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THIS IS NOT A DREAM | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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In total, the collection is massive, consisting of one eyeshadow palette, one highlighter palette and four highlighter singles, one Super Shock Shadow vault, one kit, and six shadow singles, eight jelly shadows, nine body glitters, four lip bundles, a liquid lipstick vault, a makeup bag, and a partridge in a pear tree, oh, I am joking about that last one, but seriously — this line has a lot going on, and it’s all so, so good. I’m tempted to say this might be the brand’s best collection to date.

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SIDE NOTE ➡️ I do want to just say that I did not pay the price tag if $300.00US I was sent this collection in PR and I am adding it to my iPhone give away all you have to do is follow my IG account for a chance to win – I will not use this collection as I am a man and I was sent it in hopes of review but I know that this collection and a brand new black iPhone XR would make someone’s holiday’s better! ALSO this collection is sold out and will not be restocked!

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The Chasing Rainbows Palette is 15-pan palette which features the perfect ratio of wearable neutrals and shimmery statement shades. The top row of the palette is neutral and bronzy, while the middle row includes some fun-yet-wearable pinky berry tones. The last row is where things get really funky, with a few metallic shades, teals, and a matte aubergine to smoke things out.

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Jumping to the face for some major cheek shimmer, look no further than the Super Shock highlight palette it’s very pretty and what I like is the shades are very, very versatile. “Counting Sheep” is an ivory with a silvery sheen, “Pinch Me” is an opal pink accented by violet duo chrome glitters, “Guilty Pleasure” is an icy peach with golden sheen, and “Mr. Wind” is a light coral with a silvery sheen. If you don’t want to buy all four they do sell them in single form for only $8.00US oh – did I forget to say that everything inside this collection is available in single form.

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 I do find a lot of brand not being so exclusive with PR packages anymore meaning that they send then out to writers, influencers and editors and then once reviews go up and the brand picks up a little speed, it’s available to the masses – seem to me that this happen after that silly rumor that influencers get better quality products in PR.

The entire Holiday Collection includes the Chasing Rainbows Shadow Palette, Dream Sequence Super Shock Highlighter Palette, Flying Colours Liquid Lip Vault, Double Rainbow Super Shock Shadow Kit, Dream Baby Dream Lippie Stix Kit, and brand new shades of Jelly Much Shadow and Glitter Obsessed Body Glitters. Now I know that that is a lot of items and I’m not going to write about a lot of it only a couple of the items that I received extras of because I don’t want to for hygienic reasons as one of you killer babes will win it along with the new iPhone XR.

So this will be a smaller review of a five minute read which I’m wanting to start to do more of because who has the time to sit and read, I’m also getting everything that I need for video set up and my move from WordPress  to my own domain and site is almost done, it will be happening into 2019.

Remember follow me on Instagram for your chance to win above items and check out my full ‘The Cut’ review ➡️ THE CUT | DERMAROLLER | MAKEUPANDTHECITY there is a lot of information.
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ABH HOLIDAY PR | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Hey guys,
as we get closer and closer to Christmas day, I kind of want to know – does anyone else start to feel, lethargic? It starts out I’m so excited, and happy for the holiday, it’s a fairy tale in motion almost, then, I’m in a endless line up of shoppers, endless family members, crazy drivers, I say it every year about giving my time to people who need it, or helping at a shelter or donating and I mean to do it but I always forget, and I know I’m not the only one who has the thought, we are always told, it’s the thought that counts, so that’s it then, I can feel good because I did have the thought to do it, so why do I feel lost this time of year. Just so everyone knows, I did go to the shelter and offer my time before it became the after thought of the year. I guess we need to keep the faith and don’t forget the reasons why, whatever your ‘why’ is.

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Anyway, let’s talk about the new PR out from Anastasia Beverly Hills – Which I believe is actually available to buy for you guys which is super cool! I am going to be donating these this year because everything that is in the PR is sold separately which means already have it from past launches or maybe I will do an Instagram giveaway but I am still doing the iPhone XR giveaway right now (BEAUTY NEWS / LIFE 101 / WINTER SKIN YOU’D KILL FOR / IPHONE XR GIVEAWAY (CANADA)| MAKEUPANDTHECITY) so we shall see what happens. I have also noticed that it seems to be a process to subscribe to a WordPress blog, if you don’t have any account.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ It’s about your stats, daily visits, views, what was read, there is also an option if you don’t make an account to just enter an email and you are sent a link anytime a post goes live – that is just as well because I still have disabled likes and comments for personal reason, unless you are a WordPress admin the your like / comment will show through no matter what but anyways I just wanted to let you know for the giveaway, my IG is more personal but I guess what is the point of that, follow me on Instagram if you want to win, and from new followers that is how I will choose the winner I will also screen record from the giveaway site so you see I’m being fair. 

