New Eyeshadow Palettes: Master Palette by Mario & Ultimate Basics


Hola corazones, el post de hoy va dedicado a la belleza. Hace tiempo que no me sentía tan emocionada con la llegada de nuevas paletas de sombras al mercado…tenía un sentimiento de “más de lo mismo” cada vez que veía una, que casi había hasta perdido el interés. Eso se disipó con la llegada de la palette Modern Rennaissance de Anastasia Beverly Hills, que incluía colores vibrantes, que daban lugar a la creatividad, sin caer en extravagancias.

Hello everyone! Today’s post is dedicated to beauty. It’s been a long time since I wasn’t  this excited about new eyeshadow palettes hitting the market…I guess there was a feeling of “I’ve seen it before”, as if it was more of the same so to speak.  That changed with the arrival of Anastasia Beverly HillsModern Renaissance, which brought vibrant and different colours to the makeup scene, some of which were thought too hard to mix and match, and they ended up being just perfect and sold out everywhere, giving room to creativity -without being overwhelming- when it came to adding colour to the eyes. 


Ahora mi emoción se reanuda con la nueva palette que surge de la colaboración de Anastasia Beverly Hills y el maquillador Mario Dedivanovic y la última adición de Urban Decay a su familia de los “Basic” palettes: “Ultimate Basics”.


Now that excitement is back with these two new palettes: Anastasia Beverly HillsMaster Palette by Mario” and Urban Decay’s “Ultimate Basics“.
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Powder Foundations: The Summer Solution



With the summer already here- well at least in some parts of the world- certainly not here in Brussels :-(, most of us are faced with having to change our makeup routine and adapt it to the humidity and heat of the warmer months, which brings powder foundations to the starring role, being a great and quick solution to our makeup routine.

Powder foundations will give you enough coverage and a refined polished look to achieve flawless skin in no time, doubling up as a retouching powder throughout the day as well.

The most important thing is to pick the right one suited to your skin type and that provides the coverage you desire. Here are some recommendations (from high-end to drugstore) according to skin type:

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Trending: Cushion Foundations, A Rundown

Cushion Foundations.pngHola!! Haven’t you noted that as with everything now, once there’s a new makeup product on the market, in almost no time all the other makeup brands speed up their production to come out with the same concept, and we are then puzzled about which one to choose among the sea of options available.

This is, of course, a good thing…it’s great to have alternatives, because then we have different price range, textures, color options, packaging, etc. Which brings me to today’s topic: cushion foundations

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Wake-up Makeup for Amateurs

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Whenever I look around among my friends and acquaintances, and even from my time working at MAC, I notice that despite the loads of makeup tutorials out there, and the noticeable interest women have for makeup these days, not all women are skillful at applying it or are willing to spend the minimum time to do it. This is also subject to the beauty standards in each city or country, but it’s a reality that not all women take the time to apply makeup and groom themselves even to a fair minimum.

Sometimes, all you need to enliven your skin in no time is to add some color to your cheeks and lips, which is key to bring the skin to life.

To this end, I’m sharing my super quick version of a makeup tutorial for amateurs, with no major makeup technique involved for women on the run. Disclaimer: I had slept only few hours when I did this video, so signs of tiredness are clearly visible, and even though I – deliberately- didn’t go for a full coverage, I think the end result proves the importance of makeup and our image, providing a refreshed look thanks to rosy cheeks and bright red lips…hope you like it!

KIKO Haul: First Impressions Video

Kiko ThumbnailHola everyone! Last month, I spent some days in Madrid, and as fate would have it, I ended up giving in and got inside one of the very many KIKO Cosmetics stores, and -of course- I didn’t leave empty handed!!

I wanted to enter a review of my makeup haul here in my blog, when right after I finished filming my  Get ready with me video, I decided to make a video instead, making it my first “Makeup Haul” video ever! So, without further ado, if you are curious about the products I got, and my opinion on them click above and check it out 😉

Thanks for watching in advance! xx

Hola corazones!! El mes pasado estuve en Madrid, y como era de esperarse no resistí la tentación de entrar a una de las tantas tiendas KIKO Cosméticos que abundan en toda la ciudad.

Kiko Haul Primeras Impresiones.jpgDesde entonces, había querido hacer un entrada aquí para comentarles los productos que había comprado y lo que pensaba de ellos, cuando justo al terminar de filmar mi video Get ready with me , me dije “porqué no aprovechas y haces tú primer video de “Makeup Haul”?

Así que si están curiosas y quieren ver que productos compré y mi opinión sobre si merecen o no la pena, pues hagan click aquí en mi primer video de “Primeras Impresiones” y matarán la curiosidad 😉

Gracias de antemano por verlo! Besos xx


IMG_1965When I saw that MUFE (MAKE UP FOREVER) had launched their own cream sculpting/contouring palette, I wasn’t just intrigued, I knew I HAD to try it. So, I got the palette together with their new ULTRA HD Stick foundation (among others) to see how the two performed.

The Palette comes in 4 different shades, with 4 different colors inside respectively to: Highlight/Conceal, Contour, Shimmer and Color the face.

  • 20 Light
  • 30 Medium
  • 40 Tan
  • 50 Dark
Pro Sculpting Palette in 30


Contouring is not an easy makeup technique, and certainly one that requires more than the amount of time most people dedicate to do it, which -more often than not- translates in a sloppy application. I, personally, find that contouring with creamy formulas take a lot of time and precision to blend really well to avoid getting a streaky face, but the end result with creams is dewier and more natural than with powders, as the cream sort of fusions with the skin. You can ease the application of this palette with a beauty blender.


  • In one palette you have all the shades you need to contour, highlight and add color with the blush shade, which is a peachy fresh color.
  • The matte highlight shade can also be used as a concealer, which is a plus.
  • It comes in different colors, so there’s choice for different ethnicities.
  • It comes with a little leaflet that shows how to contour according to your face shape.


  • Price, at 45$ and 48€ it’s not cheap, considering you only get 2.5g from each shade.
  • I got number 30, which is the medium colored palette, and the contour shade runs a bit orange on me.
  • It’s a bit difficult to get the product from the palette with a brush, as each square is too small and close together.

Verdict: If you are new to the contour world, and/or makeup I’d suggest to go for something cheaper, until you get the hang of the technique. Other than that it’s a nice palette to have as it’s an all in one deal, but I’m not overly impressed by it.

Now, the ULTRA HD Foundation Stick is a different kind of monster…I’m absolutely in love with it! I got it in two colors, one that matches my skin perfectly (127) and a lighter shade (117) to contour and highlight at the same time.

ULTRA HD foundation in 117 & 127


  • Great coverage with a dewy finish.
  • Comes in a wide range of colors.
  • Application is fool-proof as it blends almost instantly with your skin, I find that applies like a dream with the help of a beauty blender.

    ULTRA HD foundation in 117 & 127


  • At 40€ can be expensive if you use it daily, as it only contains 12,5g.
  • Would not recommend it to oily skin types, as it’s very emollient and it will have you shining in no time.IMG_6886

Verdict: Love this foundation, great for an easy application and a good moderate to full coverage, without a mask effect, highly recommend it.