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Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss Duo Review


It’s been a couple of crazy days and I haven’t had a chance to sit in front of the computer and write. Finally, taking a couple of hours off form my study time, I decided to do a small review about these two lipgloss from Make Up For Ever. 

Make Up For Ever is a very well known brand, yet I have never really tried any of their products before. Let me tell you, it hasn’t been because I didn’t want to. I’ve read such great reviews about lots of their products, a huge number on their HD Foundation, which has made me place this brand on my very long “Things To Get ” list, under the makeup and beauty category.




Back in December, my mom and I went to Sephora for some makeup hunting. I think I have mention this before on another post, but one of the many things I like about this store is that, as you approach to the paying area, the line to the cashier is outlined by small shelves containing pocket size or smaller versions of makeup and beauty products. Thus, as you wait inline, you can’t help yourself taking a peak and even ending up getting one of the many products displayed, which is what happened to my mom and I.

As we were ready to wrap things up at Sephora, we found this small glittery pink box containing a sample of two of the Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss and decided to take it home with us. Inside the package came 209- Fuchsia Pink and 403- Red. Just by looking at the package, I think you can tell this lipgloss range is all about shocking and vibrant colors. The shade 209 is a fluorescent pink, the most shocking of the two, and 403 is a vivid red. Both of these colors I think would be great for summer or when going to the beach.





The first thing that caught my attention when trying them for the first time was the strength of their pigmentation. Expecting just a slight tint on my lips, I was amazed by how pigmented and colorful they were for a lipgloss. However, to achieve an intense finish, I recommend applying two coats.

Another aspect that I liked about these products was their formula. When twisting the cap to pull out the brush and use the lipgloss, you’ll notice that the lipgloss has a thick and rich consistency. When placed onto the lips, it feels quite creamy but, unlike other lipgloss, not sticky or dewy. Yet, I do see myself having some trouble if the wind blows my hair onto my face :P I guess the thickness helps concentrate the color and moisten the skin because my lips felt really nice.





Last but not least, I wanted to talk about the brush. I love that nowadays there has been new developments in the brushes and applicators department haha. You can find from more rigid and stiff types of brushes to soft and flexible ones. This product’s is very soft and glides easily through the lips. It bends without breaking apart and allows you to create thick or thin lines and fill your lips without making a mess.

Overall, I really enjoyed getting these lipgloss. I think they are of a good quality. Their unique and vibrant colors are great for creating fun looks or adding a pop of color to your go-to everyday makeup.


Let me know what you think!!

Met Gala 2016 Favorite Dresses

(Photos taken from Getty Images)

Hey guys! I was taking a break from studying and decided to check out this year’s Met Gala’s red carpet. I love looking at the different dresses and how each celebrity styles them. My mom and I enjoy evaluating each look. We ask each other questions like “would you wear that?” or “out of these, which one do you like the most?” and spend time commenting each look. It’s something fun that I like doing with her haha. Also, I think it’s a good way to check the new fashion trends and maybe get some ideas on what to wear for events/parties. Anyway, as I was looking at the photos from the event, I was inspired to write a short blogpost on my top favorite looks. Let’s begin!


(Photo taken from Getty Images by Jamie McCarthy)


Karlie Kloss

I think that out of all the dresses that I saw, my favorite was Karlie Kloss’ white cutout dress. I love Karlie’s fashion style. Not only in the way she dresses, but in her photos as well, she  looks elegant and manages to to kind of emanate that. I really liked this dress. I think that it has a nice combination of sexiness, femininity, class and elegance. It displays her fit body without looking trashy. Also, that red/burgundy lip was a great choice for the look. The only thing I would have changed is the hairdo; I would have gone for beach waves.


(Photo taken from Just Jared)

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 

The second runner up for the night was Rosie’s greek-like white dress. Rosie is one of my favorite models. She’s always very classy and elegant, yet sexy and trendy. Looking at her photos, she reminds me that, no matter what you wear, if you wear it with confidence, it will show. She literally can have on anything and it seems like she can pull it off. I thought this dress looked pretty on her. I love the combination of two different fabrics and the metallic detail on the shoulder strap. A dress like this one, simple and sober (if that makes sense), needed to be worn with attitude, like Rosie did, or else it may have been overshadowed by other dresses in the event. 


(Photo taken from Just Jared)

Poppy Delevingne

I really, really liked this dress a lot! I love all things boho and this dress proved that you can wear this style and look elegant and formal at the same time. I like the little beaded patterns and details that must have taken such a long time to craft. I love the combination of stones, pearls, and crystals embedded in that sheer/nude fabric. Moreover, I thought her hair and makeup were perfect for this dress and complemented the whole vibe going on. I think she really stood out and, in my opinion, it was one of the most original looks of the event.


(Photo taken from Getty Images by Larry Busacca)

Zendaya

I don’t really like long sleeved dresses very much, but Zendaya’s golden sequin/crystal dress was the exception. I love it’s shape, very form fitted and sort of body hugging in the upper body region, but, as it reaches the floor, it becomes loose. It has a short tail, which I thought looked classy. Moreover, I thought that kind of turtleneck (haha I don’t really know how to describe it), was creative and original, like a different take on the usual long sleeved dress. Additionally, I loved her smokey eye with glossy brown lips makeup.


