Let’s do something a little different today, shall we?
I’ve only ever tried two products from the Giorgio Armani Beauty range, which is definitely not enough to write one of my usual brand spotlight posts. Those two products are so good, though, that I feel like I can’t not somehow tell you about them.
I’m talking about the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 400 The Red and the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow in 5 Gold Blitz. They’ve been around for years now, but if you’ve never tried them before, here’s what you’ve been missing out on.
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 400 The Red ($38)
I think the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestros were the first lipsticks in liquid form I’d ever heard of, but they couldn’t be any more different from the moisture-sucking liquid lipsticks we’re so used to seeing these days.
The Lip Maestros are so creamy, and comfy, and lush…
Applying shade 400 The Red on my lips feels like coating them in the softest velvet drape, if that makes any sense… It really makes me understand what a ‘velvet finish’ truly is. Besides, its amount of sheen and point of red are just right.
Honestly, gurl, I think this lipstick is pure perfection.
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow in 5 Gold Blitz ($35)
Speaking of pure perfection…
Aside from the hefty price tag, there’s nothing less than perfect about the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow in 5 Gold Blitz. It is the creamiest, most pigmented, easiest to blend eyeshadow I’ve ever tried.
Its gorgeous metallic finish makes your lids look like they’re coated in golden foil – a look they keep for hours, and hours, and hours…
For today’s face I’ve applied 05 Gold Blitz on my mobile lids with my finger and blended it out past the crease with a MAC 217 Blending Brush. Then I’ve applied it along my lower lashlines with a MAC 219 Pencil Brush and diffused the edge with ZOEVA’s 231 Luxe Petit Crease brush.
Other products used for this look include:
- Primer — Givenchy Mister Radiant
- Foundation and concealers — Diego Dalla Palma 2 W.W. Mattifying Foundation in 42 Avorio Caldo, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3, and Sisley Phyto Cernes Eclat Eye Concealer in 2
- Highlighter — Revlon Photoready Skinlights in 100 Bare Light
- Finishing powder — Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
- Bronzer — Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15 in 50
- Eyeliner — Essence Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof in 06 Cocoa Brown
- Mascara — PUPA Vamp! in 100 Extra Black
- Brows — NABLA Brow Divine in Uranus
This is the makeup I would wear if I were a spy and needed to obtain classified information from the enemy using my womanly wiles… I obviously have no idea of how intelligence agencies work other than what I’ve seen in the movies, LOL!
But yeah, that should at least make you understand how this look makes me feel…
That is, dangerously beautiful.
Or maybe beautifully dangerous… 😉
Anyways, more realistically, I’d probably wear this makeup to a beach party, paired with a white summery dress and a sunkissed complexion. I think it would be a fresh, modern way to wear such a classic shade of red lipstick.
Hmmmm, thinking about it, this last scenario is not any more realistic than the previous one, actually… I’m not exactly the biggest partygoer these days, nam sayin’?
Oh well, I’ll just wear it to go see the next big spy movie!
Do you have any makeup products that make you feel dangerously beautiful (or beautifully dangerous)? I’m all ears! Can never have too many of those… right? 😉