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SUMMER HAZE | MARC JACOBS ACCOMPLICE | M X T C

What’s up guys and girls – today is just one of those days, you know know when you order your first Cartier bracelet because thats just what you do when you get you’re tenth big deal? Or maybe I should keep my money in the bank, but i like my money where I can see it, in my closet. Come on, you guys know, I get beat down if I flex and I get beat down if I don’t. MJB ACCOMPLICE was apart of their summer collection and I won’t lie, this powder, I want it, I got it.

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PR samples. Affiliate links | Exciting! A brand new concealer from Marc Jacobs Beauty! I have all the details, along with my review and swatches of the Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer. Enjoy! I also have the new Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder (must have) here for you to see, so keep reading to find out what you want to know!

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Accomplice is a brand new collection designed to give you flawless, perfected, filtered skin. There’s a creamy concealer stick and also an Instant Blurring Beauty Powder.

The Accomplice Concealer claims ➡️ Creamy concealer and touch-up stick ➡️ Full coverage Long wearing Blends seamlessly for skin that looks totally natural ➡️ Can be used under or over makeup ➡️ Blurs the look of pores and fine lines ➡️ Covers dark circles and blemishes ➡️ Evens out skin tone Formulated with hydrating snow mushroom ➡️ Resists creasing or caking ➡️ Packaging designed to be easy to use on the go ➡️ Stick is created with a dip to fit finger ➡️ Can also be applied using a brush or sponge, or straight from the stick ➡️ 17 shades, I’m not sure if this is Marc Jacobs Beauty first launch of the Accomplice line but I don’t really think in this day and age having only 17 shades is really that acceptable but due but the brand did only send me three shades they thought were closer to me and the powder within my category shade so that they don’t waste packaging and so they they don’t waste product so I’ll pop into a local Sephora and check out the full line up when they launch!

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I was particularly excited to try this concealer because Marc Jacobs Beauty know how to do coverage. The stick format is super convenient and my hope was that it was like the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer but in a stick ➡️ it pretty much is just what I hoped for! I am actually so happy regarding this because the product from NARS was 

I used it straight from the stick on to my face but I allowed the product to warm up a bit from the warmth coming off my skin, and it blended out effortless creating a super flawless finish. It blurs pores, covers redness and pigmentation, and works as well under the eyes as it does on all the other areas of the face. I have only used it once so far – I tested it out yesterday and plan to wear it again today – but it was love at first try. I actually got asked if I was wearing any makeup or is that just how perfect my skin is and when I say i did just a little under eye, beside my nose and blended all together with enough to cover my eyelid then a but on my chin ➡️ no primer also. I was done and out the door. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ The one thing I would say is that if your skin is dry, or dries out during the day, reapplication can feel a little dry, so I’d recommend a quick hydrating spritz first.

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It is creamy and glides on to the skin with ease, and then just takes a light tap of the fingertip to blend in. It couldn’t be easier and is the perfect handbag (or bag pack) essential for touch ups on. I am actually looking at the claims and I’m trying to find something that it’s not capable of.

Accomplice instant blurring beauty powder claims➡️ Blurring, touch-up powder ➡️ Formulated to set, blur, and reduce the look of shine ➡️ Comes in a compact with a built-in brush ➡️ Perfect for use while out ➡️ Use it to refresh makeup throughout the day  ➡️ Contains perfecting pearl pigment to diffuse light & filter away the look of imperfections  ➡️ Available in 4 core color

It is very light and weightless, and does work to blur the look of pores and lines. My first impressions of this are good, but I need a bit more time to work out how much I need it in my life as a man who wears makeup sometimes the powder can be that one that gives it away. I legit cannot over look and thats the built in brush, not just you open it up and there is a small puff or little brush – nooooope, the entire and I mean like a transformer sorry thats just what it makes me think or my reference point about comes apart and it’s a full packing dense fan almost, it’s wonderful and so smart on the MJB team.

