Friday, March 30, 2012

The website is LIVE! Oh, and don't forget to follow the new blog

Well, it has for a few days hehe, has been a reality and I'm so excited about it! Haven't you checked it out yet?

Also, from now on, this blog won't be updated anymore because I have this amazing one Luna put together for me. CLICK HERE to go to go to the new blog!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It's Tuesday in Makeupland (super quick Lost in Makeupland post)

Hi everyone, this is a short quick post to let you know I have a lot of news! I've been working at a cafe pub for the last month and a half. They're starting the new waiters team at the moment and I don't have a schedule yet, I have to be on watch in case they need me and work the WHOLE weekend. I'm not complaining though, I like the place and while some coworkers suck and the beginning wasn't easy, we're getting rid of the mean useless ones and getting in some awesome people.

I really need to take pics of the inside of the pub, I'm sure you'll like it as much as I do!

I'm so glad that I finally found a job :)

I haven't had time for anything lately but I'm trying to settle in and figure out how to adapt Lost in Makeupland to it.

Now, onto the news you're interested in, I already have a domain and hosting service for LiM and both my shop and blog will soon be there and with a whole new image for the company that I hope you love as much as I'm loving it at the moment. This wouldn't be possible without the help of the wonderful Luna from Toxid-Lotus, not only is she lovely and does the BEST swatches, she also has a great eye for design and she's doing an amazing work. I SO can't wait to show you, I'm so excited about it!!

While I'll keep my Etsy shop open, I want to eventually be able to close on Etsy and only keep the webshop. Sales and specials will only be available at the webshop.

I think that's it for today, stay tuned because I have a lot coming soon!

Doll costume for a party at work a couple of weeks ago, I didn't get to work in the end but I drank for free, a lot LOL

Friday, February 17, 2012

It's been forever in Makeupland...

There's no other way to say it, I've been TERRIBLE at blogging. So many things have happened in my life and with Lost in Makeupland that it'd take forever to write them and you'd get bored almost instantly.

Many of you know I've been through really tough times but here I am fighting and strong and trying to make things right and to do new stuff that's exciting for me (and hopefully for you too) :)

I have a lot of posts scheduled and hope I can slowly and finally can go back to blogging and have a real interaction with you people in here.

To start I'm going to do a little wrap-up so you know the most important stuff that happened while I neglected the blog.
The much anticipated Rock My Look v2.0 was FINALLY released on January 31th. Containing twelve eyeshadows and a bonus track, this collection is larger than its first part and I've tried to make it easy to match most of the colors to the previous RML. While I had material and formulated stuff to make it bigger, I've saved the rest of products for the future.

Something new in this collection is that I've been playing with neutrals with a twist and I've also formulated some sheerer colors, which is something I'm loving, formulating different textures and trying to achieve different finishes. I always formulate everything from scratch, and you really learn a lot whenever you try something different than your usual.

I owe you another post with all the swatches and where the inspiration for them comes from (and another one for the Nostalgia collection too!) and some looks.

This brings up another topic.
Better now?

As you may have noticed (or if you have read my twitter lately) I'm changing my swatching method because some people don't use primers or don't use their eyeshadows foiled and I'm aware that may make them feel disappointed when they receive them and they don't look like my swatches. To give the most accurate possible info I've decided to change the way I do my swatches. I'll swatch everything dry without primer, over a primer (TFSI unless stated otherwise) and foiled (over Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy unless stated otherwise), like in this picture so you can see the different results you'll achieve depending on the way you apply them.
I'm working on bringing that back and making it a permanent and monthly thing on the blog and the shop. I know I still have to draw a winner from Volta's month and I will asap and write a post about it and contact the winner so they get their prize. After that, I'll get everything ready to start in March with the next.
I've been hinting that I have another project I'm working on lately, and didn't really give out more info about it other that I've been posting some little pieces of jewelry at my LiM shop.

They're a little preview of what will come whenever I'm ready for it, I have to be honest and I don't know when I'll be able to do all the branding and packaging for this new project and I want a REALLY extensive stock before opening its separate shop, so far I have 20 designs ready but only 6 on the shop. This project doesn't have a final name yet either.

