Our April CHICA star, Cierra Ramirez, shares her top beauty and fashion products with us.
Cierra Ramirez was 14 years old when she realized she was only receiving audition opportunities for stereotypical Latinx characters. “I started noticing that I was mostly getting roles for the gardener’s daughter or the maid’s daughter,” remembers the actor of Colombian-Mexican descent. “I was just like, ‘OK, if those auditions come my way, I’m not taking [them].” It was this mindset that helped her go after and land the part of Mariana on Freeform’s The Fosters. Even before it was commonplace to shed light on the lack of representation in Hollywood, Cierra was standing up for herself.
Born in Houston, Texas, Cierra credits her success to growing up in a supportive, close-knit family. “My parents sold their house so I could live out in L.A. for a year,” says the 23-year-old. “They’ve always supported me no matter what.” The Latinx star is breaking barriers once again. Not only did she land a role on the Foster’s spinoff, Good Trouble, but she picked up the title of executive producer. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. To be a part of something from the beginning, seeing it from just an idea to being on the air and everything in between.” She has a newfound respect for the work that goes into creating each episode. “I’ve been able to sit in meetings and really get down and dirty with the process,” she says. “I’m learning as each day goes on.”
When she’s not exec-producing, rehearsing lines or recording new music, she is effortlessly strutting down the red carpet. To put her casual-cool looks together, she draws inspiration from celebs who are fashion goals! “I love Dua Lipa’s style — it’s very bold! It’s a great mix of athleisure and super girly. I also love Rihanna and, of course, Jennifer Lopez.” Our April CHICA star shared her must-have products below.
“It’s hard to find jeans that I don’t have to get altered. These come in petite, so they’re just my size and fit like a glove!” Topshop Authentic Raw Hem Jamie Jeans, $75, topshop.com
“If you love smelling sweet, this is your new go-to!” YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Spray in 5 oz., $145, yslbeauty.com
“These are super classic but also super versatile. They look good with everything!” Nike Air Force 1 ’07, $90, nike.com
“This looks amazing under makeup. Some days I can wear it alone.” Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 in 1.7 fl. oz., $32, supergoop.com
“The sleepy shower gel is a fave of mine. I love using it before bed.” Lush Sleepy Shower Gel in 8.4 fl. oz., $21.95. lushusa.com
“This creates insane texture and volume to your hair. [It’s] magic in a can!” Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $46, oribe.com
“This is a must-have, it looks great on every skin tone!” Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow, $18, fentybeauty.com
“This product keeps my skin youthful and radiant. Definitely a must-try!” Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate in 1.7 fl. oz., $73, kiehls.com
“I love the applicator. It make it so easy to use.” Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Light-Medium, $27, tarte.com