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GLOSSIER – THE SUPER PACK | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I really do love this time of year, I love it when the weather starts to get so cold that you have to add a couple blankets on your bed at night, or am I think only one who sleeps with my window fully open in the winter? In my last Glossier review (NEW PR LIST ➡️ GLOSSIER COSMETICS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) I did show off the super pack, what is it is three (3) SAVE YOUR SKIN serums (each sold individually) let me just say, wow x ten (10) these are so amazing and I find this time of year is when you truly need to give you skin care one hundred (100%) Super pure, Super bounce and Super Glow could be just what your skin is needing right now!

Lets take a look ➡️

They’re supplements for your face: potent, fast-absorbing treatment serums packed with vital nutrients to bring your skin the boost it needs today. Because you’re not just a “skin type” your needs change throughout the month, and your product lineup should help you adapt. Some days skin feels dull, like after an all-nighter. Enter: Super Glow. Some days it’s stressed and breaking out – sounds like a job for Super Pure. Super Bounce eases tight, dehydrated skin – think: hangovers, long flights.

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⭐⭐⭐SUPER BOUNCE ➡️ The main ingredients that are going to focus on the main issues you’re having when you reach for Super Bounce are, Hyaluronic Acid – Abundantly found in our body, it holds up to 1000x its weight in water to plump skin from the inside out to create that bounce that we all need, a good way to find out if your skin is nice and hydrated is the pinch test, no don’t pinch so that it hurts but pinch the skin and let go, if it snaps back fast – your skin is hydrated and your drinking enough water and Super Bounce is doing its job, also this test is to be done on the top of the hand. Vitamin B5 – Found naturally in mushrooms, avocados and lentils, vitamin B5 helps reveal skin that’s softer and more supple. Part of a well-balanced skincare routine.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ SUPER GLOW ➡️ Help brighten and energize dull, tired skin with Vitamin C [AAP] which helps reduce dark spots and creates smoother, light-reflective skin. We chose a specific type of vitamin C that penetrates deeper into skin and stays stable longer because with this serum a little bit goes a looooong way!  Magnesium PCA which is like a fresh battery for your skin, it energizes tired skin cells. Part of a well-balanced skincare routine.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ SUPER PURE ➡️ To calm breakout-prone skin and redness in the skin Glossier has come up with a kick butt ingredient line up that, guess what, works! Niacinamide is also known as Vitamin B3, it has a powerful soothing action at the source of redness which is a powerful ingredient not utilized as it should be for control of combination skin. Zinc PCA will penetrate pores to help clear out impurities and excess sebum that can cause blemishes. Adding zinc is like giving your skin a calming massage to help it rest, recharge, and let go of built-up agitation. Part of a well-balanced skincare routine.

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ all products mention are hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben free, fragrance free, appropriate for all skin types, cruelty free AND vegan.

Of course
as I mentioned these are sold individually but you do save some money when you purchase all three (3) and come on, you know that you will end up using all three (3) switch it up weekly or daily, or even mix to create your own combo that’s the best part of Glossier – you’re in charge.

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DERMABLEND – FLAWLESS CREATOR FOUNDATION DROPS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s up makeupandthecity, you know that uncomfortable feeling where you’re getting out of your car in the drive way and you know no one home, and you feel like someone is watching you and all of a sudden you’re the next victim in the Scream Netflix show, and your mind starts to play tricks on you, and its all epic and scary then as soon as you get into your house, it’s over – I cant stand that at all, anyways, who can believe that it’s already almost December first (1st) – Christmas tree soon! I’ve been seriously loving DERMABLEND lately, there one of those brands who are owned by the same company as VICHY and they used to be a part of makeup line until they became a big enough line to part off leaving VICHY too create their own flawless line ➡️ VICHY COSMETICS ➡️ TEINT IDÉAL full collection *UPDATED this morning (I try to post every morning before work excluding Sunday) I’m going to talk about the TOPS and BOTTOMS of DERMABLEND and the brand itself.

COVER ➡️ 
Flawless Creator™ Foundation Drops (multi-use liquid makeup pigments) Meet the brands best lightweight foundation: Flawless Creator, with 33% high-performance makeup pigments for customizable, weightless coverage that anyone can wear, in any way. This water-free, oil-free foundation formula has a unique weightless, silky texture making it bendable and customizable for buildable coverage. With only 10 ingredients, you get makeup pigments at their purest: a little goes a long way.

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ BEFORE we go any further, please get out of your head that this brand is anything like COVERFX which is another similar branding strategy. Someone will love you – let the drama go.

Words truly cannot describe just how amazing this foundation is, and how male and female this company is, they use both male and female models is shade charts (as NARS now does) which I absouloutly love, this lightweight foundation is suitable for all skin types. Water-free, oil-free foundation is available in true-to-tone, fade-proof shades. Never cakey or masky for an even and natural look. Provides 16 hours of comfortable wear that is smudge – and transfer-resistant when you set it with setting powder.

