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    The "chola" look

    Any info on this? It's what I'm trying to accomplish but I'm having trouble. I have pics of what I'd like to achieve also if you'd like to see. Thanks so much!
    Bunnie

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    i'd love to see pics =)
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    What on earth is a chola?
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    Quote:
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    What on earth is a chola?

    urban dictionary:
    A chola is a firme hyna (latina) that wears a lot of makeup: thick eyeliner, liquid eyeliner on top going out of your eye dark brown or red lipstick and eyebrows drawn on or really thin. We mostly have permed hair with hella gel or straight and arched on top. We kick it with people in our own barrio and not really claiming a color mainly your raza. (Brown Pride) or (Barrio)and wear baggy or tight cloths with nike cortez shoes.

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    How do I post a picture in here? Well I'll make an attempt in any case. Here goes:

    <img src=http://myspace-073.vo.llnwd.net/00435/37/06/435336073_l.jpg>

    <img src=http://myspace-914.vo.llnwd.net/00574/41/91/574411914_l.jpg>

    <img src=http://myspace-182.vo.llnwd.net/00294/28/18/294028182_l.jpg>

    <img src=http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/mzlazy818/LiLo9.jpg>

    Just a few examples. Let me know what you think.
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    Aw, thanks hun for doing that. I appreciate it!
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    lol i like her look

    i have asian friends that look like this
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    It's a personal thing and a looong story. But I like it and was just wondering if anyone had personal experience with doing this sort of make-up only a little less clumpy. =)
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bunnie_luv
    It's a personal thing and a looong story. But I like it and was just wondering if anyone had personal experience with doing this sort of make-up only a little less clumpy. =)


    i used to look like this in junior high for a bit and then i let my brows grow back and sadly put away the black lip liner and frosty pink lipstick

    but i am not hispanic this was just the look that was 'in' back then
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    hahahaha this brought me back to when i was 14 (only 6 years ago, but back is back!). Chola makeup was my everyday wear! Gosh I'm glad I got out of it!
    Personally, i think this is a horrid look. i think it looks cheap and trashy and gross! And this is from a girl that used to WEAR this type of makeup y'all, and thank tha lawd I saw the light! No more chola look since i was 15 (i'm 5 years clean, YES! lol jk)
    OK I'm going on now, ASSUMING this ISN'T an april fools joke...cuz its not april yet, but part of me is hoping it is a joke lol!
    anyway bunnie_luv, what exactly are you having trouble with? the shadow? liner? lips?
    From my personal experience and from having a lot of &quot;chola&quot; and &quot;cholo&quot; friends, I can tell you this (which is pretty much exactly what's in the pics) : There isn't much skill when it comes to this type of makeup, if you can call it a type. It's very literal...the eyebrows are thin and/or drawn on with either pencil or liquid liner. Mascara is very very thick and multiple coats are applied. Little or no blush is used and if there is, its a lot on the cheekbones. Lips are highly frosted, sometimes not, but ALWAYS lined thickly with a really dark colored lip pencil. That's pretty much all there is to it. Although I would like to see someone do a &quot;glamoruos chola&quot; look! That'd be interesting! ha! do you have any other pictures of softer looks that might be a little less harsh?
    lol hth!
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    eeesh. i don't know why you want to look like that, but if you're serious...shave off your eyebrows, overtweeze them, overbleach them or anything you can do to make them extremely too thin, use a black pencil to draw them in, heavy black liner (usually winged out) and lipliner that's too dark with a reddish brown lipstick. i know my response sounds smug, but from what i see and from the pics, that's basically what it is.

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    I posted about this somewhere else (I think makeup police thread). I was wearing chola makeup about 10 years ago and my brows haven't forgiven me since.

    Lip/eye/brow pencil should be the same Wet N Wild dark brown shade. Fill lips in with frosty pale amethyst color. Lots of liquid eyeliner with matte brown or black shadow on the lid and crease, leaving a harsh line between crease and brow bone color (matte taupe or white). A couple go-rounds with the covergirl pressed powder and two McDonalds arches where your brows used to be and you'll be set.

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    In my area, the chola look is a little more cleaned up.

    Perfect skin, or if not, wear a heavier foundation and/or concealer to cover up inperfections, matte finish. Lips are outlined in black eyeliner, filled in with a concealer base, then the black is merged into the concealer with a dark wine or burgundy lip color, leaving most of the lip pale.

    The eyes have a matte brown in the crease, blended well, a frosty highlighter line right at the eyebrow line. The eye is lined with a cat-eye, usually liquid and the lashes are curled with mascara but not clumpy. Some girls contour with a little bit of bronzer on their cheekbones, but most have pale cheeks.

    Thinner eyebrows, very groomed but not lines and definitely filled in.

    It isn't the most flattering look for most women, but some girls can pull it off if the girl is good at makeup, I can appreciate the application.
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    OK, well the biggest problem I'm having is with the liquid eyeliner. Any tips on how to apply it? And how can I make good 'tails' at the end? Also, I'm not too good at the eyeshadow thing so tips would be great but I get the basic idea.
    Bunnie

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    Watch J-Lo's get right video, very good example of Chola's there.

