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DIOR – THE AIRFLSH EXPERIENCE – TIPS AND TRICK | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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If you saw the last post, I promised to talk about some of my must have Dior products and give you studio tested tips and tricks to make the most out of your Dior AIRFLASH.

I hope everyone is having a fun and safe weekend! Remember work hard and play hard but always make sure your doing it safely! So – I’m going to just give you a little bit of information on Dior as a company ➡️ Christian Dior, commonly known as Dior, is a French luxury goods company controlled and chaired by French businessman Bernard Arnault, who also heads LVMH – the world’s largest luxury group.

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Personally, Dior AIRFLASH is absolutely one of my favourite makeup products, there is so much that you can do with it, and so much that people are not aware it can be used for but like all makeup – its really limitless which is one of the cool things about makeup and with the introduction of the AIRFLASH CC (color correcting) spray and the AIRFLASH matte, they can really be all you need for your base – especially for men, it’s almost undetectable to the eye.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ sadly as I am writing this I believe that the AIRFLASH matte has been discontinued – or at least not available on Dior beauty website – maybe you can find one in stores I cannot speak for all of the distributors of Dior beauty.

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There is eleven (11) shades of Dior AIRFLASH. Dior AIRFLASH CC primer and Dior AIRFLASH matte touch come in one (1) universal shade – as a lot of the backstage pro products come in universal shades to work within all shade ranges.
➡️ the suggested retail price is $80.00

Thanks to a unique diffusion technology, and extraordinary fine texture, within a few seconds of applying your AIRFLASH your complexion has a soft focus radiance and a airbrushed finish that lasts all day.
With precision and ease you can create a flawless base, instantly evens out your skin tone and blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections on the face.

➡️ the coverage can be taken from light to full and completely adjustable to your desire. You can take a look at AIRFLASH and other products by clicking here to be taken to the official Dior website!

TIPS and TRICKS ➡️ You can use AIRFLASH for base, concealing, contour and highlighting it would be your one stop shop for the most beautiful makeup application.
When applying to your face, fold some tissues around your shirt so that you don’t make a mess and apply it to your clothes while getting your neck.
– Mix with your favourite body lotion to even out your skin tone and help hide tan lines.
– Add to legs for beautiful warmth and to hide unwanted imperfections.
– To the beach and back! choose either shade 500 or 600 – spray to the center of the face and blend out and instantly you will have a sun kissed beach look!
– Spray it right onto your brush, and start blending onto the skin!

DID YOU KNOW ➡️
you can use Dior AIRFLASH to even cover a full color tattoo! yes, I have tattoos, yes this was tested and surprisingly powdering in between and to set, your tattoo is gone!

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I was sent a lot of Dior products so I will be reviewing my favourites and if you’d like a product to be reviewed or have questions? reach out!

Thanks for checking out makeupandthecity, until next time.
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DIOR : BACKSTAGE PROS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Ahh the partnership I’ve wanted since I started MAKEUPANDTHECITY I got, but at this point I’ve got to choose and I’ve got nothing to loose. Heres the 411 – LVMH is extremely hard to work with, and hard to get on any level if PR or support because they are the top or the top when it comes to luxury makeup! If you didn’t know LVMH stands for Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, better known as LVMH, is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate, native of France and headquartered in Paris – I’ve learned that a large reason why they don’t send out PR or work with bloggers or influencers is mainly because when we manager to find a correct email for who we want to talk to, either in the US or CANADA there is no warehouse to pull items from they have to place orders months in advance because it all comes from Paris.

I actually gave up on working for LVMH until it happen to me on accident really, I connected with a wonderful woman on LinkedIn and we talked on there, which lead to e-mails, and other social platforms and what does she do? PR for LVMH and DIOR I was amazing, she didn’t have to send me what she did or continue to support me for the credit and set exposure but she’s such an amazing person inside and out –  she hooked me up and actually has become a friend; so there was my foot in the door to the world of LVMH and affiliated brands. I can’t say enough nice things about LVMH now that I really understand how they work and why it’s an ‘exclusive‘ club that you need a key to get into.

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I had probably again one of the worst nights of my life, so when I finally come home I was not expecting what was in the box – I know she was going to be sending me some things but not like this, I was like damn is this the shelf at Sephora poured beautifully into a box?

It was the perfect illusion I desperately needed at that time.

