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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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L’Oréal TOP DRUG STORE MAKEUP / HAIR / SKIN | MAKEUPANDTHECITY – PART TWO (2)

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Welcome back to part two (2) of the L’Oréal review – I don’t have much to say in regards of life not much has changed which is really, really nice considering..
So with that said, lets get into it and break down some products, remember smile, it could be worse!

Unfortunately, I’ve dealt with my fair share of skin problems. Acne, dryness, aging spots, dullness, you name it and I’ve suffered from it – thanks for the genes, Mom and Dad! But seriously, everyone has their own skin issues to contend with, and winning this battle is all about finding the products that work best for you. Now, some people may not take skin care as seriously as I do, which means that some people may not have the most extensive experience with trying all of the different kinds of skin care brands, products, and treatments available. Thankfully for the skin-neglectful, I do have this experience! I’ve spent what feels like a lifetime exploring the full range of consumer skin care products available in an attempt to find the brands and products that work best at curing my skin woes. After having gone through all of this experimentation and trial-and-error, I’m here to deliver one definitive conclusion: L’Oréal has got the goods!

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I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but dark spots just might be the bane of my existence. I’ve tried every kind of over-the-counter treatment or home remedy you can think of – lemon juice, potato, turmeric, aloe vera, papaya, onion juice, jojoba oil – you name it, I’ve tried it, and almost none of it has worked! Finally I started to use L’Oréal Youth Code Dark Spot Facial Serum Corrector, and in the interest of full disclosure, I must confess that this corrector did not *fully* correct my dark spot issues,
but it has made more progress than any other product I’ve tried. Ultimately my dark spots have faded some, though not fully, but I’ve really enjoyed the illuminating effect that Youth Code Dark Spot has had on the rest of my skin in addition to the dark spot targeting. Overall, I’ll keep using it until I find a miracle cure, and I definitely recommend it.10CHECK BACK FOR THE FULL AND FINAL REVIEW (PART THREE)
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L’Oréal skin care | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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So the best thing about being on a PR list of any kind is you get to test out some products that are new and exclusive but, here comes the misconception in most cases unless we really, really love something then sadly they won’t keep sending it over and over!
Which hey, it’s sent as free advertising in half of the situations – it’s actually quite sneaky of a company if you give it some thought, why not create a certain amount to send to well know influencers a boom, free advertising!

SIDE NOTE ➡️ dailyjocks.com just realised their new underwear for men called cloud nine (9) and lemme just say, they couldn’t have named it any better! Cooling and comfort polyester blend which is durable and will not fade!

Drug store makeup and skin care has been stepping its game up for a very long time, its almost like, what took so long you are all owned by four (4) main players. So I’m going to talk about three (3) amazing face wash and mask set my way for consideration of review and I always use all three, well, nope, yep I use all three (3).

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1) EXFOLIATING AND REFINE – 3 mineral clays + Red Algae
2) COMFORT AND UNIFYING – 3 mineral clays + Charcoal
3) PURAFYING AND MATTE – 3 mineral clays + Eucalyptus

That is the three (3) main groups that they stick within which I would say is typical to branding but these masks are a clay to foam cleansers which makes your skin feel so amazing. Clay-to-Mousse daily cleansers enriched with 3 different clays and enhanced with a nature-sourced ingredient to leave skin feeling fresh and clean.

The 1st range of clay-to-mousse daily cleansers that leave skin feeling clean and fresh. This cleanser is enriched with Kaolin + Montmorillonite + Moroccan clays and Red Algae Extract. Pure-Clay Cleanser Exfoliating & Refining leaves skin with pores looking tighter, and less visible, without over drying the skin.

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There is nice playing games with these face washes, the level of science and ingredients beats that of some of the highs brands out there and I never thought in a million years that it would be this way, I think next time we need too grab both and compare the ingredient list because price no longer seems to be that big of a factor. Dun Dunnn Dunnnn.

Not to mention the fact that there is multi-masking so there can be multi-washing, there so perfect to use together, well, that is if you don’t mind buying all three (3) As of now in Canada you cannot buy these sadly but hit subscribe to find out just when and where you can buy them! Infused with 3 clays (Kaolin, Montmorillonite, and Moroccan) and 1 super-ingredient specifically for your skin type. Cleanse to wash impurities every day with our NEW Pure Clay Cleansers and mask twice a week to beautify skin.

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Over time harsh environmental factors, such as pollution and debris damage skin leaving complexion dull and tired. So don’t forget how important it is to wash your face day and night especially if you are a makeup wearer.

