Makeup, Review

Review-Maybelline Cheek Heat Blush

Hi! Welcome back. Hope you’re doing good. Today I’m sharing a review of Maybelline’s Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush. It retails for around $7.99 and comes in six shades. // ¡Hola! Bienvenidos nuevamente. Espero que estén bien. Hoy estaré compartiendo una reseña del rubor Cheek Heat Gel-Cream de Maybelline. Cuesta alrededor de $7.99 y hay seis tonos.

According to Maybelline’s website, this product is a “water-based gel cream infused with colorful pigments that create a buildable, natural looking blush”. // Según la página web de Maybelline, este producto es una “crema de gel a base de agua infundida con pigmentos coloridos que crean un rubor de aspecto natural edificable”.

I like this product because is an easy to blend formula with sheer but buildable coverage (as it claims). I think is perfect for beginners just for that reason. Best application method is with the fingers. If I want a bit more color, I just apply some powder blush on top. // Me gusta este producto porque es una fórmula fácil de difuminar con una cobertura clara pero edificable. Pienso que es perfecto para principiantes por esa razón. El mejor método de aplicación es con los dedos. Si quiero un poco más de color, simplemente aplico encima un poco de rubor en polvo.

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Shopping My Makeup Collection #1

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Welcome back to the blog. During this time of social distancing, I haven’t left the house in 6 weeks. I haven’t been working either, so I’ve been using the makeup I already own instead of buying more.

Tried for the first time:

  • Covergirl Lid Lock Up Eyeshadow Primer

Trying to use up:

  • Wet ‘n Wild Water Drop Primer in Cucumber
  • L’oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer
  • Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Setting Powder
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara
  • Maybelline Lasting Drama Matte Eyeliner

All time favorites:

  • L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
  • Milani Silky Matte Bronzer
  • Maybelline Fit Me! Blush
  • Covergirl TruBlend Super Stunner Highlighter
  • L’oreal Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain

Still trying out:

  • L’oreal Micro Ink Pen by Brow Stylist
  • Maybelline Cheek Heat Blush
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Ipsy Glam Bag-January 2019

Hi guys! Welcome back to another very late Ipsy Glam Bag review, this time for the month of January. Ipsy is a $10 monthly subscription of 5 beauty samples (makeup, hair & skin care) inside a cute makeup bag. January’s bag was a striped white & baby blue fabric with bright pink zipper detailing. Now let me tell you what products I got for this month and what I think of them.

*FYI my February bag arrived yesterday, so go to my YouTube channel to see what I got.*

The first product was the Skin Balancing Mask from Goldfaden MD. It’s a clear, gel-like mask that leaves the face feeling soft. But I’ve only used it once because of the weird scent it has. To me, it stinks quite strongly even though it doesn’t linger after removing it.

Next, there was a flat foundation brush from Billion Dollars Brows. This brush is soft and quite nice. As most flat brushes do, it leaves bristle marks on my face. So I’m thinking of using it for mask application instead.

To go with the flat brush, I got the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 in the shade medium sand. I’m still not sure whether I like it or not. It sits kind of weird on my skin, it has clumped around my nostrils and broke down as the day goes on. Maybe it had something to do with the products under the foundation, haven’t figured that out. So I’m going to say it’s a miss but I’m willing to keep trying it out.

Another month, another blush…This time I got the Alternative Rock Vol. 2 Blush/Shadow from TheBalm Cosmetics in the shade Bare Minium. The colors is kind of pink, as every blush I’ve received from Ipsy lately. But it has a nice sheen, it’s extremely pigmented (a little goes a long way) and it stays on all day long.

The last product is a lipgloss from the brand Fluide in the shade Elsewhere. It’s basically a transparent gloss with a blue hue. It has a nice consistency, it’s not sticky and the durability is like any other gloss.

Well, that’s everything I got in January’s Ipsy Glam Bag and I’m excited for February’s bag (it’s finally here!).

