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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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NARS HOLIDAY 2018 x MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Good morning, boys and girl! you know I was checking my traffic reports and times that my viewers, view, is between, 8:00am  – 10:00am and then after that after lunch going forward! So thank you for having me be apart of your morning routine!

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Is anyone else absouloutly loving this cold fall weather – it’s beyond refreshing and so comfy to sleep under a big blanket all nice and warm with a dim apple cinnamon candle lit in a cold room! Lipstick ornaments, advent calendars, glitter everything –  When it comes to holiday makeup collections, most brands are pretty predictable. Unless, of course, that brand is NARS Cosmetics — and this year, the industry rebels didn’t disappoint. The brand recently released a studded holiday collection inspired by the iconic punk fashion of the 1970s, which features an array of new lip colors and playful palettes, as well as some cult classics from the iconic brand. I see you Laguna!

NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette, is the palette is loaded with the kind of cult classics you would always home that someone would buy for you or that you would buy for yourself, but were always JUST out of your budget. Packing Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm Blush into one set not only makes them slightly more affordable, but also adds a level of convenience for those of us who just want all our face powders in one place. I could say exactly how beautiful the bronzer, blush, and highlighter looked on the model when they sent me this collection to review but I do not think I’d be able to do any justice.
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NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette, $42.00, available at Sephora

NARS Defiant Lip Gloss Coffret, there’s never been a doubt that NARS makes a good lip gloss, but there’s something about this smoky brownish-red color in particular that makes it party, office, and kiss-friendly. So Glisten up with an irresistible, limited-edition trio of cult-favorite Lip Gloss formula steeped in sultry shine. Lush. Longwearing. Fully-loaded luster.
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NARS Defiant Lip Gloss Coffret, $39.00, available at Sephora

NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette is so beautiful, and is a makeup lover must have, some of the shades within this palette are eye-catching the orange shadow in this palette is what initially grabbed my attention; I’ve been seeing tangerine and rust shades everywhere lately, and I wanted to play around with this shade but my swatch looked more red. So, I added a bit of the deep purple lightly on top and it was so beautiful. Full pigment, completely blendable and lasts forever. With or without a primer. The size of this palette also makes it perfect for a stocking also for travel! The only thing is they are selling out extremely fast of this current shade range.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Some of the shades within this palette seem to stain the eye – so make sure that you have a good makeup remover!
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NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette, $49.00, available at NARS.com

NARS Manic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set the Vicious color from this set is like a soft pink and a rich red lipstick had a baby. It makes lips look a tinge darker and sexier, and the crayon application is totally dummy-proof. Totally travel friendly, and again the perfect stocking stuffer. They are also iconic NARS products – NARS core products.
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NARS Manic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set, $45.00, available atSephora

NARS High Voltage Highlighting Palette well as much as these highlighters look highly pigmented at first sight, they come off very sheer. I would compare it to a setting powder with a light touch of shimmer. If you do a dusting all over your face for a ‘lit from within’ look, ideally could take a bad situation and make it a lot better. If you want a more obvious highlight, this probably wouldn’t be for you, but if you just want an overall healthy glow, you’ve met your match.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ You can also try laying same shade colors for a more intense highlight, or duh – wet your brush with a setting spray.
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NARS High Voltage Highlighting Palette, $42.00, available at Sephora

I did cover the amazing NARS advent calendar (HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION – PART TWO | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) and those babes are close to selling out or when this goes live they might be but I will include photos below of what you will or would have got within.
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NARS was my first professional brand that I saw and fell in love with when I was just becoming interested in the world of beauty and lifestyle – I remember getting my best friend to take me to Toronto for the second time in my entire life to go to, well, Sephora – at the time I didn’t even know what Sephora was. I felt so out of place or like I shouldn’t be there – I remember it so clearly because I was so out of my comfort zone. I bought a duo eyeshadow called Pandora and I think I bought a couple of red bottomed brushes.

Now lived in and living in Toronto and so much time gone by and my career at a point where I walk into any Sephora in North America and most know me by name is so crazy to think back to that little boy who was so scared and out of place.

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MEN AND BREAKOUTS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Pimples are not just for teens. Men are complaining more and more frequently about skin imperfections.

