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Giorgio Armani Summer 2011: Mediterranean Eye Palette, Sheer lipstick #34, Sheer lipstick #35 +

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So I went back to the Armani Store again since I work close by, and I met their other makeup artist, and she showed me the palette and lipsticks. 
Mediterranean Palette: This is the first time that I’ve seen Armani just do an eyeshadow palette, because years before there would be a bronzer with their eyeshadow compact (2 in 1). Anyway, so I’m not really a big fan of their eyeshadow quality…I mean it’s not great, but it’s not horrible. I’m usually someone who loves a soft buttery texture when it comes to eyeshadows. Plus their limited edition palettes always seem to have one color that I would never use (it’s usually their thing to put a green or teal color). I wanted to see it because it looks pretty in pictures and this palette has won me over. It consists of 4 warm goldish/brown colors, so it’s pretty easy to use in terms of using all of them together. The texture is a bit nicer than their regular eyeshadows, so from those two factors (better than the norm texture, plus I can see myself using all the colors) I decided to get it.

Sheer lipstick #34: This is the deepest lipstick shade. It’s a terracotta/cinnamon color. Honestly I don’t know how else to describe it. It’s soooo pretty. On my pigmented lips its like a glazed cinnamon-y with a kick. I asked a couple of other people how to describe the color and they couldn’t. The swatch will speak for itself.

Sheer lipstick #35: this is a soft pinky coral color. Think of a rosy pink, but with some coral mixed in. It’s not an “in your face” coral (when i think of a loud coral, think MAC virgin aisle CCB). Maybe I’m just experiencing writers block. 
left to right:
Mediterranean Palette:
Sheer lipstick #34

Sheer lipstick #35



FACE Stockholm Cream Blush

Today I stopped by the store, which is located in the heart of SoHo, NYC. It’s on the corner of Prince and Greene (as seen on the street sign). So I went inside to see what this line is all about.

I take a peek and what called out to me is their extensive lipstick and foundation/face stuff selection. They have a lot of foundations, correctors, powders, etc.

I went towards one wall, where it so happened that all of their blushes and lipsticks/glosses were located. Given that I posted on Illamasqua’s cream blushes, I figure that it would be nice to see how other brands compare to one another.

I examine at some of their cream blushes, and seen here are the swatches of what caught my attention.

From top to bottom:

New York

Top to bottom:


They’re shimmery, but definitely not over the top. They come in this really cute silver (mirror like) compact. Inside there’s a mirror where you can check yourself out 🙂

New York’s consistency was almost gel like compared to Athens and Stockholm. The size is .14 oz for $25. For some reason Illamasqua’s looks larger in size, but it’s actually the same oz as these. These blushes are a bit easier to apply with your fingers and aren’t as vibrant (which can be a bit over the top sometimes). I really do like them, since I can just dab with my finger, lightly rub/pat on and be out the door. It’s a slight flush of color. The packaging is small, which is convenient to carry in your purse. I also noticed that they don’t last as long as some other cream blushes, at least on me. This is probably better suited for drier skin types.

They are quite lovely in terms of color and the finish, but if you have oily/combo skin, then just be aware that it doesn’t last as long as some other cream blushes.

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