September Favorite’s

  1. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Billionaire – Deborah Lippmann polishes provide high shine, long-wear, and come in the most beautiful shades. I love this deep shade of hunter green which is perfect for fall. (review to come soon) availible here
  2. Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes to Kill” #27 -I love this mauve shade from the ‘Acqua Collection’ and have certainly been getting my wear out of it. It provides a shimmering, sultry look that is perfect for a night out. (review)
  3. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita – The matte lip pencils from NARS are one of my favorite lipsticks. I love this dusty rose shade for day or night. (review)
  4. Origins Charcoal Mask – My favorite charcoal mask to date, this will always be a monthly favorite. (review)
  5. Jemma Kidd All Over Radiance Creme – My go to highlighter for a dewy, natural, radiant look. I also use this an eyeshadow base daily, its my go-to.
  6. OCC Lip Tar in Queen – I adore these lip tars and love this new shade. It’s pretty striking and flattering. (review)

What are some of your favorite’s this month?

Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes To Kill’ #28

Giorgio Armani ‘eyes to kill’ Intense Eyeshadow in #28 (red platine) is part of the limited edition Acqua Collection. In a variety of six shades these shadows ”unveil a pearl blend that radiates four spellbinding colors. Each of the Eyes to Kill Intense Shades is based on a revolutionary technology that acts like a kaleidoscope, producing multidimensional colors. Neither a cream nor powder, this incredible hybrid formula acts like a colour suspension that delivers a dreamy, ethereal beauty to eyes with a 24-hour hold” (giorgioarmanibeauty.com)

The ‘Eyes to kill’ eye shadows are a cross between a cream and a powder. These shadows saturate the lid with long-lasting, intensely shimmering color. There are two variations of Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes to Kill’. The Intense Silky ‘Eyes to Kill’ Collection which contain a base shade along with a second shade to create contour, and have high-resistance wear. The Acqua Collection of the ‘Eyes to Kill’  shadows are waterproof, have a 24-hr wear time, and contain 4 multidimensional shades. The two colors I have picked up are a part of the second collection mentioned.

I picked up #28 along with #27 (oxidized silver) and found the formula to vary between the two, #28 being slightly less easy to work with. I find it best to use my finger to pull the product and apply it to lid. Once applied the shadows blended rather easily into my crease, having to work a little harder on this one. The shadow has a spongy texture in the pot and also has a slight tendency to drag. I am very impressed with the lasting power and in how, for such a shimmering shade, there is zero fall-out.  After trying these I am almost certain that the deeper shades will very easily provide a rich smokey-eye.

Giorgio Armani states that these shadows “radiate four spell-binding colors“, however in this shade I could only locate two, a combination of bronze and burgundy. Red Platine holds larger golden flecks creating a highly shimmering effect. These shadows have a far more multi-dimensional appearance in the pan than when viewed blended out and applied. The shade #28 was not as multi-dimensional and complex in my perception as shade #27. Perhaps it is the visible lack of a third and fourth shade, that made it seem rather ordinary to me. I should mention my expectations were set very high for this product. It was nonetheless a very beautiful shade. If you happen to love bronze-tones and bold shimmer, I am certain you will love this. The look these shadows provide is utterly captivating.

 

wearing Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes to Kill” in #28 on lids alone

 Giorgio Armani “Eyes to Kill” Acqua Collection come in a range of six ‘limited-edition’ shades (here)

Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes to Kill’ #27

Giorgio Armani ‘eyes to kill’ Intense Eyeshadow in #27 (oxidized silver) is part of the limited edition Acqua Collection.  In a variety of six shades these shadows “unveil a pearl blend that radiates four spellbinding colors. Each of the Eyes to Kill Intense Shades is based on a revolutionary technology that acts like a kaleidoscope, producing multidimensional colors. Neither a cream nor powder, this incredible hybrid formula acts like a colour suspension that delivers a dreamy, ethereal beauty to eyes with a 24-hour hold”  (giorgioarmanibeauty.com)

After having continuously stumbled across these shadows for quite some time now, I finally decided to personally see what all the hype was about. I am so glad I have, because these highly pigmented shadows pack a punch! The ‘eyes to kill’ intense eye shadow from Giorgio Armani are a cross between a cream and a powder.I picked up two of these in shades #27 and #28, and found the formula to vary slightly between the two. This, #27, being the easier to work with.

These shadows provided intense color along with some depth created from the presence of the multi-colored sparkle. The intensity of color is greater than other cream and powder shadows that I am familiar with. The sparkle creates a gorgeous shimmering effect while still remaining tasteful and subtle enough for someone with my tastes, though not for daytime. The texture is spongy, and I found it best to apply the shadow to my lid using my fingertip for a greater intensity of color. I proceeded to apply the shadow outwards and under my eye using a firmer eye shadow brush. The shadow blended beautifully into my crease using a MAC 217. The formula was long-lasting, without fading, and smudge-free. Even after wiping the swatch on my hand away some color still remained. I expected some fall out from this shadow but did not receive any.

In the pan these shadows seem more multi-dimensional than when applied. Oxidized Silver #27 is a mauve shade with some amounts of red, blue, and silver shimmer. I simply adore this shadow and shade and love it for an evening look. The look is sultry with just the right amount of drama. This shade is makes green eyes pop!

 #27 (Oxidized Silver)

wearing #27 on eyes

$32 here

(also wearing Fresh Umbrian Clay Foundation in Rio Samba, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye in Medium, MAC blush in Blushbaby, MAKE UP FOR EVER aqua eyes liquid liner in Mat black, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina, MAC Cremesheen Glass in Fashion Scoop)

Have you tried the Giorgio Armani ‘eyes to kill’?

Fall Makeup Collections Wishlist

  1. Laura Mercier ‘Bonne Mine’ Face and Cheeks palette – A stunning palette of  crème colours for face and cheeks including one bronzer veil, two cheek veils, and two glow veils. A gorgeous selection of colors for bronzing and sculpting, Laura Mercier does face makeup well. $48 sephora.com
  2. Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation – I cannot wait to get my hand on this much buzzed about foundation. $62 (here)
  3. Dior Vernis in Amazonia – Loving this dark grey-green shade from Dior’s Golden Jungle Collection. $23 (here)
  4. Nars Sheer Lipstick in Fast Ride – All about the dark lip trend and loving this deep berry shade in an easy to wear sheer formula. $24 narscosmetics.com
  5. Giorgio Armani ‘Rouge d’Armani’ Lipstick in 526 – This is a stunning rose shade from Armani’s Fall look. $30 (here)
  6. Chanel Rouge Allure in ‘Pirate Look’ – I want to match my tip’s to my lip’s in Chanel’s covetable collections of red. Pirate is a blue-based red. $26-$34 nordstrom.com

What on your fall makeup wishlist?