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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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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x TOM FORD – for him 

Sup makeupandthecity, 

So these past couple days have just been so shitty, I don’t know how to explain to someone that I’m giving them all of me, I completely changed so much in my life, just for them. I wouldn’t ever hurt them. My heart is beating, it’s beating for you. 

Am I being pushed away? 

Tom Ford is one of the first brands that made makeup for a man viewed differently, even before launching a mega successful makeup line – Tom Ford  had concealers for men. 

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OIL-FREE DAILY MOISTURIZER is such an amazing moisturizer for men, it gives the skin everything that it needs! 

It’s oil-free and absorbs into the skin so fast and leaves it matte so you don’t look all shiny because I hate that after I wash my face and, look greasy and gross. It pretty much does it all, minimizes the look of pores and dullness. 

It also helps with first signs of aging and fine lines with the Tom Ford complex of skin loving ingredients. 

It will leave your face looking toned, polished and reenergized

PRICE ➡️ $145.00 for 50ml 

Check it out here. Don’t be scared of the price! 50ml is the standard size for moisturizers in the USA. 

ANTI-FATIGUE EYE TREATMENT is my go to eye care, it immediately gets rid of any darkness under the eyes, it also helps to lift and firm the eye area.  

It doesn’t stick together, or become patchy when you apply a concealer on top of it like a lot of eye creams out there. This eye cream also has a cooling silver applicator which really aids to puffiness which is a massive plus. 

PRICE ➡️ $85.00 for 15ml

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ eyes are the first to show signs of aging so using an eye cream is important from a young age! 

You can find it here

The CONCEALER from Tom Ford is a mans secret weapon really, it’s one of those concealers that you apply and it’s like it blends itself. 

Let’s be real sometimes we all have redness, blemished, razor nicks or dark dark circles and they can be hidden in a natural way. 

Remember that men have testosterone in their skin where woman have estrogen, some makeup applies better to woman because of the estrogen in the skin. This concealer is designed to work with a mans skin. 

It’s a huge must have for all men. 

PRICE ➡️ $50.00 for .08 oz / 2.3 g

You can find it here – come on be a man! Try something new! 

Always remember like a painting has a frame, eyebrows are like the frame to our face! 

The BROW GELCOMB is amazing for keeping your brows looking nice and well kept without making them have crazy arches or looking to perfect (there is nothing wrong with that preference) there is definitely something different with this product and I think it’s the little built in comb it gives you a polish and sophisticated look. 

Very easy to apply and use and it’s a lightweight gel also so it doesn’t look like anything is applied to the brows to keep them looking on fleek, as we would say. 

I think every man should try this or a brow type of gel to keep the hairs tame and polished and looking fresh for the boys or girls

PRICE ➡️ $60.00 for  0.7 oz / 2.2ml

Take a look at it here or click here to take a look at all the men products by Tom Ford that I have yet to try! 

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x TOO FACED – tops and bottoms / updates 

Sup makeupandthecity 

So you might notice a little more advertisement and product of the month will be now branded sadly – I say sadly but it’s secretly something all bloggers want. TOO FACED has made MAKEUPANDTHECITY an affiliate and bought a part of my growing brand. Also I think one of the founders has the same name as my ex boyfriend ‘blandino’ 

insert photo here! ⬇️ 

MAKEUP 101 ➡️ Any self-proclaiming beauty junkie is familiar with TOO FACED and can rattle off their famous products by heart: the Chocolate Soleil Bronzers (TOO FACED makes the number one bronzers on the market) the Teddy Bear Brushes, and, of course, the Better Than Sex Mascara, which might have a slightly hyperbolic name but does make your lashes look freakin’ awesome. My personal favourite from TOO FACED is BORN THIS WAY! 

The name of the company comes from a loving insult – as anyone knows who once worked in the world of sales makeup, you have these nice men and woman who become not so, uhm, nice when you don’t have what they want. So TOO FACED was born. Yep they are of course owned by Estée Lauder hell part of me was owned by Estée Lauder before I even signed the contract. They own and represent the best of the best. To know more about companies and what they own click here, to check out my previous post named “WTF WEDNESDAY : WANT TO REVIEW PRODUCT AND BETTER YET BE PAID FOR YOUR OPINION? BE CARFUL.

