- Charleen Gonzalez, Shine Latina | Shine Latina | Fri, Aug 17, 2012 12:25 PM EDT | Comments
In this tutorial I'll show you how to achieve Sofía Vergara's flawless makeup seen on the September cover of Allure magazine. The Colombian actress is all about natural, feminine beauty, and this simple look emphasizes her luscious lips and strong eyebrows.
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
A flawless base
To prep the skin for foundation, I used Clarins Beauty Flash Balm which instantly improves the skin's appearance. Sofía has a flawless, soft matte complexion. To get this type of texture I used Hourglass's Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation applied with Sigma's F88 Flat Angled Kabuki Brush. This foundation is great for oily skin types, as it instantly dries to a matte finish. Next, to cover up dark circles I used ELLIS FAAS Concealerand blended it in with Sigma's P88 Precison Flat Angled Brush. I love using the P88 because it feels like your using your fingers but better, as the bristles get into every nook and cranny. As a last step, I used a little b...Read More »
- Cosmo Latina | Shine Latina | Thu, Aug 16, 2012 6:25 PM EDT | Comments
The first day I showed up to work as an intern at Telemundo in San Jose, Calif., I wore a power suit. Well, for me, that meant a super mini baby blue skirt and a skin-tight blazer, along with four-inch heels. It's no wonder the news anchor still talks about my outfit, haha.
I was straight out of college back then, but once I started working as a sports anchor and reporter at Telemundo, I traded the short mini skirts for pencil skirts and a fitted blazer or sexy top. When I was in the field interviewing athletes, I opted for jeans and a nice blouse.
In the years since I left Telemundo, I've learned how to be stylish and stay within the company dress code. It was time to class up my act! Here are some tips on how to stay work appropriate and still feel like your sexy self:
Related: Take Charge of Your Career
1. If your work requires you to wear a suit, make sure it's fitted and hugs you in the right places. I would go with a pencil skirt, a fi...Read More »
- Shine Latina Editor | Shine Latina | Wed, Aug 15, 2012 1:25 PM EDT | CommentsWhen it comes to taking care of parentless children, Hispanics have a strong reputation of stepping in and bringing up kids within the extended family. However, in this country, Latinos may not be as interested or versed in the adoption process when it's done via the official legal means.
Adoption in the Latino community
"We have a long tradition of taking care of our own children," says Maria Quintanilla, director of the Latino Family Institute in West Covina, California, alluding to the fact that before governments got involved, children whose parents could no longer take care of them were placed by the family with grandparents, aunts or uncles. As a matter of fact, once an individual became a padrino or godparent in baptism, he or she was considered responsible of taking care of their ahijado (godchild) if the child's parents were no longer present.
Child placement goes as far as moving kids to live with a widowed grandmother or an older single aunt in a custom called prestando, which dates back generation...Read More »
- By Milly Almodovar
Courtesy of Scott Barnes
Our girl Jennifer Lopez always rocks the red carpet. But, it's not just her ass-et hugging attire that keeps us mesmerized-it's her perfect "touch me" skin: clear, dewy and luminous. The man responsible for giving La Lopez her signature glow for more than 10 years, Scott Barnes, gives us the Lo-down on how we mere mortals can duplicate it.
Cosmo For Latinas: How do you create J. Lo's glow? What products do you use, and how can the average Latina do it?
Scott Barnes: I just took what she had and amplified it to create that "lit from within" glow. I wanted the whole world to see what I saw. Cream foundation is a must to achieve perfect highlighting and contouring. I like Bobbi Brown's Foundation Stick ($41, bobbibrowncosmetics.com) to sculpt and highlight your features. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer ($50, sephora.com) will give you that tawny, sun-kissed look to make you feel like a golden goddess, and Scott Barnes Body Bling will give your body the J. Lo-gl...Read More »
- Cosmo Latina | Shine Latina | Mon, Aug 13, 2012 3:04 PM EDT | CommentsBy Ariel Nagi
Summer is almost over, but it's not too late to plan the perfect fiesta just-because. Invite your amiguitas over for a kick-ass time minus the exhausting party planning duties. Here are the five things you need for a fun, simple backyard bash, Latin-style.
It's never a party without cocktails. Here are three of our faves.
3/4 ounce Tequila Don Julio Blanco
1/4 ounce Apertif Wine
1/4 ounce Mezcal
1/4 ounce agave syrup
1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
Cucumber slices for garnish
Muddle cucumber in a cocktail shaker. Add Tequila Don Julio Blanco, aperitif wine, mezcal, agave syrup and fresh lime juice into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a glass with fresh ice. Garnish with cucumber slice. Yield: 1 drink.
Blueberry Sangria...Read More »
1-1/2 cups ready-to-serve blueberry juice
1-1/2 cups chilled white wine or apple juice
1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur, optional
1 orange, sliced