Beauty Reflections

Day 1

Once again, here I am, but this time I’ll be writing about something I am still learning about, but thoroughly enjoying (even though it’s making me broke). The first makeup I ever wore was pressed powder from Avon. I also had an Avon blush. The powder was way too thick and dark for my skin, but I didn’t care. A couple of years later, I was introduced to black eyeliner and the waterline. It became my new obsession and I got so used to seeing myself with eyeliner, that I didn’t feel me when I didn’t have eyeliner on. I felt naked. And this is when I realized, my makeup journey didn’t have an ending in sight.

I was about sixteen or seventeen the first time I saved money and bought myself some M.A.C. makeup. It hurt. I bought the Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, a blush I still have (I know I should probably throw this away, but it still looks good), and a brush that the sales associate said I could use for both. I felt so grown up and so special, like these things were going to make me a better person. At 22, I now understand makeup is not going to change who I am, but I still enjoy the experience of being able to enhance and cover features of my face as I please.

My makeup collection has grown as new trends evolve and as I now have my own paycheck, but every time I swipe my card it still hurts a little bit until I get home, sit in front of the mirror, and begin to use my face as a canvas.

Join me as I learn about what works, what doesn’t, a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. I am no expert, no authority, just a fan.

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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February 14, 2017

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  • I’ve gotten a couple of questions about my skin type, and that kind of stuff so I thought I’d make this post a little more informational 👉🏼
🌟I have dry skin. Not super dry. But dry.
🌟My hair is dyed. It’s natural color is a boring brown. I went from a blonde balayage, to a deeper brown.
🌟My lips are usually dry and chapped but I still love a matte lipstick.
🌟I don’t use lip liners. I don’t curl my lashes. I never blow dry my hair.
🌟My main skin concerns are blackheads and visible pores in my cheek area.
🌟I don’t use anything that’s high coverage, except @tartecosmetics shape tape but that’s the best concealer out there so 🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Find someone who makes your weird weirder 🤪And a makeup sidenote - I used the @anastasiabeverlyhills Soft Glam and although you can’t see it (thanks tiny eyelids and squinty eyes), I love it!! The formula is amazing, the shades are beautiful, and it’s so easy to use. Just thought I’d update you.
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Encuéntrense alguien que se una a sus locuras 🤪
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  • Last weekend I had the chance to visit the @woodenshoefarm and it is one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen 🌷 Nothing better than being surrounded by tulips celebrating my 24th birthday.
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El fin de semana fui a visitar @woodenshoefarm y es una de las cosas más lindas que he visto! Nada mejor que estar rodeada de tulipanes celebrando 24 vueltas al sol ☀️
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  • Thank you @pixibeauty for all the eye goodies!! I am already a fan of their endless silky eye pen formula so can’t wait to try these shades. Today I used the Eye Bright Liner and the Eye Define Waterline to tightline. I really like the nude shade as it is very natural. Have you tried any of these?
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Muchas gracias a @pixibeauty por este regalito!! Me encantan los delineadores de esta marca así que no puedo esperar a usar todo. Ya han usado alguno de estos productos?
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  • I had been thinking about getting this @laneige_us lip mask for so long! As someone guilty of picking at her lips (thanks anxiety), they’re always a mess and just a hint of dryness enables me to pick at them. I’ve been using this for the last couple of nights, and I love waking up to hydrated lips 👄 Have you tried this or anything similar? How do you care for your lips?
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Llevaba con muchas ganas de probar esta mascarilla para los labios! La he usado las últimas noches y me encanta poderme poner labial sin resequedad. Ya la probaron?
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  • Just a quick and easy #motd 🤷🏻‍♀️Always try to reduce the amount of products I use, but I can’t. What does your #muotd look like today?
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#maquillajedeldia fácil y rápido 🤷🏻‍♀️Que productos usaron hoy?
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