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.

Makeup, Review

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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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.

Makeup, Review

Rímel Bambi Eye de L’oreal vs Rímel the Falsies Lash Lift de Maybelline

¡Bienvenidos! Espero que se encuentren bien y se estén cuidando. No olviden seguirme en las redes sociales:

Hoy hablaremos sobre dos rímel que he estado usando durante varios meses. Ambos dicen dar volumen y alargar las pestañas.

El rímel Bambi Eye de L’oreal cuesta $10.99 y tiene “fórmula lavable aterciopelada que se desliza suavemente para levantar pestañas alargadas y sin grumos”.
El rímel de Maybelline the Falsies Lash Lift cuesta 10.99 y “ofrece un volumen dramático y pestañas largas y elevadas”.

En mi experiencia, ambos rímel alargan y dan volumen a las pestañas. Encuentro que con Bambi Eye de L’oreal se forman grumos más rápido, si se aplican demasiadas capas. The Falsies Lash Lift de Maybelline tiene una fórmula fina/húmeda que ayuda a no tener grumos. Pero si la dejas secar entre capas, se formarán grupos y la aplicación será difícil.

Lado izquierdo en foto: L’oreal Bambi Eye.
Lado derecho en foto: Maybelline the Falsies Lash Lift.

Como pueden ver en la foto arriba, el lado izquierdo luce más pigmentado y las pestañas se ven juntas. Pero en el lado derecho, el rímel de Maybelline separó mis pestañas más. El largo y volumen parecen ser iguales.

Me gustan ambos rímel, son buenos y no se transfieren (cuando se dejan secar bien). La preferencia sobre un rímel u otro dependerá del maquillaje que utilice.

Makeup, Review

Mascara Recap-Will I Repurchase?

Hi guys! Welcome back, hope you’re having a great day. Don’t forget to follow me on social media:

The topic for today: mascara. I’ve tried them, they’re gone, now we need to talk about them. Were they good? Will I repurchase? Which one did I like more? If you want to Know the answers to these questions, just keep reading.

The first is the Colourpop BFF Mascara. I got it when it first came out and got 3 colors (black, blue and purple). They were my go-to mascaras because the pigmentation was amazing. It didn’t smudge or transfer. But when the formula became dryer, it started to flake and smudge during the day. Haven’t repurchase because I always have many mascaras on rotation and many more waiting to try.

Next, L’oreal Lash Paradise. It’s pigmented, gives good length & volume, and doesn’t smudge or transfer. But gets clumpy with too many coats. Both formulas, waterproof and non-waterproof, perform the same. The only difference is the taking process. The waterproof formula is harder to take off, which is why I prefer the non-waterproof one. Have repurchased many times (have like 2 backups).

Covergirl Lash Blast Active is pigmented and gives lashes a more natural and separated look. Can be built-up without getting clumpy and it doesn’t tend to smudge or transfer. Good for everyday, minimal makeup look. Haven’t repurchased it and I’m not sure if I will.

I have tried 2 Rimmel mascaras: Scandaleyes Retro Glam and Scandaleyes Wow Wings. Both are extremely black and give lot of volume. The formula is super wet, which means it takes quite some time to dry. Haven’t repurchase because I’m not fan of wet formulas.

Lastly, Maybelline Snapscara (non-waterproof) is a pigmented, clump-free, volume giver mascara. It has a not-to-dry, not-to-wet formula. Haven’t repurchase yet but will when I finish a few mascaras.

Overall, my favorite mascaras are:

  • L’oreal Lash Paradise (non-waterproof)
  • Maybelline Snapscara (non-waterproof)
  • Colourpop BFF Mascara

Some mascara reviews that are coming soon:

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Resumen de rímel-¿Compraría de nuevo?

El tema para hoy es rímel. Los he probado, ya no están, ahora necesitamos hablar sobre ellos. ¿Son buenos? ¿Los compraría de nuevo? ¿Cuál me gustó más? Si quieren saber las respuestas a estas preguntas, solo sigan leyendo.

El primero es Colourpop BFF Mascara. Compré este rímel la primera vez que salió en 3 colores (negro, azul, y violeta). Era el rímel que utilizaba todo el tiempo porque la pigmentación era increíble. No se transfiere ni mancha. Pero cuando la fórmula comenzó a secarse, se deshacía durante el día. No lo he vuelto a comprar porque siempre tengo varios rímeles en rotación y otros más para probar.

