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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
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Will I Buy?-New Launches

Hi guys! Hope you’re good and staying healthy. Don’t forget to follow me on social media:

Here comes another post about new makeup launches and what I would love to buy. That doesn’t guarantee I will do it, I just like to share my thoughts and opinions with you. Today’s list has what is considered high-end (aka expensive) makeup brands. I actually own nothing from any of these brands (except Huda Beauty), so all I would say is going to be about packaging and colors.

DISCLAIMER: All pictures and information presented here was found on trendmood’s Instagram account.

First we have NARS limited edition Laguna Collection. From this summer collection, I’m into the Oil-Infused Lip Tint and the Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigments. The lip oil retail for $26 and comes in two shades: Laguna and Reef. As for the loose pigments, which retail for $28, Islamorada is calling my name.

Next, Huda Beauty with some Diamond Hydrating Balms that have a cool look and sheer pigmentation. They’re $25 each and comes in 4 shades. I like Negligee (sheer nude) and Dirty Thoughts (sheer lilac). Apparently, they launch in May. What’s already available is a highlighter by Fenty Beauty from their new collection Cognac Candy. The highlighter is refer to as Diamond Bomb in a copper shade for a retail price of $39. It looks quite pigmented and an amazing sheen (almost glittery), but for that kind of money I think I’ll pass for now.

I’m not a fan of any shade of pink but Sigma’s new collection called Cor-De-Rosa looks beautiful. The eyeshadow palette with 14 shades seems to have great pigmentation and retails for $49. In the lip department, I liked the Cor-De-Rosa Liquid Lipstick and the glosses in shades Cor-De-Rosa and Secret Garden. Each lip product (liquid lipstick and gloss) retail for $20. My decision is split here because I love the shades of the lip products, but I find them so damn expensive.

The Supreme Nudes Collection from Artist Couture looks incredibly luxurious. Love the 12 shades in the eyeshadow palette, they’re right up my alley. The retail price is $40, which I’m not thrilled about. There’s also 6 shades of Silk Cream Lipsticks and they retail for $18 each. Not sure which shade I like more, they all look gorgeous.

The Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palettes by Tom Ford are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Packaging looks luxurious and the shades are amazing. I’m so in love with two of them, Intensity 2 Moonlit Violet and Intensity 3 Moss Agate.

Pür Cosmetics will be launching a Trolls Collection related to the new Trolls movie World Tour. Everything about the eyeshadow palettes is precious and the pigmentation seems to be good. I like them all, but to be fair there are some colors that I already own. For example, the Funk palette reminds me of Colourpop’s It’s My Pleasure palette. So if I’m being realistic, I’ll probably buy Techno, Classical and Rock.

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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 😉

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Will I purchase?

Hi guys! Welcome back. Today I want to talk to you about some new makeup releases and whether I would like to buy them or not. I love watching videos of this kind because it helps me with making decisions. My favorite people on YouTube, that do videos like this, are: Kelsey Alfred, Andréa Matillano and KrystalKBeauty.

I’ll start with the things I’ve decided I don’t need in my life. The very first thing I know I don’t need is Urban Decay’s Naked Reloaded palette. I’ve seen mixed thoughts on this release but many people love the palette. I just find it looks similar to my Pérsona Identity palette with those earthy-shades.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

This next eyeshadow palette gave me the same vibes as the Urban Decay one, it’s pretty similar to the Pérsona Identity palette. Also, I have a very similar blue shade (from Colourpop). I’m talking about the Colourpop x Zoella Brunch Date eyeshadow palette. Although the rest of the collection looks nice, I’m not holding my breath for it.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

Now, those new Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipsticks look beautiful and I’m dying to get my hands on them. But the price tag hurt me, I find that $25 is a lot of money for one lipstick and I’m not willing to spend it that way.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

Let’s talk about the ones I would love to buy but this girl doesn’t have that much money. First is the it Cosmetics Confidence in a Foundation that comes in 48 shades (nice!). The reason?? I love their CC cream and Dani from CoffeeBreakwithDani said it was an amazing foundation (that’s more than enough for me).

Source: trendmood on Instagram

I love my matte lip products, even though my lips are crazy dry, but Pérsona Cosmetics new glosses look so pretty. I’m still not sure about this one because it’s $16 for one lipgloss, which is too much for just a gloss.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

Smashbox is releasing a new collection called the Crystalized Collection and let me tell you something. The highlighter OPTI-MYSTIC is STUNNING! I died when I saw the insanely beautiful glow it gives.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

The last product I want to talk about is from the Ciaté x Jessica Rabbit Collection Glow-To creamy powder highlighter. I’m interested in this product because the pictures look incredible and I figured that because I love a highlighter from them, I would also love this one.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

That’s all for today. What products are you interested in?

Let’s keep in touch!

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Ipsy Glam Bag-December 2018

Hi guys! Welcome to a new Ipsy Glam Bag review (better late than never). For those of you who don’t know what Ipsy is. It’s a $10 monthly subscription with 5 sample products (makeup, hair & skin care) inside a cute makeup bag. December’s bag arrived a bit later than usual. The bag is black leather with gold sequin fabric and a black leather tassel. Also, this bag came with 6 products instead of 5! Well, let’s get started!

Using the Sugar brow pencil, Nomad highlighter, and the Ciaté lip product.

The first product is the Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask from Generation Clay. Love the purple color, not so much the scent. Bit I’ve used it and it left my face feeling soft and a bit tight. It’s nice and I’ll continue to use it.

Next we have a Scalp & Body Scrub from OUAI Haircare. It has a clean scent and the sugar crystals feel amazing on the skin. It’s not a harsh scrub, so my skin felt really soft after using it.

