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DYNAMIC DUOS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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So, well summer coming to an ending finally and my type of weather rolls in such as, fall and winter I’ve devoted time to include a some new series within MAKEUPANDTHECITY, the first one being ‘dynamic duos’ so two products that marry together really well, because let’s face it, makeup can be a tad bit touchy, I mean you find the perfect foundation then you add a concealer that doesn’t work properly with the other product, so it starts to ball off or it completely removes the previous step once applied.

Believe it or not this is a common makeup mishap and it takes time to marry the correct items and since moving and well, all the other secrets that will come out, I’ve been added to many many more pr lists as I’ve actually started to work with a company that helps me to get my personal name out there and my blog. Within this series there will be high end and also drug store items stent to me for review.

Today’s DYNAMIC DUOS ➡️ TOM FORD foundation plus concealer and PRETTY VULGAR detox and chill lava water foundation primer(this primer is new, and will be in stores September 10/18)but you can’t check it out on PRETTY VULGARS website as of now!

TOM FORD FOUNDATION PLUS CONCEALER ➡️ A full-coverage, waterproof foundation that also functions as an effective concealer to hide noticeable imperfections.

A flawless complexion is essential to the TOM FORD face. TOM FORD’s first full-coverage, waterproof formula conceals flaws as both a comfortable, breathable foundation with a naturally radiant finish and an effective concealer that hides noticeable imperfections—from darkness under the eyes to blemishes on the skin. This hybrid formula withstands harsh weather conditions such as heat, humidity, and water while maintaining an even complexion.

For me and for the five (5) mix of men and woman I gave this to try (they did know know the brand, finish or type of makeup only that it was a foundation) all kinda said the same thing that it was a nice application, it somewhat hide pores and imperfections but overall did what you would assume a foundation to do until a couple of hours it began to split and become a little caked where the skin wanted to start to produce oil, being a waterproof formula it was hard for the oils to cut through the foundation – which you’d think wouldn’t be an issue since oil is a good way to take waterproof makeup off therefore it would be able to cut through the makeup and sit on top. By the end of the day two (2) our of three (3) noticed that it became very caked on the face and offered a minimal coverage, three of them notice it settling in fine lines, laugh lines, and one (1) of the five (5) used an oil-sheet and it completely removed that patch of foundation.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ results came out pretty much the same during three days and the foundation did not cause any breakouts to oily/acne prone skin!

PRETTY VULGAR detox and chill LAVA water primer ➡️ Reap the many benefits of our Detox and Chill lava water foundation primer by applying the unique charcoal formula on to your skin and watch the color transform into a sheer veil of colorless perfection as it is absorbed. This exotic primer will not only increase the wear time of your makeup, but will provide you with smooth, supple and hydrated skin with its gel like texture that transforms into a cooling burst of antioxidant-rich water beads. The formula also contains blurring and charcoal powders to promote oil absorption & detoxified skin. Overall appearance and condition of your skin will improve due to the high concentration of purified volcanic water enriched with essential minerals obtained from the incredibly lush ecosystem of the Jeju Islands.

So just from reading the description above wouldn’t pairing the two fix all of the issues that we had with the stand alone TOM FORD foundation, giving them the samples jars with the DETOX AND CHILL and TOM FORD foundation over three days and here’s what I found, all five (5) saw an immediate improvement in their skin after applying the primer,

SIDE NOTE ➡️ some would get out of the shower and apply face cream followed by DETOX AND CHILL and some would wait till they were ready to start makeup application or in just tee zone.

The primer made a huge difference, and I know what you’re going to say, that’s what primers are supposed to do but I tried this with three (3) other primers and one (1) of my five (5) had the YSL blur primer and found that they had to be careful with application due to the foundation would start to ball off the skin and it wouldn’t leave an even base.

Everyone had a very similar experience with TOM FORD and PRETTY VULGAR it just melts into the skin and works with the ingredients very well, any problems we faced with the foundation seemed to be taken care of just in the description of DETOX and CHILL so these two products marry very well together and I hope they never get a divorce!

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Lots has happen since I took my break from writing, for example I was able to get myself onto so many more PR lists!

