A Month In Beauty

A Month in Beauty | February

Welcome back to a new A Month in Beauty post! I love sharing a bit of everything and having all the best of February beauty in one place. In today’s post, I will share some upcoming makeup releases, favorite Instagram accounts, and favorite blog posts for this month. Don’t forget to subscribe to make sure you’re notified of new posts. If you’d like to be featured in next month’s post, leave a comment below! If you missed January’s, you can find it here.

A Month in Releases

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette 





















I love Natasha Denona palettes… although I have never tried one. Everyone raves about the quality of her eyeshadows, but the price is just too high for me at the moment. This new palette is called the Tropic Palette and it will be available at Sephora on March 8. There is also a second release, the mini Sunset palette and it will retail for $24. Apparently, it is MINI, but I am extremely tempted. To be honest, I am not a makeup artist. I will not be going through an entire palette and makeup does go bad. I’d hate to spend $129 for it to go to waste. Do you own a Natasha Denona palette? Would love to know how you like it!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette

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The much anticipated Soft Glam palette is now available! This new Anastasia Beverly Hills palette has the same formula as the Modern Renaissance palette which is one of my favorites. There are also some duplicate shades between the two, so if you have Modern Renaissance, keep that in mind! The look and package of this palette are so appealing to me, but most of my palettes look exactly like it so I’ve passed on this one for now. So far, the looks I have seen are stunning. If you don’t have Modern Renaissance and you’re more attracted to this one, I definitely recommend it.

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG Mascara





















If you haven’t seen this mascara yet… where have you been hiding? The amount of money Benefit has spent on the advertising of this mascara is crazy. They have had multiple influencer trips and events, which has made people skeptical about the actual quality of the product. I haven’t tried it myself, but the reviews I’ve seen are mixed. Some look AMAZING, and others look extremely clumpy. I am tempted to try it because the ones that look amazing, really do look impressive. Have you tried it?

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Palette




















I am sorry this post is all about new eyeshadow palettes. It seems like that’s the product every brand is releasing right now. This palette is based on the original Naked Heat palette, but the shades are actually brand new. Although they follow the same vibe as the Heat, they’re not the same. I literally just bought the Naked Heat and now this cutie is released? This is why the makeup industry needs to stop. I can’t speak about this one, but the original Naked Heat is great. The formula is really easy to work with.

A Month in Instagram

This month, Instagram was not the best to me. I experienced for the first time what it is like to be “shadowbanned.” This means I wasn’t showing up under the hashtags I was using, only people who followed me could see my posts on their feed. It was really frustrating, but I did my best to not let it get to me. In this case, it seems to be more of a glitch than an actual ban, so I am still trying to figure it out. How was Instagram for you this month? In better news, these are some accounts I loved this month!





A Month in Blogs

Make Up For Ever Artist Colour Shadows by Reflection of Sanity
Four Things All About Hair by Cherries & Perfume
Charlotte Tilbury Skincare Saviours by PaleGirlRambling

This month was a bit busy for me so I didn’t get the chance to enjoy as many bogs as I would’ve wanted. If I missed out on your post, leave it in the comments below! I’d love to read it.

Hope you enjoyed another edition of A Month in Beauty. Are you planning on getting any of the recent makeup releases? What are some Instagram accounts you’ve been loving? Don’t forget to let me know in the comments!

What would you like to see in next month’s #AMonthInBeauty?

