Makeup, Review

Speed Reviews // Reseñas rápidas

Welcome to the blog! Hope your day is good so far. Today I’m going to share quick reviews of four makeup products. Let’s start with some primers. // ¡Bienvenidos al blog! Espero que hasta ahora su día vaya bien. Hoy estaré compartiendo unas reseñas rápidas de cuatro productos de maquillaje. Comencemos con “primers”.

Both primers are from Covergirl, TruBlend Base Business Skin Primer in Mattifying and the Lid Lock Up Eyeshadow Primer. The skin primer has a lightweight, non-greasy formula. But I didn’t noticed a difference in the longevity of my foundation or in my skin’s oiliness. As for the eyeshadow primer, it helps my eyeshadow to stay in place and blend better. Also has little coverage. // Ambos “primers” son de Covergirl, para la piel TruBlend Base Business en Matificante y para los ojos el Lid Lock Up. El “primer” para la piel tiene una fórmula ligera y no grasosa. Pero no noté diferencia alguna en el control de mi piel grasa y la longevidad de mi base. En cuanto el “primer” para ojos, ayudó a que mis sombras permanecieran en su lugar y se difuminaran mejor. También tiene un poco de cobertura.

Now, the L’oreal Micro Ink Pen by Brow Stylist has surprised me. It’s available in five shades. The first time I used it, was a bad day for my brows. This product’s pigmentation depends on the pressure applied while using it. For a seamless blend, you have to work in sections and blend as you go. It stays on all day long. // Ahora, el Micro Ink Pen por Brow Stylist de L’oreal me sorprendió. Está disponible en cinco tonos. La primera vez que lo utilicé, fue un mal día para mis cejas. La pigmentación de este producto depende de la presión que se le aplique al utilizarlo. Para que se difumine perfectamente, hay que trabajar en secciones y difuminar constantemente. Permanece en su lugar todo el día.

Lastly, the Wonder’full 24HR Brow Mascara by Rimmel is available on three shades. It has a lightweight formula that stays on but the pigmentation isn’t enough to wear it alone. At least for me with my sparse brows. // Por último, el Wonder’full 24HR Brow Mascara por Rimmel está disponible en tres tonos. Tiene una fórmula ligera que permanece en su lugar pero la pigmentación no es suficiente para utilizarlo solo. Por lo menos para con mis escasas cejas.

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Shopping My Makeup Collection #1

Hi guys! Stay safe and don’t forget to follow me on social media:

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
Makeup, Review

Mascara Recap-Will I Repurchase?

Hi guys! Welcome back, hope you’re having a great day. Don’t forget to follow me on social media:

The topic for today: mascara. I’ve tried them, they’re gone, now we need to talk about them. Were they good? Will I repurchase? Which one did I like more? If you want to Know the answers to these questions, just keep reading.

The first is the Colourpop BFF Mascara. I got it when it first came out and got 3 colors (black, blue and purple). They were my go-to mascaras because the pigmentation was amazing. It didn’t smudge or transfer. But when the formula became dryer, it started to flake and smudge during the day. Haven’t repurchase because I always have many mascaras on rotation and many more waiting to try.

Next, L’oreal Lash Paradise. It’s pigmented, gives good length & volume, and doesn’t smudge or transfer. But gets clumpy with too many coats. Both formulas, waterproof and non-waterproof, perform the same. The only difference is the taking process. The waterproof formula is harder to take off, which is why I prefer the non-waterproof one. Have repurchased many times (have like 2 backups).

Covergirl Lash Blast Active is pigmented and gives lashes a more natural and separated look. Can be built-up without getting clumpy and it doesn’t tend to smudge or transfer. Good for everyday, minimal makeup look. Haven’t repurchased it and I’m not sure if I will.

I have tried 2 Rimmel mascaras: Scandaleyes Retro Glam and Scandaleyes Wow Wings. Both are extremely black and give lot of volume. The formula is super wet, which means it takes quite some time to dry. Haven’t repurchase because I’m not fan of wet formulas.

Lastly, Maybelline Snapscara (non-waterproof) is a pigmented, clump-free, volume giver mascara. It has a not-to-dry, not-to-wet formula. Haven’t repurchase yet but will when I finish a few mascaras.

