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FENTY BEAUTY | DUPE ALART | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Hey beautiful people – so I had something I wanted to write about today, but I decided that since it is on Allure’s list of Best In Beauty (ALLURE’S BEST IN BEAUTY 2018 LIST | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) in the luxury category, and the cost of it is well, the cost of some peoples rent sadly I figured that I would have to really make sure that I can see the results and know the tool to the last bolt, Just hours into 2019, Rihanna already has her sights set on disrupting another major makeup category. On January 11th Fenty Beauty released the brand’s first concealer in 50 shades — a landmark moment for the beauty industry. So how does it preform? Let’s find out.

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The thing is, concealers on the whole aren’t available in wide shade ranges, and even when they are they can be a nightmare as far as colour matching goes – ‘almond’ and ‘cacao’ rarely correspond to your foundation and things can get altogether patchy and unconvincing. Enter the Fenty take on concealer – 50 shades, with names that align with each foundation to help you to pinpoint your ideal colour. As far as formula goes it delivers a matte, long-lasting finish, it’s crease and sweat resistant and it brightens as well as it conceals, which is nice for people who worry more so about darkness under the eye.

It was smart for Fenty to take the match approach when it came to foundation and concealer matching shades, it’s simple and we like simple. I don’t think I have to touch base on the foundation since it’s been out for a hot minute. Rhianna set the standard for brands to follow when it comes to releasing a foundation shade range  ➡️ Tarte take notes. When the foundation was released a lot of people weren’t really feeling it but a lot of people also were, I personally do not use foundation but I have used this on clients and also seen it preform on set and under hot studio lights and well as it dries down very quickly meaning you don’t have to overly powder it — we still keep adding more and more powder and I think that’s what caused the Pro Filt’r setting powder as it works with the foundation and I’ve reached out to some people who didn’t like the foundation the first time around but after using the new setting powder with it, agree that it’s lit.

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ I really like how Fenty Beauty took the time to see what people were saying was wrong with the brand and didn’t say well this is what you are doing wrong and instead came out with the products needed to fix it. Sadly not everyone can afford to buy the Fenty Face but that’s what Fenty is all about, for the best results you use all the products under the umbrella.

The new tools are nice also, I have always liked Fenty brushes but they semi remind me of Kat Von D beauty and her tools, but they are worth the money for sure. The cheek brush is exceptional when it comes to highlighting your face or body. I’m excited to see all of the brushes to come out because we all know that Fenty isn’t anywhere close to being done setting standards and making the beauty community shake. The only thing also is if you are very, very pale there isn’t really a perfect match for you from Fenty, I know right, 50 shades you are thinking but Fenty (Rhianna) did such a good job for in between and darker complexions, and very fair to fair shouldn’t have a problem finding a shade else where and I know brands know their demographic so really can we be that mad or upset with a brand who see’s that there demo is more fair to light but give some darker shades just in case – I guess what I’m thinking is why spend the money to create and bottle all of these shades just have them sit on a shelf or in inventory and not sell at all, you feel me?

DUPE ALERT ➡️ NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer. Available in 24 highly pigmented hues, this lightweight liquid won’t transfer and has three major complexion musts covered.

Check out my previous post ➡️ MAKEUPFOREVER | SELF-SETTING CONCEALER | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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THIS IS NOT A DREAM | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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In total, the collection is massive, consisting of one eyeshadow palette, one highlighter palette and four highlighter singles, one Super Shock Shadow vault, one kit, and six shadow singles, eight jelly shadows, nine body glitters, four lip bundles, a liquid lipstick vault, a makeup bag, and a partridge in a pear tree, oh, I am joking about that last one, but seriously — this line has a lot going on, and it’s all so, so good. I’m tempted to say this might be the brand’s best collection to date.

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ I do want to just say that I did not pay the price tag if $300.00US I was sent this collection in PR and I am adding it to my iPhone give away all you have to do is follow my IG account for a chance to win – I will not use this collection as I am a man and I was sent it in hopes of review but I know that this collection and a brand new black iPhone XR would make someone’s holiday’s better! ALSO this collection is sold out and will not be restocked!

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The Chasing Rainbows Palette is 15-pan palette which features the perfect ratio of wearable neutrals and shimmery statement shades. The top row of the palette is neutral and bronzy, while the middle row includes some fun-yet-wearable pinky berry tones. The last row is where things get really funky, with a few metallic shades, teals, and a matte aubergine to smoke things out.