So the holiday PR came in two boxes this year, and within the first box I opened I saw something that I thought Anastasia Beverly Hills should have done for along time now – a eyeshadow vault and it was really nicely done also. Unfortunately the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette Collection is a limited edition set of 4 iconic ABH eye shadow palettes: Modern Renaissance, Prism, Soft Glam and Subculture, companies always say that something is ‘limited edition’ and they always bring it back so I don’t want to say get it before it’s gone because it is sold out right now on the website, but they are restocking is so if it truly was limited, then it would be once it is gone, it’s gone but being restocked – feel me?

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➡️ Each palette contains 14 eye shadow shades, from essential neutrals and vibrant shimmer shades to bright pops of color and each palette includes a dual-ended brush and a large mirror inside its travel-friendly packaging.

➡️ ABH is committed to cruelty-free product formulation, testing, and development which is a huge plus within the beauty community and extended.

If you haven’t seen these palettes or don’t own them, lets break them down by each palette, Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette is more warm, romantic shades with intense color payoff. Prism Eye Shadow Palette is more universal neutrals and prismatic metallic shades and I personally love using this palette on set. Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette is pretty much an essential neutral palette works with all skin tones and the color payoff is beautiful. Subculture Eye Shadow Palette is more edgy, grungy mattes and bold metallic shades – there was a lot of hype around this palette and when it came out it was a little underwhelming. It sell’s for $90.00US which is extremely good savings.

Next was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Holiday Pyramid Collection with an assortment of 8 shades of ultra-reflective metallic cosmetic glitters for face, body and hair. The Pyramid also came with 3 Mini Metallic Liquid Lipsticks in limited-edition shades – And included 4 Mini Lip Glosses also in limited-edition shades which nice to get some new during the holidays from a brand – Vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free as well. This is available only online and sells for $150.00US, Packaging is a big plus because it is beautiful looks good on a vanity.

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Next I got 2, 10 piece Liquid Lips from sets from ABH and I’m not going to go to far into details because we all know what a liquid lip is by now and we all know how they apply them. What I will mention is there is two sets for Fair – Light skin tone (Containing 2 new nude shades and 8 favorite shades) and Medium – Deep. Containing 8 new nude shades and 2 favorite shades – Each lip color features ABH’s full-pigment liquid formula that applies seamlessly and dries down to a weightless matte finish for smudge-proof wearability. This sells for $60.00US, and it very much so worth the price point.

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There was 1 more item but I’m going to save it for a upcoming post, along with a promise made from a different post not to far back! Don’t forget to follow me on IG for your chance to win the giveaway, and try to do something nice for someone else! Love wins!

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ILLAMASQUA | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Hi beautiful – how are you guys doin? I hope you all had a nice Friday night and you guys were safe and smart! and have some amazing weekend plans! I went out last night with some friends from high school and it’s so amazing to see how much their lives have changed – my one friends just had her second child and I thought too myself wow that seems absolutely crazy! But you know what, it really isn’t sometimes I forget that I am 27 years old and when my parents were younger then me they had a full house, three kids who they loved and took care of, it’s just so crazy to think sometimes how different things are from back then till now. It’s like penny who? What is heck is a penny! I’ve always said no matter what, time will always keep pushing us forward until one day we ask ourselves where did the time go?

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Moving on
too my UK favourite brand illimasqua – they are so amazing and they’re all about makeup for your alter ego but what they would be famous for would be there Skin Base foundation which is a company staple item, I don’t think it will ever go bye-bye  but more recently they all the top artists and makeup artists have been using their primer Veils – Which comes in ➡️ Hydra Veil ➡️ Matte Veil ➡️ Beyond Veil and a little bit more recently is the Beyond Powder – Which is recognized on a global scale for its ability to blind you with shine but also it’s extremely different texture, hence ‘Beyond Powder’ they also come in a variety of shades so no matter your skin tone you shouldn’t have any issue finding what works for yourself.

