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Who am I? Do you mean where I am from? What I might one day become? What I do? What I’ve done. What I dream? Do you mean, what you see? Or what you’ve heard, what I’ve heard? What I fear? Or what I dream? Do you mean who I love? What I have lost? Who am I? I guess who I am is the same as you, not better than, not less than because there is no one who has been or will ever be exactly as the same as you or me.

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What’s up makeupandthecity, I guess lately I’ve been feeling a bit exposed, a lot of questions and a lot of fears brought to the front – fears I thought I had tackled and up to the rear. There will be more to come I’m sure. BUT today I am talking about NARS give cards and how they make the absolute perfect last minute gift for anyone who might have slipped your mind this year.

NARS eGIFT BLACK CARD is just like giving the gift of beauty and just like handing them a beautiful black card which yes they will in the mail which they can use to shop all things NARS Cosmetics.

Let’s break it down ➡️ eGift cards can be purchased in pre-set increments from twenty five ($25.00) too five hundred dollars ($500.00) also right now within Canada they are giving you free next day shipping on orders placed for one hundred and seventy five dollars ($175.00) which could mean to sweeten the deal you might want to add a little more.

For the new year I wanted to help you out with your first twenty five dollars on me ➡️ shoot me an email for the code as I’m limited too the generosity of NARS and the first FIFTY (50) will get a FREE twenty five ($25.00) NARS BLACK CARD.

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NEW ➡️ NARS ➡️ NATURAL RADIANT LONGWEAR FOUNDATION | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

There’s longwear. And then there’s strong wear.

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What’s up guys, I’m currently sitting on the floor of my new office  – I just had it painted a beautiful teal color and set up my tree last night with my babe which was nice, checked out a new steakhouse and had a little bit too much to drink! but hey, blame it on the holidays. If you’ve been following me for a while you’d remember me talking about MARC JACOBS BEAUTY ‘no filter’ which was small campaign work I did for the launch of products for the brand which I thought I’d get my hands on a lot sooner but on new years eve this year you can check out the wall group to see some of my print work for the brand. Huge thanks to BOLD PR in New York city for the opportunity.

moving on,

Seems to me that NARS is coming back stronger and stronger since pulling cruelty free in order to expand there brand into China in the previous year, and since the company hit it big time with PR clean up after this happen, it would appear that they had a line up of knock out products (still not tested on animals) to win back a lot of the beauty industry and, well, me. I’m also not saying that when NARS choose to do this I jumped on my blog and bashed the company, I mean, how could I? I remember my first time going to Toronto and taking the subway to the Eaton Center just to buy a NARS duo eyeshadow for a photoshoot I was doing and new I’ve never been closer to the brand with launch parties, PR lists and free gifts.

NARS’ first 16-hour foundation that stays turned on by the power of radiance. Untraceable. Unstoppable. Unlike anything else. Longwear is finally lightweight—and radiant. High coverage is now super natural. Its breathable, fade-resistant formula is infused with Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon extracts to help smooth and improve the look of your skin instantly, and over time for full-powered radiance. It wears longer, stays stronger, and looks better with each hour. Specialized skin-matching technology ensures your truest match yet. Your future looks radiant with Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.

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The PR send out for this was really costumed to who you are as a influencer they gave you three full bottles in your ideal closest shades and then the full shade range in mini bottles which is absouloutly, smart, perfect and awesome.

If this winter you want the perfect skin without the work check out NARS

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FOUNDATION FIGHT – NARS vs. SMASHBOX COSMETICS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s up makeupandthecity, if you saw my last two PR review’s with NARS (NARS – Velvet Matte Foundation Stick / Elephant in the blog | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) and SMASHBOX (SMASHBOX – STUDIO SKIN SHAPING FOUNDATION STICK | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) I thought to myself that, they are both similar in the fact that they are stick foundations double sided with unique ends (blender sponge or contour shadeI have tested both one on set and at home and one just at home to keep the playing field fair I wont say which was taken to set.

So – I will brush up on more facts about each item and then give my opinion but in the end it will be for you too decide for yourself which company came out on top.

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Both of the products give a medium buildable coverage but with the NARS I wouldn’t say that you need to go back into the skin and reapply product in any area, as you would do with SMASHBOX for sure, the latex and anti-bacterial blender on the NARS foundation stick is absouloutly genius and to make it anti-bacterial was even smarter (replacement blenders for the NARS foundation stick are only $6.00US) As most of NARS complexion products it’s finish is matte, where SMASHBOX likes to give the more natural finish, SMASHBOX is oil-free but it seems to be that as you wear throughout the day it becomes patchy and oil appears to show due to a wax that they use in the product I believe so there have been times that I wish that SMASHBOX did have a sponge component to re-buff the product into the skin mid-day.

