Las Fabulosas: Beauty & Style
Belleza Style Guide
By Valeria Guston for Las Fabulosas
After a laid-back summer of estilo natural, Latinas are revving up their looks for fall, and it’s all about the drama. So get ready to push your style boundaries, indulge in the fantasy and embrace your individuality. From feminina Goth to futuristic cyberpunk, Las Fabulosas has the guide to this season’s hottest trends for mujeres con la falda bien puesta.
Fashion’s love affair with bold color continues as we swap summer neons for rich autumn hues. There are tons of options for working this trend: bright skinny jeans, vivid opaque tights, or color-blocked shoes. If you’re feeling especially daring, try color-blocked eye shadow: Amp up a smoky eye with a flash of cobalt shimmer, or go all out with two or more contrasting shades. You can pull off this technique by not blending or swiping, but pressing the pigment onto your lids. And of course, fiery red or sizzling fuchsia lips instantly pull your look together and make a statement without saying a word.
Structured silhouettes, unexpected textiles, graphic prints, and metallics galore come together to create a sophisticated, futuristic vibe. Take it to the extreme with geometric eyes. Use a precision gel liner to create an exaggerated cat-eye, double wings, or even an elongated rectangle. Add a subtle sheen with a sweep of gold shadow and lush eyelash mascara. When it comes to space-age nails, the sky’s the limit. Try 3-D special effects with holographic nail polishes, or give your French manicure a modern twist by adding gold tips to dark polish
The film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has spawned a new generation of Goth-punk chic with an unexpectedly ladylike feel. The look is all about strong lines and sumptuous embellishments paired with sheer, layered fabrics in rich burgundy or deep purple shades. Face-framing blunt bangs, matte skin, and deep Bordeaux-stained lips reflect the power and femininity of mujeres con la falda bien puesta. Create a flawless complexion with a moisturizing lightweight foundation with SPF protection. Keep your coif sleek and smooth with a frizz control spray.
Valeria Guston has ghostwritten style and beauty books for Hyperion and HarperCollins Publishers. She is also a regular contributor to Mamiverse.com.
This is her first article for Las Fabulosas.