FOUNDATION FIGHT™ | CK 3-in-1 face makeup | NARS  all day luminous foundation | L’Oréal PRO-MATTE foundation 

In one corner coming in at 30ml is Calvin Klein 3-in-1 foundation and a little disclaimer good luck finding this product I just thought it would be fun to contact a makeup archive and see if they had some cool products they would want to send me that..well…could still be used and I was shocked at what was sent. Almost every shade of when CK tried to launch into the beauty market a little unsuccessful but I don’t see why that’s the case with this foundation it’s absolutely flawless and perfect for all seasons.

The packaging is pretty cool. You guys know that I am a sucker for sleek and sexy packaging, and CK One delivers! The design is modern, minimalistic, and sculptural. Get into the pill shape bottle. The packaging does a great job of being travel-friendly. Not only is the pump concealed by a lid, it also has a spin-lock, so that you won’t accidentally dispense foundation if you happen to lose the lid. The cut-out window on the side of the bottle is a nice touch as well. 

The CK one 3-in-1 face makeup is a hybrid formula designed to reveal your authentic, real beauty, never hiding it. the ck one 3-in-1 face makeup offers a simplified approach to beauty that is designed for all ages, cultures and genders. The science behind the ck one 3-in-1 face makeup is what makes the multi-benefits of this product possible. Industry leading, japanese triple-treated pigment technology creates a natural look on the skin, while still delivering flawless, even coverage. the distinctive formula synthesizes serum, primer and face makeup into one simple, lightweight liquid. Treated pigment technology with amino acid mimics the skin for an effortlessly natural, radiant finish. Advance silicone technology provides long wear, formula integrity, and smooth application. Microspheric powder creates a smooth, creamy texture and the light diffusing properties result in a soft focus effect on skin to minimize the look of wrinkles. 

The CK one 3-in-1 face makeup blends flawlessly into skin, evening out the skin’s tone without the heavy feeling of traditional foundations. a built-in primer provides shine control and long wear for up to 11 hours. a serum, infused with SPF protection and nourishing vitamins, helps prevent against the damaging effects of UV rays and free radicals. Available in eight (8) different shades, each shade of the CK one 3-in-1 face makeup works on a range of three different skin tones.

The foundation truly is beautiful. It is marketed as a liquid, but I find its texture to be somewhere between a liquid and a soft gel. It’s very smooth and glides across the skin, filling pores and fine lines very nicely. I really liked this foundation. I like the fact that it really lives up to its claim of being a second skin. I also like how neutral the undertone is. This really gives flexibility with the shades. Sometimes, foundation can be too yellow or too pink, which poses a problem. This product has a neutral undertone, which allows me to mix in liquid correctors to add in a yellow or pink undertone if I need it. Overall, the foundation held up beautifully for the duration of this job. I didn’t have to do any touchups, not even once also it will not clog your pores which is always nice and always something that I look for. 

IF you do want to search to buy this you beauty you will be able to do so – but just make sure you check out my swatches page to try to color match yourself if buying from eBay or Amazon

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ They actually don’t even like to refer to this product as a foundation due to its unique and truly second skin effect. 


NEXT coming in at 30ml is NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation which for a good two years IF I used foundation I would go to this one during the summer for it’s ability to stay put and keep your skin looking very healthy and well kept. It also has a lot skin loving ingredients which I love!

 It’s full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop – the result of exclusive innovation uniquely designed to deliver long-wearing full coverage, weightlessly – I’ve said so much in the past and on my blog that I love that NARS is true to advertising, everything you read you will get from a NARS product.

Advanced flexible polymers move with the skin, providing extraordinary breathability and comfort.

First-to-market treated pigments weightlessly deliver long-wearing, complete coverage without ever masking for perfected, natural-looking skin.

Streamlined packaging with easy-lift cap and a beautiful frosted bottle the packaging is definitely unique and seems it could be on the mans side of the skin. 

