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COLD WEATHER FAVOURITES | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s going on MUATC, so I’m going to do something a bit different with this favourites post, I suck at monthly favourites posts and I know they are enjoyable – with that said I’m going to do a more, seasonal favourites – feel me? du fühlst mich? I am also going to add MUA set favourites as well.

I’m going to do ten (10) products every other day leading up to the ten (10) must have gifts for him and for her too give, or treat yourself

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This is actually my first sponsored post also by Bose® Speakers which is completely amazing and awesome so thanks you and welcome to the makeupandthecity family!

1. As some of you might or not know – I am a runner, I run every morning or try too and live my life and with music and with that I need a powerful headphone for my lifestyle, and water and headphones typically don’t play nicely together. But Bose have found a way to make it work. By using a water-repellent mesh in the open ports, we can keep what’s inside dry and fully functional. These earbuds aren’t afraid of sweat or rain – and now the weather can’t be an excuse to skip a workout.

➡️ Check them out here!

2. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel – I was sent this is a multi-press sample box and maybe use it more then I should! The Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Facial Peel specifically targets pollutants that are left sitting on the skin at the end of the day. Transforming gel-to-peel technology traps and gently peels off impurities and dead skin cells to unveil healthy-looking skin.

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➡️ Check it out here! and huge thanks to RIO RUBLIC RELATIONS NYC

3. Take color correction to the next level with MASTER CAMO by Maybelline this is also a MUA kit must have – I was sent a massive pr kit for these with so many to share for inside my ‘studio room’ which is just a room that’s my office filled with products, so if you’re interested in any please email kevinmakeupandthecity@gmail.com or go in contact me! Colour correction gets precise with this full coverage concealer. This targeted colour correcting pen features a precision applicator to camouflage skin tone imperfections.

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➡️ Check it out here!

4. The Face Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask – Wake up to clearer-looking skin! Our fresh and breathable Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask is specifically formulated to care for oily skin and imperfections while you sleep. Infused with salicylic acid and Community Trade tea tree oil, this 100% vegan leave-on mask for oily skin will reduce the size and number of imperfections and achieve clearer, smoother, and healthier-looking skin. This is a gel type mask that will not stain the pillow, and in fact it dries down pretty quickly its 5:60am and I’m writing and I applied this mask last night and its still dried down on my skin – of course with Tea Tree oil it does smell intense at first but as it absorbs and dries down that goes away!

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➡️ Check it out here!

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6. SMILE SCIENCES is 100% cruelty-free and vegan, not only is SMILE SCIENCES gentle on teeth, it is gentle to the environment, kosher, FDA registered and made in the USA.
They offer worldwide shipping and superior customer service, SMILE SCIENCES is the go-to, at-home teeth whitening system to a wide array of clientele : from celebrities • top international beauty bloggers • socialites • busy parents • teachers • on-the-go business executives • anyone and everyone.

The original mint flavour kit (also comes in bubble gum) and it costs $300.00 but at check out USE the code CAMERONMICHAEL for 90% off – that is so massive and makes the perfect holiday gift. The results after just using it one time also is so intense, every kit comes with a shade guide just so you know! OH HELLO kit where the LED light actually plugs into your phone to power it – it’s the most powerful light that they have. USE CODE HELLOCAMERON for 50% off this kit. MUA KIT MUST HAVE!

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➡️ Check it out here!

7. NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer it has a natural look. High coverage. Soft-focus smoothing complex blurs, conceals, and smooth’s imperfections. Complete comfort. Completely natural-looking. Concealing hits an all-time high. Oil-free. Long-wearing. Non-drying. 16 shades for all skin tones. (NEW ➡️ MAKEUP REVIEW ➡️ NARS soft matte complete concealer )

➡️ Check it out here!

8. MacBook Pro is a must have computer for me for so many different reasons, if I’m writing or creating the high quality content you see, or editing set photos and cant forget get the amazing invoice program that you can only get on Mac to make sure that I am paid on time! The 15-inch MacBook Pro features a powerful Radeon Pro discrete GPU in every configuration. Manufactured with a 14 nm process, Radeon Pro graphics combine outstanding power with outstanding power efficiency. And now 4GB of GDDR5 memory comes standard on the top configuration, giving you fluid, real-time performance for pro tasks like rendering 3D titles in Final Cut Pro X. Every 13-inch model features powerful integrated graphics with 64MB of embedded DRAM, which accelerates graphics tasks. That means more time for what matters most — creating amazing work. Don’t compromise guys.