If we are being honest ➡️ I am not much of a fan of a cream contour and find the contour side to break off very effortlessly with SMASHBOX, when you use SMASHBOX be prepared to still need to go in with a concealer for certain area where as with NARS I found that you didn’t really need to go in with a concealer which is a huge plus for me being a guy I don’t want everyone to be able to tell that I have makeup on my face. I’ve always found NARS to be a little more seamless with there products and do active case studies with men and woman but SMASHBOX creates and tests their products at SMASHBOX STUDIOSso I guess it would come down to, do you like the idea of active case studies where a product is judged and complaints and nice comments are used to fix if need be, or have a team who have been working behind the lens, and a MUA for years tell you something is perfect to their level of standards.

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NARS – What it does ➡️
This all-in-one matte foundation stick and pro tool offers all-over coverage or touch-ups on-the-go. Its soft-matte finish and creamy, blendable texture layers easily for medium to buildable coverage. Matte Rebound Powders enhance the glide and comfort of wear, while mattifying the look of skin. Elastomer micro beads provide extreme flexibility and elasticity to help prevent creasing by adapting to movement without settling into lines or wrinkles. Ginger root extract and vitamins A, C, and E support natural antioxidant protection and defend skin from environmental damages while helping to improve the appearance of smoothness and evenness. The foundation can be applied multiple ways: with fingertips, directly from the stick, or with the included removable Touch-Up Blender, to create various effects.

SMASHBOX – What it does ➡️
This is an all-in-one stick that gives you coverage and sculpting on the quick. The foundation side gives you medium, buildable coverage with smooth blendability and a natural-looking finish. Use the soft contour side for a perfectly coordinated contour shade that adds dimension in seconds, while it shapes and sculpts with the angled tip. Each end delivers lasting coverage that will not settle into pores or fine lines while allowing color to stay true. Both formulas moisturize the complexion, and offer coverage that stays sweat-, humidity-, and water-resistant.

I personally think its a no brainer which is the better product and what you will use more often! I mean, who wouldn’t want an anti-bacterial mini beauty blender added to the end of their foundation stick.

⭐NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick ➡️ $45.00US for 0.31 oz/ 9 g
Smashbox Studio Skin Face Shaping Foundation Stick ➡️ $42.00US for 0.26 oz/ 7.5 g Foundation, 0.14 oz/ 4.25 g Soft Contour

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NARS – Velvet Matte Foundation Stick / Elephant in the blog | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I’m going to get this off my chest and address this to you, and you know who you are, to take the time out of your day too attempt to attack me, show one you’re assumed level of intelligence, and two you’re inability to move on – I will admit that I haven’t always been the best person in the world but thankfully I was able to learn from my mistakes and move on with my life, I’ve always said that it impossible for me to go back and fix the mistakes that I have made, but I can make things right going forward. Instead of attempting to find ways to attack me or my man, if it wasn’t for me you’d still be exactly where you were when I came into your life, keeping PG, and real, thank you, thank you for giving me the drive to live better, fight harder, and love freely, and more importantly thank you for taking the time to even try to hurt me as I don’t even think about you anymore – thank you for showing me that I always did, and still keep winning.

To makeupandthecity, be stronger then hate, take the chance and love – if someone wants to try to use their free time to bring you down because they have had a bad day and feel worse when they look in the mirror just think to yourself ‘damn I wish I had that much free time still’

Now let’s get to the review shall we ➡️ NARS – Velvet Matte Foundation Stick isn’t extremely new of a product but after the company decided too sell in China meaning that they had to take away the fact of being cruelty-free – I was on the fence about wanting to continue my relationship with NARS, assuming that what they did was for money, and not considering the alternative reasons.

It’s one-of-a-kind, versatile matte foundation stick with a built-in, touch-up blender for all over coverage or touch-ups on-the-go. I have to say the built in blender is absouloutly amazing and if you spray a little setting spray on it to make it a little moist it applies even better. It’s a latex-free sponge designed specifically for use with the Velvet Matte Foundation Stick – it is washable, and anti-bacterial.