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Jumping to the face for some major cheek shimmer, look no further than the Super Shock highlight palette it’s very pretty and what I like is the shades are very, very versatile. “Counting Sheep” is an ivory with a silvery sheen, “Pinch Me” is an opal pink accented by violet duo chrome glitters, “Guilty Pleasure” is an icy peach with golden sheen, and “Mr. Wind” is a light coral with a silvery sheen. If you don’t want to buy all four they do sell them in single form for only $8.00US oh – did I forget to say that everything inside this collection is available in single form.

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 I do find a lot of brand not being so exclusive with PR packages anymore meaning that they send then out to writers, influencers and editors and then once reviews go up and the brand picks up a little speed, it’s available to the masses – seem to me that this happen after that silly rumor that influencers get better quality products in PR.

The entire Holiday Collection includes the Chasing Rainbows Shadow Palette, Dream Sequence Super Shock Highlighter Palette, Flying Colours Liquid Lip Vault, Double Rainbow Super Shock Shadow Kit, Dream Baby Dream Lippie Stix Kit, and brand new shades of Jelly Much Shadow and Glitter Obsessed Body Glitters. Now I know that that is a lot of items and I’m not going to write about a lot of it only a couple of the items that I received extras of because I don’t want to for hygienic reasons as one of you killer babes will win it along with the new iPhone XR.

So this will be a smaller review of a five minute read which I’m wanting to start to do more of because who has the time to sit and read, I’m also getting everything that I need for video set up and my move from WordPress  to my own domain and site is almost done, it will be happening into 2019.

Remember follow me on Instagram for your chance to win above items and check out my full ‘The Cut’ review ➡️ THE CUT | DERMAROLLER | MAKEUPANDTHECITY there is a lot of information.
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ABH HOLIDAY PR | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Hey guys,
as we get closer and closer to Christmas day, I kind of want to know – does anyone else start to feel, lethargic? It starts out I’m so excited, and happy for the holiday, it’s a fairy tale in motion almost, then, I’m in a endless line up of shoppers, endless family members, crazy drivers, I say it every year about giving my time to people who need it, or helping at a shelter or donating and I mean to do it but I always forget, and I know I’m not the only one who has the thought, we are always told, it’s the thought that counts, so that’s it then, I can feel good because I did have the thought to do it, so why do I feel lost this time of year. Just so everyone knows, I did go to the shelter and offer my time before it became the after thought of the year. I guess we need to keep the faith and don’t forget the reasons why, whatever your ‘why’ is.

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Anyway, let’s talk about the new PR out from Anastasia Beverly Hills – Which I believe is actually available to buy for you guys which is super cool! I am going to be donating these this year because everything that is in the PR is sold separately which means already have it from past launches or maybe I will do an Instagram giveaway but I am still doing the iPhone XR giveaway right now (BEAUTY NEWS / LIFE 101 / WINTER SKIN YOU’D KILL FOR / IPHONE XR GIVEAWAY (CANADA)| MAKEUPANDTHECITY) so we shall see what happens. I have also noticed that it seems to be a process to subscribe to a WordPress blog, if you don’t have any account.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ It’s about your stats, daily visits, views, what was read, there is also an option if you don’t make an account to just enter an email and you are sent a link anytime a post goes live – that is just as well because I still have disabled likes and comments for personal reason, unless you are a WordPress admin the your like / comment will show through no matter what but anyways I just wanted to let you know for the giveaway, my IG is more personal but I guess what is the point of that, follow me on Instagram if you want to win, and from new followers that is how I will choose the winner I will also screen record from the giveaway site so you see I’m being fair. 

So the holiday PR came in two boxes this year, and within the first box I opened I saw something that I thought Anastasia Beverly Hills should have done for along time now – a eyeshadow vault and it was really nicely done also. Unfortunately the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette Collection is a limited edition set of 4 iconic ABH eye shadow palettes: Modern Renaissance, Prism, Soft Glam and Subculture, companies always say that something is ‘limited edition’ and they always bring it back so I don’t want to say get it before it’s gone because it is sold out right now on the website, but they are restocking is so if it truly was limited, then it would be once it is gone, it’s gone but being restocked – feel me?

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➡️ Each palette contains 14 eye shadow shades, from essential neutrals and vibrant shimmer shades to bright pops of color and each palette includes a dual-ended brush and a large mirror inside its travel-friendly packaging.

➡️ ABH is committed to cruelty-free product formulation, testing, and development which is a huge plus within the beauty community and extended.

