Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Giorgio Armani Fade to Grey Collection for Fall 2014
Giorgio Armani Fade to Grey Collection for Fall 2014

“Fade to Grey”, the new Giorgio Armani Beauty look for eyes, lips and nails, is subtle makeup for an elegant autumn. The shades come in soft mineral tones with a slight shimmer for a sheer, weightless effect. “Fade to Grey” offers women subtle and elusive beauty.

Fade to Grey Eyeshadow Palette ($88.00) (Limited Edition)

A gorgeous color duo featuring a shimmery black and delicate golden nude to structure and widen the eyes. The gliding cream texture, light like an airy veil, is easy to apply and can be adjusted to customize the makeup look. The result is either discreet and muted or more intense, but ever sheer and luminous with lasting hold. Its lightweight formula is derived from “micro pearl” technology. The shadow is cold cast in a base with a texture between gel and powder, and imprinted with a pattern before being pressed. Micronized pearl and pigment particles remain intact down to the bottom of the pan.

Eyes to Kill Liner ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

  • #2 Quarzo
  • #3 Ametista
  • #5 Perla Nera
  • #6 Oro Oscuro

Eyes to Kill Solo ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • #25 Limestone

Nail Lacquer ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • #214 Woodstone
  • #624 Spinel
  • #714 Mercury
  • #724 Oro Oscuro

Cheek Fabric ($46.00) (Limited Edition)

  • #503 Apricot

Rouge d’Armani Sheer Lipstick ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

  • #114 Chestnut
  • #524 Dusty pink
  • #624 Berry red

Availability: Now at Giorgio Armani; August 2014 at select fine retailers

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Yesterday, I shared some of my favorite warm-tauped taupe eyeshadows, so today I have five of my favorite cooler-toned taupes. I’d love to hear your favorites!

  1. Maybelline Tough as Taupe — a cool-toned, gray-taupe in cream form
  2. Inglot #349 — a matte, grayish taupe
  3. Dior Aventure — a sparkling, cool-toned taupe
  4. Giorgio Armani #4 — a cool-toned, purplish-brown-taupe
  5. Inglot #434 — a cool-toned, gray taupe

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Saturday, July 26th, 2014

theBalm #19 Makeup Geek Moondust Giorgio Armani #09 Edward Bess Dusk

Since we looked at pewter last week, I thought that we should focus on taupe this week, because it’s an equally complex and interesting color.  I love how it can run warm and cool-toned (or even nearly neutral), so it’s a very versatile shade to work with.  Check back tomorrow for my top five picks on cool taupes as well! :)  I’d love to hear about your personal favorites in the commments–always looking for suggestions!

  1. MAC Tailor Grey — a subtly warm-toned, gray-taupe in cream form
  2. theBalm #19 — a light-medium, golden taupe
  3. Makeup Geek Moondust — a dark, bronzy taupe
  4. Giorgio Armani #09 — a brightened, medium-dark golden taupe
  5. Edward Bess Dusk — a deepened, warm taupe

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

If coral isn’t your thing, maybe a pop of fuchsia with a glossy, high-shine finish is! :) Here are a few of my favorites! I’d love to hear yours.

  1. Revlon Adorned — a bold, brightened fuchsia-red with iridescent shimmer
  2. Giorgio Armani #523 — a fuchsia-red with a glossy shine
  3. Giorgio Armani #505 — a sheerer, shimmery fuchsia-red
  4. NARS Priscilla — a bright pop of fuchsia pink
  5. Illamasqua Boost — an iridescent fuchsia magenta

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Giorgio Armani Beauty (Loreal USA)
GIORGIO ARMANI: 20% off $75+ orders Friends & Family sale now through June 30th. Must sign-up HERE to get a unique code.

I know that I’ll be buying more of their Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows myself, but here are some of my other favorite products from Giorgio Armani…

Any recommendations to me? You can always try to tempt the Temptalia. Ha, ha, ha!

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, (Loreal USA)
YSL: 20% off $75+ orders Friends & Family sale now through June 30th. Must sign-up HERE to get a unique code.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Giorgio Armani #500 Maestro Fusion Blush
Giorgio Armani #500 Maestro Fusion Blush

Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Blush ($52.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “highly pigmented blush” that is liquid in form. The brand recommends using a single drop for application. They weren’t kidding, because this is insanely pigmented; a single drop may still be too much product. One bottle might last you a lifetime, and that really doesn’t feel like an exaggeration; I wish they had reduced the bottle size and dropped the price. There are three shades available, all are permanent, and I’ve only just tried the one featured here. Next time Giorgio Armani has a sale, I might pick up the other two shades–we’ll see! It’s a great product, but the price point will make you think twice, even if it contains more than enough product (it’s just so much that it seems like a waste, rather than a value).

Giorgio Armani #500 Maestro Fusion Blush ($52.00 for 0.60 fl. oz.) is warm, coral-rose with a satin-matte finish. NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, powder. NARS Taos (P, $29.00) is powder. Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s intensely pigmented–a little goes a very, very long way. I don’t even think a single drop is useful; I think it’s far too much! It is better to take a little bit off of the applicator with a brush or palette knife, because then you can dab and stipple it on gradually. Once applied, it dries down to a powder-like finish that is still somewhat blendable, though it is best blended while it is setting. The texture is lightweight, never tacky, and very comfortable to wear. The finish is almost matte but still gives the skin signs of life–it’s not flat. It lasted for ten and a half hours before slightly fading, and it leaves a very slight stain behind on the skin that seems to fade away within two hours of removal.

The Glossover

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#500

Temptalia Recommends
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Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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