OK, maybe some of you knew this but I had no idea. Its showing up my newbie naivety.
This is the def of 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 Dickie pants, white tank tops, top buttoned plaid shirts, woven military style belts, and sometimes some gold name jewelry!
Or this from the urban dictionary: Cholas are hardcore latina gangbangers. They usually have thin, arched, angry-looking tattooed-on or penciled-on eyebrows, brown or dark red lip liner, ‘Monroe’, eyebrow and nose piercings, tats, Converse or Nikes, flannel shirts, lots of gold jewelery (with their name and crosses), crunchy gelled or moussed hair either down or gelled in a high perfect ponytail either straight back or gelled in a design, and they go out with cholos.
And here is a short vid about Chola make up by Kandee Johnson: