Who am I? Do you mean where I am from? What I might one day become? What I do? What I’ve done. What I dream? Do you mean, what you see? Or what you’ve heard, what I’ve heard? What I fear? Or what I dream? Do you mean who I love? What I have lost? Who am I? I guess who I am is the same as you, not better than, not less than because there is no one who has been or will ever be exactly as the same as you or me.
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What’s up makeupandthecity, I guess lately I’ve been feeling a bit exposed, a lot of questions and a lot of fears brought to the front – fears I thought I had tackled and up to the rear. There will be more to come I’m sure. BUT today I am talking about NARS give cards and how they make the absolute perfect last minute gift for anyone who might have slipped your mind this year.
NARS eGIFT BLACK CARD is just like giving the gift of beauty and just like handing them a beautiful black card which yes they will in the mail which they can use to shop all things NARS Cosmetics.
Let’s break it down ➡️ eGift cards can be purchased in pre-set increments from twenty five ($25.00) too five hundred dollars ($500.00) also right now within Canada they are giving you free next day shipping on orders placed for one hundred and seventy five dollars ($175.00) which could mean to sweeten the deal you might want to add a little more.
For the new year I wanted to help you out with your first twenty five dollars on me ➡️ shoot me an email for the code as I’m limited too the generosity of NARS and the first FIFTY (50) will get a FREE twenty five ($25.00) NARS BLACK CARD.
What’s going on MUATC,
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There is a couple things that I’d like too talk about, one is the Cartier Juste Un Clou Nail Bangle – in which if you saw a couple posts back I ended up loosing mine when I went out, if you don’t know the bangle or how it works it opens in two places at the bottom of course and then at the top the stud of the nail head they attach together there and when I bought my original on it was bought in store and they advised me of going on side smaller then my actual wrist because it would help the Nail Bangle to sit properly on my wrist the way that it’s supposed too and I didn’t listen to them at that time, and I also wanted white gold but didn’t want to pay the extra bit more, when I talked about it you some of you thought I was happy to loose such an expensive and expressive piece of jewelry when I was actual crushed, I don’t know how it came loose from the stud, I bought that when I signed an advertising deal, hit a goal of view traffic and it was my birthday and I didn’t even mention that I bought it when I did because it wasn’t important, I still had my certificate of authenticity and with that I was able to get thirty (30%) off new purchase where I decided to listen to the advice of sales and there comments from my visit because this time I bought it online – the Nail Bangle is meant to be a layering piece which I didn’t know that’s why its suppose to fit you higher up and sit above the two bones you can feel popping out the side of your wrist PLUS I have tiny, tiny, girl wrists.
I guess what I am trying to say to you guys is that I’m aware of the cost of the bangle trust me, I am. I am proud of the fact that I’ve worked hard, and now am able to treat myself from time to time too something nice and someone I can look down at and remember where I came from and how if you apply yourself and work hard and keep smiling there isn’t much that you can’t achieve.
Moving on to a brand that a PR company sent in a box just full of new makeup / skin / lifestyle products from ROI relations in NEW YORK – its affordable yet powerful the brand is called KISS NEW YORK PRO nothing in the collection exceeds twenty ($20) dollars but it has the power AND pigments and the top sellers out there – I was blown away by this company, there is some influencers talking about this brand right now but not enough, and I hate to follow suite and talk about what everyone else is talkin’ about I pride myself in keeping my content new and fresh.
The first thing I was too talk about from the brand will be seventeen ($17) dollars and is coming soon which of course means its yet to be released to the public but here you’ll find the run down on the new Cream Contour Palette they have a wide range of concealer cream shades that color-correct, conceal and contour the face, these concealers are like the MAC studio fix concealers but truly better.
They come with eight (8) different shades for a wide range of skin tones and light-medium and medium-dark, its a full concealer palette for a pro MUA kit for under twenty ($20) dollars.
SIDE NOTE ➡️I compared this brand against MAC cosmetics as it was the next box to be open, plus if anyone knows me, they know I’m hot and cold to the brand.
# B E Y O U R O W N P R O
Remember to check out the full collection at KISSNYPRO.COM
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Good morning makeupandthecity,
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Who is Lady Gaga? Who is Lady Gaga to you? I caught wind of Lady Gaga just after the release of Pokerface most likely just as most of you, after Pokerface I discovered The Fame which was her first (1st) official studio album. Lady Gaga is without a doubt an icon, with vocals to rival the best of the best and cause artists to continuously step up their game to keep up with the always evolving artist. Joanne is the fifth (5th) studio album to come from Lady Gaga and wasn’t really what (I think) fans were expecting from the pop icon but true little monsters evolve with the music.
Joanne world tour started on August 1, 2017 in Vancouver, CANADA and is expected to be finished on February 23, 2018 in Berlin, GERMANY – there is forty one (41) shows in North America, eighteen (18) in Europe for a total of fifty nine (59) shows.
The show begins with a countdown displayed on a large screen, with the line “Don’t call me Gaga” (from The Fame Monster) repeatedly played from the speakers. After Gaga shouts out that she instead wants to be called Joanne, she starts performing Diamond Heart, standing solely on a raised platform with a microphone stand, The opening and count down defiantly gets you pumped and gets your heart racing with anticipation of Lady Gaga appearing on stage – the set I think this time around was a lot more intimate for the fans. The production on this show was jaw-dropping, eyebrow-raising, stunning and seamless, with intricate choreography along with pyrotechnics, and a complex, ingenious design. A multiplatform main stage that took on countless configurations was as shape-shifting as the singer has been herself. Lighting pods hanging from the ceiling became video screens, then descended to become catwalks (and then flipped onto their sides to become video screens once again), giving Gaga and her gang of fantastic dancers bridges so they could spread out to smaller platforms across the floor.
