Our Favorite Latina Bloggers Spill Their Beauty Secrets

When it comes to beauty, we know there is no one-size-fits-all approach. In a multi-textured world of skin types and tones, there are only two ways to find a beauty routine that works for you: experimentation and cribbing from the experts.
So, whether you're searching for the perfect gilded bronze or battling mid-August humidity, here are five beauty-blogging experts who happen to be giving us a peek at their must-know tips and must-have products. Even if you don't hablas español, you'll feel pretty clear on the fact that these savvy chicas know their stuff. And fortunately, they're happy to share nail colors, curl tricks, and the names of the brands that cater to their unique beauty needs. In any language, it's obvious that these ladies can leave any face feeling muy, muy bonita!
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Meet five gorgeous Latina beauty bloggers and get the dish on their top makeup must-haves.
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Miami Beats and Sazon — Susset Cabrera
Susset Cabrera runs Miami Beats and Sazon ("sazon" means spice or flavor in Spanish). The Miami native started the blog to get a better feel for her community, but as she has gotten involved with the 305, she's become more and more aware of trends in both fashion and beauty. Her must haves:

"Sexy lipgloss is a must! I personally use Preciosa from the Motives for La La Mineral Lip Shine collection because the gold tones in the gloss give me the confidence to speak to anyone while I’m mingling at events."
Motives for La La Mineral Lipgloss in Preciosa, $16.50, available at shop.com.

"Hawaiian Tropic has a new shimmer effect sunscreen lotion that makes me shine at the beach…literally! The bronze shimmer on this lotion dries quickly and gives me a natural glow."
Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotion Sunscreen SPF 20, $7.99, available at Drugstore.com.

"Moroccanoil is alcohol-free and keeps my curly hair healthy, shiny, and soft. It’s definitely an investment but totally worth it."
Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, $31, available at Folica.com.

"I love Sally Hansen’s new nail bottles labeled 'Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear' because the trendy colors don’t chip as easily and the quality of the polish is amazing! Must-have colors: 'Green with Envy' and 'Pretty in Hot Pink.'"
Sally Hanson Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear, $2.79, available at Walgreens.com.

"I’m really into the cat-eye so I use a liquid felt tip eyeliner by Covergirl called Lineblast 24HR to add a hint of glamour before I head out the door. Did I mention this eyeliner lasts 24 hours?"
Covergirl Lineblast 24 Hour Eyeliner, $7.99, available at Ulta.
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Beauty Logic BlogMilly Almodovar
This Dominicana isn't just a blogger, but she's an editor, too, helming the beauty section of Cosmopolitan for Latinas. Nail polish is her therapy, and you can catch her on the Today show on August 15 dishing out advice for ladies on the go.

"As a child, I spent all of my summers in the Dominican Republic. I would constantly get sunburned. At the age of 20, I was warned by my grandmother to start anti-aging preparation, so I did. Recently, I had a skin analysis done, and had no signs of sun damage on my face. That was shocking. My derm thinks it’s because I’ve been into anti-aging since I was in my early 20s, and it prevented the damage. I swear by vitamin C for its antioxidant properties, and I love Obagi’s."
Obagi Vitamin C 15% Serum, $74.70, available at Lovelyskin.com

"I’m obsessed with this gorgeous coral blush. It brightens up my face so much, but I also love the longevity all of these Tarte Amazonian Clay products. This blush goes strong from morning to night and is probably the longest-lasting blush I own."
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush, $25, available at Sephora.

"This is from Dior’s new fall collection. It’s incredibly pigmented, and I can wear it during the day, but if I’m going out at night, I can smoke it out. I love it."
Dior Golden Savannah Eyeshadow Palette, $115, available at Amazon.

"A lightweight moisturizer that contains SPF and retinol. I never leave home without SPF. My skin is very oily and this doesn't leave my face greasy at all."
Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Moisturizer SPF 30, $19.99, available at Ulta.

