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Ahh the eyes, the very windows to our souls. As makeup lovers we like to dress them all fancy-like don’t we? Lend an air of mystery to your eyes with a smoky eye look this season with the new Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Eye Shadow Palettes.
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While the beloved black smoky eye is favored by all women a new twist on a popular favorite reigns supreme with swirls of purple, cranberry, even brown to update that old black look with a burst of color.
Keeping with the trend, Giorgio Armani Beauty introduces four new shadow palettes entitled Eyes To Kill to create that sexy, smoky eye with a hint of color! The design is that of a bull’s eye which three shadows to create your own signature smoky eye look with.
Shades available are:
- Black Steel (a center of steel black, surrounded by a middle of pearl white and a ring of metallic black grey)
- Brown Copper (a center of deep brown, with a middle of gold bronze wrapped in a rim of chromed copper)
- Gun Metal Grey (a daring grey center surrounded by gun metal grey rim wrapped in a royal purple)
- Red Iron (a deep pourpre center wrapped in gold beige and surrounded by a red iron rim)
The new Eyes to Kill Eye Shadow Palettes ($58) are available now from Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomies, and Barneys. You can also shop online at www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com
What do you think peeps?
I’m kinda digging on that brown swirl one and the cranberry!
Yay or Nay?
I hate nudes. They are so terribly unflattering on this Muse. Last year, Bobbi introduced me to a new way to wear nudes though with the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nude Collection.
For someone who has venomously denied loving Nudes, I suddenly found myself loving the idea of creating a chic, natural, nude look! Bobbi you sure do know how to charm a girl.
This year, Bobbi Brown keeps me clamoring back for more with her newest Nude Collection featuring the Bobbi Brown Nude Eye Palette.
Jump ahead for the review!
This year things are a little bit different. Last year the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Palette contained a total of seven shades. This year the new Nude Eye Palette contains six shades in the new customize palette. Basically each shadow is contained in a duo with two shadows making up a combination for one look. Of course you can mix and match any of the shades included but the fact they are grouped into two shades makes it easier to create a single look from the shades paired together. The new custom palette allow you to snap duos in and out easily. It’s kinda like getting an empty custom palette free as after you hit pan on the duos you can head to Bobbi and snap in any number of items for face, lips, or eyes.
The palette’s ease of use lays in the fact that it’s made up of matte, sparkle, and metallic finish shadows. Nudes are difficult for me to pull off but pairing a nude base with a hint of sparkle makes application easier and friendly.
You get a total of six shades which are:
Navajo and Pebble (Creamy Beige Matte and Metallic Champagne Nude)
Chino and Beige Linen (Muddy Beige Matte and Beige Brown Shimmer)
Maple Sugar and Caviar (Beige Brown Metallic and Chocolate Matte Brown)
The shades are all pigmented and have an incredible texture for blending. You do get a fair bit of fall out from the metallic and shimmer finishes but with proper prepping you can avoid this. I do always find shades like Caviar incredibly difficult to work with but I think these are meant more as a liner shade than an actual eye shadow.
The collection also included Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Caviar Ink which is proving to be my best friend at the moment. I love the deep chocolate of this shade and love the way it tight lines my upper waterline to create a certain air of mystery. Bobbi makes one of the best gel liners around so it’s quite nice to add this particular shade to my arsenal.
Overall, the Bobbi Brown Nude Palette is the ideal and easy way to wear nude shadows. It’s work friendly and manages to create a natural, nude look that has a flair of fun to it.
Another great Bobbi palette.
Anyone haul it?
Say hello to my new little friend:
La Mer The Radiant Concealer!
Jump ahead for my review and swatches of this new concealer from La Mer.
$65 could prove too much to splurge on a concealer but honestly I’m willing to spend my life savings on anything to make me look well rested and flawless. I can’t be the only one feeling that way!
The new La Mer The Radiant Concealer doesn’t come cheap but it does what it promises and that my friends is worth it’s weight in gold.
This concealer comes housed in a super chic white case with a mirror plate proudly displaying the “La Mer” on it’s cover. Kicking up the packaging further is the fact that it comes with a faux leather carrying case and mini concealer brush and here you have yourself a super chic piece of cosmetic.
The Muse is in love with the fact that Le Mer continues to extend it’s cosmetic line further and further as of late and of course couldn’t be happier about a concealer release as hey she happens to be utterly obsessed with concealers as you may know from reading her babblings.
With a formula that sports an SPF 25 and gemstones that capture the light to mask dark circles and blemishes this concealer is ready to do battle with your worst flaws.
I have dry under eyes so I normally seek out the most moisturizing concealer I can find but I do so admit that a concealer with a harder, tackier texture actually offers me the longest wear. This is the formula this concealer sports. It’s not creamy or moisturizing and has a harder texture than my normal round of coverage but it still manages to blend seamlessly and wears incredibly long. My dry eyes don’t seem to mind the formula at all so it’s not creeping into fine lines or caking up. Once blended it wears all day without failing me. The pigmentation is very good and it manages to conceal my main worries such as fine lines, puffy eyes, and dark circles.
Overall, it’s ability to wear stay in place all day makes it a gem of a concealer for this Muse. It covers completely and allows a flawless, well rested look.
Quite a great concealer. The price is high but well worth every penny.
Anyone try yet?
Tell the Muse!
An edgy, mysterious, unexpected Fall Collection from Illamasqua? Sounds about right to this Muse’s ears.
Illamasqua reports on it’s new Fall Collection entitled Dystopia on it’s official blog and things are looking interesting.
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The Muse has been testing out Fall Collections since July but even she hasn’t tried them all yet. I’m currently coveting one or two collections that I haven’t yet gotten my hands on that’s for sure!
Jump ahead to hear what I’m wanting this Fall!
I simply can’t wait to try out the Guerlain Slavic Beauty Collection particularly the new Guerlain Russian Doll Blush! It’s screaming my name. I love gel or stain blushes and this looks incredible. Guerlain’s Fall Collection for 2009 is one of the few Fall Collections I haven’t hauled yet so I’m looking forward to making the kill shortly.
What’s are you coveting for Fall ’09?
Fill in the Beauty Blank with you wants!