Saturday, 5 April 2014

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows #1 'Blast of Blue' & #2 'Lust Red' Review and Swatches

Alright. I gave in to the hype. Well it wasn't a premeditated crime, I got enchanted at the Giorgio Armani counter whilst repurchasing my favourite foundation (Designer Lift - review here). These shadows as you might know are a sort of pressed pigment very similar to L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows - made by the same manufacturer, (L'Oreal review here). Still, by swatching all of them at the counter, where the L'Oreal is a solid intense metallic colour the Armani are laden with different shimmers and glitters in a range of edgy intersting non generic colours - creating instant alluring peepers.
Be sure to keep the protective press so they remain smooth

I chose #1 'Blast of Blue' a metallic pewter gold with hints of blue & #2 'Lust Red', a cranberry black. The glitter/shimmer in these is unbelievable and unlike anything I've seen - way better than most of Chanel Illusion D'Ombres, it's more like something you'd find in a pigment. Reflective, sparkly, multifaceted and eye-catching. But because of the mix of colours in the shadow, dimension is beautifully created. I love these shades because it makes for a different eye look and a few neutral tones would balance everything out. 

They are very long wearing and even without a primer apply very smoothly. Even if you are slightly older I definitely think you could sport this all over the lid. 
Left: #2 Lust Red, Right: #1 Blast of Blue

Bottom line, with these your eyes are sure to kill. 

Friday, 4 April 2014

MAC Lipstick Giveaway - OPEN WORLDWIDE!


In this giveaway I will be giving away a MAC lipstick from the permanent collection to 3 lucky winners! As I don't need anymore lipsticks, I have gathered all my 'BACK 2 MAC' items and have decided I'd rather give away the lippies.  This giveaway is open worldwide so if you'd like to take part enter with the rafflecopter widget below!

Pleast note: as I will be getting the lipsticks via 'back 2 mac' they will come unboxed and can only be a shade from their permanent collection. Thank you and Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wish List #2

1. Tom Ford Cheek & Bronzer Brushes: I've tried so hard to stay away from them but as soon as House of Fraser goes on sale they will be mine! Since getting rid of most of my brushes I'm in need of a blush brush that will apply not so pigmented or lighter blushes (NARS Guy Bourdin Palette). As for the bronzer brush, it's so big and fluffy unlike anything I have.
2. Wayne Goss Brushes: I have the first set as my primary collection, I don't want both the new sets just a few, like : 10 (stippling brush), 13 (domed brush), 14 (long loose bristled brush)/15 Fan brush from the face set. Eye set: The large domed eye brush and the pencil brush.
3. Dior Airflash Foundation: I heard so many great reviews and apparently it looks invisible yet flawless on the skin. I tried it out on the counter in #201 and it looked great.
4. Charlotte Tilbury: So far I've tried the Multi Miracle Glow + Magic Cream (review here), the Dolce Vita palette, Rock n Khol, Filmstar Bronze and Glow and have loved everything. I'd like to get my hands on some of the new Eye Khols (violet +navy), Bardot Beige Lip Lustre, Wonder Glow (Still iffy on this - has anyone tried it? is it different to other liquid shimmers?), and her Take it off eye makeup remover - yes I know I'm nuts but I'm not happy with Bioderma at the moment and tried this at her counter and realise that I prefer oil/water based removers better for stubborn makeup. 
5. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector: Can you tell I'm obsessed with liquid highlighting products. I'm unsure as to what colour to get in order to complement my medium complexion. I'm tempted towards 'Pearl' even though it might be stark but I don't want to many gold toned highlights. 
6. Marc Jacobs Beauty: Now that Sephora ships to UK I can finally get my hands on Marc Jacobs so far the nail polishes, eyeshadow palettes and concealers are pulling me in. And maybe a brush or two? Any thoughts?
7. Kat Von D Esperanza Palette: Ever since I saw Tarababyz review on this, I fell in love with the mermaid type shades.
8. Michael Kors Selma Bag - Sky Blue: This colour is fantastic! And for summer seasonal piece I don't think it's too pricey. The green is lovely too - and the classic shape means it will work with a multitude of outfits. Hopefully I won't succumb to the general black. 

I also need help with product recommendations on cleansers (preferable balm cleansers) that remove eye and face makeup. The closest I've found to the best is Emma Hardie's but wondering if any else out there!

And if you know of an orange creamsicle lipstick shade similar to Limecrime's 'Cosmopop' (I just don't like the scent/consistency) I would be grateful if you leave your thoughts below. 

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