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ TOO FACED created the world’s first glitter eye shadow. 

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Let’s get into the tops and bottoms of TOO FACED ➡️

THE TOP(s) 

BORN THIS WAY concealers are amazing for under the eye, I’ve not had a issue with creasing with them at all. 

 Instantly hide imperfections, vanish the appearance of dark circles, and blur the look of lines and wrinkles for complete coverage so undetectable, they’ll think you were Born This Way. 

This concealer is very very hydrating also which is a plus and something I think that you want from your concealer especially getting into summer. 

We infused skincare benefits, including Coconut Water to replenish moisture levels, Alpine Rose to brighten and boost radiance, and Hyaluronic Acid for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Creamy and extremely comfortable on the skin, a proprietary blend of color correctors create the look of flawless skin so that is a mega plus. 

PRICE ➡️ $39.00 for 0.23 Fl. oz. / 0.7 mL

Selfie Powders are your filters for the real world – The collection of weightless finishing powders mimic the effects of your favorite photo filters by using light-fragmenting technology to instantly brighten with diffused warmth, bronze with a smoothing glow, or add a cool ethereal light to the skin. Get close-up perfection in photos and look filter-flawless in real life! 

Oh boy do these powders do what they say they will do also! The yellow can be a little, yellow so don’t apply it heavy handed. 

Formulated with out parabens ✔️

PRICE ➡️ $44.00 MAKEUPANDTHECITY PRICE $39.60 here

BETTER THEN SEX is the number one selling mascara and now comes in waterproof but not that annoying waterproof that you can’t get off or makes your lashes come with it. 

Go ahead cry for me, your mascara isn’t going anywhere. Play proof. One coat and lashes are full, defined, and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and lashes look even more luscious, curled, and dramatic. Three coats and you’ve achieved the most intense, voluminous, waterproof lashes possible! 

PRICE ➡️ $30.00 for 8.0 mL / 0.27 Fl. Oz 

Click the link in side bar on PC, scroll down if on iPhone or Phone (including iPad / tablet) amazing freebies and coupons upon check out, just for you from me. 

High-performance, water-resistant polymers for waterproof, play-proof, all day wear • Porcelain flower extract to moisturize and condition lashes • Unique peptides for the deepest, intense black possible • Hourglass-shaped brush unlocks the collagen-fueled formula • 1,944% More Volume! • 97% saw intense volume and length • 94%* said this mascara stays put all day.

CHOCOLATE SOLEIL MATTE BRONZER is the bronzer that your bronzer wants to be – remember when I said TOO FACED makes the number one bronzers in the world? Here’s why, it’s infused with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and signature bronzing pigments to create a unique matte bronzer that neutralizes red and evens skin tone. 

No other bronzer can say that. Plus that amazing small and well taste – ain’t going anything. 

Vegan-friendly • Formulated without parabens always a plus 

PRICE ➡️ $38.00 

SWEETHEARTS BLUSH in peach is so amazing – many many brands have tried to recreate I guess I’ll say, this amazing peach sad. It’s the only baked blush that won’t give you fall out or a problem. 

With three perfect swatches, you can just swirl the colors together and apply, or use more of one shade for a custom flush or highlight.

Baked color formula allows the blush to be applied as a beautiful buildable finish.

Blush works completely on all skin tones that’s a makeupandthecity promise. 

PRICE ➡️ $38.00 for net wt. 5.5 g / 0.19 Oz

DONT BE DUPED

Enough said for now! 

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x CHARLOTTE TILBURY – top three (3) must have products 

Hey guys! How’s it going today! I’m back in New York City, which is now home for my amazing boyfriend and I. I was going to do PR UNBOXING of the new Urban Decay HEAT collection but way to many people are reviewing it and have so many crazy opinions. 

