Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lipstick Week Tag : Giorgio Armani 'Kaleidoscope Fall 2013 - Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick in 410 , 610 and 612 .

Giorgio Armani 'Kaleidoscope Fall 2013 - Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick in 410 , 610 and 612 .

Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick in 410 , 610 and 612 .
HELLO !

Yes , I am alive and no , I have not forgotten about the tag . Life sort got in the way of things but I am back with Giorgio Armani fall shall ! p.s. my top drugstore lip products post will be up next ;D


The Kaleidoscope collectin has been getting ALOT of buzz on the blogs these days and the collection is well worth the hype . Finally , a well executed fall collection ! While most of us were smitten by the eye and cheek palettes , the lipstick addict in me could not pass on the lipsticks ! If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know that I absolutely LOVE the Rouge d' Armani formula and I am always excited to find new shades in the line to obsess over . 

The fall collection introduces 6 new shades and I bought 3 of them * woah self restraint ? lol * 

Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick in 410

Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick in 410

410 is a delicious strawberry red with a slight pink lean . It looks quite boring and uneventful in the tube but on the lips , the color really comes to life and brightens the complexion .


Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick in 610

Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick in 610
610 looks like every other vampy lipstick in the tube but on the lip transforms in to a beautiful grape color with a pink lean . STUNNING !

Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick in 612

Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick in 612
612 in the tube looks like a color my mom would love and  I would normally pass on . However , the Mua at the Armani counter insisted that I try this one and I did .... and well it made its way home with me ! I would describe this a soft tea pink with plum undertones .


Overall , don't forget about the lipsticks you guise ! The palettes and the ETK shadows are absolutely stunning but the lipsticks are definitely the stars of the show.

xoxo 
A.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lipstick Week Tag :Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich Lipstick in T4 Calliope.

Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich Lipstick in T4 Calliope.

Day two ! Today I will "attempt " to show you one of my favorite nude lipsticks . P.s. photographing nude lip colors is the bane of  my existence !  I always end up looking like I have white out on my lips ugh .
Here goes nothing .. 


Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich Lipstick in T4 Calliope.

Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich Lipstick in T4 Calliope.

Cle de Peau lipsticks have always been a favorite of mine . They are in my opinion highly underrated and one of the most hydrating  and luxurious lipsticks I own  The Extra Rich line promises opacity without the look of heaviness and moisture without compromising on the wear time . These last 4-6 hours on my lips and fade evenly . 

T4 is the kind of nude I wear when I am a wearing a metallic bronzey eye and a soft honey toned bronzer on my cheeks . This peachy beige lipstick is the perfect compliment to the "Bronzey Summer " look .  It adds the perfect amount of color to the skin without competing with the super metallic eye look . I find T4 to be surprisingly brightening too , which is odd because most nudes make me look lifeless and Edward Cullenesque *shivers*.

Overall, this is a summer must have for me and one of my many favorites from the Cle de peau line . I picked up a few new lipsticks from their new range so stay tuned for those swatches . 

Tomorrow , I will share with you some on my favorite drugstore lipstick finds ;D 

xoxo
A.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lipstick Week Tag :Giorgio Armani 'Lip Maestro' Matte Lacquer in 401 Tibetan Orange , 502 Artdeco and 504 Ecstasy .

Giorgio Armani 'Lip Maestro' Matte Lacquer in 401 Tibetan Orange , 502 Artdeco and 504 Ecstasy . 

Hey guys !
I was tagged by the lovely Claire from Aucuparia Brumalis , to do the "Lipstick Week Tag " and I decided to feature some of my favorite lip products from my lip stash . 

Today , we will be looking at a few other colors from the Lip Maestro range . I have already reviewed 201 and 500. 

Formula : They are a velvet finish lip gloss that is opaque in one swipe and sets to matte finish . I personally found these to be very comfortable to wear and non-drying . If you love the look of matte lips but most matte lipsticks wreak havoc on your lips then the Lip Maestros are what you have been waiting for . Wear time is between 4-5 hours on me .

Lets have a look at some of the other shades I own .. 

Giorgio Armani 'Lip Maestro' Matte Lacquer in 401 Tibetan Orange , 502 Artdeco and 504 Ecstasy . 


Giorgio Armani 'Lip Maestro' Matte Lacquer in  502 Artdeco .

502 Artdeco is a pinky plum with equal parts of pink and plum .


Giorgio Armani 'Lip Maestro' Matte Lacquer in 401 Tibetan Orange.

401 Tibetan Orange is a reddish orange .


Giorgio Armani 'Lip Maestro' Matte Lacquer in 504 Ecstasy . 
504 Ecstasy is a pinky red with a slight jelly finish but it sets to a matte finish eventually . 


SWOOONNNNNN ... 

I have been wearing these with nothing but sunscreen and huge sunglasses on my face .I think it is a very modern and classy way of wearing a bright lip without looking like your trying too hard . 


Overall , I cannot recommend these enough ! 

I will show you one of my favorite nude lipsticks tomorrow ;D 
xoxo
A.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa .

 Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa .

I have been making my way through the Dolce and Gabanna makeup line slowly but surely and so far , I have been quite impressed with the range . A few months ago I reviewed the quad in 123 Desert  and it has become one of my staple items . I love pairing that quad with bronzey and more metallic shades . 

Since most of the Summer collections failed to impress me this year , I decided to visit the D&G counter in search of a warm palette  and D&G Cocoa is exactly what I have been looking for !


 Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa .

 Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa .
The quad consists of two matte and 2 metallic shades . 

Shade 1 - Matte cream shade , very smooth and pigmented . 
Shade 2 - A peachy orange matte , very smooth and pigmented .
Shade 3 - A metallic bronze , smooth and pigmented . 
Shade 4 - A metallic plummy bronze , smooth and pigmented . 

There is a noticeable difference between the texture of the matte and metallic shades . The metallic shades are slightly harder to the touch but the pigmentation is on par with the matte shades . 

I absolutely love the way theses colors look on my eyes and I can see them looking amazing on lighter eye colors as well . Darker skin tones will also find these colors combination to be incredibly flattering . The metallic shadows are multidimensional and reflective but in a very sophisticated way . They are not frosty and will not exaggerate fine lines on the eye lids . 

It is important to note that D&G quads are very hit or miss so it is imperative to check these out in store . The quality of the quads is not consistent  and I found most of the shadow palettes to be an a mishmash of oddly paired shades . 

The wear time was between 8- 9 hours with a primer and the shadows were a dream to blend . 

Overall , I really love the look of Cocoa and I definitely recommend checking it out . Definitely check the line out in stores before you make a purchase . Quality wise Desert and Cocoa come highly recommended by me  ;D 

xoxo
A.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty 'The Eyeshadow' Duo Swatches and a GIVEAWAY !

Hello !!

I stopped by my local Nordstorm store to swatch the Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow duos I have been raving about ! If you have not seen my review of number 204 then click here.

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty 'The Eyeshadow' Duo Swatches

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty 'The Eyeshadow' Duo Swatches

Ugh I wish my camera would have picked up all the yummy metallic effect of these shadows :( 
Needless to say , none of these were chalky or sheer in pigmentation . I really think these are one of the best shadows in the market ! They have the creaminess and pigmentation of my beloved Rouge Bunny Rouge shadows . I highly recommend giving these a swatch the next time you are near a KA counter .

 P.s. I am giving away my  favorite duo from the line  :D

I hope this helps and good luck ! 
xoxo 
A.