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Do you remember when I posted a companies to watch in 2017, no? Well you can check it out here. I talked about a company called MILK makeup and since that post not that long ago MILK makeup has become massive and put out so many fun, easy and unique products. It would seem that’s what they are about – No brush? No problem.
At MILK makeup, we believe it’s not just about how you create your look; it’s what you do in it that matters. We see personal style as the ultimate form of self expression and encourage experimentation – from bare to bold, and everything in between.
MILK makeup is inspired by our home, MILK studios, a cultural hub of creators in NY and LA. We are driven by our community and champion diversity, inclusivity, and unique personal style.
There are no rules. #LiveYourLook
So it’s pretty safe to say that it was a good call to keep my eye on them and help support from the get go. Let’s talk about some of the iconic makeup to come from MILK studios – now now now I’m only going to mention two products from the right now; I want you to remember them for the future and what I’m going to be announcing in the next couple days!
One of the newest products is FLEX concealer – full coverage with flex. long-wear full coverage concealer moves with your face (never creases or cakes) to conceal imperfections, combat dark circles, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with marshmallow and chamomile to decrease redness and blemish inflammation, and blue lotus to moisturize, vegan and gluten-free. Flex Concealer can take on anything you’ve got. As always, this product is cruelty-free.
If you know me then you know that I love stick cleansers like this, I think they are so convenient and amazing to travel with this is the Matcha Cleanser from MILK so Do your skin a solid. Infused with antioxidant-packed matcha green tea, this solid facial cleanser detoxifies, exfoliates, and purifies skin. Perfect for at home or on-the-go, this vegan cleanser in TSA-friendly solid packaging helps you fly through security in a flash. (told you) To use make sure you remove all makeup first, then apply cleanser stick to damp skin in circular motions and rinse. For best results, follow with Matcha Toner. As always, this product is cruelty-free.
So thats it for now from MILK makeup but I promise you there is more to come, do your research good and check out the rest of the products here of course.
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NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 – Estée Lauder today announced it signed makeup artist Violette as its Global Beauty Director (#EsteeBeautyDirector).
Violette will collaborate with the Estée Lauder team on product development, digital content creation, education and training, and public relations initiatives. Content created through this partnership will be leveraged across Estée Lauder’s digital and social channels as well as Violette’s You Tube channel violette _fr and Instagram handle @violette_fr. Violette will star in how-to videos for the brand, sharing her point-of-view on her favorite makeup looks and beauty products.
“We are thrilled to welcome Violette to the Estée Lauder brand and look forward to an exciting collaborative partnership,” said Stephane de La Faverie, Global Brand President, Estée Lauder. “As a talented makeup artist and lifestyle influencer with a passion for art and color, Violette brings a unique voice and perspective to beauty. We are excited to partner with Violette on innovative new product ideas and engaging digital content that creates a dynamic new beauty conversation with women around the world across all touch points.”
“I am so honored to work with the Estee Lauder brand,” said Violette. “Estée was such a visionary and is still an inspiration for women today. She understood beauty is a way of expressing yourself, a way to celebrate femininity. And that is also my philosophy. I can’t wait to connect with women everywhere as part of this brand and take them on this journey with me.”
Violette is a makeup artist and native Parisian. She began painting and studying art at the age of three, and, since childhood, has connected with others through the use of color. After grade school, she enrolled in the prestigious École du Louvre in Paris and also studied fashion and costume design. She brings a fresh approach to the visceral experience of makeup, playful experimentation, and a genuine appreciation of beauty as an art form.
Violette has worked with renowned photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Camilla Akrans, Mario Sorrenti and Mert & Marcus. She regularly contributes to publications such as American and international editions of Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, W, T Magazine and violetgrey.com. Violette also recently launched a YouTube channel, where she shares her coveted French girl beauty secrets and helps women connect to aspirational beauty in an accessible way. Violette currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her partner, photographer Steven Pan.
About Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder is the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Founded by Estée Lauder, one of the world’s first female entrepreneurs, the brand today continues her legacy of creating the most innovative, sophisticated, high-performance skincare and makeup products and iconic fragrances – all infused with a deep understanding of women’s needs and desires. Today, Estée Lauder engages with women in over 150 countries around the world and at dozens of touch points – from in-store to digital. And each of these relationships consistently reflects Estée’s powerful and authentic woman-to-woman point of view.
