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COLD WEATHER FAVOURITES | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s going on MUATC, so I’m going to do something a bit different with this favourites post, I suck at monthly favourites posts and I know they are enjoyable – with that said I’m going to do a more, seasonal favourites – feel me? du fühlst mich? I am also going to add MUA set favourites as well.

I’m going to do ten (10) products every other day leading up to the ten (10) must have gifts for him and for her too give, or treat yourself

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This is actually my first sponsored post also by Bose® Speakers which is completely amazing and awesome so thanks you and welcome to the makeupandthecity family!

1. As some of you might or not know – I am a runner, I run every morning or try too and live my life and with music and with that I need a powerful headphone for my lifestyle, and water and headphones typically don’t play nicely together. But Bose have found a way to make it work. By using a water-repellent mesh in the open ports, we can keep what’s inside dry and fully functional. These earbuds aren’t afraid of sweat or rain – and now the weather can’t be an excuse to skip a workout.

➡️ Check them out here!

2. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel – I was sent this is a multi-press sample box and maybe use it more then I should! The Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Facial Peel specifically targets pollutants that are left sitting on the skin at the end of the day. Transforming gel-to-peel technology traps and gently peels off impurities and dead skin cells to unveil healthy-looking skin.

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➡️ Check it out here! and huge thanks to RIO RUBLIC RELATIONS NYC

3. Take color correction to the next level with MASTER CAMO by Maybelline this is also a MUA kit must have – I was sent a massive pr kit for these with so many to share for inside my ‘studio room’ which is just a room that’s my office filled with products, so if you’re interested in any please email kevinmakeupandthecity@gmail.com or go in contact me! Colour correction gets precise with this full coverage concealer. This targeted colour correcting pen features a precision applicator to camouflage skin tone imperfections.

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4. The Face Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask – Wake up to clearer-looking skin! Our fresh and breathable Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask is specifically formulated to care for oily skin and imperfections while you sleep. Infused with salicylic acid and Community Trade tea tree oil, this 100% vegan leave-on mask for oily skin will reduce the size and number of imperfections and achieve clearer, smoother, and healthier-looking skin. This is a gel type mask that will not stain the pillow, and in fact it dries down pretty quickly its 5:60am and I’m writing and I applied this mask last night and its still dried down on my skin – of course with Tea Tree oil it does smell intense at first but as it absorbs and dries down that goes away!

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5. https://youtu.be/k_VRFpz4QvI

6. SMILE SCIENCES is 100% cruelty-free and vegan, not only is SMILE SCIENCES gentle on teeth, it is gentle to the environment, kosher, FDA registered and made in the USA.
They offer worldwide shipping and superior customer service, SMILE SCIENCES is the go-to, at-home teeth whitening system to a wide array of clientele : from celebrities • top international beauty bloggers • socialites • busy parents • teachers • on-the-go business executives • anyone and everyone.

The original mint flavour kit (also comes in bubble gum) and it costs $300.00 but at check out USE the code CAMERONMICHAEL for 90% off – that is so massive and makes the perfect holiday gift. The results after just using it one time also is so intense, every kit comes with a shade guide just so you know! OH HELLO kit where the LED light actually plugs into your phone to power it – it’s the most powerful light that they have. USE CODE HELLOCAMERON for 50% off this kit. MUA KIT MUST HAVE!

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➡️ Check it out here!

7. NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer it has a natural look. High coverage. Soft-focus smoothing complex blurs, conceals, and smooth’s imperfections. Complete comfort. Completely natural-looking. Concealing hits an all-time high. Oil-free. Long-wearing. Non-drying. 16 shades for all skin tones. (NEW ➡️ MAKEUP REVIEW ➡️ NARS soft matte complete concealer )

➡️ Check it out here!

8. MacBook Pro is a must have computer for me for so many different reasons, if I’m writing or creating the high quality content you see, or editing set photos and cant forget get the amazing invoice program that you can only get on Mac to make sure that I am paid on time! The 15-inch MacBook Pro features a powerful Radeon Pro discrete GPU in every configuration. Manufactured with a 14 nm process, Radeon Pro graphics combine outstanding power with outstanding power efficiency. And now 4GB of GDDR5 memory comes standard on the top configuration, giving you fluid, real-time performance for pro tasks like rendering 3D titles in Final Cut Pro X. Every 13-inch model features powerful integrated graphics with 64MB of embedded DRAM, which accelerates graphics tasks. That means more time for what matters most — creating amazing work. Don’t compromise guys.

