Chola Makeup Tips for You

Cholas are known to wear baggy or Dickies pants, tank or halter tops, and athletic shoes. They wear lots of dark makeup that is characterized by dark eyes, penciled, arched eyebrows, and a dark lipstick. Even when wearing lighter lipstick shades, they go in for a dark lip liner. Although the Chola trend was first restricted to Mexican gangs, today it is popular in other parts of the world too. In fact, celebrities like Fergie and Gwen Stefani have taken the look to a global level.

Things You will Need

► Foundation
► Dark brow pencil
► Eye primer
► Black eyeliner
► Silver and black eyeshadow
► Mascara
► Dark lip liner
► Lipstick

How to Do Chola Makeup

► First apply foundation―lots of it. Blend in well using a sponge. Apply two layers if required. Set it with some face powder. You may apply blush to highlight your cheeks.

Eyebrows

► Chola eyebrows are very thin and penciled, with an unnatural arch. You can get the effect in two ways, either you can shave off your eyebrows, or conceal them with foundation.

► If you are shaving the eyebrows, all you have to do is draw a pair with a dark brow pencil. Remember to make a very high arch.

► If you don’t want to shave off your eyebrows entirely, just use a concealer or foundation to cover them. Then define thin ones in place of the natural ones. You can use extra eyeshadow to create an arched effect.

Eyes

► First apply some eye primer, so that your makeup stays for long.
► Now, apply the eyeliner to the upper lash line and extend it a little to create a dramatic effect. Your eyeliner should be applied in a thick stroke for an overdone look.
► Then, apply silver eyeshadow to the eyelids.
► Apply black eyeshadow to the crease of the eye, and slowly blend in with the silver one. In the end, curl your lashes and apply mascara.

Lips

► Moisturize your lips with lip balm before applying lip makeup.

► The first step is to define your lips using a lip liner.

► Use a dark lip liner to line your lips. Choose from very dark red, burgundy, or brown.

Now fill up your lips with a dark lipstick. The lipstick should be a shade or two lighter than the lip liner.

Tips

► Chola is about bold and overdone makeup.

► Great if you have nose or ear piercings. Else, use clip-on earrings and nose rings for the perfect chola look.

► Curl your hair, or wear a bandana to complete the look.

► Carry the makeup with a “don’t give a damn” attitude, and you will rock.

Nowadays, cholas are adopting a more classic look by breaking away from the typical dark and bold. Even you can make slight changes to the makeup or tone it down a little, depending on your comfort level.