Category Archives: 2017 NEWS


Hey makeupandthecity


I talk about a lot via makeupandthecity and some it’s very clear that my opinion is
valued and sometimes it’s over looked, which I understand but it’s never stopped me from being up front and always, well, me.

Kevyn Aucoin is a touchy subject for me, and would be the reason I entered and threw away the world of makeup artistry – any real artist can tell you who Kevyn Aucoin is, if they are just starting out or seasoned.

If you’re a subscriber, a fan, or just found your way here – he was born 1962 and died in 2002 from acetaminophen toxicity (drug-induced liver injury is a cause of acute and chronic liver disease) a very, very beautiful man as he lived and worked, not too beautiful as he died.

Before continuing with this review take the time too read NY magazine “MAKEUP BREAK UP”

Let’s check out the Etherealist complexion line ➡️ this concealer and foundation is one of the best that I have ever used and I really enjoy working with this products – it blends effortlessly and even, a small con is the dry down time, there is no time to waste make sure that you blend it out right away.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ just to be clear also I am not being paid for this review, I just love the products and I want to give five (5) of you a chance from all parts of the world, from all skin types, ethnicities a chance to win the ultimate Kevyn Aucoin product set! just be a subscriber of makeupandthecity.

The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer can be used as a concealer, highlighter, or cream contour. To conceal, choose the shade closest to your skin tone and apply small dots of product over dark circles, blemishes, and dark spots. Tap with your finger or The Duet Concealer Brush to softly diffuse into your skin. To highlight and contour, choose shades that are lighter or darker than your skin tone and blend a small amount into areas that you wish to lift and define. The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer can also be used as a lip primer under lipstick or alone on the lips to create an editorial nude lip.


There are a lot of claims and a lot of back and forth regarding the products and I will say that these products are meant to compliment one another and work best of primed skin, and will not disappoint or let you down, you don’t even have to use a very expensive primer – any primer will work for extended wear.

Kevyn has always created incredible complexion products and these are no exception. They look exactly like perfect skin when applied and they are beautiful for the under eye area because they don’t settle into fine lines. The hyaluronic acid creates a flexible texture that melts into skin and the high definition pigment blurs and smooth’s the skin. Please do remember that KA is a luxury brand and the price point does reflect that, I understand that not everyone can afford to buy the primer, foundation and concealer so if you were to get one (1) of them I would recommend the concealer – it is not a let down proiduct in anyway.


Beauty news first ➡️ Estée Lauder announces new Global Beauty Director!

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 Estée Lauder today announced it signed makeup artist Violette as its Global Beauty Director (#EsteeBeautyDirector).

Violette will collaborate with the Estée Lauder team on product development, digital content creation, education and training, and public relations initiatives. Content created through this partnership will be leveraged across Estée Lauder’s digital and social channels as well as Violette’s You Tube channel violette _fr and Instagram handle @violette_fr. Violette will star in how-to videos for the brand, sharing her point-of-view on her favorite makeup looks and beauty products.
“We are thrilled to welcome Violette to the Estée Lauder brand and look forward to an exciting collaborative partnership,” said Stephane de La Faverie, Global Brand President, Estée Lauder. “As a talented makeup artist and lifestyle influencer with a passion for art and color, Violette brings a unique voice and perspective to beauty. We are excited to partner with Violette on innovative new product ideas and engaging digital content that creates a dynamic new beauty conversation with women around the world across all touch points.”
 “I am so honored to work with the Estee Lauder brand,” said Violette. “Estée was such a visionary and is still an inspiration for women today. She understood beauty is a way of expressing yourself, a way to celebrate femininity. And that is also my philosophy. I can’t wait to connect with women everywhere as part of this brand and take them on this journey with me.”

About Violette    

Violette is a makeup artist and native Parisian. She began painting and studying art at the age of three, and, since childhood, has connected with others through the use of color. After grade school, she enrolled in the prestigious École du Louvre in Paris and also studied fashion and costume design. She brings a fresh approach to the visceral experience of makeup, playful experimentation, and a genuine appreciation of beauty as an art form.

Violette has worked with renowned photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Camilla Akrans, Mario Sorrenti and Mert & Marcus. She regularly contributes to publications such as American and international editions of Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, W, T Magazine and Violette also recently launched a YouTube channel, where she shares her coveted French girl beauty secrets and helps women connect to aspirational beauty in an accessible way. Violette currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her partner, photographer Steven Pan.

About Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder is the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Founded by Estée Lauder, one of the world’s first female entrepreneurs, the brand today continues her legacy of creating the most innovative, sophisticated, high-performance skincare and makeup products and iconic fragrances – all infused with a deep understanding of women’s needs and desires. Today, Estée Lauder engages with women in over 150 countries around the world and at dozens of touch points – from in-store to digital. And each of these relationships consistently reflects Estée’s powerful and authentic woman-to-woman point of view.