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!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

And the winner is...

Finally, we have a winner!!

The lucky gal who'll receive a sample pack of the Alice's Chains Collection is...

Please email me your contact details at :D


Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway <3

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Morgana Cryptoria Lipstick Swatches - Round Two!

Some time ago, I posted swatches of the four Morgana Cryptoria lipsticks I owned back then (click here to see them). After that, I ordered several samples to try out a lot of shades I liked. Today I'm swatching them.

These colors (except Gilded Ballerina which I bought a full size tube) were applied with a finger (GB was applied directly from the tube). I find Morgana's lipsticks are best applied from the bullet, if you have any weird edges or feel like you need to fill in a little spot, go over it with a little lipstick brush then the bullet, I think that's how they work the best. If you see any uneven parts it's due to the camera and that I didn't take the biggest care in applying them since I was going to take them off immediately.

Samples aren't available anymore, but there is an ultra helpful page where you can see swatches of every lipstick taken from different blogs, which means you'll see how they look in different lightings, lips and skin tones.

On to the swatches!

I get 3-4 hours of wear with this one. It's one of my favourites, GORGEOUS!!! It's beautiful and flattering and goes perfect with a a fuchsia blush. I need to get a full size of this.

This color doesn't suit my coloring, but it doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. What I do to be able to use it is apply it very lightly on top of a fuchsia lipstick or as a mere stain on my lips under a bright gloss. I've worn it at home for a good 3 hours.

LO-LO-LOVE it!! This one is very similar to Very Cherry, but much pinker while Cherry is redder. You need it, and that's all I need to say about it. It's one of the most moisturizing lipsticks I've tried from Morgana. I get over four hours of wear with this one.

The picture makes the lipstick no justice. It has a light gold shift which I couldn't capture with the cam but looks gorgeous in person. If you are warm toned, you'll love it. I get about 4 hours of wear with it, it also feels especially moisturizing.

This is one of my favorites. It's perfect for any look, both soft, bright and dark smokey. I've used it in any look you can think of. This one lasts around 4 hours on me. It has the prettiest violet shift to it and feels amazing on the lips.

This one is beautifu. A cool metallic rose. Since I don't feel comfortable with a metallic look on my lips, I like to use a fuchsia gloss on top. I get 3-4 hours of wear wearing it alone, with a gloss around 2-3. Reeeeally flattering on my skin tone.

This is a gorgeous "neutral". It doesn't look as reddish as on my swatch IRL, it's a bit lighter, imagine your lip color a couple of tones darker. It's perfect for any kind of look and I use it constantly. I get 3-4 hours of wear and have purchased a full size tube of it.

I wouldn't wear this one as is outside because I'm not comfortable with dark colors on my lips and makes me look vampy, but I've used it as a stain under a red gloss and love the result. It's got a beautiful red shine to it and it's really creamy. I haven't fully tested how long it lasts, but after two hours I had it on it looked exactly the same as applied.

This shade is underrated. It's PERFECT. I can say without a doubt this is my favourite your lips but better lipstick, a perfect neutral I feel is great for any skin tone. It's a rosy brown that feels and look beautiful. I get 3-4 hours of wear from it and had to order a full size since I'm almost out of it. I won't be happy if it ever gets discontinued.

This is the only full size I purchased. It's BEAUTIFUL I love it, yet it doesn't completely suit me since it's a tiny bit too light for me. What I do is layer it on top of Azalea blue or Cocoa so I can wear it. I get 3-4 hours of wear with it. It's a beautiful color which suits many looks.

That's all! I've ordered one more, Pumpkin Eater, so I'll swatch it for you when I have it.

Have you tried the new Morgana lipsticks? Which one is your favorite? What ideas do you come up with when a lipstick doesn't suit you and you want to adapt it to your skin tone?