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LIKE SAND THROUGH THE HOURGLASS | M X T C

I’m sorry, I had to title today’s post that, I’m sure you get we will be breaking down some new, some iconic and some not that the brand aimed way to high for and it just, flopped, hard. Anyways, wonderful Saturday to you all! Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day which used to mean a lot of alcoholic beverages for a lot of different people, maybe I will go out and have a few but my man is working and is a lead chef in a restaurant so, it’s a bigger night for anywhere that has booze on the menu. I actually stopped drinking, and I wish I had a huge from the bottom up story or waking up in strange places or something but I don’t really, alcohol just isn’t good for your body, skin or mind.  Plus it’s very easy too cross a line when you drink that you can’t come back from. So I guess all I can say is, be safe, be with friends, and be smart.

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Alright, so now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about Hourglass luxury beauty, and yes all items talked about will be added into the giveaway if you have been following any previous post TGIF! WhiteWithStyle | M X T C check that out and pop back to continue, I can wait! I don’t mind! I absouloutly love Hourglass Vanish Stick foundation, I think it’s one of the all time best products out there, pop culture would also agree with me, and you know what they say, don’t mess with a classic – They came out with a full liquid version of Vanish, with some big and I mean big claims ➡️ no primer needed ➡️ half a pump to do the entire face ➡️ second skin natural finish! Hourglass said that it they feel its the future of foundation.

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Weightless, instant full coverage is delivered through the formula’s innovative coated pigments—allowing for seamless application and a long-wearing, second-skin adherence. A natural finish is delivered through light-refracting microspheres, blurring and smoothing any imperfections for virtually perfect skin. With all of that being said there is a lot of mixed reviews so put every claim to the test over two weeks to find out exactly what was up, I found that it does oxidize quickly and become shade(s) darker quickly, it sticks to dry areas and really shows off any little flake of dryness, there is no natural finish this is drying and matte, make sure if you choose the route of no primer, use a rich moisturizer and bring a touch up compact if you’re going anywhere because I found that it lifted on and around the nose, chin and sides of the eye, strangely.

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I would say to go into your Sephora and ask them to make you a good sized sample because the sample jars that Sephora has are supposed to fill for a two week use and give it a try because it is also more exspensive the iconic stick formula.

$56.00US, 32 shades  on Hourglass.com

Ambient® Lighting Edit ➡️ Volume 4, I love these little palettes so much, and I know a lot of people don’t understand Ambient® Lighting from Hourglass but its kind of like different color settings on a ring light, cool, warm, etcetera but brought to life, when you understand how to use these powders they can change your makeup game forever and the palettes are a good way to start to collect them – I could do without the hot pick metallic shell though I wish they would have kept it more gender neutral as they do but pink is a guys color also, I guess, just not mine.

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➡️Formulated with photo luminescent technology to capture, diffuse and soften surrounding light for skin that appears softer, younger and lit from within.

Sold individually for $48.00US on Hourglass.com

Sold in three pan palette for $64.00US on Hourglass.com

Limited edition six pan palette (Holiday 2018) sold for $80.00US on Hourglass.com (SOLD OUT)

I will edit this post if the items does come back into stock but I do have one in the giveaway and if you wish to win it you’re going to keep reading the spring themed product reviews or events.

Make sure everyone is safe this St. Patrick’s day,
MXTCLP

 

SELF SETTING | DUPE ALERT | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Hi boys and girls I typically don’t write from the 24th till the 3rd for the obvious reasons, but since I have so much going on right now, and I don’t at the same time due to reasons in my past blog (GREEK GODDESS COLLECTON | LUNAR BEAUTY MAKEUPANDTHECITY) I have been spending more time in a hospital more then I’d like, but that’s for a ‘LIFE 101’ post and if you’re new here, ‘LIFE 101’ is where I just talk about what’s going on in my life, things that are bothering me etc. trust me, there is a lot to say but the PR and beauty industry keeps sending out and making new products. A lot are wow and some are hard pass, I find for men in makeup that don’t really want the fully beat face – to woman who just want to be in the know.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER came out with ➡️ Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer which is truly exactly what we are all asking for, since they came out with the tube HD concealer. I wondered what was keeping them from creating a concealer with a applicator or doe foot, I personally think that a doe foot is a better way to keep bacteria and all that bad stuff off your face. This creamy concealer has medium, buildable coverage, a natural finish, and second-skin feel in a self-setting formula with up to 12-hour, crease-free wear which can be a lot of claims for a concealer but over the years I have found that, MUFE doesn’t print without back up and a lot of testing. You can buy it here for $35.00CAD for 0.17 oz/ 5 ml.
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Right off the PR card about the products ➡️ MAKE UP FOR EVER’s iconic Ultra HD technology for flawless, invisible coverage is now available in concealer form. Coated pigments diminish the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, and imperfections, and immediately set. The smoothing, hydrating, creamy liquid captures and diffuses light so that skin that appears bright, flawless, and fresh all day.

DUPE ALERT ➡️ NYX HD CONCEALER WAND buy it here for $6.00 also click the link to check out the product and the product facts! Save your coins if you need to, there is almost always a dupe out there and I will now be featuring DUPE ALERT.
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A lot of people have the theory that most moden foundations and concealers are all self-setting but that is absouloutly not the case, if it doesn’t say it’s self-setting then you have to set it with a powder and it’s not for the look of powdered skin but for the longevity of the makeup and to make sure that your face doesn’t melt off a hour after you’re done, we create body heat which is not a friend to cream makeup or concealers.

