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HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION – PART TWO | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Good morning boys and girls since it’s – 5:32am for me here in Canada, early I know but I know that I stopped posting for a while and truthfully, I have so much going on in my personal life. As the summer begins to fade away I’m feeling more and more like myself. I felt that click where you need an extra blanket on your bed at night to help keep you warm and truthfully I have no idea what it is but I come alive and thrive in the fall and winter, I haven’t felt so creative lately, which I took very hard because it’s who I am and when I am the happiest, I felt invisible then I realized I had to break the chains and snap myself out of it, I felt, feel almost like I have gone so far that how am I going to top myself. I came to find that I don’t need to do anything but just be who I am and remember why I began and who I wanted to show that they were wrong, but let’s jump into part two (2) of kickass Holiday gifts!

Retire the worn-out Bath and Body Works sets and get them what they really want this holiday season, if you didn’t check out part one (HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION | MAKEUPANDTHECITYHOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION|MAKEUPANDTHECITY) I will be starting where I left off, number six (6) on my life is The NARS 2018 Advent Calendar, all you need. Beauty advent calendars are kind of a thing if you haven’t noticed, and they make perfect early holiday gifts. Not only do they offer a fun surprise each morning leading up to Christmas, but it’s kind of like getting a small gift every single day, and how could someone (or you) not love that. The NARS 2018 Advent Calendar has some of the brand’s most iconic and loved products in mini sizes that will have you looking so chic for the entire holiday season.

As for the cost, it’s not exactly a drug store find, but those who shop NARS already know that the brand is undoubtedly high-end. Given that you’ll be getting a whopping twenty four (24) mini items of some of their most popular products, Grab it for $150 on the NARS website.

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Number seven (7) lucky number seven – Sunday Riley Good Genes Holiday Kit, I live for Sunday Riley all year, but think this holiday set is especially great! Complete with everything you need to bless your recipient with perfect skin, this set is sure to please anyone who finds it under the tree. If you or your recipient has yet try Sunday Riley this is it – Good Genes is one of the top selling lines from the brand. Enough said.

Pick this set up at Sephora while you can.

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Number eight (8) would have to be the iconic Naked 4Some from Urban Decay and no, no this is not on my list because there was a opening in their PR and they added me, it’s because it really is the eyeshadow palettes that started it all – With a range of shades and finishes this huge, you’ll never run out of options, and they are all perfect shades for fall and the holiday season, this would be the ideal gift for your bestfriend or someone close as you’ll be spending $200US on this bad boy, but hey it’s the season of giving, right?

Create sultry neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks and everything in between. Each palette comes loaded with a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush, so you can get Naked whenever the urge strikes. The box is also made with a well in the middle which is really ideal for standing up makeup brushes or even pencils.

4someDyson consistently blows me away with their innovative styling tools. The latest in the brand’s arsenal of amazing hair tech is the Airwrap Styler. Unlike traditional tools that utilize heat (and therefore, can cause major damage), this one uses air, propelled by the Dyson digital motor. This way, users can curl, wave, smooth, and dry with no extreme heat! which is why the Dyson Airwrap Styler is my number nine (9) for amazing holiday gifts – to be clear it’s number nine (9) because its a whopping $500 and you can grab it in store or online at Sephora.

dysonCurious to know what my number ten (10) item is? You will have to come back and look for my next post to find out! It is so special and amazing that it needs, no, deserves it’s own post!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MAKEUPANDTHECITY

What’s up makeupandthecity,

Wishing you a weekend of joy and cheer as you celebrate the holiday season with friends, family and loved ones. Christmas or not, celebrating or not.
Don’t forget the real reasons behind the holidays.

It’s been a crazy year for me, and I’m happy to end the year off with my partner, family and friends.

Thank you so much too all the brands and PR companies who have sent me products and PR for review and set work.

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HOLIDAY PARTY EYESHADOW PALETTE MUCH HAVE ➡️ Chocolate Gold Eye Shadow Palette FROM Too Faced – Chocolate Gold is a rich, medium-dark honeyed gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, moderately dense but not too thick or too stiff in the pan, and it yielded opaque coverage in a single layer. The eyeshadow blended out well and lasted for eight hours without need of touch up.

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It’s been one of the best eyeshadow palettes that I’ve used on set this year! Total must have! Do make sure that you check out a tester before buying it and be careful where you buy it as there is countless fakes – you can click in the side bar to go right to the collection.

BUT remember to respect and love one another this holiday season and respect the beauty around. Take a second and get the door for that person, or smile! Love one another and keep being beautiful.

