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25 Beauty Tips From Your Favorite Latina Celebrities

When it comes to all things beauty and looking young, we’ve gathered the best advice and beauty tips from all of our favorite latinas. Singers, actresses, and models; who would be better to ask for beauty tips? From DIY face masks, mayonnaise hair treatments, to the importance of sleep, sunblock, and a skincare routine. Find out all you need to know about beauty as these gorgeous ladies share their best beauty secrets!

JLo

Via: Wellandgood.com

The gorgeous Puertorican diva is sharing one of her best beauty secrets. It’s easy to see that she follows a strict diet, but she does, of course, get cravings like all of us. Instead of giving in, she fills up on protein. It keeps her full, and it’s fuel for those hard-earned muscles too.

Camila Mendes

Via: Dnaindia.com

The Riverdale brunette spends most of her days in heavy studio makeup, so her biggest issue is to keep her skin clean are her pores clear. Her best beauty advice is to get facials regularly to de-clog the pores, exfoliate, and hydrate. If you can’t get facials all the time, invest in good exfoliating and moisturizing products, and do it at home.

Salma Hayek

Via: Contactohoy.com.mx

Known for her talent and beauty, anyone would like to take a beauty tip from the Mexican actress. Her best beauty secret is not to put too many products on your skin at night. At night your skin is regenerating and “thinking”, all you need is one perfect night cream. Given she’s past 50 years old and still looks amazing, she might be on to something!

Eva Mendes

Via: Hollywood.com

Eva Mendes is stunningly beautiful, and the latina probably has tonnes of beauty tips up her sleeve. Her beauty secrets contain using ingredients you can find in your kitchen. As a makeup remover, Mendes uses coconut oil on a damp washcloth, and she uses regular baking soda to polish her teeth.

Christina Milian

Via: news-people.com

Now, this beauty tip might sound a bit odd, but it was passed on to Christina by her mother and grandmother, and she swears by it. So, Christina’s beauty secret is to apply mayonnaise to your hair and sit with a shower cap for one hour. Rinse, and voila, you have amazingly soft and silky hair.

Joan Smalls

Via: Provokr.com

The fashion model’s best beauty advice is to know your skin type before embarking on an elaborate routine. Joan has oily skin on the T-zone, and normal skin in other areas, so she uses a face cleanser with salicylic acid and then makes sure to moisturize a lot not to get dry.

Jessica Alba

Via: Notimundo.com.ec

For the Fantastic Four star, the most important beauty tip is to find a skincare routine that works for your skin type and stick to it. Every morning and every night she will cleanse her skin, put on eye cream, and moisturize. For moisture, she uses face creams or organic face oils.

Michelle Rodriguez

Via: Newamericanjackets.com

It seems as if even famous Hollywood actresses battle pimples and breakouts from time to time. Michelle’s best beauty trick to get rid of a blemish is to put tea tree oil on it. This both disinfects and dries the pimple out, and it’s all natural too. As an extra added benefit, it won’t break your bank either.

Victoria Justice

Via: Celebmafia.com

Another superstar latina who has a great beauty tip for breakouts is Victoria Justice. The actress and singer learned how to best cover a pimple on your cheek or above your lip from her Dominican mother. Instead of panicking, simply color it with a brown pencil, and you’ve got an instant beauty mark!

Naya Rivera

Via: Hollywoodreporter.com

The Glee actress learned her method of fighting blemishes from her mother. Whenever she has a breakout, she applies hydrocortisone to the spot. Now, it’s important to remember that hydrocortisone is a steroid, so make sure to use with care not to damage your skin.

Camila Cabello

Via: Celebsiren.com

If you tend to end up with lots of egg whites you don’t need, the Cuban American singer has a beauty tip perfect for you. To tighten the skin, minimize the pores, and reduce fine lines, she applies egg white all over her face. Let it dry, rinse, and it will leave your skin firm and smooth.

Eva Longoria

Via: Vanitatis.elconfidencial.com

Growing up, Eva’s mother was always strict about using sunblock, and this stuck with the Mexican actress and producer. Her beauty secret is always to apply sunblock under your foundation, even if it has SPF.

Dania Ramirez

Via: TVguide.com

After giving birth, Dominican Dania wanted to get back to a healthy routine. When the Heroe’s actress is eating right, she says she looks better, and that makes her feel better too. Her beauty tip is to eat lots of fruit and veggies and to eat several small portions throughout the day.

Alexis Bledel

Via: Deadline.com

To keep her skin soft and free of fine lines, Biedel likes to steam her face with pure olive oil once a week. This beauty secret is refreshingly accessible to anyone. All you have to do is fill a bowl with hot water, dab olive oil on any dry areas, and let the steam work its magic.