Let me just say companies do not send us “better” quality makeup then you buy – I understand why some who say or think that 100% but if you know how manufacturing goes they will only make so many of a certain product – say you need five thousand (5000) units, ok cool! But for five hundred (500) to one thousand (1000) made completely different for PR send outs it would be hard to find a manufacturer who would be cool with that, I keep it one hundred (100) with you guys. Always. 


So Charlotte Tilbury is nothing new to me at all like it is now for people, it’s new and amazing. I remember almost two years ago faulhaber communications which is an amazing full service PR and Marketing agency in Liberty Village in Toronto sent me a press package of products and it was mostly Charlotte Tilbury! 

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AIRBRUSH FLAWLESS FINISH compact powder is amazing – the packaging is all very luxury you’ll notice right away and in stunning rose gold, the mirror is also very high quality with a small bit of magnification which isn’t bad. I also love the little engraved star on almost all of the products. 

It really prevents excess shine and brighten complexion. Soft focus micro powders from nano-particles blur away lines and imperfections, sitting like a soft micro-fine cashmere veil on top of your skin it really does make your skin look airbrushed. Rose wax • Almond oil • Flow extracts soothe and restore skin for a healthy glow. 

It is labeled as a full coverage powder but it really depends on your application method, brush will give you a more light-medium coverage and with a sponge pad that comes with all pressed powders will give you fuller coverage. I actually never used the little powder sponges before but now I absolutely love them. 

PRICE ➡️ $60.00 for 8g and carton dimensions 76 x 84 x 16

BUT – it’s a good product and looks amazing on the skin. You can check it out here

THE RETOUCHER was made to be kinda like the retouching pen tool in photoshop where you just click and like magic whatever you don’t want to see is gone

Enriched with a radical Lipo-Siliconic compound and special elastomer pearls, it creates a natural healing veil of colour that blends seamlessly with your natural skin tone, so that imperfections disappear, pores, lines and wrinkles are minimised. It’s also very very hydrating which is always a welcome within any makeup I think the retoucher uses Black tea  • Vitamins • Paraben-free to help fill in hollowed out skin grooves, creating a smooth, seamless surface. 

PRICE ➡️ $48.00 for 3.5ml and carton dimensions 21 x 21 x 145

Check it out here, it works wonders with the AIRBRUSH FLAWLESS FINISH POWDER! ★

FILMSTAR BRONZE AND GLOW DUO is so amazing Charlotte Tilbury was killing the highlighter game before there even was one! Again luxury packaging in the signature rose gold! There is two (2) shades for this and the one above is for fair to medium skin – The bronzer is a blend of pearl and pigment to help contour your face and mimic that sun-kissed skin.

The highlighter has a golden base to universally flatter any skin tone, with Light Flex Technology to capture and reflect light just where you want it – which is a complete must for proper highlighting. Personally I think people are going a little to crazy with highlighting and forget just was artists use for in the first place! But then again makeup is about expression and fun so do you always! It is Paraben-free, of course.  

PRICE ➡️ $80.00 for 16g and carton dimensions 121 x 61 x 15

Take a look and find out more about the product here! Are you sucked in yet

SIDE NOTE ➡️ the brushes from Charlotte Tilbury are amazing and worth the money! They actually have some science behind them – the handle and the way it’s cut has flatten pieces so that they rest when you put them down and don’t roll onto the floor! And that is a trick from back in the 60s – cool, no? 

Go follow Charlotte Tilbury @ctilburymakeup

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x TARTE – SLAY WITH CLAY 

Hey guys – how goes it? So it’s 4:00am for me just like it pretty much always is when I blog, something about the sun rise is so beautiful to me – it’s hard to explain. 

Coffee ✔️ espresso ✔️ box of new makeup ✔️ i like to keep some makeup (and skin care) in a box that I want to touch base on. I receive so much makeup on a day to day basis that even something new fades to the background sadly. 

I love Tarte and SMASHBOX so much because they are companies that I’m close with and I’ve watched evolve. Tarte has always had Amazonian clay as an ingredient so it’s just a no brainer that they would do – slay with clay. 

