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WHAT IS UNDERTONE? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s up makeupandthecity, it’s almost time to launch my own site and branch away from WordPress – if you’ve been with me from the start too the six (6) month, I did buy domain and got rid of the WordPress.com part from my website but there was a lot more in regards to legal that I still had to conform and fit my branding to which I don’t think is always fair or looks out for what is best for the bloggers of WordPress.

BUT moving on to your skin and your undertone and why you should be able to look at yourself in the mirror and look at shades and be able to match your shade – or the shade of your client(s) this also will be helpful with finding good colors that work on your eyes or will make your eyes pop or help you to know the colors to stay away from perhaps the most helpful thing to know to get your colors matched perfectly is your undertone for sure.

There are three classifications for undertones: warm, cool, and neutral. If you have warm undertones, your skin will lean peachy, yellow, or golden. If you have cool undertones, your skin will lean pink, red, or blue. If you have neutral undertones (like me) your skin will have some mixture of these colors. There are some sneaky clues hidden on your body and in your fashion choices to help out,

➡️ The first clue that I learned about how to find your proper undertone is check out the inside of your wrists – do your veins appear blue or green? If they look blue/purple, you’re cool-toned – if green, you’re warm-toned. If you have trouble telling, you probably lean neutral. This is one of the simplest ways to find your tone but if you’re covered in tattoos as I am then maybe this trick will work better,

➡️ Are there certain colors you find you look better in? If you look best rocking jewel-tones such as blues, purples, and emerald-greens, you’re cool-toned. If you favor earth-tones such as reds, oranges, yellows, and olive-greens, you’re warm toned. And for you lucky guys or girls who can get away with all the colors, you have neutral undertones.

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You can also check out the color wheel which will help you when it comes to tone and color correction which you can check out my post about it here ➡️ COLOR CORRECTION : HOW and WHY? 

When you get it, you get it! No more wrong shade or annoying returns, especially if you’d like to work if this industry there are some things that you’re going to want to just down, undertone and color correction are my two (2) must know for sure! If you have any questions check out the contact page and get at me!

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GIGI HADID x MAYBELLINE | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Hi guys and girls, what’s going on! Remember before I was talking about not being able to get to all of my PR boxes due to moving and all the other exciting thing, well I opened the new collaboration between Gigi Hadid and Maybelline New York so I thought mind as well go with it, this collection is not out to the public and was to be open by a certain date (two (2) weeks ago) I also have some pretty crazy but sad new coming up in a week or so, so you can expect a stand alone post regarding that! my website is also pretty much done now we are just working on headers and downloading content and selling spaces to advertisers so that they can be active ads constant and changeable by the company like you see with the too faced ‘product of the month’ also I don’t know if anyone has realised but its new products sold a week earlier which is pretty cool!

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It’s finally here: a flat lay of the open Jetsetter makeup palette that Gigi Hadid has created for her Maybelline collaboration. The California-born model loves a natural look, so it’s no surprise that everything in this all-in-one palette is very wearable. According to the IG post, the palette is packed with eyeshadow, concealer, blush, bronzer, highlighter, mascara, lip balm, and brushes – and it’s still under $45

SIDE NOTE ➡️ this collection isn’t available in Canada as of now and I’m not going to add the date its to drop because, its said to be dropping early as it did most places.

The only downside? It appears that the palette comes with two concealer shades that will only work on light to medium skin tones, leaving a large portion of individuals with shades they simply can’t use. No official word yet on shades, or any other details about the palette.

This is a limited edition collection of course, with beautiful shades, typical name and luxury packaging for the Maybelline brand and According to the model, the collection is ‘for the people who are maybe intimidated to do full glam every day.’ And while the collection is divided into East Coast and West Coast capsules – Gigi encourages shoppers to mix and match everything the way she herself does.

The fiber mascara is one of the most have product I think and let me just say, if this works wonders on my arm hairs I can only imagine what it would do to the actual eyelashes – Apparently, this double-sided product was previously only available in Japan, and it’s pretty darn fun to use. First, you apply a coat of mascara as usual, then you brush on the tiny white fibers encased in the opposite end of the tube, which build up your natural lashes before you seal them in with another coat of the mascara. I can see why this collection is so sought after plus the PR package was absolutely beautiful in its own rights. 

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Gigi insisted that she relies on this stuff in lieu of individual false lashes. I don’t entirely believe this, but that doesn’t change the fact that this is a very good, non-clumpy mascara.

I wonder if the hype behind this is as it should because from what I have in front of me isn’t anything to go crazy over at all, its kinda, well not very pigmented and very powdery with a lot of fall out sadly, the lipsticks are typical Maybelline formulation and the mini brushes are already in the garbage. I cant wait to see what you guys have to say or think, is it mostly about a name? or other then the already boosted about mascara from me, am I being to harsh to expect more from the drugstore brand!