El próximo es L’oreal Lash Paradise. Tiene buena pigmentación, da un buen volumen y alarga las pestañas, y no se transfiere ni mancha. Pero se puede crear grumos si se aplican demasiadas capas. Ambas fórmulas, regular y a prueba de agua, actúan de la misma manera. La única diferencia es en el proceso de remoción. La fórmula a prueba de agua es más difícil de remover, por lo que prefiere la otra fórmula. Lo he comprado varias veces (tengo como 2 de repuesta).

Covergirl Lash Blast Active tiene buena pigmentación, separa las pestañas y da un look más natural. Se pueden aplicar varias capas sin que forme grumos y no tiende a transferirse ni manchar. Es un buen rímel para uso diario o en looks de poco maquillaje. No lo he comprado y no estoy segura si lo haré.

He probado 2 de Rimmel: Scandaleyes Retro Glam y Scandaleyes Wow Wings. Ambos son extremadamente negeos y dan mucho volumen a las pestañas. La fórmula es súper húmeda, lo que implica mayor tiempo de secado. No he vuelto ha comprar porque no soy amante de las fórmulas húmedas.

Por último, Maybelline Snapscara es un rímel con buena pigmentación, libre de grumos que da buen volumen. Tiene una fórmula no muy húmeda, no muy seca. No he vuelto a comprar pero lo haré cuando termine algunos de los que tengo en rotación.

En resumen, mis rímeles favoritos son:

  • L’oreal Lash Paradise
  • Maybelline Snapscara
  • Colourpop BFF Mascara

Algunas reseñas que vienen pronto:

Makeup, Review

Reseña-Brow Fast Scultp de Maybelline

¡Hola chicos! Espero que tengan un buen día. No olviden seguirme en las redes sociales:

Hoy quiero hablarles sobre un gel para cejas. Sí, leyeron bien: un gel para cejas. Luego de años utilizando el Brow Stylist-Boost & Set de L’oreal, supuse que era tiempo de tratar algo nuevo. 

Así que compré el nuevo gel para cejas de Maybelline llamado Brow Fast Sculpt. Lo he estado utilizando por una semana y debo decirles que me encantó desde el primer momento. Este gel tiene una pigmentación increíble pero puede llegar a sentirse pesado si se aplica demasiado producto. Lo que puede pasar dependiendo del lado por el que se use el aplicador y el hecho de que trae mucho producto.

Como pueden ver en la foto arriba, mis cejas no son anchas ni frondosas. Pero con el Brow Fast Sculpt de Maybelline, mis cejas lucen oscuras y parecen tener más cabellos. Creo que el tono es un poco oscuro pero por la mayor parte se ve bien. Lo único que no me gusta es que tiende a desaparecer del inicio de mis cejas (ya que frunzo demasiado el ceño) y mis espejuelos quedan justo ahí.

En general, es un gran producto para mis tristes y escasas cejas. Especialmente para mi rutina diaria de maquillaje. 

¿Cuáles son sus productos para cejas favoritos? Cuéntenme en la sección de comentarios.

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Review-Maybelline Brow Fast Sculpt

Hi guys! Hope you’re having a great day. Don’t forget to follow me on all social media:

Today’s post is about a brow gel. Yes, you’ve read right: a brow gel. After years of using L’oreal Brow Stylist-Boost & Set brow mascara, I thought it was time to try something new.

So, I got the new brow gel from Maybelline called Brow Fast Sculpt. I’ve been trying it for a week so far and I must say I fell in love immediately. This brow mascara has an amazing pigment but can feel heavy if you apply too much product in one spot. Which can happen depending which way you use the wand and the fact that it carries a lot of product.

Product applied on left brow.

As you can see in the picture above, I don’t have thick or bushy brows. But with Maybelline’s Brow Fast Sculpt brow gel, my brows look full and pigmented. I’m thinking it’s a shade a bit too dark but for the most part it looks good. The only thingI don’t quite like is that it fades from the front of my brows when I frown (which I tend to do a lot).

Overall, it’s a great product for my sparse and sad brows. Especially for everyday makeup.

What are your favorite brow products? Let me know in the comment section.