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JUNE FAVOURITES – 2017

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It really makes me happy when I’m out and someone says that they know me from my blog and they love the raw feeling also when I’m told that if it wasn’t for me they wouldn’t know what a certain brand was. I love that so much! So much time and energy goes into writing and I try too think of ways to make it more fun for you guys and to take you closer to the world of makeup and my life because – we don’t live perfect lives (I mean clearly you know I keep it one hundred with you) and so I’m going answer some questions while I talk about June favourites! 

I have been a little depressed lately so maybe this will help me because I find when I’m sad, or upset – the best thing to do is channel it into creativity. Sometimes you close your eyes and can block it out. 

Also I love that you guys listen to the music while reading the blog post before we get into it also I wanna just say there’s a little interview about me and MAKEUPANDTHECITY in the September issue of GAYTIMES MAGAZINE and thank you guy so much for getting MAKEUPANDTHECITY on the top one hundred list of print beauty blogs. 

So for JUNE I was sent a lot more PR because JULY 3rd is my birthday so brands just want to reach out and say happy birthday and give you a nice little gift or gift card – it depends.  

So VICHY came out with three face masks that are absolutely amazing – they help to keep your skin clear and take away environmental stress on the skin through the month of JUNE I found myself using the peel off mask called DOUBLE GLOW PEEL MASK which is amazin’ for the skin. 

It’s the first mineral mask with volcanic stone and AHA to gently peel off dead cells for a refined skin texture for a bright and luminous tone. This fresh watery gel has a light fragrance of peach which is so relaxing itself, white musk and black tea for a pleasurable masking experience.

Next would absolutely have to be SMILE SCIENCES they are such a solid brand with benefits better then professional whitening and I have never ever seen my teeth as white as they are now. 

Zero sensitivity • vegan • whitens caps, crowns, and porcelain veneers • with worldwide shipping and superior customer service, Smile Sciences is the go-to, at-home teeth whitening system to a wide array of clientele: from celebrities, top international beauty bloggers and socialites; to busy parents, teachers and on-the-go business executives.

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ I started the ball rolling on incorporating smile sciences into makeup artists kits and have them on set for a whiten boost with the Oh Hello kit that plus the LED trays right into your phone and can be washed and reused on clientele. Check out Oh Hello right here. 

USE CODE ➡️ HELLOCAMERON for 50% your Oh Hello kit (when not on sale) 

USE CODE ➡️ CAMERONMICHAEL for 90% the original kit pictured about sold for $299.00 (when not on sale) click here to check it out.

Note ➡️ using the code is better then any sale they have. I’m also aware that we all want whiter teeth, it doesn’t matter who you are or for what reason so a lot of research went into picking who I was going to partner with for this. Happy whitening guys and remember keep smiling 😁

This beauty Gucci ring which I wanted to get for quite some time and someone saw that at L’Oréal luxe and sent me it for my birthday thinking it was JUNE 3rd still none the less so amazing and so beautiful! It’s metal with aged palladium finish and  green Swarovski crystals and the box it came it! Wow, it looked like snake skin but not it’s really hard to describe but nonetheless thank you L’Oréal luxe. 

Next is for sure the MAKEUP FOREVER HD PR VAULT which I was a little late to open but still so amazing and you guys don’t even understand how far some of the PR packages go, I just got a PR package with a pair of glitter roller skates in it alone with the products which you’ll see very soon! 

Anyone in the makeup and beauty world know the HD line from MAKEUP FOREVER and I don’t think I need to say very much other then it’s dependable, buildable, just won for best under eye concealer. 

➡️ If you’d like a shade match, and receive a foundation, concealer, HD POWDER, lip and skin booster – just comment or email why you’ve been late to the HD party and I’ll pick a few of you to send out some too!

And my last favourite for this month is YOU, you reading right now, my subscribers and viewers I know 44% of you view and don’t subscribe so hit the follow button and be a party of the makeupandthecity famjam

All you comments and input actually means a lot to me and when I hit two million subscribers I’m going to have a massive giveaway – I also haven’t forgot about the MacBook give away, I had picked the 15th of July to do it since it was also a day I was going to announce something very special! 



Touchin’ base / makeup / new partnerships / smile sciences 

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First off I’d like to say thank you for all the amazing PR companies that sent me gifts for my birthday! Yeah July 3rd was my birthday! Looking back I kinda can’t believe how crazy my life has been – so many ups and so many downs. This is just going to be a chit chat post and some amazing products of course. 

