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THE MET GALA | OH MAMA ARTIS (MOTHERS DAY LUXE) | MAKEUP x THE CITY

Thank you, next. I used to be a ‘little monster’ to the extreme but come on Lady Gaga at The Met Gala – on site costume changes, nothing clumsy, i’d love to give her a high five, what did he say? what did she say? aaaaaaay that’s right nothing!  The light is coming! that’s all I can say! What’s going on my beautiful friends!

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Artis, oh Artis you just keep upping yourself, the Artis if you’re have the  pleasure if being on on their PR list you understand, for once new launch – yes it happen – skin care I was sent four (4) boxes to revamp all my brushes, holders, sets, and gifts. Artis is the definition of luxury and it’s time to break it down.

For the woman who is one in a million, give her the world of Artis. We partnered with SteamLine Luggage, 111 SKIN and Tracie Martyn to bring you this covetable gift set as the ultimate ode to mom with the most elegant beauty tools and essentials to help her create a graceful, meditative and truly divine experience. But be warned — giving this gift will set the bar high for many Mother’s Days to come.

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Includes: Artis Elite Mirror 10-Brush Set; Artis Elite Mirror Palm Brush; Artis Large Runaround Travel Case; Artis Small Gold Travel Case; Artis Premier Brush Cleaning Pad; Artis Brush Cleansing Foam; Artis Brush Cleansing Wipes; Artis Brush Palette Set; SteamLine Luggage Soprano Carry On; Gift Certificate for Tracie Martyn Absolute Purity Diamond Facial (for use at NYC Spa); 111 SKIN Vitamin C Brightening Booster and 111 SKIN Cryo Body Serum


Artis has not stopped elevating skin brushes and now skin care and all I can say it wow, I suck at opening PR so I can happily say that now even you can experience the elegance for a price – I would like to take a second to say I’m not the brands hooker, saying what they want and doing what they wish, I’m sent PR IN CONSIDERATION of review and IF I enjoy the products it’s not a vending machine i don’t just place an order and they send it to me for free, yes I am paid for my thoughts.

Let’s break down the Oh Mama set because, wow – I do want to say sadly this isn’t available anymore but they have something very special coming in July which I have signed a NDA to exclusive rights.

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PHANTOM CLEANSING SILKS RITUAL BOX

At Artis and MXTC, we celebrate the beauty of rituals and how we, as humans, are all connected through these daily practices. Elevate your skincare ritual with this limited-edition box set – a thoughtfully curated collection designed to offer a truly meditative experience from start to finish.

Includes:

➡️ Phantom Cleansing Silks for cleansing to remove impurities

➡️ Artis Mister to activate and gently massage; comes complete with its own luxury silk pouch

➡️ Silk Headband to slip hair back

➡️ Sage Bundle for enhancing and healing your environment

Artis also bright back the Digit Skin Care brushes which were originally sold in sets for over $300.00 and yes Digit is their take on our fingers, and I’ve used them, in face I have the set with holder somewhere, again another one of  partnerships with SteamLine Luggage to give mom the royal treatment. Featuring some of Artis’ cult-favorites, this chic set includes an array of luxurious brushes and accessories that are truly fit for a queen — all housed in a glamorous hat box that puts the perfect finishing touch on a gift she won’t soon forget.

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ncludes: SteamLine Luggage Sweetheart Small Hat Box; Artis Elite Mirror 5-Brush Set; Artis Brush Cleansing Wipes; Artis Premier Brush Cleaning Pad; Artis Large Gold Travel Case

Please check back later today for a mega update! Including a special giveaway from MxTC and Artis!

