With some amazing new launches for the fall and holidays, I am so excited about all the new products with the warmness, the intense shades, comfortable melting textures, and the feel of the bright time. I am sharing the new launches from Giorgio Armani including the Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick, Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner, and Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadows which are all gorgeous shades and textures which will suit most of the skin tones.
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Matte lipstick is the new matte lip color from the brand which is very pigmented, long-wear, and comfortable to wear. The pigmentation is amazing, a single application gives a really good coverage. It is formulated with a light-diffusing gel that allows for a rich matte finish that looks smooth and supple, rather than dry. The formula also has emollient paste agent, ester oils and a hydrogenated jojoba oil make for a creamy, glide-on application sensation.
The matte packaging is absolutely gorgeous, ultra-matte bullet, sleek matte red and black packaging with iconic Armani magnetic closure. Someone with dry lips, I have been wearing these all for testing and very impressed with the formula, my lips were comfortable without being dry and the intensity from a single swipe from the bullet is amazing, I did blur it out with my finger to make it more diffused.
Overall, a great formula and vibrant shades to worth checking out. The four shades I have swatched below are:
200 Diva (Mocha)
400 Four Hundred (Red Crimson)
500 Fatale (Blush Pink)
506 Maharajah (Pink).
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Lacquered Eyeliner is described as a water-based liquid eyeliner that reflects the light and illuminates the eyes with a single, graphics and deep black sweep. It is designed in the iconic pack of Giorgio Armani liner, the pack provides a precise application. It has a high level of well-dispersed Carbon Black which helps with intense black and even finish. It has a high level of latex for its long-lasting properties, shiny effect, and comfort.
The water-based formula reflects the light which makes it look like freshly applied and intense at the same time. For my eye shape, I do prefer a very thin line rather than a thick eyeliner, this eyeliner is easy to apply and I did have control over how intense I need to apply but I was not able to get that very thin line over my upper lashline. It has a nice staying power, did not smudge for over 7-8 hours.
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Stellar Mono Eyeshadow is an ultra-pigmented, long-lasting eyeshadow with a comfortable gel texture and shimmery finish. The shades are bright, applies evenly, with a shimmering finish and the texture is just so soft and bouncy making the application so easy.
Eyes to Kill Stellar 4 Stardust
The gel-like bouncy formula glides on the lids and transforms into light powder when applied with a finger. The formula is easy to blend and comfortable to wear.
Eyes to Kill Stellar 5 Stellar
There are six sparkling shades available in this new mono eyeshadow formula which can be applied alone, or mixed and matched to create more fun or intense looks. The formula is rich, pigmented, and buildable. It looks beautiful yet subtle at the same time with a single swipe on the lids. I have been using the two shades 4 Stardust and 5 Stellar and really obsessed that I am going to check out the rest 4 shades out of 6.
I have been wearing the two products from Neo Nude Collection which I reviewed here and these new launches are definitely going to be in rotation now. Giorgio Armani Beauty is available at armani-beauty.ca, Sephora, Sephora Canada, Nordstrom, and Saks.
With my blemish prone skin, I am always on the lookout for something that will help me and my skin to deal with the congestion. The new mask from Omorovicza called Silver Skin Saviour Mask is claimed to be the perfect treatment for blemish-prone skin and that made me really intrigued in putting this under test on my own combination skin prone to acne and congestion. Silver Skin Saviour is described as a mask that harnesses the power of colloidal silver and niacinamide. Colloidal silver has long been known for its Anti-bacterial and healing properties and is associated with skin health. Combined with niacinamide, it provides a potent blend that combats blemishes and breakouts. Salicylic and glycolic acids also help unclog pores to reveal clearer, smoother, and healthier skin.
From my personal experience, it is not just a particular season or food or environmental or hormonal factors that break me out, it is also on the days I am stressed and not able to pay attention to my physical and mental health. So either of the reason may be the cause of my skin breaking out. And congestion has been a part of my skin concern for a long time now and unless I take care of it, use the right products, like masks, exfoliation, serum, I am unable to keep it under control. This mask has been a part of my bi-weekly skincare routine for over a month now and I am glad to share it with you guys.
