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BORN THIS WAY COLLECTION | TOOFACED | M A K E U P x T H E C I T Y

What’s going on all you sexy boys and girls, so as I start to get back on the grind and fall back into a good work flow I kinda forgot that TooFaced was my first source of advertising made money for my blog, They always as a brand checked up on me, always send me new launches and just stuff that I really don’t need, I love the story of the brand, feels very close to home for myself. I realized when I had the BTW concealer out in a hotel and the person I was with asked me if that had anything to do with Lady Gaga that maybe I thought a educational post was needed, and since they just upped the shade range why not now!?

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One thing about the BTW Collection from TooFaced is there is a lot of shades, and undertones so everyone will be able to appreciate the amazing, medium to full, hydrating with hyaluronic acid provides long-lasting, skin-balancing hydration for a smoother, more youthful appearance with no flashback which is something good to consider for the summer months, when we all seem to take so many photos! I am not one to sit back and kick it with a foundation on my face but if you like a undetectable finish then this is for you, lets be real, it is makeup so yes, you will be able to see it unless you take the time to really blend and we have  our tools that work for us, blending brush, Artis brush or damp sponge, what is your poison?

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ TooFaced partnered with Jackie Ania to create the perfect shade range for everyone under the sun, and those who hide from the sun.

BTW Super Coverage Multi-Use concealer is one of those concealers that really does, do it all. The ultimate multi-use formula for a modern and hydrated photo-ready complexion. Fully loaded pigments provide maximum coverage with an undetectable finish for a look so flawless they’ll think you were born this way.

When I first tried this, i didn’t really like it that much but I didn’t throw it away, I changed shades and it was amazing, I guess the shade ‘snow’ was just to white for myself personally, the formula isn’t ever dry or cake on the skin which is nice but that means it doesn’t self set, so if you’re going to play, make sure that you have something to set your work in place so that you don’t look in the mirror an hour later and be like who the fu…but if you set it, forget it.

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Summer is also one of those times where you should use a primer ➡️ SUMMER HAZE | TOP THREE PRIMERS | M X T C (SPONSORED POST) of course there is a lot of people who will say to you, I don’t use primer, or I forget primer but not setting spray, so I tend to tell those men and woman to get a finishing spray that acts as a primer, so you can spray on your primer, do your base and set it adding to the pore less and even complexion you now have.

➡️ New to the BTW line is the new setting powders which are amazing, and come in three tone shades universal across the board – fair – medium and dark of course! 

I guess in closing I want to remind you all that less is more with makeup, it’s easy to build it up but so hard to take it down, please, don’t be fooled by beauty lights, again, beauty lights the name alone is what they are, we all use beauty lights when filming or on set, or even to take photos now which blur, enhance and fix. If you you do you your makeup correctly you don’t need beauty lights or to constantly check to make sure you look ok. Make up is meant to enhance your beauty and it shouldn’t make you feel worse about yourself or who you are!

Check out yesterdays post ➡️ LIFE 101 | SPEAKING MY TRUTH | MAKEUPxTHECITY

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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!

Check out yesterdays post ➡️ SUMMER HAZE | MARC JACOBS ACCOMPLICE | M X T C

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SUMMER HAZE | WHY IS DEODORANT SO IMPORTANT..? | M X T C

Hello all you beautiful faces! I’m going to touch base on something you would learn in elementary school and if you really said no to dad when he asked ‘did you put on your deodorant today?’ when we both know…he didn’t then comes home because the kids thought it fun to poke at the easy target! no, no no this is not what happen to me, Hygiene was (is) always important to me! with sumner just around the corner I decided to partner with Vaseline Men to help you understand the different types of deodorant on the market and why it might be right or very wrong for your skin! This also launches my ‘SUMMER HAZE’ category where you can use the drop down menu to find all your summer issues, oh there is one thing, come closer… each issue comes with a with a fix – come on guys you know I wouldn’t leave you hanging!

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I want to start off with something simple the different types of deodorant(s) and basically what it is they do for your body other then have boys or girls bring milkshakes to your yard, still don’t get it? yeah, I’m right there with you guys! A deodorant is a substance applied to the body to prevent or mask (hide) body odor due to bacterial breakdown of perspiration in the armpits groin, and feet.