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IN BLOOM – CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGIC AWAY COLLECTION WITH A TWIST | M X T C

Finally I got my MacBook back (though I do find myself getting stuck on the command and control key) from the Microsoft Chrome challenge, wow it took a little bit longer with shipping it back to me and everything like that, it also got stuck in customs for a very long time, but I’m going to break out the similarities and big differences between the two powerful computers in a coming post! I’ve also decided that any post that is for spring beauty, or new spring launches i will call ‘IN BLOOM’ which just seemed to be, just fitting too me! How are you boys and girls doing? I truly hope that you are all doing well, in Canada central Canada the weather has been pretty good! Not to cold but thankful not to hot! Who you rather it be hot? or cold? or just fall all year round but we had a week of peak sumner heat!

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I don’t know why but I seem always over look Charlotte Tilbury! i remember going to a press event for he line coming into Holt Renfrew in Toronto on Bloor St. I wasn’t really liking the feel mind you Faulhaber Communications who was organizing this whole event and you can quote me on this, I truly think there is no better PR Agency in Canada then Faulhaber – they just do things one step on the game! But anyways a PR agency is not why we are here Charlotte Tilbury is, I just have to say how on the website its all ” hello darling “ it truly is iconically Charlotte, after meeting her now when I read the names or read a paragraph,  I can literally her her saying it, it’s wonderful! 

If you were to buy one thing for Charlotte Tilbury it should be the Magic Away Concealer and heres why honestly the Magic Concealer is like spanx for your eyes as much as that sounds, its completely true! it spreads itself out so thin but there is so much pigment and added benefits to it –  is an incredible full coverage liquid concealer in a netural shade for all skin tones and undertones. For five years, Charlotte Tilbury has been working on this holy grail of concealers that reduces the appearance of dark circles, blemishes and imperfections, for fresher-looking second skin instantly!

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ If you think that this concealer was not 5 years in the making you are wrong! we would get yearly updated from who handle CT PR either the USA or Canada firm.

Next would be Charlotte’s Unisex Healthy Glow which is a hydrating tint – it’s not as full if  a hydrant as a tinted moisturizer, I would recommend putting a little of a stronger hydrator around your nose, chin, between the brows and centre of the forehead to give it that BAM This fabulous unisex cream is SO natural, no one will suspect you’re wearing it! and its so true so who else to try it on but my boyfriend who actually still wears it to date within his skin care regime, it really does just even out the skin with just enough coverage with a hit of bronze that you wouldn’t really expect. It kinda reminds of the Recipe For Men Bronze cream which does the similar thing ➡️ if not the exact same only its made to work more with mens skin and testosterone and such – which when you’re a man it’s nice to have those options without calling it ‘makeup’ and when I say if you’re a man I mean it as a guy who doesn’t wear makeup or know the world of makeup; plain and simple!

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➡️ Next on my would be the Goddess Ritual Cleanser Duo from Charlotte Tilbury it’s absolutely one of my must have for cleaners ➡️ I always say that cleansers are a grey area, many disagree with me but it’s true, I don’t think there is enough time used to be able to make a difference within the skin, I’m not saying that they don’t do anything because they do, but what follows after cleansing your skin us where you will see the most benefits until trying this ➡️ Deeply purifying, super-charged cleansing duo for fresh, radiant-looking skin just make sure if you have blemish prone skin watch out for large doses of vitamin c sometimes with some skin it can have a negative effect! Sadly I know this all to well!

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TOP FIVE PRODUCTS I USE DAILY | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Hey guys – so much drama going on for me right now and I just really, do not understand why, the only difference between drama before and drama now is I have my very own big boy lawyer that I like to use. I really do understand that it happens, but I’m in a fight with one company over “copywriting” on clothing and thinking I took the idea when really, I bought them off wish, then one of my best friends purposely trying to get my in trouble with a company and brand that she had drama with, you just don’t use someone else name, its not fair, and it makes you look bad when everyone finds out. So my holidays so far have been…peachy.

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I used to be that type who would wear, foundation, concealer, powder, setting powder and it would look good, and I have nothing against men who do all the steps but I found focusing on my skin, I’m not a teenage anymore and focusing on the skin care aspect did a lot better, I don’t have large pores, acne, or that dark of dark circles so it came down to it one day I was like what are you trying to hind when there isn’t anything almost like it is makeup abuse to do that and such a waste!