Another really, really great product that is not new per say, but just got a package change is from HOURGLASS which is a little more expensive but if you have oily skin to acne prone skin this would be a game changer for you, hell it works for any skin type, it’s all in the way that you use the product and yes if you didn’t guess it I am talking about Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation.

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This foundation has some amazing ingredients which I will highlight and what that ingredient does for skin ➡️ Advanced Cashmere Kaolinite Clay:
Works continuously throughout the day to control oil, while drawing out impurities to keep skin clear ➡️ Phytostem Edelweiss: Provides antioxidants, smooth’s the look of skin, nourishes the complexion, and protects from free radicals ➡️ Oxygenating Solvents: Deliver oxygen to the skin to help clear pores. All ingredients within are vegan also.

You’re able to buy it here for $70.00CAD and you would get 1 oz/ 30 ml which is about the size of a standard luxury foundation.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ drawback of this foundation is that it can only be used with people who don’t tend to have dry patches. If this foundation is applied over dry spots, they will look even worse than they already do. It will make them very noticeable. If you get dry spots and still want to try this foundation, make sure to use a heavy moisturizer before bed to prevent dry patches. The only other thing about this foundation that could be bothersome to some people is that it is very waterproof. Many people’s face washing routine is only using face wash and then rinsing, which doesn’t work with this foundation. Even when primer is worn with this foundation, I find that because it adheres so well to the skin, washing it off can be a little bit difficult.

Don’t forget about my iPhone XR giveaway and the colourpop Christmas PR collection (THIS IS NOT A DREAM | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) and thanks for making it too the end! I hope you have a safe and fun NYE.
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HOURGLASS – The Confession Lipstick Archive | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s going on boys and girls – its come to my attention that MAKEUPANDTHECITY has been more makeup only then story time and city events so I will make sure that I start too include more content because I am more then an makeup blog!

I was sent this in PR a bit ago and I didn’t think it was something for Christmas but I was wrong, the PR package is very large and super heavy which for some reason made me think it was all foundations or something like that, I guess I was just added to HourGlass PR which I’m very grateful for I don’t really use much of the products but they are super nice but Hourglass presents the ultimate luxury lipstick collection.
Introducing the limited edition Confession Lipstick Archive – a wardrobe of thirty (30) Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills paired with two sleek gold applicators to be used interchangeably with all thirty (30) lipstick refill shades. This luxe collectors set is available exclusively this holiday season.

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What I opened if you couldn’t tell from the title was the Hourglass The Confession Lipstick Archive for Holiday 2017 and it is completely Limited Edition I was blown away by the beautiful packaging and if anyone knows Hourglass lipsticks you know you have to buy the gold wand component first before you can start to buy the lipsticks, well, inside this luxe box is two (two) of the Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable wands.

SIDE NOTE ➡️this archive set from HourGlass sells for $650.00US so I can only imagine how much it would be if you did a Canadian checkout but you do get thirty (30) shades and two (2) of the gold wands.

• Delivers creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish without smudging or feathering • Each ultra slim lipstick is designed to be used with the sleek gold applicator to provide the ultimate control to precisely accentuate, contour and define the lips • The two sleek gold applicators can be used interchangeably with the full collection • Vegan & gluten free • .03 OZ  • No Parabens • No Gluten • No Phthalates • No Silicone D5 • No Talc • No Triclosan • No Mineral Oil • Not tested on animals.

THE THIRTY (30) SHADES ➡️ I Wish – (neutral nude) ➡️ One Day – (nude pink) ➡️ The First Time – (pinky beige) ➡️ I Lust For – (peachy beige) ➡️ I’ll Never Stop – (beige nude) ➡️ I’ll Never – (nude rose) ➡️ I Want – (medium rose) ➡️ I Woke Up – (dusty rose) ➡️ If Only – (deep rose) ➡️ I’m Addicted – (terracotta rose) ➡️ No One Knows – (peachy pink) ➡️ I’ve Kissed – (pink lilac) ➡️ My Favorite – (neutral pink) ➡️ You Can Find Me – (coral pink) ➡️ I Always – (hot pink) ➡️ I Believe – (vivid pink) ➡️ I Can’t Wait – (vivid fuchsia) ➡️ I Live For – (vibrant coral) ➡️ I Desire – (vivid red orange) ➡️ I Crave – (bright red) ➡️ My Icon Is – (blue red) ➡️ Secretly – (classic red) ➡️ I Can’t Live Without – (red currant) ➡️ At Night – brick red ➡️ I’ve Been – (deep rose brown) ➡️ One Time – (aubergine) ➡️ When I’m With You – (deep magenta) ➡️ When I’m Alone – (dark berry) ➡️ If I Could – (true plum) ➡️ I Hide My – (deep plum)

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Hourglass luxe lip archive would make an amazing gift this holiday season its also a collectors item if you or someone you know collects makeup, I will say Sephora offers a much cheaper but amazing value set in a new lip shades from all the top brands, minis, full size so its a great alternative – which you can check out the SEPHORA GIVE ME MORE LIPS RIGHT HERE!
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