for one final wish, no matter how outrageous. So the Mexican asks for a ticket to Houston—for a second opinion.

Virginia Gónzalez and her husband flew from Mexico to Texas and then boarded a bus to a vaccination site. They made the trip again for a second dose. The couple from Monterrey, Mexico, acted on the advice of the doctor treating the husband for prostate cancer. In all, they logged 1,400 miles for two round trips.

“It’s a matter of survival,” Gónzalez told NBC News, of getting a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. “In Mexico, officials didn’t buy enough vaccines. It’s like they don’t care about their citizens.”

Mexico has a vaccine rollout plan but it’s been too slow in many people’s opinions.

With a population of nearly 130 million people, Mexico has secured more vaccines than many Latin American nations — about 18 million doses as of Monday from the U.S., China, Russia and India. Most of those have been given to health care workers, people over 60 and some teachers, who so far are the only ones eligible. Most other Latin American countries, except for Chile, are in the same situation or worse.

So vaccine seekers who can afford to travel are coming to the United States to avoid the long wait, including people from as far as Paraguay. Those who make the trip must obtain a tourist visa and have enough money to pay for required coronavirus tests, plane tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars and other expenses.

There is little that is fair about the global race for the COVID-19 vaccine, despite international attempts to avoid the current disparities. In Israel, a country of 9 million people, half of the population has received at least one dose, while plenty of countries have yet to receive any. While the U.S. could vaccinate 70 percent of its population by September 2021 at the current rollout rate, it could take Mexico until approximately the year 2024 to achieve the same results.

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