So lets get to the first thing that I use in the morning ➡️ MDNA SKIN’s The Face Wash and wow it makes your skin feel so amazing and fresh after one, and I mean one use the morning after you look so good, and I know its because of this cleanser (and line) it cost ➡️ $70.00CAD for 4 fl oz / 120ml and you can buy it from Barneys NYC by clicking here! When I say, this face wash is like nothing, nothing I have ever experienced it’s true, and trust me, I have tried so many products with so many claims to do this, or do that. MDNA SKIN’s The Face Wash is so gentle yet powerful brightening facial cleanser and makeup remover that quenches skin as it clarifies. Infused with alpha hydroxy acids and active botanicals, this cleanser purifies and helps visibly balance the skin while washing away dirt, debris, and all types of makeup.

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ Malic acid: rejuvenating and brightening fruit acid that helps improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Turmeric: prized for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to boost skin’s glow. Also there is a light scent which is mint, rosemary, geranium, and lime.

➡️ next is from MDNA SKIN also and its the MDNA SKIN’s The Serum and wow if you haven’t tried this line I really, really urge you to go and get a sample because it’s just that good, its hard to get into the price tag but these two I would say are staples from the line and I have, chrome mask, magnetic remover tool, eye serum and I do use them but I’ve found if you apply The Serum under the eyes and apply something on top its like you’re getting the same types of results, MDNA SKIN’s The Serum costs $345.17 for 1.7 fl oz / 50ml. and you can buy it here which again is a direct link to Barneys. MDNA SKIN’s The Serum is a breakthrough hydrating, plumping, and brightening treatment to help provide the look of firmer and more nourished skin. Enriched with powerful moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients, this formula helps to dramatically diminish the appearance of dullness, fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Three forms of hyaluronic acid : powerful hydrators that can attract and retain up to 1,000 times their molecular weight in water. Vegan squalene: locks in essential moisture and promote a soft, supple texture. Resveratrol: antioxidant that protects skin’s surface. Licorice: natural skin brightener that helps diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation from scarring and sun exposure. You can also check out my post about MDNA SKIN care ➡️MDNA SKIN | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

My next product of items I use daily is NARS soft matte concealer, I absouloutly love this little pot and I always have, but it is just now the way that I am using it that is right for me! This high performance, full coverage concealer instantly color corrects dark circles, redness, discoloration, and blemishes with a natural – looking, soft-matte finish. The oil-free formula builds weightlessly, blends seamlessly and last effortlessly while delivering long term skincare benefits. Light diffusing particles produce a soft-focus effect, smoothing skin and blurring imperfections. And after I get out of the shower before I blow dry my hair and get cute for the day, also after applying my skin care and normal routine, I warm up the product with my index fingers and swipe it under both eyes, around the nose, small bit on the chin and forehead and buff it into the skin using a buffing brush. Them my skin looks perfect, go on and blow dry my hair and let the my oils work with skin and then I use my fourth product which is a powder foundation a couple shades darker so that it gives me a sun kissed glow! NARS concealer is $40.00CAD for 0.21Oz or 6.2g from Sephora, NARS, or Ulta Beauty.
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As mentioned I used a powder foundation from SMASHBOX halo powder, I have always used it and always liked it, it leaves your skin with an amazing even glow that people will be commenting at, like I said to cut out useless steps I went a couple shades darker so that I can blend a little harder to get that bronzed look, keeping in mind I am pale, and it is winter! Halo Hydrating Powder Foundation is a foundation-setting powder hybrid that combines the payoff of a pressed powder with the luminous and breathable finish of a loose powder. The built-in powderizer allows you to freshly grind the perfect amount for a single application every time without fear of mess or over-powdering which I absouloutly love! The weightless formula is infused with Mineral Boost Complex, a blend of amino acids, peptides and minerals that work like a filter for skin, leaving you with an instantly corrected complexion and youthful glow. SMASHBOX halo hydrating perfecting powder is $80.00CAD for 0.3 ounces which is a lot of product and does makeup for the harsh price tag for a powder if you look at it that way only its so much more!

