Beauty News : L’Orèal Paris x Karl Lagerfeld secret collaboration | MAKEUPxTHECITY

Hi boys and girls, if you’ve followed me for a while you would know that I don’t typically have a posting schedule and for a little now it’s started to bug me, Sunday typically marks the end of the week and Monday marks the start so, Sundays are going to be ‘beauty news’ and when the rest of the schedule is figured out I will let you know, with the growth of my blog I actually am going to be adding a new beauty editor and there will be some very big changes that are actually ready, but I’m just not sure that I am but, lets get into the beauty news!

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Having announced earlier this year that Chanel’s former creative director and designer, Karl Lagerfeld, had been working on a secret make-up collection with L’Oréal Paris before his death in February, the cosmetics giant has finally revealed the details of what is set to be the most chic make-up range ever.

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L’Oréal confirmed that Lagerfeld illustrated the initial ideas and monochrome packaging, as he did with all of his designs, whilst the brand worked with his team to finalise the products posthumously.

 ➡️ The unexpected collaboration is less surprising than you might think. Lagerfeld infamously drew his signature fashion illustrations using eyeshadow rather than paints or coloured pencils and also launched a capsule make-up collection with Model Co. last year. So far specific products and price points are yet to be revealed, however, it has been confirmed that the range will share Lagerfeld’s pioneering spirit and commitment to celebrating feminine power, with a relentless quest to create the unexpected.

I really think that this is going to be the beauty collaboration of 2019 and I can only imagine how fast it will sell out, launching online on 20th September and globally on the 27th September during Paris Fashion Week nonetheless.

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From the wide range of shades to the texture of the products, nothing was left to chance in creating a line that would work for all kinds of women and at different moments of the day, from a subdued, elegant daytime look to more audacious, shimmering hues for nighttime.

The collection is made up of a highly pigmented nine-shade eyeshadow palette, a duo of highlighter for a glowing complexion, an extra black mascara, and a pigmented, ultra-matte eyeliner in black and silvery pink “Metallik.” The “Rouge à Lèvres Color Riche Satin” lipstick features a nourishing, healing formula and is available in six shades with names invoking Karl himself: Kultured, Ironik, Provokative, Karismatic, Kontrasted.

As I said above, if you want this collection be prepared to hit add to basket because it’s going to sell out fast, I asked an old coworker at L’Oréal if they would be sending this out in PR and he wasn’t even sure.

Don’t forget to take a look at my previous post ➡️ CHANTECAILLE BEAUTY | M X T C

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CHANTECAILLE BEAUTY | M X T C

Hey guys, how goes it? Chantecaille is one of those brands that you see at Holt Renfrew which is a luxury retailer where you can find this brand within Canada, They have stunning visuals and stunning packaging, but it’s the charities behind the brand that is alluring. They set the bar high for clean beauty and might have even been the first to do so, there is so many small ways that we can help the planet, and I know that is not why readers come to this blog but I will leave a link if you’d like to check it out.

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“Hello readers of makeupxthecity we just wished to share our story, Chantecaille sets a luxurious standard in the world of modern, botanical skincare and cosmetics. Our obsession with flowers and their amazing natural abilities to heal and work in harmony with the body is at the heart of our passion for skincare. Through ground-breaking scientific advancement, meticulous formulation and personal commitment, we use beauty as a tool to effect change in the world. By creating purposeful, obsession-worthy beauty products crafted from the purest ingredients, we’ve raised the bar for the beauty industry. We’ve also created a philanthropy platform which shines a spotlight on global environmental issues and supports conservation efforts around the globe”.
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I am very happy to call attention to this brand within Canada and try my best to show you the beauty of the packaging while talking about the quality some of the brand is amazing and some of it I think is just to much so that’s why I’m going to take a look of the best and worst in the brand.

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Africa’s Vanishing Species Collection is pure beauty and the eyeshadows are made of unbelievable formula this collection of rich, pearlescent eye shadows is inspired by six beautiful creatures — cheetah, elephant, giraffe, lion, pangolin and rhinoceros — that are among Africa’s most endangered. All of these wild animals face common threats from shrinking habitats, conflict with local communities, and the illegal wildlife trade.

