Giorgio Armani Gold Blitz (5) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Gold Blitz (5) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

It has the same rich color pay off whether used dry or wet, though it seems to be a touch darker when applied damp.  The texture is soft, smooth, and really silky–almost like a cream eyeshadow–but in reality, it’s a loosely bound powder.  I like using it alone or along with other eyeshadows, but it can be worn alone and held up for twelve hours without creasing on me (without a base).

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Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow #5

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China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals for Summer 2011

China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals for Summer 2011

Set your summer style to “sizzle” with China Glaze’s new Crackle Glaze Metals collection. The pioneer in crackle technology, China Glaze takes the beauty phenomenon to the next level with this second-generation polish that pairs the edgy innovation of crackle with the elegant beauty of metals. Create dramatically different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals. Layer over different base colors to create bold styles. Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect. The China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals collection features six, limited edition sparkling metallic colors including:

  • Cracked Medallion Bold bronze
  • Haute Metal Pale pink
  • Latticed Lilac Soft lavender
  • Oxidized Aqua Deep aquamarine blue
  • Platinum Pieces Shimmering silver
  • Tarnished Gold Warm, honeyed hue

availability: June/July 2011,

Are some pieces of makeup more art than function?

Guerlain Giant Bronzer

How do you tackle delicately designed products?

In the past few years, there has only been one compact I found difficult to swatch away (Lancome Bamboo Bronzer from last year, which I wasn’t able to snag a backup of).  I recently purchased the bronzer photographed above, which is a mega-sized bronzer from Guerlain for this summer’s launch.  I’ll review the Guerlain bronzer in full soon, but for now, I’m curious to know how you handle products with complicated, delicate, or just plain pretty designs emblazoned, embedded, or imprinted on the actual product.

Do you buy two?  One to use and another just to look at?  Do you just wait a few weeks to admire it before using it?  Or do you dive right in and get to the business?