Check out my last post ➡️ SUMMER HAZE | WHY IS DEODORANT SO IMPORTANT..? | M X T C

 

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MY MISTAKE(S) AND THE HOUSE OF AENEA | MXTC

Hi beautiful – so if you know I was going to get Botox and Filler and I was going to go just for my neck and jaw line but the more I looked at myself, I thought, well maybe some filler under my eyes, botox smile lines, a bit on my forehead and then hell since I went through re-breaking my jaw and alignment I shouldn’t just do filler I should get them to cut open my skin along the seams, pull the skin forward and stich it closed then botox along the ends to freeze my muscle, after I was done looking at myself in the mirror, I almost told myself ok, you’re free to go. I went to my consultation said all of this stuff to them I ask them to look me in the eyes and tell me what they saw, not once did anyone say you’re 26 years old, you don’t need this and in fact your skin is almost near perfect, there are moments in life that define our lives and there are moments the divide our lives, again I found myself saying ok, you’re free to go.

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So where am I going with this? The House of Aenea heard what I was thinking about doing and they said give us a week and let us send you the products to try out, you don’t need to be cut, injected, and filled so thank you The House of Aenea, Yes this brand is luxury and it expensive but this line gave me the look of surgery without needed to go under the knife.

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#Repost @trendmood1 with @get_repost ・・・ It’s that time of the week 💦 #Skincare I’m Trying something NEW! (For me) this will be the first time trying this brand 😍 and the packaging already got me so bad! Clean, Elegant and Luxurious ✨ @house_of_aenea in pic: 1. Fruit Acid Gel Exfoliator 7.5% – removes dead and damaged epidermal cells as well as cleansing the skin of any invisible pollutants. Exposes new vibrant cells below, and prepares the skin for moisturizing and other helpful treatments. Reliable, exfoliating product that uses three variant forms of alpha-hydroxyl acids. Glycolic Acid, Pyruvic Acid and Lactic Acid provides high quality exfoliation in a nourishing and penetrating gel $100 / 120ml How To Use: Spread a thin layer of Fruit Acid Gel Exfoliator over the face and neck. Leave on for 1 minute. Rinse off with cool water, follow with a moisturizer. 2. Oxygen Plasma Serum – unlocks the enormous benefits of oxygen by delivering plasma, rich in concentrated oxygen, directly to the epidermal layer. By transporting large volumes of oxygen to the skin, we can initiate the healing and metabolic processes that facilitate the proliferation of skin cells, which in turn display a smoother, more youthful complexion that's luminous and glowing. $120 / 15 mL How To Use: Apply to fingertips and massage into skin in a circular motion. . . Available Now #bergdorfs & #harrods . . They have more products like a mask, different serums, cleanser…Have u tried the brand before? Please share your thoughts and tips 💦✨😍 #TRENDMOOD #healthy #makeup . . . #beauty #bbloggers #beautyblogger makeupoftheday #motd #makeupoftheday #mua #ilovemakeup #makeup #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupblogger #makeuponpoint #onpoint #makeuplook #makeuplove #makeuptalk

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They created almost a system for me from the collection they already had, and the results after six days, are absouloutly crazy. Don’t let anyone or anything make you feel like you’re not beautiful or worth it. I know express or stress action speaks louder then words and when I asked to go to the bathroom and suddenly I was on the Highway, and the clinic was calling me; if you miss the appointment or whatever reason can’t go this is a VIP clinic so they have your credit card on file so that they can charge me 500$ if I wasted any time or didn’t show up – I’m not even sure if they took it or not and if they did, they obviously need it more then I ever did.

The house of Aenea

We are a technology-inspired skincare brand born out of the science of Epigenetics. Each product in the comprehensive collection has been designed and curated using intricate thought and research, and as a result our innovative and high-performance range will enhance the relationship you have with your skin, especially when cross-blended, as the formulations are amplified when used together. The range includes anti-pollution heroes, high performance serums that combat stress and reduce cortisol production, as well as effective cleansers, moisturisers and exfoliants.

The range strengthens your skin, so it can take on the world. Our epigenetic, vegan, cruelty-free, anti-ageing products enable your skin to combat environmental aggressors such as stress, climate, pollution and technology. The combinations of natural ingredients work in harmony with your skins pre-determined genetic aging process. The result, an all-together natural born skin care program that will leave your skin feeling its best possible self.

The first product that I was sent was The Lifestyle Enhancer, just from these names I knew they meant business this serum meets moisturizer protects your skin from ageing caused by oxidation, keeps your skin youthful and elastic by fighting glycation, and increases skin firmness while filling your fine lines and wrinkles which I don’t really have at my age but it’s a good time to start to fight it. The results if this product I saw almost overnight.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ This is just an introduction to the brand that I’m sure a lot of you have not heard of, I will be following up with before and after photos along with my videos from the nurse and surgeon and how they wanted too fix me.