I have been to all of Lady Gaga shows and they do not disappoint in anyway, she is, and always will be about her little monsters (her fans) and she will make sure that you are just as part of the show as everyone else, even venue security was rocking out and Lady Gaga jumped into the crowd which most have discovered from the Haus of Gaga that you can’t tell her no, because if she wants to do something, she will and that is just one (1) thing that makes Gaga, Gaga.
⭐JOANNE WORLD TOUR SET LIST⭐
➡️Diamond Heart ➡️A-YO ➡️PokerFace ➡️Perfect Illusion ➡️John Wayne ➡️Scheiße➡️Alejandro ➡️Just Dance ➡️LoveGame ➡️Telephone ➡️Applause ➡️Come To Mama ➡️The Edge of Glory ➡️Born This Way ➡️Bloody Mary ➡️Dancin’ in Circles ➡️Paparazzi ➡️JOANNE ➡️Bad Romance ➡️The Cure
ENCORE ➡️Million Reasons
I am sure that there will be some sort of recorded version, or a live stream of the show, so if you weren’t able to grab tickets don’t worry fans know how big of a diamond heart Lady Gaga has and she wouldn’t let any fans not see the JOANNE WORLD TOUR – I promise you that!
SIDE NOTE ➡️there is a lot of high quality recording of the show on YouTube free to stream just make sure you adjust the settings and set it to HD.
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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.
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.
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.
Next ➡️ 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. 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
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I’m actually so excited to write this and I’ve been waiting for some time because I’ve been working closely with a couple different departments of L’Oréal and I will say of all of the companies I have had the pleasure of working work L’Oréal takes the cake with dedication – fearless and love for it’s creators.
IF you’ve had the pleasure of working with L’Oréal or L’Oréal luxe you will understand when I say how amazing of a company they are.
L’Oréal Paris offers a complete range of make-up products, from trendy innovations to makeup bag essentials.
We have the know-how and product performance to give you what you are looking for in your make up. You’ll feel worth it with perfectly defined eyebrows, your ideal shade of lipstick, sophisticated nail polish colours, a flawless face and eyes to steal the show no matter the occasion.
Whether you need your everyday routine or you’re getting ready for a fabulous red-carpet night out, explore our make up range to find your match
Alright, I know, I know what you’re all here for – first I want to talk about makeup from L’Oréal and how much it’s stepped up it’s game – complexion (1) Infallible Colour Correcting Kit vs. MAKE UP FOREVER five (5) Camouflage Cream Palette I truly thought from using MAKE UP FOREVER cream palette that it would be such a winner but it didn’t even come close to L’Oréal and I’m not sure if its because L’Oréal made theirs after so the formula is better and pigmentation is more secure – honestly to compare the price of one (1) too another its really a no brainer, if you want color correction and coverage you would find L’Oréal in my kit over MAKE UP FOREVER in this case.
NEXT ➡️ L’Oréal Infallible PRO-MATTE 24h Foundation I love just as so many other influencers do, the Infallible line from L’Oréal offers so many foundations for so many skin needs, skin types, coverage levels and so much more. L’Oréal is full to medium coverage, but it feels extremely light, In other words, it doesn’t feel cakey on the skin, it is a 24-hour foundation but I will say it doesn’t last 24-hours, but it comes very close.
I apply this foundation with my Beauty Blender because I feel it leaves it smoother and more even on my face, rather than with the typical foundation brush. Another thing I liked a lot was that, with drugstore foundations it’s common that they don’t come in many shades but L’Oréal has one for almost every skin color – also L’Oréal is one of the only drugstore brands to carry foundations and products for every skin tone.
I put this foundation against Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder as it has amazing matte properties to the product along with many, many other benefits and this is where it became fun too me! I created mini heat wave on two different models and L’Oréal outlasted CT but not by that much : then I created a little caught in the rain moment and L’Oréal beat CT by a long, long, looooooong shot.
What I found, CT claims to be only 18-hour wear that is very untrue, you will be lucky to get even 5-hours. L’Oréal claims to be 24-hour, which I don’t want to say isn’t true because you will get almost 20-hours from this product.
None of the caused breakout when worn overnight but we all know you shouldn’t ever sleep with your makeup on.
PRO TIP ➡️ USING A TESTER APPLY STRIP LINE OF THE FOUNDATION DOWN THE BACK OF YOUR HAND WAIT 60 SECONDS TO SEE IF THE AIR (OXIDIZATION) WILL HAVE AN EFFECT OF THE COLOR PAYOFF AND SHADE AND PICK ONE SHADE LIGHTER.
SIDE NOTE ➡️ PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS IN NO WAY A BASH AT ANY OF THE OTHER BRANDS THAT I PUT AGAIST THE BRAND!
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Dianna Agron at the Toronto Film Festival premiere for Novitiate on September 11, 2017. DRESS – Christian Dior MUA and makeup partner – Tarte – Kameron Smith. artist brushes used only.
Brie Larson at the Toronto (@torontolife) Film Festival (@tiff_net) premiere for Unicorn Store on 09/11/17. Dress : Schiaparelli Couture MUA and makeup partner : Kameron Smith (@esteelauder) Jewelry : Tiffany & Co. @tiffanyandco
Tatiana Maslany for The Hollywood Reporter – TIFF 2017 – MUA and makeup partner – Estée Lauder – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.
Armie Hammer for Variety Studio, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada – September 9, 2017 – Men’s grooming – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.
Idris Elba, Kate Winslet
‘The Mountain Between Us’ premiere, Toronto International Film Festival – September 10, 2017 – Kate’s MUA assistant and makeup partner – Dior – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.
Rachel McAdams at the Toronto Film Festival Premiere for Disobedience DRESS – Elie Saab MUA and makeup partner – YSL – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.
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