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20 Latina Makeup YouTubers Representing Brown Girl Beauty

Makeup tutorials have been around since the start of the Internet, but we are now living in the golden age of YouTube, where any skill or new technique can be quickly looked up and learned. Even better, makeup vlogs by women of color are starting to come into the mainstream, and with them, the products and techniques that complement our skin tones.

These 20 Latina YouTubers are doing everything from basics to costume makeup and doing it right.

1. Belinda Selene

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Belinda Selene has been vlogging for over six years, building a following of more than half a million subscribers. She covers everything from makeup tutorials to home organization on her channel. She also vlogs in Spanish on her sister channel LindaBelinda.

2. AuroraMakeup

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Aurora does hair and makeup tutorials with a fun Mexican flair.

3. Leslie Alvarado

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Leslie Alvarado is a 25 year old student in LA who vlogs on the side. We love her approachable, easy style and also how she explains her techniques to “teach people easy, basic beauty”.

4. Sarahy Delarosa

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Sarahy Delarosa’s videos are not for beginners- girl knows her way around a contour palette. But even if you’re not on this level, they are super fun to watch.

5. BeautyBird

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Peppy and upbeat, Beauty Bird (aka Yasmin) teaches everything from hair styling to how to do your makeup last minute with only products from the drug store. 

6. Desi Perkins

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Mexican-American makeup artist and vlogger Desi Perkins is on fire. Desi has over 2 million followers as well as a newly launched makeup line of her own. It even got a shout out on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. 

7. Mirella Belle

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We love a girl who’s not afraid to talk about her less-than-flawless skin. Mirella keeps it real with honest and informative videos, and also has some really cool tricks up her sleeve.

8. Daisy Marquez

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Daisy Marquez is a 19 year old self-taught makeup artist and student. About a year ago, she took a break from her usual videos to post this emotional defense of DACA, and talked about her own experience being undocumented in the US. She is certainly brave AF.

9. Monica Style Muse

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Afro Latinx visibility has never been more important, and beauty bloggers like Monica Style Muse are highlighting a drastic gap in the cosmetic industry for girls with darker skin tones. Monica embraces her Latinidad on her channel in a fun, upbeat way, while also demoing awesome looks for Afro Latinx skin.

10. Miryam Diaz

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Miryam Diaz, aka Makeup Amor vlogs in English and Espanol, serving fierce looks up for her multi cultural audience.

11. Latina Beauty

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Maria Lopez Garcia takes a, well, *smokey* approach to her videos, but her makeup tips and jokes are also on point. 

12. Laura Sanchez

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Laura Sanchez is ruling queen of the Spanish Language MUA YouTubers, with good reason. Her videos are colorful, diverse, and also get tons of views. 

13. Dulce Candy

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LA-based beauty blogger Dulce keeps it real with vlogs about everything from her favorite palettes to her journey with infertility.

14. Kathleen Lights

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Kathleen Lights is one of YouTube’s most popular MUA’s, thanks to her friendly style, easy to follow tutorials and fun personality. 

15. Lora Arellano


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Costume makeup just in time for Halloween? Si por favor. Lora Arellano brings the witchy looks and more in her amazing videos. 

16. Irisbeilin

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Iris keeps it funny and real with a mix of beauty and lifestyle vlogs, while including updates her own recovery journey from addiction. 

17. Rosita Applebum

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Florida-based vlogger Rosita Applebaum is back after a hiatus and big changes in her personal life. We love her honest and upbeat vibe, and also her tutorials are super easy to follow.

18. Camila Coelho

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Camila is a fierce makeup artist who doubles down on her content on a Spanish language channel.

19. Chrisspy

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Chrisspy’s dramatic costume makeup looks are nothing short of works of art, and her every day beauty tutorials are pretty awesome too.

20. Pero Like

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Pero Like isn’t actually a makeup channel- they cover Latinx culture with hilarious videos like “If the Real Housewives were Dominican”. But we loooove this video in which Claudia does her New Year’s Eve makeup using only products from Latina-owned beauty companies.

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People Are Accusing Kat Von D Beauty of Scamming Customers With Their Famous Tattoo Liners


People Are Accusing Kat Von D Beauty of Scamming Customers With Their Famous Tattoo Liners

Yes, we know. Makeup maven Kat Von D has been long been on the outs with fans who once adored her. In addition to the slew of offenses stacked up against her, Von D’s recent declaration that she would not be vaccinating her son after his birth certainly has not done her any favors.