What do you think of the pieces I've released so far?
Would you like to contribute to this blog with looks? I'll be happy to post them if you use at least two Lost In Makeupland products in your look. I'll need good quality pictures and a little info about you and a list of the products used sent to I'll be glad to feature you!
Do you have a blog and posted reviews, swatches or looks using LiM? Send me your links please! I want to put everything together so people can access reviews and all easily. I'm not censoring anyone so even if your review is less than stellar I want to know about it, I'll post it too and will also try to work together with you to see if I can help your experience with LiM be better.

You can send them via or post them here in the comments section.

I really miss you girls, do you also find it hard to blog when life is crazy?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Releases, FINALLY!!

After months and months of keeping you waiting for this collection, showing out some swatches from time to time and postponing the date time after time, I've released A BUNCH of new products.

The much awaited Nostalgia: When I Was Young collection, four new Whipped highlighters, three finishing veils and the finishing powder for oily skin are finally available in my Etsy shop!

Let's break them down a bit!

This collection was troublesome for me even to chose its name! I doubted between two until the last minute almost, and some of you may have received free samples with the name Nostalgia: Once Upon a Time. I settled for When I Was Young, but there'll be a Once Upon a Time collection too ;)

On to the shades!! Click on them to fully appreciate the colors <3

Deep smokey brown with a gold shift.  
 Highlighter, light creamy gold with subtle red shimmer.
 Light aquamarine blue with violet duochrome and glitter.
 Beautiful cold toned pastel pink with blue shimmer.
 Bright teal with golden shimmer.
 Amazing yellowed grass green with red glitter. Designed by Ana of Lipsticks and Lightsabers.
 Light, semi matte grey.
Low shimmer highlighter, cool toned cream. 
Reddish eggplant with blue iridescence and glitter.
   Dark purplish blue with pink iridescence and gold glitter.
Deep red with green duochrome and glitter.
Bright yellow with red iridescence and red glitter.
I love Whipped and use it quite often, but sometimes I felt like I needed an extra "something" on it but keeping the same formula and texture it had. And so the Whipped Reflects were born!

This is the original Whipped. 

It's taken forever hasn't it? My finishing powders have always had a good acceptation and the testing done by Stephanie and later by Jade (lovely girls with great blogs!) went so well that I've had a hard time not selling it.
Until I can get a hold of a shipment of 10 gram jars (if you follow me on Twitter you've probably seen me complain about a completely crazy ripoff shipping cost that's keeping me from buying them) it'll only be available in sample size at $2. I hope this gets solved asasp, I'm currently waiting on TKB's answer to my email regarding this issue and getting angrier by the day.
Do you love Lost in Makeupland's finishing powders but want to add a little touch of light to your skin? The Finishing Veils are just perfect for it!

They're available in three different shades: English Rose, Faerie and Glow, and same as the regular finishing powders, they're also available for normal to dry, normal to combination and oily skin.

They won't make you shimmery or look oily, they just have the barest hint of light for them to look natural and make your complexion glow.

And that's all for the September releases... Next time will be for Halloween, but there won't be a Halloween themed collection, though I can I can assure you it'll be AMAZING. I'll post swatches in the following weeks because you know I'm a tease!

What do you think of the new products? Which ones appeal to you the most? Which are your musts? Your less favorite ones? You know I love knowing what you think!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

It's Saturday in Makeupland

Things have been suuuuuuupah busy here in Makeupland lately.A lot has been going on and I've been terrible and haven't updated the blog in like forever, sorry about that!

I have so much to tell you I don't even know where to start! So many things are happening right now! After a terrible summer and a chaotic month of August, things are coming back to its place and I'm feeling great, happy and full of positive energy.And I want to share all the good things coming from me with you :)

One thing I want to state is that this week my Paypal account was hacked and emptied and the limitation hasn't been taken off yet (not funny at all when you need that money and need supplies) so I'm very low in 10 gram jars and have no actual way to pay for more. Hope to fix that during this next week. When I run out of them, 10 gr jars will be put out of stock to avoid delays in my turnaround time.

