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THE ONE THING YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED | M X T C

Sunday, and it’s a never ending thought that wakes me up from a dead sleep and the gears in my mind start spinning and I find myself in front of a computer, but it’s nothing to a point that I need to start to even talk about it really bring it up – what’s done is done and the dust has settled and I used to put on a show until I open my eyes and found myself in the life I always meant to be living, I guess, what I am trying to say is, no dream is to big to fight for and it’s never to late to change! But even nightmare needs influence and when you can correctly identify it and you don’t get rid of it, you are only letting yourself down. Artis Palm Brush, this little small wonder, could it be the one brush to actually give you a airbrushed look with any powder?

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➡️ Artis is known more for being the luxury base brush company sold within the beauty industry but there is a lot more then just the price tag, I guess what I am trying to say is you are not just paying for a name here.  Artis does really have PR list that they send out items to on the regular, but when they do sent out items it’s, an experience to say the least. I absouloutly looove using Artis for the base and the skin care set designed to use with well…skin care! It brings a wonderful and luxury experience for clients and also for yourself.

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I’m not here to talk about all of the brushes per say, I’m here to talk about The Palm Brush Elite and The Palm Brush Elite Mini at that! I never really gave them a chance because and yes, Artis was the first company to create any type of brush of this design and I am talking about the full range, there are so many copies out there, well I wouldn’t say copies with this brand but I tried some of these brushes that were sent to me for consideration from Eloise Beauty and they were just very hard to use and as a man it personally reminded me of when I’ve gone for a straight razor shave how they use that dense brush to swirl and apply the cream to the face – these are the brushes here if you are interested in checking them out.

The Palm Brush Elite Mini is just so amazing if you want full coverage from your compact power and also undetectable airbrush look to your skin, I really do challenge you to try this brush out because it will change your makeup game it’s even good for liquid and cream products but I only now use powder for my face and it’s effortless. In no way is it hard to hold, they have a built in finger groove for more comfort while applying makeup which is a plus. You can use a promo code at check out ➡️ BETTERBEAUTY for 10% your purchase and hey I know it’s only 10% off a $90.00 tiny little brush – but still it’s all savings at the end of the day.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Code provided was by Artis and is NOT a commission base code

They even now have little draw string bags for your Artis brushes to keep them clean and they fit so perfectly inside of the second to smallest bag on the website so if you already own it, you should consider grabbing one of those bags to keep the product in good shape and keep it clean between use.

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With the Palm Brush Mini, you hold the entire brush in the palm of your hand with your fingers and move it gently across your face. This design includes a grip-pad encircling the brush, and finger-indent on top for improved stability and control when applying and blending product. The double oval design and unique bundle orientation is exclusively patented by Artis, and CosmeFibre® is trademarked.

Hey good lookin; yes you! Don’t forget to check out yesterdays post ➡️ DYNAMIC DUO | M X T C and go take a look at my social and DM me if you have any questions!
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THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY | M A K E U P x T H E C I T Y

What’s going on boys and girls, if you’re like me, you’re happy the weekend is here, I always was the type to work Monday till Friday and typically, other then emails – the weekends are mine! So every Friday I’m going to start ‘TGIF’ which will feature weekend makeup, tips, fun city events and everything in between! I like the idea of consistency and coming up with little posts for everyone – but remember, drink responsibly and be mature if you’re going to be going out this weekend!

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When it comes to weekends and playing your makeup up a lot of the times it’s as simple as just adding some pretty glitter right to the center of your lid especially if you’re wearing a basic neutral look. SMASHBOX has amazing little cover shot palettes which are absouloutly the perfect size to keep in your purse, back pocket or wallet. Recently I was sent a cover shot vault, and they have a cover shot of just pigmented glitter, it is absouloutly what you need to take the look to the next level ➡️ you can take a look at bold glitter right here.

