Makeup, Review

the Colossal Curl Bounce Mascara

Hi guys! Hope you’re having a great week so far, today I have a mascara review for you. It’s a fairly new product from Maybelline and I’ve liked it so far, but it’s not my favorite.

Colossal Curl Bounce turns up the volume. Now big volume meets bouncy curl. Its Curl ’N’ Bounce brush separates and curls lashes while its Memory-Curl formula gives curl that lasts. This long wearing mascara delivers lasting bouncy lashes. Defies clumps. Defies smudging. Defies flaking. Up to 24HR wear.

According to Maybelline’s site
  • Pros
    • Packaging is good-looking and slick.
    • Formula doesn’t stay wet for long, it dries fast.
    • Color is intense.
    • Doesn’t transfer.
    • Makes my lashes look curly.
  • Cons
    • Smudges on my lower lash line.
    • Somewhat hard to remove.
Here you can see the difference this mascara makes on my sad, droopy, non-existant lashes.
Both eyes with 2 coats of mascara.

Overall, it’s a great mascara but it doesn’t quite agree with the high heat/humidity of Puerto Rico. I tend to apply two to three coats without waiting in between (one eye at a time). With that many coats, it takes some effort to remove the product entirely. I’ll continue to use this mascara, just not for work where I’m in fluctuating temperatures.

Let me know in the comments, what’s your favorite waterproof mascara that won’t smudge or transfer.

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Wishlist

Hey there, welcome back to yet another wishlist. This time about new releases and brands I haven’t tried. I’ll tell you what the collection contains, prices (when available), and if the products are already out in the market (with a link for easy access). Also, will include pictures of the products and/or swatches, basically, every picture is from Trendmood on Instagram and a few from Ulta’s website.

First, we have the Super Stay Vinyl Ink Longwear Liquid Lipcolor from Maybelline. It claims to be smudge and transfer-resistant that provides an instant shine finish than can last up to 16 hours. It comes in 10 shades, from which I’m most interested in Royal, Witty, and Cheeky. This product is already available for purchase, I’ve tried to get it from Ulta’s website but it says it can’t ship to Puerto Rico. I guess I’ll have to try Maybelline’s website or wait for the product to be available in Puerto Rico’s stores.

Colourpop is adding a Darth Vader-inspired eyeshadow palette to their Star Wars-related products. It includes 9 shades for $16 and it’s available for purchase. Ofra Cosmetics has a new collection called The Lotus. It includes an eyeshadow palette with 12 shades for $39; a highlighter called Lotus Blossom for $35, and a Pure Glow Finishing Powder for $35. For me, the highlighters and the eyeshadow palette are the most interesting products from the collection. Also available for purchase on Ofra’s website.

Available on Ulta’s website is the Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Bright On Concealer for $24 in shades. And Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer for $20, the shades I’m interested in are Fenty Glow (shimmering rose nude) and Hot Chocolit (shimmering rich brown).

Next is the Sunset Florist Baked 3D Highlighter Palette from Susikeki and it’s available for $19.99 on Amazon. It looks cool and there are basically 5 shades. Colourpop is coming out with an Avatar collab that looks cute, can’t say the shades are unique but if you’re an Avatar lover go for it. If I buy anything from the collection, it’ll probably be a Super Shock Highlighter (there are 2).

That’s my wishlist, for now, let’s see If I actually end up buying something. What is on your wishlist right now? Let me know in the comments, see you next time.

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Wishlist-21 Days of Beauty Sale

Hello! Hope you’re having a great day. I’m here to talk about beauty, specifically 21 Days of Beauty deals from Ulta Beauty. This year, the sale runs from March 13 to April 2 and has a few “first time steal” as they are calling them. I’m going to be sharing the products I’ll like to buy from the sale.

The first few days aren’t appealing to me, so I’m starting on March 17 with the Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm (first time steal) in the shade Raspberry (deep red berry). It’s going to be 50% off from a regular price of $21. On March 19 the highlighters from Ofra Cosmetics are going to be 50% off from a regular price of $35-40. I already have Rodeo Drive (got it in an Ipsy Bag a few years ago). I want to try the Samantha March Start Inspired Highlighter.

A few eyeshadow palettes from Nabla Cosmetics are going to be 50% off from a regular price of $24-39 on March 21. There are two that are calling my name: Cutie Palette Platinum, has 6 shades; and Secret Palette with 15 shades. The next day, March 22, bareMinerals will have products of the Mineralist line with a 50% off from a regular price of $20-32. I’m interested in the Lip Gloss-Balm in the shades Sincerity (rosewood) and Wonder (burgundy). Also, in the Sunlit Eyeshadow Palette which has 6 shades.

