MEET GABY ESPINO

MEET
GABY ESPINO

VENEZUELAN ACTRESS, HOST AND BEAUTY INFLUENCER

VENEZUELAN ACTRESS, HOST AND BEAUTY INFLUENCER

" Anywhere I go, anywhere I am, I am Hispanic, I'm Latina
and I feel extremely proud and special. "

" Anywhere I go, anywhere I am, I
am Hispanic, I'm Latina and I feel extremely proud and special. "

Gaby Espino

about gaby

In addition to her career as a telenovela star and host, Gaby Espino can also add beauty expert to her résumé. She has created a stunning line of luscious lipsticks and vibrant nail polish colors to help Latinas (and all women) look and feel gorgeous.

Plus, she has a huge social media presence (18 million followers) where she posts video tutorials and blog posts that cover hair and skin care, fashion, wellness and all things beauty. We've asked Gaby to share some of her style pointers and also let us in on how she embraces her Latina roots. Read on!

about gaby

In addition to her career as a telenovela star and host, Gaby Espino can also add beauty expert to her résumé. She has created a stunning line of luscious lipsticks and vibrant nail polish colors to help Latinas (and all women) look and feel gorgeous.

Gaby Espino

Plus, she has a huge social media presence (18 million followers) where she posts video tutorials and blog posts that cover hair and skin care, fashion, wellness and all things beauty. We've asked Gaby to share some of her style pointers and also let us in on how she embraces her Latina roots. Read on!

get inspired by gaby

get inspired
by gaby

01/10

Who are the telenovela actresses who have inspired you most?

I have not only been inspired by multiple actresses, but also by TV hosts, public figures and their altruistic work. Great examples [are] Oprah Winfrey and Penelope Cruz. I feel that all of us who have the opportunity to reach an audience through all kinds of media outlets, [also] have a great responsibility and must take advantage of it by carrying a message that helps and positively impacts society.

02/10

How does it feel to be considered a top telenovela actress today?

I feel immensely grateful—this is thanks to the fans who have supported me and who have lived intensely with me all the work throughout my career. They are the motor, the glue and the reason I put my heart into every project.

03/10

What makes telenovelas so popular?

We all like stories. They can be inspirational, sad, funny or dramatic but we can feel identified and motivated. That's why novelas are a part of our lives.

04/10

What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?

Hispanic Heritage month means CELEBRATION! It means I get another day to celebrate living in the US and being Latina. It's about highlighting my roots, sharing them, enriching them, getting together and remembering where we come from. Anywhere I go, anywhere I am, I am Hispanic, I'm Latina and I feel extremely proud and special.

05/10

How do you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?

I celebrate by sharing our traditions with my kids. At school, they always celebrate. I dress them in traditional Venezuela and Cuban attires. At home, we cook traditional dishes and listen to music from our countries. It's so much fun!

06/10

How does it feel to be considered a top telenovela actress today?

Hispanics are the largest minority in the USA—we contribute to the growth of the country, not only economically but culturally. From our food, our music to our values and traditions,we all have a little Latino in us, even if we don't have any Hispanic heritage in our blood.

07/10

Why did you become an entrepreneur?

I have always wanted to develop my personal brand. When social media kicked off and I started building a relationship with my fans across the globe, I decided to write a blog dedicated to women, Mi Vida, Mi Estilo [My Life, My Style], which now lives on my website. I began to get to know these women—what they wanted, what they liked. I decided to pursue my dream and create my own brand by developing different products for women, giving birth to the #GabyEspinoLipsticks. I wanted to start with a product that somehow represented the power and femininity that all women have. What's more feminine and powerful than a lipstick?

08/10

What are your beauty tips for lustrous hair and glowing skin?

The most important thing is to have a healthy lifestyle. When you take care of yourself and your health, it shows. Another thing, which in my case is more of a blessing, is to be happy with what I do. Getting up every morning and being able to do what you love, reflects on you both inside and out. I am very careful with my skin. I am very strict with my creams and sunblock. There is not a day that I don't pamper my skin. I drink a lot of water, eat healthy and take care of my hair with weekly treatments.

09/10

What is your daily beauty regime?

My beauty regime is very basic. I use moisturizer and sunblock and I try to eat well—it's my way of life. If I'm preparing for a show, I try to be very strict on my diet. But if I am traveling or enjoying [time] with my friends, I treat myself. I believe in having a cheat day [once] a week to compensate.

