Is it Too Early to Think about Autumn? Because I’ve Found the Perfect Gloss! Giorgio Armani Gloss d’Armani 401

I’ve heard a lot about Giorgio Armani Gloss d’Armani, but you know me. I’m not that big on lip products in general, and gloss was really not my thing until very recently. However, when I got to try my first Gloss d’Armani in 401, it was a moment at which all the angels started singing in heaven! What can I say? Giorgio Armani has massively impressed me again!

Gloss d’Armani Gloss d’Armani comes in an oval tube, which I thought is worth mentioning because you don’t seem many of these. The cap is black and the Giorgio Armani logo is attached to it, which I find an excellent detail.

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MAC Hey, Sailor! Avant-première ENTIRE COLLECTION Swatches & Demonstration!

Hey everybody!

Tonight I was invited to the opening of the first temporary MAC store of Benelux in Brussels, and I got to see Hey, Sailor! which is coming out in Belgium tomorrow (5th of May) and apparently on the 24th in the US. This is the FIRST TIME EVER in my memory that Belgium is getting a collection before the US, and I really can’t wait to share with you all the swatches and the demonstration by the mega talented and VERY nice senior artist Elke!

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Swatches: Givenchy Croisiere Collection for Summer 2012

Hey everyone,

Earlier today I posted the Givenchy Summer collection, and now I’m here to show you their Croisiere Collection!

In this collection, the star of the show is the Healthy Glow Powder.

See that brush? That’s the Givenchy Kabuki brush. It beats even my favorite Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush! It’s made with goat hair and it’s SOOOOO super soft. Just thinking about it makes me melt a little…

I saw three of these powders, including Douce Croisiere (02), Ambre Croisiere (03), and Extreme Croisiere (04). Anastasia swirled the kabuki brush in one of them (I THINK it was Ambre Croisiere, but I was busy snapping pictures so I’m not 100% sure) and let me dust it on the back of my hand. It was a very very natural glowy tan, not too far from my own skin tone, but definitely healthier-looking. I will have to test the sample out to say if it’s buildable, but my initial experience was rather positive! The powder is talc-free, so for those of you who are allergic to/don’t like talc, this should be good news! I really like the texture as well. It is by far the softest/finest bronzer I have tried. It is shimmery, but the shimmery is very fine. I’ll have to test it out on my face from tomorrow on to see if it enhances pores, but at the moment I don’t have that impression.

Here are the three of them photographed individually, followed by the swatch:

Douce Croisiere (02)

Ambre Croisiere (03)

Extreme Croisiere (04)

Next, let’s move on to the Mister Radiant Made-to-Measure glow. It is a gel that has little pearls, and as you massage it into your skin, the pearls break and give you a bit of color. As far as I know the one for face is permanent, but the one for body is limited edition.

This is how the gel looks:

This is how it looks half-blended. See the crushed pearls?

This is how my hand looks afterwards. Definitely a bit tanner (though the difference isn’t very big)!

This is the bottle of Mister Radiant Body. From what I can already tell you, the texture is great. It is not sticky or greasy at all. It is a pleasant gel that I look forward to trying!

Last but not least, I am going to show you the lip products. The lip liner is not actually part of the collection. Anastasia thought about introducing it because it works well with the glosses. The liner is waterproof, and from my swatching experience I could already tell it means business (but it’s not impossible to remove, which I appreciate)!

Here are the two Balm Lip Gloss in Natural Croisiere and Pink Croisiere.

Here is the swatch of the three lip products:

The balm glosses are definitely on the sheer side, but they are supposed to be moisturizing. If that’s what you’re looking for, make sure you take a look!

Last but not least, another of Givenchy’s latest release is a new addition to their Very Irresistible line, Electric Rose:

As little as I know/knew Givenchy cosmetics, I’ve been a fan of their perfumes for almost 10 years (their Eau Torride is my first perfume love). There aren’t many Givenchy perfumes that I dislike/think I’ll never wear, which is quite an achievement! Actually, to honor the occasion today, I wore the Very Irresistible Sensual Eau de Parfum. It is usually something I reserve for the colder months or nighttime, but oh well :p

That’s the second Givenchy collection I’m showing you. Did you see anything you like? Make sure you stay tuned for all the upcoming swatches and review (no, I didn’t receive the whole collection, but I have some pieces)! I’ll try my best to push those out as soon as I can!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Again, special thanks go to Anastasia for being such a sweetheart!!! I know I acted like a crazy woman taking several pictures of the same thing, but it’s all for the best :p