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Accidents happen, misunderstandings happen – so why am I feelings almost betray by you. I unconditionally gave you all of me and my love and you just allowed me to go down the path I went when you could have just said at any time, I think you misunderstood me, I’m going to give you a call. I wish that’s what would have happen. 

So moving on to the makeup reviews I post and the brands that I work with, just like other influencers there is a lot of products that you don’t see, or companies that I won’t talk about because their products are not on brand with me and when a company reaches out to partnership with me, I honestly think to myself, oh this offer is cool, I’m sure my subscribers would want 80% off this amazing product and I make sure I look into the company, read the history of the company and more importantly, does the product work?   

For example SMILE SCIENCES is an amazing teeth whitening system that you can do at home, but, have the same if not better results then professional whitening – and I did just do a little introduction post for SMILE SCIENCES to my blog and you can click here to check that out – it also explains my forward thinking plan for the future and my partnership with SMILE SCIENCES. 

I did so much homework on four different at home whitening kits that all wanted to work with me on this idea because, well, it’s pretty darn cool if you ask me. 

What made me choose SMILE SCIENCES vs. the competitors, a huge thing for me was they were able to create a formula that would offer powerful prescription-grade results, with no sensitivity, all while professionally whitening teeth and removing stains from caps, crowns, and porcelain veneers.

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ SMILE SCIENCES is 100% cruelty-free and vegan, not only is SMILE SCIENCES gentle on teeth, it is gentle to the environment, kosher, FDA registered and made in the USA.

They offer worldwide shipping and superior customer service, SMILE SCIENCES is the go-to, at-home teeth whitening system to a wide array of clientele : from celebrities • top international beauty bloggers • socialites • busy parents • teachers • on-the-go business executives • anyone and everyone. 

This is the original mint flavour kit (also comes in bubble gum) and it costs $300.00 but at check out USE the code CAMERONMICHAEL for 90% off – that is so massive. The results after just using it one time also is so intense, every kit comes with a shade guide just so you know! 

This is the amazing OH HELLO kit where the LED light actually plugs into your phone to power it – it’s the most powerful light that they have. USE CODE HELLOCAMERON for 50% off this kit. 

➡️ just so you know codes and coupons cannot be applied when having a sale so I would wait till after the Fourth of July sale to be over. 

Check out what SMILE SCIENCES has to offer right here! 

Don’t forget about the product of the month is the side bar or at the bottom of the page – if you’re going to buy, buy from that portal because I personally select five (5) travel size products for you guys along with some that you get to choose – plus you get a card for 20% off TOO FACED which works online and in store. 

I also have some other really exciting news but I legally can’t speak about it just yet but when I can it’s going to blow you guys away.  

Also I kinda wanna do a little Q&A – if you want to leave a comment with a question please do so or email my assistant the questions at ➡️ kevinmakeupandthecity@gmail.com and nothing is off limits! 

The full Artis review will be updated also from taking them on set, to self use. The unique washing pad, are there brushes worth so much money, are easy to use. You can find that post here!

Thank you so much to all of you who trust in my opinion and trust that I’m not just being paid to promote products or brands that I do not like because I wouldn’t do that!  Oh hey! I did get my first PR paid trip offer – details to come on that! 

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So I was thinking as a influencer, MUA (makeup artist), creator, and media and publicity manager I thought to myself what can I do to elevate and do something different that others are not doing – so I was doing a little (a damn lot) research about teeth whitening because I thought to myself while on set why not incorporate teeth whitening as an option for clients just as we apply makeup, it wasn’t until I messaged a friend who is on set quite frequently and asked her if your MUA or set PA offered you a fifteen minute teeth whitening when getting your eyeshadow applied which lead me to find out that her biggest insecurities on set are being overly photoshopped (not my department) and her teeth not being as while as she would like. 

💥 BOOM 💥 – just as I thought – I guess that’s why I do what I do. Innovation. Even better I cannot find anyone who is doing this, or, talking about it so that lead me to start looking at the different brands out there who thinks like me as has the results, I’m not going to mention other brands because I don’t want to bring attention to them and that’s the honest truth. I ended up contacting smile sciences for the reason that not only do they whiten real teeth but also removing stains from caps, crowns, and porcelain veneers which let’s keep it one hundred – most famous people have, heck, even a lot of not famous people, my two front teeth are fake due to texting and laying down and dropping my iPhone on my teeth. 

So I contacted smile sciences and they agreed to partner with me for this and agree that this opportunity isn’t offered and should be!

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ smile sciences will whiten your teeth up to ten shades in just twenty minutes. lemme pick my jaw up off the floor. 

I am so happy that I thought outside of the box to keep things fresh and keep reinventing the social and beauty world – keep it going full speed into the future. 