They came out with Even Tone Technology designed to instantly neutralize redness and dullness, while working long-term to reduce the appearance of discoloration for more even, uniform skin. So you might be wondering how they do this and really it’s simple gold and green pigments in a perfect 4-to-1 ratio optically manipulate how light reflects off skin’s surface, evening the complexion for instant luminosity. Green pigments negate redness on contact, while gold combats dullness. So they have found a way to add color correctors for ALL skin tones into their foundation and they are the first company to do so. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation earned one of my highest rating due to its excellent shade range and unique, irritant-free formula that allows for a natural-looking medium to full coverage, yet maintains a near weightless feel on skin.

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ NARS has been adding Scarlet Spiderling Root Extract for a long time to their products to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and reveal brighter, more even skin over time. 

L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation comes in at 30ml and is one drug store foundation that I have found myself reaching for to use on clients for photoshoots and for film, the thick matte texture is perfect for full full coverage (although it’s claim is to be medium coverage) with no flash back and it doesn’t really need to be touched up very often. Once you apply it to your skin it’s going to stay exactly there. I have found that this is a stippling brush, fingers or Beautyblender you want to pat this formula into the skin not rub it because I find it is easy to streak across the face. 

This high-quality formula is a standout at the drugstore. The ultralight liquid quickly dries to a believably matte finish and stays that way for at least 10 to 12 hours. I would say if you have dry skin, use a rich moisturizer and primer first and you’ll have all day flawless results. 

I always have found that it’s pretty hard to match yourself perfectly in a drug store like if you’re NW15 at M•A•C you’d typically be 101 with L’Oréal – I know that looking at them all they almost all look as if they are the same shade so if you’re unsure about a shade match make sure to test it out and if testers are not available – inquir about the return policy and buy two of the foundations that you think would be close to you and if it turns out that you have to mix to create your shade well that is one of the drawbacks of buying drugstore makeup but this formula isn’t playing games – it’s on point and also oil-free, I don’t see any claims of not clogging pores but I haven’t had any issues. If you have visible pores you’ll also appreciate how well it does concealing them and creating a very smooth appearance. 

Another great thing about the L’Oréal foundation is it’s color true so it doesn’t really change color as it dries down or oxidizes. 

PRO TIP ➡️ apply a coat of the foundation under eyes, around the nose, chin and a line across the forehead using a basic foundation brush then pat back over with the brush to remove streaks allow to dry down then apply your foundation as you would on top of that for flawless finish and coverage. 

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation is available now at all drugstores


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LIFE 101 – Some love stories are not epic novels, they are short stories but that doesn’t make them less full of love.

This will be one that I’m going to need to get words and thoughts right for – I want to encourage my subscribers to love recklessly  and treat ever love like the first, I truly think that some of us take love for granted, we get stuck in our own heads and for zero reason other then our selfs – we make choices. Choices might be regretted and you’ll want to make it right but sometimes, you can’t and you just lost the best thing that could have ever happen to you. I’m not talking about myself. 

For once I didn’t make a mistake. 

So why am I left to pick the pieces. 

I can take you to a place

I know you don’t belong

And I ain’t good with love

But I can write you a song

We could wait,

And let time tear us apart

But we don’t live forever,

I’ve got a limited heart

But this unlimited spark

That we chase everyday

How can we ignore it

If it’s never gonna fade?

I have your back,

And you are all that I need

And when I see your smile

It liberates me

So open up to me

There’s nothing left to hide

I can read you like a book,

It spills out from your eyes

Looking at the skyline

In the rearview mirror

Will anybody notice

That we’ve disappeared?

When I look into the sky,

Do you see what I do?

