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Beauty News : L’Orèal Paris x Karl Lagerfeld secret collaboration | MAKEUPxTHECITY

Hi boys and girls, if you’ve followed me for a while you would know that I don’t typically have a posting schedule and for a little now it’s started to bug me, Sunday typically marks the end of the week and Monday marks the start so, Sundays are going to be ‘beauty news’ and when the rest of the schedule is figured out I will let you know, with the growth of my blog I actually am going to be adding a new beauty editor and there will be some very big changes that are actually ready, but I’m just not sure that I am but, lets get into the beauty news!

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Having announced earlier this year that Chanel’s former creative director and designer, Karl Lagerfeld, had been working on a secret make-up collection with L’Oréal Paris before his death in February, the cosmetics giant has finally revealed the details of what is set to be the most chic make-up range ever.

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L’Oréal confirmed that Lagerfeld illustrated the initial ideas and monochrome packaging, as he did with all of his designs, whilst the brand worked with his team to finalise the products posthumously.

 ➡️ The unexpected collaboration is less surprising than you might think. Lagerfeld infamously drew his signature fashion illustrations using eyeshadow rather than paints or coloured pencils and also launched a capsule make-up collection with Model Co. last year. So far specific products and price points are yet to be revealed, however, it has been confirmed that the range will share Lagerfeld’s pioneering spirit and commitment to celebrating feminine power, with a relentless quest to create the unexpected.

I really think that this is going to be the beauty collaboration of 2019 and I can only imagine how fast it will sell out, launching online on 20th September and globally on the 27th September during Paris Fashion Week nonetheless.

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From the wide range of shades to the texture of the products, nothing was left to chance in creating a line that would work for all kinds of women and at different moments of the day, from a subdued, elegant daytime look to more audacious, shimmering hues for nighttime.

The collection is made up of a highly pigmented nine-shade eyeshadow palette, a duo of highlighter for a glowing complexion, an extra black mascara, and a pigmented, ultra-matte eyeliner in black and silvery pink “Metallik.” The “Rouge à Lèvres Color Riche Satin” lipstick features a nourishing, healing formula and is available in six shades with names invoking Karl himself: Kultured, Ironik, Provokative, Karismatic, Kontrasted.

As I said above, if you want this collection be prepared to hit add to basket because it’s going to sell out fast, I asked an old coworker at L’Oréal if they would be sending this out in PR and he wasn’t even sure.

Don’t forget to take a look at my previous post ➡️ CHANTECAILLE BEAUTY | M X T C

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FIVE FOODS TO NATURALLY BUILD COLLAGEN FOR HEALTHY, GLOWING SKIN | MAKEUPxTHECITY

We all wish there was a magical way to improve our skin, like in the movies just brew up or cast a beauty spell and never have to worry about skin care, or makeup again, just always stay beautiful and perfect makeup-free. One can wish, right? believe it or not there is a lot of soups and foods that you can eat to help the overall appearance of the skin and help many different issues with the skin. So take out your spell books with me, oh – did i say spell book? of course I meant cook books, plants and what they are capable of.

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A lot of our beauty woes are because after the age of 35, our body starts producing less and less collagen. That means our skin loses firmness and gradually starts to wrinkle and sag. Many of us try expensive cosmetics, supplements and even surgical procedures when the best solution might be much simpler.

➡️ Some of the most basic foods can do wonders for our skin.

The first magic food is actually bone broth, and don’t be like yuck, yes, it sadly tastes worse then it sounds but lucky for you there are ways nowadays to make almost anything taste amazing and besides the effects it has on the skin in as little as a week is wonderful – when you eat bone broth, you’re really eating cooked collagen. This is a powerful way to restore collagen in your skin and make those wrinkles disappear. Sure, you could find a lot of products with “collagen” on the label, but dietary collagen is more potent — it mainlines collagen to your cells.

Additionally, the gelatin derived from the collagen you get in bone broth heals your digestive tract which is a surefire way to prevent inflammation and aging skin.

