Giorgio Armani Maestro Mediterranea Collection

Giorgio Armani Maestro Mediterranea Collection
Giorgio Armani Maestro Mediterranea Collection

Inspired by the intensity of Italian sun, Giorgio Armani Beauty unveils its interpretation of healthy glow makeup. Armani has dedicated all of its expertise in fabrics and face makeup to create a 100% natural sun-kissed look.

For Linda Cantello, Giorgio Armani International Makeup Artist, you need both bronzers and blush to create a beautiful and natural tanned look. Looking sun-kissed doesn’t just mean having a warm complexion; it also focuses on highlighting the color of the cheekbones. With Maestro Mediterranea, you can mix, blend or layer for a custom-made result.

Maestro Mediterranea builds on the revolution led by Maestro Fusion Makeup Complexion Perfector which launched in 2012. Maestro Color-Fil technology has reinterpreted the alchemy of Maestro Complexion Perfector and adapted it to blush and bronzer. Maestro Fusion Blush and Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer benefit from the unique, lightweight texture that fuses naturally with the skin.

The secret of this iconic Maestro formula is no water or white powder. Instead, it contains five non-comedogenic oils, including white lotus oil, which gradually evaporate upon application and leave you with a “no makeup feel.” The ultra-fine oil-pigments suspension enhances the skin and is enriched with finely milled micro-pearls for liquid summer bronzer and essential concentrated pigments for fusion blush. For optimal results, use a single drop of the highly pigmented blush formula.

Maestro Fusion Blush ($52.00)

  • 300
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  • 500

Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer ($64.00) (Limited Edition)

Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer premiers the universal, one-size-fits-all bronzing shade with golden micro pearl.

Availability: Nordstrom; April 2014 at Giorgio Armani Beauty counters and retailers

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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
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  • 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