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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x SMASHBOX – next chapter in MASTER CLASS! ★ exclusive ★

What’s up makeupandthecity, 

So today I experienced an act of kindness that was super super nice, I met a guy who was really nice and he offered for me to come by the coffee shop that him and his sister owned and I said I wanted to get some espresso and coffee for blogging and I wrote down my page for him to check out, long story short it was right around the corner from me! 

So I decided to bring them a couple of free products for men and some for his sister who he said would also be there! So I get there and it’s closed, so I’m like hmm, that’s kinda strange but he saw me and ran to the door and let me in and he said he was waiting also an hour for me so I was like wow thank you but you didn’t have to do that I thought it was 24/7 and I always said here I brought you and your sister some things, they loved them and were so thankful and he told me I could get anything I wanted on him and I offered to pay but he wouldn’t let me. 

It was just really nice that they would stick around an hour after they closed for me (and had no clue when I said I would be coming and he was very handsome) and I’m really happy to have made two new friends in New York so Google or go too CUPPING ROOM CAFE in NEW YORK CITY because they were simply amazing and the espresso was amazing also! Packs a punch! I didn’t have a photo so I just used a snapchat location and cropped it so it looked a little pretty. 

I will for sure, for sure be going back maybe when they are open to try the menu! 

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It seems when SMASHBOX sets releases a new master class I always seem to get them first which makes me happy – I try to not talk about overly talked about item or items that are, well, hyped up. 

I love this SMASHBOX MASTER CLASS because it’s almost like a little factory in a box to literally create custom shades that you want too with eye shades and lips shades almost how it would be done in a factory which is so so so cool. 

Let’s break it down ➡️ it’s an eye, lip, and face palette of eighteen (18) essential shades and eleven (11iridescent duo-chrome transformers that instantly step up your makeup possibilities – this palette will take you almost to smashbox studios testing and creating shadows and lipsticks, being playful, from lips to cheeks you’ll learn to master the on-set technique SMASHBOX’s pro makeup artists use to create and instantly reinvent looks with transformer shades. 

This palette features four palettes of essential lip, cheek, and eye colors to create endless looks on their own, or mix with transformers to create over seventy six (76) additional eyeshadows, eighteen (18) lipstick colors, and four blush tones that let you play with a new look every day.

Each palette pops in and out for effortless on-the-go customization which is pretty cool and seems to be included in all the new master class from SMASHBOX. 

It reallly really reminds me for all of you guys and girls out there who have loved SMASHBOX from the get go they used to have a little four triangle pan eyeshadow transformer that you applied over older shadows to breath new life into them and change them completely in fact I think I still have one some where in my archives of makeup – yeah I don’t play around. 

With one swipe, wearable day looks effortlessly turn into attention-grabbing night looks, silky mattes suddenly sparkle, and neutral lips get amped to vamp. 

Oh yes – this master class is one to grab from SMASHBOX and let me tell you if you’re a collector of masterclass you would know how beautifully they can be added to a book shelf and look just like books. If you’re new to makeup and have been collecting the masterclasses by now you’d have it on point. They truly do teach you pro-tips and give you industry insight that you wouldn’t find anywhere! 


SIDE NOTE ➡️ to get you started, SMASHBOX L.A. photo studio pros included three get-the-looks and shade-mixing tips for blending killer color combinations as they also way add to any box, palette, they never won’t teach you a little bit about the products but creating is up to you! 

PRICE ➡️ $80.00 (valued at $300.00) 

Sadly, like all MASTER CLASS by SMASHBOX they are limited edition and only available at Sephora but you can buy it or check it out here!

This product is also formulated without • sodium lauryl sulfate • parabens • phthalates and is cruelty-free. 


Over all I really can’t see anyone being sad with this palette the almost chemistry feel of it and making your own personal shades as you mix and match – who knows could spark your imagination and your on your way to your own cosmetics company! 

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x HOURGLASS – number one foundation and liquid lips, plus, let’s talk. 

Sup makeupandthecity, 

As I’ve mentioned, the last couple days have been less then ideal but I will say to you guys what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger people that I once knew what I was making dumb choices, I no longer know. I have my blog which I love so much, and with my blog comes all of you and I’ve come to love you all in different ways – don’t think for a second I don’t lurk and see what some of you guys are up too!

I have my amazing job in NYC with ENTERTAINMENT ONE or as much would recognize it as EOne and EOne Music in Publicity, Media and Promotions which I’ve been doing a little bit off hence my Producer position with Max Emerson – and I have my amazing boyfriend who I tell everything too and who I love so much. We can talk for so many hours and it only feels like a minute oh shit we have to go to sleep. 