SIDE NOTE – makeup 101 which I’ve used since the get go of my blog – nope, not saying I invented it. Calm down. So im going to start calling my new product launches and reviews MAKEUPANDTHECITY x (the brand) and then name the collection. It’s new and current and feels, right

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SLAY WITH CLAY is one of the newest collections from Tarte with the new clay stick foundations • smoothie blender foundation brush • clay face shaping palette • clay smart mascara • clay lid primer • so if you didn’t know Tarte was the first company to use the breakthrough Amazonian clay and maracuja for their amazing complexion products. 

Today Tarte is a leader in healthy, eco-chic beauty, offering cruelty-free cosmetics infused with skinvigorating™ ingredients.

The Clay Stick foundation is amazing and so good for the skin I remember when the PR was sent out for this you open it and there was super healthy energy bars and I was like what the heck..? But they really are like a healthy snack for your skin. It’s a cool powder to liquid formula very similar to the MUFE (make up forever) HD stick foundations but better for you skin for sure. It’s a medium to full coverage but buildable remember what I always say – it’s easier to add then to take away with makeup! There is Micro-encapsulated powders that burst with your body heat to keep you shine and cake-free. 

Vegan formula • antioxidants • vitamins C + E  • amazonian clay • a total skin-balancing powerhouse that hydrates or mattifies depending on your skin type. 

There is zerogluten • talc • artificial fragrances • parabens • sulfate • It’s pretty much got it all for a simple foundation stick. The packaging is simple but in Tarte fashion the top of the cap has a cool details. 

Ideal for travel. 

$50.00CAD for 9 g / 0.32 Oz. 

PRO TIP ➡️ apply with the smoothie brush from Tarte it’s so pretty and feels amazing in the hand and like every Tarte brush (pretty much the only brushes I now use) the quality is unstoppable. The secret’s in the dense, angled bristle design that targets coverage where you want it. Use small, circular, blender-like strokes for a natural, cake-free look. $36.00CAD and available here

Next ➡️ we have the #SLAYWITHCLAY face palette and I won’t lie I’ve been looking for the ultimate complexion palette for travel or for home use and I really hoped and thought it was going to be this but sadly it’s only for shaping the face and eyes (I might have my own complexion palette coming soon) but it doesn’t make it any less amazing and a total must have for summer 2017Tarte always have amazing packaging for their palettes and this palette is, stunning! 

Twelve (12) essential Amazonian clay matte eyeshadows multitask as universal eye, nose & brow shapers, plus contour colors so you can, well, slay with clay. SHADES • journey (rosy buff) • stone (rosy brown) • solstice (ivory) • terracotta (warm taupe) • dunes (slate brown) • smoke (coffee) • sand (cream) • desert (cool taupe) • ember (amber brown) • onyx (black) • instinct (buff) • timber (chestnut) • Each microfine powder blends to a natural, longwearing finish minus the harsh lines. The secret’s in the clay: it helps balance & replenish skin so you get the most even payoff without creasing, caking, or flaking. 

The bronzer and contour shades are perfect for any skin tone when you are looking for a real looking contour colour you wanna go for a more cool toned shade so that it can mimic shadows tone realistic. I’m not sure if you’ve ever had the pleasure of smelling a Tarte palette it smells like vanilla chocolate but more like vanilla thanks to vanilla extract added to the formula. God I could smell it forever

SIDE NOTE ➡️ it does come with a little booklet like most companies throw in on some looks that you can create with that palette and it’s nice but where is the fun in that. Makeup is an expression of art – and you. 

All of them had very good pigmentation and a smooth, silky formula that blended well and adhered to the lid nicely without primer. They didn’t crease nor did they fade during the wear of the model. It’s debatable whether you can dupe these shades across other Tarte palettes. Sure, there are shades that look similiar to past palettes but I’m going to go say they aren’t complete dupes of past shades. Shades like Timber, Terracotta, Dunes, Smoke, Stone, Instinct, all felt very unique to me. 

