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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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Lots has happen since I took my break from writing, for example I was able to get myself onto so many more PR lists!

Today I’m going to talk about the best and worst of Tom Ford makeup and skin care. This will become a little series on my blog that I’ll do weekly, +BEST and -WORST and I am pretty excited to start off with Tom Ford as they recently sent me a large bag full or face and body products with me to come!

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The best products so far that I’ve been sent are, number one (1) would have to be by far the older Traceless Foundation with SPF fifteen (15) I absolutely love the way the bottle feels in your hand, and how it’s got the old school Tom Ford look.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I believe that they are going to discontinue this product once they sell through as they have the Traceless Perfecting foundation with SPF fifteen (15) also with the modern packaging and sized dispenser.

The coverage is a little more medium, definitely isn’t full coverage but it can get there with the use of concealer. It’s for all skin types but isn’t the best if you have oily skin but don’t worry, there is a saving grace. This foundation features the skin-nourishing Tom Ford infused complex. This foundation features micronized pigments to achieve seamless and undetectable coverage, while the Infusing Complex nurtures the skin and helps support natural cellular vitality. The foundation offers sheer to medium coverage with a luminous finish.

Price : $87.00US

Next would have to be the Concealing pen which is the number one (1) concealer for under the eyes and creating a cut contour! It’s designed with an unique applicator, the Tom Ford concealing pen delivers an undetectable finish as it camouflages under-eye circles, areas of uneven skin tone, and redness.

If you’re looking for a kick ass concealer that can match up to the price. This is the concealer for you!

Price : $54.00US

Full coverage waterproof ‘concealer’ foundation the reason that I have concealer in quotes is because I still find that you have to use a concealer when you use this product but with that said it is one of the best for oily skin types, it’s not going anywhere, 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.

Price : $104.00(US)

Check back for part two (2) tomorrow!

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I’m back | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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WOW – Fist off let me just say that I’ve missed you guys like crazy! Buying a home and starting and family is no laughing matter.

So much has happen, but I will get into that as the daily blogging begins again.

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DECIEM – THE ABNORMAL BEAUTY COMPANY | MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️

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So, some of this brands well – more so one of these products from this brand I almost 99.8% sure if you know makeup you will know this product, but, we will get there soon! I actually never really experienced this brand for their skincare which is absolutely amazing and guess what guys, mega affordable!

The product that I am referring too is the Serum Foundation of The Abnormal Beauty company, yep! this is the $7.00CAD foundation that took the makeup world by storm but this isn’t where it stops they have a full range of amazing skin care, body care, and beauty enhancement care, They are a Toronto based company so I happen to be lucky enough to work with the brand be added to the PR list which I couldn’t be more thrilled about! Moving on ➡ Not only is this Serum Foundation affordable but it also comes in twenty-two (22) shades which is awesome for the company to do! The foundations are really blendable and pigmented – dare I say it rivals Dior skin forever!

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The next product I wanted to call attention to is Photography Fluid, opacity 12% and let me just tell you that this product is an absolute must-have for you, your friends, your sister, your brother and even his friends as it can be worn alone to even out the skin, and blemishes and add a healthy glow to the skin that we all crave and want with makeup ➡ ph 6.00-7.00 ➡ alcohol-free 
 ➡ nut-free ➡ vegan ➡ a novel approach to creating a foundation for skin that reflects even radiance in life and very specifically through the camera lens, this instant treatment is serum-textured but contains a wide array of light refracting prisms, tone and hue correctors and topical photo-finishing technologies to offer even radiance within seconds.

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BOBBI BROWN BBU PRO FACE AND LIP PALETTE(S) *GIVEAWAY| MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️

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Bobbi Brown has been around since 1991 (yep, the year I was born) and since releasing her ten (10) lipsticks has been absolutely killing the makeup game, not only makeup cosmetics but Brown has written eight (8) books about makeup and beauty – showing that there is more makeup is always evolving and growing and if you can’t stay current you’ll be left behind.

If you missed my last post (BOBBI BROWN – ESSENTIAL 5-IN-1 FACE PALETTE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️) I talked about her makeup manual which actually features these items I’ll be speaking about today, I will say if you are a professional artist or just love makeup this post is more for you – as a self-taught artist Bobbi Brown has helped me a lot. Most will see the price tag and try to find something similar for cheaper which I will include a couple of the same type products ➡️ note the products I’ll be speaking about are from BH COSMETICS and they were sent to me via PR but I have yet to try them or give an honest opinion I will just link for those who do not have $250.00US for a face palette and $250.00US for a lip palette.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ If you are a PRO artist I will include Bobbi Browns credit program.

The BBU Palette is the perfect option for anyone who wants a super-portable all-in-one face palette for all skin tones. In addition to our full range of Correctors and Creamy Concealers, it features Bobbi Brown’s original Skin Foundation Stick in our signature yellow-toned shades. It’s especially ideal for photo shoots, weddings, and runway shows. 

