Lots of things happen when you grow up with your primitas, but one of the best (and worst) memories are the makeovers and beauty tips you shared.
Because primas who cut their own hair together, stay together.
You and your primas most likely over-plucked your eyebrows when you were younger…
I look like a true Latina with these paper thin eyebrows. I might as well shave them off and draw new ones with a different expression ~ ~
— Jacie Cobia (@jacielaine) November 10, 2012
Christina Aguilera did it in 2001. Era la moda.
But you made up for the damage by tattooing brows on, like your tías.
my tia came all in my face lookin at my eyebrows ? & then asked if they were tattooed on ???
— guadaluupe. ? (@xxxdanielaa__) September 17, 2016
Or penciled them in super dark so they looked like permanent brows.
You totally fooled everyone into thinking they were real.
I took my eyebrows off and my little cousin looks at me and says "Where did your eyebrows go?" You little shit ?
— Sadgirls club ? (@Beauty_Latina50) January 9, 2017
Eyebrow pencil is every girl’s best friend.
And when those suckers started growing back in, you and your prima tried out that home waxing kit together.
The best thing about light colored waxes is that you can see what you are removing! ?#spaorder #wholesale #skincare #facial #esthetician #esthetics #wax #antiaging #acne #facialmask #dayspa #hardwax #brows #spatreatment #skinexpert #aesthetician #spalife #skingoals #estheticianlife #waxing #arch #browwax #grooming #mua #smoothskin #brazilian #microblading #brazilianwax #waxingkit #dermwax
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With all that hair, you basically had enough practice to become certified estheticians.
When you finally decided it was time to go to a pro, you were by each other’s side.
Mi prima es una salvaje! Ella me ve temblando de los nervios bc of my second waxing and she be all laughing, ain't even funny! -.-'
— Desire RM (@Dess_Rome) December 12, 2012
Always there to support one another.
When hair removal seemed too aggressive, you experimented with bleach… on each other.
That one group of primas that bleach their hair at least 1000 times a week
— Ash (@_a_shleyyy) September 5, 2014
Because we always seem to think we need to be blonde at some point in our lives.
And nine times out of ten, your obsession with bleach ended with an emergency trip to the salon.
Never ever putting bleach in my hair again now my hair is dry and I gotta chop it off again ?
— ⭐Dom⭐ (@h_town_latina) June 23, 2015
You live and you learn.
When a new makeup trend was on the rise, you always had someone to try out these skills with, thanks to her.
My prima and I just finished a whole pizza and we're doing each other's makeup @ 1:35AM ?
— Yvonne Rodallegas M (@yvonne_R_M) December 19, 2016
Got new brushes? Call her up ASAP!
This led you to become the unofficial makeup artists for every family wedding and quinceanera.
My primas want me to do their makeup on Saturday for senior pics and for the costume party ?
— Marisol? (@MarisolMezaaaa) October 28, 2016
Cool side hustle! Except that you never got paid.
Even if you weren’t that good.
all of my primas keep asking if I can do their makeup ? glad it appears like I know what I'm doing, cause I don't
— Grace (@Grace_Helen) December 20, 2016
That’s how much your primas trusted you.
The hair trim you gave your cousin always went a little too far…
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That’s how you know the trust is real.
And your mami and tías didn’t know how to deal with the new, short peinado.
CREDIT: JANE THE VIRGIN/CW
Even if it wasn’t entirely on purpose, they somehow managed to forgive you.
You always had someone to support your new piercings that mom would never let you get.
Cuando acompañas a tu prima a hacerse su primer piercing y tu ya eres experta en el tema pic.twitter.com/Xswl7iqfwA
— Ma. Adelaida Londoño (@madelaidag) January 7, 2017
And if you had a boss ass prima, she offered to do it herself!
Primas are best <3
But the best part of this
sometimes destructive relationship was that after all those years of practicing at home…
Bout to get a free hair cut, eyebrows done and Face waxing ??
Thanks to my primas 🙂
— Juan Gutierrez ™ (@ThatKiddStunna) July 27, 2012
You saved a ton of money.
You and your primas became the queens of DIY beauty.
And you were always looking real cute. Shout out to all the guinea pig primas that let us try out those crazy new masks on them and lived to tell the tale. Love you <3