Today I’m going to talk about the best and worst of Tom Ford makeup and skin care. This will become a little series on my blog that I’ll do weekly, +BEST and -WORST and I am pretty excited to start off with Tom Ford as they recently sent me a large bag full or face and body products with me to come!

Tom Ford PR package

The best products so far that I’ve been sent are, number one (1) would have to be by far the older Traceless Foundation with SPF fifteen (15) I absolutely love the way the bottle feels in your hand, and how it’s got the old school Tom Ford look.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ I believe that they are going to discontinue this product once they sell through as they have the Traceless Perfecting foundation with SPF fifteen (15) also with the modern packaging and sized dispenser.

The coverage is a little more medium, definitely isn’t full coverage but it can get there with the use of concealer. It’s for all skin types but isn’t the best if you have oily skin but don’t worry, there is a saving grace. This foundation features the skin-nourishing Tom Ford infused complex. This foundation features micronized pigments to achieve seamless and undetectable coverage, while the Infusing Complex nurtures the skin and helps support natural cellular vitality. The foundation offers sheer to medium coverage with a luminous finish.

Price : $87.00US

Next would have to be the Concealing pen which is the number one (1) concealer for under the eyes and creating a cut contour! It’s designed with an unique applicator, the Tom Ford concealing pen delivers an undetectable finish as it camouflages under-eye circles, areas of uneven skin tone, and redness.

If you’re looking for a kick ass concealer that can match up to the price. This is the concealer for you!

Price : $54.00US

Full coverage waterproof ‘concealer’ foundation the reason that I have concealer in quotes is because I still find that you have to use a concealer when you use this product but with that said it is one of the best for oily skin types, it’s not going anywhere, a flawless complexion is essential to the Tom Ford face. Tom Ford’s first full-coverage, waterproof formula conceals flaws as both a comfortable, breathable foundation with a naturally radiant finish and an effective concealer that hides noticeable imperfections—from darkness under the eyes to blemishes on the skin. This hybrid formula withstands harsh weather conditions such as heat, humidity, and water while maintaining an even complexion.

Price : $104.00(US)

Check back for part two (2) tomorrow!

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PERFECT HOLIDAY PARTY PRODUCTS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Maybe it’s the snow, or writing next to the fire place,

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I hope everyone is nice and warm this December morning (in Canada) and if you’re driving into work respect the road and each other, there is way to many people who seem to forget how to drive in the snow! So I’ve been to a couple of holiday parties lately and it looks like some people aren’t allowing themselves to get into the holiday mood, and take a look at things from a new and fresh perspective, that can be something in your life, or the same makeup over and over.

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Here are some top holiday products and how to use them,

Lets start with the lips with this must have lip vault from Tom Ford – I was super excited to see this in my mail and a little confused since I am not on Tom Ford PR but then I saw that it actually came from the beauty department at Neiman Marcus which is a luxury department store in New York city – It is the Tom Ford Boys and Girls fifty (50) piece set they are not full size but they are a size of smaller lipsticks that Tom Ford does sell separately – this vault of rich, special treated pigments and blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.

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You will have unlimited shades to make your holidays pop and fall in love with a new shade for the holiday season into the new year.

Tom Ford Boys and Girls fifty (50) piece set, $1,900 at Tom Ford website

Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set is a must have and has had the beauty community blown away with the stunning looks you can achieve so easily and quickly – the set contains three, miniature-sized liquid eyeshadows (they’re about half the size of a full-sized shade). All three (3) are also available individually in the permanent line-up. I really enjoy the effect of this formula for layering, but if you’re after them as a standalone product, you may be less enamored with them.

FAST TRACK LOOKS ➡️ Take a Cranberry eyeshadow and wash it across the lip, focusing color on the outer corner of the eye and blending slightly above natural crease – take Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set in the shade Kitten Karma and apply it to the center of the lid in a packing motion and stopping at the natural crease. Smoke out the waterline with the Cranberry eyeshadow dipping into a little Dark Brown.

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Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set, $25.00 at Sephora (if not sold out)

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JUNE FAVOURITES – 2017

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It really makes me happy when I’m out and someone says that they know me from my blog and they love the raw feeling also when I’m told that if it wasn’t for me they wouldn’t know what a certain brand was. I love that so much! So much time and energy goes into writing and I try too think of ways to make it more fun for you guys and to take you closer to the world of makeup and my life because – we don’t live perfect lives (I mean clearly you know I keep it one hundred with you) and so I’m going answer some questions while I talk about June favourites! 