Overall, my favorite mascaras are:

  • L’oreal Lash Paradise (non-waterproof)
  • Maybelline Snapscara (non-waterproof)
  • Colourpop BFF Mascara

Some mascara reviews that are coming soon:

Makeup, Review

Resumen de rímel-¿Compraría de nuevo?

El tema para hoy es rímel. Los he probado, ya no están, ahora necesitamos hablar sobre ellos. ¿Son buenos? ¿Los compraría de nuevo? ¿Cuál me gustó más? Si quieren saber las respuestas a estas preguntas, solo sigan leyendo.

El primero es Colourpop BFF Mascara. Compré este rímel la primera vez que salió en 3 colores (negro, azul, y violeta). Era el rímel que utilizaba todo el tiempo porque la pigmentación era increíble. No se transfiere ni mancha. Pero cuando la fórmula comenzó a secarse, se deshacía durante el día. No lo he vuelto a comprar porque siempre tengo varios rímeles en rotación y otros más para probar.

El próximo es L’oreal Lash Paradise. Tiene buena pigmentación, da un buen volumen y alarga las pestañas, y no se transfiere ni mancha. Pero se puede crear grumos si se aplican demasiadas capas. Ambas fórmulas, regular y a prueba de agua, actúan de la misma manera. La única diferencia es en el proceso de remoción. La fórmula a prueba de agua es más difícil de remover, por lo que prefiere la otra fórmula. Lo he comprado varias veces (tengo como 2 de repuesta).

Covergirl Lash Blast Active tiene buena pigmentación, separa las pestañas y da un look más natural. Se pueden aplicar varias capas sin que forme grumos y no tiende a transferirse ni manchar. Es un buen rímel para uso diario o en looks de poco maquillaje. No lo he comprado y no estoy segura si lo haré.

He probado 2 de Rimmel: Scandaleyes Retro Glam y Scandaleyes Wow Wings. Ambos son extremadamente negeos y dan mucho volumen a las pestañas. La fórmula es súper húmeda, lo que implica mayor tiempo de secado. No he vuelto ha comprar porque no soy amante de las fórmulas húmedas.

Por último, Maybelline Snapscara es un rímel con buena pigmentación, libre de grumos que da buen volumen. Tiene una fórmula no muy húmeda, no muy seca. No he vuelto a comprar pero lo haré cuando termine algunos de los que tengo en rotación.

En resumen, mis rímeles favoritos son:

  • L’oreal Lash Paradise
  • Maybelline Snapscara
  • Colourpop BFF Mascara

Algunas reseñas que vienen pronto:

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Current Makeup Favorites-January 2020

Hi guys! Hope the holidays treated you well. I’m not going to tell excuses of why I was gone. I just needed some time to think and to find the motivation to continue writing. Now that I’m back, let’s talk about some makeup and don’t forget to follow me on all social media.

Let’s start this 2020 with my current makeup favorites (as the title says). These are products that I discovered or rediscovered in 2019. For most of the makeup categories, I have two or more products. The foundations I’ve been using lately are L’oreal Infallible Fresh Wear and Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made. The L’oreal foundation has a more “natural” finish, but the Covergirl is more matte. Both work quite nice with my oily skin and Puerto Rico’s tropical weather.

Rediscovered my love for Maybelline Fit Me concealer, for days where I don’t want too much makeup as it’s a lightweight formula. But when I need to cover my dark circles, I use the TruBlend Undercover concealer from Covergirl. It’s a somewhat thicker formula and you only need a tiny amount. To set my face, I’ve gone back to my trusty Stay Matte powder from Rimmel. I put all my bronzers in a drawer for the late half of 2019, because I discovered the Milani Silky Matte bronzer. The last face category is highlight and for this I have a few, three to be exact. An IBY BEAUTY Radiant Glow highlighter sample in 24k magic (received in a Ipsy bag), the megaglo highlighting bar from Wet ‘n Wild in 684 Earth, and Covergirl TruBlend Super Stunner Hyper-Glow in Pearl Crush.