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Ipsy Glam Bag Review-November 2018

Welcome back!  Today I’ll be reviewing November’s Ipsy Bag.  Ipsy is a $10/month subscription that consists of 5 beauty sample products (makeup, hair & skin care).  Which cater to your needs and likes according to a quiz you fill out when subscribing.  Every month the makeup bag changes, November’s bag was made from a plastic material in a dark purple with small black hearts and gold zipper.  Now, let’s talk about the products.

We have once again 2 sheet masks, this time from timeless beauty bar.  As I’ve said before, I didn’t notice any change in my face after using them.  Smell is alright, and they have a lot of serum, so you’re left with an extremely wet face that feels sticky after drying.

Next, a Brow Wand (eyebrow pencil) from the brand Skone in the shade chocolate. I must say I’m impressed by this product.  I’ve been using it for the past 2 to 3 weeks and it’s good.  The formula is just right, it glides enough so it won’t pluck my brows but is not so creamy that it fades easily.  Great color match and duration.  Eyebrows look quite natural.

The Lottie London blush crush in zac (a magenta-like shade) is a great product. It’s incredibly pigmented, with just a tap it covers both cheeks.  And it doesn’t fade during the day, I apply it early in the morning and remove it at the end of my day at night.

Got a foiled eyeshadow from the Balm in the shade Cahoots (silver color).  Has great  pigmentation, when wet it looks even prettier.  Doesn’t fade and it applies smoothly with either a brush or your fingers.

Lastly, we have a mini Smudge Me Not liquid lipstick from Sugar in the shade 28 Trusty Rusty.  It’s a very Christmas-y color.  It goes smoothly on the lips, very thin formula so it doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing lipstick.

Loved this bag, almost every product was amazingly good for me.  Exceeded my expectations and I just hope it keeps getting better.

What did you get in your Ipsy bag?

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Sleek Makeup “Bring On The Night” Holiday Set-Review

Hi guys!  Welcome back.  Today I have yet another review, but this time is for a holiday set.  I’ve seen Sleek Makeup products online but never imagined I would see it in my local Walgreens.  Yes, you read that right…At Walgreens!  You can imagine the dumb face I had when I saw various holiday sets at affordable prices from this brand.  Because I’m not a millionaire (sadly), I grabbed one that would give me a general idea of the brands’ performance.  For $25 I got the holiday set “Bring On The Night” which includes an eyeshadow palette, a blush trio and a highlighter palette.

Here are two looks I created using Sleek Makeup’s gift set. For more looks, go to my Instagram

Let’s start with the eyeshadow palette, as it was my least favorite.  I’m not saying it was bad, just a little hard to work with.  It’s a dry formula (not smooth/creamy), so I encounter some issues when trying to blend the shadows.  The color selection is full of cool tones/smokey shades with little matte (transition) colors.  Even the darker shades had some type of shimmer in them.  As for pigmentation, it was average because there’s a lot of building the colors and the shimmery shades needed to be applied with the fingers for a better color payoff.

Now, the blush trio is another story.  Colors are intense, soft, blendable and very pigmented (a little goes a long way).  The shades are not my typical choice, but I enjoy using them from time to time.

Finally, the highlight palette included 3 powders and 1 creamy formula.  The powders give an intense, kind of icy glow to the skin and tend to emphasize large pores/texture.  But the cream one gives you a less intense but more natural glow.

Overall, I think the holiday set is worth it.  Sure, the eyeshadow palette is a little hard to work with, but I love the smokiness.  Also, it got me interested in trying more products from Sleek Makeup.

What holiday set have you tried?

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Ipsy Glam Bag-Septiembre 2018

Hola y bienvenidos a otra reseña de Ipsy.  Es una suscripción mensual de $10 que incluye 5 productos tamaño muestra (maquillaje, cuidado de piel y cabello) en una bolsita para maquillaje.  Cada mes tiene un tema diferente, para el mes de Septiembre el tema era “La pregunta no es quién me lo va a permitir, si no quién me va a detener”.  La bolsa para maquillaje está hecha de una tela negra con detalles metálicos.