Rosario Dawson

Via: Usmagazine.com

When it comes to sticking to your workout routine while traveling, Rosario says she’s not the type of person to go to the hotel gym. Her best beauty advice for staying active while on holiday is to try and walk as much as possible or take a yoga or pilates class.

Christina Aguilera

Via: People.com

To feel glamorous Christina always wears a fragrance. A scent that makes you feel feminine and fierce is an excellent beauty hack that boosts your confidence. Spray at the back of your neck and on your hair, and the scent will be with you all day.

Sofia Vergara

Via: Elbilluyo.com

As you get older, you learn in what makeup you look and feel your best. The stunning Colombian actress prefers to wear brown eyeliner since black can be too much for her face. And, as her mother taught her, always wear lipstick as it makes anyone look well put together.

LaLa Vasquez

Via: Theblast.com

The Puerto Rican American TV personality and actress is known for her extravagant looks. When it comes to her beauty secret, it’s something surprisingly simple. To fix a messed up eyeliner wing or remove any stubborn makeup, use Vaseline.

Zoe Saldana

Via: Cinefilos.it

The actress has an excellent tip for giving your hair natural, ombre highlights. Zoe swears by putting rum in your ends, and then with the sun’s help, the rum bleaches your hair, creating blonde highlights.

Evelyn Lozada

Via: Throwbackmag.com

Famous from the reality show Basketball Wives, the model is known for her good looks. Her best beauty secrets are two DIY body scrubs that are super easy to make at home. Mashed avocado to give your skin glow, and ground coffee to reduce cellulite.

Sara Ramirez

Via: entertainment.ie

The Mexican Grey’s Anatomy actress has some pretty basic beauty tips. Never go to bed without taking off your makeup as it might cause breakouts, never pick your pimples since it stretches the pores, and always moisturize.

Sessilee Lopez

Via: Popsugar.co.uk

This fashion model has an excellent recipe for a DIY face-cleanser. Wherever she goes, she brings honey with her. She applies it as a face mask, and it removes dead skin and makeup residue. For extra moisture, she adds avocado and apricot.

Shakira

Via: instagram

Everyone knows the Colombian singer for her fit body and glowing skin, but what is her biggest beauty secret? If her skin is dehydrated, she buys vitamin E capsules from the pharmacy and squeezes it onto her skim.

Gisele Bündchen

Via: Modait.com.br

Gisele shares a unique beauty secret when it comes to applying foundation. The former model doesn’t like to wear too much makeup, so she only applies foundation around her nose, mouth, and eyes. Never on the cheeks.

Adriana Lima

Via: Vogue.com

Although it might be hard to imagine she ever gets pimples, the supermodel shares her best trick to dry out a zit overnight. Just apply a bit of white toothpaste on the spot before you go to bed, and wash it off when you wake up.

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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

Courtesy Morphe

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.

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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Different Scents of Latinahood

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Different Scents of Latinahood

As a Latina, the process of growing into a woman is so unique. Our madres, tías, abuelitas, and primas all gave us advice about the important stuff, whether that be beauty, boys, or schoolwork. As we live we experience different moments, and those moments are timeless, regardless of age. Sure, we may grow from a niña to a mujer, but the emotions we experience are universal. And the amazing thing about fragrances is that they can perfectly encapsulate how you’re feeling in the moment: whether that’s girly and flirtatious, sexy and bold, timid and mellow, or elegant and sophisticated.

Here at mitú, we asked our FIERCE staffers what perfumes best reflect the different, timeless scents of Latinahood. Here’s what they told us.

Cuando te Sientes Sexy Scents

This is for those times that you feel free, independent, and a little bit mischievous. Contrary to popular belief, youth is a state of mind rather than a life phase. These scents are for mujeres who like to keep things light and flirty. Here are the scents that our FIERCE staffers recommended for when you’re feeling fun and flirty.

Dior – Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

This perfume is the epitome of flirty fun. The floral rose and peonies mixed with the white musk smell are effortlessly flirty. I always make sure to spritz this on myself when I’m trying to impress a date. – Alex C.

Valentino – Voce Viva

This scent transports me to the nights when my girls and I go out dancing and completely let our hair down. The mix of citrus and white florals starts with sweet, spicy, and bold, but calms down to a softer, warm, clean scent. Whenever I wear it, I feel confident, sexy, and feminine. – Cristal M.

Poderosa Scents

Once in a while, you want to wear a scent that helps you make an entrance. You feel strong and powerful while also feeling deeply connected to your femininity. You want a scent that makes you feel authoritative, focused, and confident. Here are the scents that our staffers recommended for when you’re feeling bold and powerful.

NEST New York – Seville Orange Oil

This exotic, citrusy smell turns everyone’s head when I walk in the room–I always get tons of compliments. It also makes me feel confident and empowered because of its spicy, bold smell. Whenever I spray some on in the morning, I know I will be making money moves the rest of the day. – Tati R.

Atelier Cologne – Clémentine California

This perfume smells like a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. I love how it almost has a unisex smell–it’s not too feminine or too masculine. It’s definitely the type of scent for someone who doesn’t love overly sweet or fruity smells–like me! – Monica A.

Versace – Dylan Turquoise

This scent is warm, musky, and modern. It’s definitely not your abuelita’s flowery perfume! I love how crisp and unique this scent is–wearing it makes you stand out from the pack. Whenever I wear it to work, someone always compliments me and asks me what scent I’m wearing  – Yeni P.

Feeling Myself Desde La Sala Scents

As a Latina, you probably have a lot of expectations put on you. It’s no secret that women are expected to put everyone’s needs before their own. Sometimes you might want to buck expectations and march to the beat of your own drum. These scents are for when the joyful, playful side of you takes over.

Armani – My Way

I love this perfume! The white musk and cedarwood blend with the orange blossom to make a distinctly fruity, feminine scent. It’s the perfect balance between warm and playful. And as an added bonus, its ingredients are consciously sourced. – Steph R.

Marc Jacobs – Daisy

This perfume is so light and pure that I’m instantly in a good mood as soon as I put it on. Jasmine is one of my favorite scents, and this perfume balances the smell of jasmine with berries so neither scent becomes too overpowering. –Isabella P.

Gucci – Flora by Gucci – Gorgeous Gardenia

This perfume is sexy, light, and playful. It’s light and feminine without knocking you over the head with the gardenia notes. Melts into your skin and beautifully lasts through the day!  – Jessica R.

Comadre Brunch and Beach Escape Scents

Comadre brunch and beach escape scents are perfect for the days when you’re feeling bright and energetic. But they’re also great for when you’re feeling overwhelmed and daydream of escaping the chaos for a bit. These scents are perfect for a much-needed pick-me-up.

Maison Margiela – ‘REPLICA’ Beach Walk

This scent is perfect for the hectic mornings where I just want to take a vacation–even for 15 minutes. This perfume is ocean breeze, salt air, and summer vacation memories in a bottle. All I have to do is close my eyes, smell this fragrance, and I’m instantly relaxed. It’s a must-have for busy mamas. – Ashley C.

Dolce & Gabbana – Light Blue

As soon as I spray this fragrance on me, I feel refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the day. The notes of green apple, cedar, and white rose remind me of a villa in the South of Italy. The scent is sunny, fresh, and bright. The perfect pick-me-up. -Eva R.

Pura Elegancia Scents

These scents are for when you’re not trying to prove yourself to anyone–you know who you are and you’re comfortable in your skin. You feel confident, powerful, and mature. But, don’t get it twisted–you still know how to have a good time. Here are the scents that FIERCE staffers recommended.

Viktor&Rolf – Flowerbomb

This perfume is the essence of sophistication. As soon as I spritz some on, I feel like I’d be right at home at a fancy garden party or a gallery opening. The jasmine and rose stands out immediately, and the longer I wear it, the more the notes of patchouli and vanilla peek through. It lasts so long and smells better and better the longer I wear it!  – Yami H.

Yves Saint Laurent – Libre Eau de Toilette

This perfume is fresh, sexy, and sophisticated. I love white floral scents, and this perfume combines notes of lavender, orange blossom and white tea accord. My husband says this is his favorite fragrance, so I always make sure to wear it out on date night. – Andrea P.

Sephora Favorites – Deluxe Mini Perfume Sampler Set

If, like many of us, you’re not sure how you’re feeling in the moment, don’t worry. No matter if you’re picky, or simply adventurous, Sephora Favorites has something for everyone. Sephora’s Deluxe Mini Perfume Sampler Set has a range of scents for when you feel fun and flirty, elegant and sophisticated, and any other feeling in between. 

Included in the set comes a scent certificate to redeem at any US Sephora store. Once you sample all of these fragrances, then you can choose your favorite and redeem the scent certificate for a FREE full size of your favorite featured fragrance at no extra cost. 

This gift would especially be perfect for Mother’s day, for the mamá who loves a great value (this sampler is a $148 value, but is going for just $75), loves to collect things, and loves to be adventurous and experiment with her beauty routine.

As the FIERCE ladies mentioned above, the scents we choose to wear should reflect how we feel in the moment. Every woman contains multitudes and shouldn’t limit herself to a specific box. You can be bold and sexy, while also being regal and powerful. You can be playful and bubbly, while also being smart and strong. And you should feel free to express these sides of yourself with abandon. Go ahead–express yourself.

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