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THE BASICS – CONTOURING SUMMER EDITION | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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What’s up friends and famjam.. maybe some that hate me or wish to be me! today we are going to talk about the full art of contouring – as a woman, I bet you didn’t even know with summer around the corner you have the same powers as photoshop to give you the body you always wanted!

Hey boys – here at MAKEUPANDTHECITY the same goes for you!

First of all, since we are going step by step lets take it to the face and explain first and hopefully the last time what contouring and highlighting means, Contouring is when you use a matte not shimmery powder, cream, or pencil product that’s two shades darker than your skin tone to shade areas you’d like to define or reshape, like your nose, forehead, chin, and cheekbones.
Highlighting (or strobing) offsets contouring by accentuating areas of your face with light concealer or highlighter. To properly highlight or strobe, use a concealer that’s two shades lighter than your skin tone or a highlighter that flatters your complexion to emphasize the areas of your face that naturally catch the light.

1. The collarbones are so sexy and if you are not born blessed with this beauties, you can easily draw them with the help of your contouring kit. Follow the natural bones and enhance them with makeup.

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If you are not professional for contouring with a brush, here is a little trick that will be a big help for you: find a thin paper in a form of a rectangle that matches the form of your nose, just the way your highlight should be. Place it vertically and start contouring.

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CONTOUR – make sure that your contour is one (1) to (two) shades lighter than you actually are! The contour shade absorbs the light… literally.

HIGHLIGHT – It will bring out the features that, well, you want to accelerate.

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ON SET WITH ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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It’s been a while, maybe too long I’ve just had so much going on with work, my life and my setting up my new house! I have since worked on some pretty cool photo shoots and sets and love when I can review a brand from a makeup artist (MUA) on set, also it’s a good way to make brand connections and PR lists, today I am going to be talking about the amazing Anastasia Beverly Hills and the some of the top products from my PR and set call ➡️ in most cases, when you get one brand PR e-mail it isn’t long before you end up with 99.8% of brand contacts, or they will contact you.

I’ve loved Anastasia Beverly Hills for brow products for years but to be honest I didn’t really think about the other products within the brand, other then kick ass highlighter glow kits so one (1) of the palettes that I loved was not something completely new or anything but just the way they mixed, and all the tools given and pigmentation is the LIP PALETTE VOL. 1 ➡️ There are eighteen (18) shades within the palette and a large clear from too see them, five (5) of the colors are ‘primary colors’ or the colors that you’d was to use to create any color that you’d like.

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With shades ranging from primaries and neutrals to bold brights. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette to create an endless array of lip looks by mixing and customizing highly pigmented, long-wearing matte shades.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ Includes pro mixing plate and double-ended lip brush and spatula.

Moving on with have to be the A18 brush in their pro category and it would be an Angled Chiseler Brush, with this one (1) brush you are able to achieve so much that you would have used multiple brushes for, its a large, slanted brush with soft natural hair to sculpt and define facial contours or apply powder perfectly under the eyes to set concealer ➡️ this brush is an absolute must-have for makeup lovers or professionals. These brushes are premium natural hair but are completely cruelty-free.

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The new Soft Glam Palette was my go to set palette, the colors were incredible and very blendable but I really didn’t think I would get anything other than amazing quality – there are fourteen (14) essential shades, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette is the perfect collection of easy-to-blend, full pigment shadows. I did use primer but some of the finger swatched i did on the back on my wrist indicated that it’s a long-lasting formula, this palette is complete with bronze metallics and iridescent finishes ideal for a nighttime look and neutral mattes for daytime – not to mention that this is one of the most sought-after palettes in the beauty community, almost always sold out.

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DRUG​STORE HITS AND MISS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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First off I would like to thank RIO PR in Toronto for all of their support and love and for adding me to the PR list! I couldn’t be happier with the company and the wonderful team! Maybelline has been killing the drug store lately and I was one of the bloggers to receive these products before they launched (some are still not out until 02.15.18)  So let’s get right into this HIT AND MISS.

First is MAYBELLINE TATTOOSTUDIO BROW GEL AND TINT which I’m not going to lie this is a massive game changer that even rivals Anastasia Beverly Hills for the companies legendary brow products – I absolutely love the applicator on the end of this product, and it lasts for days as it does have a semi-tint added to the amazing formula. My female friend, Summer, helps me to test eye, lips, and highlighters and she likes to apply this product to the back of her hand and sketch out her outline and then fill in as desired.

This product comes in four (4) shades  BLOND  SOFT BROWN ➡ MEDIUM BROWN AND DARK BROWN and it sells for $15.00CAD at any drugstore and Ulta of course!