El primer producto fue un tubo de mascarilla para el cabello por la marca Jo Hansford.  Dice que está hecha para el cabello tratado con tinte, tiene una fórmula anti descoloración que nutrirá, mejorará y acondicionará cabello seco, dañado o sobre procesado.  Hablemos primero del tamaño empaque versus la cantidad de producto porque es algo que me molesta.  El tubo es relativamente grande para 1.01 fl oz de producto.  Ya que cuando lo miras contra la luz, puedes notar que el producto no llega ni a mitad de tubo.  Por lo que no entiendo la necesidad de utilizar un empaque tan grande para la pequeña cantidad de producto.  Bueno, ahora hablemos del desempeño de la mascarilla.  La misma no ha sido impresionante, pero eso puede deberse a que se necesite más tiempo para notar si hay alguna diferencia.  Lo único que puedo decirles es que cada vez que la utilizo mi cabello se siente suave y tiene menos nudos.

El próximo producto es el Photo Finish Primerizer de Smashbox.  Me ha gustado bastante este producto porque mantiene mi maquillaje en su sitio.  En términos de desempeño, en mi caso, puedo compararlo con el All Star Primer de Colourpop.  Pero la consistencia no es la misma, ya que el cebador (primer) de Smashbox es más líquido que el de Colourpop.

También obtuve el Exfoliador “Microdermabrasion Age Defying” de Dr. Brandt.  Dice que es apto para todo tipo de piel, entiendo que es cierto ya que no considero que sea demasiado fuerte con la piel.  Lo he utilizado varias veces y puedo decirle que deja mi piel suave pero que no he aún notado cambios en mi piel.

El siguiente producto, es un mini Lip Glaze de la marca tréStique en el tono English Rose el cual me gusta mucho.  Este producto es un lindo tono de rojo con un acabado luminoso cuya duración es promedio como la de un lápiz labial.

El último producto incluido en mi bolsa de Septiembre fue el Around-The-World light infusion poder de Nomad Cosmetics.  Es un tono entre rosado y color durazno (melocotón) llamado Positano Sunrise.  Lo he utilizado de tres manera diferentes: como sombra para ojos, como rubor (solo o acompañado), y como highlighter.  Me encanta como luce cuando lo utilizo como sombra para ojos y como highlighter.  En el caso de rubor o sobre otro rubor, no es mi favorito porque no me encantan los rubores en tonos rosados o muy brillosos.

¿Cuál ha sido tu producto favorito hasta ahora

PS. La bolsa de octubre llegó ayer, esperen la reseña en las próximas semanas.

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Ipsy Glam Bag-September 2018

For spanish version, click here.

Hello and welcome to another late Ipsy review.  Ipsy is a $10 monthly subscription that comes with 5 sample size products (makeup, skin & hair care) in a makeup bag.  Each month has a different theme, for September’s bag the them was “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me”.  And the makeup bag is made of a black fabric with metallic detailing.

The first product was a tube of hair mask by the brand Jo Hansford.  It says is made for color treated hair with an anti-fade formula that will nourish, enhance and condition dry, damaged or over processed hair.  Let’s talk about the packaging size and amount of product ratio because it really bothers me.  You have this bulky tube that says is 1.01fl oz of product.  But when you look at the tube against the light you can see that is not even halfway full.  So why do we need this size of a tube for such a small quantity of product.  Now, the product’s performance is not bad.  I’ve used it a few times, after each use my hair feels softer and with less knots.  But it’s too early to notice any change on the hair appearance.

The next product was the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer.  I’ve been really liking this primer, it keeps my makeup in place for quite some time.  In terms of performance, I think it compares with my Colourpop All Star Primer.  But the consistency of the Smashbox primer is more liquid-like than the Colourpop primer.

Also got the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator.  It says its suitable for all skin types, I don’t consider it to be harsh on the skin.  Have used it a few times, it leaves my skin feeling soft but I haven’t seen any changes on my skin.

Next, I got a mini Lip Glaze from tréStique in English Rose.  I really like this lip product, it’s a pretty red shade with a nice sheen.  I would say that its duration is average, like a lipstick.