A subclass of deodorants, called antiperspirants, prevents sweating itself, typically by blocking sweat glands. Antiperspirants are used on a wider range of body parts, at any place where sweat would be inconvenient or problematic for safety or convenience reasons, since unwanted sweating can interfere with vision, comfort, safety, or slipperiness/grip. I also know that it’s a lot to take in, you think that as you hit puberty all you need is to throw on a deodorant but by the time launch rolls around and it’s time for gym you don’t always feel so great about yourself, so as parents it would be a good thing to insure you watch your children or have them watch you apply your deodorant or antiperspirants.

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The human body produces perspiration (sweat) via two types of sweat gland: eccrine sweat glands which cover much of the skin and produce watery odourless sweat, and apocrine sweat glands in the armpits and groin, which produce a more oily “heavy” sweat containing a proportion of waste proteins, fatty acids and carbohydrates, that can be metabolized by bacteria to produce compounds that cause body smells. 

Trust me, I sweat a lot! comes it calms down I’m typically good but I i just happen to leave the house one day and I was with my friend, B, so B and I went past a store and stopped to grab some gum and stuff and on the way out B said hey what about deodorant  and I’m so happy he reminded me because I just happen to grab Vaseline Men Active dry 48h PRODERMA 0% alcohol antiperspirant and I always would just grab a deodorant never thinking that I needed something more, it’s actually funny for two reason one i’ll never be able to replace this since they stopped making it, sadly and also i feel the same way about B, like I just said, I would just grab a deodorant not taking the time to realize that i didn’t want or need a deodorant, and the saddest part is I guess B and Vaseline Men are both discontinued to me.

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Moving on guys, hey that’s why so many of you stay isn’t it? My heart is always in my writing so shoppers drug mart is doing a massive summer skin box which comes with all the Vaseline Men products you need! including a shower luffa just for men and what it does to the bottoms of feet lets just say, expect about 20min late because you will loose track of time playing with the one you love!

Check out yesterdays post ➡️ E L L I S F A A S | M X T C
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E L L I S F A A S | M X T C

I wish I could say I was gone due to the fact that I was on vacation while, I could lie to you all, it would not feel right and I owe one more to who I was with to see where we stand otherwise you will read one way or another in a coming feature of ‘LIFE 101’ which I know is more or less popular. I’m unsure how much I want to tell from my point of view or the view point of how I am viewed, if that makes sense. Anyway, as I know you will know, this will be done very differently starting with my acceptance of any and all media relation work and brand trips, and so much more! Secondly I’m going to make sure I am a lot more open about where I will be, I love you all so much and none of us has ever pretended not to know the pain, born out of hate, I seems I created something of a safe place for myself and for you! With June around the corner and my place at Art Basel pressing, I thought I could talk more about travel knock outs!

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Wouldn’t it be so easy if all our makeup products that we needed were in a one stop case? Ellis Faas had that vision in mind with her makeup and holder. The holder is an ingenious design where you could mix and match your favorite colors or whatever your mood wants. From holding foundation pen to powder compact, blush, eyeshadow, concealer, lipstick and even more. It brings a small view of the future of makeup, 

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You can put all your favourite Ellis Faas pistols make up in a silver holder with mirror and a matting powder. Bye make up bags! The visuals that show the massive line up of pistols to that can be bought separately are just beautiful and very smart from a brands stand point. Along with being sent the main component which is the face pistol which comes with two holders, from the success of the launch of the product they launches the veils in full sized SKU’s so I was kindly sent one of those as well. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Sadly my powder came shattered via transit so i cannot comment on the value of the product mentioned but I am able to say it’s very pleasing on the eyes, and many wouldn’t even think to utilize the space

Ellis Faas’ products are made with the most intricate design. Her whole line of makeup all the way to the holder seem to be very organized. Having the ability to put everything you need in a holder that is not only sleek, it is also for easy on the go access as well. Not to say it makes a perfect center piece for any vanity table. Ellis Faas’ holder and makeup are perfect gifts for your loved ones and yourself. It’s a whole set that looks very luxurious and fancy. One of the more enjoyable things, as you twist from the bottom what you desire pops up using a little spring device within, just the final thought to bring such a neat idea to life.