For my brows, I’ve been using the Ultrafine Brow Pencil from Covergirl. Basically, every eyeshadow palette I’ve used in the past months are from Colourpop. My mascara combo is formed by Maybelline Snapscara and Covergirl Exhibitionist, they make my lashes look amazing. Don’t get me wrong, each mascara works wonders individually but since the Snapscara has dried a but, I find its better when used with another mascara. Still loving the lip liners from Jordana, they’re so soft and pigmented. Fallen in love with two lip products from NYX, the Butter Gloss which I’m starting to think that has been discontinued because I can’t seem to find it anywhere. The other one is the Lingerie Push-Up long-lasting lipstick, which is a pigmented matte formula. Lastly for lips, the L’oreal Rouge Signature liquid lipstick has a lightweight-matte formula with incredible pigmentation.

Those are the current products I’m using, let’s hope for a year full of more amazing products. Any recommendations? Let me know in the comment section 😉

Clothing, Haul, Makeup

Haul (Clothes & Makeup)-Walmart, JCPenney, Old Navy

Hi guys! Today I’m going to share with you everything I’ve bought the past days. It includes makeup and clothing items, not that I needed more of either. On my first trip to Walmart, I got the Wet ‘n Wild photofocus pressed powder (natural beige) and another coloricon eyeshadow palette in Cosmic Collision. The Hard Candy Sheer Envy Mattifying Primer and the Glamoflauge full coverage foundation (warm beige), Emily Noel (YouTube) talked about the foundation. I got a lighter shade of my long-time favorite L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation (103 neutral buff). Two Rimmel Magnif’eyes eyeshadow palettes in the editions Spice and Electric Violet. Lastly, I grab the equate beauty Classic Blender sponge with Vitamin E.

On my next trip to Walmart, all Covergirl products were 50% off (only in Puerto Rico). So I took advantage and stock up on favorite products. My go-to foundation for work is the TruBlend Matte Made in L30 golden ivory. Then I got the Clean Matte pressed powder (525 buff beige) and the Flourish by Lash Blast mascara in black brown (I’m kicking myself for not checking the color). Then I got some products for my mother, the Clean invisible concealer (115 fair) and The Super Sizer Fibers mascara (800 very black).

That’s all the makeup for this haul, as I’m writing this I made a Colourpop order (someone take away my card).

Now, let’s talk about all the unnecessary clothes I bought. First I went to JCPenney, but let me say that everything was from the clearance section, so it wasn’t that bad (that’s what I keep telling myself everytime I see the receipt). Anyway, the four items I bought are the following:

As for Old Navy, nothing was on clearance but they weren’t full price either. Here’s what I got:

Well, that’s everything for today. Now I’m supposed to stop buying stuff and actually use what I have. So, I expect to have lots of reviews here and on my YouTube channel (spanish).

Let’s keep connected!

Makeup, Non-beauty

¿Compraría de nuevo?

¡Hola! Hablemos de esos productos que utilizamos completamente, nos gusten o no. Los míos incluyen maquillaje, productos para la piel y materiales de bisutería. Les diré lo que me gusta y lo que no, además si los he comprado nuevamente o no. Aquí vamos.

Comenzando con los productos para la piel, el primero es humectante. Utilicé el humectante Hydra Genius para piel grasa de L’oreal. Me gustó este producto porque ayuda con la hidratación de la piel pero no se siente pesado ni grasoso. La fórmula es en gel, la cual prefiero para mi piel grasa, ya que se absorbe rápidamente dejando mi cara sintiéndose fresca.

Otro producto es la crema que utilizo para quitarme el maquillaje antes de lavarme la cara. Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser, lo aplico con mis manos y lo remuevo con un algodón. Luego utilizo un jabón para remover el maquillaje que queda y la sensación grasosa que deja. Llevo varios años usándolo porque remueve prácticamente todo.

Ahora, tengo la categoría con la mayor cantidad de productos: MAQUILLAJE. Un producto que compro una y otra vez, es la base Infallible Pro-Matte de L’oreal. Con eso deben saber lo mucho que me gusta, pero si quieren saber por qué, sólo presionen aquí para leer la entrada que escribí hace algunos meses. Tengo dos correctores (concealer) de los que quiero hablarles, ambos son económicos y con gran cobertura. El primero es Colourpop No Filter Concealer, pueden leer mi opinión presionando aquí. El otro es Clean Matte Concealer de Covergirl, tiene menos cobertura que el de Colourpop pero es bueno. He comprado varias veces el corrector de Colourpop, aunque no el de Covergirl.