10/10

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style combines comfort with fashion. In the telenovelas, they dress me up every day, according to the character I'm playing. So in real life I always look to feel comfortable. I practically wear no make up. I like a pair of jeans, sneakers and basic t-shirts. At the same time, I also love red carpets—dressing up in a great gown and applying trendsetting make-up makes me feel sexy and fashionable.

01/10

Who are the telenovela actresses who have inspired you most?

I have not only been inspired by multiple actresses, but also by TV hosts, public figures and their altruistic work. Great examples [are] Oprah Winfrey and Penelope Cruz. I feel that all of us who have the opportunity to reach an audience through all kinds of media outlets, [also] have a great responsibility and must take advantage of it by carrying a message that helps and positively impacts society.

02/10

How does it feel to be considered a top telenovela actress today?

I feel immensely grateful—this is thanks to the fans who have supported me and who have lived intensely with me all the work throughout my career. They are the motor, the glue and the reason I put my heart into every project.

03/10

What makes telenovelas so popular?

We all like stories. They can be inspirational, sad, funny or dramatic but we can feel identified and motivated. That's why novelas are a part of our lives.

04/10

What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?

Hispanic Heritage month means CELEBRATION! It means I get another day to celebrate living in the US and being Latina. It's about highlighting my roots, sharing them, enriching them, getting together and remembering where we come from. Anywhere I go, anywhere I am, I am Hispanic, I'm Latina and I feel extremely proud and special.

05/10

How do you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?

I celebrate by sharing our traditions with my kids. At school, they always celebrate. I dress them in traditional Venezuela and Cuban attires. At home, we cook traditional dishes and listen to music from our countries. It's so much fun!

06/10

Why should all Americans embrace and honor Hispanic culture?

Hispanics are the largest minority in the USA—we contribute to the growth of the country, not only economically but culturally. From our food, our music to our values and traditions, we all have a little Latino in us, even if we don't have any Hispanic heritage in our blood.

07/10

Why did you become an entrepreneur?

I have always wanted to develop my personal brand. When social media kicked off and I started building a relationship with my fans across the globe, I decided to write a blog dedicated to women, Mi Vida, Mi Estilo [My Life, My Style], which now lives on my website. I began to get to know these women—what they wanted, what they liked. I decided to pursue my dream and create my own brand by developing different products for women, giving birth to the #GabyEspinoLipsticks. I wanted to start with a product that somehow represented the power and femininity that all women have. What's more feminine and powerful than a lipstick?

08/10

What are your beauty tips for lustrous hair and glowing skin?

The most important thing is to have a healthy lifestyle. When you take care of yourself and your health, it shows. Another thing, which in my case is more of a blessing, is to be happy with what I do. Getting up every morning and being able to do what you love, reflects on you both inside and out. I am very careful with my skin. I am very strict with my creams and sunblock. There is not a day that I don't pamper my skin. I drink a lot of water, eat healthy and take care of my hair with weekly treatments.

09/10

Describe your daily beauty regime.

My beauty regime is very basic. I use moisturizer and sunblock and I try to eat well—it's my way of life. If I'm preparing for a show, I try to be very strict on my diet. But if I am traveling or enjoying time with my friends, I treat myself. I believe in having a cheat day once a week to compensate.

10/10

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style combines comfort with fashion. In the telenovelas, they dress me up every day, according to the character I'm playing. So in real life I always look to feel comfortable. I practically wear no make up. I like a pair of jeans, sneakers and basic t-shirts. At the same time, I also love red carpets—dressing up in a great gown and applying trendsetting make-up makes me feel sexy and fashionable.

meet gaby @ macy's

new york herald square Thursday, sept. 21 / 6:00 PM more info
miami westland Saturday, sept. 30 / 3:00 PM more info
chicago state street Wednesday, OCT. 04 / 5:30 PM more info
san jose valley fair Wednesday, OCT. 11 / 6:00 PM more info
houston memorial city Thursday, OCT. 12 / 6:30 PM more info
los angeles downey Saturday, OCT. 14 / 3:00 PM more info

meet
gaby @ macy's

new york
herald square
Thursday, sept. 21 / 6 PM
more info
miami
westland
Saturday, sept. 30 / 3 PM
more info
chicago
state street
Wednesday, OCT. 04 / 5:30 PM
more info
san jose
valley fair
Wednesday, OCT. 11 / 6 PM
more info
houston
memorial city
Thursday, OCT. 12 / 6:30 PM
more info
los angeles
downey
Saturday, OCT. 14 / 3 PM
more info