I can’t even think straight,

Infatuated by you

We could be chasing nothing

I wish that I knew

Even if it takes forever,

I’ll be chasing with you
Although time will swallow us

And all of our youth

My whole life I never thought

I’d meet someone like you

Someone I understand,

I can see right through

And even when you lie

You’re still telling the truth

Like an ocean to a moon,

I feel a strong link

Like a ship in the sea

I don’t want it to sink

We could be chasing nothing,

I wish that I knew

Even if it takes forever

I’ll be chasing with you

Thank you for the memories

That we’ve already shared

Every time that you’re crying

Know that I am always there

I know that you may think

This is too good to be true

How I’m feeling when I spend

Every second with you

And I promise that

I’ll never do you wrong

And no, I’m not good with love

So I’ll tell you in a song

When we get older

And look back on our lives

We will have no regrets

And happily we will die


Smashbox works exclusively with Sephora to create the Smashbox MASTER CLASS palette which is a book pretty much filled with instructions and pro tips and on trend makeup – if you were to find a get each  MASTER CLASS that Smashbox has come out with over the years – I believe based on the season and just used those for your makeup kit, you’d have the perfect kit down pat. 

This class teaches you about lighting and correcting – a face palette to create an even complexion, add depth and dimension, cast a high glow, and achieve eye looks for any occasion. You will get sixteen (16) eyeshadows • three (3) blush • four (4) color correctors • three (3) contour products • three (3) highlighters plus you get some get the look inserts! Smashbox never really gives you a product without details on how to use it properly. 

This palette has everything you need to create pro makeup looks with a perfectly lit glow. Become a master at lighting with this palette for looks that flatter in any light. Inspired by pro-lighting effects used on set in Smashbox’s L.A. photo studio, every formula in this palette, from color-correcting and contour creams to high-voltage highlighters and velvety shadows was designed to demystify contouring and simplify strobing for everyday looks that stand out under office or evening lights. 

Smashbox is always developing looks for the camera in its L.A. photo studio, their pro artists are experts at re-creating lighting scenarios on-set—from bright daylight and office florescence to magic hour and afterhours club lighting. This palette includes full face charts for every lighting look. Each palette pops in and out so you can take each of them on the go. 

I do love Smashbox color correctors in the stick form so when I received  this the cream color correctors really took be by surprise! I was not expecting them to be so smooth and pigmented like the original products – they blended with ease and do exactly what they claim to do ➡️ if you are new to color correcting, the inserts are their to guide you in the right direction or check the link below for my color correcting post! 

The cream contours in this palette are also very smooth and blendable. I was really happy that the contour shade is dark enough for women of color and the bronzer can be used to bronze or to contour. 

PRO TIP ➡️ use the highlight shade in conjunction with your concealer to get the perfect highlighter for your skin tone. 

A lot of people said that they wish that Smashbox would make the palette a little smaller but maybe they are not getting the idea of MASTER CLASS it’s meant to be almost like book you would grab to learn, you can stick them on your shelf and each one looks different closed so they would look pretty cool all sitting together and you can just grab the one that you’d like to use. 

You can’t deny that this palette is jammed packed full of colour choice and deadly pigment but my favourites would have to be the color correctors! this would make a really great gift for someone who is just starting with makeup for sure, it’s almost mistake proof in so many ways. 

I know, I’ve said it before but SMASHBOX is the only company that developes their product inside smashbox studios so it’s created and tested under the strictest control to make sure that you get a product that is going to work for you. I haven’t spoke to many people who do not love Smashbox as a brand and doesn’t love them as a global company either. 

Also if you’ve got some time on your hands why not check out what MASTER CLASS BY SMASHBOX has come out with in the past, will you be late for class? 

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So you guys have been asking me to do a little more budget friendly and I was going to deliver, so, get your iPods really to rumble this is the LASH PARADISE from L’Oréal Paris. 


Launches fully in Canadian stores on may 30th 2017 and will come in four shades which of course are blackest black, black, black-drown and waterproof blackest black! This drug store mascara is going to give you a run for you’re $15 yesterday when receiving the (strange) yet cute PR PACKAGE I immediately put it to the test to see if the PR claims were true so I put this mascara to the tests against DIORSHOW and Benefit Roller Lash and I was kinda scratching my chin when I didn’t see a difference the reason that I decided to pick those 2 mascaras to put #LASHPARADISE against is because it claims too give intense voulume and intense length. 

