Archive for category Giorgio Armani
We went shopping and dropped into Neiman Marcus. I was on a mission to buy the Armani Eyes to Kill Intense eyeshadows, but then…we saw…what it was…what I had been waiting for for MANY MONTHS…
What I am a bit peeved about: the numbering of these glosses doesn’t match the corresponding lipsticks. 401 Rouge d’Armani is an orange red, versus the Gloss d’Armani is a cool red. ok maybe it’s just because I’m OCD.
Lip Shimmer #7
I was out of town back in March and I took even less stuff with me back then. I left the country for family reasons, and there were a couple of nights where I had to wear at least a semi-full face.
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Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge: I wore it almost everyday as my tinted moisturizer. The two main reasons I took this with me is because I had tried a new skincare product (samples) that broke me out and I wanted my breakouts to heal quickly. Second reason is that on my last trip, I took Chantecaille Future Skin foundation so I wanted to rotate. Last summer when I was out in the sun, I got serious rashes from the sun since I work nights. Being in the sun as of recent with this foundation, I had no adverse skin reactions (as in my skin didn’t burn or fall off). I was in warmer weather climate and my skin didn’t get darker, but my arms and my legs surely did (and for reference, I wore SPF 30 sunscreen on my hands/arms/legs). I look weird now that my face is a lot lighter than the rest of my skin now. Ah well. lol.
By Terry Baume de Rose: I used this as my lipbalm about every other day. I felt the maximum benefit at the airport because for some reason my lips get really dry. It could be the air conditioning or something with airports/airplanes.
Le Metier de Beaute Fraise Lip Creme: I wore this almost everyday too. I wore it for the times that I had to wear a semi full face as well. I like dark or vibrant reds, but I had to keep it tame for my family and for the events I had to go to. It’s definitely a wearable color, even for daytime. So for those who are concerned about wearing bright or vibrant colors, I consider it an office-friendly color. I’ll review this at a later date.
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani #103: This is my go to lipstick for serious events, as well. I wore this twice, which is odd. I think due to the warmer weather I didn’t wear it as often as I’d like. Sunnier weather=slightly more vibrant colors? I mixed this with Fraise lip creme and it looked pretty awesome. Neat discoveries are always a good thing.
By Terry Misty Rock cream eyeshadow: I’m not a big eyeshadow person, but I did wear this when I had to wear a semi full face. I just used it for those times and that was it. I really do mean it, this cream eyeshadow does live in my purse if I’m going out at night last minute and I need to do a quick face. Apply from the tube, blend with fingers and bam! you’re out the door.
By Terry Touchee Veloutee: I love this stuff, as it is my under eye concealer. If I am having a great skin day, I use this on red spots on my face and under my eyes. If I go out at night I wear my regular foundation and use this to brighten the area under my eyes. Since I was wearing a luminous tinted moisturizer, I didn’t feel the need to use it, since Peau Vierge brightens those areas by itself. So note to self: if wearing Peau Vierge, no need for this too. Otherwise, must have Touchee Veloutee in bag.
Armani Eyes to Kill mascara: It’s a mini. my ultimate mascara. Need I say more?
Shu #14 brush: I recently bought it since it was highly recommended. I’ll review this at a later time. Wonderful brush and I used it when I had to wear…
Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #5: The perfect beige nude blush that fits the bill on so many levels. This needs a review on its own at a later date as well.
Bioderma Crealine H2O (not pictured): I had this in a small sample jar.
Sheer lipstick #35
Formula: If you’re familiar with Face Fabric foundation, imagine the texture and feel, but in a blush. It’s basically a silicone based gel formula. You literally need the size of a pinhead on your finger to use on both cheeks, because it’s pure pigment. They’re so easy to blend out and sheer, but they do set pretty quickly. Once it’s on your face, they last a long time. 😉 Last year I purchased Blushing Fabric #1 and #3 and I reach for these quite often.
Blushing Fabric #4: The best way to describe it in terms of color is…cinnamon. It’s a slightly burned terracotta kind of shade? Uhm, let’s just stick with cinnamon. This particular one will be a learning curve for me, because it seems like if I apply too much of this on, it can be easily seen as a sunburned kind of look. I know I can pull it off, but when I return to the USA, I’ll have to talk to my MA on how to use it.
Blushing Fabric #5: It’s a pinky purple color and it’s really a gorgeous shade. sigh. I know I’ll be using this one often. I know this one will sell out quickly because it’s a fool-proof color.
Sheer lipstick #37: The the best way to describe it is…imagine a very soft orange cream color (like ice cream), but add in a hint of beige with a beautiful sparkle. On me it lightens up my natural lip color and on my hand it looks kind of ordinary (as in you can find another color in your stash that looks similar). But the effect and shine on your lips is incredible. SO incredible. It’s soft enough that it doesn’t scream orange, but it’s definitely not a boring clean peach color either. Lighter skintones will adore this one. On me it’s a light orange-beige. sigh. I wasn’t even planning to buy a lipstick, but I may have to try the others, because they look so beautiful.
Onto the swatches. I rushed to swatch them so they are a bit uneven, but you can get the idea:
From left to right:
Blushing Fabric #4
Blushing Fabric #5
Sheer lipstick #37
I’ve gotten requests as to how Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Tranquility compares to Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #7. They’re both very nice highlighters, but there are some differences. For the sake of this review and to make typing easier Sea of Tranquility will be (ST) and #7 will just be #7.
Left to Right:
Indoor lighting, with flash; slightly overexposed lighting.
Indoor lighting, I fixed the ISO so it’s not overexposed.
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This blush is amazing. This will now be my everyday soft pink blush. woooohoooo
What’s worth getting: The eyeliners. The green one is glorious too, but I’ve only been buying what I’ll wear on a consistent basis. The blush, I can see darker skintones not being able to wear it since it’s a sheer pink. Plus, if you have a similar shade, then you can pass on it, but the advantage of Armani blushes is the finish and the awesome quality.
I thought the finishing powder was passable, it’s basically a micro fined version of pink opal pigment. I do like the effect it gives on my face (a nice warmth), but I never wear finishing powders. The palette, although it’s gorgeous, it’s just not what I would wear (personally). Don’t be afraid of the colors in it, because the artist did make this palette so wearable (a soft everyday look) on me. This is coming from someone who only really wears neutrals. I do think it’s worth seeing if you like greens and purples.
MAC Merry Mistress (this is a red-red)
Shu RD 195
Shu RD 165
Shu RD 165M
Shu RD 190
Shu RD 198
NARS Red Lizard
MAC Russian Red
GA 400 is a smidgen darker and slightly more burgundy than Russian Red. MAC red no. 5 has more sparkle in person.
Part II will entail darker reds I own. 🙂