Last week I visited one of my favourite luxe cosmetic brands Giorgio Armani in Harvey Nicolas Manchester, as they currently have a pop up counter in there! The Armani counter is very sleek, spacious and also quite private – perfect for getting a little make over without glaring passers by! Where to begin with the Armani brand if you have never tried their products before? Their range is luxe and therefore is pricy, but also […]
Last month, Giorgio Armani Beauty launched a range of 36 new lipsticks, called the Rouge Ecstasy CC (Colour and Care) range. After the whole BB cream rage, followed by the CC cream ‘thing’ it was inevitable I guess, that other products would start creating multi functional products with the label. I personally thought that is seemed like a risk; Armani beauty has such elegant product that don’t at all seem faddy to me, surely […]
So, Megan Fox will be replacing David Walliams’s missus, Lara Stone as the face of Armani Cosmetics and replacing Victoria Beckham as she fronts their underwear campaign. Megan is set to star in Armani adverts starting in October. I personally think that Megan Fox will sell make up by the bucket loads because she has one of those faces, like Kim Kardashian that wears glamourous make up well. The only thing for me, is that […]
Mmm this was a pretty but expensive lipstick! I think I paid about £28 for it. Why? Cos it has some crystals on the lid! D’oh! There was a bright red in this Crystal Deco collection and also this nude, sandy beige no. 94. I didn’t buy the red although its gorgeous, because I knew I’d wear it twice. Despite looking quite frosty in the tube, its more of a soft, sheer wash. Beautiful but […]
I got a few samples of the Giorgio Armani Mascara, Eyes to Kill a few weeks ago. I can’t remember how much exactly this mascara is, but I am sure that it is around the £20 mark which I think makes it expensive in my eyes for a product which ultimately, doesn’t last that long. My mini tester! The brush is rather nice, a medium sized bristle brush – no gimmicks here. From the top, […]
So I had a bit of a thing for Armani a few months ago (yep….that fad has gone, *poof*) and I spent my birthday gift voucher on this Lasting Silk UV Foundation. They say: Lasting Silk UV foundation SPF 20, a new high tech silk fine milling process, an innovative high definition cosmetic textile. Starlight proof, spotlight proof,… in a new liquid silk texture. Here it is: Armani foundations, I believe had a good reputation. […]
So I am sort of addicted to Armani Lipsticks at the moment. I’ve bought a few different shades in a few different textures in the last month or so (a lipstick is the perfect pick me up, eh?). I spotted this red ages ago, but I didn’t want to buy yet *another* red lipstick I’d wear once, and I would wear only in the bedroom (no, not even the kitchen. The cats would point and […]
I am obsessed with Armani at the moment (although I think I’ve reached a point where there’s nothing else I really want on the counter for now. Do you get to that point too with some brands?) I did see this gorgeous brush set – $100 on the Armani USA site. It includes the mini blender brush, mini concealer brush, mini blush brush, mini eye shader brush, mini contour brush. Price on my counter? £80. […]
There’s nothing I love more than juicy juicy oranges for the lips. It looks great with a tan, especially with a little sparkle. NYX Round Gloss in Apricot – I like these glosses a lot but they packaging is shiteous. Of the 12 NYX glosses I have HALF of them are damaged (the cap in the tube which stops too much product coming out comes loose). The gloss itself is nice though: Majex by Majolica […]
Corrective concealer in four color-balancing shades designed to target specific complexion concerns. Exclusive micro-fil technology allows for targeted correction, visibly concealing imperfections while light-reflecting pearls impart a halo of light imparting a seamless, flawless facial canvas. Corrective concealer shades include: Pink (Shade 1) counteracts sallow, dull skin and effectively corrects yellow and olive pigmentation. Orange (Shade 2) targets olive or darker skin tones to conceal under-eye circles, freckles, dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. Yellow (Shade 3) […]
As predicted, I haven’t touched the YSL black gloss since I bought it. It’s just way too harsh. However, digging through my stash, I found a little used Armani Lip shimmer in a very dark plum. Now this is a nice alternative to the YSL. It sheers out to a plum colour with lots of micro sparkles. You like?!
Random haulings of the week…it’s been a busy one but are are some beauty snippets – Bobbi Brown Mauve: I like the BB raspberry palette very much and this mauve is nice too – although I’m not sure why I need such a huge pan of blush…my face isn’t that big….anyway, the lip colours are pretty sheer and they eyeshadows are not as soft as the Raspberry palette ones but its still a stellar palette. […]
So I am bitter and resentful that you girls Stateside get all the coolest bargains, where as in the UK we are always paying top buck for everything and not even getting decent customer service either. Anyway there’s a bargain store we have here called – er, Home Bargains. Oh the shame, the shame. I scour the shop for cheap bits and bobs – and I spotted these face masks for 10p each!: Hey, cheaper […]
So there I was, innocently walking through my favourite store in the world, selfridges, enjoying my new found discipline – i.e. ‘No Buy’ and what flashes before me? A new counter ladies. Not just any new counter. Not just another Lancome, Clinique or Chanel. All on its own, on a sleek, black space complete with plasma tv displays…. Armani. Cosmetics.
Want radiance? Want it all over? I do. Some illuminates are so pearly they are better off in concentrated areas. I wanted something pinkish, pearly that I could use all over for a dewy look. So I found this baby: Giorgio Armani Illumniator in no. 7 which is a very pale pink with pearly reflects. What is nice about this is the nice, light texture so it doesn’t feel greasy or gloopy. I put it […]