A few weeks ago, there was a huge scandal in ArtFire. Due to a security branch information from customers was revealed to others. After that, ArtFire dealed (or should I say didn't deal with) that situation and had a quite nasty response.

I find this unacceptable and won't continue selling there, and I'm not the only one who has decided to move out from there, other shops like OHWTO (go buy some Black Magic Soap and amazing solid scents!!). From now on I'm only selling on my Etsy shop and hope to also open my own web shop really soon.

If you want to know more about this, go over to read this super complete post on what happened. There's a ton of info and screencaps so you can see the whole mess created.
Next Monday, September 5, will be an important day for Lost in Makeupland. Why? Because it's the final launch date of the Nostalgia collection, the new Whipped highlighters, the Finishing Powder for oily skin and the finishing veils in English Rose, Faerie and Glow.

If you want to try them asap, you can get a pre-release sample pack with the Nostalgia collection and the new Whipped highlighters for only $10 (you save $9) . As soon as the collection is released, it won't be available anymore.

I've said earlier in this post that I'm very low on 10 gram jars at the moment, so none of the new products will be available in that size until I get them restocked. Highlighters will be available in sample size and 5 gram size while the finishing powder and finishing veils will remain in sample size until then.

Click on the picture to see the swatches better!
Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook have already seen the final swatches of the upcoming stuff, but I'll be posting (hopefully tomorrow or Monday) a more in depth blog post about them with bigger pictures and detailed descriptions and the story behind all these products.

If you have a blog and want to share the pictures or any kind of info on the new collection, feel free to do so and let me know!! It always makes me happy to see Lost in Makeupland around the net. <3
Volta is the Product of the Month of September. A looooot is going on around it so make sure to check this post because there's also a giveaway!

If you want to contribute to this POTM with looks or guest posts using it please email me at, I'll love to hear from you!!!!

I went trekking this afternoon to an amazing place, on my own, lost myself into the woods enjoying nature and the beautiful surroundings. Doesn't this make you feel paceful?

What do you think of the new stuff? Which are your favorites? 
How was your summer? I REALLY missed posting!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Product Of The Month, September 2011

The first Product of the Month is Volta. it was a bit hard to chose but it's one of my most popular shades so why not start with it?

Before I start and since it's the first POTM, I'd like to tell you what it's going to be about and what you'll see during this time. There'll be weekly posts and this is what you'll find through the month.

-Product pictures and swatches.
-Info on that product: inspiration, ingredients, reasons I love it, instructions on how to use it and a list of possible uses for it.
-EOTD's using the featured product.
-The featured product will be a 20% off during the entire month and customers will receive a little gift when they buy a full size of it.
-Color combinations using other Lost in Makeupland shades with the featured product.
-A monthly giveaway of a full size jar of the POTM.
-Guest posts (this obviously depends on you ;) ).
-Looks from customers (same here!).

Volta is one of the eye shadows from the Rock My Look Collection, a bright, dark blackened eggplant purple. It's got a bit of shimmer to it and reflects light amazingly. As you can see, it's got a strong black base that makes it perfect for smokey looks.

I won't lie when I say I LOVE it and it's one of the shades I use the most, specially as an eyeliner due to it's thick dark consistency and the way the color suits me. You can use it wet as an eyeliner or over the whole lid for an ultra intense result, on top of a dark base for an super smokey look, on its own on the lid, on top of a light base for a brighter result. It will never disappoint you!

It works great on any skin tone and is flattering on every eye color, specially green eyes. It's deep and beautiful, what else can you ask for?

Mica, titanium oxide, carnauba wax, boron nitride, iron oxide, tin oxide, ultramarines, magnesium stearate, carmine.

Volta contains carmine, so it isn't vegan. It also contains ultramarines, which means it's not safe for lip use either.

PLEASE keep these facts in mind when you buy a product, and don't use it if you're sensitive to any of the ingredients or use it where it's not approved. We indie companies have to inform you, but you have to be responsible and know what you're buying and make sure it's safe for you.

The Rock My Look collection is a music inspired one, based on some of my favorite bands and songs ever and the colors they bring to my mind when I listen to them. Every shade was named after a band or song.

