It was announced this week that designer L’Wren Scott partnered with Lancome for Holiday 2010. One of the collection’s highlights: a new day-to-night red lipstick. We’re intrigued. (via InStyle)
YSL has a new foundation, Teint Radiance, that promises flawless skin by diffusing light and imparting a radiant glow on skin. Sounds promising!
Another fashion- beauty collaboration was revealed this week, Marchesa x Le Métier de Beauté. Check out the gorgeous steely silver packaging – available exclusively September 10 at Bergdorf Goodman. (via The Cut)
SephoraMobile launched this week and good news for us – this is just the first step in their m-commerce strategy. Next up? A Beauty-to-Go app for iPhone and iPad launching later this year. (via Internet Retailer)
Chanel introduced new eyeshadow duos and KarlaSugar’s already got them swatched! Misty-Soft, come to mama….
Bloomingdale’s has an exclusive Trish McEvoy Eye Must Haves collection, featuring a full-sized Instant Eye Lift under-eye brightener and line filler (love!)
Megan Fox landed a new gig this week when she was named the new face of Armani Cosmetics. (via StyleList)
Giorgio Armani’s Bronze Mediterranean palette for summer is simply gorgeous. It’s a double decker bronzer and eyeshadow palette featuring a classic twist on summer. Aqua blue, shimmery browns and stunning shades of green, specifically sea and khaki. At $85, this certainly carries a steep price tag, but we tend to think it could be a worthy splurge.
First up, the bronzer. At first glance I thought it might be too dark for my fair skin, but it translated perfectly on the skin. It feels silky to the touch and has the right amount of pigment that you get the color without overdoing it. It looks very chocolately in the pan, but it’s a golden color on the face and has slight orange undertones. It’s very pretty!
As for the eyeshadows, they are incredibly smooth and shimmery. I’m in love with all of these colors – especially the khaki olive gold. I’ve actually been using this palette a ton for the past few weeks, but in a more linear way. I’ve been using the eye shadows individually which is often counterproductive with palettes. But I actually think it speaks to the quality here – there is no throwaway shade in here! Not a single one, they’re all amazing.
Armani’s Bronze Mediterranean palette should be hitting counters soon, and is currently available on their web site. Interested to hear your thoughts. Do you think it’s worth the splurge?
*Disclosure: We received a sample of this product
I am obsessed with these new Nude Contrast Eye palettes that were released with Giorgio Armani’s spring collection. They are gorgeous and smooth and I love kicking up my nude eye with a delicate punch of pastel. That blue is where it’s at! But, by “obsessed with” I mean staring at online and playing with at the counter because my husband and I are buying a house in three weeks and I need to be smart with my spending. Ahh, the house buying (spending) diet!
Doesn’t mean I can’t look longingly right?
This Thursday is my office holiday party and the promotional image from Giorgio Armani’s Crystal Collection is my inspiration. Armani’s holiday collection is all about festive glamour. From the sequined top to the countered cheeks and the classic red lip, this look is so festive! The Crystal Collection’s art-deco inspiration comes from the stones featured in the designer’s luxe accessories.
I like Armani’s style of releasing a smaller collection with items that pack a major punch. They released a Lip Shimmer in festive gold patina. I think this shade would be a perfect shimmery nude for darker skin tones! The ruby red lips above come courtesy of Crystal ArmaniSilk Lipstick, which is packaged in a black lacquered case adorned with crystals. It’s steep at $38, but if you know of any red lipstick lovers (er…Carla comes to mind!) this would be a very special gift.
And finally, Armani drives it home with the limited-edition jeweled Crystal Palette. Featuring the same packaging as the lipstick, this is a double decker palette featuring a neutral, iridescent body powder and four shades of metallic eye shadows in shimmery jet black, sparkling bronze metal, shimmery silver and sparkling jade. This is definitely the showstopper of the collection! It’s gorgeous, but be forewarned, it’s $98!