It’s been so many year since some of my “mistakes” in life which really were people who I thought I loved and I thought I had answers that I didn’t have based on ignorance and stupidity and the snow ball effect, but I will tell you anyone who messages Dan bullshit drama about me, I don’t get it. What do you want? For me to break up with him? Because I will not. I will not the mistakes that I made in the past. People can be so consumed with hatred it’s absolutely disgusting and so disrespectful – no matter what I wouldn’t ever ever ever try to create a fight over nothing, how planned out this person made it and horrible things – it’s disgusting and inside and out, so are you. All that it’s showing me is that you’re in love with and coming for my relationship to get me single and is such a calculated and a absolutely disgusting way that should involve the police. 

I love Dan more then anyone or anything and I never ever knew what love was until I met him and as soon as I saw him I literally told him, i didn’t ask him, I said I’m going to take you out for a date and rest is history – I’ve been so blessed the past yeah and I’ve had some personal sadness of course. I guess the real reason I’m telling you(s) guys all this is because I can’t understand holding deep down all of that hatred and wanting something that someone else has and going extremely out of your way to say absolutely disgusting things. People need to respect and love eachother because in the end, it’s not Daniel and I who are hurt – its you, you sad pathetic man. 

Sorry guys I just had to get that out because odds are they stalk my blog like a lowlife anyways!  

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Today we’re going to talk about the ultimate I think summer foundation and eye products from HOURGLASS! 

Starting with THE MIRACLE FOUNDATION  – IMMACULATE® LIQUID POWDER FOUNDATION just a quick little note there did change the packaging for this before it was wasting a lot of the product sadly that the pump couldn’t get due to the consistency of the makeup. 

IMMACULATE® has to be by far ONE (1) of the best foundation out there just for application and the way it allows the skin to breath and it doesn’t look cakey at all on the skin, the finish is amazing. 

Mind you this is a at home foundation for life it’s not a foundation for set or something could it work? Yes. Is there better for being on set? Yes.

This is one of those foundations that is literally like a treatment don’t sleep in your makeup ever! But if you did happen to fall asleep with this breakthrough foundation that absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections and delivers a long lasting velvet matte finish I think you’re going to be ok. It is marketing to guys ad girls with oily shin but normal skin can also wear this formula of course.  

The revolutionary formula has been shown to reduce the appearance of blemishes, pores, acne scars and acne for naturally matte, complexion-perfecting coverage that lasts. This is one (1) foundation that doesn’t play around plus it took almost eighteen (18) years to complete! 

WOW results • 100% reported an improvement in overall skin appearance and skin smoothness • 83% reported a decrease in oil production and the need for touch-ups • 80% reported a visible improvement in the appearance of acne scars • 70% reported a visible improvement in the appearance of pore size • 63% reported a reduction in the appearance of breakout severity • Based on a 4-week consumer study of 30 women with oily, acne-prone skin • Oil-free, non-comedogenic formula won’t cause blemishes or clog pores • Lightweight formula transforms instantly from a liquid to powder to a longwearing velvet matte finish • Formulated with Cashmere Kaolinite Clay

– Controls oil that can lead to blemishes

– Draws out impurities to keep skin clear

– Absorbs 75% of its weight in oil without drying skin • Safe for sensitive, blemish-prone skin • Vegan. 

It is without ➡️ Parabens • Fragrance • Nanoparticles • Oil • Phthalates • Gluten • Synthetic dyes. 

➡️ it is absolutely not tested on animals. 

PRICE ➡️ $75.00 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml 

If you’d like to learn more or check out for yourself then click here please remember it is a luxury line so the prices will reflect that but it’s worth it. x

OPAQUE ROUGE LIQUID LIPSTICK THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MATTE are so killer! Fairly new to the market and reformulated and HOURGLASS does a lot without making a huge announcement or anything, this is a brand that came from money and now makes so much money that they are just ruling the cosmetics and beauty world –  not to mentioned (next post) the skin care HOURGLASS has is absolutely unreal! 

HOURGLASS IS CLASS, elegance and beauty. The love the packaging that they sent my PR in and it was more just a box of new formulas and packaging to come and stuff but they have their own beautiful FedEx boxes made. Why? Why not. A

Extremely pigmented, silky smooth and velvety matte lip color that delivers extended wear without flaking or dryness. •Available in nine (9) shades and a lot more to come that are absolutely unreal. 
• Densely pigmented, silky smooth and lightweight formula glides on without tackiness, and sets to a modern matte finish.

• Opaque coverage creates bold, vibrant and dramatic-looking lips.

