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Will I Buy?-New Launches

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During these days of being at home trying to be productive and not go crazy, I’ve been paying more attention to new makeup collections. As I was scrolling and taking screenshots of everything I was liked (on first impression), I remembered it’s been a while since I’ve done a “Will I Buy?”. So here I am, sharing with you I would love to buy.

DISCLAIMER: All pictures and information have been obtained from the account trendmood on Instagram.

I must tell you that I’m a sucker for eyeshadow palettes and lip products. So don’t be surprised when you see, that what I love from all the collections are the lipsticks, glosses or eyeshadow palettes. You’ve been warned!

First, the Colourpop x Mulan Collection looks so good. I know it’s been out for a while now, but I love Colourpop’s quality so much. I would buy: the eyeshadow palette (contains 15 shades and retails for $22), Lux Creme Lipstick in Hua Mulan (retails for $9), Lux Gloss in Phoenix (retails for $9), and a blush in ________ retails for $12).

Another collaboration I fell in love with is the one between Ulta Beauty and Marvel’s Black Widow. The eyeshadow palette has 12 shades and retails for $20. As for the lip kit duos, I haven’t decided which shade I like more. But it includes a lip liner and a creamy lipstick (retails for $16). I only own a few eyeliner pencils from Ulta Beauty so I can’t talk about the quality of these products. But they sure do look nice.

I’ve never heard of the brand Zodiac Cosmetics until I saw some new Zodiac Eyeshadow Palettes on trendmood’s Instagram. Each palette retails for $14.99 and contains 12 shades. Sadly, there are a few shades that repeat in every palette and they end up looking quite similar to each other. If I was going to buy one, it will either be Capricorn, Pisces or Taurus.

Then, we have Revolution Pro (from Makeup Revolution) with some jewel-related eyeshadow quads. They retail for $15, which I find a bit expensive for only four shades. But I liked So Jaded, Hidden Jewels and Wild Onyx.

Lime Crime launched the Lip Pops Satin Lipsticks for a retail price of $20 each, which I find expensive for a single lipstick. Don’t know if they’re worth the price because I’ve never tried this brand. But if you like this brand, you can get them in a bundle for $126. The shades I liked more are: Cold Brew (cool taupe brown), Sangria (cool toned red), and Oxblood (deep oxblood red).

These are the more affordable (in my opinion) makeup launches that I would like to buy. From all the products mentioned above, I’m more inclined to buy from the Colourpop x Mulan Collection and Ulta Beauty x Marvel’s Black Widow Collection.

Life, Makeup

Keeping myself busy

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Puerto Rico has been under a 2-week quarantine/curfew for the past week and half. Because I work in a clothing store, I’ve been home doing nothing. But this week I’m trying to have some kind of routine to keep me sane.

How’s your city/country dealing with COVID-19? What have you been up to? Let me know in the comment section.

I always wake-up early, so I decided that I would get out of bed and apply makeup. Having my makeup done helps me feel better and motivates me to get stuff done.

On Monday, I did my makeup using the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics and Rimmel Magnif’eyes Thunderstorm Edition eyeshadow palettes. Used Maybelline the Falsies Lash Lift mascara in Very Black. Lip combo was Jordana Easyliner for lips in Rock N’ Rose, NYX Lingerie Push-Up long-lasting lipstick in Lace Detail, and Colourpop Lux Gloss in Come Thru. Still trying out the Maybelline Cheek Heat Creme Blush in Nude Burn. Then worked on the blog post that’s going up on Saturday.

For Tuesday’s makeup I used Colourpop x Kathleen Lights So Jaded eyeshadow palette with Maybelline the Falsies Lash Lift mascara and a light coat of L’oreal Bambie Eyes mascara on top. For lips, used NYX butter gloss in Praline. Then went to work with beads and made some cute chicks.

On Wednesday, I used the So Jaded eyeshadow palette again and Covergirl Lash Blast Active mascara. Used a new brow product, so don’t judge them too harshly. I used L’oreal Micro Ink Pen in Dark Brunette. Continue working on more beaded chicks and tried to finish a puzzle.

Today (Thursday), I woke up early as always, got my activewear on and walked/jogged for 30 minutes on the treadmill. Did laundry, washed almost all my makeup brushes and took a shower. Put my makeup on and continued doing laundry. Used Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Shiny and an Ipsy sample of tarte lights, camera, lashes mascara. I think that today my brows look a bit better than yesterday, as I used the Micro Ink Pen from L’oreal again. On the lips, I applied a small amount of another Ipsy sample of theBalmJour Creamy Lip Stain in Salut!

