Monday, May 10, 2010

How to Look Like a Chola



me (Kandee AKA Lil' Dulce...dulce means "candy" in Spanish...ha ha ha) as a Chola

WHAT is a CHOLA?

Chola's & Cholo's go back for hundreds of years, but the Cholo/Chola style really started in the 1940's, in Los Angeles. Funny songs like, "Lean Like a Chola" sing about the "sharpie pen" eyebrows and "thick eyeliner"! It's got big bangs, thin eyebrows, dark lined lips, big earrings, bandanas, freshly pressed Dickies pants, white tank tops, top buttoned plaid shirts, woven military style belts, and sometimes some gold name jewelry!

(My mama is half Mexican, so nobody better say anything mean....I'm not worried about here, but Youtube....is hte king machine of mean comments!)

My Nana, my mom's mom, was even born in East LA. And my great grandma was from Chihuahua, Mexico.

Gwen Stefani has represented Chola style for years!


Lady Gaga in her Telephone  video shakin' her yellow hair to a chola inspired make-up and hair, with an American theme too! Chola meets the American flag!
 
Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo) as a Chola, living Latina Loca!
 
Sandra Bullock as a Chola (thanks to George Lopez)
 
she has classic, chola (cholo, the man version of a chola)...

and now, let me show you how to get some Chola looking style in your make-up! Instead of looking like Chola's as a stereotype, look at it as a style that you can draw inspiration from!

Watch and enjoy.....

huge love, kandee uh, I mean, for this, Lil Dulce.....ha ha ha

25 comments:

jennifer ingrid said...

I never knew you were part mexican. My father is from Tijauana, Mexico, so that makes me half...and get this my Name is Jennifer Lopez.
NO JOKE!

I just don't look anything mexican. I"m sure if i did this look tho, i'd look some what of the part.

Love it!!

Noelle said...

Interesting! I have actually never heard of Chola before ... I didn't know there was a name for it! You are so talented at creating makeup looks that capture a culture or character... keep on inspiring all of us!
xoxo,
"lil dulce" fam lil hermana

christina said...

hehe i had a photoshoot where they specifically wanted the chola look

OhMyJemimah said...

kandee your probably the only one that makes the "chola" look work.

SO Fierce.

check out this song: Chongalicious
They SUPER funny LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVHdqmN7-XE

Veronica said...

That is soo funny and looks like a lot of fun!

♥Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder♥ said...

omg i love this being from cali i seen so much of this style i always thought it was fascinating my daddy is mixed with mexican so I've had it in my culture i love this!!!

♥Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder♥ said...

omg i love this being from cali i seen so much of this style i always thought it was fascinating my daddy is mixed with mexican so I've had it in my culture i love this!!!

Marcelinha said...

Always liked this look when saw Gwen playing it. I sure will try something here... in brazil.
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San said...

Haha, Sandra looks great as Cholo. Especially the second picture of her rocks.

vengegirl said...

this is an awesome look Kandee :)

my sister and i are mexican american and my sister has been a chola for as long as i can remember. she's been rocking this look since grade school lol.
i really liked the way you did your eyeliner. it was awesome.

ps. love the part about shaving the eyebrows.
my sister actually does shave her eyebrows off and then draws them on.
it actually looks nice if you do it well :)

dazzlelight91 said...

Omg such a fun look! love it! xxx

-gatherina- said...

Oh dear Kandee, You used really beautiful mix of colors to your lips. I love, love those "cat woman" eyes!!

♫♥Oana Roxana♥♫ said...

They look ugly with this chola makeup.It supposed to make you look beautiful? Cause that's not the effect.

Alice no PaĆ­s da Desbunda said...

OMG! So funny! x'DD
The "chola" look it's sooo weird. :O

And your video... Ahahahah!

<3

nicolacc2008 said...

ha ha you look great as a chola! I never heard of that before, poor J-Lo on the other hand needs to get a new make up artist! x x

Diane said...

This is great ,Kandee, we have been waiting for a new video for ages :D

have a great day!!

kiss

777 Butterflies said...

Oh sweetie, NEVER let your audience know your sore spots. They will use it and abuse it. Never let them see you sad, angry, or upset. If someone says something mean (Yes youtube is extremely mean, it is why I don't allow comments on my videos) shrug it right off your shoulders. I don't care how much it may hurt, realize it is their problem and not your own. They have issues. Not you. Just smile and don't ever let them see you frown. :)
Kandee, this is my PLEA - you show such detail to everything, I have been able to pull off so many looks you have shown us. Since you are heading back towards the 40s, is there ANY way I can BEG you to do a Judy Garland look? The pouty lips and doe eyes? She was so pretty and I would love to learn how she did her so-cute look. PLEASE?!

Jill said...

love this look! you are so creative and i hope your leg is feeling better!!

btw, i was wondering if i could put in a request for late spring/summery makeup! I saw a picture of Katy Perry the other day with these doe-like lashes and bright pink lips and it was to die for! could you do a tutorial on that if you ever get a moment in your super busy life? :) thanks so much and love love LOVE your work! <3

berke said...

hey please make a makeup tutorial for the makeup beyonce has on the beginning of her new video "why don't you love me"

Erika said...

I think this is VERY funny! I'm actually mexican, but people here in Mexico City don't do that, I think that style is from the northern region of the country. Anyways, can anyone tell me the name or brand of the concealer roll Kandee is using? -xoxo-

Wendy Peralta said...

Ahhh, just like in High School. Ha! Love it!

http://live-love-makeup.blogspot.com/

A Woven Life said...

Chola's Rock! It's great to see those doing what they love! Crazy great blog. Very inspirational.

Rose said...

Hahaha. This is too funny. Love your blog btw (just found it).

rock star said...

What! Sorry but it looks unnatural! The cola style is ugly.

lciaravi said...

i was horrified for a minute there! Shaving eyebrows...eek!

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