➡️ Check it out here!

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10. GLOSSIER SUPER PURE serum for fresh and clear skin, if you’re someone like me who tries a lot of different products then you want to make sure your skin is protected and you can fight anything before it come, there is a three (3) pack of these serums called the supers but out of them all I find SUPER PURE to be a game changer for you skin, Freaked-out skin, meet your match. The niacinamide and zinc in Super Pure visibly soothe redness and help calm blemishes, respectively—especially useful during that time just before your period. Junk food and stress are other skin-disrupting triggers that Super Pure helps counteract. It gets troubled skin in check and flushes out impurities, including excess sebum that builds up inside pores. The light, water-gel formula quickly absorbs into skin. Super Pure is an integral part of The Supers squad: three concentrated serums to refill your skin’s deficiencies, strengthening it day after day. (GLOSSIER – THE SUPER PACK | MAKEUPANDTHECITY)

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AUGUST 2017 FAVOURITES | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

“i have too go, yes, I know the feeling, know you’re leaving”

Sup makeupandthecity.

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FIRST OFF I need to say a massive thank you to my affiliations, PA, contacts, and most importantly you guys! CAN you believe we are up for the ‘best in beauty’ award. First my wordpress account goes gold and now this, I imagined this but I was distant almost non-existent so from whatever of a heart I have left, thanks guys! By the way if you (or) anyone you know if looking for a paid writing position please tell them to shoot an email too ➡️  kevinmakeupandthecity@gmail.com

Ok, so first off I’m sure we all know the brand Artis brushes by now right? amazing design – revolutionary fiber hairs – SO when working on set for publication credits Artis will be the only makeup brush you will see me sporting for a year which bring me back to this post if you’ve seen it beauty news first ➡️ ARTIS BRUSH getting ready to launch Fluenta Collection at Holt Rentrew, which will be Artis first retail partner in Canada.beauty news first ➡️ ARTIS BRUSH getting ready to launch Fluenta Collection at Holt Rentrew, which will be Artis first retail partner in Canada. Check it out.

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Secondly, DiorSKIN FOREVER UNDERCOVER concealer – its an amazing concealer with amazing coverage but the fairest shade isn’t light enough sadly but it can still be used to add warmth to your face in areas you need it.

Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer has a Fresh Matte finish and delivers full cover, crease-proof concealing in one swipe. I’m not too sure about the massive coverage claims – I love Dior and LVMH but as amazing of a concealer this is I would love to slap who ever sits there and makes product descriptions, I mean, yeah.. I get this is what you want but still saying untrue claims.

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MAY FAVOURITES – 2017 💎

So there has been a lot of ups and downs in the month of May (i’m also sorry to be posting this a little late also) but nonetheless these are my monthly favourites for the month of MAY 2017 – sadly some things happen to me that I don’t feel comfortable expressing just yet. 

I am, of course, going to include some products or items that were less then amazing in my eyes. Just because they didn’t work for my or my skin does not mean that they won’t work for you! Seize fire! 

So my first favourite is obviously my man who I couldn’t imagine my life without, he is outspoken, bold and extremely handsome. We have so much in common it’s unreal and we fit together like a puzzle piece from day one. I have so much love and respect for him and I can’t imagine anyone else really for me – this could very well be it and if so, I would gladly be with him until the end. Exciting, thrilling, exhilarating, astonishing, stimulating, elating, gripping, energizing, breathtaking, overwhelming, enchanting, riveting, enthralling, invigorating, overpowering and uplifting – is words that I would use to describe you, and perfection

Next ➡️ would have to be Tarte SHAPE TAPE I know that this concealer is a little expensive but it is worth every penny! I use shades FAIR and FAIR NEUTRAL – it has amazing ingredients for the skin such as 

• SHEA BUTTER 

• SUNFLOWER 

• PEONY 

• LICORICE ROOT 

• VITAMIN E

Formulated without : parabens • mineral oil • phthalates • triclosan • sodium lauryl sulfate • gluten and is dermatologist tested. Cruelty free but the company that owns Tarte is not cruelty free – sadly. Do you think that’s right? For KOSE corporate to own a brand like Tarte

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ one shape tape is sold every 26 seconds? #shapetapenation 

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Next ➡️ JUSTE UN CLOU BRACELET by Cartier which was the first nice thing that I bought myself when I made 95k from advertising and partnership – I know I’ll be judged for this but it meant something special for me. 18K white gold, set with 32 brilliant-cut diamonds. 