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So I have about 20 min to myself right yes it’s 2:35am lord! Creating makeup lines are no jokes at all! My god – but that’s for another day. I one think I did want to say is TOO FACED came out with an amazing does all prime, set and refresh spray called hang over RX – click the little picture to go to the buying in the side bar (down at the bottom depending on you’re on a computer / iPhone / iPad) and buy it! It is going to change the way you set your makeup, plus you guys know I’ve hooked it up for you.
When you click through the link I don’t think I’m supposed to say but whatever I did ask if my followers could have a little cute makeup bag with ten (10) to fifteen (15) deluxe samples! Better then a 10$ off code and this is just to hook up my subscribers and followers I am not making money off you buying from that link but you won’t get the special section of offers from me otherwise ➡️
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So I was sent a little heavy of a box and I was confuse and what was inside of it and I didn’t recognize the sender, so I opened it up and it was from LA PRAIRIE which is a brand from Switzerland they are a very very lunxry line from the packaging right down to the caviare ingredients!
Now – I believe this is some sort of collection from the company but I’m not entirely sure I can see that they are not old products but they are not new so many it’s just a re-launch or promotional focus.
Ah so I get it this is there caviare line so all of the products within the lines first ingredient is caviare.
This is just going to be first impressions and I’ll update it as I go – so the first thing I opened was a Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15 which was kinda cool because the concealer was in the cap and I know that it’s not a new concept and when you twist the lid comes up and feels extremely nice in the hand and has like plastic typic spatula to dot the foundation onto your skin and it all sits nicely on a component complete with a brush! Sweet touch there.
Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation offers full, natural-looking coverage with SPF 15 protection and a dewy finish. A perfectly matched concealer camouflages under-eye darkness and deeper flaws while helping to support skin elasticity. The foundation and concealer formulas are infused with caviar extracts for lifting and firming benefits. It includes a foundation sponge and precision concealer brush in addition to a 2x magnifying mirror in the cap.
I’m noticing also that a lot more companies are making the mirrors in their compacts have magnification now. I wonder if that’s for a reason or just to help us to feel more insecure!
PURCHASE ➡️ $335.00 for 1oz
If you’d like to take a look at the ingredients or any other information including to purchase then click here.
DID YOU KNOW ➡️ La Prairie skin care, makeup and fragrance represent an exquisite fusion of Swiss science, art and rare ingredients. The brand traces its origins to 1930s Switzerland, where a doctor at Clinique La Prairie pioneered cellular anti-aging therapies. La Prairie became the first brand to apply this research to skin care, infusing collections with their exclusive Cellular Complex.
Skin Caviar Liquid Lift Serum feels really nice on the skin and gives it immediate results, it does smell a bit fishy but it’s masked very well, the scent isn’t over powering at all.
Past damage recedes as existing cells are rejuvenated and new ones are super-charged, nourished and protected. Skin appears lifted and taut. Firming caviar extract gives the look and feeling of an instant lift while the brand’s exclusive Cellular Complex allows skin cells to become rejuvenated and thrive.
A little bit goes a long way with product so remember that if you come across it or buy it you don’t have to use a lot at all.
PRICE ➡️ $777.00 for 1.7oz
If you’d like to take a look at the ingredients or any other information including to purchase then click here ladies and gentlemen.
‘Skin Caviar’ Luxe Cream I absolutely love this cream so much, it’s that cream that you are hoping will come along one day and when it does it’s amazing! Dries and absorbed so quickly into the skin – does not have an over powering smell at all! And the texture is absolutely amazing, it minimizes pores almost immediately (I don’t have large pores but what pores I could see on my nose are gone!) I don’t feel sweaty or overburdened by the skin care products in my regimen during the day or at night.
This lavish cream by La Prairie is legendary. It is a lifting and firming phenomenon infused with caviar extract to help support natural contours, profoundly improving the appearance of skin’s elasticity and tone. Unique proteins create a transformative satiny smoothness and a silken texture, while the brand’s exclusive Cellular Complex allows skin cells to become rejuvenated and thrive. Skin is firmed and lifted.
PRICE ➡️ $625.00 for 1.7oz
$1,350 for 3.4oz
If you’d like to take a look at the ingredients or any other information including to purchase then click right here.