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A MAN HAS HIS FLAWS
Even if it’s not nice to hear, certain skin problems are simply par for the course for men. “These imperfections are often caused by the infection of follicles from bacteria that come from shaving” explains Dr. Deshayes. But other factors come into play, particularly the secretion of greasy substances over the entire face, due to sebaceous glands that are more numerous and more active in men than women.

GENTLEMEN, HABITS TO ADOPT FOR TREATING THESE LITTLE PIMPLES ➡️ How do you get rid of pimples? By shaving regularly,  but on the condition that it be smooth: “Shave only in the direction of hair growth. Use a soap-free shaving product with antibacterial action to stop the growth of bacteria.” Also make sure that you are using a new sharp razor blade while shaving. No dull, old, rusty razors or you could end up with a lot more then little bumps.

IF YOU GET A PIMPLE IT’S SIMPLE ➡️ CLEANSE YOUR FACE ➡️  Once the shaving issue is taken care of, the problem isn’t necessarily solved. If you have pimples, you also need to treat the oily skin that is causing them, two (2) simple steps to follow..
– Wash your skin with a soap-free gel containing active exfoliants and salicylic acid to prevent excess sebum and dead skin cells from blocking pores.
– Then use an antibacterial toning lotion containing salicylic acid to eliminate the germs that cause infections and to tighten pores.

Finally, to reduce shine all day long, choose a face cream for men with a matte finish. Make sure that your product contains moisturizing agents to smooth your skin and stop the irritation that causes pimples.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Do not apply pure alcohol, lemon, toothpaste, or other home remedies. You risk drying out your skin or creating redness and irritation, which in the end will make the problem worse. In short, there are much more effective remedies today than what our grandmas used to use.

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x TOM FORD – for him 

Sup makeupandthecity, 

So these past couple days have just been so shitty, I don’t know how to explain to someone that I’m giving them all of me, I completely changed so much in my life, just for them. I wouldn’t ever hurt them. My heart is beating, it’s beating for you. 

Am I being pushed away? 

Tom Ford is one of the first brands that made makeup for a man viewed differently, even before launching a mega successful makeup line – Tom Ford  had concealers for men. 

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OIL-FREE DAILY MOISTURIZER is such an amazing moisturizer for men, it gives the skin everything that it needs! 

It’s oil-free and absorbs into the skin so fast and leaves it matte so you don’t look all shiny because I hate that after I wash my face and, look greasy and gross. It pretty much does it all, minimizes the look of pores and dullness. 

It also helps with first signs of aging and fine lines with the Tom Ford complex of skin loving ingredients. 

It will leave your face looking toned, polished and reenergized

PRICE ➡️ $145.00 for 50ml 

Check it out here. Don’t be scared of the price! 50ml is the standard size for moisturizers in the USA. 

ANTI-FATIGUE EYE TREATMENT is my go to eye care, it immediately gets rid of any darkness under the eyes, it also helps to lift and firm the eye area.  

It doesn’t stick together, or become patchy when you apply a concealer on top of it like a lot of eye creams out there. This eye cream also has a cooling silver applicator which really aids to puffiness which is a massive plus. 

PRICE ➡️ $85.00 for 15ml

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ eyes are the first to show signs of aging so using an eye cream is important from a young age! 

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The CONCEALER from Tom Ford is a mans secret weapon really, it’s one of those concealers that you apply and it’s like it blends itself. 

Let’s be real sometimes we all have redness, blemished, razor nicks or dark dark circles and they can be hidden in a natural way. 

Remember that men have testosterone in their skin where woman have estrogen, some makeup applies better to woman because of the estrogen in the skin. This concealer is designed to work with a mans skin. 

It’s a huge must have for all men. 

PRICE ➡️ $50.00 for .08 oz / 2.3 g

You can find it here – come on be a man! Try something new! 

Always remember like a painting has a frame, eyebrows are like the frame to our face! 

The BROW GELCOMB is amazing for keeping your brows looking nice and well kept without making them have crazy arches or looking to perfect (there is nothing wrong with that preference) there is definitely something different with this product and I think it’s the little built in comb it gives you a polish and sophisticated look. 

Very easy to apply and use and it’s a lightweight gel also so it doesn’t look like anything is applied to the brows to keep them looking on fleek, as we would say. 

I think every man should try this or a brow type of gel to keep the hairs tame and polished and looking fresh for the boys or girls

PRICE ➡️ $60.00 for  0.7 oz / 2.2ml

Take a look at it here or click here to take a look at all the men products by Tom Ford that I have yet to try! 

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