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Believe it or not, the next one is very, very easy, 
Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale offer antioxidants that protect against the free radicals that breakdown collagen. Red veggies like beets, tomatoes and red peppers are full of lycopene, which boosts collagen and protects against sun damage. Orange produce like carrots and sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, which restores collagen that’s been damaged.

SIDE NOTE ➡️Different types of fish and grass fed meats will help also but i don’t want to get to much into animals and such as I can’t find any non-harmful ways to get the ingredients needed so if interested please google it, or read a chefs food dietary.

➡️ Berries of all types they’re all loaded with antioxidants that fight those skin-ravaging free radicals while boosting collagen.

Next will help with three things, your skin, keep vampires away (sorry twilight fans) and also maybe make someone not want to kiss you, yes I’m taking about garlic boys and girls, Garlic offers lipoic acid and taurine, both of which help rebuild damaged collagen. It’s also an excellent source of sulfur, an essential part of collagen production.

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So the next time you’re tempted by an ad for Botox, grab a big bowl of bone broth and a handful of berries instead. There are lots of foods out there that can help keep your skin beautiful and youthful from the inside out, but just getting plenty of these basics will be a big improvement for most of us.

I hope you enjoyed this different type of post, I’m going to be throwing in different styles of posts as more things beauty and city related have become more relevant and have also peaked my interest! 

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MILK MAKEUP ESSENTIALS + TIPS | M X T C

Milk Makeup, what took you so long to come into my life? I can’t believe that it took me so long to finally know my skin care, and the best part about it is even if i don’t keep it up for a week, it just stays frozen in time it would seem. Not to mention using to much of a product, come on, we are all guilty of this – all that concealer we pack of we only need half of that. Stick with me, I’ll fix those lies. GLOSSIER and MILK MAKEUP are very similar don’t get the two mixed up, you would think that they are owned by the same company, almost a year ago to date I was added to Glossier PR, Milk Makeup is all self paid for. Ok  boys, girls, let’s get this done.

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First off I’m going to talk about MILK Makeup and their FLEX line, which is complexion products, MILK has a FLEX Concealer which was a complete game changer for me and i think if you can get past the slightly high price point then I believe you will fall in love just as hard as I did – I mentioned above that I spent my own money on MILK Makeup that is not completely true they did a send out of new shades that they added and for some reason I happen to get one of the sparkly bags, but that was the only thing(s) I didn’t pay for.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I use NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer the same tip as I use the FLEX Concealer, the different textures add something special, I’m not saying in any way you can’t do this tip for any brand. This product is also : VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE and TALC-FREE.

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Flexibility – Flex seamlessly becomes one with your skin — without caking or creasing — thanks to a combo of tiny bendable spheres and elastic marshmallow root powder (the ingredient that gives the candy its squishy abilities)

Full Coverage – The long-wear, medium-to-full coverage formula can take on anything you’ve got — from under eyes to over blemishes.

Hydration – Infused with blue lotus to moisturize and chamomile to calm skin. Do something good for your face.

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One of MILK Makeups bestsellers is there ability to be portable and for flights, hotels etc, these are killer, I bought this set around Christmas and took time to see if it was actually something I would like, use, recommend to my friends and family, I love these, actually all of them, I love the idea of a wash in a stick especially when they, you know, get it right, solid, microbead-free cleanser formulated with matcha green tea to clean, exfoliate, and purify skin. MILK Makeup actually cares about our environment and what we put on our bodies.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Do your homework click here to find out what Microbeads are in cosmetic products and why they cause issues to our waters.

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One of my favourites is the Watermelon Brightening face serum, Swiss garden cress sprout extract helps brighten by reducing the appearance of dark spots for a more even skin tone. Watermelon fruit extract hydrates and delivers an immediate blast of hydration that lasts all day, while vitamins A, C, and E help fight against free-radicals. The formula goes directly from stick to skin, meaning no wasted product on your palms. Matrixyl, a biomimetic peptide complex, helps skin appear smoother by improving its elasticity.