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Today I thought it would be nice to talk to you about what I use on my face after I wash it with moving from one (1) city to another city with even more construction (dust) cars, buildings and people (pollution) I would always say it’s good to wash your face AM and PM for different reasons, of course you want to get rid of all your makeup, dirt, dead skin and the the city off of your face before you go to sleep. When you wake up you will have oils, dead skin cells, sweat, and dust that you will want to wash off to start fresh – on a microscopic level if you saw what was on your skin after a busy day and in the morning you’d want to scream!
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VICHY IDÉALIA is for younger skin with first signs of aging including – fine lines, visible pores and dull complexion – chances are you didn’t realize that these were your first signs of aging. The Idéalia range improves skin radiance and minimizes the look of fine lines as well as pores when your regular skincare just isn’t cutting it anymore.
You can really use any face wash that you like or have fallen in love with but don’t forget it’s very easy for your skin to get used to a product, so you might want to switch it up, every couple of months or so, you can always go back to what you love!
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VICHY IDÉALIA RADIANCE BOOSTING SERUM is an absolute must! You will fall in love with the beautiful smell of this entire collection! An antioxidant rich formula to revive the complexion’s glow, even skin tone, refine pores and smooth fine lines.
➡️ visible results in eight (8) days.
Vichy Laboratories explored the influence of a fast-paced lifestyle (stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, small excesses) on skin quality, to formulate their 1st liquid concentrate that recharges skin with radiance.
The extract of Licorice root has been combined with Citrus Flavonoid, fermented Adenosine and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water in an energizing, antioxidant formula offering 24H moisture. Light and easy to apply texture. Quick absorption. I’ve actually found that on summer days if I don’t want to apply the normal to combination skin moisturizer on top then just using this alone is enough. It looks amazing under makeup almost like a primer. Environmental attack on your skin is a real thing when you live a fast life and it took me a while to find what worked best for me to keep my skin looking absolutely amazing when it’s been though hell!
PRICE ➡️ $60.00
Take a look at it here on the VICHY website
The Radiance Boosting Serum helps correct the first signs of aging and recreate an ideal looking skin quality. Revives glow, evens complexion, refines skin, minimizes pores. Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control • Hypoallergenic • No parabens • With Mineralizing Thermal Water.
It’s 100% a tailor-made solution for oily skin to correct the first signs of aging – smoothes fine lines, boosts glow, refines pores. Lightweight oil-absorbing formula for a mattifying effect, and I don’t want my followers to be scared when they read first signs of aging really it’s good to have anti-aging factors from any age (18+) because it’s just prevention and good for the skin!
Vichy Laboratories have combined the radiance activating extract of antioxidant fermented Black Tea with absorbing microspheres of Aquakeep and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. This sorbet gel-cream offers a matte and ultra-frseh finish and ensures 24H moisture.
PRICE ➡️ $40.00 for 50ML
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Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control • Hypoallergenic • No parabens • With Mineralizing Thermal Water.
Love love love this next product is so amazing and gets ride of bags under the eyes immediately and leaves the skin feeling so de-puffed and, well, refreshed!
IDÉALIA EYES ANTI FATIGUE EYE CARE formulated with caffeine and licorice root extract, this eye care immediately brightens eyes, reduces the look of dark circles, and smoothes fine lines for eyes that appear rested.
This formula illuminates the eye area for a more rested look. In one (1) month, it reduces the appearance of signs of fatigue, dark circles and fine lines for eyes that look visible rested.
PRICE ➡️ $40.00 for 15ML (currently sold out)
If you’d like to check it out click here!!
To honest I never really used eye care until I was introduced to this eye cream and I’ve been using it even since and cheers to Vichy for always having my back and being an amazing company that I love so much!
My next VICHY post will be about there new face masks and well face makes in general from VICHY, Tarte, L’Oréal and so many more!
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So today I experienced an act of kindness that was super super nice, I met a guy who was really nice and he offered for me to come by the coffee shop that him and his sister owned and I said I wanted to get some espresso and coffee for blogging and I wrote down my page for him to check out, long story short it was right around the corner from me!
So I decided to bring them a couple of free products for men and some for his sister who he said would also be there! So I get there and it’s closed, so I’m like hmm, that’s kinda strange but he saw me and ran to the door and let me in and he said he was waiting also an hour for me so I was like wow thank you but you didn’t have to do that I thought it was 24/7 and I always said here I brought you and your sister some things, they loved them and were so thankful and he told me I could get anything I wanted on him and I offered to pay but he wouldn’t let me.