"This is a must-have in my beauty kit. Bronzer can make you look younger, contour your face, and look amazing under blush. This bronzer is just perfect. You turn the dial, and just the right amount comes out. It gives a perfect sun-kissed glow without having too much shimmer."
Clinique Superbalanced Powder, $34.50, available at Neiman Marcus.
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Daily Bits Of BeautyJennifer Ortiz
Feast your eyes on the visual treat that is Ortiz's blog. Whether the photos are from South Beach or Belgium, these images are straight-up stunning. We dare you not to get lost in this site, which also features some of her personal stories and informative videos!

"Every time I’ve ever gotten a compliment on my eye makeup, it’s been a Giorgio Armani color. My latest obsession has been this gorgeous shadow. It’s a work of art, even in the pot."
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadow, $32, available at Giorgio Armani Beauty.

"I was so jealous of all the girls out there with poppy-colored pouts this past year because I couldn’t seem to find a shade that actually looked that great with my skin tone. This is the perfect bright reddish-orange lipstick on my olive complexion. I can dab it on lightly to look like I just ate a popsicle or layer it on and set it with powder for a serious punch of color."
MAC Matte Lipstick Lady Danger, $15.99, available at Amazon.

"The most intoxicating, flat-out sexy scent ever. It’s the equivalent of a warm summer night in a gardenia and jasmine-filled garden with William Levy’s clone and a bottle of champagne. Most people have never even heard of it, so that makes it even more appealing."
Nasomatto Narotic Venus Parfum, $165, available at Barneys.

"I rarely break out, but when I do, it’s usually during the summer and those suckers don’t respond to anything except this miracle worker!"
Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment, $9.99, available at Ulta.

"I have a full head of fine, long hair. It’s hard to give it volume, especially with the notorious Miami humidity. Lucky for me, I have a great stylist at the salon and this bottle of magic to take home with me."
Oribe Volumista, $34, available at Oribe.
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Polish Me BeautyKeyla Del Valle
When this 20-something mechanical engineering student isn't doing homework, she's blogging about nail art and warm-weather makeup tricks. The Puerto Rican not only depends on inexpensive drug store brands, but products that are perfect year round!

"Can you believe this polish only $2? Plus, the range of colors are great all year round. I can only find them in Puerto Rico, and if you look hard enough, some spots sell it in Florida."
Bettina Nail Enamel, $2.99, available at Walgreens.

"Revlon Colorstay Foundation for oily-combination skin is great for Puerto Rico's hot humid weather! The best part? It can be found at any drugstore."
Revlon Colorstay Foundation, $11.99, available at Ulta.

"This keeps my hair moisturized and healthy without weighing it down."
Proclaim Glossing Polish with olive oil, $4.99, available at Sally Beauty.

"These blotting sheets are great for keeping makeup fresh all day without having to apply extra layers."
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49, available at Drugstore.com.

"This is the best under eye concealer for college students like me who loosing sleep constantly."
Benefit Erase Paste, $26.00, available at Sephora.
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Viva Fashion Blog — Carmen Ordonez
This Miami blogger pairs her on-point beauty routine with adorable (and 305-friendly) outfits. She focuses on all the good stuff: celebs, beauty-buy guides, and her killer street style.

"I love the appearance of fuller, shapely eyebrows and this eyebrow pencil is my favorite! It lasts all day and is very natural-looking. It also comes with a built-in brush."
Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil, Waterproof, $12, available at Sephora.

"I’ve been using this powder since I was 16 and I love it. It’s filled with antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, E, and green tea and doesn’t make my face break out."
Glo Pressed Base, $42, available at glo Professional.

"I’m always dyeing my hair and between the beach and pool it can easily get very dry. My hairstylist recommended this product, and I’ve been using it ever since. It smells ah-mazing and leaves my hair silky smooth. It’s a little on the pricey side, but well worth it.
Oribe Signature Moisture Masque, 59.99, available at Oribe.

"This summer of obsessing over bright, bold nails colors, especially this one from the L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail collection. It’s a bright yellow adorably named 'Tweet Me.'"
L'Oreal Colur Riche Nail Color, $5.99, available at Ulta.
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