Meet Glam Belleza Latina, Glamour’s gorgeous new beauty magazine & website!

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Do you remember the first time mami let you put on her makeup? I must have been around 7 or 8, and it was a very specific beauty product that I was obsessed with—the loose powder from Maja, the vintage Spanish cosmetics company. It had a flamenco dancer on the red-and-black packaging, and it smelled like roses, just like my mother. From her I learned that being “put-together” is important because it’s a projection of what’s going on inside. And it was never about looking like someone else; it was about loving yourself and then making an effort to be the best version of that—in every sense.

Fashion icon Isabel Toledo says it best in the inaugural issue of Glam Belleza LatinaGlamour‘s new beauty magazine, on select newsstands starting March 5. She said, “Discover your uniqueness—that is your very strength—and then highlight that.”

The first magazine of its kind dedicated solely to nuestra belleza, this is a celebration of Latinas’ unique beauty, a rainbow that encompasses so many different colors, textures, and shapes. How amazing is it that this is what America looks like?

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But it’s more than a magazine; it’s a love story. And who better to tell the first chapter of that story than the forever-glowing Jennifer Lopez? For this first issue, Glam Belleza Latina’s editor Veronica Chambers (a proud Panamanian!) sits down for an exclusive interview with our favorite multi-hyphenate, who, at 43, has never looked or felt better. Call it La Lopez’s ultimate beauty playbook. For instance, you might be surprised to learn that J.Lo gets some of her best beauty finds at the supermarket. Who knew?! Read the full story right here.

Lopez and Toledo are in good company in this first issue. The list of super-talented contributors includes renowned yoga instructor and our natural beauty expert Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, Cuban-American designerNarciso Rodriguez, celebrity makeup artist Leslie Lopez, Emmy-winning journalist Lynda Lopez, and Today show anchor Natalie Morales. Then there are all the experts, artists, and bloggers who shared their knowledge and passion for all things beauty.

But the most important person in all of this is you, our muse and the source of our daily inspiration. Tweet us @glamlatinamag and visit us at glamlatina.com on March 11, where we’ll be bringing you the latest in celebrity beauty, hair, makeup, skin, and nails, as it relates to you and your life.

This story was originally posted on Glamour.com

Eva Mendes: My style icon is my Abuelita

(L-R): Eva Mendes and her abuelita, Amada

(L-R): Eva Mendes and her abuelita, Amada

My girl Eva Mendes (aka La Dolce Evita, as I like to call her) walked the red carpet at the premiere of her new film The Place Beyond the Pines a few days ago at the Toronto International Film Festival rocking this gorgeous silk Prada turban. Minutes later, blogs A-Z started offering up how-to-wear-a-head-wrap tutorials left and right.

I was curious what inspired her to go with this look. While turbans have popped up on the runways in recent years, Eva told me she was inspired by her abuelita Amada.  Then she texted me this pic of them side-by-side. I don’t know if you can tell, but they’re wearing the same earrings. Now I see where she gets her looks!

As for me, I’m still trying to master the head wrap thing without looking crazy…

Does this work? Dr. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation

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For Latina.com’s “30 Days of Beauty Road Testing,” I tried a product recommended by none other than Eva Mendes. “I’m a huge Dr. Perricone fan,” Eva told me at a recent press event. “I carry his No Foundation Foundation with me everywhere. It has SPF, moisturizer, and a little tint all in one.”

So I gave it a try, because, c’mon—who doesn’t want to attempt to look like Eva! Check out my review below.

The ProductPerricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30, $50

The Claim: Keeps skin looking dewy and flawless and delivers many benefits of a traditional foundation without the heavy matte finish. Provides natural translucent coverage, corrects skin undertones, instantly smoothes fine lines and boosts skin’s natural moisture throughout the day, all while delivering antioxidant benefits. Also has a non-chemical SPF 30.

The Process:
Pump a small amount into fingertips, then apply to an already cleaned and toned face in gentle, circular motions until product is evenly distributed. Because of the SPF, it’s recommended for day use. Depending on your skin texture, you may or may not need to apply a separate moisturizer underneath. Can be used underneath your make-up or alone as moderate cover-up.

My Results:

I’ve been wearing this to work everyday as coverage for the past few weeks. I don’t even need a moisturizer and it’s great because it has a built-in SPF protection—which we all know is key. It’s perfect for the summer because it’s super light (and I have oily skin, so I opt for lighter moisturizers anyway) but it still has pigmentation to cover up minor imperfections. However, I’ve found that when I have a big, lingering zit, it doesn’t quite do the trick of hiding it entirely. In those cases, I’ve had to apply my regular foundation on top of it. It does, however give me a nice, even complexion on most days. I use it as my base and then I apply a bit of bronzer and eye make-up and voila! Not a total Eva, but a vast improvement.

Overall Score: I’m loving it. If it weren’t for the sticky texture and slight smell (I wouldn’t call it fishy but there’s a definite odor to it), I’d give it a perfect 5. But for now, I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 stars.

This story was originally posted on Latina.com.