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It has medium to full coverage and is traceless which I really, really like comparable to HOURGLASS Vanish Foundation Stick but completely more product and function. It’s compatible with almost every skin type ➡️ ✔ Sensitive ✔ Normal ✔ Dry ✔ Combination ✔ Oily. As mentioned above it does have a matte finish and nicely controls oil. It has matte rebound powders that enhance the glide and comfort of wear, while mattifying the look of skin. Elastomer micro beads provide extreme flexibility and elasticity to help prevent creasing by adapting to movement without settling into lines or wrinkles. Ginger root extract and vitamins A, C, and E support natural antioxidant protection and defend skin from environmental damages while helping to improve the appearance of smoothness and evenness.

consumer study of sixty seven (67) men and women
➡️ 94% agree that it applies quickly, spreads easily
➡️ 94% agree that it feels flexible
➡️ 84% agree that imperfections are blurred
four (4) week clinical study of thirty one (31) men and women over four (4) weeks
➡️ 81% showed an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

SIDE NOTE ➡️ the blender sponge on the end of the Velvet Matte Foundation Stick pop’s off to be washed and also is available to replace (sold separately of course)

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FROM NARS TO YOU ➡️ Makeup artist. Photographer. Iconoclast. Creative visionary François Nars launched NARS Cosmetics with twelve (12) cult-favorite lipsticks in 1994, inspiring self-expression, creativity, and artistry with uncompromising pigment purity and imaginative color. Today, NARS’ boundary-pushing approach manifests from the pigments to the products to the photographed campaigns, shot by François himself – bringing high-fashion, high-style, and forward thinking to beauty. “Play and try to be a little bit daring. Break the rules.” img_0274-10

NARS ➡️ CUSTOM PRO PALETTE 

Ok so it’s 330am and a little partnership I did with NARS came in (while I was opening up my PR mail) I swear since making the move to NYC official it has been so easy for companies to reach out to me and me to them! Some of the PRESS SAMPLES that I get I like to have someone e-mail back and say thank you of course some of them I have to ask how they got my address – crafty, amazing companies. 

But Kam, didn’t you move to NYC for Dan? Hell yes I did and I would have  moved to the moon for that man. I would like to say as more and more of you reach out and I make friends with other social influencers and media – I just ask that you respect Daniel and his privacy. If you message me or email me and I don’t get back to you – try my assistant IF, you message Dan other then to tell him he’s absolutely stunnin’ at this point – whatever the urgency I will not take on your request. x 

Moving on ➡️  NARS custom pro palette first off you’re going to choose what palette size you’re going to want ➡️

Small – 7 1/20″ x 5 1/2″ for $14.00

Larage – 8 9/10″ x 6 4/5″ for $18.00

DECLAIMER to anyone going forward be very very veeeeery careful because you will be building your palette online and seeing how pretty it looks and you start at eleven (11) at night and the next time you look at the clock you have to be at work in an hour. Oh no! You fell down the rabbit hole like many, many, many others did..oh yeah I did too when I actually got to play with this but sadly they just sent me the palettes and a whole bunch of the pan fillers BUT I did just try the virtual experience and yummy

So here is what you can pick from to add to your custom palette 

BLUSH ($20.00) • HIGHLIGHT BLUSH ($21.00)

• BRONZER ($27.00) • CONTOUR POWDER ($30.00)

• PRESSED POWDERS ($25.00)

• SINGLE EYESHADOWS ($18.00) • DUO EYESHADOWS ($25.00)

SO you do get quite a few products that you can choose from and they are full size of the single NARS products in the NARS packaging but you’re saving some good money for example the NARS blush refill is only $20.00 but with the NARS packaging it’s $30.00 and the NARS  eyeshadow duos are only $25.00 for the refill and $35.00 to buy in the NARS packaging – nowadays who doesn’t like saving some money! 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ they only that sixty four (64) refill pans to choose from and that is no where near the full NARS line. 

You can also go the route of pre-made palettes which is what was sent to me for chance of review ➡️ the ones that see pre-made are made by the NARS international artist (SADAFUMI ITO and UZO) but they start at two hundred dollars ($200) and go all the way to five hundred dollars ($500) but making the pallets can get rather expensive very very fast, if you have to worry about money. The palettes have a magnetic backing and magnetic closing as well so really you can de-pan and NARS products you’d like and put them in your palette and there is so many ways that you can do this! YOUTUBE or GOOGLE it. 

A couple of things that I would like to mention that I didn’t really like that much about the palettes themselves is they are not made of a nice plastic or a shell like material – they are made of cardboard with like a fuzzy plastic fabric type material in the front so in classic NARS fashion, be ready to be in a constant battle to keep this looking cleanit does snap shut nicely and is magnetic so it doesn’t open or anything like that. When you open it up there is no mirror it is (or was) prime real estate for a nice mirror and NARS has the money to do all of these things to just improve the quality! ➡️ Does anyone see that as a small miss? 

