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Smile – I’m back | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

What’s going on guys – thanks for the patience as I took my break!

Lots has happen to me since saying goodbye for a bit. I just want to say say thanks for the wishes of wellness but it wasn’t a ‘break’ but an evolutionary break.

If anyone knows me they would know that I’m a damn hopeless romantic and so much, men have come in and out of my life leaving me with a hole punched in my chest.

Happily this time around I’ve waited before saying I’ve met the men who I’m 99.9% sure I will spend the rest of my life with, and we are now engaged. He’s the most amazing caring and beautiful man I’ve ever met and we have the same birthday! So crazy.

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I will tell you all there is a website and a new press kit that has been developed so I will be leaving WordPress in the near future for my personal website of work, clients, partners, and Press credits. sadly due to partnering with TooFaced Cosmetics after going gold on WordPress earlier this year and loosing clients due to my own stupidity and WordPress advertising restrictions – Tarte Cosmetics will now be a main sponsorship and partnership as per.

I’ve worked from, L.A – toronto – NEW YORK and lived from each of those places (all with the man of my dreams) developing content and working with amazing influencers and my work with EOne (Entertainment One) has kept me too busy. With that said, I miss blogging and I now have the chance to slow down and work with top beauty brands in my brand new office in my brand new house.

If anyone knows my past they know what I am capable of in my future and I will bring you all to your knees, in the best way.

With Halloween around the corner I will be releasing some cool content over the next couple of days and slowly I’ll get to your emails and comments.

Remember ➡️ PA (personal assistant) kevinmakeupandthecity@gmail.com for Press / Media and thank you to review.com for reaching out but this is a public denial of you using any of my content for your website.

Stay tuned. 🤘🏻

Remember appreciate life and what you have because it can be gone in a blink.

Love always,

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Tech industry gets a makeover – or is it makeup receiving an update | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

What's up makeupandthecity,

I'm really sorry for my absence lately I don't really have a reason for it as of now other then how can I possibly influence and inform you(s) when I'm not doing so well, if I was to see myself right now, I wouldn't even recognize myself. Maybe it's the season change that's got me down, or just even more of a realization that time is the ultimate killer.

Is it just me or are beauty products starting to look less like regular pots of cream with tamper-proof packaging – and more like something that should come with a two-year manufacturing warranty? It's almost crazy to me to see how much of the beauty industry is now run by a technical component.

We now have a mirror that checks your skin for any wrinkles, dark circles or blemishes, before making product recommendations based on its analysis. It stores the data for future use which only you can access after “logging in” using your face as the passcode. So if you’ve started using a new skincare product and want to see if there are any noticeable changes after a few weeks, you can pull up previous data (via your smartphone or the mirror itself) to check for signs of progress. The point is, it leads to actionable changes – whether that means switching to a new routine or continuing with your favourite products – based onevidence, not what you think might have happened.

L’Oréal Group is aggressively investing in innovating hi-tech beauty products through its Technology Incubator. This incubatorconcentrates solely on technological innovation.

The company has unveiled a string of products through different brands: My UV Patch by skincare brand La Roche-Posay; Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup by cosmetics brand Lancôme; and a smartbrush produced with Kérastase, a hair-care brand, and Withings, a consumer electronics company that falls under Nokia.

Kinda crazy to think about don't you think? My UV Patch, resembles the look and feel of a non-permanent sticker tattoo – a symbol of our childhood youth – which can adhere to and stretch to match the movement of your skin. It’s just 50 micrometres thick, about half the thickness of an average strand of human hair. The patch uses photosensitive dyes that change colour according to the level of UV rays it is exposed to, which you can take a photo of and upload to an app to find out how much sun you’ve been getting.

By now we should all know just how dangerous that lovely sun exposure is doing, actually, is hurting your skin.

L’Oréal skin care | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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So the best thing about being on a PR list of any kind is you get to test out some products that are new and exclusive but, here comes the misconception in most cases unless we really, really love something then sadly they won’t keep sending it over and over!
Which hey, it’s sent as free advertising in half of the situations – it’s actually quite sneaky of a company if you give it some thought, why not create a certain amount to send to well know influencers a boom, free advertising!

