Guerlain Holiday 2011: Flirt

So, I traded in the Rouge G in Bianca for a much better color (at a much better price)… the Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Flirt:

It’s a much better color. Better formula, much better pigment… and cheaper to boot! The Rouge G Lipsticks retail for $47… the Rouge Automatique Lipsticks are $35. My wallet was very happy about this little trade. I love this color. I actually wore it for an FOTD:

FACE
Guerlain Parure Extreme (Dore 24)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
NARS Blush in Orgasm
EYES
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (brows)
Chanel Eyeshadow in Twilight (lids)
Chanel Eyeshadow in Taupe Grise (crease)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (lashline/under outer waterline)
Sumita Eyeliner in Deep Plum
Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Mascara in Night Violet
LIPS
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Flirt

Giveaway: Armani Eyes to Kill Excess in Night Violet

As promised, here are the details for the latest giveaway:

Eyes To Kill Excess Mascara (Night Violet)
Armani Makeup Bag
I reviewed the mascara here:
You guys know the drill; you have to be a public subscriber to qualify. If I can’t see you , I can’t enter you. You can amp your chances by following me on Twitter @shahadakarim, liking Adventures In Makeup on Facebook, joining Networked Blogs (in my sidebar), linking the giveaway on your blog, and actually blogging about the giveaway (in a stand-alone post).
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 15th

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Armani: Autumn 2011 (Night Violet)

This is worth shouting from a couple of rooftops:

ARMANI HAS RELEASED ITS FIRST ‘COLORED’ MASCARA!

Okay, they’ve always had a brown one, but that doesn’t really count. Everyone has a brown one. For Autumn 2011, Armani has released Eyes To Kill Excess Mascara in a purple shade called ‘Night Violet.’

Shiny black tube… etched like the others. And this mascara has a lovely rosewater scent, that is reminiscent of YSL Faux Cils mascara. The ‘excess’ version of this mascara has always apparently been scented. It’s the regular version that is fragrance free.

This color is not bright at all… it’s quite subtle. More like a greyish purple. It really shows up on fair skin tones, but on my skin-tone it ‘enhances.’

The formula is noteworthy… it’s pretty intense. One dip of the wand can cover both of my eyes…top and bottom lashes. It’s easily buildable… but you can go too far. I clumped up a few times.

Overall though, I love it. I love the smell, I love the color, and I love the performance. Therefore, I deem it covet-worthy, and worth a giveaway!

Details coming this weekend… promise!