Gray eyeshadows make up the bulk of Armani Beauty’s small new Manta Ray collection. The little eight-piece release of eyeshadow duos, liners and one lonely lipstick probably could have been called Manta Gray if it hadn’t been for the purple, beige and blue included to spice things up.
Gray’s all the rage this fall (Tabs is a big fan), but these desaturated devils aren’t cheap. They range from $25-38 each.
Manta Ray Eye Duo No. 5, $38
What do you think of the pattern on the pan?
Pretty, yah? It practically hypnotized me into submission.
The two colors it comes with, a matte purplish gray and a matte violet powder shadow, apply easily and blend smoothly on the skin.
Manta Ray Duo No. 5 on NC 35 skin
Manta Ray Duo No. 5 on NW 20 skin
Neither shade is the kind of high-impact color libel to slap you upside the head. Both apply with semi-sheer pigmentation that may show bolder on lighter skin (I used four layers for the above swatches).
If you like light touches of color or sheer washes over the entire lid, No. 5 could really be your girl. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Armani Silk Lipstick in 92, $25
This lippie surprised me; it’s unlike anything else I have in my stash, and wearing it kinda brought out my inner goth.
A creamy plum with hints of grayish blue, the color’s like teenage angst — moody and dramatic.
Considering the overall theme of the collection, the shade surprised me.
It really packs a lot of intensity.
As for the texture — silky smooth — with no scents or flavors to get in the way. Pale beauties with cool undertones should look stunning with it on. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Woot, homies! Actually, I’m so sleepy right now that I can barely muster a lower case wooooot…
At least we made it to Friday, right? Got any plans for tonight?
I’m definitely going to a movie (definitely maybe). Should I see 500 Days of Summer or Julie & Julia? Hmm…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,