If you haven’t seen these palettes or don’t own them, lets break them down by each palette, Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette is more warm, romantic shades with intense color payoff. Prism Eye Shadow Palette is more universal neutrals and prismatic metallic shades and I personally love using this palette on set. Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette is pretty much an essential neutral palette works with all skin tones and the color payoff is beautiful. Subculture Eye Shadow Palette is more edgy, grungy mattes and bold metallic shades – there was a lot of hype around this palette and when it came out it was a little underwhelming. It sell’s for $90.00US which is extremely good savings.

Next was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Holiday Pyramid Collection with an assortment of 8 shades of ultra-reflective metallic cosmetic glitters for face, body and hair. The Pyramid also came with 3 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipsticks in limited-edition shades – And included 4 Mini Lip Glosses also in limited-edition shades which nice to get some new during the holidays from a brand – Vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free as well. This is available only online and sells for $150.00US, Packaging is a big plus because it is beautiful looks good on a vanity.

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Next I got 2, 10 piece Liquid Lips from sets from ABH and I’m not going to go to far into details because we all know what a liquid lip is by now and we all know how they apply them. What I will mention is there is two sets for Fair – Light skin tone (Containing 2 new nude shades and 8 favorite shades) and Medium – Deep. Containing 8 new nude shades and 2 favorite shades – Each lip color features ABH’s full-pigment liquid formula that applies seamlessly and dries down to a weightless matte finish for smudge-proof wearability. This sells for $60.00US, and it very much so worth the price point.

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There was 1 more item but I’m going to save it for a upcoming post, along with a promise made from a different post not to far back! Don’t forget to follow me on IG for your chance to win the giveaway, and try to do something nice for someone else! Love wins!

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THE CUT | DERMAROLLER | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Is it worth the price? Is it worth the hype? or will it get The Cut,

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Hey friends, Is everyone getting ready for the holidays? Putting up the tree? We all have so much to be thankful for even if we sometimes forget what it is exactly. I have found myself in the holiday mood once or twice – I have also thought about starting my own YouTube channel, with all the successful items one would need, well I guess you don’t need these items to be successful but for quality it helps to have appropriate lighting, a good camera that shoots 4K HD video and we can’t forget the background relating to who you are as a person, and trust me I tried to have a burning tree behind me but I ended up going to jail for a night for endangerment and being reckless, imagine that..

That going to jail and burning tree was obviously a joke, but I am sure, uh, hopeful that you all got that it was meant to be a joke! Moving on from that! Happy Friday everyone! so I was sent something that I was actually pretty interested in trying and have been for a while now but its one of those items that you think about or see and want to try but once it fades out of your mind, you forget, until you see it again and wonder why you forget in the first place! I assume you read that I’m talking about a DermRoller specifically the luxury and very, expensive Dermaroller and products within the brand, DermSpark, after reading the facts, doing my research and trying the product for three weeks, did it make the cut?

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ Optimal number needle count (162) ➡️ Durable and can be used 3 times a week for up to one year ➡️ Safe and easy to use ➡️ Significantly enhances infusion of important nutrients ➡️ Medical grade a-traumatic (non-traumatic) needles.

I first want to start off with Dermaroller vs. other rollers because Dermaroller sells for almost $400.00 Canadian but it also comes with Hyaluronic Acid Ampules and we will get into the other products  in a bit. I found myself doing a lot of research when I opened this box because I have no clue why I was sent this until I read it was sent to me in consideration of review so I had to see what made this roller better then say a $20.00 on off Amazon so I went ahead a bought one and found out there was a massive difference in the needles, one being in the separation of them, two being the sharpness, I have a litt le magnifier microscope that plus into my MacBook via USB – and I was kind of shocked at what I saw, the Dermaroller was smooth, there was not a lot of blood, and was ideal in the production of collagen. The Roller I got off Amazon looked horrible, there was a lot of blood and it just looked like I have scratches like an intense rug burn – I also saw that the needles on the Dermaroller were cut fine like a needle should be, and the Roller needles looked almost like staples. Also the way they handled was like night and day. So I do not recommend buying this online from Amazon if its something that you would like to try.

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Did it work? Yes, it did. It was so amazing actually for tone, pigmentation, I have a very strong jaw line and smile lines and I wont lie I thought about getting filler and Restylane and I mean lately I was thinking about it a lot because its a not so permeate way to get the look I want – but I have no need for that now, I understand that you’d love to wake up to glowing skin every morning, you might want to learn more about DermarollerDermaroller can help encourage your skin to create new collagen and elastin, helping your skin look plump, smooth, supple, and healthy. It rejuvenates by using tiny needles to puncture the top layer of your skin, which trigger collagen and elastin production.