A nail becomes jewelry. Designed in 1970s New York, the first Juste un Clou bracelet reflected a wild, freewheeling era. Bold, modern, and innovative, Juste un Clou is a creative twist on a familiar object. This jewelry collection transcends the everyday, making the ordinary exquisite, for him and for her

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Next ➡️ Tarte Skin Care tight & bright clay multi-mask – It’s amazing for you skin and when you take it off it’s like brand new skin comes threw. It’s beautiful and just launched so I’m not sure if it’s available in all countries just yet but it will be very soon. 

Purple detoxifying & purifying exfoliating mask: perfect for the oily T-zone, this shine control mask helps tighten pores & detox your skin from the day’s pollutants. Amazonian clay works as a natural purifier to treat blemishes & blackheads, as gentle micro-exfoliants polish away dead skin cells to treat flakes & uneven skin tone without over drying. 

Gold hydrating & firming gel mask: ideal for dry or delicate areas like the cheeks & undereyes, this hydrating & brightening treatment also helps calm redness & inflammation. Amazonian clay boosts clarity & circulation while hyaluronic acid retains moisture for optimal hydration & a refreshed appearance. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ don’t forget to check out the brush made for this mask! It’s so cool and innovative. 

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Next ➡️ NETFLIX ORIGINAL – SENSE8 – god this show is so amazing and so so relatable it will have you on the edge of your seat! If you haven’t heard or or just had a chance to sit down and watch some of sense8 I truly recommend it, it’s got such a cool story line and such and out of the box approach on life. It also in a creative way focuses on a lot of world issues and how we deal with them. 

It’s just so smart and the cast is so amazing. You will not be sorry to take the time to watch it. You’re welcome!

Next ➡️ HOOKED a film by Max Emerson 

Stepping in as producers rep for this film has been fun and I’ve enjoy getting to know Max as more then just a “pretty face” we share a lot of the same views so I was happy to throw some money at the film to help it out and see it grow. Hooked is a strong bold storyline that might not hit to far from home for a lot of people. 50% of profits will be donated to several causes to help LGBT youth which is awesome. Remember be the change you want to see in the world. 

Final is Smile Sciences™ which is an at home teeth whiten set! I’m not going to say to to much because it is a sponsored post coming up but it’s absolutely amazing being 100% cruelty-free and vegan, not only is Smile Sciences™ gentle on teeth, it is gentle to the environment, kosher, FDA registered and made in the USA, After years of struggling with porcelain staining and tooth sensitivity from in-office and over-the-counter teeth whitening products and procedures, Smile Sciences™ founders, Deanna Gardner and Andra Moore, were determined to create a formula that would offer powerful prescription-grade results, with no sensitivity, all while professionally whitening teeth and removing stains from caps, crowns, and porcelain veneers.

It is a wonderful product and you see massive results after just one use – I love the little card they give you showing you just how yellow your teeth actually are, coffee, wine, smokers out there!! No hate at all. Give this a try – i might be able to save you a lot of money from the kit. Let me hear back from the company! 

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APRIL FAVOURITES – 2017 

Well it’s better late then never but to be honest this favourites isn’t going to be much because there has only been a couple of products that I have personally be loving. 

1 | APPLE WATCH – series two (2) 

To me the Apple Watch ⌚️ was just want-to-have and now it’s need-to-have to keep with with messages, calls and emails and everything else in between. I actually had a crazy night and lost my Apple Watch (yes I know) but reordered a new one the next morning – and man did I see a difference in my social life. I allow myself to now be consumed by work and new opportunities – plus I’m always out and trying to make life better for myself and those around me but without my phone around my wrist pretty much – it’s like I fell off the planet for two days. The Series 2 is, as promised, water-resistant up to 50 meters which is nice for when it’s raining and I won’t lie sometimes I even wear it into the show – it’s the appropriate wrist band of course. So far I have about seven (7) for all different occasions. Right now my favourite one was a gift was someone pretty special in my life which is dual chrome and very me. 

