Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 Eye Palette ($59.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pastel-hued palette that contains four shades described as, “pearl violet,” “jade green,” “sheer gold,” and “greige.” The palette is designed to add luminosity to the eye.

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Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 Eye Palette

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Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
84%

Laura Mercier Fall 2012 Collection — Cinema Noir


Laura Mercier Fall 2012 Collection — Cinema Noir

Laura’s inspiration for 2012 draws from her background as a fine art painter and focuses on the mood and attitude of women through different art periods. For the fall season, Laura was inspired by Hollywood stars in the late 1940’s—the era when black and white film transitioned into colour. This classic period featured intellectual beauties like Ingrid Bergman, Katherine Hepburn and Rita Hayworth, and their signature looks in films had a sensual quality—slightly colourized, sexy yet subdued. The overall cinematic feeling is one of vintage charm, strong romanticism and an ultra-feminine appeal.

Makeup is modern and dramatic. Eyes wear muted shades in smoky mixes of teals and chocolates, blended together to create a true sultry appeal. Lashes are long and voluminous tipped in burgundy, defining and enhancing the eyes. Lips have a creamy soft finish in shades of roses and mauves, while cheeks are luminous and glowing. Nails are painted in soft shades of nude and cocoa.

Eye Colour Duet ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Mystere Taupe/Blue
  • Suspense Beige/brown

Tightline Cake Eye Liner ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Deep Teal Teal
  • Ground Espresso Dark brown

Long Lash Mascara ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Burgundy Burgundy

Shimmer Bloc ($38.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Starlet Mosaic Multi-colored highlighter

Nail Lacquer ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Cocoa Suede Brown
  • Organza Beige
  • Nude Silk Medium brown

Creme/Shimmer Lip Colour ($24.00) (Repromote)

  • Passion Fruit Pink
  • Tea Rose Rose
  • Raspberry Sorbet Berry
  • Fresh Brown Brown

Availability: July 2012

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Tom Ford Burnished Rouge Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Burnished Rouge Nail Lacquer ($30.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a deep, browned garnet with fine ruby shimmer. Deborah Lippmann Single Ladies is similar but redder, less brown, and it has a cream finish. Dior Apparat is redder. Illamasqua Scarab is very close, though slightly less brown.

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Tom Ford Burnished Rouge Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer Burnished Rouge
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%

Beautiful Beginnings with Milani

Beautiful Beginnings with Milani

What was the first Milani 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 Milani product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer:  Some of the first Milani products I tried were some old, old eyeshadows. Before they did the baked ones and the recently released pressed powder ones. The ones that were known dupes for some famous MAC shades. Here on the blog, some of my first Milani reviews included their amazing Liquif’Eye eyeliners and holographic nail polishes!

Share your first time experiences with Milani in the comments! :)

OCC Belladonna Lip Tar

OCC Belladonna Lip Tar ($14.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as an “ultra, ultra violet.” It’s purple–it’s a brightened medium-dark purple with subtle pink-red undertones. Not unsurprisingly, I could not think of any dupes out of these purple lipsticks. Illamasqua Fierce was the closest I could come up with, but it looks tame in comparison (ha, ha).  When I tested this shade for wear, it hung on for a very impressive eight hours, and it still looked pretty good then but noticeably worn.

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OCC Belladonna Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Belladonna
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
97%