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PERFECT HOLIDAY PARTY PRODUCTS PART TWO | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Welcome back to part two of perfect holidays – I tried to find thing that were affordable and a little more expensive because it is ok to treat ourselves and the ones we love, there isn’t anything wrong with that, and I’m not going to lie, I finished 80% of my holiday shopping from PR that I knew I never would use and I also am going to donate a bunch of stuff right after the holidays, unless I can find a good one to help out before hand. It’s funny I used to see Christmas as some type of way of getting gifts and stuff but as of now I don’t want anything I just want to see my friends and family and have a perfect day! and wow is it ever getting closer and closer to Christmas! This year was full of stunning cosmetic launches, advanced skincare tools, and a ton of lust-worthy hair and nail products to say the least so it’s a good thing that there are guys and girls like me who pick out the best of the best for you!

I’m going to talk about some super amazing concealers for winter skin, and for more normal skin the first one is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer which is amazing for winter skin, no brush needed for touch up and to be photo ready, this used to be my go to concealer – I loved that it really was for all skin types! and they had a fit for every undertone! (WHAT IS UNDERTONE? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) Enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light diffusing technology, it creates a softer, smoother complexion while instantly obscuring imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue.

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The next concealer we will take a look at is the new URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER CONCEALER and this for guys and girls who are more into one stop shop, can do it all, full coverage, heavy metal packaging concealer! A major problem solver, All Nighter Concealer handles all your hardest-to-hide trouble spots: dark circles, blemishes and discoloration. It even covers tattoos! This formula works beautifully with All Nighter Liquid Foundation or Naked Skin Liquid Makeup. It’s also perfect for the morning after—when you need extra coverage and being Naked isn’t enough. With meticulously calibrated shades that span the complexion spectrum from pale to deep, All Nighter Concealer has every skin tone covered.

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The reason I picked concealers is because in most cases when we go to a holiday party, we are getting ready at washrooms at work or wherever we can! so I want to make sure that these products will do the job! And just a little off topic I’m writing at an airport right now, my babe is coming home today! Just in time for Christmas woo!

Next I’m going to write about IT! cosmetics holiday beauty book which I did a full post for but it was surrounded by a code that is not longer working and the second part is up at INFLUENCER its almost the most perfect holiday gift for yourself or for your bestfriend! as long as you know pretty much shade color – IT! Cosmetics gives you coverage, color, and complexion perfection in this Most Wished For Holiday Palette! Special edition and only for the holidays, it’s gift-boxed and perfect for every IT guy and girl on your holiday shopping list. In this palette, you’ll receive three shades of Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector. Smooth anywhere on your skin for flawless, full-coverage, antiaging results.

Hello Light Creme is designed to add the look of light to your skin without any glitter or shimmer. This formula will give you that lit-from-within glow. It pairs perfectly with your IT Girl Ombre Radiance Blush. This formula instantly adds the look of youth and vitality in just one sweep. Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder is your completely clear finishing powder that gives you the look of a flawless, airbrushed complexion. Six shades of Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick instantly perk up your whole complexion and give you the appearance of smoother, fuller-looking, and younger-looking lips. Your lid-priming shade of Superhero Eye Foundation instantly smooths and color corrects while priming your lid for nine shades of Naturally Pretty Shadows and two shades of Superhero Liners.

This is a kick-ass holiday palette and it really is, one of the top five (5) most looked for! now that I got all of those down I only have two (2) more products that id like to talk about.

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My Armani To Go Cushion Foundation which is a must have for in your desk, purse, back pocket or where ever you want to keep it – it is a fuller coverage that doesn’t oxidize with the air so what you see boys and girls is what you get, I know if you look at the product online and your fair-N (WHAT IS UNDERTONE? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) you’re going to think wow no w a y that this will fit my skin or any fair skin people well that’s not the case at all! you just need to remember undertones for sure!

Skin is instantly transformed with one simple gesture. A high-tech essence-in-foundation formulation – the essential accessory is complete. Supreme coverage, comfort & silk glow: with the precision of a couturier, formulators of MY ARMANI TO GO strike the perfect balance between tailor-made, buildable coverage and a light, “no makeup” sensation.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I really really do not like how Armani didn’t add a dark complexions with this cushion it was also enough to make me take it off my list completely because i was told that they would be adding in new shades in the new year to come!

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with out a doubt there is countless products out this holiday season but sometimes just a smile can change how someone is feeling or holding the door for them after a long day, so try to keep that in mind this holiday season.

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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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M·A·C x ROBERT LEE MORRIS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I did have a little falling out with M·A·C cosmetics if you’ve read my previous post, I have since brought up the issue that happen too me at M·A·C head office in Toronto and the situation has been taken care of – which makes me feel a little bit better! Since M·A·C did start in Toronto in 1984 and began in a friends kitchen, I like the idea of working with a company that is home grown and became a massive company by working hard and creating a good team!