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There is also Stila Magnificent Metals they’re rather well pigmented and opaque. You will love the super shiny effect, they look like liquid metal on the eyelids. With the glitter, the finish can quickly look crumbly and not very elegant. But here, it’s not the case, the glitter particles are fine and very pretty. I just adore this finish. I love the fact that they’re pigmented, they’re not just glitter, they provide color as well. One of the facts about them that makes them good for going out, or just going to dinner is they’re long-lasting so they aren’t going anywhere.

Don’t forget to bring a touch up powder or blotting compact! it’s important to make sure you don’t look like you’ve already had your makeup on for a full work day, if you do have the time, go home and shower. The city life can be lives very very fast!

THE CITY (TORONTO) ➡️ EVENTS ➡️ 

The Village of Yorkville Park will be transformed into a glittering display of ice sculptures inspired by the Toronto Film Industry. This annual event supports the Heart & Stroke Foundation and features live carving, prize packages, and vendors. This is actually so much fun, I went last year and was just memorized by what these men and woman could do with ice! This is a free event for all ages, so family appropriate.

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➡️ (Saturday) 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location ➡️ Village of Yorkville Park – 115 Cumberland St., Toronto ON, M5R 1A6

Just remember to be safe! Have a lot of fun! and love one another! oh and make sure you subscribe or bookmark MXTC!
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BEAUTY NEWS -> MARC JACOBS BEAUTY | GROOMING FOR MEN, YOU NEED THIS | M A K E U P x T H E C I T Y

Hey, Hi, Hello; so I am back happily and safely in Canada and one of my new years resolutions what to start to film more and out of my spare room create a nice little filming set up that, so I have ordered the lights and I already have then 4k camera, so I’m just waiting for the proper items to arrive – I met a couple Marc Jacobs employees while I was there who shared some really cool item(s) that will be for sale coming up one item in particular I have mentioned previously as kind of ‘why hasn’t anyone done this yet?’  and I bought something for the time that as a man, simplified and just made something I don’t much like doing – such a good experience and for only $49.00.

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Alright so lets get into it, Marc Jacobs beauty is coming out with new concealers and wonderful touch up and finishing powders, I know they are set to launch I believe mid February to the end of February but it will be worth they with, the packaging for these are absouloutly flawless as Marc Jacobs always does, though that whole cheetah print collection I had to just take a couple of steps back from, a little to feminine for me, but hey we are all different.

The powder is what I can’t wait for, it’s a faux leather from meeting with a beautiful metal, built-in brush, and get this it’s so well hidden you wouldn’t even know it was there unless someone told you, I was able to check out some empty shells and if you’re all about the name and  the design, be prepared to fall in l o v e.

The concealers packaging is kind of standard for Marc Jacobs Beauty, to me, it kind of looks like a lipstick or one of those in your purse vibrators, come on, you see it too! It appears like it’s going to be a good year for Marc Jacobs of course I can’t comment on anything else as I don’t have the products just as if yet.

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For men’s grooming, I know I am late to the party for this one but I’m so happy I am at least late and I have a feeling that maybe males already know about this but if you’re a female buying for Valentine’s Day for your man or even if you got it all done, trust me, add this in and he will love it, what I am talking about is Philips OneBlade for face and body edition which costs close to $100.00 but there is one for just the face for $49.00 and you can find it for cheaper only by like $5.00 but hey, it’s still saving right.

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I always, no matter what I did, new razor, the softening hair oil, the exspensive brews and potions would always, alwaaaaays, suffer razor bumps and I hated it so much, I just hate the act if shaving but with Philips OneBlade you can do it all even a complete close shave, you can us it wet or dry but do not run it under water, it means you’re able to us it in the shower if you wish, I have see the Dolan Twins use this, a lot of drag queens use it because it doesn’t cause any irritation and gives you such a close shave! Oh and it’s rechargeable!

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ Such a cool feature is the heads last you up to four months and when it is time to change the head a green square appears in the centre saying hey no, you better get me a replacement head!

