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NEW PR LIST ➡️ GLOSSIER COSMETICS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY – PART TWO (2)

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So my MacBook with the damn sensitive touch bar, is well, sensitive to touch (blonde moment) and as I was writing yesterday finishing up my post about Glossier I accidently hit something that submitted my post so what better time to say it was intentional for a part two (2) ALSO if you read my monthly favourites which I’m a total fool for not keepin’ up with that, last night me and my fiancé went too a party and I lost my Juste un Clou bracelet by Cartier yes that is a 10k bracelet so I ordered a new one and it wont be here until the 29th of November – yes I understand that it’s really just a bent nail around your wrist but its what it symbolised too me and why it was so important. Moral of the story is don’t drink – shut up and dance with me!

As I mentioned in part one (1) every year I do five (5) companies to watch in that year, that I believe will be extremely successful ➡️ Five (5) COSMETIC / BEAUTY companies to watch in 2017  and in 2018 Glossier Cosmetics already with massive success will be on the list!

FROM THE COMPANY TO YOU ➡️ Here, you’ll learn a little bit more about our beauty product philosophy. Some background: Glossier Cosmetics was created by a group of beauty editors that have (literally) tried everything out there and know what works. We painstakingly develop the best formulas with real-life usage in mind, and put them in the chicest packaging that won’t cost you half a paycheck. We have created our entire lineup to work together to make you look and feel your best – the only thing you need are your fingertips (or favourite makeup brushes). So even if you’re new to the idea of a beauty regimen, or you’re just someone looking to make a few upgrades, we’re here for that. Think of Glossier’s beauty products as the skincare essentials you need, plus makeup you’ll actually use. Thanks for joining us at makeupandthecity.

⭐ Wowder plus the Wowder Brush ⭐ can the name of this magic powder be anymore clever? wow + powder = wowder, it’s so Glossier – the more I experience the more I love the company, Honestly most powders you know mask skin’s texture with a 2-D effect and sop up oil into a cakey film that settles into fine lines. Wowder isn’t just skin-colored dust, so set your expectations high: it cuts shine, sets makeup, and blurs the appearance of pores. It’s the airiest formula possible, developed right alongside the suspiciously soft, perfectly dense Wowder Brush for targeted application. For any of my set MUA (makeup artist) out there, this will be your best friend on set and in print work, hell, even to take a perfect selfie. Together they leave skin with a glowing matte-not-flat finish – with zero white chalkiness, even under bright flash. In three adaptable shades, with pigment levels high enough to help Wowder go undetected on skin but not affect your skin tone. I am really impressed with how lightweight the powder feels on my face. I usually use the Tarte setting powder but I would have to say that Wowder really is a better fit. I use a really hydrating concealer that needs to be set with powder and it set it instantaneously and it feels like nothings on my face. It also blurred out my oiliness and doesn’t look cakey at all, and that’s a massive plus.

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➡️ Diamond Powder Light-reflecting particles that counteract the flat effect of most powders. ➡️ Kaolin Clay Soft and incredibly fine, it absorbs oil but vanishes into skin (instead of sitting and caking on top). ➡️ Vitamin E Gives Wowder its silky, non-drying texture.

hypoallergenic ➡️ dermatologist tested ➡️ talc free ➡️  paraben free ➡️ fragrance free ➡️ vegan and cruelty free.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ you can buy Wowder alone, and the Wowder Brush separately as well but to save a pretty penny, wait, aren’t pennies obsolete now, oh sorry,  you can buy them together in a set.

⭐BOY BROW ⭐all-in-one brow fluffer, filler, and shaper – all brow needs have been considered to create THE brow product: one to thicken, fill in, and groom brows into place. The creamy wax formula is inspired by traditional hair pomade for soft, flexible hold that doesn’t stiffen or flake. If you’re like me also and have light eyebrows but like them to be darker and don’t always have the time to make an appointment to get them tinted this will become your go to product to darken your brow hair.