I have been a little depressed lately so maybe this will help me because I find when I’m sad, or upset – the best thing to do is channel it into creativity. Sometimes you close your eyes and can block it out. 

Also I love that you guys listen to the music while reading the blog post before we get into it also I wanna just say there’s a little interview about me and MAKEUPANDTHECITY in the September issue of GAYTIMES MAGAZINE and thank you guy so much for getting MAKEUPANDTHECITY on the top one hundred list of print beauty blogs. 

So for JUNE I was sent a lot more PR because JULY 3rd is my birthday so brands just want to reach out and say happy birthday and give you a nice little gift or gift card – it depends.  

So VICHY came out with three face masks that are absolutely amazing – they help to keep your skin clear and take away environmental stress on the skin through the month of JUNE I found myself using the peel off mask called DOUBLE GLOW PEEL MASK which is amazin’ for the skin. 

It’s the first mineral mask with volcanic stone and AHA to gently peel off dead cells for a refined skin texture for a bright and luminous tone. This fresh watery gel has a light fragrance of peach which is so relaxing itself, white musk and black tea for a pleasurable masking experience.

Next would absolutely have to be SMILE SCIENCES they are such a solid brand with benefits better then professional whitening and I have never ever seen my teeth as white as they are now. 

Zero sensitivity • vegan • whitens caps, crowns, and porcelain veneers • with worldwide shipping and superior customer service, Smile Sciences is the go-to, at-home teeth whitening system to a wide array of clientele: from celebrities, top international beauty bloggers and socialites; to busy parents, teachers and on-the-go business executives.

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ I started the ball rolling on incorporating smile sciences into makeup artists kits and have them on set for a whiten boost with the Oh Hello kit that plus the LED trays right into your phone and can be washed and reused on clientele. Check out Oh Hello right here. 

USE CODE ➡️ HELLOCAMERON for 50% your Oh Hello kit (when not on sale) 

USE CODE ➡️ CAMERONMICHAEL for 90% the original kit pictured about sold for $299.00 (when not on sale) click here to check it out.

Note ➡️ using the code is better then any sale they have. I’m also aware that we all want whiter teeth, it doesn’t matter who you are or for what reason so a lot of research went into picking who I was going to partner with for this. Happy whitening guys and remember keep smiling 😁

This beauty Gucci ring which I wanted to get for quite some time and someone saw that at L’Oréal luxe and sent me it for my birthday thinking it was JUNE 3rd still none the less so amazing and so beautiful! It’s metal with aged palladium finish and  green Swarovski crystals and the box it came it! Wow, it looked like snake skin but not it’s really hard to describe but nonetheless thank you L’Oréal luxe. 

Next is for sure the MAKEUP FOREVER HD PR VAULT which I was a little late to open but still so amazing and you guys don’t even understand how far some of the PR packages go, I just got a PR package with a pair of glitter roller skates in it alone with the products which you’ll see very soon! 

Anyone in the makeup and beauty world know the HD line from MAKEUP FOREVER and I don’t think I need to say very much other then it’s dependable, buildable, just won for best under eye concealer. 

➡️ If you’d like a shade match, and receive a foundation, concealer, HD POWDER, lip and skin booster – just comment or email why you’ve been late to the HD party and I’ll pick a few of you to send out some too!

And my last favourite for this month is YOU, you reading right now, my subscribers and viewers I know 44% of you view and don’t subscribe so hit the follow button and be a party of the makeupandthecity famjam

All you comments and input actually means a lot to me and when I hit two million subscribers I’m going to have a massive giveaway – I also haven’t forgot about the MacBook give away, I had picked the 15th of July to do it since it was also a day I was going to announce something very special! 



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So I was thinking as a influencer, MUA (makeup artist), creator, and media and publicity manager I thought to myself what can I do to elevate and do something different that others are not doing – so I was doing a little (a damn lot) research about teeth whitening because I thought to myself while on set why not incorporate teeth whitening as an option for clients just as we apply makeup, it wasn’t until I messaged a friend who is on set quite frequently and asked her if your MUA or set PA offered you a fifteen minute teeth whitening when getting your eyeshadow applied which lead me to find out that her biggest insecurities on set are being overly photoshopped (not my department) and her teeth not being as while as she would like. 