The Cooling Water stick is so amazing for after you apply your serum, I just use it in certain spots and areas of my face like under my eyes, around my nose and in areas that tend to get a bit more dry, it’s also a blessing for the winter. It’s also infused with caffeine to support micro-circulation, giving skin an energized, refreshed glow. Formulated with natural seawater to calm and hydrate irritated skin, It’s also oil-free.

Lastly included in the set is the first ever solid matcha toner, Purifies pores after cleansing with ingredients like kombucha and witch hazel, while matcha green tea detoxifies and protects. They also have a organic cactus elixir which helps my skin especially if I’ve been really busy or working in the sun.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ The talked about set above in no longer in stock and I’m not sure if it will be back in stock you can ask by emailing hello@milkmakeup.com also a trick for working out put your cooling water in the freezer for 15 minutes then the fridge (don’t want a cooling water popsicle) and after your work out quickly use your Macha Solid Toner to refresh and then your cold Cooling water to lock the pores shut giving yourself time wash your face! Nothing feels more amazing then ice cold Cooling water from MILK!

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EXCLUSIVE : HAUS LABORATORIES PRESS DINNER IN VANCOUVER | M X T C

I was nothing but honoured to be invited to the Canadian launch of HAUS LABORATORIES by Lady Gaga press dinner in Vancouver which I told myself I would be at no matter what, I am so happy that i went and if it goes like that for all press dinners maybe I would find myself attending more, moving on, Lady Gaga’s beauty line went on pre-sale July 15th and will be on sale in September 17 – FLARE Magazine and I questioned will it even be sold in Canada, since this was a press dinner in Canada that should answer the question. (yes)

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Lady Gaga is finally putting her take on beauty in our hands, all our hands, because it will be available not only on hauslabs.com but on Amazon: “Just like with my music, I wanted everyone to have access to it.”

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I did have one of the best times at this dinner, It’s one of those times where you’re having so much fun that you forget just what you’re there for, and you tune in to the information you should be listening to, crap! Gaga is into the makeup part of the equation for sure. She reviewed formulas, named products, picked components and brought in her friend and makeup artist Sarah Tanno as global artistry director for the brand, which everyone who knows Gaga’s makeup day to day would not be shocked by this at all.

On the print out and video clogged iPad in front of us ➡️ While it’s uncommon for new beauty brands to be unveiled in July, Le Bourgeois said it is common for new concepts to launch on Prime Day. Amazon has executed successful Prime Day launches in categories like books and video games before, he said. Plus, for something like Haus Laboratories, it allows time to make more products if preorders exceed expectations.

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Update ➡️ Amazon Prime Day is here, and that means Haus Laboratories has officially arrived. It includes nine different duos (either two lip liners, two glosses, or two Glam Attack shimmer powders, in a range of shades), and also six different three-piece sets. Each three-piece set — or “haus” — includes an RIP Lip Liner, a Le Riot Gloss, and a Glam Attack.

Lady Gaga sees your face-tuned beauty ideals, and she wants to smash them. Lately I’ve been feeling the same way also the promise of something better can only get you  so far, I’ve always said that makeup isn’t there to fix or change anything but to enhance the beauty you already have but its true, even I sometimes follow suite and won’t leave the house without insuring all redness is gone. 

I am excited to see all the PR Packages be sent out and all the youtubers and bloggers to start really ripping the brand apart as they do! it happens with each and every brand – there was address fill out form but I’m really not 100% that Gaga will even bother sending out because of the pre-sale.

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DOMINIQUE COSMETICS |MAKEUPxTHECITY

‘I just wanna look good for you, let me show you how proud I am to be yours’ the lyrics breathed air into this company and gave millions the power to play with their own artistry, this brand shouldn’t be new to anyone within the beauty industry, you look good girl, I bet it feels good doesn’t it? starting with liquid lips as many companies start out now a days due to the lack to money it cost to create! Nothing is impossible is what I am trying to say to all of you reading this – get to work! The only one who is stopping you, sadly is you! Lately, and when I am ready I will talk about what exactly I experienced and just how it changed my life for the rest of my time of this earth. 

