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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Makeup In Chicago

Today I realized...I had to go shopping.  My first stop was at Saks Fifth Avenue, and boyyy was it a good stop.  Walking into the beauty department I was immediately stopped by a woman working for Giorgio Armani cosmetics.  She said she saw my eyelashes from across the room and had to stop me [lol].  She offered me a makeover, and we all know what that means, I'll have to buy products at the end of it...which was fine with me because I've never tried Armani makeup before so I was intrigued.  I've heard amazing things about Armani's foundation, so I was especially excited to try it out!

I love the look she created for me, I ended up walking around the entire day, and it's so hot here it literally melted off my face, but it was so natural and she took a lot of time to teach me how to recreate the look which I appreciated.


So, as I had expected...the foundation is absolutely amazing.  I'm in the middle of a breakout right now and it didn't even look like I was wearing any makeup after she applied it!  This foundation won Instyle Magazine's "Best of Beauty" award, and I think it was well deserved.  I got the Luminous Silk Foundation in #5, it matches me perfectly.  The consistency is honestly the best I've ever used, and even as I blend it into my hand right now as I'm typing this I just love it...it gives amazing coverage while remaining super light.

Accompanying the foundation I bought the Fluid Sheer in #2, Jane [the makeup artist] told me to mix one pump of this into the foundation for a dewy look.  This reminds me of Benefit's High Beam [click the link to read my post on it] except this is slightly more sheer and blendable.  Once again, while blending it into my hand it's super sheer and lightweight...perfect for the summer. AND, as I said earlier, I was sweating from walking so much...I was afraid the luminosity would make me look oily...it didn't! YAY.  

The next two items I purchased are live savers if you're like me and tend to get the strangest weirdest random annoying breakouts.  I was super surprised by what Jane said about this first product...the Master Corrector in #1.  Most of the time to cover up redness I've always used a green base, which counteracts redness.  Well, this is red based...I was a little scared at first...red on red just didn't sound right...but I could not believe the way this covered up my under-eye circles and blemishes.  As you can see the brush is super thin, so I thought it wouldn't cover much.  WRONG.  The less the better and the way the brush applies, very minimally, is great too.

The second concealer I got is a skin tone matching concealer, High Precision Retouch, it has the same brush a the master corrector.  Jane taught me to just lightly sweep over the area I want to cover, on top of where I put the master corrector, and then anything that was once there...is magically gone!  PS....it totally works.

The last item I bought was the Blender Brush.  I'm obsessed with brushes, and I loved the way this one felt and blended in everything.  Not only did Jane use this for primer, foundation, and concealer...she also used it to apply my eyeshadow base.  I was amazed by the way it perfectly set and blended in everything [even the eyeshadow], my current blending brush was made by Sephora and to be honest...it sucks.  So, I'm really glad I got this one! 


I thinkkkk I'm gonna become a big fan of Armani makeup, I knew Megan Fox was the spokeswoman for the brand this past spring so I included some videos and an interview so you can familiar yourself with the brand a little more!

1 comment :

  1. I've never tried Armani makeup but it sounds great! I ddin't even realize they made makeup, although I guess every high end designer does it now.

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