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Beyond Veil is an exhilarating partnership between two of Illamasqua’s iconic products: the intensely moisturising Hydra Veil and the metallic, illuminating Beyond Powder. The new unique, light-weight gel formula instantly rehydrates skin to give a natural, glowing finish where skin appears illuminated from within.
Formulated with multi-active ingredients, gardenia florida fruit extract and sodium hyaluronate help skin to retain a youthful look whilst haematococcus pluvais extract and vitamin C help to improve skin elasticity and brightness. I cannot say enough good things about this Beyond Veil its absouloutly what your skin and beauty routine needs, the iridescence to the formula is just so pretty.

Part hydrator, part primer, Hydra Veil instantly hydrates and smooth’s skin through a self-levelling, futuristic clear gel. Microalgae, Vitamin C and B3 work together to help maintain skins hydration levels, creating a healthy looking, balanced finish. Plant extracts also provide a calming and refreshing feeling, leaving skin fully prepped to apply your chosen foundation.

An oil control primer, Matte Veil preps the skin to create the perfect matte base for make-up application. It’s mattifying cream-gel formula absorbs excess oil whilst retaining the skin`s natural moisture levels, providing a silky, soft finish. Enhancing make-up longevity, Matte Veil also controls shine throughout the day and into the evening, keeping skin feeling healthy and balanced ➡️ this primer truly keeps the oil away so much so that I even laid down Matte Veil and then a face-oil and tried to mix them and no matter what way or how face I mixed the oil wouldn’t mix with the product or it encased it its on little tomb of some kind.

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Last thing I want to talk about because I am so happy about this and I have been saying since I was introduced to the company years ago is they need a liquid version of concealer for under the eyes and to conceal any redness on your face but just like Skin Base foundation is that full skin like coverage and finally they have the Skin Base concealer Pen with a cooling metal tip to further help with tired morning eyes or bags – it feels amazing, the formula is so beyond amazing! With Vitamin E, a powerful anti-oxidant that will effectively help to fight against free radicals, including the ones caused by UV light. This concealer, containing pro-vitamin B5, will help the moisture balance of the skin, allowing it to become softer, smoother and more elastic.

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ALSO ➡️ There are holiday type vaults on there website which ill link below where you can get four of the Beyond Powder highlighters and face faux filter powder. Also they even have a vault with one Beyond Powder and one Hydra Veil.

Check out ILLAMASQUA by clicking right here!

Be sure to check us both out on instagram with the handles below!

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Canada and USA don’t forget about my unbelievably easy giveaway!
Thank you so much for being here with me! Have a killer weekend, boys and girls!

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BEAUTY NEWS / LIFE 101 / WINTER SKIN YOU’D KILL FOR / IPHONE XR GIVEAWAY (CANADA)| MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s going on guys and girls, I’m sure that you’ve heard that one of the biggest beauty brands in the word (COVERGIRL) just became the largest brand to take the leap and go completely cruelty free, moving forward that is – I couldn’t see them getting rid of and replacing all existing products around the world and redoing planograms with the news. What is your thoughts about ‘Cruelty Free’ and Vegan? Is that something that you’re thinking about when you purchase makeup, doesn’t it almost seem like it’s trendy to be cruelty free or something like they don’t care about the animals they only care about the bottom line, and I wonder exactly what at this point, on that day, made them go hey lets go cruelty free – yeah it’s amazing but why now? and why not a long time ago.
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You know what they say, better late then never. Cruelty free international presented COVERGIRL with the internationally recognized gold standard for cruelty free designation.  No other certification program has the rigor that seeks to completely eliminate animal testing from a brand’s supply chain – it certifies that no COVERGIRL products or ingredients are tested on animals, either by COVERGIRL or its suppliers.

Do you guys believe in PNR? (PAID NEGATIVE REVIEWS) I can tell you first hand that there is, and I have been offered and truthfully when I was starting out with this did accept a PNR because I was childish and inconsiderate – but I have tried to fix the wrongs of my past and now I’ve been honest with the company who I said some not so nice things about and found out that they are better then the company who paid me to give a not so nice review and hype them, I’m sure if you look at my blog you can see in more recent posts just who I am talking about but truthfully that’s what stopped me from writing for so long, it just was a stupid thing and it not only jeopardized my integrity, but it influenced you, my friends and family too choose something based off of a lie. I’m very sorry – I’ve come to learn from my mistakes.