Last but not least, the September’s bag included the Around-The-World light infusion powder from Nomad Cosmetics.  The shade is a peachy-pink named Positano Sunrise.  I’ve used it 3 ways:  as a highlighter, a blush/blush topper, and as eyeshadow.  I like how it looks when applied as eyeshadow and love it as highlighter.  But as a blush or blush toppers, is not my favorite because I don’t like pink blushes nor my cheeks to shine that much.

What’s been your favorite product so far?

PS. October’s bag came in the mail yesterday, review will be up in the next few weeks.

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Primera impresión de Ipsy

Ipsy es una suscripción de $10/mes con envío gratis dentro de los EE. UU. Incluye cinco productos de belleza que se supone que coinciden con el cuestionario de belleza que tomas al registrarte. La primera bolsa se facturará tan pronto como te registres y brindes información de pago, si no estás en la lista de espera. En los próximos meses, se te facturará el primer día de cada mes (si eliges el plan mensual). En cuanto a las suscripciones anuales, te cobran el primer día de la suscripción de 12 meses. Para la suscripción anual, pagas $110 y recibes una bolsa gratis. Se supone que la bolsa debe llegar aproximadamente dos semanas después de la facturación. Ambas suscripciones se renuevan automáticamente y pueden cancelarse en cualquier momento. El envío para Canadá es de $4.95 y los impuestos son aplicados a Nueva York, California, Carolina del Norte y Texas.

Me inscribí para la suscripción mensual el 21 de mayo, me pusieron en la lista de espera, pero unas horas más tarde me sacaron de la lista de espera y me estaban cobrando la primera bolsa. El 11 de junio recibí un correo electrónico indicando que mi paquete había sido enviado y lo recibí por correo el 16 de junio. Cuando abrí el paquete, lo primero que vi fue la bolsa amarilla de 3 tonos y las dos máscaras faciales.

Estas mascarillas faciales de papel son de la marca the SAEM. Probé la acai berry y descubrí que tiene un fuerte olor. Se sentía refrescante en mi piel con una pequeña sensación de irritación/quemazón en el área de mi bigote. Cuando me quité la mascarilla, mi cara se sintió un poco caliente, pegajosa, y todavía podía percibir el aroma por un tiempo.

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Acai berry es para reafirmar; la mascarilla de manzana suaviza y aclara.

Dentro de la bolsa encontré un rubor de cosméticos OFRA, una sombra de ojos de beauté basics, una brocha de maquillaje Luxie y un delineador de ojos Jontéblu.

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Falta la brocha porque la usé y olvidé volver a ponerlo para tomar la foto 🙂

Vamos a hablar sobre el rubor primero. Según el sitio web de Ipsy, el rubor tiene un costo de $12. Es una fórmula de polvo prensado que puede usarse no solo como rubor sino también como sombra de ojos y para los labios. Esta es la primera vez que pruebo un producto de cosméticos OFRA y debo decir que estoy impresionada. Este rubor es sumamente suave y con alta pigmentación que me da un poco de miedo usarlo. Es un color rosa brillante que con solo un pequeño toque tienes suficiente producto para aplicarlo en ambas mejillas y dura todo el día.

Este próximo producto es de una marca que nunca había escuchado antes: beauté basics. La sombra de ojos incluida en la bolsa es una fórmula “foiled” en el color Satin Taupe. No pude encontrar esta sombra en su sitio web, pero había otros dos tonos en la misma fórmula. Aparentemente, tienen un costo de $14.99, pero este color no se puede comprar en el sitio web de Ipsy ni en el sitio web de beauté cosmetics. A pesar de esto, debo decir que es un tono metálico pigmentado que se puede usar seco (foto del medio) o húmedo (foto a la derecha).

La brocha de Luxie Beauty es un sombreador (shader) pequeño ideal para empaquetar el producto y funciona con la sombra de ojos incluida en la bolsa. Es una brocha suave y un tanto esponjosa que no soltado ninguna cerda. Tiene un costo de $12 (sitio web de Ipsy), que me parece un poco caro para una brocha pequeña de ojos.

Por último, el delineador de ojos Jontéblu en negro. Tiene un costo de $7 (sitio web de Ipsy) y es una fórmula negra mate que no se transfiere ni escama. No se movió de mis párpados, duró durante las 8-9 horas que tuve maquillaje puesto.