Tengo dos productos de Maybelline, un rubor de la línea Fit Me! en el color Buff y el polvo suelto Master Fix Loose Setting Powder en translúcido. Estos productos han sido mis favoritos por varios meses. El rubor es un color crema-rosado que me parece perfecto para principiantes porque no aplica mucho color de una vez y combina con todo.

Otro polvo suelto que me gusta es el Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock en translúcido. Al igual que el polvo de Maybelline, se ve bien sobre el maquillaje. El último producto de maquillaje es el Brow Stylist Plumper Mascara de L’oreal. No recuerdo cuándo comencé a utilizar este producto, pero llevo varios años usándolo y me encanta.

Ahora, mi hilo y “seed beads” (cuentas 11/0 y 15/0) favoritos son de Artbeads. Como siempre, trato de comprar estos materiales cuando hay alguna venta o necesito colores nuevos.

Esos son todos los productos que me han gustado lo suficiente comp ara volverlos a comprar. ¿Cuáles son los tuyos?

¡Mantengámonos en contacto!

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Repurchase or Not??

Hi guys! Let’s talk about those products we use up, whether we like them or not. Mine include makeup, skin related and beading materials. I’ll tell you what I like of them, what I don’t and if I had purchased them again or not. Let’s begin.

Starting with skin related products, the first one is my moisturizer. I used up the L’oreal Hydra Genius Moisturizer for oily skin, I enjoyed this product because it help with hydration but wasn’t oily/greasy feeling. It’s a gel formula, which I prefer for my oily skin, that absorbs quickly and leaves my face feeling fresh. I didn’t repurchase this product because I noticed some dry skin on my face, so I decided to try another moisturizer.

Another product was the cleanser I use to take off my makeup before washing my face. The Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser (with the green cap), I massage it all over my face and take it off with a cotton round. After that I go in with a cleanser to finish taking off the makeup and the greasy feeling the Pond’s cleanser leaves. Always repurchase this one, I love how easy it takes the makeup off even when I have to wash my face afterwards.

Next, we have the category with more products: MAKEUP. A product I buy over and over again is the Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation from L’oreal. That must say how much I love it, but if you want to know more about it just click here to read the post I wrote. I have two concealers to talk about, both affordable and with great coverage. The first one is the Colourpop No Filter Concealer for which you can read what I think of it by clicking here. The other one is the Clean Matte Concealer from Covergirl, it has a little less coverage than the Colourpop one but is good. I’ve repurchased the Colourpop concealer a few times already, but not the Covegirl one.

I have two products from Maybelline, Fit Me! Blush in Buff and Master Fix Loose Setting Powder in Translucent. These products have been favorites for quite some time now, and they never dissapoint. The blush is a pinky-nude that needs to be build up and goes with every look you want to rock. The loose powder sets my makeup nicely without making me look cakey.

Another loose setting powder I enjoyed using was the L’oreal Infallibe Pro-Sweep & Lock in translucent. Same as the Maybelline one, it sets the makeup nicely. The last makeup product is also from L’oreal, but this time is the Brow Stylist Plumper Mascara. I don’t even remember when I started using this product, all I know is that I love setting my brows in place with this after filling them up.

Now, my favorite beading thread and seed beads (size 11/0 & 15/0) are from Artbeads. As always, I try to buy when there’s a sale to stock up on materials I’m need or new colors.

Those are all the products that I’ve loved enough to keep buying them. Let me know about yours.

Let’s keep in touch!

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2018 Favorites-Makeup & Non-Makeup

Hi guys!  Welcome to the last blog post of the year (“Whaaat?”-minion voice).  It’s been a great year: I started this blog, obtained my Masters degree, and got a job at a retail store.  I don’t do New Year’s resolutions but feel free to share yours in the comment section. Now let’s talk about makeup and non-makeup favorites.