Fill and color your eyebrows with this ultra-resistant and waterproof eyebrow gel. The sculpting tip and eyebrow spoolie brush work together to create fuller-looking eyebrows that last for days. Smudge-proof. Does not transfer. 98% saw fuller and thicker eyebrows, 93% saw gel does not transfer, and 88% would recommend to a friend.

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SET TIP ➡ use two shade one lighter and one darker within your personal tone range and apply the lighter shade to the front of the of the brow then adding the darker shade to finish off the tail end of the brow and blend where the lighter shade meets the darker shade for ombre brows that will always get compliments!

LIP STUDIO Python Lip Kits again, in my eyes another game changer for the lips because let’s face it there is only so much that companies can do, well Maybelline Lip Studio Python Metallic Lip Kits feature duos in gorgeous lip colors and prismatic lip powders. It’s lip artistry made easy! Take on the hottest beauty trend with Maybelline’s metallic lip kit. Make an impact in chromatic lip color with a python effect.

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 The powder topper to the lipstick can also double as a beautiful eyeshadow!

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UPDATES / WHAT’S NEW AND MAKEUP | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Wow, it’s been forever eh? So much has happened from me breaking my arm and wrist which left me completely out of commission with so many launches lately – Tarte SHAPETAPE foundation which was, more of a miss than a hit to me but we will get into that later, illamasqua veils, – I do just want to say thank you so much to everyone wow reached out for the NARS BLACK CARDS I was more than happy to do that for you guys of course! Which also bring me to a little partnership with illamasqua I was sent 100 little kits from illamasqua for you guys! it includes five (5) products and a wonderful makeup bag – three products being full size and they are

– MINI HYDRA VEIL
– PRECISION GEL LINER
(FULL)
– GEL SCULPT
– LIPSTICK
(FULL)
– SKIN BASE LIFT CONCEALER 
(FULL)

All you have to do is smash that follow button and comment where in the world I am sending it! OG makeupandthecity kids front of the line! So my house is almost done also, I’m actually in my office/PR room/studio – I’m so excited for everyone to see whats coming very, very soon – my website is almost ready to launch which is amazing and I couldn’t be more proud of what I’ve made and what it’s done for me.

So that’s just a little update and whats been happening today for review I’m going to be talking about the amazing illamasqua veil primers because being a UK company not a lot of people are able to experience the company.

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HYDRA VEIL PRIMER

Part hydrator, part primer, Hydra Veil instantly hydrates and smooths skin through a self-leveling, futuristic clear gel. Microalgae, Vitamin C and B3 work together to help maintain skins hydration levels, creating a healthy looking, balanced finish. Plant extracts also provide a calming and refreshing feeling, leaving skin fully prepped to apply your chosen foundation.

MATTE VEIL PRIMER

An oil control primer, Matte Veil preps the skin to create the perfect matte base for make-up application. It’s mattifying cream-gel formula absorbs excess oil whilst retaining the skin`s natural moisture levels, providing a silky, soft finish. Enhancing make-up longevity, Matte Veil also controls shine throughout the day and into the evening, keeping skin feeling healthy and balanced.

BEYOND VEIL PRIMER

Beyond Veil is an exhilarating partnership between two of Illamasqua’s iconic products: the intensely moisturizing Hydra Veil and the metallic, illuminating Beyond Powder.

The new unique, light-weight gel formula instantly rehydrates skin to give a natural, glowing finish where the skin appears illuminated from within.

Formulated with multi-active ingredients, gardenia Florida fruit extract and sodium hyaluronate help skin to retain a youthful look whilst haematococcus pluvais extract and vitamin C help to improve skin elasticity and brightness.

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THE BEST BLACK CARD | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MAKEUPANDTHECITY

What’s up makeupandthecity,

Wishing you a weekend of joy and cheer as you celebrate the holiday season with friends, family and loved ones. Christmas or not, celebrating or not.
Don’t forget the real reasons behind the holidays.

It’s been a crazy year for me, and I’m happy to end the year off with my partner, family and friends.

Thank you so much too all the brands and PR companies who have sent me products and PR for review and set work.

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HOLIDAY PARTY EYESHADOW PALETTE MUCH HAVE ➡️ Chocolate Gold Eye Shadow Palette FROM Too Faced – Chocolate Gold is a rich, medium-dark honeyed gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, moderately dense but not too thick or too stiff in the pan, and it yielded opaque coverage in a single layer. The eyeshadow blended out well and lasted for eight hours without need of touch up.

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It’s been one of the best eyeshadow palettes that I’ve used on set this year! Total must have! Do make sure that you check out a tester before buying it and be careful where you buy it as there is countless fakes – you can click in the side bar to go right to the collection.

BUT remember to respect and love one another this holiday season and respect the beauty around. Take a second and get the door for that person, or smile! Love one another and keep being beautiful.

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