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FOUNDATION FIGHT™ | CK 3-in-1 face makeup | NARS  all day luminous foundation | L’Oréal PRO-MATTE foundation 

In one corner coming in at 30ml is Calvin Klein 3-in-1 foundation and a little disclaimer good luck finding this product I just thought it would be fun to contact a makeup archive and see if they had some cool products they would want to send me that..well…could still be used and I was shocked at what was sent. Almost every shade of when CK tried to launch into the beauty market a little unsuccessful but I don’t see why that’s the case with this foundation it’s absolutely flawless and perfect for all seasons.


The packaging is pretty cool. You guys know that I am a sucker for sleek and sexy packaging, and CK One delivers! The design is modern, minimalistic, and sculptural. Get into the pill shape bottle. The packaging does a great job of being travel-friendly. Not only is the pump concealed by a lid, it also has a spin-lock, so that you won’t accidentally dispense foundation if you happen to lose the lid. The cut-out window on the side of the bottle is a nice touch as well. 

The CK one 3-in-1 face makeup is a hybrid formula designed to reveal your authentic, real beauty, never hiding it. the ck one 3-in-1 face makeup offers a simplified approach to beauty that is designed for all ages, cultures and genders. The science behind the ck one 3-in-1 face makeup is what makes the multi-benefits of this product possible. Industry leading, japanese triple-treated pigment technology creates a natural look on the skin, while still delivering flawless, even coverage. the distinctive formula synthesizes serum, primer and face makeup into one simple, lightweight liquid. Treated pigment technology with amino acid mimics the skin for an effortlessly natural, radiant finish. Advance silicone technology provides long wear, formula integrity, and smooth application. Microspheric powder creates a smooth, creamy texture and the light diffusing properties result in a soft focus effect on skin to minimize the look of wrinkles. 

The CK one 3-in-1 face makeup blends flawlessly into skin, evening out the skin’s tone without the heavy feeling of traditional foundations. a built-in primer provides shine control and long wear for up to 11 hours. a serum, infused with SPF protection and nourishing vitamins, helps prevent against the damaging effects of UV rays and free radicals. Available in eight (8) different shades, each shade of the CK one 3-in-1 face makeup works on a range of three different skin tones.

The foundation truly is beautiful. It is marketed as a liquid, but I find its texture to be somewhere between a liquid and a soft gel. It’s very smooth and glides across the skin, filling pores and fine lines very nicely. I really liked this foundation. I like the fact that it really lives up to its claim of being a second skin. I also like how neutral the undertone is. This really gives flexibility with the shades. Sometimes, foundation can be too yellow or too pink, which poses a problem. This product has a neutral undertone, which allows me to mix in liquid correctors to add in a yellow or pink undertone if I need it. Overall, the foundation held up beautifully for the duration of this job. I didn’t have to do any touchups, not even once also it will not clog your pores which is always nice and always something that I look for. 

IF you do want to search to buy this you beauty you will be able to do so – but just make sure you check out my swatches page to try to color match yourself if buying from eBay or Amazon


DID YOU KNOW ➡️ They actually don’t even like to refer to this product as a foundation due to its unique and truly second skin effect. 

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NEXT coming in at 30ml is NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation which for a good two years IF I used foundation I would go to this one during the summer for it’s ability to stay put and keep your skin looking very healthy and well kept. It also has a lot skin loving ingredients which I love!

 It’s full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop – the result of exclusive innovation uniquely designed to deliver long-wearing full coverage, weightlessly – I’ve said so much in the past and on my blog that I love that NARS is true to advertising, everything you read you will get from a NARS product.


Advanced flexible polymers move with the skin, providing extraordinary breathability and comfort.

First-to-market treated pigments weightlessly deliver long-wearing, complete coverage without ever masking for perfected, natural-looking skin.

Streamlined packaging with easy-lift cap and a beautiful frosted bottle the packaging is definitely unique and seems it could be on the mans side of the skin. 

They came out with Even Tone Technology designed to instantly neutralize redness and dullness, while working long-term to reduce the appearance of discoloration for more even, uniform skin. So you might be wondering how they do this and really it’s simple gold and green pigments in a perfect 4-to-1 ratio optically manipulate how light reflects off skin’s surface, evening the complexion for instant luminosity. Green pigments negate redness on contact, while gold combats dullness. So they have found a way to add color correctors for ALL skin tones into their foundation and they are the first company to do so. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation earned one of my highest rating due to its excellent shade range and unique, irritant-free formula that allows for a natural-looking medium to full coverage, yet maintains a near weightless feel on skin.

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ NARS has been adding Scarlet Spiderling Root Extract for a long time to their products to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and reveal brighter, more even skin over time. 