(what is with the office supplies – love the L’Oréal post-it’s though) 

And after applying the mascara I figured to myself that I would allow the formula to dry down and I would add another coat to do and at the time I was packing for NYC and when I came back I couldn’t tell which was the L’Oréal and which was the Benefit – don’t go to drugstores very often for makeup anymore but with Shoppers Drug Mart and the Beauty Boutique and mass market retail stores like Ulta – drugstore makeup and formulas have began to dominate the markets – good thing that all the drugstore brands and all the luxury brands are all fight against eachother

FUN FACT ➡️ my first career in the makeup industry was when I first dominated sales as a Beauty Boutique employee. 

One thing that I didn’t really like about the mascara was how light it was – it felt like nothing in my hand and maybe this is something that I realize dealing with luxury brands that actually feel as if you’re holding onto something but needless to say I’m happy to be on the L’Oréal Canada PR mailing list to do more drug store reviews. 

The applicator is packed with 200 bristles to make sure that it grabs each lash hair for top and bottom – there was no issues with flaking with this mascara at all which was nice – you can apply it, touch it and snap your fingers. It has an hourglass shaped brush head that is perfect for any eye shape or size think Lize Waiter mascara wand, but, better

Or if you’d like to take the comparison to a level it doesn’t have to go ➡️ I know it’s just natural that people compare products and people are saying this LASH PARADISE is a very good dupe of the Better Than Sex mascara but I think it hits some lashes and some points that TooFaced sadly missed – and considering the massive price point between the two you get your money worth that’s for sure. What it comes to drying up in the tube – check back below this picture and I will give the details once I know. I’m not going to make claims or speak positive or negative about anything till I know for sure. 100% or nothing. 

No flaking. No smudging. No clumping. Women agreed: 91% saw intense & volumized lashes and 87% saw more beautiful lashes. +98% lengthening effect. The rose gold packaging is supposed to convey the height of femininity and be truly L’Oréal

This is one of the best mascaras I’ve applied to a model in a very long time – I couldn’t believe that I couldn’t tell what eye had what products on it, blame it on thinking about my amazing man or packing for New York City – but the model had to tell me which was which so if you’re in the states give this mascara a try, and if you’re Canadian pick it up may 30th everywhere, and, send your lashes aflutter and take them to paradise today.  


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SUMMER PROOF SKIN ➡️ OIL / SHINE CONTROL POWDERS 💥 includes mini give away of some of the talked about products 💥

Since it’s not even summer yet and they days and nights are getting hotter and hotter – he is a few of my tried and true products for while you’re applying your makeup and when you’re out and about for the day,  if you have oily skin or shine due to sweat or other factors then this is the post you’ve been waiting for, but before I continue happy Friday everyone! I’m so so soooo excited for today – I can’t wait to share my news with all of you and have all my posts come full circle. 

Now I’m not going to lie to you guys some of the products the I talk about and I will show you as well are very “I’m about that life” products that range from one hundred and ninety ($190) to three hundred and eighty ($380) and ever product I am going to speak about was given by PR or is sponsored in todays blog post. 

First of all when the wheater starts to get hot and the days get longer the first thing you’re going to want to change is your PRIMER and SETTING SPRAY (if you use one) the two (2) primers and one (1) setting spray is  The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer + Finisher by Estée Lauder this is also the one with the new formula! So it primes the skin for makeup application, controls oil and minimizes pores and can also be uses as a finisher as well but it kinda lifts up the makeup and sticks together and looks like dry skin. Mattifying, oil-free primer creates a silky-smooth canvas for makeup application by controlling oil and reducing shine for the day pretty much – a little goes a long way when it comes to primer. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Remember boys and girls that you’re trying fight the look of oil so what ingredient do you want to look for? Hints above. COMMENT BELOW AND THE FIRST FIVE (5) WILL WIN TODAYS PRODUCTS. (excludes forever more shine control powder

Next would have to be the line of color correcting primers by Clinique personally I like the yellow primer just because I like how it helps to neutralize any redness in my skin and it’s lightweight, oil-free primer creates an ideal makeup canvas. Colour corrects a range of concerns, preps for makeup application and wear. Colour glides on evenly, and this is one (1) of a couple color correcting primers I’ve found to actually work in that department. This oil-free primer originally came in just a white universal shade which you could wear solo, but the others look best paired with makeup.