• Contains a breathable film of intense pigment that instantly bonds to the lips and treats them with skin-conditioning emollients, fruit extracts and vitamins:

– Cili Fruit and Goji Berry extracts offer anti-oxidant protection

– Vitamins A, C and E nourish and protect lips throughout the day

• Custom doe foot applicator allows for precision application.

PRO TIP ➡️ Apply gloss over the top to create a luminous finish

You won’t find parabens • sulfates • gluten

Never ever tested on animals and vegan 

PRICE ➡️ $40.00 for • .10 oz / 3 g

If you’re interested in checking the liquid lips out click here. Too go and check out the rest of the HOURGLASS collection click right here


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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x TOO FACED – tops and bottoms / updates 

Sup makeupandthecity 

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

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

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

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

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THE TOP(s) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Formulated with out parabens ✔️

PRICE ➡️ $44.00 MAKEUPANDTHECITY PRICE $39.60 here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vegan-friendly • Formulated without parabens always a plus 

PRICE ➡️ $38.00 

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

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

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

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

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

DONT BE DUPED

Enough said for now! 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Go follow Charlotte Tilbury @ctilburymakeup

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x TARTE – SLAY WITH CLAY 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ideal for travel. 

$50.00CAD for 9 g / 0.32 Oz. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

➡️ for the rest of the SLAY WITH CLAY collection click here

For SEPHORA lovers and shoppers click here to take advantage (while supplies last) to get a cute little mini! Use code CLAY2GO at checkout. 

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SMASHBOX VS. MORPHE ➡️ THE $15.00 SHOWDOWN 

So today we are going to let two eyeshadow palettes fight it out and see what one comes out on top! We all know SMASHBOX cosmetics and we all know MORPHE for “quality but affordable” 

To be honest with you for a long time I didn’t really like MORPHE – I didn’t think it was as good as it was, and when offered a code I said no because I will never push something into you, ouuu into you 😉 I’ll push something into someone a little later haha no no seriously I wouldn’t push something ONTO you that I didn’t think was killer or on trend for the right reasons. 

IF you’ve been with me from the start OG makeupandthecity then you’d know that SMASHBOX was what kinda caught my eye in the beauty world first – I think it was the name. It’s the most perfect complimentary name for a company SMASHBOX COSMETICS and SMASHBOX STUDIOS alright so moving on to the to the palettes! 

(please remember that I said fight just as a joke there is not a brand fight or anything it’s just to see what palette comes out on top)

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So the MORPHE 12P – PICASSO PALETTE is what it is called or the 12P Palette which came out after SMASHBOX cover shots were put out. 

Sometimes a bit of bold color is all it takes to wake things up and change your makeup game. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a way to experiment without breaking the bank or a pro who wants to add a bit of fun to the mix, this palette gives you twelve eye-popping colors to turn your eye look into a work of art.

So having this in my hand right now I will say it does feel a bit cheap, the pigment in the eyeshadows are there 100% but it feels kinda chalky and not nice on the skin. They do hold up pretty nicely without a primer but – you, well, need a primer to put down for sure. Primer or not I will say the yellow (my favourite colour) in this palette is just a lost cause sadly. They do kinda stain a little bit I’m not sure if it’s because of the literal food colour added to the shadows once they are in pan. Also be careful for red and orange because they are also very chalky and will cause uneven application. 

It sells for only $14.99US 

Dimensions of Palette: Length: 3 3/4″ • Width:4 3/4″ • Thickness: 1/2″ • Number of Pans: 12 • Pan Size:1″ x 1″ • Number of Pans: 12 • Pan Size:1″ x 1″

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Now onto the SMASHBOX COVER SHOT in shade BOLD which is just one of theshade choices from the COVER SHOT palettes put out from SMASHBOX – SMASHBOX eyeshadows are hyper pigmented and they are super easy to blend they also thought outside the box and added in two base colors to change the intensity of each pigment. 

This collection of 7 high-impact eye shadow palettes is influenced by trends seen at our L.A. photo studio. Each slimline, portable palette has a curated mix of 6 shadows + 2 double-sized base shades that deliver beyond blendable color in velvety, fierce foil finishes you’ll obsess over.

Holding this palette in my hand it does not feel cheap it has beautiful graphics on it just like all the COVER SHOTS have but SMASHBOX always have nice packaging. 

It sells for $30.00US for 0.27 oz

SIDE NOTE ➡️ there is a $15.00 difference between SMASHBOX and MORPHE 
I don’t really find any of the SMASHBOX eyeshadows to apply chalky they apply perfect – they even nailed the yellow shade which is hard to do – also they don’t stain like a lot of electric eyeshadow or eyeshadow palettes out there which again was a plus. 