Also got a F. A. R. A. H tapered blending brush 35E. It’s super fluffy, soft and lightweight. I have 3 uses for it: setting my eye primer, applying my transition/crease color, and overall blending.

Now let’s get into the makeup products. I have the Sugar Arch Arrival Brow Definer in 02 Taupe Tom. The tip is in a triangle shape, the formula is a bit waxy and hard. It doesn’t glide on super easy, you have to work a little to get it on the skin. The spoolie works great, helps to blend the brow product.

Next I have a Nomad Cosmetics Around-the-World Light Infusion Powder in Ko Phai Ngan Moonlight. Which is a beautiful “holographic illuminator in duo-chrome glow with multi-dimensional, prismatic sapphire pearl finish.” It has a nice purple-blue sheen, soft formula and it blends like a dream.

The last product is a Transforming Glitter Liquid Lipstick from Ciaté London in the shade Infamous. It’s a fun concept but for everyday use, is not my cup of tea. Love the color, the glitter throws me off but I think I can make it work somehow (will let you know if any progress occurs).

Overall, it was a great bag and I liked basically everything. I’m currently waiting for January’s bag (think it’s getting here today or tomorrow).

Anyway, how were your bags in December and January? I love reading your comments, so let’s talk in the comment section.

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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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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!

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Reseña de nuevos productos

¡Bienvenidos!  Hace como un mes compré algunos productos de maquillaje en un Walgreens cercano a mi hogar (es donde más compro maquillaje).  Luego de tratarlos durante algún tiempo, siento que puedo decirles lo que pienso de ellos.

El primer producto es de Wet ‘n Wild, específicamente de la colección Fire & Ice (edición limitada), en el color 36369 Bronze Dynasty.  Es un bronceador claro con pequeños pedazos de brillo (escarcha).  Dejando ese detalle a un lado, me gusta ese bronceador porque luce bonito, no se ve demasiado brilloso en la piel.  Es económico y si quieres que luzca más intenso, tienes que aplicarlo poco a poco.

El próximo producto es un highlighter de Wet ‘n Wild en el color 319B Blossom Glow.  Ya saben que me gusta así que les dejaré el enlace para que puedan leer más detalles (presiona aquí).

También compré una paleta de contorno de Wet ‘n Wild por $4.99 en el color 749ª Dulce De Leche.  Me gusta este producto, pero no estoy encantada con él.  Tiene gran pigmentación, pero no soy muy buena con contornos así seguiré utilizándola.

Otro producto que compré es un concealer de la marca Covergirl (¿asombrados?).  Es de la línea Clean Matte (previamente llamado Ready Set Gorgeous), en el color 205-210 Light Medium y tiene un costo de alrededor de $6.  Creo que es un tono algo claro para mí, pero me ha estado funcionando bien.  Ciertamente no estará reemplazando mi No Filter concealer de Colourpop pero es un buen producto.

Último pero no menos importante, una paleta de sombras de la colección Magnif’eyes de Rimmel en la edición de color 004.  Tiene un costo de $8.99 por 12 colores en cada paleta y la colección se compone de 8 ediciones.  La pigmentación es excelente, cuando pones la brocha suelta algo de polvo pero la difuminación es buenísima.

En esta compra, hubo productos que me gustaron y otros que no tanto. Pero en general, fue una gran compra.

Cuéntame sobre sus recientes compras en la sección de comentarios.  ¡Hablamos luego!

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Tried 2, Liked 1-Wet ‘n Wild

For spanish version, click here.

Hello!  Welcome back to another episode of this series.  Today I’m going to tell you my experience with two Wet ‘n Wild products.

Wet n Wild foundation

The first one is the Photo Focus foundation.  I use mine in the shade 365C Soft Beige.  It retails for $5.99, quite affordable for a drugstore product.  Before even applying it to my face, I already disliked it a bit.  All because of the chemical-like smell it has, is quite strong and lingers a little after application.  But what can be worse than the strong scent?  The wear and look of the foundation on my skin.  After only 4 or 5 hours, my oils start to break through the foundation and it starts to break down basically all over my face.  For obvious reasons, I don’t like this foundation.  I only use it if I need to look presentable a few hours, for long days I use my favorite foundation.

The next product is the megaglo highlighting powder in the shade 319B Blossom Glow.  Retails for only $4.99, it has some fallout, but I don’t care about it because the application is beautiful.  The glow it leaves is out of this world and it looks like a high-end highlighter (without the high price).

What affordable products are your favorites?

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Probé 2, me gustó 1-Wet ‘n Wild

¡Hola!  Bienvenidos nuevamente a otro episodio de esta serie.  Hoy les estaré contando sobre mi experiencia con dos productos de Wet ‘n Wild.

Wet n Wild foundation

El primer producto es la base Photo Focus, la cual utilizo en el tono 365C Soft Beige.  Tiene un costo de $5.99, lo que es bastante económico tomando en cuenta los precios de hoy día.  Incluso antes de aplicar la base, no estaba encantada con este producto.  Esto porque tiene un fuerte olor que no es agradable y luego de la aplicación se puede percibir por algún tiempo.  ¿Pero qué podría ser peor que un fuerte olor?  La duración y la manera en que luce la base en mi piel.  Luego de solamente 4 o 5 horas, mi piel comienza a ponerse grasosa y hace que la base se “rompa” por lo que desaparece de mi piel.  Así que por obvias razones no me gusta este producto.  Solamente lo utilizo cuando necesito lucir presentable por algunas horas, para días más largos utilizo mi base favorita.

El próximo producto es el megaglo highlighter powder en el tono 319B Blossom Glow.  Tiene un costo de solo $4.99 y aunque se desmorona algo, no le presto mucha atención ya que la aplicación es hermosa.  El brillo que deja está fuera de este mundo y luce como si fuera un highlighter de marcas más caras (pero sin el precio tan alto).