➡️ Please click here to learn more about the important causes you help with your love of makeup and skin care!
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One of my most favourite product Le Camouflage Stylo puts YSL Touche Éclat to shame even the new full coverage on and again I love the packaging, the silver and black camo is very beautiful – there is a difference in price though, Le Camouflage Stylo sells for $75.00 in Canada! With a single stroke of the brush, the ultra moisturizing formula’s light- reflecting pigments instantly blur the appearance imperfections while a sugar-based oligopolymer helps plump the appearance fine lines. Anti-Fatigue Complex works to lighten the appearance dark circles and reduce the look of puffiness ➡️ It comes in seven shades, sadly.
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The Polar Ice Palette is dazzling and features nine cool-toned shimmering eye shades with next-generation pearl pigments.

The effect: a galactic glow inspired by the otherworldly landscape and night sky of the Arctic.

With three distinct effects: holographic, metallic, and radiant, the shades and shine range from demure to dramatic and create artful, luminous eye looks with ease.

The nine wearable hues were assembled to offer endless opportunity to play and customizable looks.

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POLAR-ICE-PALETTE---OPEN_grandeBeauty with results Recognizing the potential in botanical ingredients is something that Chantecaille was built upon. When Sylvie discovered a field of Rose de Mai in Grasse, she zeroed in on a new, revolutionary rosewater that possessed unprecedented anti-aging, skin-perfecting benefits. Products that start with a foundation of anti-inflammatory, soothing plant-based ingredients that boost the skin’s natural protective qualities are at the heart of Chantecaille, and we are always ceaselessly searching for the most effective ingredients that produce the most impactful, visible, beautiful results.

Screen Shot 2019-09-07 at 6.55.07 AMCreated especially for High Definition cameras, Chantecaille’s revolutionary skin smoothing powder goes on without a trace, leaving only a flawless, matte finish. Worn over makeup, the translucent powder gently sets foundation, ensuring long lasting wear. Instantly erases the appearance pores and imperfections.

New micro-fine light perfecting powders, undetectable under High Definition cameras or by the naked eye, give all skin tones a flawless yet natural looking finish. It’s also one of the best powders that I have ever used, stays all day, using it with just concealer or on its own gives you all the same benefits, true to claims.

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Check out my previous post ➡️ QUICK BRUSH REVIEW – WET N WILD | MXTC
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QUICK BRUSH REVIEW – WET N WILD | MXTC

Hi there, I hope everyone is well and are happy that it’s Friday! In Toronto currently is TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) which in my Monday to Friday job is true to form one of the busiest times for myself. IT! Chapter two comes out today, is anyone going to the opening? I’m going to do a “movie night” about it so there will be spoilers! So Wet n Wild just dropped some new pro brushes, they are simply beautiful in design but how do they preform? Keep reading to find out. 
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I was actually taken back when I open the Wet n Wild PR package for the their new Pro Brush Line I’m now using nothing but these brushes I took all of my brushes away to give them the best chance ➡️ before going on with reading this review I don’t wear eyeshadow personally so I will use a model to test related products or a face chart.

For the price point these brushes are amazing – I do fine that almost all of the brushes can be used as complexion brushes for example the Tapered Blending Brush (P15) is almost a better concealer brush, I did use it for both and that’s the best part of brushes they are extremely multipurpose. One of the down sides to these brushes is they have no weight to them at all, some enjoy that and some like myself, don’t ➡️ to me, they just feel a little bit cheap.

One of the best brushes is the Highlight Brush (P75) it’s the perfect size and the perfect amount of bristles to give you a beautiful subtile glow or if you want to be seen from space this brush has your back, and for $5.99 you can’t go wrong, the handles come into a point kind of like the KVD Brushes and have a ergonomic handle for a comfortable hold so you know how to properly hold the brush.
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One brush I fell in love with almost immediately was the Precision Flat Brush (P25) the densely packed bristles of the flat face brush is perfect for spot concealing and sculpting the face to perfection. It just gets those areas perfectly that other brushes just miss ➡️ no animals are harmed in the making of these brushes they are also fully vegan.

It really is a great way to get an entire brush set, all matching with beautiful rose gold handles but in person the come off a little more silver so they are “masculine enough” that men can use them also, they sell them all 10 Pro Brushes in a kit with a stand up brush bag for only $27.99 and you can grab that while you still can here.