SO for $15.00 more is the SMASHBOX palette better then the MORPHE palette…yes it is boys and girls it is! But I will say if you are a beginner or just playing around with makeup grab the MORPHE palette and have some fun. 

➡️ SMASHBOX is the clear winner of this show down and receives the star! ⭐️ 

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NARS ➡️ CUSTOM PRO PALETTE 

Ok so it’s 330am and a little partnership I did with NARS came in (while I was opening up my PR mail) I swear since making the move to NYC official it has been so easy for companies to reach out to me and me to them! Some of the PRESS SAMPLES that I get I like to have someone e-mail back and say thank you of course some of them I have to ask how they got my address – crafty, amazing companies. 

But Kam, didn’t you move to NYC for Dan? Hell yes I did and I would have  moved to the moon for that man. I would like to say as more and more of you reach out and I make friends with other social influencers and media – I just ask that you respect Daniel and his privacy. If you message me or email me and I don’t get back to you – try my assistant IF, you message Dan other then to tell him he’s absolutely stunnin’ at this point – whatever the urgency I will not take on your request. x 

Moving on ➡️  NARS custom pro palette first off you’re going to choose what palette size you’re going to want ➡️

Small – 7 1/20″ x 5 1/2″ for $14.00

Larage – 8 9/10″ x 6 4/5″ for $18.00

DECLAIMER to anyone going forward be very very veeeeery careful because you will be building your palette online and seeing how pretty it looks and you start at eleven (11) at night and the next time you look at the clock you have to be at work in an hour. Oh no! You fell down the rabbit hole like many, many, many others did..oh yeah I did too when I actually got to play with this but sadly they just sent me the palettes and a whole bunch of the pan fillers BUT I did just try the virtual experience and yummy

So here is what you can pick from to add to your custom palette 

BLUSH ($20.00) • HIGHLIGHT BLUSH ($21.00)

• BRONZER ($27.00) • CONTOUR POWDER ($30.00)

• PRESSED POWDERS ($25.00)

• SINGLE EYESHADOWS ($18.00) • DUO EYESHADOWS ($25.00)

SO you do get quite a few products that you can choose from and they are full size of the single NARS products in the NARS packaging but you’re saving some good money for example the NARS blush refill is only $20.00 but with the NARS packaging it’s $30.00 and the NARS  eyeshadow duos are only $25.00 for the refill and $35.00 to buy in the NARS packaging – nowadays who doesn’t like saving some money! 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ they only that sixty four (64) refill pans to choose from and that is no where near the full NARS line. 

You can also go the route of pre-made palettes which is what was sent to me for chance of review ➡️ the ones that see pre-made are made by the NARS international artist (SADAFUMI ITO and UZO) but they start at two hundred dollars ($200) and go all the way to five hundred dollars ($500) but making the pallets can get rather expensive very very fast, if you have to worry about money. The palettes have a magnetic backing and magnetic closing as well so really you can de-pan and NARS products you’d like and put them in your palette and there is so many ways that you can do this! YOUTUBE or GOOGLE it. 

A couple of things that I would like to mention that I didn’t really like that much about the palettes themselves is they are not made of a nice plastic or a shell like material – they are made of cardboard with like a fuzzy plastic fabric type material in the front so in classic NARS fashion, be ready to be in a constant battle to keep this looking cleanit does snap shut nicely and is magnetic so it doesn’t open or anything like that. When you open it up there is no mirror it is (or was) prime real estate for a nice mirror and NARS has the money to do all of these things to just improve the quality! ➡️ Does anyone see that as a small miss? 

It is little more expensive as I did mention but for the NARS quality it is worth it. I love NARS I always have loved NARS I remember when I was younger and just starting my journey with makeup and everything else and I went into to the city with my friend just to buy a duo NARS eyeshadow for a photo shoot that I had upcoming. 

All in all you will not be disappointed in the products or what you get OR the prices and the money you will end up saving and something pretty cool also this is a pro tip from me to you IF you wanted cream foundation added to it also buy some of the compact foundations from NARS only just buy the refills the seal shut! And add a little piece of metal to the bottom so that it will stick in your palette and there you go! They self close so they will stay fresh and fit perfect and I have never saw or heard anyone do that. 


I also know that this came out in September  2016 and the reason I am blogging this now is because it’s finally happening – the end of JULY they will be releasing new shades and some other special refills for your NARS pro palette. So NARS was nice enough to send me 45 pans 2 large and 1 small palette – and 2 pre-made ones. Some of the NEW launches also. 

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