Giorio Armani’s Holiday 2011 was released in Ireland a few weeks ago. Will you be dabbling this season?
“Like a 1930s’ boudoir… A touch of lacquer and patinated metals add a sophisticated feel to satiny, pearlescent tones. Delicate shades reminiscent of the silk lingerie of the time.” (Linda Cantello)
FACE & EYES PALETTE (€110)
Irresistible… Inspired by Art Deco style, Giorgio Armani’s famous black case is decorated in real Madre Perla. Precision work done entirely by hand in the purest tradition of luxury craftsmanship. Utter refinement: a silver logo adorns this exclusive limited edition case, which just 3,000 women in the world will have the privilege of owning. Decidedly unique… Inside are found three luminous, satiny powders in sand, champagne and aqua. Silky shadows that skilfully combine a featherlight texture with radiant colour. Blended over the eye area, the three shades sculpt and illuminate the eyes. Lightly dabbed onto the facial contours, the sand and champagne tones catch the light to increase the radiance of the complexion. The Face & Eye Palette is also available in Giorgio Armani’s iconic black lacquer case.
PALETTE YEUX 01 NOEL (€65.00)
A pastel harmony enhanced with a touch of iridescence. The smoky eye takes on a satiny, luminous sheen with the softness of this slightly metallic ivory, lavender and taupe trio. Micronised pigments incorporated into a translucent base cloak the eyelids in an intense veil of colour.
EYES TO KILL SHADOWS (€26)
Giorgio Armani’s most spectacular shadow is revealed in a limited edition of three metallic shades subtly patinated: a gold, as an echo to antique gilt, a toned down silver plutonium, and an intermediate shade blending gold and silver. Thanks to Colorfil color matrix, these creamy, powder-free shadows adhere to the eyelid like a second skin, without ever fading or flaking. At the heart of their formula is a very high concentration of pigments captured in a supple polymer complex resistant to humidity and heat. The result: a vibrant film of colour, as if cast in metal, which stays true for 24 hours.
There are also four lip glosses – Gloss D’Armani (€25) in Pink, Rouge and two shades of Plum.
The Face and Eye Palette looks so beautiful but what really appeals to me is the metallic gold and silver shadow. They look stunning.
I know that Mother’s Day is a month away, April 3rd in Europe and May 8th in the US, but I am starting to think of ideas for my lovely mammy. Of all the people in my life she is the most difficult to buy for at Christmas and birthdays and of course Mother’s Day. I will be posting any ideas I have over the next few weeks and would love your suggestions.
Today’s ideas are on the higher end of the spectrum in beauty terms. I will also be posting more affordable options as I come across them.
Armani fragrance and hand bag
My mam is a huge fan of Armani Code, she’s on her fifth bottle. Giorgio Armani is dedicating a limited edition ladies handbag inspired by their latest collection to women for Mother’s Day. The bag is free with any bottle of the perfume above 50ml and is presented in a black gift box (yay, no wrapping). The set is available in Ireland on the 7th of March.
Prices- Armani Code Femme Eau de Parfum 50ml €36.75 / Eau de Parfum 75ml €46.90 / Eau de Toilette 50ml €31.27 / Eau de Toilette 75ml €40.04
Lancôme Gift Box
The set costs €70 and it contains:
- Genifique Concentrate 30ml
- Bi-Fical 30ml
- Hypnose Precious Cells 2ml
- L’Absolu Rouge (No. 6) 1.65ml
- Miracle EDP 5ml
Yves Saint Laurent gift
Yves Saint Laurent are offering a coplimentary gift set with the purchase of Belle d’Opium or Opium fragrance (50ml or above) The set includes:
- Gift pouch inspired by Yves Saint Laurent fashion accessory
- Contains deluxe trial size NEW Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Shade 09
- Mini Luxurious Mascara
- Mini Waterproof Eye Liner in Black
- Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator 5ml
Available from 12th March 2011.
Prices: Belle D’Opium EDP 50ml – €73.00 / EDP 90ml – €102.00
Opium EDP 50ml – €48.37 / EDT 50ml – €40.89 / EDT 90ml – €60.93
What do you think of these?
Giorgio Armani’s Spring collection introduces colours of nature. The collection is available at Brown Thomas Dublin and Cork from the 20th of Januray 2011.
Transluminence Face Palette (€35.50)
Sculpt the face with frost bitten Sheer Translucent Blush presented in the spring signature face palette
Illuminate and perfect the complexion with a veil of delicate Abelia Pink Fluid Sheer N°7 super light natural beauty enhancer. Its ultra fine pearly particles instantly impart a glow to the whole face.
Transluminence Eye Palette
Blend and layer the four full, rich, colour-intense translucent tones. Apply rich purple iris with an eye brush to the eyelid and add dewy forest green. These will fuse together into a vibrant blue turquoise. Render the effect even more luminous with a layer of frozen silver. Open up the eye with a touch of silver on the inside corner. Outline the under eye or the eyelid with soft black eye colour, applied wet or dry. The frosty, radiant effect of the four spring garden eye colour-palette tones is accentuated by their new shiny, signature pale purple compact case.
Rouge d’Armani (€26)
The Rouge d’Armani frost bitten pink lip shades accentuate the fresh luminescent spring colour story. Complete the picture by painting your lips with the new star shade of Dawn Pink (518), or Early Morning Rose (508), or Petal Pink (503).
Day-Proof Pencils (€20.50)
For more intensity outline the inner eye with the new black Day-Proof Color Pencil. High-tech compact colour morphs into a fluid substance, creating an eye pencil that is a cross between a liner and a crayon. A soft, day-proof colour that glides on perfectly.Day-Proof Pencil shades: bark brown, leaf green and black.
The Spring Look:
This season the must-have look utilises a perfect harmony of diaphanous forest green and purple iris on eyes, contrasted with frozen pink light on skin and lips. The inspiration: fresh morning dew on a wild bunch of flowers.
Makeup artist Linda Cantello, who worked on the Armani spring/summer 2011 fashion show, says: “Imagine the richest purple and the deepest green both enlivened by a frozen silver. A soft black completes the palette, to be worn alone as liner or to add depth to smoky eyes. Freshened by the softest baby lips, a beautiful frosty blush completes this new way of facing spring in the depths of winter.”
I’m excited by the idea of forest green and purple iris – very original. I’m a hug fan of pink lipstick so I’m in trouble here!
What do you think?
Megan Fox is the new ambassador for Giorgio Armani cosmetics. Make-up and hair envy? Ready, set, go…
They couldn’t have picked a more suitable role model. She a complete glamour queen.
What do you think?
“Megan’s look, inspired by her elegant pale pink Giorgio Armani Prive gown, was ultra glamorous and feminine. The soft palette and color range of Megan’s dress were incorporated in the makeup, with a major emphasis on the eye. Megan’s eyes were lined with black Maestro Liquid Eyeliner. To create the smoky effect, Maestro Eye Shadows #12, #18 and #38 were layered and finished with Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara on Megan’s lashes. Blending Blush Duo #4 was used on the on cheeks and the look was finished with Rouge d’Armani #506, topped with Lip Shimmer #22 on Megan’s lips”.