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TOP FIVE (5) IT! COSMETICS PRODUCTS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I used too work with IT! cosmetics before the L’Oréal take over and now that they have a massive back up to help the small company evolve and grow to a multi-million dollar well known company, I wanted to wait a bit before working with IT! cosmetics just to see the direction that they would go. Since reaching out I’ve been sent some press samples to use and try out on set and via print and I’m happy to bring you the top five (5) products from IT! cosmetics.

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the first product would have to be Bye Bye Pores Primer they are a lot of primers out there and they all have claims to be the best but when it comes to real results it doesn’t work out so well – but with this primer the claims are all 100% true, as soon as you apply Bye Bye Pores Primer to your skin you immediately look airbrushed and the skin looks better, even wearing this primer alone leaves the skin with benefits which again is a major plus. Some of the main reasons this primer works so well is some of the main ingredients of moroccan lava clay, colloidal clay, purifying charcoal, papaya fruit extract, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides and niacin – plus exclusive Bye Bye Pores Optical Blurring technology. When I wore this primer it did not clog my pores and is oil-free, it also didn’t melt under studio lights and lasted through sweat, even on acne prone no acne was made worse or developed due to Bye Bye Pores Primer.ITPRIMERBYEBYE
DID YOU KNOW ➡️ Almost all products from IT! cosmetics are developed with plastic surgeons.

Next product that is a must ➡️ You Sculpted Face (and body) Universal Contouring Palette which I actually have two of because the last time I did a product pull I picked this product and have had it for two (2) years, there are a few small changes now in packaging and some shades but it has it all from warm, cool tones to matte highlight shades – Talc-free, and perfect for all skin types and skin tones, these shades are infused with anti-aging collagen, silk and peptides to blend effortlessly and deliver smooth, natural-looking coverage that lasts all day with six (6) universally flattering shades.

ityousculptedNext ➡️ Brow Power is an amazing eyebrow pencil and it’s waterproof which is a major plus and the shades that they offer are pretty cool – it’s almost as if they found a way to add a light and dark tone into one shade for a more natural and real applied brow (put to the test against ABH brow products and came out on top) The custom 1.4mm tip, combined with the built-in brow grooming spoolie delivers the look of real hair to your brows with precise hair-by-hair like application that adheres to skin and looks like real hair in just seconds – you achieve long-wearing, budge-proof and sweat-proof results easily and extremely quickly.itbrowpowersuperskinny Next ➡️ Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder with SPF 50+ the fact that they mention airbrush in the name is smart because that is exactly what you’re going to get is beautiful airbrushed skin that is effortlessly blended and left unbelievably even – the lightweight powder instantly transforms the look of your skin with a veil of optical-blurring pigments, and visually camouflages imperfections while providing powerful sun protection. Infused with hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed collagen, niacin and peptides, the talc-free formula also gives you completely buildable coverage that never settles into lines or pores and restores your complexion with loads of skincare benefits and flawless results.

complete must have for everyone and every skin type, especially if you’re just running around and you quickly blend it all over and pat with sponge in areas you need fuller coverage.

Superhero™ 4-in-1 Eye Transforming Super Shadow and Liner Brush has to be one of the coolest brushes I’ve seen in a while and is for sure one (1) of the top five (5) products for me – To experience your Superhero™ eyes, use the eyeshadow brush end to apply your all-over shadow. Slide up the brush base one click to buff in your crease shadow. For added definition, slide up the brush base another click and smudge shadow along your lower lash line. To finish, use the angled eyeliner brush end to effortlessly apply your liner.

economic handle and custom-cut brush heads for easy, controlled application.

Don’t forget to follow IT! Cosmetics on IG ➡️ @itcosmetics

Everything mentioned is available and itcosmetics.com

 

L’Oréal TOP DRUG STORE MAKEUP / HAIR / SKIN | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I’m actually so excited to write this and I’ve been waiting for some time because I’ve been working closely with a couple different departments of L’Oréal and I will say of all of the companies I have had the pleasure of working work L’Oréal takes the cake with dedication – fearless and love for it’s creators.
IF you’ve had the pleasure of working with L’Oréal or L’Oréal luxe
you will understand when I say how amazing of a company they are.


L’Oréal Paris offers a complete range of make-up products, from trendy innovations to makeup bag essentials.

We have the know-how and product performance to give you what you are looking for in your make up. You’ll feel worth it with perfectly defined eyebrows, your ideal shade of lipstick, sophisticated nail polish colours, a flawless face and eyes to steal the show no matter the occasion.

