Video Review: NARS Summer 2012 Collection
Some impressions/first thoughts on NARS’ summer collection! 🙂 P.S. — We are working on figuring out the lighting situation for videos! Still trying to figure out why it turns out so dark!
Photos, Reviews, Swatches
Giorgio Armani Bronze Color Collection for Summer 2012
Face Palette ($59.00)
- Seashell Pink/White Foam Cheeks are warmed with a sun-kissed flush
Eye Palette ($95.00) (Limited Edition)
- Ecailles Black Pearl A harmonious blend of deep sea blue, algae, lagoon turquoise and shimmering, crest-of-a-wave white, colours to awaken eyes with a splash of natural radiance
Eye Designing Palette ($59.00)
- Ecailles Mediterranea A cooler harmony in the black lacquered signature compact, with four shades layering pearly blue and grey with frothy white and inky navy, to intensify lash lines
Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00)
- 20 Obsidian Black
- 21 Obsidian Grey
- 22 Ecailles
- 23 Madre Perla
Gloss d’Armani ($28.00)
- 509 Pink Quartz
- 510 Rose Crocoite
- 511 Raspberry Zincite
- 512 Red Andradite
availability: Now @ Giorgio Armani
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Tom Ford Sugar Pink Ultra Shine Lipgloss
Tom Ford Sugar Pink Ultra Shine Lipgloss ($45.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is a light-medium pink with yellow undertones and a creamy finish. It’s mostly opaque in color coverage, but there is some translucency. The closest dupe I could come up with is Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet, which is also a yellow-toned pink, though it reads a little beige-like compared to Sugar Pink, and it has shimmer. MAC Curvaceous is plummier. What makes it harder to dupe is the amount of color coverage it has–a lot of glosses are sheer to semi-sheer.
This formula is supposed to have a high-shine finish with good color payoff. The texture is very smooth and slick; it slides onto lips easily with a slight tackiness (but not what I would describe as a full-on sticky gloss). There is some settling into lip lines, which is less noticeable from a normal viewing distance but visible upclose. It has a sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste. It’s neither drying nor overly hydrating, though I would err on the side of slightly moisturizing. It’s comfortable wear while it lasts, which in Sugar Pink’s case was three and a half hours. The glossy finish does stick around for most of the time, which is longer than some other glosses.
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