➡️ Stimulates the regeneration of skin cells through light puncturing of the skin

➡️ Old skin cells are also removed

➡️ Skin becomes more radiant, complexion becomes more refined, and blackheads, spots and enlarged pores can be reduced

➡️ See brighter, fresher, younger-looking skin

With optimal needle count, the Home Care Roller by Dermaroller maximizes effectiveness, safety and comfort. Using the highest quality micro-needles from Germany, treatment with the Dermaroller is virtually painless. No lie. I also love that in addition to improving skin tone, Dermaroller can also reduce the appearance of scars, pore size, lines and insecurities. It can be combined with other treatments, such as Tarte Knock Out which is an acid treatment to resurface the skin, it’s a ten percent acid complex which can be kind of strong for some skin types, and let me tell you, it burns on it’s own but, oh god, after the Dermaroller it stings a bee, but my skin hasn’t looked this good in a very, very long time!

threeinhereSIDE NOTE ➡️ Dermaroller might not be right for you if you currently have active acne. The Dermaroller can easily spread bacteria over the skin, potentially causing breakouts, or making them a lot worse.

I was also sent Hyaluronic Acid Ampules which are incredible and these are the exact same vials as the plastic surgeons office, I thought that was pretty cool. They are perfectly formulated to deeply hydrate and support the natural moisture of the skin it also will bind with waters that fill spaces between collagen fibres, keeping them resilient and elastic.

➡️ The box comes with 30 ampules that contain 1.5ml each, for a total of 45 ml.

So I guess this would be the end, I hope that you guys like the longer more detail reviews in The Cut, I really want to see if the product(s) make The Cut – and yes DERMSPARK DERMAROLLER made The Cut! The last thing I would like to say is make sure if you’re not buying a Dermaroller due to the price point, please do your research because more get 1.5mm needles and that will destroy your skin from first go : it is recommended that for the first three months you use only 0.5mm needles and if, and only if you start to feel it isn’t working out as well you can then go up a size.

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LIFE IN HD – CATRICE – HD LIQUID COVERAGE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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If you guy’s remember, my post, where I came back and said I was really lost within work and just allowing my PR packages to build up, I would be so tired that I didn’t even feel like opening the darn box (HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION – PART TWO | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) typically being me I started from the more recent which is, dumb because I’m late to the party on this one, no actually I missed the party.. But I am writing about this current because Catrice is now available online at Shoppers.ca and also with be in over four hundred (400) doors across Canada by the end of February 2019 and since I am based in Canada, I’d like to take the opportunity to share this as most, or all wouldn’t know!

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So, today I will be talking about Catrice – HD liquid coverage which has been the talk of the beauty community when Catrice sent out their eighteen (18) shade PR box, I should also say this foundation also comes with some pretty crazy claims, but we will get into that – many and I mean many, say that this foundation is a dupe to Fenty Beauty, which I touch on a little on that in my post this morning.

The three (3) main claims of this foundation are ➡️ one (1) it last’s up to twenty-four hours without the need for touch up ➡️ two (2) the product is supposed to act as if it’s second skin ➡️ three (3) it’s completely vegan and mattifying and the only reason I’m feeling a need to mention that is the whole twenty-four hours with no touch up, will it keep you completely matte for that long? Let’s find out. Catrice is one of the most affordable makeup brands (beside Essence, owned by Cosnova inc. which also owns Catrice) that is available in drugstore and their prices are not as expensive as compared to L’Oréal and some other brands – it’s a lightweight and non-oily texture that feels like a really does feel like second skin. Provides a long-lasting full coverage without mask effect and creates an even complexion.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Dermatologically tested, Vegan, Dropper bottle and comes with standard thirty (30) millilitres.

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There is of course three (3) standard undertones Cool– silver jewelry looks best on you. Your veins appear to be blue and purple. Neutral – both silver and gold looks nice on you. Your veins appear to be green and blue. Warm – gold jewelry is your go too. Your veins appear green.

The packaging is not cheap at all – it feels like a luxury foundation and performs like one also, and it’s only $10.99 – and I have a code that will save you 20% if you use it at catricecosmetics.com which I will add at the bottom of outro – no I do not made commission off of this code I just thought it would be nice for you. Also new subscribers will have a chance to win all eighteen shades!
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As for the Fenty Beauty dupe claims, well they both have the same ingredients in the exact same order, and to be honest the think Catrice is better then the Fenty by a long shot, especially in the price range! I was going to do a entire post about this but a lot of people beat me too it! so I will link in one of those comparisons here – I think over all, this foundation is a true win win, all of the claim are true and it’s dropper packaging is so perfect and on trend for right now.