Don’t forget to check out my last post ➡️ MY TIME IN LOS ANGELES | M A K E U P x T H E C I T Y OR ➡️ SMASHBOX COSMETICS | MXTC (MAKEUPxTHECITY)

Catch you all in the next one!
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ZIIP BEAUTY – TAKE BEAUTY INTO YOUR OWN HANDS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

So I’ve got something really cool, I actually got to go to a press event for ZIIP Beauty and ask the creator, Melanie Simon, some questions and find out for myself what the heck makes this go amazing also why they decided to take away the video of the male, mine you I wasn’t a ZIIP user so I only heard echo’s of this video. I got to find out first hand why things are priced the way they are, and why ZIIP Beauty proves to put some electrical esthetician’s out of a job – a lot of celebrities are known to stop by these popular trend spots rather then going under the knife.

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First of all, What is ZIIP ➡️ ZIIP is a handheld electrical skincare device. The technology behind ZIIP is ground breaking – tiny, energetic currents are pushed into the skin through positively and negatively discs located on the bottom of the ZIIP. Envision a battery where there is a positive and negative end. The energy runs between the two polarizing ends and into whatever it’s in contact with giving it life; in this case, the skin. With regular use ZIIP will leave your skin, revived, refreshed and lifted.

What is it that you feel people need ZIIP? ➡️ Well, as the aging process kicks in, or acne causing bacteria is a growing concern for you, the skin starts breaking down, due to overly washing your face or due to lack of collagen production. One of the key factors is decreased ATP production – ATP is nicknamed molecular currency because it’s used to produce collagen and elastin in the skin. ZIIP increases ATP by up to 500%

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Another mentality ➡️ ZIIP infuses the skin with specific waveforms to create ATP, as a result, the user will produce more ‘youth proteins’ to create more beautiful and healthy skin. Excess ATP can’t be stored in the body, using ZIIP one to three times per week allows the user to create more collagen and elastin, heal tissue, stimulate lymphatic drainage, increase blood circulation and diminish bacteria in the skin.

Check out my previous post where I touched base on ZIIP and the different types of treatments that you sync right to the device from the APP ➡️ RIDE OR DIE PRODUCTS | MAKEANDTHECITY

Compulsive indulgence? ZIIP is proudly made within the USA, where modern technology and beauty intersect. ZIIP has offices in San Francisco Bay area, the epicenter of young tech companies, and LA. ZIIP is available online, Barney’s New York, Violet Grey, Neiman Marcus, Revolve.com, and other retailors. ZIIP sells for over $500.00US.

I have a nose ring, when I use ZIIP I take it out, do I have too?
No you don’t have to take it out if you do not wish to, ZIIP can be used with metal piercings/implants; however, the piercing area should be avoided as much as possible as you may feel a “zinging” sensation if the probe touches anything metal.

What happen to the video that featured a male showing how to use the ZIIP, Why was it changed to a woman?
It’s best to avoid using ZIIP on areas where there is facial hair. The hair acts as a blocker to ZIIP’s electrical currents so we thought it best to change the outline of the Quick Fix video your are speaking of. We recommend using ZIIP on a clean-shaven face, but if you do have a beard and/or mustache, you can adjust any of the electrical treatments to avoid those areas, or use the Quick Fix or VitalEyes electrical treatments, which do not include the lower face and jaw area.

The conductive gel is kind of.. pricey for this day and age and you have to use a lot of it, how long does a bottle last?
2-5 months. We also offer a Silver Treatment for only $50 vs. $150

The PR package received was very beautiful and presented very well, is there a difference between PR send outs and what a consumer will receive?
Absouloutly not.

