Friday, January 28, 2011

Giorgio Armani Beauty Spring 2011 Picks


Photos, swatches and what I'm coordinating with the Armani Spring 2011 items. Picks include: Pink Light Micro-fil Powder for Spring 2011, Rouge d'Armani #518 and the new La Femme Bleue Blush Palette.

*Update Friday Evening* What a week! TGIF a million times over. The Spring 2011 Collection from Armani is lovely and fresh with soft feminine pinks for lips and cheeks. I viewed the eyeshadow quad as the misfit in the collection - lovely and vibrant and very original, just not for me. I ended up with the classic soft pinks - gorgeous and naturally flattering, but dupeable and a bit unoriginal. Photos are separated by Spring Product Picks first, followed by comparisons all the way at the bottom.

#518 Rouge d'Armani is extremely close to last spring's Silk Lipstick #98 and Dior's Serum de Rouge in 640. It's a lovely soft cool pink but I found it applied a bit streaky and uneven. It took a bit of work layering combined with a brush for me to get an even application. I like the effect but it's been done before. The texture is smooth and creamy and those who avoid Armani Lipsticks because of lack of staying power - the good news is the Rouge d'Armani formula does last longer. The finish is natural with a soft shine. No detectable scent.



The Spring 2011 blush was the item I was anticipating the most. I'm a huge fan of Armani blushes for their subtle natural finish. They are soft and light but noticeable on my skin and I love the way they look when layered over a soft cream highlighter. The Spring Blush is a soft powder pink with a luminous glow. There's a soft silver sparkle that you can barely see. The finish of this blush is very natural. More comparisons down below.


I was a bit disappointed to find this season's Pink Light Powder is the exact same as 2009's Pink Light Powder. I think my sister will be happy to take this off my hands. If you missed out a couple years ago, definitely try to find a counter to try this. It's like their Fluid Sheer #7 and NARS Luxor in a powder form. It's a soft opalescent pink that is beautifully luminous and gives that glow from within effect. I love this layered over other blushes to add shimmer. It's really lovely without being too sparkly or frosty. Can't rave enough even though I wish this was slightly different than the previous release, it's still an awesome product.




What I'm wearing with the Spring 2011 items today:


Comparisons:




Swatches:


10 comments:

  1. I'm loving the look of the #518 lipstick!

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  2. I love Armani's spring collection. Although the colors aren't all necessarily cool in tone, the overall vibe is peaceful and refreshing. I had the pleasure of one of the national MA's creating an evening look for me that was beyond beautiful. I came away from my make-up lesson with the eye quad, blush, lipstick, and Fluid Sheer #7 (pale, silvery pink highlighter). I love the delicate, translucent quality of Spring 2011. Even my dear, sweet, unobservant husband commented on how lovely it looked :-)

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  3. love the blush and the lipstick . I am being curious , I love both BB stone and the burmese beauty quad ( love it so much that I have a backup, lol)and i was wondering how you were wearing them in this look;
    thank you for your blog, it is definetely my favorite one,

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  4. wow,love all!needall!!!uhh...xoxo

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  5. What beautiful soft pink colors! I was wondering what lip liner (if you use one) you coordinate with these lighter pink lip shades, it is hard to find one that is not too dark, but yet still provides definition. :) Love the eye colors as well!

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  6. Hi Sabrina,

    Thanks for sharing. I wonder how the Spring blush of Armani compare to some of Shu Uemura Glow On Matt blushes like Pink M 30.....

    Thanks again

    Daisy

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  7. I have that lipstick and I love it! So happy I purchased it. I'm interested in your review for that powder. Did you like the eye quad?

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  8. Its been a while since Armani has put out a collection that has grab me but I can stop thinking about this one, I love the idea of the jewel toned eyes paired with the soft pink cheek and lips. Thanks for the great review and pictures as always :)

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  9. Ooo I love that pink blush... May have to make a special trip to check it out. Thanks so much for always having such meticulously done reviews! You are The Wonder Woman of the cosmetics universe.

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