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Will I Buy?-New Launches

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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¿Qué compraría?

¡Hola! Bienvenidos nuevamente. Hoy quiero hablarles sobre algunas colecciones nuevas de maquillaje y si las compraría o no. Me encanta ver vídeos de este tipo porque me ayuda con las decisiones. En YouTube, mis favoritas son Kelsey Alfred, Andréa Matillano y KrystalKBeauty.

Comenzaré con los productos que decidí que no necesito en mi vida. Lo primero que no necesito es la paleta Naked Reloaded de Urban Decay. He visto personas que les encanta y otras que no tanto. En mi caso, encuentro que los colores marrones/neutrales la hacen similar a mi paleta Identity de Pérsona.

Fuente: trendmood en Instagram

Esta próxima paleta de sombras me dio la misma impresión que la de Urban Decay, es similar a la paleta Identity de Pérsona. Además, tengo un azul (de Colourpop) que es muy parecido al que incluye la paleta. La paleta de la que estoy hablando es Colourpop x Zoella Brunch Date. El resto de la colección se ve bien pero no es algo que me encanta.

Fuente: trendmood en Instagram

Ahora, los nuevos lapices labiales Power Bullet Matte de Huda Beauty lucen hermosos y muero por tener aunque sea uno de ellos. Pero el precio…Para mí $25 por un lápiz labial es demasiado dinero y no estoy dispuesta a gastarlo así.

Fuente: trendmood en Instagram

Ahora hablemos sobre los productos que quisiera comprar pero no tengo tanto dinero. Primero es la nueva base de It Cosmetics, Confidence in a Foundation (viene en 48 tonos). ¿Por qué la quiero? Bueno, me encanta el CC cream de ellos y Dani de CoffeeBreakwithDani dijo que era increíble (lo cual es más que suficiente para mí).

Fuente: trendmood en Instagram

Me fascinan los productos labiales mates, aunque mis labios usualmente están resecos, pero los nuevos glosses labiales de Pérsona Cosmetics lucen muy bonitos. No estoy segura de ellos porque son $16 cada labial, lo cual (nuevamente) es demasiado por un producto para los labios.

Fuente: trendmood en Instagram

Smashbox tiene una nueva colección llamada Crystalized Collecction y les diré algo. El iluminador OPTI-MYSTIC ¡Es HERMOSO! Quedé impresionada cuando vi el increíble brillo que da.

Fuente: trendmood en Instagram

El último producto del que quiero hablarles es de la colección Ciaté x Jessica Rabbit, el Glow-To creamy powder highlighter. Estoy interesada en este producto porque en las fotos se veía hermoso y supuse que al gustarme un iluminador de Ciaté, también me gustaría este.

Fuente: trendmood en Instagram

Bueno, eso es todo para hoy. ¿En qué productos están interesados?

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Ipsy Glam Bag-Enero 2019

¡Hola! Bienvenidos a otra tardía reseña de Ipsy Glam Bag para el mes de enero. Ipsy es una suscripción mensual de $10 que contiene 5 muestras de productos de belleza (maquillaje, cuidado del cabello y piel). La bolsa de enero era una tela de rayas blancas y azul claras con detalles rosa intenso en el área de la cerradura. Ahora, les contaré los productos que me llegaron y lo que pienso de ellos.

*Mi bolsa de febrero llegó ayer, así que vayan a mi canal de YouTube para ver lo que me llegó (si no pueden esperar a la reseña).*

El primer producto fue el Skin Balancing Mask de Goldfaden MD. Esta mascarilla es transparente, con una fórmula parecida al gel, que deja mi cara sintiéndose suave. Pero solo la he utilizado una vez por el olor tan fuerte que tiene. Para mí, el olor es desagradable aunque al retirar la mascarilla el olor se va.

Lo siguiente es una brocha plana para base de Billion Dollars Brows. Es una brocha suave pero como la mayoría de este tipo, deja marcas en la cara. Por tanto estoy pensando utilizarla para aplicar mascarillas en lugar de base.

Para acompañar la brocha, tengo la base Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage SPF 15 de Tarte en el color medium sand. Aún estoy debatiendo si me gusta o no. Al aplicarla, siento que se ve rara, se acumula alrededor de mi nariz y no tiende a durar todo el día. Tal vez sea la reacción con los productos debajo de la base pero seguiré probándola para decidir si me gusta o no.

Otro mes, otro rubor…Esta vez tengo el Alternative Rock Vol. 2 Rubor/Sombra de la marca TheBalm Cosmetics en el color bare minium. El color es algo rosado, como todos los rubores que he recibido hasta ahora. Este tiene una gran pigmentación (un poco es suficiente), un brillo algo natural y dura todo el día.

