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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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Review-NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation

Hi guys! Today I have a review+wear test for you on NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation. Got this foundation a few weeks back at Walgreens for $15. It comes in 45 shades and it’s “lighweight, waterproof and pigmented”. Hence why the “full coverage” and it also “controls shine and mattifies”. Now, let me tell you if it performed as it’s supposed to.

Didn’t used a primer, just applied the L’oreal Hydra Genius Moisturizer (for oily skin) and Colourpop All Star Setting Spray. Used a Real Techniques sponge to apply the foundation (shade Medium Buff). For concealer I used L’oreal Infallible Pro-Glow (02 Creamy Natural) and to set, Maybelline Master Fix Loose Setting powder (Translucent).

At 9am my foundation was applied, concealed and set. As you can see in the photo above, the foundation looked matte with a medium-almost full coverage, and it didn’t feel heavy.

Now, I don’t have any more pictures because it couldn’t be appreciated how the foundation wore. I had this foundation on for 13 hours and did four check-ins.

So, at 1pm the foundation had rubbed off from my nose where my glasses rest (normal for all foundations). It also emphasizes the dryness around my nostrils but overall, it looked good. By 5pm it had started to break up on my chin and forehead. Though it started to get shiny, in general it looked okay. But by 7pm it was looking a bit cakey and it had also broken up on my cheeks. And by 10pm, my makeup was a hot mess: all broken up, cakey and quite shiny (even though I’ve been more shiny before).

In general, I liked the foundation and I’m going to be trying it with different primers and setting sprays. Will keep you updated on that.

What long-wearing foundation do you recommend? Leave it in the comments below.

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Reseña-Base Can’t Stop Won’t Stop de NYX

¡Hola! Hoy les tengo una reseña sobre la base Can’t Stop Won’t Stop de NYX. Compré esta base hace unas semanas en Walgreens por $15. Viene en 45 tonos y es “liviana, a prueba de agua y pigmentada”. Por lo que es “alta cobertura” y también “controla el brillo y matifica”. Ahora les contaré cuál fue su desempeño.

Para ver aplicación y primera impresión pueden ver este vídeo.

No utilicé “primer”, solamente apliqué mi humectante Hydra Genius Moisturizer de Lóreal (para piel grasa) y el All Star Setting Spray de Colourpop. Utilicé una esponja de Real Techniques para aplicar la base (tono Medium Buff). El corrector que utilicé es el Infallible Pro-Glow de L’oreal (02 Creamy Natural) y el polvo es Master Fix Loose Setting powder de Maybelline (Translucent).

Terminé de aplicar mi base a las 9am, incluyendo corrector y polvo. Como pueden ver en la foto arriba, la base lucía mate con una cobertura mediana-casi completa, y no se sentía pesada.

No tengo más fotos durante el día porque no se podía apreciar claramente cómo lucía la base. Tuve la base aplicada en mi cara por 13 horas.

A la 1pm, ya no tenía base en el área de la nariz donde descansan mis espejuelos (normal con todas las bases). Noté que enfatiza el área seca que tengo alrededor de la nariz, pero en general se veía bien. Ya para las 5pm había comenzado a desvanecerse en mi mentón y frente. Aunque me empezaba a ver brillosa, en general la base se veía bien ya que era mínimo. Pero a las 7pm la historia era diferente, la base se estaba acumulando en algunas áreas y a desvanecerse también en mis mejillas. Tres horas después (a las 10pm), mi maquillaje era un desastre: estaba acumulado en unas áreas, en otras había desaparecido y mi cara se veía brillosa (aunque he tenido peores problemas con el brillo).

En general, me gustó la base y voy a seguir probándola con diferentes “primers” y “setting sprays”. Los mantendré al tanto.

¿Cuál base de larga duración recomiendan?

¡Sigamos en contacto!

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What I Got For Christmas 2018

Hi guys! Hope you had a great Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Today I want to share with you what I got for Christmas. Also, what did you get for Christmas? Let me know in the comment section.

  • The first thing was a pair of Pandora silver heart shaped earrings. They’re beautiful, dainty and I haven’t stopped wearing them.
  • Next, we have the NYX Love You So Mochi electric pastels eyeshadow palette. Haven’t tried it yet but judging from swatches it looks really pigmented. They’re all shimmery shadows so I’ll need to pair it with another palette.
  • The last Christmas gift is a pair of Skechers Air Flex-Free Spirits in purple. Absolutely in love with these shoes, they’re so lightweight and comfy.
  • Last but not least, I got an early birthday gift. It’s a beauty led light from ZOMEi which is great for putting my makeup early in the morning and for taking photos when there’s no natural light.
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    Regalos de Navidad 2018

    ¡Hola chicos! Espero que hayan tenido una excelente Noche Buena y Día de Navidad. Hoy quiero compartir con ustedes lo que me regalaron en Navidad. Déjenme saber qué les regalaron, en la sección de comentarios.

    El primer regalo fue un par de pantallas plateadas en forma de corazón de Pandora. Son hermosas, delicadas y no he parado de utilizarlas.

  • Lo próximo es la paleta de sombras Love You So Mochi pasteles eléctricos de NYX. No la he probado pero juzgando por el tacto, tiene buena pigmentación y la fórmula es suave. Todos los colores tienen brillo por lo que tendré que parearla con otra paleta.
  • El último regalo de Navidad es un par de zapatos deportivos de Skechers, modelo Air Flex-Free Spirits en el color violeta. Estoy enamorada de ellos, son sumamente cómodos y ligeros.
  • Pero ese no fue el último regalo, ya que me dieron un regalo de cumpleaños. Es una “beauty light” de ZOMEi, ha sido útil para aplicar maquillaje temprano en la mañana y tomar fotos cuando no hay luz natural.