Now, the tattoo artists’ latest controversy means she’s enduring another fall from her fans’ graces.

Beauty enthusiasts are currently accusing Von D of scamming them out of their money with the Trooper Tattoo Liner

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At the end of last month, Facebook user Cheyenne Vaughan accused Von D’s makeup brand of “putting a sample-size eyeliner into a longer-shell tube,” and then selling it to customers for “triple the price.”

Vaughan shared a photo of the eyeliner in her post that showed the dismantled product in three pieces. One was a long tube, the other a cartridge that holds the actual product, and the last piece: a cap.

“Yall I’m about to lose my mind right now,” Vaughan wrote in the post. “Kat von D really been putting a sample size eyeliner into a longer shell tube and selling to my dumb ass for triple the price. I’M ABOUT TO LOSE MY MIND RIGHT NOW.”

Facebook users who saw the post were quick to respond to Vaughan.

“That’s what you get for supporting an anti-vaxer,” wrote on user.

Others came to Von D’s defense, asking Vaughan to support her claims with actual facts.

“Did you actually make sure this is factual, by weighing the amount of liquid in each one? I didn’t think so. Wtf is wrong with people??”

And of course, many didn’t waste time in bringing up the fact that Von D is anti-vaccinations.

“Y’all need to stop supporting the anti-Vaxer,” one wrote.

“That’s what you get for supporting an anti-vaxer,” replied another.

Six thousand shares of the post later, and Von D responded with her defense.

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In a post to her Instagram account, Von D asserted that she wasn’t cheating customers. In fact, according to her, while the cartridge is the same size for every liner, the amount of ink inside of it differs depending on the liner size.

“The cartridges in both full size liners and mini liners are the same — it’s the amount of product inside each cartridge that is different. So, for example, the product fill on our full size Tattoo Liner is 0.55 ml, while the product fill for the mini is 0.2 ml – thats over DOUBLE the amount of product! Any brand who has an eyeliner with similar component on the market will tell you the same thing. You need that much cartridge space for the pigment to flow out,” she wrote.

See for yourself in the comments section of Von D’s post on whether or commenters are satisfied. Hint: people remain stanning their anti-Vanti-ant-vaxx position.

Read:This Mexican Scientist Is Making Eco-Friendly Shopping Bags Through Nopal Juice

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These Latina Inspired Manicures are Just the Style You Need to Rock For Your Next Mani

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These Latina Inspired Manicures are Just the Style You Need to Rock For Your Next Mani

Nail care has come a long way since the first manicure salon opened in New York in 1878. First considered part of the medical and hygiene industry, manicures were only for the rich who favored short, round nails as a symbol of wealth. Despite it’s origin, manicures are now widely available, inexpensive and more creative than ever.

Innovation in the nail care field has seen manicurists push the limits of what can be realistically done to nails. Bubble, sculpted and embellished nail art are seen both on the runway and in your barrio. Themed nail art is an especially popular trend and is designed to express individual style.

What better way to express that style than with nail art specifically designed for Latina-themed manicures?

These creative Latina-inspired manicures  have your girls asking where you got your nails did.

1. The perfect match for your concha craving.

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Is there anything better than a fresh-baked concha? How about getting those pretty pastel pastries without worrying about your diet? This concha nailsart offers just the sweet manicure you need. These handpainted nails come courtesy of TopKnot Nails in Portland Oregon.

2. Nails fit for a queen—specifically the Queen of Tejano music.

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Selena has been an icon since she first stepped up to the microphone. Show your devotion and immortalize the superstar with your next manicure. These nails, designed by San Antonio’s Cassie Chaos, add even more glitz and glamour to iconic images of the Queen of Tejano music.

3. Nails for you Dominican dolls.

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Show your love for your Dominican roots with this manicure featuring the country’s muñecas sin rostro. These colorful dolls are created without facial features to showcase the diversity of the Dominican people. This lovely nail art comes from master nail technician Ami Vega.

4. Manicures like this will protect you from the Mal de Ojo.

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Your mama, tías and abuela have been warning you about the dangers of the Evil Eye all your life. Now you can take the protection of the Mal de Ojo with you wherever you go. This killer mani is another masterpiece to come out of Ami Vega’s New York shop.

5. A mani that’s just plain ingenious.

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These nails completely capture the vibe of Mexico and the Southwest. Based on the beautiful artwork of ingenous_, these nails feature colorful depictions of cacti, Day of the Dead-styled skulls, and a tiny Frida. Furthermore, this mani is another incredible handpainted work of art by Ami Vega.

