Browsing Category

Giorgio Armani

Chanel Giorgio Armani Lipstick MAC Yves Saint Laurent

This and That…

June 16, 2015

Here is some news for this week…

First of all, Giorgio Armani Beauty is having a 20% Friends and Family sale until June 29, 2015 on orders over $75 (free ship included):
Giorgio Armani Beauty (Loreal USA)

Some of my reach-for items over the past few months have been the Maestro liquid bronzer and the Luminessence CC Cream. I love both of these for summer.

Armani Liquid Summer2

Armani CC Cream13

This is the perfect time to dive head-first into any Fluid Sheers that you’ve been wanting. You say “J Lo glow,” I say “Armani Fluid Sheers.” I’m very tempted to use this sale to pick up the ne Continue Reading

Please follow us on....

Eyeshadow Giorgio Armani

Quick Swatches: All Shades of Giorgio Armani Eye Tints (for reference)

January 9, 2015

Giorgio Armani’s 12-collection Eye Tints ($38 each) are just hitting counters now. So far, these are for sale on Giorgio Armani’s own site, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and at Nordstrom. For me, these are going to be Pokemon (gotta catch ’em….). I love this format so much more than Armani’s little pot cream eyeshadows.


armani eye tints

According to the line, the “Eye Tint is the 1st to market liquid tint for eyes. The innovative formula transforms from liquid to solid, instantly adhering to the eye lid providing 16 hours of fault-proof, smudge-free and crease-free wear. 12 luminous runway inspired shades can be used as an eye shadow or eye liner, and infinitely layered for natural to glamorous looks.”  They can be worn opaque (full color) or sheered out.

armani eyetint4

I’m not a talented counter-swatcher, but I couldn’t resist making a record for myself today that I’m happy to share (be kind! I’m no Karlasugar).  These are incredibly complicated and multidimensional. They do have micro-shimmer/glitter in many of the formula. Of course, it’s Armani shimmer so do not be afraid. These are lovely. My pictures do not do these justice, but I hope to more in-depth review soon of the two that I purchased.

armani eyetint2
One more:

armani eyetint1

These are currently for sale on Giorgio Armani’s own site, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and at Nordstrom.

Note: since this was originally posted, it’s been brought to my attention that the original photographs posted here had #9 cold copper and #12 gold ashes switched. This post has been updated to correct the labeling. I apologize for any confusion.

This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup)

Please follow us on....

Chanel Dior Giorgio Armani

Paris Haute Couture Week: The Backstage View of Dior, Chanel, and Armani (oh my!)

July 9, 2014

ddCan you tell that it’s Haute Couture week in Paris? Dior seems to be entirely renewed with the work of its lead fashion designer Raf Simons, who showed his work against a wall of orchids at Paris’ Rodin Museum. This year’s haute couture used graphic shape as the canvas for the complex handwork embroidery and modern details that is setting new standards for the historic haute couture craft. The show featured embroidered silk coats,elegant ball skirts and soft, sophisticated color.

Continue Reading

Please follow us on....

Giorgio Armani Yves Saint Laurent

Giorgio Armani Beauty: 20% Off Friends and Family Event

June 19, 2014

armani

Use code FAMILY14 for 20% off at Giorgio Armani Beauty until the end of June.  Some things to consider include the Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Cream (wearing this today, reviewed here).

Armani CC Cream09

Also loving the Giorgio Armani Liquid Summer Bronzer (reviewed here). This is genius for a neutral, blendable, layerable look. It makes my skin looks so much better than it really is, by some Armani magic.

Armani Liquid Summer2

The Armani Fluid Sheers are amazing for a perfect glow (swatches here):

GA Fluid Sheer Swatches2a

I haven’t reviewed them yet, but I’ve been loving the Armani Light Master Primer–it gives me a porcelain-textured finish and a perfect sheen when wearing the product with my Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.  It’s like a secret weapon for youthful, perfected skin.

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 6.40.01 AM

Another stock-up-worthy staple is the Armani Maestro Eraser Concealer. I like to use this under my eyes over a corrector. The very very very thin layer of product adds only a minimal amount of product there, so the area doesn’t look heavy or cakey. It can be used on the rest of the face as well.

Armani Concealer23

Happy Armani shopping!! P.S. Yves Saint Laurent Beauty also has 20% off right now with the same code FAMILY14.

This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup)

 

Please follow us on....

Bronzers Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer Review

June 4, 2014

Armani Liquid Summer1I’ve been enjoying Giorgio Armani’s Liquid Summer Bronzer ($64) since I purchased it several weeks ago. To digress a bit, I was shopping in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I saw this as a new item on a Nordstrom counter. Because my time was short, I didn’t want to do a full-on discussion with a makeup artist. Which is too bad, because typically Armani artists are really well informed, and I tend to get the most use out of the products when I get that type of advice. So, I dashed a bit onto my cheeks and chin, and lightly across my forehead hairline. After about 60 seconds, I had my debit card out and ready, waiting impatiently for the sales associate that I had been so assiduously trying to avoid. I had to have it–it made my skin look beautifully, natural and far better than it really has a right to.

Armani Liquid Summer2

I’m sure you are familiar with the Armani Maestro formula (if not, see this post). It’s remarkably lightweight–it seems that Armani formulators have developed a way to suspend pigment in a highly-controllable, almost-nothing-there base that allows for intelligent and beautiful application. If you’ve never tried a liquid bronzer, you should know how absolutely natural then can look. Unlike powders, they work beautifully with liquid foundations too. They can be mixed with liquid foundations, worn under them for more subtlety, or layered over in a way that sort of melds the two together. Now, take that and add the fact that this is an extremely fine serum formulation of a liquid bronzer and whew–it’s really amazing. It blows the older bronzers out of the water (no, I’m not giving up my Guerlain 4 Seasons, but hopefully you get the idea).

Armani Liquid Summer3

Armani Liquid Summer can be layered, mixed, and despite the appearance of fine sparkle in the formula, provides a very skin-like natural look. I did my best with my swatches, here, but I’m still on the road and my bronzer stash and photography conditions are sub-optimal at present.

Armani Liquid Summer4a

Overall, I love this product (which is, sadly, limited edition).  There are some products that make me think that I could live with only Armani in my life. Now that the line is reformulating its eyeshadows, and combined with products like this one, I could be right about that.

Armani Liquid Summer Bronzer is available at Nordstrom.com, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup)

 

 

Please follow us on....