Disfruté de mi primera bolsa Ipsy, aunque normalmente no uso rubor rosado ni uso de delineadores líquidos. Sin embargo, los productos son buenos (no estoy segura de las mascarrillas para la cara) y estoy ansiosa por ver qué viene en la bolsa de julio 🙂

¿Estás suscrito a Ipsy? ¿Qué recibiste este mes? ¿Te gustó? Si no estás suscrito y estás pensando en ello, espero que esta publicación te ayude a decidir 😉

Hablamos más tarde, recuerda comentar qué te gustaría que revisara para la próxima.

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Ipsy First Impression

Para leer en Español, hacer click Primera impresión de Ipsy

Ipsy is a $10/month subscription with free shipping within the US.  It includes five beauty products that are supposed to match the beauty quiz you take when signing up.  The first bag is billed as soon as you sign up and provide payment information, if you’re not in the waitlist.  The next months, you will be billed on the first of each month (if you choose the monthly plan).  As for the annual subscriptions, they bill you on the first day of the 12-month subscription.  For the annual subscription, you pay $110 and receive a free bag.  The bag is supposed to arrive approximately two weeks after billing.  Both subscriptions renew automatically and can be cancel anytime.  Shipping for Canada is $4.95 and taxes are applied to New York, California, North Carolina, and Texas.

I signed up for the monthly subscription on May 21, was put on waitlist but a few hours later I was taken out of the waitlist and was being billed for my first bag.  On June 11 I an email indicating that my bag had been shipped and received the bag in the mail on June 16.  When I opened the package, the first things I saw were the 3-tone bag and two sheet masks.

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These face masks are from the brand the SAEM. I tried the acai berry one and found that it has a strong scent.  The mask felt cooling on my skin with a little irritating/burning sensation on my moustache area.  When I took the face mask off, my face felt a bit hot, it was sticky, and I could still smell the scent for a while.

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Acai berry is for firming; apple is smoothing and brightening.

Inside the bag I found an OFRA cosmetics blush, a beauté basics eyeshadow, a Luxie makeup brush and a Jontéblu eyeliner.

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Brush is missing because I used it and forgot to put it back to take the photo 🙂

Let’s talk about the blush first.  According to the Ipsy website, the blush retails for $12.  It is a pressed powder formula that can be used not only as a blush but also as an eyeshadow and on the lips.  This is the first time I try an OFRA cosmetics product and I have to say that I’m impress.  This blush is so soft and pigmented that I’m kind of scare to use it.  It’s a bright pink color that needs just a little tap for both cheeks and it lasts all day long.

This next product is from a brand I’ve never heard before: beauté basics.  The eyeshadow included in the bag is a foiled formula in the shade Satin Taupe.  I wasn’t able to find this shade on their website but there were two other shades in the same formula.  So apparently, they retail for $14.99 but this shade cannot be bought on the Ipsy website neither on the beauté cosmetics website.  But I must say that it is a pigmented metallic shade that can be used dry (middle photo) or wet (photo on the right).

The Luxie Beauty Small Shader brush is nice for packing up the product on the lid and works with the foiled eyeshadow included in the bag.  It’s a soft, somewhat fluffy brush that hasn’t shed.  It retails for $12 (Ipsy website), which I find kind of expensive for a small eye brush.

Lastly, the Jontéblu felt tip eyeliner in black.  It retails for $7 (Ipsy website) and it’s a matte-black formula that doesn’t smudge, transfer or flake.  It didn’t move from my eyelids, it lasted through the 8-9 hours I had my makeup on.

I enjoyed my first Ipsy bag, even though I don’t usually wear pink blush nor use liquid liners.  Nevertheless, the products were good (not sure about the face sheet masks) and I’m anxious to see what’s next in the July bag 🙂

Are you subscribe to Ipsy?  What did you receive this month?  Did you like it?  If you’re not subscribe and you were thinking about it, I hope this post helps you decide 😉

Talk later, remember to comment what would you like me to review next.