As for the twenty-four hours hold check back within a couple of day and I will do a twenty-four hours wear test with photos and I will not touch it up in anyway, I’m not the type to wear foundation like I would just use the dropper and put it in areas of the face that I would want to conceal – I guess we will see the outcome! so check back!

Don’t forget to check out Catrice on social @CATRICE.US and save 20% off their website with the code LifeInHD at checkout.
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NARS HOLIDAY 2018 x MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DYNAMIC DUOS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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So, well summer coming to an ending finally and my type of weather rolls in such as, fall and winter I’ve devoted time to include a some new series within MAKEUPANDTHECITY, the first one being ‘dynamic duos’ so two products that marry together really well, because let’s face it, makeup can be a tad bit touchy, I mean you find the perfect foundation then you add a concealer that doesn’t work properly with the other product, so it starts to ball off or it completely removes the previous step once applied.

Believe it or not this is a common makeup mishap and it takes time to marry the correct items and since moving and well, all the other secrets that will come out, I’ve been added to many many more pr lists as I’ve actually started to work with a company that helps me to get my personal name out there and my blog. Within this series there will be high end and also drug store items stent to me for review.

Today’s DYNAMIC DUOS ➡️ TOM FORD foundation plus concealer and PRETTY VULGAR detox and chill lava water foundation primer(this primer is new, and will be in stores September 10/18)but you can’t check it out on PRETTY VULGARS website as of now!

TOM FORD FOUNDATION PLUS CONCEALER ➡️ A full-coverage, waterproof foundation that also functions as an effective concealer to hide noticeable imperfections.

A flawless complexion is essential to the TOM FORD face. TOM FORD’s first full-coverage, waterproof formula conceals flaws as both a comfortable, breathable foundation with a naturally radiant finish and an effective concealer that hides noticeable imperfections—from darkness under the eyes to blemishes on the skin. This hybrid formula withstands harsh weather conditions such as heat, humidity, and water while maintaining an even complexion.

For me and for the five (5) mix of men and woman I gave this to try (they did know know the brand, finish or type of makeup only that it was a foundation) all kinda said the same thing that it was a nice application, it somewhat hide pores and imperfections but overall did what you would assume a foundation to do until a couple of hours it began to split and become a little caked where the skin wanted to start to produce oil, being a waterproof formula it was hard for the oils to cut through the foundation – which you’d think wouldn’t be an issue since oil is a good way to take waterproof makeup off therefore it would be able to cut through the makeup and sit on top. By the end of the day two (2) our of three (3) noticed that it became very caked on the face and offered a minimal coverage, three of them notice it settling in fine lines, laugh lines, and one (1) of the five (5) used an oil-sheet and it completely removed that patch of foundation.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ results came out pretty much the same during three days and the foundation did not cause any breakouts to oily/acne prone skin!

PRETTY VULGAR detox and chill LAVA water primer ➡️ Reap the many benefits of our Detox and Chill lava water foundation primer by applying the unique charcoal formula on to your skin and watch the color transform into a sheer veil of colorless perfection as it is absorbed. This exotic primer will not only increase the wear time of your makeup, but will provide you with smooth, supple and hydrated skin with its gel like texture that transforms into a cooling burst of antioxidant-rich water beads. The formula also contains blurring and charcoal powders to promote oil absorption & detoxified skin. Overall appearance and condition of your skin will improve due to the high concentration of purified volcanic water enriched with essential minerals obtained from the incredibly lush ecosystem of the Jeju Islands.

So just from reading the description above wouldn’t pairing the two fix all of the issues that we had with the stand alone TOM FORD foundation, giving them the samples jars with the DETOX AND CHILL and TOM FORD foundation over three days and here’s what I found, all five (5) saw an immediate improvement in their skin after applying the primer,

SIDE NOTE ➡️ some would get out of the shower and apply face cream followed by DETOX AND CHILL and some would wait till they were ready to start makeup application or in just tee zone.

The primer made a huge difference, and I know what you’re going to say, that’s what primers are supposed to do but I tried this with three (3) other primers and one (1) of my five (5) had the YSL blur primer and found that they had to be careful with application due to the foundation would start to ball off the skin and it wouldn’t leave an even base.

Everyone had a very similar experience with TOM FORD and PRETTY VULGAR it just melts into the skin and works with the ingredients very well, any problems we faced with the foundation seemed to be taken care of just in the description of DETOX and CHILL so these two products marry very well together and I hope they never get a divorce!

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