💥 BOOM 💥 – just as I thought – I guess that’s why I do what I do. Innovation. Even better I cannot find anyone who is doing this, or, talking about it so that lead me to start looking at the different brands out there who thinks like me as has the results, I’m not going to mention other brands because I don’t want to bring attention to them and that’s the honest truth. I ended up contacting smile sciences for the reason that not only do they whiten real teeth but also removing stains from caps, crowns, and porcelain veneers which let’s keep it one hundred – most famous people have, heck, even a lot of not famous people, my two front teeth are fake due to texting and laying down and dropping my iPhone on my teeth. 

So I contacted smile sciences and they agreed to partner with me for this and agree that this opportunity isn’t offered and should be!

DID YOU KNOW ➡️ smile sciences will whiten your teeth up to ten shades in just twenty minutes. lemme pick my jaw up off the floor. 

I am so happy that I thought outside of the box to keep things fresh and keep reinventing the social and beauty world – keep it going full speed into the future. 

These kits retail for $300.00-$400.00 unless you catch a sale or have a code which I believe MAKEUPANDTHECITY will be getting a code for all my beautiful subscribers, so make sure you subscribe to get notified when this post is updated. 

With being 100% cruelty-free and vegan, not only is Smile Sciences gentle on teeth, it is gentle to the environment, kosher, FDA registered and made in the USA. With worldwide shipping and superior customer service, Smile Sciences is the go-to, at-home teeth whitening system to a wide array of clientele: from celebrities, top international beauty bloggers and socialites; to busy parents, teachers and on-the-go business executives. There is zero sensitivity which a huge plus. 

They also have a whitening system that works for EVERYONE even if your literally plugged into your phone like me. 


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Beauty news first ➡️ Estée Lauder announces new Global Beauty Director!

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 Estée Lauder today announced it signed makeup artist Violette as its Global Beauty Director (#EsteeBeautyDirector).

Violette will collaborate with the Estée Lauder team on product development, digital content creation, education and training, and public relations initiatives. Content created through this partnership will be leveraged across Estée Lauder’s digital and social channels as well as Violette’s You Tube channel violette _fr and Instagram handle @violette_fr. Violette will star in how-to videos for the brand, sharing her point-of-view on her favorite makeup looks and beauty products.
“We are thrilled to welcome Violette to the Estée Lauder brand and look forward to an exciting collaborative partnership,” said Stephane de La Faverie, Global Brand President, Estée Lauder. “As a talented makeup artist and lifestyle influencer with a passion for art and color, Violette brings a unique voice and perspective to beauty. We are excited to partner with Violette on innovative new product ideas and engaging digital content that creates a dynamic new beauty conversation with women around the world across all touch points.”
 “I am so honored to work with the Estee Lauder brand,” said Violette. “Estée was such a visionary and is still an inspiration for women today. She understood beauty is a way of expressing yourself, a way to celebrate femininity. And that is also my philosophy. I can’t wait to connect with women everywhere as part of this brand and take them on this journey with me.”

About Violette    

Violette is a makeup artist and native Parisian. She began painting and studying art at the age of three, and, since childhood, has connected with others through the use of color. After grade school, she enrolled in the prestigious École du Louvre in Paris and also studied fashion and costume design. She brings a fresh approach to the visceral experience of makeup, playful experimentation, and a genuine appreciation of beauty as an art form.

Violette has worked with renowned photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Camilla Akrans, Mario Sorrenti and Mert & Marcus. She regularly contributes to publications such as American and international editions of Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, W, T Magazine and violetgrey.com. Violette also recently launched a YouTube channel, where she shares her coveted French girl beauty secrets and helps women connect to aspirational beauty in an accessible way. Violette currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her partner, photographer Steven Pan.

About Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder is the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Founded by Estée Lauder, one of the world’s first female entrepreneurs, the brand today continues her legacy of creating the most innovative, sophisticated, high-performance skincare and makeup products and iconic fragrances – all infused with a deep understanding of women’s needs and desires. Today, Estée Lauder engages with women in over 150 countries around the world and at dozens of touch points – from in-store to digital. And each of these relationships consistently reflects Estée’s powerful and authentic woman-to-woman point of view.