➡️ Perhaps the only downside to this brush design is that white bristles are prone to staining, particularly if you are using very pigmented eyeshadows. I have noticed that a few of my eye brushes are not as bright and white now as when I first got them, having been used and washed multiple times. Granted, makeup brushes are meant to be used, and odds are if you’re using them often they’ll spend more time dirty than clean anyway, but it’s something to be aware of nevertheless.

Whether you’re looking to replace or build up your own brush collection, or on the hunt for a gift for your favorite makeup junkie, I think you won’t be disappointed if you decide to pick this up. I have a feeling they’re going to be pretty popular, though, so I would make sure you grab yours quick before they’re gone for good!

Check out my previous post ➡️ TATCHA TRINITY – M A K E U P x T H E C I T Y

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Tatcha, that brand we all seem to want but can’t always afford I think post today I am going to list off some dupes for the Tatcha Water Cream along with the other two mentioned products. The thing is, Tatcha is such an amazing brand for it’s ingredients to what it does to better help where it’s old secrets are hidden! Luxury right from the box and it keeps going, The water cream itself make my combination skin glow, another thing that I like about Tatcha is if you are on their PR list, when they send you a new product they make sure your products are replenished which is really kind and generous of the brand!

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This moisturizer will not break you out, which I think even as we look for a new moisturizer, it’s something that we want. The texture of The Water Cream will make you fall in love, especially paired with the new ➡️ The Satin Skin Mist which is again such a game changer if you have oily skin – but we will get to the skin mist shortly. According to the brand, ingredients like Japanese wild rose are meant to help minimize the appearance of pores and texture, while leopard lily extract helps control excess oil and boost skin turnover. I honestly can’t say that it’s done a whole lot in terms of evening out my skin, my pores are smaller and very hydrating, soothing, giving me a thoroughly enjoyable sensorial experience.

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The Satin Skin Mist is such a must for myself now, the Okinawa clay that is you can see settled in the photo above is wonderful when you shake it, and it all comes together it’s wonderful, no oil on my skin at all, you wouldn’t even know I had oily skin! The Skin Mist delivers pure anti-aging nourishment: Contains 20% Hadasei-3, the double fermentation of 3 Japanese super foods, transformed into a superfluid of essential nutrients for soft, youthful-looking skin.

➡️ The ideal pore-perfecting companion to The Water Cream: Japanese wild rose visibly minimizes the appearance of pores and refines skin texture over time.

With one week of use ➡️ 100% agreed it gives skin a fresh look ➡️ 100% agreed it helps refresh makeup throughout the day without disturbing it ➡️ 97% agreed it helps reduce oil build-up ➡️ 97% agreed it helps balance skin ➡️ 97% agreed it gives a shine-free, radiant look ➡️ 93% agreed it helps skin look smoother.

I do also want to mention that all of Tatcha is part of Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), paragons, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.

Next which I should have talked about first since it’s used first to wash your face if the Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser and it’s a heavy duty cleanser but it doesn’t bother the skin in any wayThe Deep Cleanse oil-free gel lathers into a creamy foam to lift away dirt, oil and impurities without over-drying. It cleanses with amino acids derived from silk gentle enough for even the most delicate skin, leaving skin soft, refreshed and comfortably hydrated.

The formula harnesses the power of the Japanese Luffa fruit, a natural beauty multi-tasker beloved by Japanese women for centuries. Ground fibers from the fruit exfoliate, helping to turn over dead skin cells, deeply purifying & decongesting pores, while the fruit extract beautifies and conditions skin.

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Japanese Wild Rose works to visibly tighten pores and smooth skin texture, while Japanese Leopard Lily helps minimize excess oil and I have fallen in love with the Japanese Wild Rose it does what it says, and fast.

➡️ To check out The Deep Cleanse click here.
➡️ To check out The Water Cream click here.
➡️ To check out The Satin Skin Mist click here.