These kits retail for $300.00-$400.00 unless you catch a sale or have a code which I believe MAKEUPANDTHECITY will be getting a code for all my beautiful subscribers, so make sure you subscribe to get notified when this post is updated. 

With being 100% cruelty-free and vegan, not only is Smile Sciences gentle on teeth, it is gentle to the environment, kosher, FDA registered and made in the USA. With worldwide shipping and superior customer service, Smile Sciences is the go-to, at-home teeth whitening system to a wide array of clientele: from celebrities, top international beauty bloggers and socialites; to busy parents, teachers and on-the-go business executives. There is zero sensitivity which a huge plus. 

They also have a whitening system that works for EVERYONE even if your literally plugged into your phone like me. 


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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.

MAKEUPANDTHECITY x LA PRAIRIE – most expensive press samples I’ve ever been sent. 

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So I have about 20 min to myself right yes it’s 2:35am lord! Creating makeup lines are no jokes at all! My god – but that’s for another day. I one think I did want to say is TOO FACED came out with an amazing does all prime, set and refresh spray called hang over RX – click the little picture to go to the buying in the side bar (down at the bottom depending on you’re on a computer / iPhone / iPad) and buy it! It is going to change the way you set your makeup, plus you guys know I’ve hooked it up for you. 

When you click through the link I don’t think I’m supposed to say but whatever I did ask if my followers could have a little cute makeup bag with ten (10) to fifteen (15) deluxe samples! Better then a 10$ off code and this is just to hook up my subscribers and followers I am not making money off you buying from that link but you won’t get the special section of offers from me otherwise ➡️

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So I was sent a little heavy of a box and I was confuse and what was inside of it and I didn’t recognize the sender, so I opened it up and it was from LA PRAIRIE which is a brand from Switzerland they are a very very lunxry line from the packaging right down to the caviare ingredients! 

Now – I believe this is some sort of collection from the company but I’m not entirely sure I can see that they are not old products but they are not new so many it’s just a re-launch or promotional focus. 

Ah so I get it this is there caviare line so all of the products within the lines first ingredient is caviare. 

This is just going to be first impressions and I’ll update it as I go – so the first thing I opened was a Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15 which was kinda cool because the concealer was in the cap and I know that it’s not a new concept and when you twist the lid comes up and feels extremely nice in the hand and has like plastic typic spatula to dot the foundation onto your skin and it all sits nicely on a component complete with a brush! Sweet touch there. 

Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation offers full, natural-looking coverage with SPF 15 protection and a dewy finish. A perfectly matched concealer camouflages under-eye darkness and deeper flaws while helping to support skin elasticity. The foundation and concealer formulas are infused with caviar extracts for lifting and firming benefits. It includes a foundation sponge and precision concealer brush in addition to a 2x magnifying mirror in the cap. 

I’m noticing also that a lot more companies are making the mirrors in their compacts have magnification now. I wonder if that’s for a reason or just to help us to feel more insecure! 

PURCHASE ➡️ $335.00 for 1oz

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DID YOU KNOW ➡️ La Prairie skin care, makeup and fragrance represent an exquisite fusion of Swiss science, art and rare ingredients. The brand traces its origins to 1930s Switzerland, where a doctor at Clinique La Prairie pioneered cellular anti-aging therapies. La Prairie became the first brand to apply this research to skin care, infusing collections with their exclusive Cellular Complex.



Skin Caviar Liquid Lift Serum feels really nice on the skin and gives it immediate results, it does smell a bit fishy but it’s masked very well, the scent isn’t over powering at all. 

Past damage recedes as existing cells are rejuvenated and new ones are super-charged, nourished and protected. Skin appears lifted and taut. Firming caviar extract gives the look and feeling of an instant lift while the brand’s exclusive Cellular Complex allows skin cells to become rejuvenated and thrive.

A little bit goes a long way with product so remember that if you come across it or buy it you don’t have to use a lot at all. 

PRICE ➡️ $777.00 for 1.7oz 

If you’d like to take a look at the ingredients or any other information including to purchase then click  here ladies and gentlemen.

‘Skin Caviar’ Luxe Cream I absolutely love this cream so much, it’s that cream that you are hoping will come along one day and when it does it’s amazing! Dries and absorbed so quickly into the skin – does not have an over powering smell at all! And the texture is absolutely amazing, it minimizes pores almost immediately (I don’t have large pores but what pores I could see on my nose are gone!) I don’t feel sweaty or overburdened by the skin care products in my regimen during the day or at night.