PRO TIP ➡️ These primers aren’t meant to be layered with each other to address multiple skin concerns—they’ll pill under makeup if you try.



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Next is your setting spray which will come from Urban Decay – the best product for tackling all the city pollution in the air and keeping your makeup so it will not move for some this step might be their last and they are good to go all day, I’m talking about UD all nighter setting spray developed in an exclusive partnership with Skindinavia, is suitable for all skin types, free of oil and parabens, and features patented Temperature Control Technology. Yep, this baby actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation – even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. 


PRICE | $39.00US

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So now we’ve done what we’re going to do during our at home makeup application and these next products have your back and seriously take care of any shine. 

Clinique Stay Matte Universal Blotting Powder is a must for me, you can ask anyone or come up to me and ask me to show you – I always have this baby in my back pocket for quick touch ups – it’s invisible, lightweight blotting powder instantly absorbs oil and shine – without a trace of colour. You skin stays matte, looks fresh as can be. I just use use it on my nose and forehead after applying my makeup to control the shine and it works wonders. Ive never had a problem since getting product and it’s perfect for on-the-go lifestyle. 

PRICE | $35.00US 

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SAME PRODUCT ➡️ different packaging 

Clinique forevermore compact it does feel kinda cool to pull out this blot powder just because of the silver packaging I think it’s meant for special day touch-ups easy and elegant with this sleek, luxe keepsake compact. Invisible, lightweight blotting powder instantly absorbs oil and shine, so skin stays matte and looks fresh.

To me I just don’t get why, i guess i get it if you have a big day like your wedding and you grab your bridesmaids these but other then that I don’t see the use. 

It’s also very very heavy so if you keep this in your pocket make sure you have a belt on. 

PRICE | $180.00US

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But please check back for part two! 

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Honestly, with the amount of stuff we have coming at us every day, the search for the best beauty products can be exhausting. And when you do finally find a great product, figuring out the most effective way to use it can be just as daunting. Let’s be real, we need help. Enter beauty bloggers like you, I come to makeupandthecity everyday and I love your sense of humanity and humour 

Nail Polish for men is finally said to be normal – just like it used to Be 5,000 years ago. 

History is actually repeating itself: Men have been wearing nail polish since three thousand two hundred (3,200) B.C. following an excavation of royal tombs it was reportedly discovered that most men during that era wore nail polish, with different colors signifying different classes. Like the Fourth of July! Made primarily with kohl, the darker the color, the higher the class of the man, from warriors to leaders. Lighter colors were reserved for lower class men. In fact, prior to battle, warriors would take hours to primp and paint their nails just so. It was mostly Rockstars and the ’emo’ kids who would paint there nails. But we all know that, I can say as a twenty five (25) year old male I have never painted my nails, am I missing out on just another way to express myself and sexuality? 

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ There’s little documentation of how nail polish turned into a specifically feminine expression as the years and time ticked on. What we do know is that by 1800s France, it was primarily women who would paint their nails to signify their own cleanliness. By the 1930s, companies like Revlon were marketing red and pink polishes directly to female customers.

Something has shifted in the past few years, as evidenced – the emergence of nail polish brands catering toward men. Blame it on the rise of the “metrosexual” and of male grooming, or the growing acceptance of gender fluidity

I never really noticed men and nail polish myself until I saw it on YouTuber Joey Graceffa, and after that BOOM I started to notice it everywhere – personally I thought it was for attention but then I thought to myself..wait Kameron why do you wear clear nail polish, I thought on this for a second – now don’t scream but I realized I applied the clear coat on my nails because I wanted too and no one could tell me I couldn’t do that, when we find something we like what do we do? Be bold. Just do it. (not sponsored by Nike) 

So calm down men are not trying to signal a rebellion or make much of a statement. They’re wearing it for a variety of personal reasons — mostly because they just like it. 
Give it a try, maybe you’ll like it. Which I was once told about water sports.. 

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