For March 23, Grande Cosmetics will have its GrandeFANATIC Fanning & Curling Mascara at 50% off from a regular price of $25. As well as select wellness items with a 50% off from a regular price of $14-52. From these wellness items, I’ll like to try the L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream as I’ve heard amazing things of this product. And there’s going to be the Patchology FlashPatch Restoring Night Eye Gels (30 pair). As for March 26, I’m interested in the Airbrush Buffing Foundation Brush #110 from IT Brushes for ULTA. The brushes will have a 50% off from a regular price of $24.50-28.50

Lastly, on March 29 with 50% off will be the Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator Foundation from Urban Decay with a regular price of $29. Smashbox will also have a 50% off on the Be Legendary Line & Prime Pencil, and the Prime & Plush Lipstick. The shades I’m interested are the True Red and Cranberry for the pencil, and Bawse (deep red) and It’s A Mood (cranberry) for the lipstick.

There you have it, those are all the products I’ll love to try from the sale. We’ll see if I end up buying something, of course I’ll let you know all about it 😉 Be sure to let me know if you’ll buy anything or if you have any recommendations.

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Review-Maybelline Cheek Heat Blush

Hi! Welcome back. Hope you’re doing good. Today I’m sharing a review of Maybelline’s Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush. It retails for around $7.99 and comes in six shades. // ¡Hola! Bienvenidos nuevamente. Espero que estén bien. Hoy estaré compartiendo una reseña del rubor Cheek Heat Gel-Cream de Maybelline. Cuesta alrededor de $7.99 y hay seis tonos.

According to Maybelline’s website, this product is a “water-based gel cream infused with colorful pigments that create a buildable, natural looking blush”. // Según la página web de Maybelline, este producto es una “crema de gel a base de agua infundida con pigmentos coloridos que crean un rubor de aspecto natural edificable”.

I like this product because is an easy to blend formula with sheer but buildable coverage (as it claims). I think is perfect for beginners just for that reason. Best application method is with the fingers. If I want a bit more color, I just apply some powder blush on top. // Me gusta este producto porque es una fórmula fácil de difuminar con una cobertura clara pero edificable. Pienso que es perfecto para principiantes por esa razón. El mejor método de aplicación es con los dedos. Si quiero un poco más de color, simplemente aplico encima un poco de rubor en polvo.

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First Impression-Colourpop x Frozen II

Hi guys! Hope you’re good and healthy. Today I’m doing a first impression on the Colourpop x Frozen II eyeshadow palettes. As a bonus, I tried the No7 Lash Extender Infinite Lash Length and Volume mascara. // ¡Hola! Espero que estén bien y saludables. Hoy estaré haciendo una primera impresión de las paletas de sombras de Colourpop x Frozen II. Como bono, probé el rímel Lash Extender Infinite Lash Length and Volume de No7.

If you want to see the application process, go watch this video on my YouTube channel. // Si quieren ver el proceso de aplicación, vayan a ver el video en YouTube.

These limited edition eyeshadow palettes retail for $15, they include 9 shades and a mirror. Elsa’s palette is cool-toned while Anna’s palette warm-toned. As every Colourpop eyeshadow palette I’ve tried, these have amazing pigmentation and blend really well. // Estas paletas de sombras de edición limitada cuestan $15, incluyen 9 tonos y un espejo. La paleta de Elsa es de tonos fríos mientras que la paleta de Anna es de tonos cálidos. Como todas las paletas de sombras que he probado de Colourpop, estas difuminan muy bien y tienen una pigmentación increíble.

Now, the No7 mascara impressed me. I’ve seen the retail price fluctuate from $8.99 to $14.99. One coat gives length, volume and pigment to my lashes. When I added the second coat, it looked really good. A third coat clumped my lashes a bit, but I’m not mad at it. It stayed all day and was easy to remove. // Ahora, el rímel de No7 me impresionó. He visto el precio fluctuar de $8.99 a $14.99. Una capa da volumen, pigmentación y alarga mis pestañas. Cuando añadí la segunda capa, se veían muy bien. Una tercera capa agrupó mis pestañas un poco, pero no me molesta. Se mantuvo en mis pestañas todo el día y fue fácil de remover.

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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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Makeup Wishlist//Lista de maquillaje que deseo

Hi guys! Hope you’re doing good. Don’t forget to follow me on social media. // ¡Hola! Espero que estén bien. No olviden seguirme en las redes sociales.

Today I’m going to share with you a list of the makeup products that I will eventually buy. These products are ones that I really, really want. Most of them are drugstore priced. // Hoy voy a compartir con ustedes la lista de los productos que compraré eventualmente. Estos son productos que realmente quiero. La mayoría son asequibles (económicos).