El último producto es un brillo labial de la marca Fluide en el color Elsewhere. Es básicamente transparente con un tono azul. La consistencia es buena, no es pegajoso y dura como cualquier labial de este tipo.

Bueno, eso es todo lo que tengo para la bolsa de enero. Estoy emocionada por la bolsa de febrero (¡Por fin llegó!).

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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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Reseña Ipsy Glam Bag-Octubre 2018

Bienvenidos a otra reseña de Ipsy.  Ipsy es una subscripción mensual de $10 que contiene 5 muestras de productos (maquillaje, cuidado de cabello y piel) dentro de una bolsita para maquillaje.

La bolsa de octubre es plástica de color rojo con una máscara en un lado.  Cada mes incluye una tarjeta con el tema del mes, la de octubre dice “¿Quién dijo que las noches son para dormir?” con el hashtag #ipsyafterdark.  Parece que Ipsy me estuvo espiando durante octubre porque a penas dormí 4 horas diarias casi todo el mes (vida de turnos de noche).  De todas formas, comencemos con la reseña de los productos.

Este mes tenemos más productos de maquillaje que el mes pasado.  El primer producto es un lip gloss de la marca Laritzy Cosmetics en el color Aura.  Tengo que decir que este color no es para mí.  transparente con micro escarcha que le da un brillo violeta-rosado cuando le da la luz.  Debo descifrar la manera de usarlo que me funcione, pero por ahora es un no de mi parte.

El próximo producto es un rubor de la marca Morphe en el color Spirit.  Es un color violeta-rosado con micro escarcha, que luce increíble en las mejillas.  Tiene una gran pigmentación por lo que un poco es suficiente y difumina como un sueño.

Otro producto es delineador líquido de Aurora en el color Espresso.  Lo único que puedo decir es que el color es opaco y no parece que se corre en las líneas finas.  Le pasé este producto a mi hermana porque no soy amante de los delineadores líquidos.  Parece que a ella le gusta porque la he visto utilizarlo en varias ocasiones sin problema alguno.

También tengo un pigmento de So Susan Cosmetics en el color Mysterious.  Es violeta oscuro con una apariencia algo metálica cuando se usa húmedo (única manera en que lo he utilizado).  Me encanta este producto y lo he utilizado en varias ocasiones, dura todo el día sin desaparecer o sin dividirse.

El último producto en la bolsa es una mascarilla para los ojos (leave on absorbing treatment) de la marca Hey Honey.  Tiene la consistencia de una crema y un poco es suficiente para ambos ojos.  No he tenido problemas hasta ahora, ningún tipo de irritación o sensación de quemazón.  Continuaré utilizando esta mascarilla por la hidratación que brinda.

En general me gustaron la mayoría de los productos, lo que es genial.  Esperemos que la bolsa de noviembre sea aún mejor.

¿Qué productos obtuvieron en sus bolsas de octubre?

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Ipsy Glam Bag Review-October 2018

Welcome back to another Ipsy review.  Ipsy is a $10 monthly subscription that comes with 5 samples (makeup, hair & skin care) inside a makeup bag.

October’s bag is a red plastic bag with a masquerade mask on one side.  The card says “Who said nights were for sleep?” with the hashtag #ipsyafterdark.  Seems kike Ipsy was spying on me during October because I hardly slept 4 hours a day basically the whole month (overnight shifts life).  Anyway, let’s go ahead and review the products.

This time the bag was more makeup heavy than the month before.  The first product is a lip gloss from the brand Laritzy Cosmetics in the shade Aura.  I have to say that the shade is definitely not for me.  It’s a clear gloss with micro-glitters which give it a purple-pink shine when the light hits it.  I have to figure out a way of using it but for now it’s a no from me.

Next, we have a Morphe blush in the shade Spirit.  It’s a pinky-mauve color, with micro-glitter, that looks amazing on the cheeks.  It has amazing pigmentation (a little bit goes a long way) and it blends like a dream.

Another product it’s the Intensively Precise Eyeliner in Espresso from Aurora.  The only thing I can say is that the color is nice and opaque, and it doesn’t run into lines.  Gave it to my sister because I’m not a liquid eyeliner kind of girl.  She has been liking it, I saw her used it a few times and apparently, it’s good.

Also go the So Susan Cosmetics Color Trip High-Intensity Color pigment in the shade Mysterious.  It’s a dark purple color with a somewhat metallic look when used wet (only way I’ve used it).  Really love this pigment and have used it a few times, lasts all day without creasing or fading.

The last product in the bag, is an eye mask-leave on absorbing treatment from the brand Hey Honey.  It has a cream-like consistency and a little goes a long way.  I haven’t had any issues with it so far, no irritation or burning sensation.  Will definitely keep using it for the hydration it gives me.

Overall, October’s bag seems to have been more a hit than a miss.  Let’s hope November’s bag is even better.

What products did you get in your bag?