LIMITED EDITION – BBU PRO FACE PALETTE – price $250.00US
Palette Features:
➡️ THIRTEEN (13) Corrector shades (.04oz./1.2g each)
➡️ FOURTEEN (14) Creamy Concealer shades (.03 oz./ 1.1g each)
➡️ TWENTY (20) Skin Foundation Stick shades (.05 oz./ 1.7g each)

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I was completely blown away by the quality of the palette as when most companies decide to do a palette like this it always ends up not being the same as the original products but that is not the case – they are all exactly the same as the original products.

BBU PRO LIP PALETTE – $250.00US
Palette features:
You asked, Bobbi listened. The much-loved Artist Palette for Lips is back boasting 54 shades (that’s a dozen more than before). Features four different formulas for lips and includes a Retractable Lip Brush. Lip formulas include 23 Lip Color shades, 11 Rich Lip Color shades, and 20 Creamy Lip Color shades all in a sleek made-for-pros kit. Designed with a labeled interior divider to keep colors organized-including Bobbi Brown’s Top 10-so you can mix and make endless looks.

A portable palette that’s easy to use on-set or simply on-the-go.

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To put it simply – It’s an absolute must-have for any makeup lover or professional artist who’s working on set, fashion, bridal even special FX.

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Make sure you hit that subscribe button for a chance to win either the face or lip palette, I will let it be the choice of the winner and there will be three (3) different winners and as I said all you have to do is be subscribed. PLEASE NOTE – This giveaway is for NEW subscribers only and there is an extra one (1) added for exsisting subscribers!

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BOBBI BROWN – ESSENTIAL 5-IN-1 FACE PALETTE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY™️

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So everyone knows who Bobbi Brown is in the world of makeup, of course.  I remember when I was just starting out as I am a self-taught artist I did own a copy of her book Bobbi Brown MAKEUP MANUAL and it did teach me a lot of little tips and tricks that I use to this date, so I am very happy to say that there will be a future collaboration but IF you know me, you’d know that for so, so long, I have been searching for a travel palette for just complexion and I mean, not blush, slide out shadows, just concealer, powder and maybe a bronzer would be ideal. BOOM Bobbi Brown comes out with my dream palette – almost as if she knew me and many others out there would benefit from this!

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In comes, ➡️ ESSENTIAL 5-IN-1 FACE PALETTE I was so shocked and happy to have open this and not only that but to have the Bobbi Brown personalize five (5) of them for me and, MAKEUPANDTHECITY is just so nice and amazing. See perfect skin in a snap – this all-in-one palette has everything you need to ace your base.

It’s amazing for travel and touch-ups, this coordinated five-in-one face palette contains all the products you need to perfect skin: Corrector to brighten and neutralize under eye discoloration; Creamy Concealer to lighten and even out under eye skin tone; Skin Foundation Stick for a seamless, natural skin-like finish; and Sheer Finish Pressed Powder to set makeup for all-day wear. Plus, there’s Bronzing Powder for a touch of flattering warmth. Sounds good to me! What do you guys think?

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ It’s always better to start with a Corrector to brighten and neutralize under eye discoloration, beginning at the inner corner of eyes where skin tends to be darkest. Layer on Creamy Concealer, gently patting or use a brush to blend the product out. Apply Skin Foundation Stick all over the face, or just where needed. Set makeup with a light dusting of Sheer Finish Pressed Powder; then sweep Bronzer on the high points of the face – cheekbones, forehead, nose, and chin.

WHATS BEING SAID…
➡️ “SO CONVENIENT, SO PERFECT”
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➡️ “SIMPLICITY AT ITS BEST!”
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SUBSCRIPTION​ BAGS – IPSY, IS IT WORTH IT? |MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I’ve been pretty interested in these ‘mystery’ subscription boxes lately so I reached out to a couple of the ‘top’ monthly subscription bags to see if they would allow me to do the process and receive it the mail in the exact time frame that all of you would have to wait also.

So IPSY is apparently one of the best, they want to reinvent the way that you experience a subscription bag because they personalize down to, tone, hair and eye color. Which I will say are factors for finding the right makeup for you.

But just how much care goes into the screening process, or is it hit and miss because I selected I was fair and go a sample eye concealer that was in shade DARK and yeah that was one (1) of my five (5) personalized products, I wasn’t shocked per say as I didn’t have much hope in it. There were two full-size products, a double-ended brush, and a highlighter which I did like. I guess these bags are just hit or miss, one month you could love it all and the other you could hate it all. If you’d like to read about IPSY more click here to go to their about me.

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Are subscription bags worth it? I guess it depends on you – like you like samples and like to try semi-new to new products then yes – most are only $10.00/per month ($15.00 in Canada) I will not be going ahead a starting a subscription just because it’ll be one more thing that I won’t need – and we can all relate.
They do always come with a themed bag based on a charity or cause from what I am gathering which is nice to see. So there are many reasons why a service like this works and a lot of reason why it doesn’t make much sense! but hey, you be the judge!

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