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    i don't see why everyone's trashing this look, she came here to ask for help, not be told that the look she's trying to achieve is the wrong look for her.

    girl, if you want your makeup like that, i say go for it!

    i'm with cyn here, that look is a little different where i am than in those pictures, it's the same basic idea, just a little more defined i guess you could say. so i'd go with her description (mostly just because that's how most of the girls in my area do their makeup) but you can always tweak it to fit your pallette

    most of the girls here also have drawn on beauty marks (holla!) so that's always an idea to add a little spice to the look

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    Thanks so much girl! I know it's not your average everyday Paris Hilton look alike style but I just really like it. I appreciate the support! You rock.
    Bunnie

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm difinitely not shaving my eyebrows off. just thining them out a bit. And I'm gonna go with dark lipliner but for sure not black. Speaking of eyebrows though, I'm having trouble finding brow pencils. Know who sells a good one?
    Bunnie

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    I think its a fun look....seems like the 2 key things are to totally shave off your eyebrows and pencil them in really skinny...and to use a dark and prominent lip liner

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm difinitely not shaving my eyebrows off. just thining them out a bit. And I'm gonna go with dark lipliner but for sure not black. Speaking of eyebrows though, I'm having trouble finding brow pencils. Know who sells a good one?

    if you're going to do this look only sometimes, you may invest in some spirit gum. then you can just completely cover your brows when you do it and draw them back on or if it's for an everyday look, then yeah i'd suggest tweezing them to be really thin. when you're looking for brow pencils, i'd suggest milani's retractable eyebrow pencils. that's what i use to fill in and i LOVE it! plus is only like 3.99$ so it's even better hahaha

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    Well thanks so much guys! I plan on making it an everyday look. Atleast until I switch up my look again. I will definitely post pictures as soon as I master it. =)
    Bunnie

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    Although I would like to see someone do a &quot;glamoruos chola&quot; look! That'd be interesting! ha! do you have any other pictures of softer looks that might be a little less harsh?
    lol hth!

    This look actually makes me think of the &quot;porn star&quot; look that is quite popular - except tougher, rougher and more &quot;danger&quot; sex than &quot;please you&quot; sex. The colors are darker and with greater emphasis on definition (eyebrows and lipliner) and a matte finish as opposed to the soft-focus blending and gloss/dewiness of the porn look. But to my eye they are both looks that split off from the same family tree.

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    I appologize for sounding immature and thinking it is a joke. I agree that make up is a personal choice. I'd love to see how it turns out!
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    does anybody have any more pix of the chola style?

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    I think the 'Bratz' dolls are kind of rockin the Chola look...but a more subtle one!
    I think the look can be tweaked a bit to soften it and make it work for you if you are the daring kind who wants to make their look edgy. How about this: put on a soft pink or plum l/s, then line around the edges with a deep plum or mahogany l/l (use a heavy hand--and be steady). The l/l will be contrasting a bit, so take a lip brush and gently soften the line just enough (will also give you some forgiveness if your hand is not steady enough, but a outline will most definitely still be there)...MSF on the cheeks (no bronzer-- you want that 'pale' look, but this will give you a 'pulse' still) and a deep black liquid eyeliner (think retro, with the extra heavy winged tip) give a edgy look. Finish with tons of mascara. If you use e/s, keep it light like MAC Shroom or Vex.
    The lips are the biggest focus for this more gentle Chola look, so finish off with a dab of clear lipglass just in the center.
    Just a thought! I've never personally tried this look, but I've seen the Chola look when I was in HS.
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    The chola look is not that bad IF you do a more subtle natural version of it. Some girls just really kill it with the wayyy too dark lipliner,and the super unnatural funny shaped black eyebrows inked on. Some girls can
    wear this look without it being so harsh and terrible.
    I live in Southern California where this look has been rampant since I was a little kid.
    Some of my friends were highly skilled in this look.
    I say DITCH the eyebrows like that for sure. You can have a nice strong brow without it looking so hideous.
    And go lighter on the lipliner for sure...not a super dark color.You will look clownish like the girl in the first pic.
    The girl in the top pic looks awful...what was she thinking with those brows!! And those lips!!!
    Ahhhh haha
    Have your brows waxed/tweezed/shaped. Fill them in with a natural brow powder that matches your own.
    Use black liquid liner for the retro/cateye look as the other specktralite
    mentioned above.
    Use either grey/black/silver shadow combo, or tan/beige/caramel/brown
    shadow combo. Blend,blend,blend.
    You may want to add false black lashes or just a few coats of a nice black mascara.
    Fill your lips in with a darker nude lip pencil then fill in with a caramel shimmery lipgloss. Or you could do a shimmery darker red.
    Apply a your blush,then your bronzer and quoila (sp?)!

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