L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation comes in at 30ml and is one drug store foundation that I have found myself reaching for to use on clients for photoshoots and for film, the thick matte texture is perfect for full full coverage (although it’s claim is to be medium coverage) with no flash back and it doesn’t really need to be touched up very often. Once you apply it to your skin it’s going to stay exactly there. I have found that this is a stippling brush, fingers or Beautyblender you want to pat this formula into the skin not rub it because I find it is easy to streak across the face. 

This high-quality formula is a standout at the drugstore. The ultralight liquid quickly dries to a believably matte finish and stays that way for at least 10 to 12 hours. I would say if you have dry skin, use a rich moisturizer and primer first and you’ll have all day flawless results. 

I always have found that it’s pretty hard to match yourself perfectly in a drug store like if you’re NW15 at M•A•C you’d typically be 101 with L’Oréal – I know that looking at them all they almost all look as if they are the same shade so if you’re unsure about a shade match make sure to test it out and if testers are not available – inquir about the return policy and buy two of the foundations that you think would be close to you and if it turns out that you have to mix to create your shade well that is one of the drawbacks of buying drugstore makeup but this formula isn’t playing games – it’s on point and also oil-free, I don’t see any claims of not clogging pores but I haven’t had any issues. If you have visible pores you’ll also appreciate how well it does concealing them and creating a very smooth appearance. 


Another great thing about the L’Oréal foundation is it’s color true so it doesn’t really change color as it dries down or oxidizes. 

PRO TIP ➡️ apply a coat of the foundation under eyes, around the nose, chin and a line across the forehead using a basic foundation brush then pat back over with the brush to remove streaks allow to dry down then apply your foundation as you would on top of that for flawless finish and coverage. 

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation is available now at all drugstores

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NEW ➡️ SO YOU WANT DRUGSTORE? L’ORÉAL VOLUMINOUS #LASHPARADISE available in Canadian stores MAY 30th 

So you guys have been asking me to do a little more budget friendly and I was going to deliver, so, get your iPods really to rumble this is the LASH PARADISE from L’Oréal Paris. 

SRP (SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE) $13.99

Launches fully in Canadian stores on may 30th 2017 and will come in four shades which of course are blackest black, black, black-drown and waterproof blackest black! This drug store mascara is going to give you a run for you’re $15 yesterday when receiving the (strange) yet cute PR PACKAGE I immediately put it to the test to see if the PR claims were true so I put this mascara to the tests against DIORSHOW and Benefit Roller Lash and I was kinda scratching my chin when I didn’t see a difference the reason that I decided to pick those 2 mascaras to put #LASHPARADISE against is because it claims too give intense voulume and intense length. 

(what is with the office supplies – love the L’Oréal post-it’s though) 

And after applying the mascara I figured to myself that I would allow the formula to dry down and I would add another coat to do and at the time I was packing for NYC and when I came back I couldn’t tell which was the L’Oréal and which was the Benefit – don’t go to drugstores very often for makeup anymore but with Shoppers Drug Mart and the Beauty Boutique and mass market retail stores like Ulta – drugstore makeup and formulas have began to dominate the markets – good thing that all the drugstore brands and all the luxury brands are all fight against eachother

FUN FACT ➡️ my first career in the makeup industry was when I first dominated sales as a Beauty Boutique employee. 

One thing that I didn’t really like about the mascara was how light it was – it felt like nothing in my hand and maybe this is something that I realize dealing with luxury brands that actually feel as if you’re holding onto something but needless to say I’m happy to be on the L’Oréal Canada PR mailing list to do more drug store reviews. 

The applicator is packed with 200 bristles to make sure that it grabs each lash hair for top and bottom – there was no issues with flaking with this mascara at all which was nice – you can apply it, touch it and snap your fingers. It has an hourglass shaped brush head that is perfect for any eye shape or size think Lize Waiter mascara wand, but, better

Or if you’d like to take the comparison to a level it doesn’t have to go ➡️ I know it’s just natural that people compare products and people are saying this LASH PARADISE is a very good dupe of the Better Than Sex mascara but I think it hits some lashes and some points that TooFaced sadly missed – and considering the massive price point between the two you get your money worth that’s for sure. What it comes to drying up in the tube – check back below this picture and I will give the details once I know. I’m not going to make claims or speak positive or negative about anything till I know for sure. 100% or nothing. 

No flaking. No smudging. No clumping. Women agreed: 91% saw intense & volumized lashes and 87% saw more beautiful lashes. +98% lengthening effect. The rose gold packaging is supposed to convey the height of femininity and be truly L’Oréal

This is one of the best mascaras I’ve applied to a model in a very long time – I couldn’t believe that I couldn’t tell what eye had what products on it, blame it on thinking about my amazing man or packing for New York City – but the model had to tell me which was which so if you’re in the states give this mascara a try, and if you’re Canadian pick it up may 30th everywhere, and, send your lashes aflutter and take them to paradise today.  

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