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Have you met the Discovery Familia Gurus de Belleza? Discovery Familia welcomes GURÚS DE BELLEZA, a series devoted to fashion, makeup and style led by a panel of three experts who help Hispanic women across the United States achieve their ideal look and boost their self-esteem by sharing practical tips and professional techniques easily replicated at home. The dynamic team at the forefront of GURÚS DE BELLEZA includes three of the most popular beauty consultants on the Internet and social networks: style and image expert Marisol Gómez, who is never short of ideas for choosing the right outfit for every occasion; Cristina Ordaz, a talented makeup artist who specializes in easy tips and techniques for applying cosmetics at home; and Gaby Motomochi, a charismatic hairstylist who shares practical advice and ideas that complement every outfit. GURÚS DE BELLEZA premieres December 12 and will air every Friday at 9PM E/P.
Discovery Familia has been specifically created to reflect and speak to the needs of Hispanic women. Through its rich and varied programming, the network is meant to serve as a resource for Hispanic mothers to encourage them to take time for themselves apart from just taking care of their families. Discovery Familia brings to life the personal, emotional and physical journey of a woman as she strives to be the best possible version of herself.
As a five time mom in her early 40's, I don't always have the time to learn what the current styles are. GURÚS DE BELLEZA offers someone like me, tips and tricks for putting my best self forward. I especially need help in the fashion department, for now I took a few of their beauty tips and came up with a holiday look.
“GURUS DE BELLEZA” TIPS that I followed to get my look:
For a slimmer look, wear dark-colored clothing that shapes your figure but isn’t tight. Avoid attention-getting designs or ones that add volume, such as frills, crinkles, sequins, glitter, bows, and large or loud patterns.
To give hair a sense of movement and a sensual but delicate look, I recommend subtle waves. You can achieve this effect by using a curling iron on large locks of hair. This will give you soft, romantic waves. (I just purchased my first curling iron at the young age of 41! It's going to take me a while to get the hang of it and to learn to protect my hair from it, but I love the finished effect.)
Taking good care of your hair is an essential part of looking chic. If you use heating tools, always use a heat protection product so you don’t lose the shine and weaken your hair.
For makeup that slenderizes and highlights your features, you’ll need to contour your face to achieve a “perfect” oval shape. Use makeup to create a shading effect that downplays certain areas of your face and makes others stand out. The goal is to shade those areas that the sun doesn’t reach: just under the cheekbones, the temples, a bit on the forehead and along the hairline.
All this look needs to make it perfect for any holiday event is a great black wrap dress or some slacks with a red semi-fitted top. You too can get some great tips from these fabulous young ladies that will make getting the perfect look easier. Find out more about the show on the Discovery Familia on Facebook and don't forget to tune in every Friday at 9PM E/P for the show.
The new year is almost here and many of us want to start of with a new look. One of our readers will win a $25 Sephora gift card to help get them on their way to a new look.