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➡️ Beeswax and Carnauba Wax Natural waxes that hold hairs in place without stiffness. ➡️ Oleic Acid An emollient derived from olive oil that nourishes and moisturizes. ➡️ Lecithin A natural fatty substance that adds a silky, smooth texture and a subtle sheen. ➡️ Atelocollagen A collagen derivative that helps condition and strengthen the hair fiber.

AWARD WINNER ➡️ TEEN VOUGE 2015 Game Changers and ALLURE Best of Beauty 2016 – Congratulations too the Glossier team!

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TARTE – tarteist™ PRO vault | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Through my full career, well, through anyone’s career in this industry (makeup, beauty, influencer, makeup artist) there are certain brands that just get you more so then other  one and who you begin to take a interest in and well, no lies, favour over other brand – that’s what TARTE is for me. I’ve been involved with TARTE since they were a small unknown beauty line and grew with the company, instead of watched the company grow. Christmas is just around the corner and TARTE decided to set out to make the most ‘must have’ Christmas sets starting with the tarteist™ PRO vault which if you know anything from TARTE its, shapetape concealer and tarteist™ PRO palettes and products.

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Naturally TARTE took all the tarteist™ PRO products (all full size) and added them into a large box and boom we now have the best selling tarteist™ PRO vault where you’ll create an unlimited combination of makeup masterpieces with formulas powered by high-performance natural ingredients. With a 20-pan eyeshadow palette, 6-pan highlight and contour palette, plus mascara, eyeliner, false lashes, lip gloss, and lipstick all PRO artist approved.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ all products are dermatologist tested. All eye products are ophthalmologist tested and safe for contact lens wearers. The mascara is vegan and delivers 2700% more volume. The eyeliner is vegan, waterproof, and features tarte 12-hour power™. The lip paint is vegan. The lashes are vegan, cruelty-free, and latex-free.

What you’ll get when you buy this vault is full size ➡️ tarteist™ PRO Amazonian clay palette ➡️ tarteist™ PRO glow highlight & contour palette ➡️ tarteist™ lash paint mascara➡️ tarteist™ double take eyeliner ➡️ tarteist™ creamy matte lip paint in birthday suit and tarteist™ PRO cruelty-free lashes in goddess.

Be smart this holiday season and give the gift of pure, limitless possibilities of beauty. TARTE is ride or die company that always has your back, like me.

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ABOUT TARTE ➡️ Over a decade ago, beauty aficionado Maureen Kelly channeled her entrepreneurial spirit and set out to prove that glamour can be good for you. Launched in the heart of New York City, tarte is a smart, colorful brand offering healthy, eco-chic beauty products that truly work. Tarte’s cruelty-free, high-performance beauty is infused with pure, invigorating ingredients, and all tarte products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and synthetic fragrances. From award-winning blushes and lip tints to the breakthrough Amazonian clay and maracuja complexion products, tarte delivers powerful results for real woman. Be green, be smart, be tarte.

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MEN AND BREAKOUTS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Pimples are not just for teens. Men are complaining more and more frequently about skin imperfections.

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A MAN HAS HIS FLAWS
Even if it’s not nice to hear, certain skin problems are simply par for the course for men. “These imperfections are often caused by the infection of follicles from bacteria that come from shaving” explains Dr. Deshayes. But other factors come into play, particularly the secretion of greasy substances over the entire face, due to sebaceous glands that are more numerous and more active in men than women.

GENTLEMEN, HABITS TO ADOPT FOR TREATING THESE LITTLE PIMPLES ➡️ How do you get rid of pimples? By shaving regularly,  but on the condition that it be smooth: “Shave only in the direction of hair growth. Use a soap-free shaving product with antibacterial action to stop the growth of bacteria.” Also make sure that you are using a new sharp razor blade while shaving. No dull, old, rusty razors or you could end up with a lot more then little bumps.

