(Can you see how upset Tango was? No animal was harmed in the process, but he did give me a warning bite)
It’s official! For the rest of
my life the year, I see myself sporting looks along this line: minimal eyeshadow, a lot of eyeliner, and an eye-catching lipstick: like Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani #408 from the fall collection!
The biggest paradox about makeup is perhaps that sometimes we want to look like we’re not wearing any. Type in the words “no-makeup makeup” on Youtube, and the search engine will retrieve pages of results. I am a big fan of putting some colors and sparkle on my lids, but there is one thing I don’t want to seem like I’m wearing… foundation. Foundation is supposed to fake flawless skin, not to declare its presence to the world. If you’re with me, then ladies we’re in luck! Giorgio Armani is putting a new offering on the table that will take no-makeup makeup to another level!
I am not going to dwell on the “science” part here, because chances are you have all read the sales pitch somewhere on the Internet already. In short, after 8 years of research, Giorgio Armani is proposing a whole new category of face makeup (it is not termed as a foundation, but it does what a foundation does in your wildest imagination). Instead of water or powder, it contains 5 oils which evaporate at different speed throughout the day. The “smart pigment” technology also allows the 9 shades (12 for the US) in the line-up to have everyone covered. I’ve been using this for almost 4 weeks now, and I am going to tell you what you can expect from it!
I’ve never managed to do any monthly favorites features. It seems that the timing is never right! Nevertheless, I grasped the opportunity to test out some of my favorite products in Taipei, and before summer is over I proudly present Mostly Sunny Summer Favorites: Heat/Humidity-Resistant Makeup!
From left to right: Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer, Dior Hydra Life BB Cream, Cle de Peau Translucent Corrector, Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector
I have very little loyalty when it comes to cosmetics. As amazing as some products can be, I’ve always got an eye on the next best thing. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows are definitely one of the rare products that I have gone back to. Without further ado, I bring you the new limited edition shade in #25 Rusted Gold!
A while ago when I reviewed my first Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadows, the news was that a new batch of them was coming out in summer. The Acqua Collection finally hit the stores several days ago, and since I was around a Giorgio Armani counter today, I thought I’d swatch them all for you!
Let me warn you before we continue: these will probably cause significant damage to your wallets (but I guess that won’t stop anyone)!