6. Let’s Taco-bout these nails.

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Do you wish that everyday were Taco Tuesday? With this manicure, it can be! First of all, we’ve gotta taco-bout this mani’s punny message. The colorful palette and handpainted artwork is courtesy of the creative Nails by Kait.

7. Rep these raspas next time you hit the salon.

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This mani will take you back to those summer days outside the refresqueria. You can practically taste the sweetness when you look at these gorgeously embellished raspas. Nail artist Ka Yee is responsible for this refreshingly unique manicure.

8. A perfect offering for Día de los Muertos.

With these nails, you can celebrate Día de los Muertos every day of the year. This manicure features traditional imagery, like sugar skulls and flowers, to observe the festival of the dead. These hauntingly beautiful nails are the creation of irienailsllc.

9. This manicure is meant for Mass.

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No doubt, your overly devout grandmother will gush over these works of art. Catholic iconography and bling collide to create the baddest mani this side of Sunday Mass. With this mani, making the sign of the cross never looked so good.

10. These nails will match your cutest Pueblo dress.

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Delicate florals, lace, and embroidery are mainstays in Mexican fashion and art. So, we’re not surprised to see these images make their way onto our manis. This Pueblo-inspired design comes to us from the artists at Florida’s s Nail Art Lounge.

11. Where this sweet mani when you get all dolled up.

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These sweet Mexican rag-dolls will take you back to your days as a little girl. You’ll never be alone when you display these darling dolls on your nails. These cute memories of our childhood were created by Nails 15 in Baja California.

12. Inspired by the beauty of Mexican ceramics.

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Your friends will think they wandered into a Mexican market when they see you sporting these clean and colorful nails. Looking like the ceramic tiles you’ll find adorning our cities, this manicure uses delicate handpainted brushwork to replicate the look. This nail art was created all the way in Sydney, Australia by Miss Betty Rose.

13. When you want to wear your heart on your sleeve (or at least your nails).

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In Mexican Folk Art, there are a few images that are essential to depicting the genre. The Sacred Heart, crosses, skulls, and cacti are all essential to an authentic piece. With those guidelines checked, this mani is a true work of Mexican Folk Art. Miami’s Rose B Nails is the artist behind this handpainted masterpiece.

14. Show you’re crazy about cacti with these nails.

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Cacti can be found across the Southwest United States, down through Mexico and across Latin America. Whether we’re growing succulents in our gardens or grilling up napoles, cacti have become a symbol of our cultures. This stamped manicure is a true Mexicana original designed by lluvia_stampingnail.

15. Rock these if Guadalupe is your homegirl.

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Ever since La Virgen appeared to Juan Diego, she became the OG homegirl. Hand-painted to perfection and decked put in dazzling embellishments, these nails are the perfect tribute to the Queen of Queens. The nail tech behind this heavenly design is London’s Alice McColm.

16. You need these for your next night of Loteria.

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Are you feeling lucky? Well, maybe you’ll feel a little more fortunate with nails like these. Everyone’s favorite game is now an awesome manicure. Featuring Loteria images like La Sirena and El Corazon, the decals for this mani were created by Cha Cha Covers.

17. Because Avocados are life.

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Daily reminder that avocados are the good kind of fat so eat up, gente. We’ve had the delectable Latin American native as guacamole and sliced inside a torta but we’ve never had it on our manicures. These cutie ‘cados were hand painted by Colorado nail technician Melinda X Vang.

18. This mani will make you feel like you’re on a Mexican vacay.

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During these cold winter months, we could use a vacation to somewhere warmer. However, if you can’t sneak away down south, your nails can at least say “I’m ready for Spring Break.” Yet again, Ami Vega brings a Latinx-vibe to nail art with her hand-drawn chilis, maracas, and tacos.

19. A manicure to that will have you singing “Recuérdame.”

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We still haven’t gotten over the feels from Disney’s Coco. It’s cool, though, because we can turn our manis into makeshift ofrendas to honor Mama Coco and the familia. These decals from Cha Cha Covers make us go “Un Poco Loco” over this look.

20. Man-Go get this mani, ASAP.

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Vibrant and irresistible. Do you think we’re talking about the fruit or describing this cool mani? The build-up of greens, red and yellows create nail art almost good enough to eat. This delicious artwork comes all the way from Bangladesh where Nail Paintings by Rupa creates next level manicures.

Read: The Very First Latina Disney Princess Might Be Coming To The Big Screen — And This Megastar Could Have A Role In Its Creation

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