Whether you need your everyday routine or you’re getting ready for a fabulous red-carpet night out, explore our make up range to find your match

Alright, I know, I know what you’re all here for – first I want to talk about makeup from L’Oréal and how much it’s stepped up it’s game – complexion (1) Infallible Colour Correcting Kit vs. MAKE UP FOREVER five (5) Camouflage Cream Palette I truly thought from using MAKE UP FOREVER cream palette that it would be such a winner but it didn’t even come close to L’Oréal and I’m not sure if its because L’Oréal made theirs after so the formula is better and pigmentation is more secure – honestly to compare the price of one (1) too another its really a no brainer, if you want color correction and coverage you would find L’Oréal in my kit over MAKE UP FOREVER in this case.

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NEXT ➡️ L’Oréal Infallible PRO-MATTE 24h Foundation I love just as so many other influencers do, the Infallible line from L’Oréal offers so many foundations for so many skin needs, skin types, coverage levels and so much more. L’Oréal is full to medium coverage, but it feels extremely light, In other words, it doesn’t feel cakey on the skin, it is a 24-hour foundation but I will say it doesn’t last 24-hours, but it comes very close.
I apply this foundation with my Beauty Blender because I feel it leaves it smoother and more even on my face, rather than with the typical foundation brush. Another thing I liked a lot was that, with drugstore foundations it’s common that they don’t come in many shades but L’Oréal  has one for almost every skin color – also L’Oréal is one of the only drugstore brands to carry foundations and products for every skin tone.

I put this foundation against Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder as it has amazing matte properties to the product along with many, many other benefits and this is where it became fun too me! I created mini heat wave on two different models and L’Oréal outlasted CT but not by that much : then I created a little caught in the rain moment and L’Oréal beat CT by a long, long, looooooong shot.

What I found, CT claims to be only 18-hour wear that is very untrue, you will be lucky to get even 5-hours. L’Oréal claims to be 24-hour, which I don’t want to say isn’t true because you will get almost 20-hours from this product.

None of the caused breakout when worn overnight but we all know you shouldn’t ever sleep with your makeup on.

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PRO TIP ➡️ USING A TESTER APPLY STRIP LINE OF THE FOUNDATION DOWN THE BACK OF YOUR HAND WAIT 60 SECONDS TO SEE IF THE AIR (OXIDIZATION) WILL HAVE AN EFFECT OF THE COLOR PAYOFF AND SHADE AND PICK ONE SHADE LIGHTER.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS IN NO WAY A BASH AT ANY OF THE OTHER BRANDS THAT I PUT AGAIST THE BRAND!

➡️ CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR PART TWO (2)

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TIFF (toronto international film festival) client list and work | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Dianna Agron at the Toronto Film Festival premiere for Novitiate on September 11, 2017. DRESS – Christian Dior MUA and makeup partner – Tarte – Kameron Smith. artist brushes used only.

Brie Larson at the Toronto (@torontolife) Film Festival (@tiff_net) premiere for Unicorn Store on 09/11/17. Dress : Schiaparelli Couture MUA and makeup partner : Kameron Smith (@esteelauder) Jewelry : Tiffany & Co. @tiffanyandco

Tatiana Maslany for The Hollywood Reporter – TIFF 2017 – MUA and makeup partner – Estée Lauder – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.

Armie Hammer for Variety Studio, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada – September 9, 2017 – Men’s grooming – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.

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‘The Mountain Between Us’ premiere, Toronto International Film Festival – September 10, 2017 – Kate’s MUA assistant and makeup partner – Dior – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.

Rachel McAdams at the Toronto Film Festival Premiere for Disobedience DRESS – Elie Saab MUA and makeup partner – YSL – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.

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

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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.

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I’m almost sure that there isn’t anyone out there that can’t relate to this, music can control your mood and help you gain perspective – I’ve learned early on that I’m different, I see things so much more clearly. I want something – nine (9) times out of ten (10) I will always get it, not to sound like a spoiled brat or anything because it’s not coming from a place of place of negativity, I just like you, work hard for what I want in life. I vividly remember someone telling me “wow do you have a horse shoe up your ass” and thinking back to it.. what do you think?

Do you believe that some people just have it easier then others, do you believe if you’re more attractive that you will get more in life then someone who isn’t attractive? but who the hell has the right to tell you that you are not beautiful, I’m so sorry for the world that we live in, and what we see as ‘perfect’ isn’t perfect at all.

Everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses it’s meaning, how far will you go? What would you give up to be perfect?

