From her vibrant wardrobe choices to her wild hairstyles, Celia Cruz lived her life filled with color. This cubana could instantly light up a room with her vivid presence and showed us all that when it came to beauty, it was all about having fun.
Here are some daring beauty choices the singer perfected — and how you can recreate them:
1. Bright Lips
Besides being known for her impeccable talent, La Reina De Salsa was also known for her brilliant smile. Celia could rock rich reds and vibrant pink lips like no other, taking her million dollar smile to another level. To achieve a bright lip like this diva, you’ll need an ultra-high pigmented lipstick that will last.
Try: Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Tijuana, $21, sephora.com
2. Defined Brows
From a young age everything about this singer was fierce, starting with her killer defined brows. Celia always kept her eyebrows well groomed and on point. Although we may not all be born with naturally arched brows, there sure are many ways to attain them. For flawless eyebrows, use a lightweight brow wax to evenly coat each hair with pigment and to help intensify your arch as you please.
Try: Laura Mercier Brow Definer, $22, sephora.com
3. Bold Eye Makeup
The fabulous “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” singer showed us all to not be afraid of color, starting with her bold eye makeup. No matter what color she was wearing, Celia could easily pull off a bold eye look to match. To recreate, the trick is using a cream eyeshadow for intense blendable color.
Try: Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art, $9.99, ulta.com
4. Full Lashes
Everything about Cruz's appearance matched her larger than life persona perfectly, including her full lashes. You can instantly get killer lashes like this diva by using a volumizing and lash extending mascara.
Try: L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara, $9.99, target.com
5. Voluminous Curls
Even while rocking the stage this singer never had not one rizo out of place. No matter where she went, Celia always made sure her hairstyles were on point. If you want to keep your pelo in tact and full of volume like Celia, try a volumizing hair spray for a long lasting hold.
Try: John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Out Hold Hairspray, $6.49, ulta.com
6. Long Nails
When it comes to the nails, we could all take some notes from the icon. Cruz never made an appearance with her long nails looking anything less than fabulous. To add some length to your uñas, try a nail growth serum for instant benefits.
Try: Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle Salon Strength Treatment, $8.99, ulta.com