I’ve come to find the best skin care for me! It would be Knock Out by Tarte, MDNA skin The Serum and the Maracuja Gold Oil from Tarte and I will tell you why, when winter or colder weather comes around I like a little more protection for my skin, I’m one of those people who were like ‘oh oil for my skin, that doesn’t seem like a good idea for me’ I just thought since I have oily skin it would clog my pores like a lot of us but it is actually non-acnegenic which is a huge, huuuuuge plus for me! It’s a lightweight oil that hydrates the skin and balances acne prone skin which I didn’t know till I opened a 4 month package. My bad. I will also add that if you are not using this for a flawless makeup base I would only use it at night and I would remember that a little goes a long way when it cones to any face oils.
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Also – I have been mixing it in with my Tarte stick foundation while I’m doing by skin care, you know just under the eyes, around the nose and chin followed by adding adding some of the not so new NARS powder just repackaged so everyone thinks its new – in the shade flesh. It gives you the skin that you wish you had while under the makeup when you take it off you actually start to feel a lot more comfortable without makeup which is a huge plus because flaws are beauty too me! No one is perfect. If we all embraced our flaws then, oh know the beauty community would be no more! but we would be more empowered and comfortable!

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Wow, Did anyone else hear about Victoria’s Secret backlash due to saying they wouldn’t cast transgender or plus-size models? “Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy,” he told the publication. “It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is.” I am not going to even ask if you feel this is right because plain and simple it’s disgusting and wrong. We just need to keep the faith and make the worse seem better. I guess I will just post this video if Gigi Gorgeous who truly said it correctly.

So tell me, do you think this is fair? or right in any way at all? I am also going to be giving away a new iPhone XR in the same shade I have in yellow! my favourite color of course! Why, Yellow can represent anything. Sadness, Happiness anything you want it too be. Just like me, I can be whatever you’d like! This giveaway is only for Canada as I’m trying to grow my Canadian audience but I will include a Catrice 24h HD foundation vault for my international family, and the new tarteist™ PRO REMIX Amazonian clay palette which is you know there is a long, long waitlist for. It sold out within seconds – funny they did a brighter eyeshadow palette the same time James Charles x Morphe came out. (finishes: 🎨 matte 🎨 luster 🎨 metallic 🎨 duo chrome 🎨 shimmer 🎨 floating glitter)
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RED CHARITY PROJECT | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Hey boys and ghouls! Happy Halloween – clam down, I know it’s a day early but odds are I won’t be able to take the time to write tomorrow which sucks but it happens, Halloween for me has always been planning a concept taking the time to create the pieces needed for said project and me always going as me, why? I always make sure I do everyone else makeup before I do my own – resulting in me not having the time to make sure I look good actually I always look good, but you know what I mean!

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I wanted to take a post to talk to you about T H E M A K E U P S T O R E which you may or may not have heard of but you should, they are the company that really, starts the trends that your favourite companies later seem to come up with. The time stamps and receipts are there – HD power, makeup forever? Nope, Makeup Store first. There is so much that T H E M A K E U P S T O R E  in fact conceived and carried and the idea was just stolen from them, I urge you to click that link and check them out – and really look at the products and the concepts. Also this is not the first time I have taken the time to write about them. Based in Europe if you’re able to get yourself on the PR list then give yourself a pat on the back because they believe in exclusivity.

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T H E M A K E U P S T O R E  creates one of the top products that the cosmetic world has ever seen and it’s very sad too see that they are not promoted enough, could it be that companies might be scared, I know there is no original thought in this day and age but enough is enough.

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Anyways, back to what I wanted to call attention too – Emma & Therese Children’s Project (ETCP)
is a non-governmental organization working for orphans and other vulnerable children in Kabale, Uganda with focus on children living on the streets. The project was founded in 2011 by Emma Kock. Inspired by their work they have created lipstick Red Angel. When you buy the lipstick, all proceeds will be donated to Emma & Therese Children’s Project (ETCP)

Lipstick Red Angel has a warm color tone with a soft pink base and a hint of nude and red. The color suits everyone no matter skin tone. Provides a moderate coverage with a soft sheer finish.

