Beauty 101: Makeup Artist Shares Techniques During Hispanic Heritage Month

Premier makeup artist and style icon Angel Merino was one of two “los influyentes” (influencers) who helped Macy’s commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating Latino culture and accomplishments. Merino joined actor Mario Lopez at Macy’s events this fall. Read on for his thoughts on beauty trends and essentials for your cosmetics bag.

What beauty items do you consider must-haves?

The majority of my essentials are for skin care and skin prepping, such as make-up primer and moisturizer. My must-have items are Fix Plus by Mac, Photo Finish primer by Smashbox, and Multi-Active Serum by Clarins.

Name three current beauty trends that you love.

  • Looking radiant never goes out of style. Having lush and dewy skin is the best way to look youthful and fresh. Hydration is the key when you want to glow all day.
  • Lashes are all the rage and really can make a statement. From fun to flirty to dramatic glam, the perfect lash strip can complete any look.
  • Clean and modern contours can sculpt your face to perfection. Cream products and matte bronzers are ideal to achieve this look.

How would you sum up your beauty philosophy?

Beauty is more than what meets the eye. It’s about owning your imperfections and finding the confidence to take on the world. The perfect beauty find can boost your self-esteem and make you feel invincible!