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FORMULATED WITHOUT : Parabens ➡️ Fragrance ➡️Phthalates ➡️ Triclosans Sodium lauryl sulfates and Vegan formula: no animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

DEVELOPED FOR SAFE USE : Dermatologist-tested for safety ➡️ Fragrance-free ➡️Allergy-tested ➡️ Sensitive-skin tested and non-comedogenic (non-acnegenic).

You can take this product from sheer coverage with one (1) drop to full coverage with four (4) drops. Personally I just use the dropper and allow it to drip down my face and buff it in with a liquid buffing brush.

TOUCH-UP ➡️
Smooth Liquid Camo Concealer (all-purpose smoothing hydrating concealer) where do I start with this amazing, amazing concealer – I’m trying to think of a concealer to pair it to but I cant it’s almost like a stand alone product as, this lightweight, smoothing liquid concealer provides seamless, even coverage for up to sixteen (16) hours of consistent smudge – and transfer-resistant color wear – when set with DERMABLEND Setting Powder. Use as a under eye concealer to hide dark circles or as a full coverage concealer to cover dark spots, acne scars, and the appearance of redness and rosacea. It glides on smoothly for all-day hydration and leaves skin comfortable.

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FORMULATED WITHOUT : Parabens ➡️ Phthalates ➡️ Triclosan ➡️ Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Vegan formula: no animal derived ingredients or by-products.

DEVELOPED FOR SAFE USE : Dermatologist-tested for safety ➡️ Ophthalmologist-tested for safety ➡️ Fragrance-free ➡️ Allergy-tested ➡️ Sensitive-skin tested and non-comedogenic (non-acnegenic).

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SET ➡️
Set + Refresh Makeup Setting Spray (makeup-extending refresher) this is without a doubt one of the best and most powerful makeup setting sprays on the market but sadly I feel that not a lot of people know about the product or it’s not brand name enough for them, when makeup should be about the real-time, real-life, real-results not just a fancy name(s) keep your makeup fresh with the amazing lightweight setting spray. Oil-free makeup setting spray locks in makeup for long wear. Mist on as a makeup refresher throughout the day for a just-applied look all-day. Oil-free and aloe-enriched to enhance complexion throughout the day.

I love that it also controls oil so I  don’t have to use oil sheets for a good nine (9) plus (+) hours when I spray this right after I’m done my own or clients face, also works wonderful under set lighting or influencer lighting, it also is oil-Free and aloe-enriched to keep the cake face clear, not today Satan!

FORMULATED WITHOUT : Parabens ➡️ Sulfates ➡️ Phthalates ➡️ Triclosan and vegan formula: no animal derived ingredients or by products.

About DERMABLEND ➡️ in 1981, American dermatologist Dr. Craig Roberts had a breakthrough. frustrated with the limitation of skincare to fully treat his patients, he turned to makeup to solve what skincare could not. he developed a partnership with his makeup artist wife Flori Roberts, and DERMABLEND was developed at the intersection of dermatology and makeup artistry – our uncompromised commitment to safety is why we are trusted by dermatologists across the US. Our formulas are: ⭐fragrance-free⭐ ⭐non-comedogenic⭐ ⭐sensitive skin-tested⭐ and ⭐allergy-tested⭐ our unmatched formulas and high-performance pigments make us a cult-favorite among makeup professionals.

 

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MEN AND BREAKOUTS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Pimples are not just for teens. Men are complaining more and more frequently about skin imperfections.

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A MAN HAS HIS FLAWS
Even if it’s not nice to hear, certain skin problems are simply par for the course for men. “These imperfections are often caused by the infection of follicles from bacteria that come from shaving” explains Dr. Deshayes. But other factors come into play, particularly the secretion of greasy substances over the entire face, due to sebaceous glands that are more numerous and more active in men than women.

GENTLEMEN, HABITS TO ADOPT FOR TREATING THESE LITTLE PIMPLES ➡️ How do you get rid of pimples? By shaving regularly,  but on the condition that it be smooth: “Shave only in the direction of hair growth. Use a soap-free shaving product with antibacterial action to stop the growth of bacteria.” Also make sure that you are using a new sharp razor blade while shaving. No dull, old, rusty razors or you could end up with a lot more then little bumps.

IF YOU GET A PIMPLE IT’S SIMPLE ➡️ CLEANSE YOUR FACE ➡️  Once the shaving issue is taken care of, the problem isn’t necessarily solved. If you have pimples, you also need to treat the oily skin that is causing them, two (2) simple steps to follow..
– Wash your skin with a soap-free gel containing active exfoliants and salicylic acid to prevent excess sebum and dead skin cells from blocking pores.
– Then use an antibacterial toning lotion containing salicylic acid to eliminate the germs that cause infections and to tighten pores.

Finally, to reduce shine all day long, choose a face cream for men with a matte finish. Make sure that your product contains moisturizing agents to smooth your skin and stop the irritation that causes pimples.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Do not apply pure alcohol, lemon, toothpaste, or other home remedies. You risk drying out your skin or creating redness and irritation, which in the end will make the problem worse. In short, there are much more effective remedies today than what our grandmas used to use.

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