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How to Do Latina Makeup: A Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners

Latinas know how to make their makeup fiery and spicy! Most guys would describe a Latina as someone who stands out and is super vibrant, confident, and sensual.

Latina makeup has its distinctive features, oftentimes bold hues, sultry accents, and unapologetic attitude. If you are a Latina and you want to get better at doing your makeup, but you’re not too sure how to come about it or what steps to take, this article is for you! Here are your answers.

Latina Makeup Tutorial: 8 Steps to Achieving the Perfect Latina Makeup Look

Latina Makeup: A Step-by-Step Tutorial on How to do Latina Makeup
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1. Prep and Prime

Always start with clean skin and prep your face. Make sure you moisturize prior to going in with your primer. If you have:

Dry skin – try out a luminous and radiant primer.

Oily skin – stick to a mattifying and pore-filling primer.

Normal/combo skin – you can mix and match between the two primer textures.

2. Foundation and Concealer

Achieving a flawless and full-coverage complexion is the key step to Latina makeup. You should select a foundation that matches your skin tone and your undertone. Go for a full-coverage product and blend it over your face and neck area. With a damp sponge, you’ll easily create a smooth streak-free finish.

Once you’re satisfied with your base move onto your under eyes and add a concealer. You can also use a concealer on top of your forehead and down the bridge of your nose to highlight and emphasize these features.

3. Contour

Latina makeup consists of having prominent features. You should contour your face and define your cheekbones and your forehead with your favorite contour kit or bronzing powder. Opt for a contour shade slightly darker than your skin tone and apply it to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, jawline, and sides of the nose.

You should use a liquid contour or a liquid bronzer if you have dry skin, or opt for matte powder products if you have oily skin. Make sure it’s properly blended so your face doesn’t end up looking too muddy.

4. Fierce Eyebrows

The eyebrows frame the face and are a focal point for most women, especially when it comes to Latinas. Latina women will have either overly plucked thin eyebrows or super sharp and defined bushy brows, there’s rarely that ‘in-between’ moment for them.

It doesn’t matter what your brow shape is, since the makeup application stays the same. Fill the brows with your pencil using upward strokes. Use short, feathery strokes for a natural look, then set them in place with a clear brow gel to set them for the day.

5. Accentuate The Eyes

Prime your eyelids with a shadow primer to avoid any creases, fallout, or shadow smudging throughout the day. Once your eyes are prepped, use a shadow palette that has mostly warm-toned colors. Opt for warm, earthy tones like terracotta, bronze, and copper for a classic look.

You should apply a medium shade across the lid as a base, then deepen the crease with a darker hue. Use small round blending brushes to achieve a seamless and soft transition.

6. Eyeliner and Eyelashes

Define your eye shape with a fierce winged eyeliner look! Latina women love to wear big and bold matte liners. Drag a line across your eyelid and draw it in the upward direction towards your eyebrow. Finish off your eye makeup look with 3-4 coats of mascara, or even with false lashes (if you dare to, and if you know how to apply them).

Don’t forget to curl your eyelashes while you’re at it as well, since the more volume – the better!

7. Sultry Lips

A statement lip color is a must-do in the case of Latina makeup. So, choose a lipstick shade that complements your skin tone and personality. Some of the most popular options are dark red, sultry burgundy, or chocolate-toned nudes.

No matter the color you go for, make sure you get yourself a lip pencil that’s two shades darker than your chosen lipstick. Outline your lips with a matching lip liner to define the shape, then fill them in with lipstick, layering for intensity if desired. For long-lasting purposes, stick to a matte finish.

8. Set Your Makeup

Lastly, lock in your look with a setting spray to ensure your makeup stays flawless throughout the day. You can use either a matte or a radiant setting spray to define your makeup and to prolong its wear-time for the day. Close your eyes and mist the spray in a gentle, even motion, allowing it to dry before any further touch-ups. In less than 30 seconds, you’ll be good to go!

PS: Here’s a video you’ll want to watch if you wish to recreate this makeup look!

Ready to empower your inner Latina?! By following this step-by-step guide, you can unlock the secrets of Latina makeup and have fun while rocking it!

Ajla Suceska contributor

Ajla Suceska is a Certified make up artist and a professional Nail Technician who lives in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has successfully completed 3 distinct make up diplomas and also worked as makeup artist in Etre Belle (A German makeup brand). Besides being a professional makeup artist, and a nail tech, she loves writing beauty articles and contributed to a number of top websites online. In simple, Ajla Suceska is a 23-year old beauty expert who simply lives and breathes fashion and beauty