Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Giorgio Armani Autumn Collection 2012


Whenever I walk by the Giorgio Armani makeup stand I drool a little bit, the makeup is just what you would expect - classy and stylish.  This Autumn Armani are doing wondrous things with make up, not only are they bringing us a wonderful collection of palettes which include cheek colour and eye shadows in sleek black packaging (check out the deadly magnet closing (for €65.00)), they are also redefining the concept of foundation.  This September Armani will launch Maestro Skin Perfector.  It is described as a complection perfector - it gives the skin all the benefits of skin care while providing beautiful coverage.  The foundation is made up of just oils and pigments - to be honest with you when I heard this I freaked out a little, my skin is oily enough but Maestro's made up of oils that hydrate the skin and excess oils evaporate.  The finish of Maestro is a wonderful mix of illuminating and matte - I don't really know how they do it but it doesn't look like foundation - Maestro looks like perfect skin.   I don't have Maestro to show you today but I do have some of Armani's Autumn collection.

The collection is a perfect combination of masculine against feminine and the collection offers all the things we love about Autumn - classic sexy looks.  In fact if Catwoman were to go shopping for makeup, Armani is where she would end up.  The sleek black containers in addition to sweeping sexy cat eyes.  Purrrfect.  I decided that this collection would turn me into Catwoman - just a little bit. 


As you know I love a red lipstick, I always say that every lady should treat herself to a fancy red lipstick in a classic container.  Rouge d'Armani lasting satin lip colour in 400 is a classic red.  The formula is smooth on the lips and surprisingly long lasting for a satin finish.  I adore the sleek black packaging which has a magnetic closing - very Catwoman.  The lipstick costs €26.00 which I think is a good price compared to a lot of high end ranges.


 Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadows are something that I have always drooled over. They are soft and amazingly pigmented.  Below is number 24 which looks to me like the night's sky.  Simply stunning.  Although they are pigmented the shadows are extremely blendable, this makes it so easy to create different looks.  I was a little afraid there would be a lot of fallout especially since this is a dark colour - don't worry there wasn't really any fallout - I also patted the shadow on which minamises fallout. Each little pot costs €26.00




I tried to create a cat eye here (see I am Catwoman). Although I wouldn't normally wear this, the warmth of the gold in the shadow brightens the look.

I am Catwoman - I tried to do my best sexy/angry face unfortunately for the most part I am neither sexy nor angry.  My dark circles could really do with some of Armani's new Maestro Eraser which both conceals and treats dark circles.

What I adore about Eyes to Kill shadows are how blendable they are - with the look above I used some shadow along the lash line and blended up, I then used the shadow wet to line the lid.  When the shadow is used wet it really brings out the gold sparkle.  To complete the look I used Eyes to Kill Mascara (€32.00). The mascara wand is weighted, something which I thought would annoy me - it doesn't.  The mascara creates beautifully extended and defined lashes.
The collection also has two amazing liners (€21.00) which are so pigmented and long lasting they are going on my list.
Armani Cosmetics have some amazing products launching - I will see you at the counter (I'll be the girl that is pretending she is Catwoman).
P.S. I am always wondering how bloggers manage to pull sexy faces when taking pictures for posts, my face mostly ends up looking like this.   
 
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