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ALSO when it runs out of powder, the plastic holder does come out so you can add any milled powder if choice you want but they also do sell the powder by its self so you can add up from there!

$47.00CAD for 0.07oz / 2.3g link to buy is above!
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ABH HOLIDAY PR | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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as we get closer and closer to Christmas day, I kind of want to know – does anyone else start to feel, lethargic? It starts out I’m so excited, and happy for the holiday, it’s a fairy tale in motion almost, then, I’m in a endless line up of shoppers, endless family members, crazy drivers, I say it every year about giving my time to people who need it, or helping at a shelter or donating and I mean to do it but I always forget, and I know I’m not the only one who has the thought, we are always told, it’s the thought that counts, so that’s it then, I can feel good because I did have the thought to do it, so why do I feel lost this time of year. Just so everyone knows, I did go to the shelter and offer my time before it became the after thought of the year. I guess we need to keep the faith and don’t forget the reasons why, whatever your ‘why’ is.

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Anyway, let’s talk about the new PR out from Anastasia Beverly Hills – Which I believe is actually available to buy for you guys which is super cool! I am going to be donating these this year because everything that is in the PR is sold separately which means already have it from past launches or maybe I will do an Instagram giveaway but I am still doing the iPhone XR giveaway right now (BEAUTY NEWS / LIFE 101 / WINTER SKIN YOU’D KILL FOR / IPHONE XR GIVEAWAY (CANADA)| MAKEUPANDTHECITY) so we shall see what happens. I have also noticed that it seems to be a process to subscribe to a WordPress blog, if you don’t have any account.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ It’s about your stats, daily visits, views, what was read, there is also an option if you don’t make an account to just enter an email and you are sent a link anytime a post goes live – that is just as well because I still have disabled likes and comments for personal reason, unless you are a WordPress admin the your like / comment will show through no matter what but anyways I just wanted to let you know for the giveaway, my IG is more personal but I guess what is the point of that, follow me on Instagram if you want to win, and from new followers that is how I will choose the winner I will also screen record from the giveaway site so you see I’m being fair. 

So the holiday PR came in two boxes this year, and within the first box I opened I saw something that I thought Anastasia Beverly Hills should have done for along time now – a eyeshadow vault and it was really nicely done also. Unfortunately the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette Collection is a limited edition set of 4 iconic ABH eye shadow palettes: Modern Renaissance, Prism, Soft Glam and Subculture, companies always say that something is ‘limited edition’ and they always bring it back so I don’t want to say get it before it’s gone because it is sold out right now on the website, but they are restocking is so if it truly was limited, then it would be once it is gone, it’s gone but being restocked – feel me?

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➡️ Each palette contains 14 eye shadow shades, from essential neutrals and vibrant shimmer shades to bright pops of color and each palette includes a dual-ended brush and a large mirror inside its travel-friendly packaging.

➡️ ABH is committed to cruelty-free product formulation, testing, and development which is a huge plus within the beauty community and extended.

If you haven’t seen these palettes or don’t own them, lets break them down by each palette, Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette is more warm, romantic shades with intense color payoff. Prism Eye Shadow Palette is more universal neutrals and prismatic metallic shades and I personally love using this palette on set. Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette is pretty much an essential neutral palette works with all skin tones and the color payoff is beautiful. Subculture Eye Shadow Palette is more edgy, grungy mattes and bold metallic shades – there was a lot of hype around this palette and when it came out it was a little underwhelming. It sell’s for $90.00US which is extremely good savings.