Those are the highlights of this week so far. Officially the quarantine/curfew has been extended for 2 more weeks here in Puerto Rico. I kinda liked doing this, although I wanted to write less days (one or two). Let me know your thoughts on this life-related post, in addition to the weekly beauty/skincare posts.

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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 😉

Ipsy

Ipsy Glam Bag-Febrero 2019

¡Hola! Bienvenidos a otra reseña de Ipsy Glam Bag, esta vez para el mes de febrero. Ipsy es una subscripción mensual de $10 que incluye 5 productos tamaño muestra (maquillaje, cuidado del cabello y piel) dentro de una bolsa para maquillaje. La bolsa para febrero está hecha de un material plástico color rosa pálido con marcas de besos en rojo y la cremallera en un color rosa brillante.

Para este mes, incluí tres “add-ons”: un delineador labial, una brocha y una mascarilla exfoliante. El delineador Lip Contour de Huda Beauty en el color Famous, tiene una pigmentación increíble, es de larga duración y el color es hermoso. La brocha es grande para aplicar polvo de la marca F.A.R.A.H en 50F, la cual se convirtió en la borcha que utillizo todos los días para aplicar bronceador. El exfoliante, es de Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay (Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment). Es un poco fuerte pero deja la piel suave al tacto.

Ahora hablaremos de las muestras incluidas en la bolsa, la primera es el rímel Lash Alert de Eyeko. Me gusta este rímel pero no estoy encantada con él, brinda volumen y no me hace tener ojos de panda. Aunque he notado pequeños pedazos del rímel en mi rostro. El siguiente products es una sombra de Space Case en el color No Reception, es un color bonito, pigmentado y de larga duración. Un delineador negro Fierce and Fine Graphic Pen de la marca Doucce, dura todo el día y es opaco.

Los últimos dos productos son mis favoritos para este mes. Uno es el brillo labial de LAQA & CO Prickly Pear pH Gloss, tiene un aroma dulce y no es súper pegajoso. Cuando trabajo a las 3 am, o sea las pasadas tres semanas, me aplico un poco de maquillaje y este brillo labial. También la crema Coconut Oil+Coffee de Purlisse, es cremosa pero no aceitosa o pegajosa. No me encanta el aroma (porque no me gusta el café) pero es bastante hidratante.

Eso es todo en mi bolsa de Ipsy para febrero. Lamento publicarlo tan tarde pero mi paquete llegó a finales de febrero y quería probar bien todos los productos antes de decirles lo que pienso.

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Ipsy Glam Bag-February 2019

Hi guys! Welcome to another Ipsy Glam Bag review, this time for the month of February. Ipsy is a $10 monthly subscription of 5 beauty samples (makeup, hair & skin care) inside a cute makeup bag. February’s bag it’s a light pink plastic bag with red kiss marks all over and a brighter pink zipper.

For this month, I included three add-ons: a lip liner, a brush, and an exfoliator. Huda Beauty Lip Contour (lip liner), in Famous, has amazing pigmentation, it’s long-wearing and the color is beautiful. The brush is a big powder brush from F.A.R.A.H. in 50F, and it turned into my everyday brush for applying bronzer. As for the exfoliator, it’s the Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay (Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment). It’s a harsh exfoliator that leaves the skin feeling soft.

Now for the actual samples included in my bag, the first one is the Lash Alert Mascara from Eyeko. I like the mascara but I’m not in love with it, it’s volumizing and it doesn’t smudge. Even though I’ve noticed that it flakes a bit. The next product is the Space Case Eyeshadow in No Reception, it’s a beautiful color, pigmented and long-wearing. The Doucce Fierce and Fine Graphic Pen in Black doesn’t smudge, lasts all day but it doesn’t have a matte finish.

The last two products are actually my favorites for this month’s bag. One is the LAQA & CO Prickly Pear pH Gloss, the scent is nice and is not overly sticky. When I work at 3 am, aka the past three weeks, I apply little makeup and use this gloss. Also, the Purlisse Coconut Oil+Coffee Body Butter it’s creamy but not oily or sticky. I’m not in love with the scent (’cause I don’t like coffee) but it’s quite hydrating.

That’s everything in my Ipsy bag for February. Sorry for the late post but my bag came in at the end of February and I wanted to give it a good try at all the products before telling you my thoughts.

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