First brand on my list is Colourpop. I love all products eye and lip related. Which means I want mostly eyeshadow palettes and one lip product. The palettes are: Going Coconuts, Blowin’ Smoke, She’s My Solstice (Ulta exclusive), Mulan, and Making Mauves. As for the lip product, I want to try the Just A Tint formula in the Coconuts About You kit. Also, an eyeshadow palette from Flower Beauty called Jungle Lights (I’ve seen good reviews about it). // La primera marca en mi lista es Colourpop. Me encantan todos los productos para ojos y labios. Lo que significa que la mayoría se compone de paletas de sombras y un producto para los ojos. Las paletas son: Going Coconuts, Blowin’ Smoke, She’s My Solstice (exclusiva de Ulta), Mulan, y Making Mauves. En cuanto al producto para los labios, quiero probar la formula Just A Tint en el kit Coconuts About You. También la paleta de sombras Jungle Lights de Flower Beauty (he visto buenas reseñas de ella).

Next, there are some new Bite Size Eyeshadow Palettes from e.l.f. Cosmetics that look beautiful. I’ve seen a few reviews that talk wonders about them. Basically, I want them all, there are eight palettes with four colors each, for only $3 each. // Lo próximo son las nuevas paletas de sombras Bite Size de e.l.f. Cosmetics. He visto varias reseñas donde hablan maravillas sobre estas paletas. Básicamente las quiero todas, son ocho paletas con cuatro colores cada una, por tan solo $3 cada una.

In this list there’s also more pricier products, such as: Huda Beauty’s Nude Obsessions eyeshadow palette (in Nude Medium) and the Neon Obsessions eyeshadow palette in Neon Green (Sephora exclusive). As part of this category, there’s the Soft Glam eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. As well as the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip from Fenty Beauty by Rihanna in Clear and Hot Chocolit. // En esta lista también hay productos más caros como: las paletas de sombras Nude Obsessions (en Nude Medium) y la Neon Obsessions en Neon Green (exclusiva de Sephora). Como parte de esta categoría, está la paleta de sombras Soft Glam de Anastasia de Beverly Hills. Así como el Gloss Bomb Universal Lip de Fenty Beauty en Clear y Hot Chocolit.

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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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L’oreal Bambi Eye Mascara vs Maybelline the Falsies Lash Lift Mascara

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

Today we’re going to talk about two mascaras I’ve been using for a few months. Both claim to give length and volume to the lashes.

L’oreal Bambi Eye mascara has a retail price of $10.99 and a “velvety washable formula glides on smoothly for lifted, elongated lashes, without clumps”.
Maybelline the Falsies Lash Lift mascara also retails for $10.99 and “delivers a dramatic volume and long, lifted lashes.

In my experience, both mascaras give good volume and length. I find that the L’oreal Bambi Eye mascara is a bit faster to get clumpy, if too many layers applied. Maybelline the Falsies Lash Lift mascara has a more thin formula, which helps the clump-free claim. But if you let it dry between coats, you’ll get clumps and it will be difficult to apply it.

Photo’s left side: L’oreal Bambi Eye.
Photo’s right side: Maybelline the falsies Lash Lift.

As you can see in the photo above, the left side looks more pigmented and together. As for the right side, the Maybelline mascara separated my lashes more. The length and volume seems to be the same.

I like both mascaras, they’re good and don’t transfer (after letting them dry) or flake. Preference over one or another will depend on the eye makeup I’m wearing.

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What I think of Revo-Pooches Palette

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

Today I’m going to share my thoughts on the Revo-Pooches eyeshadow palette from I Heart Revolution. It retails for only $7.49 (on Ulta’s website) and has 18 shades. I bought it after watching Dani, from CoffeeBreakWithDani on YouTube, rave about it.

Let’s start with positive thoughts, it has purple packaging and four cute dogs (in 3D) on the front. Also has a good quality mirror. The shades are beautiful, soft, pigmented and easy to blend. They stay on the eyes all day without creasing.

Talking more about the eyeshadow’s softness, I think that’s what caused them to break in transit. A few of the shades shattered, but I was able to kind of press them back. These shadows are quite dusty which isn’t a big deal for me.

I played with it for the past few days and have created these three looks.

Shades used: Blondie, Roll Over, Bark, and Hound Dawg.
Shades used: Roll Over, Bark, Bruno, and Puppy Love.
Shades used: Boop, Biscuit, and Floof.

Overall, I love this palette. Even though it has some broken eyeshadows, the pigmentation and blendability makes up for it.