What is glycation exactly? Technically it’s the process by which the structure and activity of proteins within the skin becomes slowly stiffer, leading to the collagen and elastin becoming less elastic, a well-known cause of premature ageing.
Another way to understand glycation is if you think about what happens when meat is cooked in a frying pan – as it is exposed to heat, the natural sugars in it become more rigid until finally the steak is hard. This is what happens to our skin when it is exposed to the ageing rays of the sun – it’s slowly glycating. As the sugar molecules react with free amino groups of proteins, irreversible cross-linked molecules are formed, modifying the structure of our skin and making it appear more brittle and stiff.

Next I introduced Modern Shield – A one-stop skin protector, the back-bone of your day to day skin defence, it works like an environmental shield, protects from high energy visible light from computers, offers protection from infra-red radiation and one thing I want you to pay attention to is “protects from high energy visible light from computers” I understand the damage that our phones and computers, technology in general is doing to your skin but I wasn’t aware of how bad it was hurting my skin.

Moving on to the Oxygen Plasma Serum which was one of the products I was interested in trying just because of the name, honestly, accelerates the skin’s ability to regenerate, helps the skin’s healing process, stimulates the metabolism of Keratinocytes, encourages collagen and elastin production and increases the penetration of other active ingredients so far.

I was very blown away by this brand by now, I would switch it up morning to night, or adding in a little bit of one mixing half one, half another which is actually encouraged.

I was also sent the Corrective oxygen mask, the Rosehip cleanser and Fruit acid gel exfoliator which all blew my mind, this brand really gave me something, diamond like precision, it’s the level of skin care you’d expect but with the price that will give you that slap in the face but, you know that it’s a wonderful line and worth every penny.

Check out my last post ➡️ WAR PAINT FOR MEN | MxTC

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COSMETIC SURGURY – SKIN VITALITY MEDICAL | MXTC

Hey boys and girls – I hope all is well and you’re excited for it to be Thursday which means we have one more day till Friday and we can all be happy that it’s the weekend, I hope you guys have some fun plans for the weekend! I’m not sure if everyone knows or not from my previous LIFE 101 posts about past relationships, what happen to me, abuse and the mistakes I made leading up to it ➡️ LIFE 101 | “you’ll be looking at the city and I’ll be looking at you” 18+ my jaw ended up being damaged, well broken so the first time around while it headed they gave me a temporary retainer to help my jaw heal properly, long story short, it didn’t heal properly at all – my mandibular condyle healed incorrectly so I went about 2 1/2 weeks ago and had my jaw re-broken and my mouth wired shut to help to fix the problem, this in itself was labeled as cosmetic surgery and I went to Skin Vitality Medical for this procedure.

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So next come the fun parts with Botox and Juvederm, I know what you’re thinking it’s easy to get lost and not be able to stop with all of that and if anything I will get less then they recommend because at this point I don’t even see the need for it but, on Sunday when I get my finally have my full mouth unwired I might see a need for it – and if I don’t then I won’t go. I just thought also if it would be cool also to blog about it when I’m there and give this the reason I get in front of the camera and start to film my reviews and keep it 100 and fresh.

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I’m going to talk to you just what Botox and Juvederm is, so Botox medical name being Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction and thus causes flaccid paralysis. Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). In recent developments Juvederm has been developed to be the filler of choice for most if not all.

I guess I just wanted to fill everyone in on what’s coming and what to expect. I totally will put up before and after photos since I’m most known for my intense jawline. I’m excited to just wake up and not have to use my ZIIP or whatever to see the instant results that I have and need, I’m in no way saying I will stop using the ZIIP because that baby works so well. If you don’t want needles or anything like that I would give ZIIP a try because for me, and for many, it was a massive game changer for my face.

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I do want to say, in no way am I looking for permission from anyone, and no one should this should be a well looked into choice for you, and fine a clinic that is right for you, I will actually be going to NYC for this, I was going to stay within Canada but this clinic didn’t get to VIP status with a zero count of anyone unhappy. Every single patience has walked away happier then walking in.

➡️ I will keep everyone posted as I go – and there will be a lot of photos! If you have any questions, please feel free to DM me and I will do my best to help or I can give you a number of someone who you would and should speak to if you’re considering this.