The PR sent out for the M·A·C x ROBERT LEE MORRIS was so beauty and kind of made me fall in love with M·A·C cosmetics again, when I first started applying makeup it was ➡️ M·A·C pro long wear concealer and ➡️ M·A·C studio fix powder.

Timeless yet astonishingly contemporaryRobert Lee Morris crafts fine jewellery that eludes categorization, existing at the boundaries between fashion and sculpture. Now, Morris adapts his sensuously organic style for a limited-edition collection for M·A·C, featuring a lineup of well-loved products reimagined and resculpted with golden and matte black packaging. Makeup takes on new, ultra-luxurious forms in Morris’s hands – primordial, futuristic, fantastical.

This collection has Mattene Lipstick’s in six (6) shades which are super hydrating and extremely long lasting pigment, it also come with beautifully packaged Pressed Pro Long Wear Powder in three (3) shades, and new Powder Blush which is limited edition.

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ ROBERT LEE MORRIS is a famous jewelry designer who I had the pleasure of working with this past spring!

Robert also repackaged two of M·A·C most loved brushes (135 Large Flat Powder Brush / 168SES Large Angled Contour Brush) along with coming out with a brush roll with four (4) brushes included and a very unique handle and design (184SE Fan Brush / 222SE Tapered Blending Brush / 204SE Lash Brush / 229SE Mini Synthetic Brush) there is also a small pocket or purse mirror which I thought was a cute little touch – I absouloutly love the look and the feel of this collection, and the vision is very easily seen.

The compact has an antique gold finish and the inside features an extra lid flapped attached to an oval mirror. I do wish that the compact was made out of metal (everything is plastic) but it is still very eye-catching and collector-worthy. Promising a 12-hour wear, the Pro Longwear Powder is finely-milled and nicely pigmented. Although not super creamy and soft, the powder provides some pretty impressive coverage. The formulation is blurring and matte and even after a full day of wear, there is minimal creasing or caking – as I said I love this partnership between M·A·C x ROBERT LEE MORRIS it’s very beautiful and stunning and you can see exactly what they wanted from this collection!

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Mattene Lipstick / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $29.00CAD
Pro Longwear Powder / Pressed / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $53.00CAD
Powder Blush / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $45.00CAD
135 Large Flat Powder Brush / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $67.00CAD
168SES Large Angled Contour Brush / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $55.00CAD
Brush Roll / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $150.00
Small Mirror Compact / Robert Lee Morris ➡️ $25.00

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TARTE – tarteist™ PRO vault | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Through my full career, well, through anyone’s career in this industry (makeup, beauty, influencer, makeup artist) there are certain brands that just get you more so then other  one and who you begin to take a interest in and well, no lies, favour over other brand – that’s what TARTE is for me. I’ve been involved with TARTE since they were a small unknown beauty line and grew with the company, instead of watched the company grow. Christmas is just around the corner and TARTE decided to set out to make the most ‘must have’ Christmas sets starting with the tarteist™ PRO vault which if you know anything from TARTE its, shapetape concealer and tarteist™ PRO palettes and products.

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Naturally TARTE took all the tarteist™ PRO products (all full size) and added them into a large box and boom we now have the best selling tarteist™ PRO vault where you’ll create an unlimited combination of makeup masterpieces with formulas powered by high-performance natural ingredients. With a 20-pan eyeshadow palette, 6-pan highlight and contour palette, plus mascara, eyeliner, false lashes, lip gloss, and lipstick all PRO artist approved.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ all products are dermatologist tested. All eye products are ophthalmologist tested and safe for contact lens wearers. The mascara is vegan and delivers 2700% more volume. The eyeliner is vegan, waterproof, and features tarte 12-hour power™. The lip paint is vegan. The lashes are vegan, cruelty-free, and latex-free.

What you’ll get when you buy this vault is full size ➡️ tarteist™ PRO Amazonian clay palette ➡️ tarteist™ PRO glow highlight & contour palette ➡️ tarteist™ lash paint mascara➡️ tarteist™ double take eyeliner ➡️ tarteist™ creamy matte lip paint in birthday suit and tarteist™ PRO cruelty-free lashes in goddess.

Be smart this holiday season and give the gift of pure, limitless possibilities of beauty. TARTE is ride or die company that always has your back, like me.

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ABOUT TARTE ➡️ Over a decade ago, beauty aficionado Maureen Kelly channeled her entrepreneurial spirit and set out to prove that glamour can be good for you. Launched in the heart of New York City, tarte is a smart, colorful brand offering healthy, eco-chic beauty products that truly work. Tarte’s cruelty-free, high-performance beauty is infused with pure, invigorating ingredients, and all tarte products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and synthetic fragrances. From award-winning blushes and lip tints to the breakthrough Amazonian clay and maracuja complexion products, tarte delivers powerful results for real woman. Be green, be smart, be tarte.

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