It was just really nice that they would stick around an hour after they closed for me (and had no clue when I said I would be coming and he was very handsome) and I’m really happy to have made two new friends in New York so Google or go too CUPPING ROOM CAFE in NEW YORK CITY because they were simply amazing and the espresso was amazing also! Packs a punch! I didn’t have a photo so I just used a snapchat location and cropped it so it looked a little pretty.
I will for sure, for sure be going back maybe when they are open to try the menu!
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It seems when SMASHBOX sets releases a new master class I always seem to get them first which makes me happy – I try to not talk about overly talked about item or items that are, well, hyped up.
I love this SMASHBOX MASTER CLASS because it’s almost like a little factory in a box to literally create custom shades that you want too with eye shades and lips shades almost how it would be done in a factory which is so so so cool.
Let’s break it down ➡️ it’s an eye, lip, and face palette of eighteen (18) essential shades and eleven (11) iridescent duo-chrome transformers that instantly step up your makeup possibilities – this palette will take you almost to smashbox studios testing and creating shadows and lipsticks, being playful, from lips to cheeks you’ll learn to master the on-set technique SMASHBOX’s pro makeup artists use to create and instantly reinvent looks with transformer shades.
This palette features four palettes of essential lip, cheek, and eye colors to create endless looks on their own, or mix with transformers to create over seventy six (76) additional eyeshadows, eighteen (18) lipstick colors, and four blush tones that let you play with a new look every day.
Each palette pops in and out for effortless on-the-go customization which is pretty cool and seems to be included in all the new master class from SMASHBOX.
It reallly really reminds me for all of you guys and girls out there who have loved SMASHBOX from the get go they used to have a little four triangle pan eyeshadow transformer that you applied over older shadows to breath new life into them and change them completely in fact I think I still have one some where in my archives of makeup – yeah I don’t play around.
With one swipe, wearable day looks effortlessly turn into attention-grabbing night looks, silky mattes suddenly sparkle, and neutral lips get amped to vamp.
Oh yes – this master class is one to grab from SMASHBOX and let me tell you if you’re a collector of masterclass you would know how beautifully they can be added to a book shelf and look just like books. If you’re new to makeup and have been collecting the masterclasses by now you’d have it on point. They truly do teach you pro-tips and give you industry insight that you wouldn’t find anywhere!
SIDE NOTE ➡️ to get you started, SMASHBOX L.A. photo studio pros included three get-the-looks and shade-mixing tips for blending killer color combinations as they also way add to any box, palette, they never won’t teach you a little bit about the products but creating is up to you!
PRICE ➡️ $80.00 (valued at $300.00)
Sadly, like all MASTER CLASS by SMASHBOX they are limited edition and only available at Sephora but you can buy it or check it out here!
This product is also formulated without • sodium lauryl sulfate • parabens • phthalates and is cruelty-free.
Over all I really can’t see anyone being sad with this palette the almost chemistry feel of it and making your own personal shades as you mix and match – who knows could spark your imagination and your on your way to your own cosmetics company!
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As I’ve mentioned, the last couple days have been less then ideal but I will say to you guys what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger people that I once knew what I was making dumb choices, I no longer know. I have my blog which I love so much, and with my blog comes all of you and I’ve come to love you all in different ways – don’t think for a second I don’t lurk and see what some of you guys are up too!
I have my amazing job in NYC with ENTERTAINMENT ONE or as much would recognize it as EOne and EOne Music in Publicity, Media and Promotions which I’ve been doing a little bit off hence my Producer position with Max Emerson – and I have my amazing boyfriend who I tell everything too and who I love so much. We can talk for so many hours and it only feels like a minute oh shit we have to go to sleep.
It’s been so many year since some of my “mistakes” in life which really were people who I thought I loved and I thought I had answers that I didn’t have based on ignorance and stupidity and the snow ball effect, but I will tell you anyone who messages Dan bullshit drama about me, I don’t get it. What do you want? For me to break up with him? Because I will not. I will not the mistakes that I made in the past. People can be so consumed with hatred it’s absolutely disgusting and so disrespectful – no matter what I wouldn’t ever ever ever try to create a fight over nothing, how planned out this person made it and horrible things – it’s disgusting and inside and out, so are you. All that it’s showing me is that you’re in love with and coming for my relationship to get me single and is such a calculated and a absolutely disgusting way that should involve the police.