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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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  • New #dermae goodies! And #texturetuesday if you swipe left ⬅️ I have been loving trying out new skincare, especially moisturizers and anything hydrating. I got sent two @dermae products, both with anti-aging qualities. How do you feel about anti-aging skincare?
🍃 The Advanced Peptide and Collagen Moisturizer helps soften and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Also, includes antioxidants to help support healthy collagen. Even if you are young and don’t have visible wrinkles, it is super important to be preventive! I haven’t used this one yet, but it felt really nice on my hand and I can’t wait to use it.
🍃Also received the Firming DMAE Eye aloft. This cream lifts, firms, and tightens the delicate eye area. It has #hyaluronicacid which infuses a surge of cooling eye moisture. I have used this a couple of times and really like the way it feels. While it isn’t super heavy, it does feel really hydrating.
Thank you so much #dermaesocial 🙏🏼
Productos nuevos para probar de @dermae! Su hidratante que ayuda a suavizar y disminuir la apariencia de arrugas. Nunca es muy temprano para empezar a prevenir. Y el segundo producto es su crema para la ojos que hidrata, afirma, y levanta la delicada área de los ojos. El #contornodeojos ya lo he usado un par de veces y me ha gustado mucho lo hidrata que hace ver las ojeras.
  • It’s a new week and I am still dealing with my cold 🤦🏻‍♀️Maybe I’ll be cured before the end of the year 🤞🏼What is one thing makeup/skincare related that you struggle with? Something you can’t make look right. For example, for me it is concealer. I have tried so many different things (still testing some), but this is the one area of my face that looks the worst at end of the day. I also feel like it’s a very important one as I want to make sure I get those under eye circles covered, but don’t want it to look cakey. Let’s help each other out! Give me your concealer tips and I’ll try to help you! 👇🏼
Una nueva semana y yo todavía con gripa 🤦🏻‍♀️A lo mejor para el fin de año ya estoy mejor 🤞🏼Cuál es un paso en su rutina de maquillaje/cuidado de la piel con la que tienen dificultades? Que no logran que se vea bien? Por ejemplo, para mi es el corrector para tapar las ojeras. Siempre me parece que es lo peor que se ve al final del día. Quiero asegurarme de que estoy tapando las ojeras pero no quiero que el area se vea pesada. Denme sus tips y ayudémonos! 👇🏼
#motd #maquillajedeldia #maybelline #uobeauty #drugstoremakeup #makeupoftheday #nomakeupmakeuplook #nomakeupmakeup #lauramercier #tintedmoisturizer #affordablemakeup #bloggercolombiana #bloggermexicana #pdxblogger #portlandoregon #portland #sephorahaul #narsconcealer #bellezanatural #maquillajenatural #discoverunder100k #instagood #glittershadow #glittereyeshadow #makeuphelp #makeuptips #makeupbag #leatherbag
  • Happy #Sunday! A little #throwback to the end of the summer when I had a fresh tan (that has now faded) and was playing with the @hourglasscosmetics #scatteredlight shadow in Smoke. Only used some bronzer and the #hourglass shadow to add a little something. Love how easy these were to use. I had no trouble with fallout throughout the day or longevity.
I hope you all had a very relaxing weekend ♥️
Feliz Domingo! Esto fue al final del verano cuando todavía estaba bronceadita y estrenaba la sombra de @hourglasscosmetics en el tono Smoke. Son súper fáciles de usar! Yo no tuve ningún problema durante el día, al final se veía igual que apenas la apliqué.
Espero todos hayan tenido un buen fin de semana ♥️
  • Happy Friday! I hope you’re on your way to a lovely, relaxing weekend. Any plans? I will be doing homework and playing with some makeup. These are all products I have been using for a while now and love. Still obsessed with the @thrivecausemetics eyeshadow palette. The quality is amazing and you really don’t need anything more. Can’t go wrong with the @marcbeauty bronzer. It has to be one of my all-time favorites. @maybelline has some of the BEST mascaras and the @beccacosmetics highlighters are the most beautiful.
Feliz Viernes! Espero se estén preparando para un fin de semana súper relajado. Estos son todos productos que he usado ya un tiempo y todos me encantan. Les súper recomiendo las sombras de #thrivecausemetics. La verdad que no se necesita más. Los polvos bronceadores de #marcbeauty son de los mejores que he usado.
  • #SaturdaySkinGiftedMe What’s the last skincare you tried? A little skincare, a little newness. The @farmacybeauty Green Clean is my favorite way to take off my makeup. I then use the @freshbeauty Soy Face Cleanser.  their Peel Gel - and I really liked how gentle it was. My skin was not red afterwards and it is just a very satisfying feeling. I would only do this maybe once every couple of weeks but it is a nice complement to my routine.
NEW - the @fur_you Silk Scrub (gifted). This is a gentle exfoliant to be used 2-3 times a week on your body. It can also be used as a mask, but I see myself using it after I shave. I’ve only tried it on my hand so far and I was very impressed by how gentle it was. It didn’t feel scratchy. And I LOVE the packaging. It is so practical and hygienic.
Productos para la piel! Para quitarme el maquillaje uso #GreenClean de @farmacybeauty seguido por el #soyfacecleanser de #freshbeauty. Una nueva adición es el exfoliante de #furyou para el cuerpo. Ya lea contaré qué tal!
@sephora @saturday_skin #sephora #saturdayskin #OctolyFamily
  • Sharing an #motd today! If you’re not familiar with @colourpopcosmetics, they have amazing quality eyeshadows and so many eyeshadow palettes to choose from. They also always have sales going on and just amazing quality. Other great #drugstorebeauty products include the @physiciansformula #butterbronzer and #butterhighlighter. The bronzer is so good and they released new shades this year. The @lorealmakeup lumi glotion is amazing if you like the glowy makeup look. It is a dupe for the #charlottetilbury Hollywood flawless filter.
What are your favorite drugstore makeup products?
Si no han escuchado de #colourpopcosmetics, esta marca es súper económica pero la calidad es súper buena y vale la pena. Además tienen una gran seleccion de productos. Otros productos de farmacia que son súper buenos, los polvos bronceadores de #physiciansformula.


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