Next was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Holiday Pyramid Collection with an assortment of 8 shades of ultra-reflective metallic cosmetic glitters for face, body and hair. The Pyramid also came with 3 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipsticks in limited-edition shades – And included 4 Mini Lip Glosses also in limited-edition shades which nice to get some new during the holidays from a brand – Vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free as well. This is available only online and sells for $150.00US, Packaging is a big plus because it is beautiful looks good on a vanity.

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Next I got 2, 10 piece Liquid Lips from sets from ABH and I’m not going to go to far into details because we all know what a liquid lip is by now and we all know how they apply them. What I will mention is there is two sets for Fair – Light skin tone (Containing 2 new nude shades and 8 favorite shades) and Medium – Deep. Containing 8 new nude shades and 2 favorite shades – Each lip color features ABH’s full-pigment liquid formula that applies seamlessly and dries down to a weightless matte finish for smudge-proof wearability. This sells for $60.00US, and it very much so worth the price point.

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There was 1 more item but I’m going to save it for a upcoming post, along with a promise made from a different post not to far back! Don’t forget to follow me on IG for your chance to win the giveaway, and try to do something nice for someone else! Love wins!

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Halloween, one of maybe the busiest days of someone within the beauty community – but I made a choice to not be stuck taking care of other people, will I help? of course, but I won’t be out of focus and forget all about myself! if you’re thinking what the, what is he talking about check out yesterdays post. (RED CHARITY PROJECT | MAKEUPANDTHECITY)

Commission, Codes, and paid partnerships can be really touchy subjects, if you have millions or hundreds of thousands, if it’s you’re full time job or you receive just because of your job in the industry – tread lightly and be cautiously there are codes a head! oh, and again boys and girls, happy Halloween.


I am not stranger to teeth whiten kits, in fact I’ve been in paid partnerships with Smile Sciences – and although they do carry some, unique ways to whiten your teeth, does not mean that it is the safest or best for your oral care and teeth – when I used Smile Sciences for one (1) I did not see the results that White With Style gave me. Also my gums were extremely red, my teeth got white spots on them and the bottoms of my gums were bleached also which is absolutely not what you’re supposed to experience when you use a whiten home kit so to say I was turned off would be choice words. White With Style has an amazing team who has never let me down regardless of money or a base commission, they have asked me if I’m enjoying the products and never pushed me to sell the products, anytime I have needed free makeup or kits for use on set – they’ve always had my back without a question. Of course credentials are necessary – in no way am I saying send them an email and ask for free items because that just is not how it works and besides White With Style practically does give it the products away for free when you use my code or if you use a generic code they would offer – which we will get into.

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I guess in some ways what I am trying to say is, just because there is more hype around a brand or a product, in no way makes that product better or above. It’s kind of like just because someone has millions of subscribers does not mean that they are any better then a smaller influencer – think about it for a second, what is better one (1) person talking about a product for the money they make or thousands talking about it because it actually is, a genuine and great product.

What fuels you? Passion or money?

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Small little tip for you if you have sensitive teeth, or use the peroxide free option grab a regular kit or just a optional second regular pen and after you make your mouth trays and you’re about to start whitening your teeth follow your instruction card but first add along the bottom a line of the regular and finish with the normal instructions adding above your peroxide free and as you add your trays to your mouth you will see the regular lightly go over the front of your teeth and mix effortlessly with the peroxide free too give you the results without the irritation or sensitivity.

It’s also becoming the holiday season which means its the time for giving and what better to give them a gift of a white beautiful smile, and I know, oh I know what you’re thinking – it’s a bit suggestive to give a teeth whiten kit for a gift but trust me, it’s in your head and they will thank you because it’s a massive confidence boost– and who doesn’t need a pick me up.

