A product of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, Yanira Garza grew up loving beauty and fashion. Her mother was a thrift shop aficionado, but she always spent her hard earned money on quality skin care products. “My mother never cheaped out on skin care. She would always tell me, you only have one face, you have to take care of your skin. Therefore, I became fascinated with makeup, and I fell into it by chance.”
For the past twelve years, Garza has worked as a makeup artist for some of the biggest brands in the industry like Chanel, Shiseido, YSL, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier. Garza is also a freelance stylist and has worked with top models from Elite, Ford, BMG as well as actor Freddie Rodriguez, Cafe Magazine and Chicago Magazine, to name a few.
She also helms YaniraGarza.com which was noted as the 10 best beauty blogs by Latina Magazine. Here, readers can get an inside scoop on the industry and Garza’s latest beauty and style advice. Lucky for us, we got to pick her brain about her current beauty and style tips and some of her go-to brands for Latina skin.