➡️ I will say, lately with my life being so up and down, and being here, then there, and just throwing myself into my work maybe and not daring to allow myself to come up for air, I’m just trying to distract myself from the bigger picture, but still I stand here waiting for you.

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SO if you are a mega fan of Dior SMASH follow and buckle up – turn on e-mail for the ultimate Dior experience I’m going to review products and take you guys on set with me and Dior for a very special editorial!
Plus some live blogging events coming up but only subscribers will be in the know!

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY x CHARLOTTE TILBURY / WHY BE YOU? WHEN YOU CAN BE ME?

whats up makeupandthecity!

I’m still alive I was just, taking a breather I guess. If you saw my previous post, I guess even with the title trigger warning and the clear as day definition – it was pulled for age restrictions. silly boy..

So lets keep this, step back short and sweet, and the next step will be my phone. Not that I’m going to lie, its been so nice until I was pushed in the fire.
Can I just say, the world we live in..wow

Its hard to know who I can trust and who I can talk to you right now, so I’m keeping those in my heart closer then ever, sometimes that’s all that we can do, I can talk till I turn blue in the face, as many people that would like to see me thrive there are also so many that wish to see my fall.

Caution tape around my heart, Do you ever wonder what we could have been? You said you wouldn’t and you fucking did – Lie to me, lie with me, get your fucking fix. Now all my drinks and all my feelings are all fucking mixed, Always missing people that I shouldn’t be missing. Sometimes you gotta burn some bridges just to create some distance. I know that I control my thoughts and I should stop reminiscing But I learned from my dad that it’s good to have feelings- when love and trust are gone, guess this is moving on – Everyone I do right does me wrong.

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I fully remember starting makeupandthecity and sending my press kit for the first time to PR companies in hopes that one would see my drive for success and that I knew what I was talking about – sure I left makeupandthecity for a good year and a half when I started something new with someone and it was clear to me that, i’d have too choose because I wouldn’t have the time for both. I was being sent and talking about CHARLOTTE TILBURY when she was still in the UK and just signed with her first Canadian PR company faulhaber communications I’ve been a long standing social influencer for them that I’ve seen interns become press managers and sadly my media contacts ‘move on to better things’ again at this time I was living in Liberty Village in Toronto and I would past their office all the time so the first time I went to and worked in a press room, was there where I saw concept plans for what we are going into.

SIDE NOTE • you don’t need to be press or media to request a press kit – my press kit will include a business email to my new home and who looks over me and my PR and media currently. Also anything that you read here CAN be fact checked upon request! Just click here!

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I see all of these influencers beating CHARLOTTE TILBURY for her new gold bar highlighter and I do understand its about $50.00 which takes it there for a highlighter – but the packaging is meant to be cardboard because back in the day so that there was no more weight added to the bar of gold – it was packaged in a very thin almost, cardboard.

bar-of-gold-side_1_1WHAT MAKES BAR OF GOLD MAGIC :

• This delicately-fine, gilded formula will give you the instant glamour of a Bond Girl, every day! • Luxurious Pure Gold Pearls illuminate the skin and soft-focus any imperfections for a lit from within glow. • Create a radiant, glossy complexion in just 5 gentle strokes across the cheekbones, temples, nose, cupid’s bow and décolletage. • The light-reflecting highlighter slims and sculpts as it transforms. Ideal for lifting dull skin, hiding imperfections and adding that red carpet-ready finish to your look.

It is a very impressive formula to boot – I don’t know what they are doing in the UK well I guess I would know better, of course, we put out the best highlighters and lighting kits because it’s always dark and overcast in the UK – shout out to my UK family. If you can’t find your own light boys and girls – make it.

Just a short hello and what’s going on, and welcoming me out of bed..
I’ll get back on my grind! I promise. keep up the love! #MAKEUPANDTHECITYLOVEWINS

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MAKEUPANDTHECITY AFFILIATE CODES / PERFECT?

“you either got it, or you don’t, you either stand or fall”

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

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

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

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

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

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

1) SMILE SIENCES
After years of struggling with porcelain staining and tooth sensitivity from in-office and over-the-counter teeth whitening products and procedures, Smile Sciences founders, Deanna Gardner and Andra Moore, were determined to create a formula that would offer powerful prescription-grade results, with no sensitivity, all while professionally whitening teeth and removing stains from caps, crowns, and porcelain veneers.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SMILE SCIENCES CLICK HERE!