To Apple Watch just fits me, and my lifestyle I know a lot of people say that it’s not worth it but those people have not felt the power and elegance of the Watch around their wrist. 

2 | KAT VON D – LOCKIT concealer 

I love the coverage and finish that this concealer gives. It blends out well and does not emphasize any dry areas. It also lasts all day and doesn’t crease under the eye area – it’s also full coverage with a sheer coverage feel which is really good. Perfect if you have oily skin also. 

Seems to be really all you need for summer skin so that you’re not wearing a mask because come on. It’s summer, let your skin breath! 

3 | MARC JACOBS BEAUTY – PERFECTION POWDER FOUNDATION 

So I will start off saying this is not the product to purchase if you’re on a budget it is a little more on the luxury side and expensive side but with that said you do get a lot of product, amazing product, beautiful packaging and compact case with a separate area for the touch up sponge which is double side – and I would recommend using the sponge and not rub the product into the skin but press it. It is cruelty free and not tested in animals which is always a huge plus in my eyes – it also gives the skin back a beautiful glow while staying matte and MARC JACOBS did design this product actually with men in mind meaning it has an ingredient to work with testosterone.


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REQUESTED ➡️ KAT VON D | lock-it concealer and brush 

There is a lot to be said about LVMH and KAT VON D BEAUTY – I’ve had my fair shade of slight drama with the company, it wasn’t so much to my face but I could tell the questions I was asking were not welcome, I just didn’t think that Kat, after knowing of her and personally meeting her a couple of times would stand for a lot of the garbage behind mass produced cosmetics items but since she become more involved and created the artistry collective I feel things have gone in a more positive direction but there is almost zero differences between MARC JACOBS BEAUTY and KAT VON D BEAUTY, and it became very clear, until lately, the chances made to the original Lock-It brand was pretty quick and needed.
Lock-It Concealer Crème is the first formula to bring together everything you’ve ever wanted in a concealer – super-creamy, blendable full coverage and true 24-hour wear. What other concealer can say that. Lock-It Concealer Crème redefines multitasking. With a few smooth strokes, you can brighten under-eyes, cover blemishes, correct discoloration, neutralize redness, contour and highlight and that’s only the beginning! I wouldn’t go as far as to say that is is 24-hour hold because if any product states that it must have a stain like pigment that would make removal uncomfortable. Personally I’ve wanted to work with KVD beauty for quite some time now and for someone who has a fair amount of contacts I made a choice to myself that I was not going to reach out to brands, if they wanted me, and my opinion they can reach out to me – they know I’m here.

The Lock-It Concealer Crème does have a new Hydra-Boost Complex™ which does make long wear of this product very simple, smooth and easy. It does come in 20 shades which is pretty large for a basic Sephora line – and one of those shades is pure white which i do love because if I’m coving redness or creating a custom color this would be what I start off with – KVD beauty is more edgy of a brand, I wouldn’t say gothic just because of who Kat is but you know expect a little more out of the box design and packaging which I know Kat and one of who friends takes care of all of the drawings for the packaging and unicartons which I know there was a little time when she was going through some “personal issues” and she stopped going to the factory and office as much.

So Lock-It we from this,


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Out of the two, what do you like better? I mean having a wand and the packaging that was to come was a lot better for personal use. I actually picked up with my own money the Lock-It Concealer Crème but I did ask the company to send me the Lock-It concealer due to you can only get it online and I wanted to see what the difference was or if there was one.

The answer to my question – yes there is a massive difference not really in the coverage area which was nice but and I was not shocked at this with the launch of the artist collective soon older products and some exclusives will be part of a pro line. The original Lock-It I would never use for anything other then on set for a couple hours, it was smart, to redo the Lock-It range but I’m left wondering who made the choice at the end of the day because wasn’t it Kat herself who said “No one has to see what you don’t want them to see” 

Lock-It Concealer Crème
This concealer knocks it out of the park though, it is non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores) completely vegan and cruelty free (but does sell to China)

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PRICE | $34.00 CAD

a consumer study on 30 participants said

100% said Lock-It Concealer Crème applies smoothly, blends in easily & was comfortable to wear throughout the day

96% said it gave them instant full coverage

96% said they looked awake and radiant after applying the concealer

96% said this concealer felt lightweight

93% said skin felt soft and hydrated while wearing this concealer

The Lock-It concealer brush works perfectly for cream contouring. The sculpted shape effortlessly hugs the curves of the face for a seamless application. Use the Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush for smaller areas, such as the nose.