“Are you tired of having coffee and wine stained teeth? Are you ready to look interview ready? Embarrassed by your stained teeth? Well look no further we have a great solution for you. Our Sparkle White Teeth Whitening kit comes in great flavor options and you can whiten in 30 min or less. Use our Sparkle Kit up to once per week to get your ideal shade of white. Don’t settle for the rest when you can have your Sparkle Best using White With Style Sparkle White Teeth Whitening Kit.” – WhiteWithStyle

The original teeth kit cost is $269.99US and they offer other kits that you can check out right here but the original seems to be the most popular, comes in sensory pleasing flavors such as, mint, birthday cake, blue raspberry, bubble gum, bubble mint, cotton candy, watermelon and more! Dressed to impress with coordinating packaging! OH! did I say the price was almost $300.00 – scratch that because you can grab a kit for only $28.00 which is almost 90% off retail price with the code KAM at checkout! or don’t use my code, use a code use another influencer that you enjoy if they are working with the company – In no way pushing you to use my code – I am telling you all of this and my experiences because I believe in this company and know they are the best and will give you the best results for you to be the most beautiful, you.

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Hi guys, before we get into this, I have one question – how are you? Jeans, white t-shirts, blue jeans, cell phone, what do you think of when you think about those things, the basics right? Concealer is a basic for me, I just love it, I love everything about concealer and what you’re able to achieve with it. Concealers can often be either too chalky, too thin, too sparkly, or too flat. Sometimes the simplest move is right when it comes to makeup and if you have to overthink it maybe it’s not right for you.

I was looking at all of my concealers, and I thought to myself, do I have a problem with concealers? I tell myself that I am just collecting all of them but really, am I really? So grab your concealer and coffee and lets get to the basics of concealer, and you.

For Sensitive Skin there are so many options out there, I personally do not have sensitive skin but honestly tell me what is the harm in using a concealer for sensitive skin it can only keep the skin from any irritation – If you have redness from sensitive skin, this concealer is the dream because it’s incredibly neutralizing and during this time of year, it’s very common to have redness from things like broken capillaries around the nose and along the cheeks – that’s when you want to go with a product with cooler undertones like Urban Decay NAKED SKIN – If you’re looking to conceal red, sensitive skin, this is my number one recommendation my next category and this one kind of go hand and hand.

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For Hyperpigmentation & Acne Scars A good full coverage concealer usually manages to cover most scars, but sometimes, extra measures need to be taken such as color correcting (COLOR CORRECTION : HOW and WHY?) and there are a bunch of really, really good color corrector out there but MAYBELLINE has one from the Master Camo like that works so amazing. Just blend one over your problem areas and top it off with a light dab of your favorite concealer to disguise the color. What scars? What sun spots? What redness?

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For Dark Undereye Circles there is so many good ones but I’m going too have to say NARS soft matte complete concealer is going to change your concealer game, it comes in shades that employ peach, apricot, or orange tones to cancel out the purple – blueish hues. I also like that its in a pot because of the type of brush that I would use while applying this concealer – I guess a doe-foot would be a little better but hey what can we do! Also NARS Radiant Creamy concealer is a cult favorite because the creamy texture glides on smoothly, making for easy application, but dries matte.

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Even the best undereye concealers can veer dry, powdery, and too matte, which only ends up accentuating what you’re trying to hide in the long run. This full coverage, waterproof option does no such thing. Rather, it adds a subtle radiance (not sparkle) to the area that you didn’t even know you needed, and that would be Bye-Bye Under eye by IT! cosmetics.

Multipurpose Concealing I would reach for Urban Decay ALL NIGHTER – I mean the packaging alone was why I had to have this, and don’t get it wrong, if I see something I like I will go out and buy it and then if it doesn’t come in PR I won’t worry to much about it but – Perhaps most importantly, the slight tackiness means it holds up throughout the day, but it’s creamy enough that it looks completely natural.