At first, I was not really into Giorgio Armani’s new perfume Idole D’Armani. I can appreciate a warmer scent but this was vastly different from my usual white florals and powdery musks. I received a sample of it in July and it sat in my room waiting for me to give it another try. I feel bad for neglecting it for so long but as the weather cooled down, my appreciation for I’Dole D’Armani grew.
Now I’m alternating this perfume in my rotation. Idole has a very sharp opening, you get the sweetness from the clementine and pear paired with ginger and Indian davana. It is a little overwhelming for me but as it dries down, notes of saffron jasmine, loukoum rose, patchouli and vetiver reveal themselves. In the end it settles down to a very warm, sensuous floral fragrance. Not that I could pull the look off but fragrances like this remind me of cowl neck sweaters, leggings and talls boots, which to me is very cozy and sexy.
So what are your cold weather fragrances? Tell us all about it in the comments.
Disclosure: a product sample was received for this review.
The beauty deals keep rolling in, so we thought we’d put together a Cyber Monday round-up to help organize all of the great sales happening!
Armani: 20% off makeup and skincare through 11/30 with code FAMILY. Free shipping is included with any order.
Bath and Body Works: Take 25% off sitewide now through 12/1!
Kate Somerville: 30% off with code KATE2009 through 11/30. Carla loves ExfoliKate – check out her review!
Korres: 20% off sitewide (no code required) through 12/2 and they have a TON of special promotions and gifts with purchase as well. Get the full details here.
Shu Uemura: 20% any purchase and free shipping over $50 through 12/1 with code WISH09 at checkout. And if you spend $125 or more, you’ll receive 20% off and a mesh bag filled with seven deluxe samples with code WISHDELUXE09 Umm….Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine anyone?
Smashbox: 20% off and free shipping with any order with code SBFF9 entered at checkout. This deal lasts through 12/1.
Tarte: 40% off and free shipping over $25! Use code CYBERMON9 checkout to grab this deal through 11/30. This is an incredible deal – and I have a feeling the Three Carats mini cheek stains and Crown Jewels gloss sets will sell out fast!
Right now you can get 20% off on Giorgio Armani beauty and skincare items from now until Friday the 18th! Plus there’s free shipping on orders of $50. All you need to do is enter code MAKEOVER during check out.
Need a little help picking something out? Giorgio Armani’s Lip Wax and Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow palettes are safe bets.
Want to learn how to create that perfect smokey eye?
This weekend Giorgio Armani Beauty’s National Creative Director and makeup artist Tim Quinn is bringing his makeup A-Team to Saks Fifth Avenue on Friday and Saturday to help you do just that with their new Python Palette.
Book an appointment and learn how to use the new Python Palette for fall. Tim Quinn and his A-Team will show customers how to use the grey taupe, dark iridescent grey and luminous grey pearl shades to create three different looks depending on one’s mood or the time of day – natural, mysterious or dramatic.
Appointments are available between 10am to 7pm. To make your appointment, just call the Giorgio Armani beauty counter at 212-940-2962.
Here are the details:
October 3rd and October 4th
Saks Fifth Avenue on One
611 5th Avenue (between 49th and 50th Streets)
New York City, NY
Let us know if you make an appointment, we’d love to hear all about it!
For those of you in New York City, head over to Saks Fifth Avenue on May 2nd, 3rd and 5th to spend some time with Tim Quinn, one of Giorgio Armani Beauty’s US makeup artists, and his Giorgio Armani A-Team for a blitz of personal consultations all leading up to a rare appearance by Giorgio Armani.
On May 2nd, appointments are available between 10:00am and 7:00pm then on May 3rd appointments are available between 11:00am and 8:00pm at Saks Fifth Avenue at 611 5th Avenue (between 49th and 50th Streets) in New York. You can make your appointment with the Giorgio Armani Beauty Counter at 212-940-2962. Then come back to Saks on Monday from 2:30pm to 4:00pm to see Mr. Giorgio Armani himself.
If you go to this event, let us know how it turns out!