(Photo taken from Getty Images by James McCarthy)

Gigi Hadid

I love Gigi’s fashion style. She looks great at red carpet events and at everyday sort of occasions. This look was no disappointment. I thought her dress was different and stylish. I loved the combination of sheer blueish grey fabric with dark metallic sequins. I thought the color choice suited her blond hair and fair skin. Her makeup was a soft and very natural, which was a great match for the dress. The makeup look didn't overpower or compete with the dark tones and colors, and kind of help achieve a nice balance within the overall look.


What do you think of these looks?? Which ones were your favorites?

*Copyright disclaimer: all photos in this blogpost were not taken by me. The rights to these pictures belong to their rightful owners, credited below each photo*

Small L.A Girl Haul & Review!



Good afternoon everyone! It’s been a while since I last wrote about makeup, so I decided to sit down and get straight into it. A couple of weeks ago, a bunch of university classmates and I had to do some work in Heredia. Part of it involved walking around the area and, whilst we were working, I found this small makeup shop called “Mundo Cosm├ętico”, or something like that. I was very excited to find makeup, let alone brands that I thought couldn’t be found where I live, like L.A Girl. The next day, during our lunch break my friend and I went to the store and did a little bit of shopping. My intention at first was to only get the L.A Girl Pro Concealer HD after reading such great reviews about it, however things changed fast as I saw various products that I’ve been wanting to try at low prices. 






L.A Girl Pro Concealer HD in Toffee and Nude

One of the many trends going on right now in the beauty world is contouring, which is playing with dark and light face products to highlight and emphasize some areas of your face, while hiding others. I’ve been contouring my face with powder products, but I’ve noticed that using cream products has a sharper finish. Thus, I’ve been wanting to see what’s the deal with cream contouring. 

Toffee is a medium darkish brown concealer with an orange undertone. The trick when using this product is to apply small amounts and then build the intensity up. If you go too far and add a lot at once, it will become hard to blend out with your foundation and the orange undertone will become much more noticeable. Let’s be honest, an orange skin with red hair is not a good match :P haha. Nude, on the other hand, is a lighter shade of concealer. It has more of a pink/salmon undertone, which is great for the under eye area as it hides purple/blue patches of skin.

This concealer has a thick consistency compared to other concealers that I’ve tried. Nonetheless, it’s easy to blend, even with your fingers. I didn’t feel it had a cakey finish. My lower eyelid did not crease at all, not even when I set it with face powder. Also, it’s not greasy at all and it doesn’t have that dewy look when applied onto the skin, which is perfect because I love a matte face.





L.A Girl Pro Primer HD in White

When buying eye primers, I tend to choose shades closer to my skin tone. However, I was tempted to try this matte white primer because it’s always good to have a bit of diversity when it comes to makeup haha. A white primer helps make the eyeshadow color pop and stand out. So, after much thought and consideration, I decided to take this product with me. 

This primer is creamy and easy to blend. When I first tried it out, I applied a descent amount onto the upper eyelids and, with my fingertip, blended it all over the lids. I noticed that it’s pigmentation didn’t fade so much and it didn’t make my eyelid crease. When I placed the eyeshadow, I felt their color looked a bit stronger than the usual. Also, the primer kind of helped keep the eyeshadow onto the eyelid without having fallouts.






L.A Girl Velvet Bronzer in Goddess and Velvet Hi-Lite in Radiance 

These two products from their contour stick range really called my attention. I love their packaging and size. They’re easy to use and easy to keep in the purse without occupying much space. It’s round tip makes it easy to apply the product and draw lines. They’re very creamy and soft. It’s so soft that it’s so easy to blend without ending up with harsh lines and patches of product on your face. They have a very nice shimmery/velvet finish. It’s not too intense or pigmented, which I prefer because sometimes face products that are very strong kind of look a bit fake or obvious in my opinion. 

Radiance is a bright, white/pink highlighter. It looks very pretty and has such a nice glow. Goddess is a golden, medium toned bronzer. I think it’s prefect for achieving that nice caramel tan look during summer. 



(My mom made this very pretty bracelet!)



L.A Girl Matte Flatte Velvet Lipstick

As I was exploring the L.A Girl counter in the store, I found these pretty matte lipsticks that came in all colors, from nude to black. I love burgundy lips, so I got Runway for myself and a similar one that I can’t recall the shade for my mom (not pictured). I really like my lipstick choice even though we’re not in autumn or winter. First off, it smells great. It has a sweet vanilla scent. It’s easy to apply, creamy at first, but then tends to dry to get that matte finish. It’s very pigmented and the color is true to the product’s. It doesn’t come out as darker or lighter. In my experience, it lasted quite a long time without fading even while I had drank water. However, my mom told me that her lipstick was sort of patchy. She felt that her’s didn’t last so long and started to fade heterogeneously. Nonetheless, she liked the consistency and shade. 


That’s my review! Let me know what you think :D Have you tried this brand out??