FOTD: Soft Pink & Gold

This was a quick look with blusher doing double duty as eyeshadow to help things along…

MAC Face & Body (C 6)
Bobbi Brown Pressed Powder (Golden Orange)
Laura Mercier Blush (Violet Orchid)
EYES
Laura Mercier Blush in Violet Orchid (inner lid/under waterline)
Laura Mercier Eyeshadow in Baroque (center lid)
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in Lust Red (outer lid/under waterline)
Mac Eye Pencil in Smolder (waterline)
Clinique High Impact Mascara
LIPS
Lipstick Queen Lip Gloss in Creation

Eye Adore: Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadows (Autumn 2013)

I’ve been trying to wait for the entire collection to review these, but the last two are taking their sweet time getting to me, so I’ll show you what I have so far. The Kaledescope Collection looks a lot more like Spring to me… but it seems the way of things of late (I recall a Chanel Spring Collection that looked better suited to Autumn, so there ya go).

I have four of the six (?) Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadows. They remain my favorite ‘cream’ formulation, far surpassing formulas from Chanel, Lancome, and the like. Even Shiseido can’t hold a candle to these formulas. I also got the new Rouge d’ Armani lipstick in 300 (which remains my ever favorite shade from Armani). I have the sheer version in 300. But the Rouge d’ Armani formula (with a proven 9 hours of wear on these lips of mine) makes it so much better.

From the Left:
Rose Popilla
June Beetle
#300 (lipstick)
Scarab Violetta
Silver Chaffer
I’ll start with the lipstick:
Same fantastic formula as all of the other Rouge d’ Armani lipsticks. It really grabs the lips and holds on beautifully.
Rose Popilla:
June Beetle:
Scarab Violetta:
Silver Chaffer:

I’m missing Gold Hercule (which is coming in the post), and some mystery gold color that someone sent a picture of… I’m not sure what it is. Like all Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadows, these best respond to application with fingers. I love to use my fingers to apply, and a soft brush to blend them out as needed. I swatched one layer with my fingers. You can layer these colors for a deeper result… and layer them over or under powder shadows for all manner of variations.

I love them… I do wish the colors had been a little deeper for Autumn, but overall they are completely gorgeous.
You can find out more about Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadows HERE.

FOTD: Urban Decay Naked Foundation

I took the Urban Decay Naked Foundation out for a test drive… it performed very well. My only concern is about skin type; this foundation literally glued itself to my oily skin and set immediately. I can’t see this being so hot for drier skin types. I blotted once throughout a 10 hour day. I think the foundation also absorbs oil as it wears. I’d be really interested in seeing how it wears on a dry skin, because it seems to have all the answers for oily girls like me.

FACE
Urban Decay NAKED Foundation (#8)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (t-zone)
MAKE UP FOR EVER color in Tangerine (as blush)
EYES
Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #24 (lids)
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Emerge (inner corners)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (crease)
MAC Eyeshadow in Brule (browbone)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Lucky (waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
LIPS
Laura Mercier Lip Shine in Tempting Coral

Eye Adore: Armani Eyes to Kill (24-29)

My phone rings this week…

It’s Amanda informing me that she has the latest additions to the Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow collection. Would I like to come by and take a look?

Are you kidding?

Some things are just a given. I never hesitate about these eyeshadows. No company has been able to do what Armani has accomplished with this formula. It’s creamy and dry all at once, sets, and wears without creasing, smudging or fading until you take it off. This formula is phenomenal. If they ever come out with matte colors other than black… they will have effectively shut down every single competitor in this department.

#24
#25
#26
#27
#28
(my favorite)
#29
These are all simply gorgeous. If you must only choose ONE, then #28 is the stunner of the group, I think. It’s a distinct Rose Gold color and it looks good on just about every skin tone. #27 might be the rose color better suited to cooler skin tones, as it is shot through with a healthy dose of silver.
You can find out more about Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadows HERE.