Don’t forget about my previous post ➡️ Philips – OneBlade | MXTC
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BOBBI BROWN BBU PRO FACE AND LIP PALETTE(S) *GIVEAWAY| MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️

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Bobbi Brown has been around since 1991 (yep, the year I was born) and since releasing her ten (10) lipsticks has been absolutely killing the makeup game, not only makeup cosmetics but Brown has written eight (8) books about makeup and beauty – showing that there is more makeup is always evolving and growing and if you can’t stay current you’ll be left behind.

If you missed my last post (BOBBI BROWN – ESSENTIAL 5-IN-1 FACE PALETTE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️) I talked about her makeup manual which actually features these items I’ll be speaking about today, I will say if you are a professional artist or just love makeup this post is more for you – as a self-taught artist Bobbi Brown has helped me a lot. Most will see the price tag and try to find something similar for cheaper which I will include a couple of the same type products ➡️ note the products I’ll be speaking about are from BH COSMETICS and they were sent to me via PR but I have yet to try them or give an honest opinion I will just link for those who do not have $250.00US for a face palette and $250.00US for a lip palette.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ If you are a PRO artist I will include Bobbi Browns credit program.

The BBU Palette is the perfect option for anyone who wants a super-portable all-in-one face palette for all skin tones. In addition to our full range of Correctors and Creamy Concealers, it features Bobbi Brown’s original Skin Foundation Stick in our signature yellow-toned shades. It’s especially ideal for photo shoots, weddings, and runway shows. 

LIMITED EDITION – BBU PRO FACE PALETTE – price $250.00US
Palette Features:
➡️ THIRTEEN (13) Corrector shades (.04oz./1.2g each)
➡️ FOURTEEN (14) Creamy Concealer shades (.03 oz./ 1.1g each)
➡️ TWENTY (20) Skin Foundation Stick shades (.05 oz./ 1.7g each)

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I was completely blown away by the quality of the palette as when most companies decide to do a palette like this it always ends up not being the same as the original products but that is not the case – they are all exactly the same as the original products.

BBU PRO LIP PALETTE – $250.00US
Palette features:
You asked, Bobbi listened. The much-loved Artist Palette for Lips is back boasting 54 shades (that’s a dozen more than before). Features four different formulas for lips and includes a Retractable Lip Brush. Lip formulas include 23 Lip Color shades, 11 Rich Lip Color shades, and 20 Creamy Lip Color shades all in a sleek made-for-pros kit. Designed with a labeled interior divider to keep colors organized-including Bobbi Brown’s Top 10-so you can mix and make endless looks.

A portable palette that’s easy to use on-set or simply on-the-go.

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To put it simply – It’s an absolute must-have for any makeup lover or professional artist who’s working on set, fashion, bridal even special FX.

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Make sure you hit that subscribe button for a chance to win either the face or lip palette, I will let it be the choice of the winner and there will be three (3) different winners and as I said all you have to do is be subscribed. PLEASE NOTE – This giveaway is for NEW subscribers only and there is an extra one (1) added for exsisting subscribers!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MAKEUPANDTHECITY

What’s up makeupandthecity,

Wishing you a weekend of joy and cheer as you celebrate the holiday season with friends, family and loved ones. Christmas or not, celebrating or not.
Don’t forget the real reasons behind the holidays.

It’s been a crazy year for me, and I’m happy to end the year off with my partner, family and friends.

Thank you so much too all the brands and PR companies who have sent me products and PR for review and set work.

⬅️ make sure to hit that subscribe button and join the family for the New Year – there will be a lot of surprises and exciting content! (to my e-mail subscribers a e-mail will be sent out to you for site changes to re-subscribe if you’d like)
⏯ HAPPY HOLIDAYS IN ASL!

HOLIDAY PARTY EYESHADOW PALETTE MUCH HAVE ➡️ Chocolate Gold Eye Shadow Palette FROM Too Faced – Chocolate Gold is a rich, medium-dark honeyed gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, moderately dense but not too thick or too stiff in the pan, and it yielded opaque coverage in a single layer. The eyeshadow blended out well and lasted for eight hours without need of touch up.

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It’s been one of the best eyeshadow palettes that I’ve used on set this year! Total must have! Do make sure that you check out a tester before buying it and be careful where you buy it as there is countless fakes – you can click in the side bar to go right to the collection.

BUT remember to respect and love one another this holiday season and respect the beauty around. Take a second and get the door for that person, or smile! Love one another and keep being beautiful.

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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