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

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

This kit sells for $80.00 but with the code HELLOCAMERON you save 50% which would make it only $40.00 that you would pay for this amazing kit – I make 10% commission and advertisement due to my marketing strategy that I can safely say I was the first to think of and collaborate with a brand!
You will also find that I am one of three to have a affiliate code for OH HELLO!
CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT AND LEARN MORE!

2) TOO FACED COSMETICS
Too Faced Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jerrod Blandino got his start behind the department store makeup counter in the mid ‘90s. He quickly realized that just a few minutes in the makeup chair could transform and empower his clients. He recognized that makeup is so much more than a little color on a woman’s face – it is an instant mood booster, a best friend, and a powerful ally.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TOO FACED CLICK HERE!

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

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

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MORPHE CLICK HERE!

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

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ARTIS CLICK HERE!

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

5) AD SENSE

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

WHAT DOES AN OFFER TO BECOME AN AFFILIATE LOOK LIKE? ➡️


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DIORSKIN FOREVER UNDERCOVER / chances, choices, consequences

“For in that solemn silence is heard in the whisper of every sleeping thing :
Look, look at me, Come wake me up for still here I’ll be.”

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How well do we really think we know someone? It’s really sad for me to think about this because you can get to know someone so well and they are just so perfect, you talk, bond, trust – but how much do we hold back because we have already labeled it unlovable. I personally think this is completely unfair because, you don’t get to tell me what I can or can’t handle – I understand doing something in your past that you wouldn’t want to talk about but I’ve learned in my time here that, trying to not hurt someone by choosing to not tell me something about you, when it come up in a completely ‘normal’ pretext inevitably ended up hurting me more.

As human beings we get to make choices, think, and react and that’s one of the main things that makes us considered evolved – and ill use the term evolved loosely because I think now more then ever we need to take a step back and just look, look at the bigger picture, I suppose. Being truly in love with someone is the best feeling in the world wouldn’t you say? we all carry baggage with us from everything we do in life and that is just a given. I guess I just want to tell you guys that, we all have monsters in our past so before we act and react, let’s flip it back and remember that we have no control over the past because it is, the past – we can control the future.

I make mistakes a lot, hell I made a mistake tonight by choosing too think that maybe you are better off with someone else, I am not perfect and when I don’t understand something I take myself and my feelings out of it completely and start to look at it from a logical point of view, but I just couldn’t find reason or give a justification. I will love every part of you, from the top to the bottom, I will love your insecurities and love the things that you think to yourself no one could ever love me for this. I know you and you know me, there is a bond and so much strength and love there but sometimes, especially for me, you have to stop, breath and take a step back and take three steps forward.


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DIORSKIN FOREVER UNDERCOVER is one of those so amazing products that comes out without really a plan or anything I’m sure there was some talk about this but I hadn’t heard much about it – I think it popped up once or twice but I wasn’t too impressed or even bothered to read it because I really did not like DIOR STAR CONCERALER but I do love the DIORSKIN FOREVER foundation. I did read that it is one of a new line of products for DIOR BEAUTY FALL 2017 launch.

I swear this packaging is just so extra, its in a long, skinny, frosted tube with the classic DIOR embellishments of course and no joke when I say to you that this can do your entire complexion it’s formula is just so incredible.

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Create full camouflage coverage with one coat. With 25% more pigments than the DIORSKIN FOREVER Fluid Foundation, this concealer hides and neutralizes imperfections all day. Its hydrating liquid formula stays comfortable, and won’t crease, crack, or settle into lines and is completely all day waterproof. 

DIORSKIN FOREVER UNDERCOVER concealer has a fresh matte finish and delivers full cover, crease-proof concealing in one swipe.
I am really, really trying to think of something to compare this concealer to but I keep shooting blanks here. It’s just so fresh and new – I mean come on we can only take the packaging so far but the DIOR went and frosted the component.

➡️ I know it’s a concealer and this is where I see the issue with most people, for what would seem like not a lot of product for close to $50.00 if you’re in Canada and close to $40.00 in the US.

Available in ten (10) full coverage shades.
Ivory – Very Light : Neutral Undertone
Cream – Very Light : Neutral Undertone
Light Beige – Light : Neutral Undertone
Linen – Light: warm yellow undertone
Cameo – Light : Cool Pink Undertone
Medium Beige – Light to medium : neutral undertone
Sand – Light to medium : warm yellow undertone
Honey Beige – Medium : neutral undertone
Dark Beige – Medium to Deep : Neutral undertone
Light Mocha – Deep : Neutral Undertone

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