The key benefits of the ingredients and the formula include:
• Colloidal silver, known for its powerful antibacterial properties, helps cure skin infections, making it a superb topical treatment for blemishes & imperfections.
• Niacinamide (vitamin B3), known for its skin brightening properties, reveals a more even and refined skin tone, as well
as helping to control sebum production.
• Salicylic acid, also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliates the surface of the skin, leaving it smooth and soft and also
enhances cell renewal and improves pigmentation issues.
• Glycolic acid, a powerful exfoliating AHA, reveals a brighter, clearer, and more even-toned complexion.
• Omorovicza’s patented Healing ConcentrateTM leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking.
I apply a generous amount of this mask on my face and neck avoiding eye area. Then leave on for 15 minutes and remove with a damp washcloth or warm water. The mask has a very smooth creamy texture, glides on nicely on the skin. After removing the mask, it is one of the few products I have used which gives me instant results. My pores look smaller than usual and my skin looks clean after the first use, the active blemishes look a little diminished and feel less painful. My problem areas and blemishes do not look red, irritated or sensitive. I am so obsessed with this mask for my problem skin, the ingredients as explained above are something I always look for in the products for my type of skin. I did share more products from Omorovicza I have been really enjoying here.
Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour Mask is available at Omorovicza.com
Givenchy has launched two new unique highlighters, taking forward their complexion expertise and the latest technological advances with Givenchy Teint Couture Radiant Drop and Givenchy Teint Couture Shimmer Powder. With fluid and compact textures, they are both practical, beautiful, and must-have products this season, all thanks to Nicolas Degennes with the excellent work and creativity.
Givenchy Teint Couture Radiant Drop
Givenchy Teint Couture Radiant Drop is an illuminating base which gives a dewy finish, not limited to as a base but is a multi-use product to highlight, freshen the face, and illuminate it. The formula has light, pearly texture with very fine coated particles and pigments. The packaging is in a metallic bottle in the same shade as the product inside. the dual pipette precisely delivers the desired amount of product, while its brush tip enables the targeted application.
For a fresh, natural, and subtle effect, a few drops can be blended with a little day cream or foundation before applying to the face with fingers or with a brush.
For a targetted dewy effect, it can be applied after applying the foundation on the areas of the face that typically catches the light, like the high points of the face.
‘Using the brush, add touches to the inner corner of the eye then pat with the tip of your finger. This is perfect for highlighting the eyes. If you have dark circles, add a tiny drop under the eye and blend with the tips of your fingers.’, says Nicolas Degennes.
The Teint Couture Radiant Drop is available in two universal shades – a soft pink and a subtle gold to give the skin abundant radiance. I have swatched the shade Pink in the picture below.
Givenchy Teint Couture Shimmer Powder
Givenchy Teint Couture Shimmer Powder is a powder highlighter with a shimmering finish. It contains no talc and has no textured effect. It leaves a silky veil of extremely fine pearly powder and transparent illuminating pigments. The formula is buildable and gives a sparkling effect of variable intensity that catches the light. The black lacquered box of this limited edition powder has a compact gel with a raised motif inspired by Couture lace. The ‘zero texture’ formula lends itself to layering in order to redesign curves, blur imperfections, and provide the desired dose of radiance.
It can be applied on the face with a blusher brush or even a finger to blend it on the cheekbones. On the body, it can be used on the cleavage or top of shoulders to create a silky veil that blends with the nude skin.
‘For an ultra modern lined effect, take up a small quantity of product using a narrow brush and apply it on the edges of the lips, add lipstick than a last touch of highlighter to the central curve.’, says Nicolas Degennes.
Teint Couture Shimmer Powder is available in two radiant shades – Pink and gold, Pink suits fair skin tones for a translucent complexion while Gold adds a sunny radiance to the deeper complexions. I have swatched shade Pink in the picture below.