IF YOU GET A PIMPLE IT’S SIMPLE ➡️ CLEANSE YOUR FACE ➡️  Once the shaving issue is taken care of, the problem isn’t necessarily solved. If you have pimples, you also need to treat the oily skin that is causing them, two (2) simple steps to follow..
– Wash your skin with a soap-free gel containing active exfoliants and salicylic acid to prevent excess sebum and dead skin cells from blocking pores.
– Then use an antibacterial toning lotion containing salicylic acid to eliminate the germs that cause infections and to tighten pores.

Finally, to reduce shine all day long, choose a face cream for men with a matte finish. Make sure that your product contains moisturizing agents to smooth your skin and stop the irritation that causes pimples.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Do not apply pure alcohol, lemon, toothpaste, or other home remedies. You risk drying out your skin or creating redness and irritation, which in the end will make the problem worse. In short, there are much more effective remedies today than what our grandmas used to use.

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VICHY – LIFTACTIV VITAMIN C | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s up everyone, I hate when the clocks go forward or backwards because it kind of messes with my head for a couple days like right now its 4:20am when it should be 5:20am – I know its only an hour and my body shouldn’t feel it that crazy but it does. anyway, I’m finally having some down time and although I don’t typically write on Sunday I figured I haven’t been writing much lately and I have obligations and a lot of PR to go through especially now with being sent all the holiday PR sets and wanting to find the best of the best and what is worth your money and well, what is cheap and not what you would find in the real product! SO be prepared for what’s to come.

This morning I’m going to be talking skin care from one of my favourite brands, VICHY (LIFTACTIV VITAMIN C WITH HYALURONIC ACID) from the new skin care products to come out lately I have too say that VICHY continues to step up their game – I did the full ten (10) day continuous treatment (brightening skin corrector) and I was blow away with the results you see right away and after the ten (10) days are up!

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SIDE NOTE ⭐ this product was developed for all skin types and is developed for anyone with concerns loss of firmness, loss of radiance and uneven skin tone.

VICHY set out to make a shield against oxidative stress and to reduce the consequences of exposome on the skin, this is the new gesture to adopt. Liftactiv Vitamin C Skin Brightening Corrector is a powerful formula to help fight dull and uneven skin tone with only 11 ingredients. No fragrance, no silicone, solely the essential active ingredients.

15% pure vitamin C is essential to the proper functioning of the body, Vitamin C is present in the skin where, by trapping a certain category of free radicals, it fights against damage induced by oxidative stress. It is also an asset for fighting pigment disorders, re-densifying the extracellular matrix and fighting inflammation so as to soothe the skin. This multitask active ingredient works quickly to attenuate fine lines, even out complexion and boost brightness and boy does it ever, I absolutely will be using this product on set under primer for added radiance and glow!

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Naturally present in skin, hyaluronic acid guarantees skin plumpness and hydration. To help it fulfill this role, among 100 active molecules, Vichy selected hyaluronic acid from natural origin. Its greatest contribution? Acting like a sponge to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water while ensuring perfect tolerance, even on sensitive skin. It forms an even film on skin surface, protecting it against external aggressors.
Of a small size, the Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid penetrates the deep layers of the epidermis and triggers the synthesis of the molecules involved in skin aging prevention.

Sometimes you just need a refresh. A break, a vacation, some spa time, or really just some time alone to get yourself together. The same goes for your skin. We put our skin through a lot. We wear makeup, we experience season changes with either humidity, heat, or extreme cold, and we spend hours working hard – as hard as it is to live such a busy life our skin goes through the ringer, and sometimes it needs a moment to refresh that’s why I would recommend VICHY LIFTACTIV VITAMIN C WITH HYALURONIC ACID.

CLINICALLY PROVEN EFFICACY*

  • IMMEDIATELY: 24% more firmness
  • IN 10 DAYS: 21% more radiance

PROVEN EFFICACY BY CONSUMERS**
AFTER 10 DAYS

  • 83% brighter skin
  • 71% skin appears smoother
  • 73% complexion appears fresher

HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEXTURE

  • 96% is quickly absorbed
  • 88% doesn’t leave greasy residues on the skin
  • 90% doesn’t leave skin shiny

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TOP FIVE (5) IT! COSMETICS PRODUCTS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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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.

