Giorgio Armani Beauty Cheek & Sun Fabric for Spring 2014

Giorgio Armani Beauty Cheek & Sun Fabric for Spring 2014
Giorgio Armani Beauty Cheek & Sun Fabric for Spring 2014

Inspired by Giorgio Armani’s refined choice of fabrics, Cheek & Sun Fabric compact powders premiere this Spring in a variety of sun-infused shades.

Giorgio Armani laboratories reveal “Color Essenza” technology: a unique formulation process dedicated to the most full and loyal expression of pure colors in ultra-fine, lightweight velvet textures.

The purest pigments are meticulously selected and milled separately for exceptional color purity. They are then combined with a transparent, non-whitening base to deliver exact shades. What you see, is what you get.

Cheek Fabric Blush comes in a small, irresistible, easy-to-carry case. The Sun Fabric Bronzer is draped in “sun pleats” with pearl effects reproducing sun light reflexion on the Mediterranean Sea. The double layered palette contains a half moon brush and a mirror for on the go retouches.

Cheek Fabric ($46.00) (New, Permanent)

  • 200
  • 305
  • 306
  • 502
  • 503
  • 506
  • 507
  • 509

Sun Fabric ($54.00) (New, Permanent)

  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 500

Availability: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

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5 Shades of Aqua Eyeshadow

Reader Sylirael asked if I had done a post on aqua eyeshadows, and the last time I did one was back in ’11, so I thought three years later might be a good time to update my top five!

  1. Giorgio Armani #10 — a metallic, aqua-blue
  2. Sugarpill Mochi — a muted, aqua blue with a satin finish
  3. Inglot #345 — a minty, aqua green with a matte finish
  4. Make Up For Ever #93 — a bold, bright aqua-green
  5. Urban Decay Shattered — a gold-shimmered, muted aqua blue

What are your favorite aqua-hued eyeshadows?

5 Very Berry Lipglosses

Finding a rich, deep pink or berry lipgloss that doesn’t settle into lip lines or look like a splotchy mess is harder than you’d think, but here are five of my top picks that won’t give you such a hard time! What are your favorite deep pink and berry lip glosses?

  1. Revlon Adorned — a bold, fuchsia-red
  2. Giorgio Armani #523 — a vivid, pink-red with cool undertones
  3. Marc Jacobs Beauty Studded Kiss — a shimmering, muted berry
  4. Illamasqua Belladonna — a muted, fuchsia pink
  5. NARS Mexican Rose — a soft, raspberry pink

10 Gorgeous Red Lipsticks & Lipglosses for Valentine’s Day

Some say a good red lip color is hard to find, but I feel like I fall in love with a new red lip color at least once a month! In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are ten of my favorite (permanently available!) red lipsticks and lipglosses… What’s your favorite?

Giorgio Armani Belladonna Highlighting Palette

Giorgio Armani Belladonna Highlighting Palette ($88.00 for 0.177 oz.) is described as a “universal illuminating powder.” It’s a pale, champagne beige with a soft, frosted sheen. The finish can get more or less metallic depending on your application method–a denser brush or a dampened one will give you a more pronounced metallic finish, while a fluffier brush will give you a softer sheen. It adds very subtle warmth, but it primarily highlights and adds sheen to the skin. Bobbi Brown Nude Glow (LE, $42.00) is more metallic, slightly darker. MAC Sparkling Rose (LE) is pinker. Urban Decay Naked (P, $29.00) has sparkles. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less golden but appears similar on the skin. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is very similar applied. NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is lighter, whiter. Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches.

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Giorgio Armani Belladonna Highlighting Palette
Giorgio Armani Highlighting Palette Belladonna

Top 10 of 2013: Best Lipsticks

2013 was good year for lipsticks, particularly if you loved yours bold, bright, and/or matte. There were new formulas to fall in love with, and plenty of new and limited shades released from my favorite formulas. This was a tough list to compile! Because I really do believe variety is the spice of life, I tried to pick across a variety of formulas!

What lipsticks did you fall in love with this past year?