SIDE NOTE ➡️Not tested on animals and is vegan.

I know that a lot of beauty brands do create charitys and stuff, it’s nothing new but this has been around for so long and has helped so many, and I’m just recognizing in the hope that is surrounded by a simple lipstick for so many kids who are sick, and hungry living on the harsh streets. So too all my beauty lovers out there click here and buy a $18.00 lipstick with stunning packaging and spread the word! This holiday season let’s not forget how lucky we are.

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CONCEALERS, AND YOU. | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Hi guys, before we get into this, I have one question – how are you? Jeans, white t-shirts, blue jeans, cell phone, what do you think of when you think about those things, the basics right? Concealer is a basic for me, I just love it, I love everything about concealer and what you’re able to achieve with it. Concealers can often be either too chalky, too thin, too sparkly, or too flat. Sometimes the simplest move is right when it comes to makeup and if you have to overthink it maybe it’s not right for you.

I was looking at all of my concealers, and I thought to myself, do I have a problem with concealers? I tell myself that I am just collecting all of them but really, am I really? So grab your concealer and coffee and lets get to the basics of concealer, and you.

For Sensitive Skin there are so many options out there, I personally do not have sensitive skin but honestly tell me what is the harm in using a concealer for sensitive skin it can only keep the skin from any irritation – If you have redness from sensitive skin, this concealer is the dream because it’s incredibly neutralizing and during this time of year, it’s very common to have redness from things like broken capillaries around the nose and along the cheeks – that’s when you want to go with a product with cooler undertones like Urban Decay NAKED SKIN – If you’re looking to conceal red, sensitive skin, this is my number one recommendation my next category and this one kind of go hand and hand.

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For Hyperpigmentation & Acne Scars A good full coverage concealer usually manages to cover most scars, but sometimes, extra measures need to be taken such as color correcting (COLOR CORRECTION : HOW and WHY?) and there are a bunch of really, really good color corrector out there but MAYBELLINE has one from the Master Camo like that works so amazing. Just blend one over your problem areas and top it off with a light dab of your favorite concealer to disguise the color. What scars? What sun spots? What redness?

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For Dark Undereye Circles there is so many good ones but I’m going too have to say NARS soft matte complete concealer is going to change your concealer game, it comes in shades that employ peach, apricot, or orange tones to cancel out the purple – blueish hues. I also like that its in a pot because of the type of brush that I would use while applying this concealer – I guess a doe-foot would be a little better but hey what can we do! Also NARS Radiant Creamy concealer is a cult favorite because the creamy texture glides on smoothly, making for easy application, but dries matte.

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Even the best undereye concealers can veer dry, powdery, and too matte, which only ends up accentuating what you’re trying to hide in the long run. This full coverage, waterproof option does no such thing. Rather, it adds a subtle radiance (not sparkle) to the area that you didn’t even know you needed, and that would be Bye-Bye Under eye by IT! cosmetics.

Multipurpose Concealing I would reach for Urban Decay ALL NIGHTER – I mean the packaging alone was why I had to have this, and don’t get it wrong, if I see something I like I will go out and buy it and then if it doesn’t come in PR I won’t worry to much about it but – Perhaps most importantly, the slight tackiness means it holds up throughout the day, but it’s creamy enough that it looks completely natural.

For break outs and acne in general there is Bye-Bye Breakout from IT! Cosmetics and despite this concealer’s medium-but-buildable coverage, it feels light as air on the skin. Plus, it contains a slew of oil-absorbing and zit-fighting ingredients like kaolin clay, tea tree oil, and sulfur. There is also an amazing setting or face powder from this line that I used to always use  so even your most stubborn breakouts will be safely hidden.

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For oily skin there is KVD lock it concealer a full-coverage concealer that feels lightweight, but has the power to cover even the darkest tattoos – and hormonal breakouts my sister tells me! Never thought I would meet a concealer I didn’t have to set with powder — until I used this. Even better, it’s such a full coverage formula that you can use as a foundation replacement, just dot over just-moisturized skin and blend but it dries to a very matte finish. This does-it-all concealer masks dark spots and undereye circles, but also has a built-in primer at its core to blur imperfections and leave skin with a velvety finish.

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So there you go covers almost all the areas that you’d need the only one I’m missing is mature skin but that is because I have something coming that needs it’s own post! also know that you are in good hands when it comes to these recommendations because I have tested them all as I do not wear foundation much.