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Well, what do you think? Will you order a ZIIP or save up to get one? I will say the Instant Gratification treatment is my go to before getting ready before I getting ready to out, Quick Fix and, Energize are my night in treatments and every couple days, Total clearing. I am giving this device full run down and putting it to the test, I will say that I’m not to sure that I agree the conductive gel will last five months. I will add updates to this post as they are needed.
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MAKEUPFOREVER | SELF-SETTING CONCEALER | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Hi there, Nope, You’re reading the title right, I am blogging about the same Self-Setting concealer but at the time I did it came out in PR and wasn’t out just yet so I’m going to cover it again because, and for no other reason than, it’s just that good – prepare you’re self for what I predict to be the concealer of 2019 and I have a feeling it will be out of stock a lot on the shades that you’re going to want and or need! Also if you’re new to the industry you may have heard that MUFE is cutting out PR and that is absouloutly true – they are going to keep Micro-Influencers and some larger ones but they will not be going forward with updating a media list, but they are going to be making the professional discount a lot easier to receive recognizing all avenues of beauty and industry standards. I am left with one question – is 2019 the year to kiss the powders goodbye?

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We’re only two days into 2019, and it’s looking like one hell of a year for innovative complexion products. The latest brand to change up the game is Make Up For Ever, which is solving all of our makeup woes with its new Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer. Make Up For Everis releasing a concealer that sets itself and promises to stay put. That’s right, you can forget about setting your makeup with a translucent or foundation powder, because the new Ultra HD concealers will do the work for you. This is especially great if you’re looking to cut down steps in your routine and if you want to steer clear of drying powders (or toxic ingredients in our lungs) during the winter season. The new complexion products come in 22 shades (at first launch). The formula offers a creamy, medium coverage that glides on seamlessly. According to Make Up For Ever, the concealers are crease-free for up to 12 hours ➡️ this is all without a setting powder.

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It also has light coated pigments diminish the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, and imperfections, and immediately set. The smoothing, hydrating, creamy liquid captures and diffuses light so that skin that appears bright, flawless, and fresh all day. So pretty much for boys in makeup who don’t want to walk out of the house like Patrick Starrr and there is no hate there, it just seems to do something that I have always wanted from a concealer and you can get as close as you want and you cant tell at all its there. Under the eyes, small bit around the nose area, a dot on the chin, and I’m done and out the door.

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(I feel so official), Make Up For Ever will discontinue its current Ultra HD Concealer formula for the new one. Does anyone love this one? I never really got into it so I’m not overly upset.

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There is so much to be said about this concealer and I urge you to get and pay the $35.00CAD for 5ML because it’s such an amazing concealer and it’s a good step in the right direction for makeup in 2019! You can take a better look for yourself and buy if you’d like too right here.

Don’t forget to checkout my previous post ➡️ ALLURE’S BEST IN BEAUTY 2018 LIST | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Check out the MAKE UP FOR EVER story and struggles here.

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ALLURE’S BEST IN BEAUTY 2018 LIST | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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So if you know beauty then you know Allure comes out with the yearly best in beauty which I would like to know the, well, way they come up with what was best in beauty, is it from editors stand point? The beauty guru lists? or really, all the sales taken into full account. Oh to be a fly on the wall there. All the brands saying that brands just pay to be on ‘the list’ to increase sales and drive the new market for the next year, and hey, imagine what brands would pay to be on that list, remember when I just said it drives sales, yep sadly, it works.

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Allure likes to break it down into different categories, best in, base, body, breakthrough (whatever that means) and eyes just for example. So did Allure create the Grammys of Makeup? How influenced by this list will you be? Let dive into some categories and what’s in them.

Base ➡️ you would think that this would be my favourite category because I’m all about that perfect base and less being more but, you’d be wrong to assume – within this list you will see a lot of familiar names ➡️ Marc Jacobs ➡️ L’Oréal ➡️ Estée Lauder and some that you might not know such as ➡️ Erborian, but something tells me that that brand is going to have a really good coming year. There are some on the list that I would even award myself such as NARS Soft Matte concealer which I use on the daily. I do get the list and Allure was smart to think it up but really anyone who does monthly favourites eventually does the yearly favourites so it goes back, what do they consider most for this list?