For break outs and acne in general there is Bye-Bye Breakout from IT! Cosmetics and despite this concealer’s medium-but-buildable coverage, it feels light as air on the skin. Plus, it contains a slew of oil-absorbing and zit-fighting ingredients like kaolin clay, tea tree oil, and sulfur. There is also an amazing setting or face powder from this line that I used to always use  so even your most stubborn breakouts will be safely hidden.

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For oily skin there is KVD lock it concealer a full-coverage concealer that feels lightweight, but has the power to cover even the darkest tattoos – and hormonal breakouts my sister tells me! Never thought I would meet a concealer I didn’t have to set with powder — until I used this. Even better, it’s such a full coverage formula that you can use as a foundation replacement, just dot over just-moisturized skin and blend but it dries to a very matte finish. This does-it-all concealer masks dark spots and undereye circles, but also has a built-in primer at its core to blur imperfections and leave skin with a velvety finish.

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So there you go covers almost all the areas that you’d need the only one I’m missing is mature skin but that is because I have something coming that needs it’s own post! also know that you are in good hands when it comes to these recommendations because I have tested them all as I do not wear foundation much.

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LIFE IN HD – CATRICE – HD LIQUID COVERAGE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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If you guy’s remember, my post, where I came back and said I was really lost within work and just allowing my PR packages to build up, I would be so tired that I didn’t even feel like opening the darn box (HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION – PART TWO | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) typically being me I started from the more recent which is, dumb because I’m late to the party on this one, no actually I missed the party.. But I am writing about this current because Catrice is now available online at Shoppers.ca and also with be in over four hundred (400) doors across Canada by the end of February 2019 and since I am based in Canada, I’d like to take the opportunity to share this as most, or all wouldn’t know!

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So, today I will be talking about Catrice – HD liquid coverage which has been the talk of the beauty community when Catrice sent out their eighteen (18) shade PR box, I should also say this foundation also comes with some pretty crazy claims, but we will get into that – many and I mean many, say that this foundation is a dupe to Fenty Beauty, which I touch on a little on that in my post this morning.

The three (3) main claims of this foundation are ➡️ one (1) it last’s up to twenty-four hours without the need for touch up ➡️ two (2) the product is supposed to act as if it’s second skin ➡️ three (3) it’s completely vegan and mattifying and the only reason I’m feeling a need to mention that is the whole twenty-four hours with no touch up, will it keep you completely matte for that long? Let’s find out. Catrice is one of the most affordable makeup brands (beside Essence, owned by Cosnova inc. which also owns Catrice) that is available in drugstore and their prices are not as expensive as compared to L’Oréal and some other brands – it’s a lightweight and non-oily texture that feels like a really does feel like second skin. Provides a long-lasting full coverage without mask effect and creates an even complexion.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Dermatologically tested, Vegan, Dropper bottle and comes with standard thirty (30) millilitres.

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There is of course three (3) standard undertones Cool– silver jewelry looks best on you. Your veins appear to be blue and purple. Neutral – both silver and gold looks nice on you. Your veins appear to be green and blue. Warm – gold jewelry is your go too. Your veins appear green.

The packaging is not cheap at all – it feels like a luxury foundation and performs like one also, and it’s only $10.99 – and I have a code that will save you 20% if you use it at catricecosmetics.com which I will add at the bottom of outro – no I do not made commission off of this code I just thought it would be nice for you. Also new subscribers will have a chance to win all eighteen shades!
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As for the Fenty Beauty dupe claims, well they both have the same ingredients in the exact same order, and to be honest the think Catrice is better then the Fenty by a long shot, especially in the price range! I was going to do a entire post about this but a lot of people beat me too it! so I will link in one of those comparisons here – I think over all, this foundation is a true win win, all of the claim are true and it’s dropper packaging is so perfect and on trend for right now.

As for the twenty-four hours hold check back within a couple of day and I will do a twenty-four hours wear test with photos and I will not touch it up in anyway, I’m not the type to wear foundation like I would just use the dropper and put it in areas of the face that I would want to conceal – I guess we will see the outcome! so check back!

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