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Thanks to my beautiful friend who allowed me to test the mascara, liquid eyeliner and such I can safely say that these are effortless which if you’re in a rush to go to work or just don’t want much with you on travels – you will have good quality that lasts, mascara was applied at 9:00am and wasn’t taken off until almost 1:00am and there was no flaking or smudge. I can’t say that I’m shocked!

Please note this will have a follow up post! 

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TRVAL WITH ME | M X T C

Hey boys and girls, what’s going on! so much new is coming, I’m very excited to announced one of my biggest ventures into the makeup game, and my biggest partnershipI don’t stop, I keep going to show those who hate one me and said I wouldn’t do something, I was already something, it’s sink or swim, you’ve got to think to win kids, If you are a follower or just keep MXTC up in your favourites you’d know that I’m going to Switzerland in June, fresh with a NDA which stops me from saying some things I’d like to say, but I will be taking everyone with me in 4K, todays post is about travel and the new Sunday Riley x United.

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You can access the line in multiple ways: If you’re flying United Polaris Business Class, expect a dope kit that includes exclusive-to-United products like a hydrating lip balm, a lightweight and soothing face cream, a moisturizing hand cream, and a toner-drenched facial cleansing cloth. (United Premium Plus and Premium Transcon customers receive a variation of this amenity kit) The Lounges and United Clubs with showers will also be stocked with Sunday Riley products including hand cream, body wash, and even shampoo and conditioner.

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The sad truth is whether you’re jet-setting across the globe or just a few hours away, airplane cabins have a major impact on your skin ➡️ flights zap the moisture straight from our faces, leaving us with duller complexions, tightness, and even irritation, dermatologist Elena Poulos of Toronto, ON told MXTC. The main point I am trying to make is that it doesn’t matter if you’re spending an hour or twelve hours the results will be the same, damage to your major organ. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ If you’re looking for the best Dermatologist’s in Toronto or the GTA check out ratemds.com for the latest and freshest reviews

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“Sunday and her team really took the time to understand how travel and the aircraft environment affects our customers, and formulated an in-flight remedy that complements their journey with United from beginning to end,” United’s vice president of marketing Mark Krolick said in a press release. “By elevating the skincare products offered on our planes and in our lounges, we can continue to lift the experience customers have when traveling with United.”

Check out Sunday Riley ➡️ right here.

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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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WAR PAINT FOR MEN | MxTC

What’s going on – I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the work week I have a huge work project that’s taking up a lot of my time the new movie Hell Boy which comes out in April which if you are a fan of Hell Boy I would totally go and see it! I was sent some samples from a brand called War Paint which is pretty much makeup for men, it’s all very masculine and very manly containers, for example a woman wouldn’t see this sitting on a mans sink and think oh that’s makeup, the packaging is very discreet! Which is a huge plus for men who are straight and put on a little something to hide a night so well rested weekend or drinking. But there is a lot of claims behinds War Paint and we will get into some of them.

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Men’s skin is naturally tougher, the skin on a man’s face is 25% thicker than a woman’s, men’s skin also has bigger pores and a lot more of them which produces more sebum than a woman. The difference in men’s skin to woman’s skin is caused by hormones, specifically testosterone. Androgens such as testosterone affect the thickness of the skin and how much sebum their skin’s sebaceous glands produce. Seeing as men have a whole shedload of testosterone, their skin is both thicker and oilier than women’s. This means that as a man you may be more likely to get spots and blackheads.

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Due to this, men need to be more cautious about what they use on their skin, as “regular” skincare and cosmetics could worsen the skin over time.

All of War Paint’s products are individually designed for men’s skin including ingredients such as; Vitamin-E, this is a natural protection from UV rays as men’s skin is naturally more prone to damage from UV rays which increases signs of ageing skin. Tea Tree Leaf Oil, this is excellent for acne prone skin and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, both of which can help fight acne and improve the condition. Lanolin Alcohol is a fatty alcohol that can greatly benefit dry skin caused by shaving because it helps defend against moisture loss and maintain a supple feel on the skin. BHA which works on the skin’s surface and inside the pores to reduce blackheads and prevent spots. Learn more here.

Check out my previous post here COSMETIC SURGURY – SKIN VITALITY MEDICAL | MXTC and don’t forget to DM me any questions that you might have!
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