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I guess that there are nothing taken into consideration within the list except for the makeup who cares if something was completely stolen from a indie company – the thing that’s sad also is Allure choose the ‘bigger’ company when the indie company who the bigger brand completely ripped off deserves to be in that place isn’t, and you all would know in a second one I told you one of the names of the two I am referring to but that’s not the point here I guess. It’s the makeup, remember?

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Some products and brands I do truly believe deserve to be there and since it’s Allure almost if not all beauty of 2018 was more then likely sent by PR to the beauty team, and a lot of PR comes with stuff not even involving the makeup, like a free iPhone or Apple Watch. I guess it comes down to what you want to think and what you don’t all I know if the Powder Winner was a Becca Powder that I didn’t even know existed let alone was dominating 2018 – but hey, I’m only a beauty blogger in the hundreds of thousands, growing more and more every day, who lives in the makeup world but Allure knows better – and really I believe that they do. We all have and are entitled to our own opinions.

➡️ Well, you can check out the list for yourself right here!

➡️ Don’t forget about my last post! (SELF SETTING | DUPE ALERT | MAKEUPANDTHECITY)

➡️ Sadly the iPhone XR and Colourpop Christmas PR collection giveaway will be ending soon! the ways to win are hidden in previous posts.

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HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Hi beauty babes,

Sorry I’ve not been posting as much, work has been, well, overwhelming – it’s one of those be carful what cha wish for situations because I wanted this job so badly so I shouldn’t complain with the workload.

I won’t talk my head off to much for you guys this time – but I have a lot to say in the coming posts and we will address a lot!

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Ok – so I wanted to start off with a couple of PR items that have been piling up for a little while now, so this comes from Tom Ford and it’s my number one (1) gift idea and it is the Duo Fucking Fabulous treat your giftee like the queen she is with this iconic gift set from Tom Ford. Complete with both the spicy Fucking Fabulous perfume and its matching bright red lipstick, this set works for your friends at the top of both the naughty and the nice lists.

Get your hands on it only at TomFord.com

EXPLICIT. EXCLUSIVE. FABULOUS.

Moving on to number two (2) is Sephora Favorites Holiday Perfume Sampler which is amazing if you are the type of man or woman who doesn’t really know what type of scent works with your body chemistry then this is absolutely perfect, buying a perfume gift set is a sure bet if you know your loved one’s favorite fragrance. If you don’t know the preferred scent, you’re in luck. This sweet set will allow her or him, we don’t judge here, to try all of the Sephora favorites before you buy. Even better, once they lands on their signature scent, she can scoop it up for no additional charge with the included Sephora voucher.

This is the perfect gift available at Sephora and Sephora.com

Number three (3) would have to be Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini Macaron Set – Becca was the brand that really started it all with the highlighter craze with champagne pop and holiday time is the perfect time to shine, and these Mini Macarons by Becca provide the perfect glow. This set includes four different shades of the Shimmering Skin Perfector. The size of these beauties is perfect for using them as stocking stuffers, also.

Head over to Sephora to grab a set before they are gone!

Four (4) goes too Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer let’s face it, we tend to loose that beautiful natural tan when the holidays start to come around and this bronzer is perfect for warming up your complexion with ease. Too Faced’s rich chocolate bronzer is addictive, and not just because its fragrance mimics everyone’s favorite dessert. Enriched with cocoa powder and bronzing pigments, the vegan-friendly bronzer applies in the perfect matte hue to contour features and add some color.

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I like for my blog to not be only for woman but beauty is for all, so number five (5) is a sweet luxury three (3) Piece Shaving Set and the best part about it is it’s one of the best razors a man can use on his face, take it from me the best blades is one (1) or two (2) and you won’t have any face irritation. Razors don’t typically look like luxury beauty tools until you house them in this sleek metal stand. For the product organization diva who needs a proper place for everything, or the boyfriend who always leaves his shaving supplies all over the sink, this classy gift is as functional as it is pretty for him or her.

To purchase head over to Amazon.com

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