MAKEUPANDTHECITY x VICHY – IDÉALIA

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  Today I thought it would be nice to talk to you about what I use on my face after I wash it with moving from one (1) city to another city with even more construction (dust) cars, buildings and people (pollution) I would always say it’s good to wash your face AM and PM for different reasons, of course you want to get rid of all your makeup, dirt, dead skin and the the city off of your face before you go to sleep. When you wake up you will have oils, dead skin cells, sweat, and dust that you will want to wash off to start fresh – on a microscopic level if you saw what was on your skin after a busy day and in the morning you’d want to scream! 

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VICHY IDÉALIA is for younger skin with first signs of aging including – fine lines, visible pores and dull complexion – chances are you didn’t realize that these were your first signs of aging. The Idéalia range improves skin radiance and minimizes the look of fine lines as well as pores when your regular skincare just isn’t cutting it anymore.


You can really use any face wash that you like or have fallen in love with but don’t forget it’s very easy for your skin to get used to a product, so you might want to switch it up, every couple of months or so, you can always go back to what you love! 

SIDE NOTE ➡️ don’t forget that hard water pressure can cause negative effects on the skin! For a cleanser that helps remove imperfections, impurities and help again the negative effect of hard water click here for an amazing cleanser for only twenty dollars ($20.00)


VICHY IDÉALIA RADIANCE BOOSTING SERUM is an absolute must! You will fall in love with the beautiful smell of this entire collection! An antioxidant rich formula to revive the complexion’s glow, even skin tone, refine pores and smooth fine lines.

➡️ visible results in eight (8) days. 

Vichy Laboratories explored the influence of a fast-paced lifestyle (stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, small excesses) on skin quality, to formulate their 1st liquid concentrate that recharges skin with radiance.

The extract of Licorice root has been combined with Citrus Flavonoid, fermented Adenosine and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water in an energizing, antioxidant formula offering 24H moisture. Light and easy to apply texture. Quick absorption. I’ve actually found that on summer days if I don’t want to apply the normal to combination skin moisturizer on top then just using this alone is enough. It looks amazing under makeup almost like a primer.  Environmental attack on your skin is a real thing when you live a fast life and it took me a while to find what worked best for me to keep my skin looking absolutely amazing when it’s been though hell!

PRICE ➡️ $60.00 

Take a look at it here on the VICHY website

The Radiance Boosting Serum helps correct the first signs of aging and recreate an ideal looking skin quality. Revives glow, evens complexion, refines skin, minimizes pores.  Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control • Hypoallergenic • No parabens • With Mineralizing Thermal Water. 

It’s 100% a tailor-made solution for oily skin to correct the first signs of aging – smoothes fine lines, boosts glow, refines pores. Lightweight oil-absorbing formula for a mattifying effect, and I don’t want my followers to be scared when they read first signs of aging really it’s good to have anti-aging factors from any age (18+) because it’s just prevention and good for the skin! 

Vichy Laboratories have combined the radiance activating extract of antioxidant fermented Black Tea with absorbing microspheres of Aquakeep and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. This sorbet gel-cream offers a matte and ultra-frseh finish and ensures 24H moisture.

PRICE ➡️ $40.00 for 50ML 

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Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control • Hypoallergenic • No parabens • With Mineralizing Thermal Water. 

Love love love this next product is so amazing and gets ride of bags under the eyes immediately and leaves the skin feeling so de-puffed and, well, refreshed! 

IDÉALIA EYES ANTI FATIGUE EYE CARE formulated with caffeine and licorice root extract, this eye care immediately brightens eyes, reduces the look of dark circles, and smoothes fine lines for eyes that appear rested.

This formula illuminates the eye area for a more rested look. In one (1) month, it reduces the appearance of signs of fatigue, dark circles and fine lines for eyes that look visible rested.

PRICE ➡️ $40.00 for 15ML (currently sold out) 

If you’d like to check it out click here!!

To honest I never really used eye care until I was introduced to this eye cream and I’ve been using it even since and cheers to Vichy for always having my back and being an amazing company that I love so much! 

My next VICHY post will be about there new face masks and well face makes in general from VICHY, Tarte, L’Oréal and so many more! 

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