I really hope you had a nice and safe New Year celebration.
I also hope this New Year brings you happiness, heath and prosperity.
I stayed at home with the hubby and the dog. We had a lovely home-made dinner with a nice bottle of Merlot which made me fall asleep on the sofa at about 11.45! Yes, the fireworks woke me up. I'm getting old!!
Anyway, enough of the NYE ramble. Onto the make-up!
A few weeks ago I went to Selfridges on Oxford Street to hit the Armani counter.
I never owned anything by Armani but I was super curious. I want to try their foundations and their pressed pigments called Eyes To Kill.
I wanted to take all of them but at about £24.50 each I had to do a painful selection. I got three!
Shade 6 (a more metallic than sparkly antique gold)
This is gorgeous antique gold and copper with another kind of silvery gold too. All these shades mixed beautifully and can be used just on its own. I believe this one is one of the most popular ones and I can see why! You can use it all over the lid, as a tear duct highlight or as part of a goldy smoky look. However you want to use it will look just fabulous!Shade 4 (a cool metallic and sparkly grey)
This one is an interesting one. It's cool grey with shots of red that gives it an interesting sparkly finish.
I have to be honest and I was easily led to get this one by the sales assistant. It wasn't on my list but she told me how this one is a no fuss smoky type shade that can be blended if you go for a soft look. I was sold. I'm ashamed but you know that happens. It's ok. I don't have anything like this one in my collection so I don't regret it that much.Shade 3 (a metallic blue purple with some gold sparkles)
Needless to say that this one was first on the list! It's a gorgeous blue purple with gold shots that make it even more metallic and sparkly! I'm in love.
I have a similar one by Lancome but the Lancome one is more of a bright one and it's quite sparkly. Love it nevertheless but this one is a more every-day wear one. I could seriously wear this every day.
There were lots more of these that I wanted. You can become quite addicted to them I tell you!
They are pigments but they are pressed. They are super pigmented! Most of them have a metallic finish but there are a few that have some sparkly too. They are very long lasting and crease proof. You can use them dry or wet for an intense look.
They come with a little cap that you just leave on top of the pigment. This keeps the pigment pressed and helps to keep it tidy.
I'm very happy I got them. And for sure I will get more if I have £24.50 extra to spare. I can see these lasting a long time so they will be considered more as an investment.
You can have a look at some of the other shades here
Also, I wanted to get a sample of their Luminous Silk Foundation. Yes, the very popular one.
well, the clever sales assistant matched me and made me up at the counter and I ended up buying the bloody thing too! I'll tell you about it in another post but for now I can say that it could be my top 1 foundation!
Have you indulged in any Armani make-up?
Have you tried the Eyes To Kill too? What shade shall I check out?