It is little more expensive as I did mention but for the NARS quality it is worth it. I love NARS I always have loved NARS I remember when I was younger and just starting my journey with makeup and everything else and I went into to the city with my friend just to buy a duo NARS eyeshadow for a photo shoot that I had upcoming. 

All in all you will not be disappointed in the products or what you get OR the prices and the money you will end up saving and something pretty cool also this is a pro tip from me to you IF you wanted cream foundation added to it also buy some of the compact foundations from NARS only just buy the refills the seal shut! And add a little piece of metal to the bottom so that it will stick in your palette and there you go! They self close so they will stay fresh and fit perfect and I have never saw or heard anyone do that. 


I also know that this came out in September  2016 and the reason I am blogging this now is because it’s finally happening – the end of JULY they will be releasing new shades and some other special refills for your NARS pro palette. So NARS was nice enough to send me 45 pans 2 large and 1 small palette – and 2 pre-made ones. Some of the NEW launches also. 

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So this is a video that I just filmed and I’ll post early next week it’s in part of something with L’Oréal but I just wanted to quickly show you how I apply makeup to a man a show you how I apply makeup to myself always on the daily. Theres a massive difference betweeen makeup and not makeup, who you will see is my friend who was actually sick at the time so I begged because he looked like well, crap. 

It doesn’t look like I’d use a lot for this but it’s a fair share of makeup from, TARTE. NARS. GIVENCHY. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY. MUFE. 

No editing. No lighting. In fact I cover darkness and blemishes in LOW LIGHT for men because I can see them better. I know I’ve gotten into to fights with artists for years telling me to turn on the light. 

Well, the lights are always on. 


Left. Makeup.                          Right. The flu.  

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SUMMER PROOF SKIN™ TOP THREE (3) ➡️ BRONZERS 

It’s hard.. to hard when your life is so public, no matter what I say or do people find one way or another to twist my words and it’s not nice. I’m still, here – better off then I ever have been and not allowing myself to be brought down by myself or that unforgiving feeling of knowing that I couldn’t do anything to stop the train wreck. 

I was out of my body, I was standing looking at myself and just watching it happen. My life, my life has always been what it is – if I can make one person smile. If I can take the weight off your back and and help you even for a day then to me, it’s worth it. 

In some way or another I have made up for the mistakes I’ve made. I’ve cut myself deep and I’ll bleed for my sins – can you say the same. 

Ok ok ok let’s move on too some makeup talk and the best and maybe one or two of the worst bronzers for summer. 

NUMBER ONE (1) would have to be AMAZONE BRONZING POWDER by MAKE UP STORE – and I will say you guys know that I’m a sucker for packaging and the packaging that the make up store comes out with is breathtaking, for some of you rushing to google to know who the make up store is, they are a unique brand of complex pro products and whimsical products. Make Up Store has an extensive range of innovative beauty products and more shade choices and finishes than we thought was possible! 

Exclusively selected ingredients to provide a high-quality formula. To accent an ultra-natural looking tan or for enhancing a skin tone. 

The bronzer is enriched with Lanolin Oil which hydrates the skin, Bronzing Powder offers stylish colour payoff and is the perfect way to achieve a sun kissed tan without the harmful UV rays. 

Suitable for all skin types, Bronzing Powder can be used on the face or decolletage and is ideal for adding a touch of sun without the fuss – never tested on animals. Paraben free.

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PRO TIP ➡️ Bronzers have a buildable formula which can be layered to create your desired colour intensity. Start with a little and build it up! 

NUMBER TWO (2) would have to be NARS, they just repackaged which is really nice. The components are more square and don’t leave..as much finger prints. Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer in shade Laguna. 

I love the fact that it’s a matte bronzer that takes on a new dimension and is enhanced by the warmth of natural light. Designed with soft blurring technology, this innovative powder captures the light and diffuses imperfections for soft-focus bronzing that enhances and entrances. 

The new formula is supposed to have a matte finish with a ‘sheer pigments’ that look like second-skin warmth. There are four shades, and going from light to dark they are: Seaside, Laguna, Casino, and Falaises. The formula feels smoother and firmer compared to the brand’s Dual-Intensity formula (which has a similar pattern on it). The formula had sheer to medium coverage with some shades being more buildable than others. I had to use a denser brush and heavier hand to ensure product transferred onto my brush, so they would be hard to overdo – which I actually didn’t mine using a heavier hand because as we all know that it’s so easy to go from a little tan to Donald Trump… 

PRO TIP ➡️ Apply bronzer to the areas of the face the sun would naturally hit. Using very light strokes, first apply the bronzer to the top of the forehead, the cheekbones, and down along your jawline. Done correctly, your bronzer application will be in a three shape on either side of your face.