This lavish cream by La Prairie is legendary. It is a lifting and firming phenomenon infused with caviar extract to help support natural contours, profoundly improving the appearance of skin’s elasticity and tone. Unique proteins create a transformative satiny smoothness and a silken texture, while the brand’s exclusive Cellular Complex allows skin cells to become rejuvenated and thrive. Skin is firmed and lifted.

PRICE ➡️ $625.00 for 1.7oz

$1,350 for 3.4oz

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x VICHY – IDÉALIA

How’s it going makeupandthecity, 

  Today I thought it would be nice to talk to you about what I use on my face after I wash it with moving from one (1) city to another city with even more construction (dust) cars, buildings and people (pollution) I would always say it’s good to wash your face AM and PM for different reasons, of course you want to get rid of all your makeup, dirt, dead skin and the the city off of your face before you go to sleep. When you wake up you will have oils, dead skin cells, sweat, and dust that you will want to wash off to start fresh – on a microscopic level if you saw what was on your skin after a busy day and in the morning you’d want to scream! 

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VICHY IDÉALIA is for younger skin with first signs of aging including – fine lines, visible pores and dull complexion – chances are you didn’t realize that these were your first signs of aging. The Idéalia range improves skin radiance and minimizes the look of fine lines as well as pores when your regular skincare just isn’t cutting it anymore.


You can really use any face wash that you like or have fallen in love with but don’t forget it’s very easy for your skin to get used to a product, so you might want to switch it up, every couple of months or so, you can always go back to what you love! 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ don’t forget that hard water pressure can cause negative effects on the skin! For a cleanser that helps remove imperfections, impurities and help again the negative effect of hard water click here for an amazing cleanser for only twenty dollars ($20.00)


VICHY IDÉALIA RADIANCE BOOSTING SERUM is an absolute must! You will fall in love with the beautiful smell of this entire collection! An antioxidant rich formula to revive the complexion’s glow, even skin tone, refine pores and smooth fine lines.

➡️ visible results in eight (8) days. 

Vichy Laboratories explored the influence of a fast-paced lifestyle (stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, small excesses) on skin quality, to formulate their 1st liquid concentrate that recharges skin with radiance.

The extract of Licorice root has been combined with Citrus Flavonoid, fermented Adenosine and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water in an energizing, antioxidant formula offering 24H moisture. Light and easy to apply texture. Quick absorption. I’ve actually found that on summer days if I don’t want to apply the normal to combination skin moisturizer on top then just using this alone is enough. It looks amazing under makeup almost like a primer.  Environmental attack on your skin is a real thing when you live a fast life and it took me a while to find what worked best for me to keep my skin looking absolutely amazing when it’s been though hell!

PRICE ➡️ $60.00 

Take a look at it here on the VICHY website

The Radiance Boosting Serum helps correct the first signs of aging and recreate an ideal looking skin quality. Revives glow, evens complexion, refines skin, minimizes pores.  Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control • Hypoallergenic • No parabens • With Mineralizing Thermal Water. 

It’s 100% a tailor-made solution for oily skin to correct the first signs of aging – smoothes fine lines, boosts glow, refines pores. Lightweight oil-absorbing formula for a mattifying effect, and I don’t want my followers to be scared when they read first signs of aging really it’s good to have anti-aging factors from any age (18+) because it’s just prevention and good for the skin! 

Vichy Laboratories have combined the radiance activating extract of antioxidant fermented Black Tea with absorbing microspheres of Aquakeep and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. This sorbet gel-cream offers a matte and ultra-frseh finish and ensures 24H moisture.

PRICE ➡️ $40.00 for 50ML 

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Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control • Hypoallergenic • No parabens • With Mineralizing Thermal Water. 

Love love love this next product is so amazing and gets ride of bags under the eyes immediately and leaves the skin feeling so de-puffed and, well, refreshed! 

IDÉALIA EYES ANTI FATIGUE EYE CARE formulated with caffeine and licorice root extract, this eye care immediately brightens eyes, reduces the look of dark circles, and smoothes fine lines for eyes that appear rested.

This formula illuminates the eye area for a more rested look. In one (1) month, it reduces the appearance of signs of fatigue, dark circles and fine lines for eyes that look visible rested.

PRICE ➡️ $40.00 for 15ML (currently sold out) 

If you’d like to check it out click here!!

To honest I never really used eye care until I was introduced to this eye cream and I’ve been using it even since and cheers to Vichy for always having my back and being an amazing company that I love so much! 

My next VICHY post will be about there new face masks and well face makes in general from VICHY, Tarte, L’Oréal and so many more! 

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