SIDE NOTE ➡️ dailyjocks.com just realised their new underwear for men called cloud nine (9) and lemme just say, they couldn’t have named it any better! Cooling and comfort polyester blend which is durable and will not fade!

Drug store makeup and skin care has been stepping its game up for a very long time, its almost like, what took so long you are all owned by four (4) main players. So I’m going to talk about three (3) amazing face wash and mask set my way for consideration of review and I always use all three, well, nope, yep I use all three (3).

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1) EXFOLIATING AND REFINE – 3 mineral clays + Red Algae
2) COMFORT AND UNIFYING – 3 mineral clays + Charcoal
3) PURAFYING AND MATTE – 3 mineral clays + Eucalyptus

That is the three (3) main groups that they stick within which I would say is typical to branding but these masks are a clay to foam cleansers which makes your skin feel so amazing. Clay-to-Mousse daily cleansers enriched with 3 different clays and enhanced with a nature-sourced ingredient to leave skin feeling fresh and clean.

The 1st range of clay-to-mousse daily cleansers that leave skin feeling clean and fresh. This cleanser is enriched with Kaolin + Montmorillonite + Moroccan clays and Red Algae Extract. Pure-Clay Cleanser Exfoliating & Refining leaves skin with pores looking tighter, and less visible, without over drying the skin.

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There is nice playing games with these face washes, the level of science and ingredients beats that of some of the highs brands out there and I never thought in a million years that it would be this way, I think next time we need too grab both and compare the ingredient list because price no longer seems to be that big of a factor. Dun Dunnn Dunnnn.

Not to mention the fact that there is multi-masking so there can be multi-washing, there so perfect to use together, well, that is if you don’t mind buying all three (3) As of now in Canada you cannot buy these sadly but hit subscribe to find out just when and where you can buy them! Infused with 3 clays (Kaolin, Montmorillonite, and Moroccan) and 1 super-ingredient specifically for your skin type. Cleanse to wash impurities every day with our NEW Pure Clay Cleansers and mask twice a week to beautify skin.

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Over time harsh environmental factors, such as pollution and debris damage skin leaving complexion dull and tired. So don’t forget how important it is to wash your face day and night especially if you are a makeup wearer.

Remember go follow L’Oréal on INSTAGRAM @lorealparis

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“Although I am broken; my heart is untamed”

DIORSKIN FOREVER UNDERCOVER / chances, choices, consequences

“For in that solemn silence is heard in the whisper of every sleeping thing :
Look, look at me, Come wake me up for still here I’ll be.”

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How well do we really think we know someone? It’s really sad for me to think about this because you can get to know someone so well and they are just so perfect, you talk, bond, trust – but how much do we hold back because we have already labeled it unlovable. I personally think this is completely unfair because, you don’t get to tell me what I can or can’t handle – I understand doing something in your past that you wouldn’t want to talk about but I’ve learned in my time here that, trying to not hurt someone by choosing to not tell me something about you, when it come up in a completely ‘normal’ pretext inevitably ended up hurting me more.

As human beings we get to make choices, think, and react and that’s one of the main things that makes us considered evolved – and ill use the term evolved loosely because I think now more then ever we need to take a step back and just look, look at the bigger picture, I suppose. Being truly in love with someone is the best feeling in the world wouldn’t you say? we all carry baggage with us from everything we do in life and that is just a given. I guess I just want to tell you guys that, we all have monsters in our past so before we act and react, let’s flip it back and remember that we have no control over the past because it is, the past – we can control the future.

I make mistakes a lot, hell I made a mistake tonight by choosing too think that maybe you are better off with someone else, I am not perfect and when I don’t understand something I take myself and my feelings out of it completely and start to look at it from a logical point of view, but I just couldn’t find reason or give a justification. I will love every part of you, from the top to the bottom, I will love your insecurities and love the things that you think to yourself no one could ever love me for this. I know you and you know me, there is a bond and so much strength and love there but sometimes, especially for me, you have to stop, breath and take a step back and take three steps forward.