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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.ITPRIMERBYEBYE
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.

ityousculptedNext ➡️ 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.itbrowpowersuperskinny 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

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L’Oréal skin care | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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So the best thing about being on a PR list of any kind is you get to test out some products that are new and exclusive but, here comes the misconception in most cases unless we really, really love something then sadly they won’t keep sending it over and over!
Which hey, it’s sent as free advertising in half of the situations – it’s actually quite sneaky of a company if you give it some thought, why not create a certain amount to send to well know influencers a boom, free advertising!

SIDE NOTE ➡️ dailyjocks.com just realised their new underwear for men called cloud nine (9) and lemme just say, they couldn’t have named it any better! Cooling and comfort polyester blend which is durable and will not fade!

Drug store makeup and skin care has been stepping its game up for a very long time, its almost like, what took so long you are all owned by four (4) main players. So I’m going to talk about three (3) amazing face wash and mask set my way for consideration of review and I always use all three, well, nope, yep I use all three (3).

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1) EXFOLIATING AND REFINE – 3 mineral clays + Red Algae
2) COMFORT AND UNIFYING – 3 mineral clays + Charcoal
3) PURAFYING AND MATTE – 3 mineral clays + Eucalyptus

That is the three (3) main groups that they stick within which I would say is typical to branding but these masks are a clay to foam cleansers which makes your skin feel so amazing. Clay-to-Mousse daily cleansers enriched with 3 different clays and enhanced with a nature-sourced ingredient to leave skin feeling fresh and clean.

The 1st range of clay-to-mousse daily cleansers that leave skin feeling clean and fresh. This cleanser is enriched with Kaolin + Montmorillonite + Moroccan clays and Red Algae Extract. Pure-Clay Cleanser Exfoliating & Refining leaves skin with pores looking tighter, and less visible, without over drying the skin.

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There is nice playing games with these face washes, the level of science and ingredients beats that of some of the highs brands out there and I never thought in a million years that it would be this way, I think next time we need too grab both and compare the ingredient list because price no longer seems to be that big of a factor. Dun Dunnn Dunnnn.

Not to mention the fact that there is multi-masking so there can be multi-washing, there so perfect to use together, well, that is if you don’t mind buying all three (3) As of now in Canada you cannot buy these sadly but hit subscribe to find out just when and where you can buy them! Infused with 3 clays (Kaolin, Montmorillonite, and Moroccan) and 1 super-ingredient specifically for your skin type. Cleanse to wash impurities every day with our NEW Pure Clay Cleansers and mask twice a week to beautify skin.

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Over time harsh environmental factors, such as pollution and debris damage skin leaving complexion dull and tired. So don’t forget how important it is to wash your face day and night especially if you are a makeup wearer.

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MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU THINK : (2015) PINK MOON | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Imagine living in a world where everyone was born gay and you were attracted to the same sex – being gay wasn’t the issue but being straight was.

To be honest when I started watching this movie they don’t give you much identifying factors as to what is happening, it wasn’t until one of the characters is laying in a hospital bed and the news is on and the man say ” there was another suicide today, that makes the second one this with, as a young boy came out as heterosexual ” then the point they are trying to make became very clear, and actually sit back and exhale.
I think this is a really good movie to watch, it holds a very powerful message.

In a society where heterosexuals are persecuted and abortion is forbidden, two teens are forced to hide an unintended pregnancy before their secret romance is exposed.

➡️this is a short film with a message that will leave you thinking.

Director : Sal Bardo

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This movie got ⭐6.6 / 10
I give this movie ⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Check it out on YouTube! its a really good movie! due to legal I cannot post the movie but it shouldn’t be too hard to find! I’m also going to add the winner of the MACBOOK PRO still hasn’t contacted me back and I messaged him twice so I will be redrawing for it! good luck!

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