Milani Mix It Up Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Mix It Up Baked Metallic Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a blackened base with iridescent teal and silver shimmer. When used wet, it’s absolutely gorgeous–really rich and luxuriously deep in color. Used dry, less of the iridescent and sheen is visible and has a slightly powdery finish. Milani notes that these should be used dry for a softer look and wet for something more intense, which is why I think the pigmentation is as expected based on Milani’s claims.

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Milani Mix It Up Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Baked Eyeshadow Mix It Up
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
90%

Dior Rosy Tan (754) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rosy Tan (754) Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is the companion quint to Rosy Nude–they read almost day and night to me. They’re similar yet not the same. Rosy Tan is darker and deeper overall, but it also has cooler undertones.

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Dior Rosy Tan (754) Eyeshadow Palette

Giorgio Armani Summer 2011 Collection – Heat


Giorgio Armani Summer 2011 Collection – Heat

Translucent shaded sienna colors framed in non opaque, luminous bases for infinite layering and blending of earthy colored lights. From the softest, evanescent color veil, to an intense sheer color vibrancy. Incandescent amber eyes. An iridescent light gold blends with rose sand and diluted ochre tones to create a subtil incandescent amber eye. Shaped with earthy brown liner for deep contour intensity. Power color becomes evanescent captivation. Sensuous earth bath for skin and lips. Transparent tanned skin infused with a play of coral and red earthy lights on cheeks and lips.

Eye Quatuor ($59.00)

  • Heat Whitened gold, pink amber, amber, earthy brown

Sheer Bronzer ($49.00)

  • #1 Brown Sand
  • #2 Mauve
  • #5 Golden Sand

Blushing Fabric ($38.00)

  • #4 Sienna
  • #5 Raspberry

Eyes to Kill Waterproof ($30.00)

  • #3 Black Brown

Sheer Lipstick ($27.00)

  • #34 Sienna Red Brick
  • #35 Burnt Coral
  • #36 Sunset Pink
  • #37 Sand Dune Beige

Fluid Shine Nail Polish

  • #48 Sienna Light

availability: Now @ Giorgio Armani Beauty

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Givenchy Je Veux La Lune Collection for Fall 2011


Givenchy Je Veux La Lune Collection for Fall 2011

Love, fear, fascination, curiosity; all these emotions it brings out, don’t they just make you want it, with all the superstitions and fantasies? Poets’ escape to an imaginary world fevered by its mysterious face of many messages. It influences nature and sentiments and exerts a magnetic disturbance on our will… I love the Moon for the femininity and softness that it suggests, for its light and shadows, for the adorning veil that it delicately places over our lives. To want the Moon is to want what seems unattainable; that is exciting! But technological advances have now made fanciful lunar voyage possible as well as the mastery of light in this collection.

Les Ombres de Lune, illuminating powder and intense shadow, are the coalescence of this fantasy source light and contrasted moon. The desire to create shadow where there is none inspired me to a great extent; deflected moonlight that gives a different angle to reality. I wanted to take a cinema makeup technique that has always intrigued me and apply it to beauty. The “American night” demands a different way of working with light; complexion must radiate in bold contrasts, like for a black and white image. I wanted the Moon…For you. — Nicolas Degennes

Les Ombres de Lune ($58.00)

An illuminating powder for cheeks, eyes, complexion and an intense eye shadow for a twilight effect.

  • Lune Mysterieuse No. 1 Black moon in a creamy white sky (Limited Edition)
  • Lune Mordoree No. 2 Night blue moon in a golden sky (Limited Edition)

Le Prisme Blush-Glow

  • Lune Rosee No. 41 Dainty sculpting blush with fun pearly colours (Limited Edition)

Rouge Interdit

  • Lune Carmin No. 52 Dark sensual red (Limited Edition)

Gloss Interdit

  • Lune Carmin No. 31 Dark sensual red (Limited Edition)

Gelee d’Interdit

  • Lune Argentee No. 15 Opalescent veil (Limited Edition)

Magic Khol

  • Marine Blue No. 16 Black with bold blue reflections

availability: Fall 2011, prices TBA

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Urban Decay Revolver Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Revolver Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “stone gray.” It’s a soft, neutral gray with hint of brown. It’s a very, very faint hint and will be more pronounced over those with yellow undertones. Revolver has a matte finish, and while it’s very smooth and soft, it is a little sheer and powdery. It works better applied onto the lid with a brush than swatched on the arm, though.  I think Urban Decay’s description of “stone gray” is quite apt–this is exactly the color of stone.

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Urban Decay Revolver Eyeshadow

NARS Mayflower Lipstick

NARS Mayflower Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “sheer raspberry [that] delivers subtle color with a shimmery finish.” It looks more like a sheer, dark rose with hints of red than it does so much raspberry when swatched, but when I applied it, it read more raspberry–the pinkness seemed to come out when layered over my natural lip color. It’s semi-sheer, so while it doesn’t deliver opaque color (nor is it supposed to), it does still add color to the lip, giving lips a subtle, rosy raspberry color with a lightly shimmered, glossy finish.

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NARS Mayflower Lipstick
NARS Sheer Lipstick Mayflower
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%