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Beauty news first ➡️ Estée Lauder announces new Global Beauty Director!

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.”

About Violette    

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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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x SMASHBOX – next chapter in MASTER CLASS! ★ exclusive ★

What’s up makeupandthecity, 

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 (11iridescent 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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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x HOURGLASS – number one foundation and liquid lips, plus, let’s talk. 

Sup makeupandthecity, 

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

If you’re interested in checking the liquid lips out click here. Too go and check out the rest of the HOURGLASS collection click right here


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MAKEUP 101 | BURBERRY BEAUTY | THE COMPLEXION

So I will be full honest with you guys just as I always am, I was sent this product(s) to review in sponsor – so that means that I will be getting paid for my review and time.  In one (1) way or another I do get paid for the posts that you read. If you don’t want to read my work due to that fact then please head over to the website or visit a counter. Burberry beauty is very expensive to buy out of pocket but keep reading for money savings – of course I’ll hook you all up if I can

Burberry Cashmere foundation. Echoing the understated luxury of our made-in-Scotland cashmere scarves, the liquid foundation delivers a long-lasting, flawless complexion wrapped in cashmere-like comfort and comfort is definitely the word you would want to use when talking about this foundation and it’s infused with Burberry’s signature English blend of rosehip, tea, and lavender. 

It’s so buildable and blendable, the creamy texture melts on to the skin for a soft-matte finish thats lightweight and feels like a primer, it is weatherproof which is great for the summer months, and when I say waterproof I mean it goes no where last swimming I wanted the flawless coverage but I didn’t want to feel like I was wearing a mask so I quickly applied this to my face, when I came out of the water nothing on my face changed which was a huge plus. 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ yes this Burberry foundation is waterproof but I wouldn’t recommend going swimming in a pool or chemically treated water because it does make the foundation come off in a bit of a strange way so I would, uh, stick to fresh water.  

Burberry Cashmere foundation features SPF 20 to shield against the damaging effects of UVB rays but as we should know by now – you still want to carry a spray SPF with you because the SPF in foundation odds are will not even last your makeup routine. You can now get dry spray or setting sprays with SPF in them. 

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ the FDA approves companies to say on the bottle that there is SPF 100 when really after SPF 50 it doesn’t do anything, but there is really no way to prove this according to the FDA even though it has been proven – believe it or not studies have been done in the past month against sunscreen from so many brands and the one that came back the best and to stay the longest is the Walmart brand Equate, go figure. 

Burberry cashmere foundation comes in a 30ml pump bottle with the beautiful Burberry stitching across the lid which they are famous for and it was made in France, its elegant, sleek and masculine packaging that’s very mess proof – there is no annoying fragrance in fact it is fragrance free so again it opens the doors to a lot of customers with scent allergies and sensitive skin, it’s made without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates – it is also oil-free. 

The pump dispenses the perfect amount to do half of your face depending on your method of applicationI would actually not recommend a primer for this foundation only a little under the eye area and around the nose, Burberry did a good job at creating this foundation it does not show off fine lines, pores or imperfections in anyway or in any light. 

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THE PRICE | $65.00CAD

Burberry Cashmere Concealer delivers a soft-matte flawless finish and long-lasting cashmere-like comfort as the foundation does. A little bit of a down side is you only get 2.5ml in each component but you truly do not need a lot so do you think it’s worth the price point? Burberry cashmere concealer is made in Italy not like the foundation, made in France

You will have six (6) colours too choose from a couple of them are pretty universal shades, I wish that there was more shades to choose from but I think Burberry knows who their target audience is. 

With its unique and effortless soft-fabric applicator, the creamy, full-coverage concealer effortlessly conceals imperfections and dark circles, it builds and blends with flawless, long-lasting results. I did a little test to see just how long wearing it was I applied it under just one eye after eye cream at night before I was going to sleep, I didn’t let it touch down to the pores but when I woke up, under my eye, well, it didn’t move. It looked flawless and actually looked like it improved with wear of the product which is really good I love when a company can create a product that actually starts to look better on the skin five (5) hours later – and that you don’t really have to touch up very much. The Burberry Cashmere Concealer is also very very hydrating which is really nice when applied under the eyes and areas where you find that you get a little more dry. 

PRO TIP ➡️ Summer road trip? Travel? You can pack only the Burberry Cashmere Concealer and use it as a foundation stick to bring life back into your skin. Just dot onto the face and the use the sponge ball applicator on the end to lightly buff into the skin. 

The packaging is pretty neat. Unfortunately, the puff isn’t removable if you wish to wash it. This could be a potential issue with bacteria so make sure you apply your cap onto it when finished. It’s a twist to release pen so twist the bottom and the concealer flows into the puff. You can swipe the puff under eyes or dab over imperfections and blend using a little blending bush I would still recommend a patting motion.  

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THE PRICE | $42.00CAD 

Burberry Cashmere Compact delivers an instantly flawless complexion wrapped in cashmere-like comfort just like the other product in the line. You get 13g of product in each compact and they are refillable which is nice as long as you keep your compact in good condition and is made in the USA – The ultra-soft, full-coverage compact foundation conceals   imperfections and unifies skin tone for a flawless complexion with a soft-matte finish and doesn’t move all day. It stays right in place which I love so much about the Burberry beauty. 

SPF 20 also 

The weatherproof formula delivers all-day long-lasting wear without drying the skin yes this also claims to be waterproof but I don’t think the ingredient the used to make the liquid waterproof, had the same effect when added to a pressed powder formula. 

The soft sponge enhances application and effortlessly builds and blends the formula and it is double sided just like a lot of the sponges now a day but this sponge is different one side you apply the pressed foundation and then flip over the sponge and pat over areas that you thing you look a little cakey or powdery and it will take it away so in a couple of ways you won’t need a setting spray with this product. 

Available in six (6) shades to match all skin tones. Also contains Burberry’s signature blend of rosehip, tea and lavender. But again I can’t help but wish that there were more shades – I am not saying in anyway that you will have an issue finding a shade that it perfect for you because you will and it will look flawless

The Burberry Cashmere Compact foundation DOES come fragranced, it does smell really really nice – it’s 100% a unisex fragrance which is nice if you’re a dude who likes to apply a compact powder foundation and not go crazy with the makeup application. The scent is a natural scent also so it should be okay for anyone with sensitive skin or allergies. 

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THE PRICE | $62.00CAD



Like all Burberry products, the Burberry Cashmere Compact are packaged impeccably. The compacts are sturdy and emblazoned with the traditional Burberry print. Each compact is also embossed with the Burberry name

Overall the products are wonderful and completely worth the price – you can buy the in single or buy the complextion perfection

Each Burberry beauty product comes in a cashmere dust cloth as well.