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THIS COULD BE LOVE ➡️ THE MAKE UP STORE ➡️ THE COVER ALL PALETTE 

So life. Life right now has delt me so many crazy crazy curl balls it’s not like I didn’t know they were going to happen. I just didn’t know it would happen so quickly. The one person who I need and I know can make it better – has plans with his father for a week which I knew about but I just this two things didn’t fall together – but that my life. 

But that isn’t what you’re here for, maybe she I’ll do a LIFE 101 about what happen, my new home, my boyfriend, what massive brand asked me come to their Toronto office – where I was sexually assaulted – but this company has ties to a lot of brands I work for right now and had partnership deals with me in the future. 

What to do. 

There is so much that you all should know about the brands that you love so much BUT before I start a warI’ll digress, back to subtext and fantasy. The make up store is almost like what Sephora brand has tried to make happen inside of Sephora only the makeup is genuinely amazing and not a waste of money because it is a little heavy on the pockets. Think illamasqua and NARS had a baby it would be THE MAKE UP STORE now I know, I wish the name was a little better also but hey what can we do – they also offer a wide variety of classes from PROFESSIONAL CLASS • PRIVATE CLASS • BRIDAL MAKEUP • MAKE ME UP • EYEBROW SHAPING • CONTOURING – HIGHLIGHT, DEFINE & SCULPT • COVER ALL • COLOR IT • SMOKY EYES • WINGED EYELINER •

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So THE MAKE UP STORE has an amazing palette called COVER ALL PALETTE and it does just that, A twelve shade concealer palette with customized colors to provide personalized results. Easy to apply with fingers or with a brush (use a brush) providing a flawless and long-lasting result – it’s almost the same type of finish as the NARS soft-matte conceal and illamasqua skin base foundation which is why I earlier said the best way to describe this company is like those two companies came together. 

THE MAKE UP STORE bronzer was in my top bronzer post for summer and a lot of people asked me is that the actual packaging or did you mist it first? But those are high resolution imagines provided by the company via DROP-BOX or WE-TRANSFER but yeah that is the packaging and it’s taken to another level with this company which is so so so nice to see. 
SIDE NOTE ➡️ some and most of the products you see I do take or come up with creative little ways to show off the products – just like people who do film review, set up a background and lighting – I have set up a mini product studio for taking photos and high resolution shade  swatching  which I will be adding to every review going forward I think.

The concealers you can buy separate of course or in threes and if you’re going to do that please try to wait for some cool limited edition packaging to come out I will say in a way that it is an almost solid product that needs some working to make it pliable. This is not my personal favorite but a lot of people like this formula. 

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The consistency, though not easy to work with, makes this concealer last for days. Again, I used it on filming day and it held in place despite the time, perspiration and bright lights. It is a much better option than layering extra foundation to cover up, as some very odd sales associates in a makeup store has advised me in the past – and I know what to do. I know how to apply makeup. I can do the job of a Sephora associate like nothing – so it’s funny when I walk in for being a man I mistreated and treated as if I don’t know what I’m talking about I love for them to tell me ‘this is what you do..’ and I said mhm yeah so what’s next and the basket that she brought over just fills and fills with products and every time that they are done, not to be rude in any way at all, I ask for the the manager to come over and with them both there I turn to be he woman helping me and I say this is what you actually do, so my $600.00 bag turns to $50.00 and then on top of all of all of that I even have to show her my correct colour and how to really achieve finding the idea colour for me – like I said I never do it be rude but I always check my bag after and along with all the samples there is a resume from the manager added also. 

The point even I got side tracked is this product is going to last you for a very very long time and performance is professional completely which is idea and sometimes hard to achieve at home. It is extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way. Blemishes, overall redness, dark circles, blue veins, sunspots – this tackles them all and you can mix the shades to perfection. 

PRO TIP ➡️ this product is meant to mix to create custom shades for any skin tone within light and dark SO go take a look at  my post about colour correction and understanding the colour wheel because to mix and use properly you’re going to want to understand and make it easy. It should be 1+1=2 not 1+2=3-2=1/89×6=?* I feel like we over think things when if you’re finding something hard there is social influencers like me who have made it easy for you and break it down! ⬇️

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Sadly if you find your skin to be a little more dry I would say that this wouldn’t be the concealer (palette) for you – primer or not! If you stuggle with dry skin and need a power makeup system for your skin type please check out VICHY IDÉAL TEINT. 

➡️ I wouldn’t recommend applying this concealer under the eyes unless mixing with your favourite moisturizer  

THE MAKE UP STOR Cover All is an award winning concealer – featuring a yellow toned concealer to conceal redness and exposed blood vessels, an orangey red concealer to diminish blueness such as dark circles around the eyes and a beige concealer to correct uneven skin tone, Cover All Mix is definitely a MAKEUPANDTHECITY must-have for a flawless complexion.

Each shade can be worn alone or blended together to create customisable coverage. The creamy consistency blends effortlessly and adheres to the skin for enhanced longevity whilst the Vitamin enriched formula nourishes and protects all skin types. Also give it a try as an eyeshadow primer. Wow. 

➡️ Not tested on animals. Paraben free.


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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.

PRICE ➡️ $39.00US for 0.35 oz 

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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.

PRICE ➡️ $40.00US for 0.28 oz

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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. 

PRICE ➡️ $4.99 for 0.49 oz

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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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