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Next is bronzer number three (3) and it’s actually a bronzer that I’m sure you’ve all seen and thought is it worth it? It’s Rimmel natural bronzer which you can find at SHOPPERS, Ulta, any drugstore type store or online. I used to use this before but the only thing I will say is it can become very muddy very, very fast. 

I love that it is waterproof and when you apply it, it stays put! Which is really refreshing. I wish I could say wow drugstore makeup is really stepping up their formulas but Rimmel has had this bronzer in there planogram for quite some time! 

It’s very light, natural looking bronzer and when applied with out a heavy hand gives you the sunless tan you want, any time of the year at a affordable price! You can give yourself a radiant new glow or perk up an existing tan. The powder is soft, silky and easy to apply. The look is natural overall. 

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Remember your skin tone when it comes to picking the bronzer for you, every bronzer listed above comes in different shades for different skin tones, it’s not just lighter or darker if you want a seamless bronzer application then make sure you get a bronzer that’s right for you. 

When choosing a bronzer for fair skin, there can be a fine line between a warm sculpt and a Cheeto-dusted visage. The key is to go no more than one or two shades darker than your natural complexion and choose a formula with peachy, pink, or golden undertones

Men and women with medium skin tones, you’ve got it made in the bronzer department as it inherently complements your natural tan. You don’t want to overdo it whether it’s a formula that’s too glittery or a shade that makes you look washed out. If you’ve got olive undertones, opt for copper shades. If you’ve got yellow undertones, go with more golden and peachy options.

While neutral bronzers can mess things, warm color pops beautifully on deeper skin tones. Look to reddish coppers and gold-flecked brown formulas to illuminate the skin while delivering a subtle sculpt. As far as application, you can’t wrong using it as you would a blush. Your cheekbones will thank you.

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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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WTF WEDNESDAY™ ➡️ NARS | NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

For Spring 2017, NARS came out with their new NARSissist Loaded eyeshadow palette. Available now at Sephora and Nordstrom, this limited edition palette features twelve (12) shades with shimmery and matte finishes. The formula is very similar to all the other NARS eyeshadows of course very blendable, buttery smooth and silky – even the matte shades were great in this palette. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I have had this palette for quite some time now – but – I was not going to review it because it was limited but the restocked it due to high demand so if you want this palette – get it. 

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There is three (3) transition shades in this palette alone which is absolutely wonderful, and hate when a brand comes out with a palette and none of the shadows look like they belong together pretty much It’s a very cohesive palette, I don’t feel the need to reach for another palette when I’m working with this one. To bring one palette to set is amazing especially when it’s smaller like this one but you can beat out sixty (60) looks no problem. I also love how this palette has a great variety of warm and neutral hues, none of them are too similar to each other. And the addition of matte shades makes it even more perfect as mentioned.  

The NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette is specially curated by NARS artists to provide the most flattering range of neutral eyeshadows for all skin tones. Encased in an ultra-chic, mirrored palette and the mirror is a very good quality mirror for the palette, it’s one of the mirrors in a palette that you don’t mind setting down and getting ready in also packs a portable arsenal of next-level neutrals that transform your look from day to night. Soft to smolderingright in the palm of your hand. 

I really think this is the highest pigment, highest payoff yet. Its botanical infusion of pomegranate seed oil, vitamin E, and gingko biloba extract known to help smooth skin it creates the perfect base for effortless blending, while delivering rich, saturated color. 

SHADES ➡️ 12 x 0.04 oz/ 1.4 g Eyeshadow in Newbury Street (white gold shimmer) Windsor (warm beige matte) Privilege (gold metallic) Dover (neutral brown matte) Foix (peach matte) Castille (umber brown matte) Alnwick (copper shimmer) Beaumaris (chocolate brown shimmer) Splendor (pewter sparkle) Versailles (bronze shimmer) Montaillou (dark brown matte) Reale (black satin)


I do think you should wear a eyeshadow primer because on set for ten (10) hours I found with out a primer I had to re-apply color to the lids after about five (5) hours give or take but this is a must have palette for summer for sure! 

I personally love NARS so much. I’ve never had a bad experience with any of the NARS family of products – new or old – what it says, is what you get! Love it. 
⬇️05/19/2017⬇️


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