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Good morning, boys and girl! you know I was checking my traffic reports and times that my viewers, view, is between, 8:00am  – 10:00am and then after that after lunch going forward! So thank you for having me be apart of your morning routine!

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Is anyone else absouloutly loving this cold fall weather – it’s beyond refreshing and so comfy to sleep under a big blanket all nice and warm with a dim apple cinnamon candle lit in a cold room! Lipstick ornaments, advent calendars, glitter everything –  When it comes to holiday makeup collections, most brands are pretty predictable. Unless, of course, that brand is NARS Cosmetics — and this year, the industry rebels didn’t disappoint. The brand recently released a studded holiday collection inspired by the iconic punk fashion of the 1970s, which features an array of new lip colors and playful palettes, as well as some cult classics from the iconic brand. I see you Laguna!

NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette, is the palette is loaded with the kind of cult classics you would always home that someone would buy for you or that you would buy for yourself, but were always JUST out of your budget. Packing Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm Blush into one set not only makes them slightly more affordable, but also adds a level of convenience for those of us who just want all our face powders in one place. I could say exactly how beautiful the bronzer, blush, and highlighter looked on the model when they sent me this collection to review but I do not think I’d be able to do any justice.
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NARS Orgasm Infatuation Palette, $42.00, available at Sephora

NARS Defiant Lip Gloss Coffret, there’s never been a doubt that NARS makes a good lip gloss, but there’s something about this smoky brownish-red color in particular that makes it party, office, and kiss-friendly. So Glisten up with an irresistible, limited-edition trio of cult-favorite Lip Gloss formula steeped in sultry shine. Lush. Longwearing. Fully-loaded luster.
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NARS Defiant Lip Gloss Coffret, $39.00, available at Sephora

NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette is so beautiful, and is a makeup lover must have, some of the shades within this palette are eye-catching the orange shadow in this palette is what initially grabbed my attention; I’ve been seeing tangerine and rust shades everywhere lately, and I wanted to play around with this shade but my swatch looked more red. So, I added a bit of the deep purple lightly on top and it was so beautiful. Full pigment, completely blendable and lasts forever. With or without a primer. The size of this palette also makes it perfect for a stocking also for travel! The only thing is they are selling out extremely fast of this current shade range.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Some of the shades within this palette seem to stain the eye – so make sure that you have a good makeup remover!
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NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette, $49.00, available at NARS.com

NARS Manic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set the Vicious color from this set is like a soft pink and a rich red lipstick had a baby. It makes lips look a tinge darker and sexier, and the crayon application is totally dummy-proof. Totally travel friendly, and again the perfect stocking stuffer. They are also iconic NARS products – NARS core products.
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NARS Manic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set, $45.00, available atSephora

NARS High Voltage Highlighting Palette well as much as these highlighters look highly pigmented at first sight, they come off very sheer. I would compare it to a setting powder with a light touch of shimmer. If you do a dusting all over your face for a ‘lit from within’ look, ideally could take a bad situation and make it a lot better. If you want a more obvious highlight, this probably wouldn’t be for you, but if you just want an overall healthy glow, you’ve met your match.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ You can also try laying same shade colors for a more intense highlight, or duh – wet your brush with a setting spray.
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NARS High Voltage Highlighting Palette, $42.00, available at Sephora

I did cover the amazing NARS advent calendar (HOLIDAY GIFTS TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION – PART TWO | MAKEUPANDTHECITY) and those babes are close to selling out or when this goes live they might be but I will include photos below of what you will or would have got within.
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NARS was my first professional brand that I saw and fell in love with when I was just becoming interested in the world of beauty and lifestyle – I remember getting my best friend to take me to Toronto for the second time in my entire life to go to, well, Sephora – at the time I didn’t even know what Sephora was. I felt so out of place or like I shouldn’t be there – I remember it so clearly because I was so out of my comfort zone. I bought a duo eyeshadow called Pandora and I think I bought a couple of red bottomed brushes.

Now lived in and living in Toronto and so much time gone by and my career at a point where I walk into any Sephora in North America and most know me by name is so crazy to think back to that little boy who was so scared and out of place.

Wow you made it this far, my hearts still beating and it beats for you – so click that follow button to see what comes next and keep me alive!

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