Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Giorgio Armani Jacquard Collection

Giorgio Armani released Fall 2011 Jacquard Collection in August 2011. This collection includes two eyeshadow palettes, a face palette, a fall shade mascara, and four lipsticks.

4-Color Eye Designing Quad

4-Color Eye Designing Quad

All in One Highlighter and Blush

eyes to kill excess mascara:
new fall collection shade

107, 108, 406, 525

Jacquard Eyeshadow Quad in #1($59US) & Lipstick 525 Sheer Mauve ($30US)
(close up pictures and swatches below)
Includes a central eye shadow duo, a highlighter and a deeper shade for emphasis. Eye shadows are created with unprecedented color technology. This fine film of vibrant eye color blends to produce incandescent color without creasing or fading. The secret lies in a unique micronisation process applied to the pigments. Color-FilTMtechnology provides a radiant film of vibrant colour, a soft and smooth long lasting texture, so light that colours can be blended and layered with total freedom. Pure colour, sheer perfection.
-from Giorgio Armani website

All four colors in this eyeshadow palette are beautifully pigmented. They apply silky and has very soft texture. I love how pigmented these eyeshadows are yet they do not feel heavy or thick on the skin. It goes on sheer but still has long lasting effect that produce beautiful colors. People that like super pigmented/vibrant eyeshadow that apply thick (like some Urban Decay shadows tend to) may feel that these shadows aren't as pigmented. But, for eyeshadows that feel so smooth and light on the skin, these are very nicely pigmented. My least favourite color is the deep purple eyeshadow (the only matte finish color in this palette). The purple feels chalky but the other three colors are so pretty and gives dimensions to the eyelids. Pigmentations of these eyeshadows can be intensified by using the colors wet.

The lipstick (525 Sheer Mauve) is a pink-ish mauve colors with shimmers. It applies silky on the lips. It's long lasting (6-8 hrs) and offers hydration for the lips. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dior Mitzah Collection Review + Swatches

Dior released limited edition Mitzah Collection which is named after Christian Dior's long tim friend and muse Mitzah Bicard. The Panther Eyeshadow $90 US (below, right) caught my attention but I decided I would get more use out of the Mitzah 753 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette Quint $60 US (below, left).

I also purchased Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Camel 622 $22 US from the same collection. I'm satisfied with both the eyeshadow quint and nail polish. Eyeshadows in the quint are beautiful colors that are nicely pigmented. Colors are unique yet neutral. Color in the middle is matte finished caramel, the top left is shimmery red brown, top right is frosty tan, bottom left is light beige with iridescent pink undertone. Camel 622 polish is a caramel-ish camel color (as the name suggests). It's creamy and pigmented. Only two coats are needed at the most.

All products were purchased by me at, Inc.

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