Giveaway: Summer Basics (CLOSED)

It’s time for a new giveaway! I thought I’d pay forward three of the most basic items in my regular maintenance. Meaning, if I only had 5 minutes to get ready, I’d most likely reach for these things. I’ll always want my brows done properly, I’ll always reach for a highly effective mascara, and I’ll always reach for a lip color that I know I can throw on in a dash… and be confident that it’ll be flattering.

So here’s what I came up with:

ULTA-MATE Brow Kit (Ash Brown) from Anastasia
Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
Lipstick Queen Jean Queen
Since this picture looks like it was taken by the worst photographer on earth, here are some professional shots of the products:
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FOTD: Sheer & Functional

I had to do my  makeup in a hurry for the ‘DIY on a Dime’ event. So I went sheer (it was still pretty hot here over the weekend), with a teeny bit of drama:

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
Inglot Gold Illuminator (mixed with TM)
MAC Blush in Immortal Flower
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #9 (lids)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Deep Black (lashline)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Peche Cuivre (waterline)
Besame 1930’s Mascara
Make Up For Ever Natural Lipstick in N6

Armani: Summer 2012

THERE HERE!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the new Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadows, and FINALLY they’ve arrived!

From the top left: Obsidian Black, Obsidian Grey, Ecailles, Madre Perla

Obsidian Black
Obsidian Grey
Madre Perla
The theme for these new shadows is Teal. Every color is infused with some version of teal… with  maybe the exception of Obsidian Grey. Ecailles reminds me of the ‘Airy Jade’ color (#10), but it’s more teal and less ‘sky blue’ in the finish. 
Like their predecessors, the formula is like a ‘dry cream’ to the touch… they set and stay put until you take them off. Brilliant.

Armani Giveaway: The Winner Is…

You won the latest Eyes To Kill Silk Eye Shadows (17,18,19) and an Eyes To Kill Stretch Mascara!
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Congratulations again!

Giveaway: Armani Eyes To Kill (CLOSED)

I wanted to share some of my absolute favorite pieces from the Armani Eyes To Kill Collection. I am absolutely in love with the Eyes To Kill Stretch Mascara… as well as the latest Silk Eyeshadows in #17 (silver), #18 (gold), and #19 (platinum/gold)…

…so I’m paying them forward in a giveaway! They will be packed into this lovely Armani pewter makeup bag.
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FOTD: Silvered Brown

This was one of those ‘layering’ days. I wanted to see what happened when I layered a cool color over a warm one..

Tom Ford Traceless Foundation (Praline)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphonous Powder
29 Blush in Tannins
MAC Eye Pencil in Teddy (lids/under waterline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #17 (lids)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Ashy Black (lahsline)
MUFE Eye Pencil in 8L (waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Flirt

FOTD: Smoke n’ Sparkle

I don’t really know what happened here. I just started putting stuff on…

Chanel Perfection Lumiere (Beige Ambre 64)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
Ilammasqua Blush in Expose
Chanel Les Perlees Ombres:
Shimmer Black on lids
Shimmer Olive on crease and under waterline
Armani Silk Eye Pencil in Black on waterline
Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Gloss in Summerland