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From a young age, Christen Dominique had a strong interest in color. From painting to experimenting with her mother’s makeup, Christen understood the transformative power of cosmetics which led to her passion for makeup artistry. The launch of Dominique Cosmetics is the next chapter for Christen where her childhood dreams of color are realized. The Latte Paletteinspired by her ritual coffee that she shares with her mom and now with her fans, who start their day with her sharing their morning coffees and lifting each other up with positivity on their social channels – is the first of many luxurious unique products to come.

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The Rustic Glam Palette and Collection was maybe one of the first that brought my attention to DC COSMETICS and for good reason, boys, and girls – The Rustic Glam palette is a free spirit, wandering beauty who likes to take risks and most importantly is all about good vibes. Whether you’re feeling a neutral smoked out look or a fierce and glam look ➡️ Rustic is there to paint every memorable moment.

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From there I realized that Christen Dominique Cosmetics was a brand that i would want to use in my artistry and that I would want to represent because that is extremely important to me now more so then ever! I would like to thank Foundation PR for adding me to a couple of PR Lists including Christen Dominique who I have heard of course within the beauty industry but I never knew how good it actually was, I just wish there was complexion products such as Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Primer, Blush, Highlighter they just knocked out of the park so we are good there!

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The Lemonade Palette was maybe one of the more successful bundle launches for summer of ’19 with the unbelievable palette and the liquid lipsticks that were paid and pick perfectly off the same lemon tree, if you will. This was another one that caught me off guard because other then Jeffree Star Cosmetics we haven’t really seen anything like that so it was very, very needed and if you will, refreshing!

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Lemonade is a bright fun punch of pops of color and a lot of glam. Extremely blendable and creamy so you can create everything from fresh soft looks to dramatic eyes for a hot summer night out.

Each shade is smooth and buttery in texture that glides on for intense color payoff. Includes four (4) richly pigmented soft matte shades and six (6) ultra creamy sparkling shades curated for all skin tones, eye color and artistry skills.

To create each shimmer shade in our Lemonade Palette, we used different sizes of pearl particles to create varied textures and shimmer appearances making each palette a unique experience that you’ll discover as soon as you break the surface of the shade with your finger or brush.

➡️ Fresh, Bitten lip like color. Lightweight texture that is non sticky and flexible. Our glosses create a dewy effect that adds fullness to the lips. Sheer to medium coverage that is long lasting. To be worn alone or layered over lipstick.
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I think that it is safe to say that DC Cosmetics will only be going up with what I can only hope will be a full line! They only have up to go. up! up! and away! I know that me and all the other fans of the brand will be eagerly watching for this to happen! mind you I personally do not wear eyeshadows or liquid lipsticks but I am still able to appreciate the hard work that goes into creating an original company and can’t wait to see all the coming success for Christen Dominique Cosmetics!!

➡️Click here to check out the amazing brush line!
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HAUS LABORATORIES BY LADY GAGA | MXTC

OUR HAUS, YOUR RULES – who didn’t see this coming from the launch Fame by Lady Gaga because I am not at all, in fact; took you long enough Gaga, I wish she started with concealers and such but that would not be on brand with her so i get that!! I just open the Canadian PR which is highly different then the USA PR pretty much the same but with a little Canadian twist. This isn’t the first time Gaga has taken the game and shook it up and down and make people think and I can say, it’s almost like Marc Jacobs beauty and Lady Gaga had a baby.

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Currently I am not yet allowed to write about the brand as we signed a PDA and I’m not going down that rabbit hole again, ever again! but I urge you to check back next week just to experience the PR kit and the beauty Lady Gaga herself put into it!

When I was young, I never felt beautiful. And as I struggled to find a sense of both inner and outer beauty, I discovered the power of makeup. I remember watching my mother put her makeup on every morning, basking in the glow of her power to put on her bravest face as the hard working woman she was. I then began to experiment with makeup as a way to make my dreams of being as strong as my mother become true. It was then that I invented Lady Gaga. I found the superhero within me by looking in the mirror and seeing who I wanted to be. Sometimes beauty doesn’t come naturally from within. But I’m so grateful that makeup inspired a bravery in me I didn’t know I had. I’ve come to accept that I discovered my beauty by having the ability to invent myself and transform. They said I was weird, but really, I was just Born This Way.