➡️ Check it out here!

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10. GLOSSIER SUPER PURE serum for fresh and clear skin, if you’re someone like me who tries a lot of different products then you want to make sure your skin is protected and you can fight anything before it come, there is a three (3) pack of these serums called the supers but out of them all I find SUPER PURE to be a game changer for you skin, Freaked-out skin, meet your match. The niacinamide and zinc in Super Pure visibly soothe redness and help calm blemishes, respectively—especially useful during that time just before your period. Junk food and stress are other skin-disrupting triggers that Super Pure helps counteract. It gets troubled skin in check and flushes out impurities, including excess sebum that builds up inside pores. The light, water-gel formula quickly absorbs into skin. Super Pure is an integral part of The Supers squad: three concentrated serums to refill your skin’s deficiencies, strengthening it day after day. (GLOSSIER – THE SUPER PACK | MAKEUPANDTHECITY)

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#MAKEUPANDTHECITY #MACBOO #BOSE #NARS #THEFACESHOP #GLOSSIER

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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

 

MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU THINK : (2015) PINK MOON | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Imagine living in a world where everyone was born gay and you were attracted to the same sex – being gay wasn’t the issue but being straight was.

To be honest when I started watching this movie they don’t give you much identifying factors as to what is happening, it wasn’t until one of the characters is laying in a hospital bed and the news is on and the man say ” there was another suicide today, that makes the second one this with, as a young boy came out as heterosexual ” then the point they are trying to make became very clear, and actually sit back and exhale.
I think this is a really good movie to watch, it holds a very powerful message.

In a society where heterosexuals are persecuted and abortion is forbidden, two teens are forced to hide an unintended pregnancy before their secret romance is exposed.

➡️this is a short film with a message that will leave you thinking.

Director : Sal Bardo

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This movie got ⭐6.6 / 10
I give this movie ⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Check it out on YouTube! its a really good movie! due to legal I cannot post the movie but it shouldn’t be too hard to find! I’m also going to add the winner of the MACBOOK PRO still hasn’t contacted me back and I messaged him twice so I will be redrawing for it! good luck!

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MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU THINK : (2014) BOYS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I used to do a post called “DATE NIGHT” which was just about a good movie(s) and my opinions on them and now being employed by EOne (Entertainment One) I get to go through so many LGBT (international) archives which I love so much!
So – I’m now going to keep that going a little bit more but it’s going to be ‘movies that make you think’ because sometimes you can watch a movie and it can completely change your thought process even for a day, or a couple hours.

This movie is called Boys but is originally called Jongens which is Boys in Dutch, so yes this movie will play with English Subtitles! If you happen to be apart of the LGBT community this movie will mean a little something more to you then others, it’s truly the typical love story that many of us can relate to or we really want too. Not to mention the character who plays Sieger (Actor : Gijs Blom) couldn’t be anymore handsome and such a good fit for the character.

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The storyline of BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. The friendship that develops seems nothing out of the ordinary, but Sieger secretly harbours stronger feelings for Marc. He engages in a lonely struggle with himself when it emerges that Marc is also in love with him. With his best friend Stef, Sieger discovers a motocross track outside the village. Events soon take on a momentum of their own as Sieger quickly becomes involved with Jessica. At last, he counts for something in the eyes of his tough older brother Eddy, who is secretly using the track to tear around on a moped. Sieger keeps quiet about this to his father, who often clashes with the rebellious Eddy since their mother’s death. Sieger tries to make peace between the two, but his mind is elsewhere, as he finds it increasingly.

➡️ It was a made for TV movie but it took the Film Festival circuit by storm, although the ending is very fitting for this movie, I, just like many of you was left wanting more, I understand people wanted to see more then kissing and more passion and exploring but you have to remember they are play fifteen (15) year olds and its not called “BOYS ON FILM” so we have to respect that this is just a love story and like in real life what we don’t see is well none of our business.

⭐ It got 7.9 out of 10 – which is no surprise at all, it is an amazing movie filled with love, self discovery, first kisses and it will have you connected from the get go.

I personally give this movie ⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Director : Mischa Kamp

If you’re into subtitles, hot guys, first love situations and self acceptance this is a movie you should watch, its absolutely cute and with some truly memorable moments that you will think about days later and smile which is the best part of a good film is when it sticks with you.

If you take the time to catch this movie, get at me and let know your thoughts, what did you think of the ending? Was it hand to loose the smile on your face after the movie ended? speechless.

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“Although I am broken; my heart is untamed”

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.

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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!