You can see more detailed info on the inspiration behind the Rock My Look collection and more swatches in this post where I even gave links to music videos.

Volta was named after the band The Mars Volta. They're amazing, pure genius, and if you don't know them by now you should. I wanted to create a color that expressed everything they bring to my mind when I listen to the and I'm pretty proud of the result.

This month you can win a full size jar of Volta. Entering is super easy it won't take you long! Are you going to tell me you don't want it?

What you have to do is:
1. Become a follower if you aren't already, giveaways are for followers only.
2. Comment telling me why you love Volta.

A winner will be drawn at random on October 1st. You have the whole month to participate!

Have you tried Volta? What do you think of it? What do you think of featuring a product each month? I can't wait to know what you think, and if you have any suggestions of things that could be included in the POTM features, don't hesitate to let me know!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I'm alive, I swear! An update on Makeupland

I must be the biggest slacker ever, because it's been two months since I last updated my blog. Bad, bad Belén! I've started to write blog posts lots of times, but they didn't seem to fit in when they were finished so they got deleted and forgotten. I have lots of things to tell, but will try to keep everything as short and sweet as possible.

I haven't been very active on Twitter either, because I didn't want too many distractions.

I've been extremely busy with my personal life lately, I've taken important decisions about my education (I've signed to do a course to do an exam and access a superior education), it's also been taxes time, the local festival and my birthday which also happened in the middle of an order rush (because that's how life is!). I'm also searching for a job very actively which is also consuming a lot of my time. Sadly, unemployment salaries don't last forever :(

Besides that, I've also been working a lot on my company. The upcoming collection and new products should have been released by June 27th, but I've decided to hold everything back until I receive some supplies (sample labels and some micas I need for some of my most popular products). I think that's the wisest thing to do. Product pictures will be up next week though with color descriptions and a nice presentation of the upcoming releases and as soon as I'm ready they'll be released.

It'd be much easier to release everything when I meant to and try to sort it out, but I honestly try to do things the right way and I want this release to be as amazing as I know it can be. It's so hard to keep everything so secret!

One of the big releases will be the Finishing Powder for Oily Skin. The lovely Stephanie from The Raven And The Rose offered to test it and the results couldn't be better! She followed through the whole process on her blog and you can read her conclusions and review on this post. It makes me super happy to see that she keeps on using it daily on her LOTDs :) By the way, take a look at her blog for lots of indie swatches and her lovely looks and also her writing blog, which I find super interesting.
The amazing Phyrra featured me on her June's Independent Spotlight. It was super fun answering her questions.

You know her blog is one of my favorites so I'm super happy she offered to feature me. If you want to know me a little better and hear some fun facts about my life and company, don't hesitate to read it :)
I've announced it on Twitter before, but it's going to be a reality. From now on, I'll start a little reward program on my ArtFire shop. What does this mean? It means that when you buy from my shop, you'll accumulate points you'll be able to change for products. I need to write a more exhaustive post on that so everything is clear, but just so you have an idea, if you spend $10 dollars on my shop (shipping not included), you'll get 1 point, if you spend +$20 you'll get two. They'll be converted into dollars later, which means that when you have 6 points you can chose a free full size eyeshadow or a sample pack in your next order for example.

I have to give it a try and figure out the best way to make it work, but I think for the moment it's a nice addition to my service and hope you appreciate it as much as I appreciate your support. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING THERE!

Starting in August, every month will be dedicated to one product. It will be any of my products, ranging from eyeshadows to highlighters without forgetting about blushes. I'll pick a shade every month and will post weekly about it. I'll post pics, the story behind the shade, EOTD's and will give away a full size of that product to one of you. In addition, that shade will be 20% off during the whole month.

That's it for today, I'll leave you with a (bad quality) picture from last weekend, I went camping on the beach to somehow celebrate my birthday (which was last Wednesday) and had this nice fire (which doubled as a BBQ when we added these big wooden pieces) I couldn't help but photograph with my iPhone. Looking at fire is so relaxing...

How have you been? I really missed you all!