Skincare and makeup have been around for longer than anyone cares to remember. Thankfully, as time progresses, so do the tools we use. Because, let’s face it, no one wants to “darken” their lashes with white lead anymore.

From electric gua shas to LED light tools, today’s goodies would make the ancients and some of our abuelas ooh, ahh and throw fists of joy in the air. They are also blessedly much safer to use — we’re looking at you, cinnabar and khol!

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Below, we’ve compiled a guide with some tech-forward skincare and makeup tools every Latina needs in their arsenal.  

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

No one likes sharing the same lip color or wearing a color that doesn’t look flattering on them (who has time for either??). While this seems a little low-tech in comparison to the next ones, we can assure you that it’s not.

Clinique’s “cult classic” Almost Lipstick, which comes in two shades, is the perfect everyday tinted lip balm that flatters every skin tone. We mean it. Every skin tone.

This means that if you, your mamá, tía, prima, hermana, la vecina and her cat wore this, it would look different on each of you. It runs from a deep pink on some to a vibrant berry on others, and it won’t dry out your lips.

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $21.25

Fancii LED Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror

How many times have you been out and about and needed a mirror to apply a fresh coat of lipstick or check your dientes? This travel makeup mirror wants to solve that. This compact mirror is lightweight and fits in everything: handbags, purses, and men’s jean pockets (women don’t have any, so why not use theirs).

It comes with two-sided magnification and LED lights that reportedly last about 20,000 hours, which means you can rewatch all 115 episodes of “Rubí” a few times before it dies. 

Fancii LED Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror, $22.99

Facial Cleansing Brush

This six-in-one electric face scrubber wants to remove all your problems, doubts, and ill-fated desires regarding skincare (we only wish it could help with the rest). It works for all skin types and comes with six brush heads for cleansing or massaging the face.

It’s rechargeable and can last for up to ten hours (that’s roughly 30 episodes of “The Office”). The body of this tool is waterproof, so if you’re feeling like a Neutrogena commercial and want to splash around, you’ll be fine. 

Facial Cleansing Brush, $29.99

Youth Lab ProSculpt Gua Sha

Very few can escape the dreaded rite of passage that is the double chin as they age. But, if we’ve learned anything about, well, anything, it’s that with a little time, tools like Youth Lab’s ProSculpt Gua Sha can help “sculpt” that area.

This all-in-one tool stimulates circulation and relaxes the face and neck to help de-puff the skin and improve its elasticity. What does this mean? After some time, you will be able to say, “I woke up like this,” and not look like you had a rough night.

It has four massage modes that use a combination of heat, vibration, and red light. Due to its size, it is also a great travel companion. Remember, like all good things, it takes some time. Patience and dedication are sold separately.

Youth Lab ProSculpt Gua Sha, $39.99

GLO24K Red Light Skin Rejuvenation Beauty Device

Despite looking like something out of a sci-fi movie, this beauty device carries the tech to help enhance your skin over time.

It uses infrared LED, thermal, and vibration technologies to reportedly help the skin achieve glowing results without the need for all the olive oil Jennifer Lopez likes to use.

GLO24K Red Light Skin Rejuvenation Beauty Device, $89.65

Blue Red Light Therapy Mask for Face

This therapy mask is perfect for busy moms who want to ensure they get some alone time by scaring and scarring the kids. Your significant other and the dog might also steer clear when they see you if we’re being honest.

The Blue Red Light Therapy Mask comes in seven different colors that address different skin concerns. It also has a neck attachment to ensure that both your face and neck receive equal amounts of tender, loving care.

Blue Red Light Therapy Mask for Face, $99.99

SONIC Technology Dermaplaning Tool

Society has taught us that hair is a pest, so what’s another hair removal tool for our arsenal? Does it give you a salon-spa-worthy treatment? Yes. Will it save you dinero in the long run? Also, yes.

The rechargeable device helps you exfoliate the skin, removing unwanted hair and dead skin along the way. It has three speeds and can run for three hours. Its cord-free operation makes it travel-friendly, so you can water your plantitas and dermaplane like the multi-tasking queen that you are.

SONIC Technology Dermaplaning Tool, $121

NuDerma Professional Skin Therapy Wand

Almost every little girl dreamt of the day they could wave a wand in the air and command legions of people. While this won’t help you rule a kingdom, it will help your skin look better.

Unlike the Spanish and British crown jewels, this beauty wand won Cosmopolitan’s 2023 “Holy Grail” Awards, so that’s something. With this tool, skincare aficionados oxygenate and energize layers of their skin — something that will boost all those serums collecting dust on your shelf.

NuDerma Professional Skin Therapy Wand, $119.95

Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Wand

Radiance comes from within, and with this tool, you can now have it on the outside as well. Solawave’s four-in-one wand is a great skincare tool and facial massager for anyone looking to relax their chronically serious face.

It works on all skin types and helps reduce the signs of dull skin and hyperpigmentation. Its 90-minute battery life is good for up to 30 treatments, and it is water-resistant.
Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Wand, $169.00