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DIORSKIN FOREVER UNDERCOVER is one of those so amazing products that comes out without really a plan or anything I’m sure there was some talk about this but I hadn’t heard much about it – I think it popped up once or twice but I wasn’t too impressed or even bothered to read it because I really did not like DIOR STAR CONCERALER but I do love the DIORSKIN FOREVER foundation. I did read that it is one of a new line of products for DIOR BEAUTY FALL 2017 launch.

I swear this packaging is just so extra, its in a long, skinny, frosted tube with the classic DIOR embellishments of course and no joke when I say to you that this can do your entire complexion it’s formula is just so incredible.

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Create full camouflage coverage with one coat. With 25% more pigments than the DIORSKIN FOREVER Fluid Foundation, this concealer hides and neutralizes imperfections all day. Its hydrating liquid formula stays comfortable, and won’t crease, crack, or settle into lines and is completely all day waterproof. 

DIORSKIN FOREVER UNDERCOVER concealer has a fresh matte finish and delivers full cover, crease-proof concealing in one swipe.
I am really, really trying to think of something to compare this concealer to but I keep shooting blanks here. It’s just so fresh and new – I mean come on we can only take the packaging so far but the DIOR went and frosted the component.

➡️ I know it’s a concealer and this is where I see the issue with most people, for what would seem like not a lot of product for close to $50.00 if you’re in Canada and close to $40.00 in the US.

Available in ten (10) full coverage shades.
Ivory – Very Light : Neutral Undertone
Cream – Very Light : Neutral Undertone
Light Beige – Light : Neutral Undertone
Linen – Light: warm yellow undertone
Cameo – Light : Cool Pink Undertone
Medium Beige – Light to medium : neutral undertone
Sand – Light to medium : warm yellow undertone
Honey Beige – Medium : neutral undertone
Dark Beige – Medium to Deep : Neutral undertone
Light Mocha – Deep : Neutral Undertone

CHECK out the concealer and the perfect partner in crime for it by clicking here.

Check out DIOR on social @dior or @diormakeup

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ESTEE LAUDER – JULY 25th – LIVE BLOGGING FALL PREVIEW / DIORSKIN FOREVER / DO I OWE YOU AN APOLOGY?

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So, it came to my attention that I might have come off a bit rude, if you know me now, you know I would go out of my way to try to make someone feel comfortable – I also want you guys to know that when I talk about new brand deals, affiliate links, PR SAMPLES, or the level of influencer status, it’s only because it’s all happen in such a short period of time for me – in no way would I ever want to make it seem like I’m bragging or that I’m above anyone. So if my last post hurt anyone remember that wouldn’t ever be my intentions.


fall17esteeMoving on, coming up this July 25th 2017 I will be attending a press event for Esteé Lauder for their 2017 fall preview! I am going to live blog when I am there, in my previous post I said if you aren’t on the PR mailing list or don’t know who Taryn or Danielle are to Esteé Lauder – I wouldn’t just show up because you wouldn’t be let in. Maybe if you are in Toronto or the GTA – greater Toronto area – send one of them a e-mail and just explain who you are and why you’d like to come and how you feel you can give publicity and promotion to the brand and too the products.

I know they have a lot of beautiful and amazing skin care for fall 2017, along with some new makeup launches. Click here to check out some of the amazing beauty launches from Esteé Lauder.

➡️ Just a little taste

Estee-Lauder-Sultry-Nudes-Eyeshadow-Palette-114 shades. Multi finishes. Endless looks.

From neutral roses to shimmering bronzes, smoky greys to smoldering taupes, these ultra-silky powder eyeshadows feel rich and creamy, allowing for smooth and flawless blending and application.

Master your nude eye with the step-by-step how-to, or dare to create your own look.
Limited edition double-ended brush included.
I actually love the brush included with the palette even though it has a foam applicator on one end – the powder sticks to it nicely and it blends very nicely also.

Also don’t forget to sign up for the e-list to receive 15% off your entire first order and get exclusive e-mails from the brand!

So much more exciting things and news to come from Esteé Lauder so make sure you hit the subscribe button to be in the know!

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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!