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!