HOW do you define a word without concrete meaning? To each his own, the saying goes, so WHY push to attain an ideal state of being that no two random people will agree is WHERE you want to be? Faultless. Finished. Incomparable. People can never be these, and anyway, WHEN did creating a flawless façade become a more vital goal than learning to love the person WHO lives inside your skin? The outside belongs to others. Only you should decide for you – WHAT is perfect. YOU tell me.

So moving on to something a little less intense and that is affiliate codes – please understand brands typically approach when you have 50k+ subscribers and the affiliate codes are for you! It’s for you to save money on products that I have tried and fully support and love, influencers most of the time WILL not give you a code to a brand that we do not support, and trust me we get offers which I will show you some examples of as we go.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ if you have questions please feel free to ask me about what I am paid and what I am making in commission off of these codes from your support – Another thing that I do want to point out is for advertisement on my blog, or social media we do sign legal contracts because we don’t all make the same amount. If I legally cannot talk about it – I can tell you that on a two day payment basis I do not accept offers that are not $1500.00+ when it comes to codes they are commission base and I can talk about it because we typically make the same amount – which I will be honest and tell you what I make off my commission of you using my affiliate code!

1) SMILE SIENCES
After years of struggling with porcelain staining and tooth sensitivity from in-office and over-the-counter teeth whitening products and procedures, Smile Sciences founders, Deanna Gardner and Andra Moore, were determined 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SMILE SCIENCES CLICK HERE!

A98A8746_copy_1024x1024.jpgThe original teeth whiten kit gets you ten (10) shades whiter in one (1) use! and as you keep using it, it keeps whitening. It sells for $300.00 using code CAMERONMICHAEL will get you 90% off so with my code you will only pay $29.00 – I make 10% commission off of this.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT AND READ MORE!

A98A8748_copy_e4d7af51-e2c6-4a27-a41e-624fd8ca6d11_1024x1024OH HELLO teeth whitening kit is actually the kit that I’m working with smile sciences with to incorporate a marketing strategy to include in every makeup artists, due to the fact the trays are washable and plug into a phone – it is more ideal then the original kit. (check out my original post MAKEUPANDTHECITY x SMILE SCIENCES) Unlike the commonly used 5 bulb led light, this model has 16 led bulbs making it powerful yet safe.

This kit sells for $80.00 but with the code HELLOCAMERON you save 50% which would make it only $40.00 that you would pay for this amazing kit – I make 10% commission and advertisement due to my marketing strategy that I can safely say I was the first to think of and collaborate with a brand!
You will also find that I am one of three to have a affiliate code for OH HELLO!
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2) TOO FACED COSMETICS
Too Faced Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jerrod Blandino got his start behind the department store makeup counter in the mid ‘90s. He quickly realized that just a few minutes in the makeup chair could transform and empower his clients. He recognized that makeup is so much more than a little color on a woman’s face – it is an instant mood booster, a best friend, and a powerful ally.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TOO FACED CLICK HERE!

TOO FACED is actually an affiliate of makeupandthecity so I am contracted by STREAMLINE to market advertising and products I love in ‘product of the month’ it isn’t about buying anything – it’s just ad space I am paid for. TOO FACED owns 20% of MAKEUPANDTHECITY.

3) MORPHE
Purveyors of professional-grade make up brushes and sumptuous, 35-pan shadow palettes, Morphe Brushes will enable you to make up like a make up artist – blending your complexion, eye and contour products to perfection to achieve a flawless, airbrushed finish. With a spectrum of styles for effortless application of powder, cream and liquid formulations – from the softest, fluffy powder brushes to flat-topped buffing brushes and tapered, mini blending brushes – you can create a naturally beautiful effect.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MORPHE CLICK HERE!

Online and in store my code is MUTHECITY for 15% off everything except sale items and make 25% commission from your support.
Honestly MORPHE to me is really hit or miss, I accepted affiliantion with the company when I was using their brushes a lot.

4) ARTIS BRUSHES
Makeup applies more uniformly due to the CosmeFibre®. The uniform structure of this engineered fibre plus the tapered ends helps apply product more consistently than animal hair. Artis brushes on average have 3-10 times as many individual fibres as conventional brushes. More fibres do more work with every pass across the surface of the skin. For example, the Oval 10 Brush has over 250,000 individual fibres each with a microscopically small and soft tip.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ARTIS CLICK HERE!

img_1493-1MAKEUPANDTHECITY partnered with ARTIS for their launch into Canada at Holt Renfrew (check out the previous post) and we signed for advertisement on a two (2) week base via banners from AD SENSE – this was one of my most profitable partnerships.
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5) AD SENSE

AD SENSE sends me new ads to add to my blog posts and pays out weekly, again this was one of my most profitable advertisement and marketing partnerships. They are amazing to work with and huge shout out to them. 

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