Again this is a good palette for travel. They are ophthalmologist tested • safe for contact lens wearers • dermatologist tested • it’s nice when a company makes sure their products are safe! 

$64.00CAD and 6 are 0.035 oz each, 3 are 0.070 oz, and 3 are 0.21 oz in size 

➡️ i loved this palette and if you’re interested in learning more click here

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SMASH THAT FOLLOW BUTTON AND SHOW SOME LOVE – HAPPY PRIDE

LET’S GET ONE THING STRAIGHT – I’M NOT

I’m going to just do a touch base with you guys and say what’s going on! Happy pride boys and girls 🏳️‍🌈 it’s come to my attention that some of you are maybe a little confused so let’s clear the air – Hey, I’m Kameron Michael Jason Smith, I am a man. I am a man with a passion for beauty, not just cosmetics and but transforming yourself and understanding that beauty is not in the makeup you apply the beauty is in you – I am in public relations, promotions, media and marketing on a global scale. I have believed for a very long time that I was garbage and my life was worthless – I’ve always seen the beauty in the world but I never saw the beauty in myself it lead me down a path that I would do anything, anything to help someone never come close too. 

It wasn’t until I stopped and I looked in the mirror and said you are better then this and it’s time to make changes. I am a gay man kinda I guess, and I say I guess because I do like woman also but I would always say that I will fall in love with who I’m meant to, and, I’ve fallen in love with a beautiful man – who is the true definition of pure there is not take there is only give but I do not take, I only give. If that makes sense. It’s really sad to think about what I used to think was love and the abuse I would take – that’s not love.

I am not a flamboyant man (no hate to any feminine guys out there) I love hiking • having some beers with my friends • fishing • being with the people I love • my man • English literature • writing – the reason I’m bringing all of this up is because I am not only ONE thing there is so much that makes me, well, me. I got a comment and it was a nice comment and it ended in “you go girl” which made me think, do my followers, subscribers, viewers, even know who I am.

Yes – everything I review on my blog is sent to me by PR companies or artistry relations in the hopes that I will review it. I’m sent so much stuff that doesn’t fit into my brand and some things I’m scared to show because I don’t want to be judge like I don’t want to say oh TOOFACED sent me a really nice LV backpack for my birthday – my success came fast and came from a lot of work and self growth – people say to me you’re so lucky or my personal favourite “you have it all” when no I’m not lucky I worked my ass off to get where I am and do you want to know the complete and honest truth when I think about it I never used to think I’m lucky in life, until the day that I met Daniel – that is the day I felt lucky. That was the day that I knew I’d rather die then not be able to tell him I love him, or be able to marry him, wake up next to him, hold his hand. I think of all that’s happening in the world lately and it’s truly sad – love wins always. 

I have been very very personal on here and the amount of emails I get I love love love reading them and helping out if I can, please understand I AM NOT doing nice and good things for people now to try to make up for anything I’ve done in my past. I will say it first, I’m not perfect but if you want to come for me make sure you’ve stepped your game up and you’ve got the proof, because I do. I have made amazing well known friends along the way also who would all have my back, I’ve been given so many opportunities  and my blog now makes a substantial amounts of income which I never ever thought would happen, and I’ve done good things with that money giving back to the community and getting involved with projects like HOOKED by Max Emerson because I believe in the message and what he wants to do with his platform.

Some more things I bet you didn’t know about me I’m a on set* key makeup artist for Teen Vogue I’ve worked with countless big names and creative minds it’s been amazing – I have some really cool editorials coming out in July where it was my first full concept and control editorial and it happen to be with two (2) of the main girls from Pretty Little Liars. I am director of media photography for Charlie. I am producer rep for HOOKED and upcoming projects with Max Emerson. I have my own cosmetic line with brushes coming out end of summer and launching in a pretty massive makeup store.

I have an amazing assistant Kevin ➡️ kevinmakeupandthecity@gmail.com 

Day or night I am working my ass off because I love what I do.

I am Kameron Michael. 


I am a man. 

I am perfectly imperfect. 

I am MAKEUPANDTHECITY.