I love Dan more then anyone or anything and I never ever knew what love was until I met him and as soon as I saw him I literally told him, i didn’t ask him, I said I’m going to take you out for a date and rest is history – I’ve been so blessed the past yeah and I’ve had some personal sadness of course. I guess the real reason I’m telling you(s) guys all this is because I can’t understand holding deep down all of that hatred and wanting something that someone else has and going extremely out of your way to say absolutely disgusting things. People need to respect and love eachother because in the end, it’s not Daniel and I who are hurt – its you, you sad pathetic man.
Sorry guys I just had to get that out because odds are they stalk my blog like a lowlife anyways!
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Today we’re going to talk about the ultimate I think summer foundation and eye products from HOURGLASS!
Starting with THE MIRACLE FOUNDATION – IMMACULATE® LIQUID POWDER FOUNDATION just a quick little note there did change the packaging for this before it was wasting a lot of the product sadly that the pump couldn’t get due to the consistency of the makeup.
IMMACULATE® has to be by far ONE (1) of the best foundation out there just for application and the way it allows the skin to breath and it doesn’t look cakey at all on the skin, the finish is amazing.
Mind you this is a at home foundation for life it’s not a foundation for set or something could it work? Yes. Is there better for being on set? Yes.
This is one of those foundations that is literally like a treatment don’t sleep in your makeup ever! But if you did happen to fall asleep with this breakthrough foundation that absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections and delivers a long lasting velvet matte finish I think you’re going to be ok. It is marketing to guys ad girls with oily shin but normal skin can also wear this formula of course.
The revolutionary formula has been shown to reduce the appearance of blemishes, pores, acne scars and acne for naturally matte, complexion-perfecting coverage that lasts. This is one (1) foundation that doesn’t play around plus it took almost eighteen (18) years to complete!
WOW results • 100% reported an improvement in overall skin appearance and skin smoothness • 83% reported a decrease in oil production and the need for touch-ups • 80% reported a visible improvement in the appearance of acne scars • 70% reported a visible improvement in the appearance of pore size • 63% reported a reduction in the appearance of breakout severity • Based on a 4-week consumer study of 30 women with oily, acne-prone skin • Oil-free, non-comedogenic formula won’t cause blemishes or clog pores • Lightweight formula transforms instantly from a liquid to powder to a longwearing velvet matte finish • Formulated with Cashmere Kaolinite Clay
– Controls oil that can lead to blemishes
– Draws out impurities to keep skin clear
– Absorbs 75% of its weight in oil without drying skin • Safe for sensitive, blemish-prone skin • Vegan.
It is without ➡️ Parabens • Fragrance • Nanoparticles • Oil • Phthalates • Gluten • Synthetic dyes.
➡️ it is absolutely not tested on animals.
PRICE ➡️ $75.00 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml
If you’d like to learn more or check out for yourself then click here please remember it is a luxury line so the prices will reflect that but it’s worth it. x
OPAQUE ROUGE LIQUID LIPSTICK THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MATTE are so killer! Fairly new to the market and reformulated and HOURGLASS does a lot without making a huge announcement or anything, this is a brand that came from money and now makes so much money that they are just ruling the cosmetics and beauty world – not to mentioned (next post) the skin care HOURGLASS has is absolutely unreal!
HOURGLASS IS CLASS, elegance and beauty. The love the packaging that they sent my PR in and it was more just a box of new formulas and packaging to come and stuff but they have their own beautiful FedEx boxes made. Why? Why not. A
Extremely pigmented, silky smooth and velvety matte lip color that delivers extended wear without flaking or dryness. •Available in nine (9) shades and a lot more to come that are absolutely unreal.
• Densely pigmented, silky smooth and lightweight formula glides on without tackiness, and sets to a modern matte finish.
• Opaque coverage creates bold, vibrant and dramatic-looking lips.
• Contains a breathable film of intense pigment that instantly bonds to the lips and treats them with skin-conditioning emollients, fruit extracts and vitamins:
– Cili Fruit and Goji Berry extracts offer anti-oxidant protection
– Vitamins A, C and E nourish and protect lips throughout the day
• Custom doe foot applicator allows for precision application.
PRO TIP ➡️ Apply gloss over the top to create a luminous finish
You won’t find parabens • sulfates • gluten
Never ever tested on animals and vegan
PRICE ➡️ $40.00 for • .10 oz / 3 g
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