That petite powerhouse and honest hip shaker known as Shakira covers the Summer 2014 issue of Glam Belleza Latina , with her golden waves filling the frame. The gorgeous Colombian, who just wrapped her stint as a coach on The Voice , indicating that she will not return for another round, loves being a mom, considers her Latin fans like friends, and views her boyfriend and baby daddy Gerard Pique as "the one." In addition to all those Shakira fun life facts, the cover story also reveals quite a bit about Shakira's beauty regimen, as well.
Shakira is preternaturally stunning, so she has a fab base on which to build her look and her style. But her hips don't lie and neither does she. Her beauty routines and perspectives are actually quite honest and super refreshing, since they allow for indulgences, aren't too princess-y or precious, and are easy for her fans to emulate, because, well, who wouldn't want to follow Shakira's lead and tackle her tips for looking faboosh?
Take a look at the cover for a second. The pale pink, almost mod lip color works with her sun-smooched skin and the way the wavy layer covers one eye adds an air of mystery.
Check out the 6 most interesting tidbits I gleaned from her feature, then head over to the mag's website for the rest of Shakira's cover story.
1. Shakira Prefers Light Hair Because She Is Not Trying to Be a Member of the Cullen Clan
Shakira likes lighter hair because it brightens her face and doesn't present her as a goth or vampire-in-training like her formerly darker locks did. "I like that blond hair gives a lot of light onstage and makes my face pop a little more," she said. "The dark hair made me look more goth. And besides, how many blond Latinas are there in the world? Hello!" Point taken, Shak, even though we're sure Edward Cullen would love to sink his teeth into your neck.
2. She Is Not a Slave to Diets, So Bring on the Food
Her off-tour eating routine and food philosophy? It's totally simple. If she likes it, she eats it. Shakira said, "I don’t believe in depriving myself or being a slave to diets. I generally eat healthy, but I indulge too. And when I have to, for a video or a performance, I pull back a little. But it’s all about balance." At least she has a team of trainers and managers to remind her when the pull back needs to occur.
3. She Remains Active When Not Touring, Too
While dancing onstage during a tour is "great for cardio and toning," and is, in effect, like exercise cheating, Shakira isn't a sloth when off the road. She stays active and it's as though she tricks her brain, doing "things that feel like fun and not just a workout, so that I stay motivated. Tennis is my current favorite. "
4. Latina Beauty Is All About Intangibles
Latina beauty is all about the intangible elements, save for one. "To me, it’s confident, passionate, and — of course — curvy," Shak said. What's that sound? Oh, just the melody line and hook for "Hips Don't Lie."
5. She Is Kind to Her Thirsty Hair
The singer uses serums with natural oils and sulfate-free shampoos to add moisture to her hair, which is prone to drying out due to all the processing she puts it through.
6. Her Beach Bag Essentials Are Not Shocking
"The highest SPF sunscreen I can find," she admitted about what she totes in her beach bag. "I always avoid damage to my skin from the sun, and a good detangler for my hair. I also use a vitamin C serum before applying makeup to nourish my skin, along with lots of moisturizer. I also try to buy beauty products that have as few chemicals as possible."
Images: Nicolas Moore for Glam Belleza Latina