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HOUSE OF AENEA SKIN CARE | M A K E U P and T H E C I T Y

Hello boys and girls, and thank you so much for my time off – I will go into details when I’m ready to do so, it will come a lot sooner then anyone can think it’s just hard to allow myself to break through the space between, it was never then end. I do hope all of you are enjoying your summer as myself, the basic to any makeup application or healthy skin would be your skin care regimen both for the day and the night.

Who am i? Do you mean where I’m from? what I one day might become? what i do? What i’ve dome? What I dream? Do you mean…what you see or what I’ve seen? What i fear or what i dream? Do you mean who I love? Do you mean who I’ve lost? Who am i?

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This skin care really does change your skin! You won’t find it in Canada sadly but there is international shipping so we can all enjoy the benefits of House Of Aenea there is something there for all skin needs and concerns which is amazing – one of my favourite from the collection is they have ‘ the heroes ‘ they call which are the skin care that they put the most testing and the most get what you give and it is true they are amazing. I am actually going to be picking my favourite from the heroes and doing a giveaway with the House of Aenea Instagram all you have to do is be following me (@kaminreallife) and (@house_of_aenea) so it’s pretty simple to win $400.00 skin care item of your choice!

The Modern Shield I love so much, it’s more like a finisher to your skin care

  • 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

Life is sometimes complicated for our skin to deal with.  Step out of the door and ever-changing weather – sharp sudden bursts of sunlight followed by low-lying clouds for example – can create situations where our skin is damaged by the sun’s rays one minute and then absorbing pollutants from traffic fumes the next.

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How does it work boys and girls?

Ormesia is the active ingredient found in AENEA Modern Shield, with extraordinary powers to protect the skin from indoor and outdoor pollutants. Derived from a climbing vine native to South America, the Maracuja plant is well known for its fruits which are used in food and medicine. It’s better known as the passion flower and loved for its beauty, juice and scent.

Rich in antioxidants, the Maracuja plant oil has the ability to strengthen the skin’s fibroblasts, increasing the elastin and collagen found naturally in the skin, and making it more able to withstand aggression.Offering protection from airborne pollutants, it also detoxifies and prevents against sun damage, activating your skin’s self-defence mechanisms and revealing its natural radiance. Crucially it also helps to inhibit the skin’s natural reactions to high energy visible light from our computers and supports the cell’s DNA.The Modern Shield is the perfect hero product to protect from the effects of sun damage and UV rays on the skin (amongst other things) using the most up to date vegan and anti-ageing ingredients and formulations.

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  • Protects your skin from ageing caused by oxidation
  • Keeps your skin youthful and elastic by fighting glycation
  • Helps reduce wrinkles and lines
  • Increases skin firmness

    AENEA Lifestyle Enhancer is a skin serum which works a bit like a booster for your daily beauty regime to tackle the effects of glycation. 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.

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    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. It’s an irreversible process, causing yellowing of the skin, and a loss of elasticity and suppleness.  Made worse by high dietary glucose levels, and by natural ageing, it has an overall detrimental effect on the visible appearance of our skin.

    Those would be my absolute two favourite from the hero collection and i know without a doubt anyone given the change to get tone of my two favourites will have their skin changed almost over night – it is absolutely unbelievable i stand behind any of the products that i review and it takes me a long time to review the skin care and in sure that its right for me, men and woman!  this brand had changed my skin care game in so many ways! It’s funny because I used to struggle and struggle just like all of you trying to find the right brand for me and I would always be told the ingredients are the same is exhibit a vs. exhibit b that is so far from the truth and we all know it, we get what we pay for! plain and simple.

    Please check out their website here ➡️ HOUSE OF AENEA

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    Check me out the instagram here  ➡️ @kaminreallife

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