FOTD: Shimmer and Matte

This is what happens when you grab a bunch of stuff without a plan, and slap it together. SMH. I’m not a big fan of this look, but I’m dealing with it…

Armani Face Fabric in #5
Armani Sheer Bronzer in #2
Suqqu Eyebrow Pen in Moss Green
MAC Crushed Metallic Pigment in Graphite (lids)
Make Up For ever Eyeshadow in 116 (inner corner/under waterline)
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in 69 (crease)
Guerlain Kohl in Black Frida
Mac Extreme Black False Lashes Mascara
By Terry Lipstick in Fashion Beige


So, I’m finally back after spending ALL DAY at IMATS. I never used to do that. Blame Bianca (MUA) for this one… I was all set to go and she dragged me to a class by Iman/Tyra Banks’ makeup artist, and I’m so glad she did! But I’m getting ahead of myself.

First, here is the makeup I did for the show today. My motto was easy clothes, simple makeup and comfortable shoes.

Hourglass Foundation  Veil in #06
Armani Loose Powder in 02
Armani Sheer Bronzer in #2
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (lid)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (crease)
Armani Waterproof Eyeshadow in #2
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Le Metier Lipstick in Rio De Janiero

Giorgio Armani Summer 2011: Sheer Bronzer #2


Call it the ungettable get… Armani’s new Sheer Bronzer in #2 is not available at conventional stores (Neimans, Bloomies and Nordstrom are only carrying #1 and #5), and it’s out of stock on the website.

By chance, I called the boutique in Las Vegas… and they had one!

It arrived today, and was totally worth the wait:

If #1 is a brownish rose (I posted pictures here:, and #5 is a bright golden coral, #2 is a distinct mauve-gold shimmer…

It’s not a bronzer, unless you know someone who bronzes mauve-gold. It’s definitely a blush. I even played with it as an eyeshadow, and it totally works. Love it!

I pick up #1 next week… as part of a pre-sale. I think I may get #5 as well. For now, I am quite happy with #2. It’s gorgeous!