PRO TIP ➡️ The brush’s long tapered handle performs double duty as a mixing spatula. Dispense your shades on the back of your hand or a palette and swirl together with the handle. This technique is perfect for on-the-go artists who need to travel light.

It has an all-over medium density to deliver 360 degrees of precise, even blending.

It also is synthetic but doesn’t feel like it is which is very nice – the Lock-It brush family is high quality and professional use for sure.

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PRICE | $30.00 CAD

Introducing the Kat Von D Beauty ARTISTRY COLLECTIVE – take a look, 

 

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*update* LIFE 101 – EYEBROWS ON POINT + eyebrow tinting *sponsored* 

SO ➡️ Discovering your ideal brow shape is a face-changer that not only defines your eyes, but also frames the entire face. It’s a stunning transformation to have a perfectly shaped(or groomed)brow. If you’re unsure about where to start or are intimidated by taking matters into your own hands, this post might be perfect for you. Whether your brows are in need of some grooming, tweezing or filling in, consider my insight and tips and tricks how to masterfully shape your brows.

Taking care of your eyebrows male or female is really important this of it this way as I’ve tried to explain your eyebrows are like the frame to your face (just like teeth) and what is a picture with out a cool frame? For filling in your eyebrows with makeup for more definition is even cool to do even with the evolution of makeup and now so much more men are wearing it or at least admitting it – there is a difference to applying makeup -specifically your eyebrows. Don’t make mistakes and make sure you blend it out properly. Something that I do is take two colors close to each other (light brown – brown) and with the light brown I will fill in the front of the brow to the natural arch then take the brown and 2/3 over the light brown to the end of the eyebrow then with a eyebrow brush or a spoolie and blend through make sure you focus a little more when the light brown meets the brown to create a really cool ombré eyebrow but in a more mature way. 

➡️ remember soft feather like strokes it’s not like your jerking off yourself or your boyfriend. Because if you don’t prepare for the outcome in both cases you can end up with a mess.

As makeup evolves some companies are trying new things which a lot the inspiration comes from the runway for example – gloss brows – matte brows – highlighted brows. And these are available through smashbox and I was lucky to be one of the five to launch them last year. 

Price ➡️ $21.00

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When you get your eyebrows tinted it depends on where you go and who is doing it but there is a couple places I can recommend for perfectly tinted brows and perfectly shaped brows and when I said say shaped they will follow a nice shape with the dye. It lasts about a month will slowly start to fade and that’s when you will know it’s time to get a touch up or lightly add some depth and darkness with a pencil! I

This has to be one of the best especially because I have completely blond eyebrow hairs and eyelashes and yep you can get your lashes tinted also but you have to keep your eyes closed for so long with this eye mask thing on your eyes and the dye on your lashed and if you have your eyes even open a crack your eyes will burn and go blood shot red that’s why I just use a tinted eyebrow-gel and it keeps the color soaked into my lashes for a week with no redness or burning so it’s win win. Good places to go check out are

➡️ https://www.ritualtoronto.com/

EYEBROW TINT  ➡️ $20.00 

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EYEBROW TINT ➡️ $18.00

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Once you have your eyebrows tinted they will look a lot more full but you can still apply either a tinted brow-gel or just clear, to help keep shape. Typically you can ask for them to pluck the stray hairs that have not been tinted, and they sell there razor type tools to remove hair on your face or just smaller sections – that’s what I used on the top of my brows to clean up the hair and give them a good masculine shape. 

GUYS ➡️ DO NOT go over board with plucking or shaping do not give yourself massive arches, keep your brows looking clean and nice – if you have dark brows, brush the hairs completely up (with a spoolie) and then cut the long hairs so that they don’t look a mess. 

BROWS BEFORE AND AFTER

Once you do the steps to have your brows looking on point you should always keep them looking good just by making sure on the bottom you pluck away the proper hairs and in the top you shape away hair that grows back or between your brows. The ideal shape is when the beginning of the brow is aligned with the center of the nostril and the arch falls over the back third of the eye. 

LAST ➡️ DONT OVER TWEEZE YOUR EYEBROWS SOMETIMES ITS HARD TO STOP. BUT REMEMBER YOU CAN GO FROM BROWS TO NONE IN FIVE PLUCKS