Giorgio Armani #111 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

Giorgio Armani #111 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a subtly warmed over light-medium beige with a soft frosted sheen. MAC Japanese Maple is a bit darker, less frosted. MAC Naturally Eccentric is a smidgen lighter. MAC Pretty Please is pinker. MAC Marquise d’ is marginally lighter but very close. Guerlain Gabrielle is a bit pinker but similar.

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Giorgio Armani #111 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick #111
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
96%

Chanel Allegorie Glossimer Lipgloss

Chanel Allegorie Glossimer Lipgloss ($29.50 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer shimmering pink.” It’s new and limited edition from Chanel’s holiday collection, which will debut this October. It’s a pale, light-medium pink with subtle yellow undertones and a dusting of warm white shimmer. If you have more pigmented lips, this will lighten it, as there is some color in it, it’s just a light one at that–you can see how it softens and covers up my lip freckle somewhat. Because it’s pale and sheer, it’s more dupeable than not. Here are a few I came up with: NARS International Velvet is less warm-toned, Chanel Caprice is more opaque, MAC Fresh Air is pinker, and Bobbi Brown Pastel has pink shimmer.

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Chanel Allegorie Glossimer Lipgloss
Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Allegorie
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Chanel Apparence Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Apparence Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new and limited edition “gold bronze” releasing just in time for the holidays. It’s a shimmering, pale bronze with a subtle golden warmth. The finish is strongly metallic with a fair bit of sparkle. Bobbi Brown Bronze is similar, slightly darker, and has chunky sparkle. Urban Decay Maui Wowie is a smidgen darker and has glitter. Giorgio Armani #18 is yellower.

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Chanel Apparence Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Apparence
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%

Beautiful Beginnings with Hourglass

Beautiful Beginnings with Hourglass

What was the first Hourglass product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: Hourglass is one of my favorite brands, because I think they put out a well-edited line of products. I love their eyeshadows, lipsticks, glosses, and primer range.

Share your first time experiences with Hourglass in the comments! 🙂

Guerlain Perles du Dragon Meteorites

Guerlain Perles du Dragon Meteorites ($58.00 for 1.05 oz.) is a “harmony of six shades of pearls in an intense, iridescent monochrome palette.” It is supposed to “cloak the face in incredible radiance” with “pale pink and beige [to] even out the complexion” and “white and gold [to] illuminate” as well as “plum and rosewood [to] brighten.”

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Guerlain Perles du Dragon Meteorites
Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating Sparkle Powder Perles du Dragon
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
98%