First, I discovered a face moisturizer that hydrates my skin without making me look like a grease ball and that will be Hydra Genius Daily Moisturizer for oily skin from L’oreal.  For taking my makeup off, I use a Micellar Foaming Cleanser for combination to oily skin, from Garnier Skin Active.  It takes all my makeup off, including waterproof mascara, without leaving my face feeling super dry.  As for my hair, I’ve been loving Herbal Essences Curl Defining mousse (strong hold) and discovered the amazingness of Aussie Kids Detangler in Bloomin’ Apple.  Smells good and incredibly helps with my knotty-curly hair.  Lastly for non-makeup products, I absolutely love ULTA Beauty’s Shadow Switching Pan for using the same eyeshadow brush repeatedly with different colors.

Now, I have a lot of favorites products in the makeup section (majority are drugstore/affordable).  Many of them, I’ve talked before so I’ll link the blog post.  For base products, the most I’ve been using are L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation in 104 Golden Beige (blog post), Covergirl Clean Matte bb cream in 520 Light (blog post), Colourpop’s No Filter Concealer in Light 16, Colourpop’s No Filter sheer pressed powder in Light (blog post), and Maybelline Master Fix loose powder in Translucent.  For bronzer I have two: Bettina Sun Splash Bronzing Powder in Light to Medium, and Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Deep Bronzer (blog post).  For blush I have: Maybelline Fit Me in 10 Buff, Lottie London Blush Crush in zac, and Morphe Blush in Spirit.  These two last blushes I got in my Ipsy bag.  Last face product is highlighter, Smashbox X Casey Holmes Spotlight Palette in Gold and Pearl, Wet ‘n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in 319B Blossom Glow (blog post), and Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette in 032 Solstice (blog post).

For the eyebrows I used mostly the NYC Browser Bush-On Brow Kit in 876 Brunette but because of some Ipsy bags, I found two brow pencils that I like.  The Arch Arrival Brow Definer in 02 Taupe Tom from Sugar, and Skone Brow Wand in Chocolate.  I also have two eyeshadow palettes that I’ve been using like crazy: Pérsona Identity palette and Maybelline Soda Pop palette (blog post).  Love the ULTA Beauty Gel Eye Liners in general, but I have four colors: Black Out, Black Brown, Olive, and Bronze.  The two mascaras I’ve been using throughout the year are L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof in Blackest Black, and Covergirl Flourish by Lash Blast in Very Black (blog post).  The last products are for the lips: Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks, Colourpop Lux Lipsticks, and L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Lipgloss.

These are all my favorite products for this year 2018. What products were your favorites through the year? Let’s talk in the comment section.

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Drugstore Makeup Review

Hello!  Like a month ago, I bought a few makeup products at my local Walgreens (that’s what I go the most).  And after trying them for so long, I feel I can tell you what I think of them.

The first product is from the limited edition Wet ‘n Wild Fire & Ice collection.  I just bought a fire bronzer (since I didn’t find anything else) in the shade 36369 Bronze Dynasty.  It’s a light bronzer with little specks of glitter.  Despite the glitter, I actually like this bronzer because it looks pretty. It’s affordable and it’s a build-up situation for intense bronzing action.

The next product is Wet ‘n Wild Megaglo highlighter powder in 319B Blossom Glow.  Which you already know I love it so I’m just going to link the post where I talked about it (click here!).

I also bought, from Wet ‘n Wild, a contouring palette for $4.99 in 749A Dulce De Leche.  I like this product but I’m not crazy about it.  It has great pigmentation but I’m not really into contouring, so I’ll have to keep trying it out.

Next is a concealer, no it’s not Colourpop…”Whaaaat?” (minion voice).  It’s the Clean Matte oil-free concealer (previously called Ready Set Gorgeous) from Covergirl in the shade 205-210 Light/Medium and retails for around $6.  I think it’s a bit light for me but it’s been working okay.  It’s certainly not replacing my Colourpop No Filter concealer but it’s a nice product.

Last but not least, I bought the Magnif’eyes eyeshadow palette from Rimmel in 004 Colour Edition.  Retails for $8.99, has 12 shades and it comes in 8 editions.  The pigmentation is nice, has a bit of kickback but it blends nicely.

There were hits and misses.  But in general, I liked most of the products.

Tell me about your hits and misses in the comment section.  Talk later!