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GEORGETTE KLINGER SKINCARE SINCE 1941 | M x T C

Hey boys and girls, I am personally a very big fan of changing my skin care pretty much when I feel the seasons begin to change. Skin is the largest organ of the body. It consists of three layers of tissues: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer. The epidermis is the paper-thin outer layer of the skin. The outer layer of the epidermis consists of dead cells that are always flaking or washing off. These are replaced by new cells manufactured in the lower portion of the epidermis, which move upward to the outside of the skin. As they do so, the cells harden and die, some people have skin care that works for them but in a lot of cases the skin just gets used to what you are using.
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This cycle of cell production and replacement slows as we age. It takes about 28 days for the average, middle-aged adult. As we grow older, this skin cycle slows to about 45-60 days in our 40’s and 50’s. It can further slow to about 60-90 days in our 50’s and 60’s. As this process slows, dead cells accumulate on the surface of skin causing sagging and collapse of structure or what we see as lines, wrinkles, and deeper folds. Bacteria can become trapped causing blemishes and breakouts. Discoloured and irregular cells can also become trapped causing spots, discolouration, and sometimes more serious skin conditions, which is why I find it very important to take care of your skin starting at a good age, and there are available treatments to correct what time has done on the skin but after it would be up to you to keep it up.

Georgette Klinger is a European line that was interested in my feedback so they sent me a couple of item, and in return I was asked to pick whatever products I was interested in and added to the PR list. The prices of the products are on par with what you will be getting, of course the moisturizers and treatments start to become a little bit more expensive but it’s the same with any brand, the difference is the ingredients. 
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Coconut Cleansing Milk I love using in the morning to take off all the oils and yucky stuff from the night ➡️ not to mention the aroma is so light but smells so good. Purify and deeply clean your skin of impurities — including pollution, dirt, and makeup — with this luxurious cleansing milk, rich in Coconut Oil and Coconut Extracts to prevent drying out or irritating your complexion. Perfect for all skin types, this luscious facial cleanser incorporates anti-inflammatory Grape and Cucumber Extracts to soothe as you wash your face for skin that looks and feels healthy, hydrated, and refreshed.
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Vitamin C Complex  I really didn’t think I was going to like just because there has been so much active ingredients with Vitamin C but I truly was pleasantly surprised by this treatment, you should only us it at night time but I enjoy using it in the morning as well just a lot less and only in targeted areas – lighten, tighten and brighten your skin. Formulated with a stable, ultra-effective form of Vitamin C and Kakadu Plum, which boasts the highest source of natural Vitamin C in the world, along with extracts of Mulberry, Licorice Root and Lemon Peel, to help fight and protect against oxidative stress, this potent serum boosts radiance and luminosity and improves skin tone evenness. Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid promotes the absorption of Vitamin C, allowing this powerful anti-aging formulation to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, sun and age spots and acne scars while retaining moisture for more youthful, glowing skin.

” In 1941, Georgette Klinger brought the best of European skincare to Madison Avenue, attracting a vast, devoted, and influential following. Now, we’re celebrating 75 years of innovation and natural beauty.

There is so much about this skin care line that I could just rave about all day! But they have one product that I literally call my secret little weapon and that’s because it is, gone are the days of the night before a big job interview you get that feeling like you have a huge pimple coming and you wake up and sure enough there it is, right on your chin! It is even worse when it’s the night before a date and you get the same feeling, concealer can only do so much! Georgette Klinger created Charcoal Drying Lotion I promise you, if you feel that little tingle, and we all know what I’m talking about, apply this before you go to sleep and wake up do you thing, I will reapply a fresh dot on my existing dot just while I eat my yogurt, check my email, etc and then I shower, when you come out of the show, boom, it’s completely gone ➡️ now if this was a cystic pimple all you’ll have there is redness, no bump, no lump, and concealer can easily cover the redness and you are good to go! 
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Clear troubled skin at the source with this overnight spot treatment. Made with natural minerals and exfoliating Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), the Charcoal Drying Lotion works fast to unclog pores on your face, jawline, chest, and back. Salicylic Acid begins by dissolving pore-blocking buildup of dead skin cells. Absorbent Activated Charcoal instantly draws out grease, while Zinc Oxide and Sulfur work deep to eliminate impurities and control excess oil. To calm the newly purified pore, cooling Camphor and soothing Calamine treat visible signs of irritation, inflammation, and sensitivity. Clarifying White Willow Bark minimizes redness and tightens the look of pores. Apply this treatment at the first sign of trouble, and you’ll wake up to a calm complexion that looks good as new.
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