I have tested and swatched shade Pink for both Givenchy Teint Couture Radiant Drop and Givenchy Teint Couture Shimmer powder. At first, I thought these will not look natural or suit my medium tan skin tone but as I used them, they look very natural and do blend in nicely into the skin without looking too pinky or ashy on skin tone. The staying power is nice, stays on for a whole day. Intensity can be built as needed, I use minimal for everyday wear and go heavy handed for the night. But I am very much interested in checking out and comparing the Gold shade in both as they are more inclined towards deeper complexions. They both are worth checking out and as the holiday season is approaching, these are definitely going to add some extra shine and sparkle to your holidays and to your mood as they are adding to mine. Givenchy Teint Couture Radiant Drop and Givenchy Teint Couture Shimmer powder are available at Holt Renfrew and Sephora Canada.
Any Eye Makeup is never complete without a good mascara and liner, and when you have something that works for what it is used and claimed for, it becomes a staple. I do test a number of products and after using the product for a number of times and going through its wear and tear test, I am so happy to share with you the two new additions in my daily makeup routine. IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara and IT Cosmetics SuperHero Liner are new to my routine but not new launches, they have been around for a little time but have already won some amazing beauty awards already.
IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara is a volumizing and lengthening mascara which gives an amazing volume and length to the lashes. The proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology stretches the look of your lashes wider and longer, and wraps each individual lash in a volume-boosting, lengthening, ultra-conditioning black cape of power and color for your strongest, thickest, most defined results. Powerful lash-lifting polymers, volumizing collagen, strengthening biotin, proteins, and peptides combined with Super Black pigment and the Lash-Changing Power Brush work together to coat every lash from base to tips—lifting lashes while separating them to create a fuller lash line and ensure that no lash is left behind. The super-buildable formula literally takes your lashes to new heights and puts lash power at your fingertips; simply apply more coats for additional volume and length. This mascara makes my lashes look full and long. I normally use a coat or two and that is all, and with only two coats I do feel my lashes look unreal like I am wearing fake lashes or something. I have shared the pictures on my Instagram stories and will share them again as many of you asked me what mascara I was wearing on eyes. I do feel that this mascara flakes a bit when I am using more coats than one or two. The formula is a little thick but still glides on easily on the lashes. The shade of the mascara is a rich black. The staying power is another plus for this mascara. And not to forget how pretty the packaging of this mascara is.
IT Cosmetics SuperHero Liner is an eyeliner to create thin, thick or cat-eye strokes, the innovative liner pen is very easy to use. It features a unique IT Cosmetics™ Heavenly Skin™ brush hair tip that literally glides on smoothly and gives control on how thin or thick you want the line to be. Unlike typical felt-tip liners, this luxurious brush hair tip does not fray and applies your liner with effortless precision. creates a supersaturated, super black, super flawless line that won’t budge or smudge and becomes one with your lashes—no gaps or empty space! Combined with lash-loving superpower ingredients including peptides, collagen, biotin, keratin and kaolin clay, this groundbreaking liner truly transforms your eyes and saves the day. This is one of the most super black eyeliner I have used, the application is easy. The staying power is the best and I like how thin and smooth it goes and which is what I want in my eyeliner.
IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara and IT Cosmetics SuperHero Liner are available at ItCosmetics.ca and Sephora Canada.
As we are very much into fall, all the fall makeup and shades are giving a reason for the gloomy days to be bright and beautiful. I am sharing the new shades from Sisley Paris Phyto Twists which have launched this fall and the shades are definitely not limited to use only for fall but much more time around the year. There are more new launches from Sisley this year, some of which include Le Phyto Rouge Collection (reviewed here), Stylo Lumiere Collection (reviewed here), and Phyto Lip Delight (reviewed here). Sisley Paris Phyto Twists were originally launched in 2014 and is the best-selling jumbo pencil that offers the formula having both skincare comfort and vibrant shades with pigment in an easy to use packaging. There are new, colorful new shades for the lips, cheeks, and eyes which I am totally enjoying this fall, one of the reasons to be happy this fall for sure.
Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Twist in Black Rose is a deep, elegant plum shade, perfect for a mysterious look inspired by Sisley’s celebrated Black Rose skincare line. The packaging is same as the 23 shades available in the Phyto Lip Twist collection from the Sisley and the formula is also the same, which I have reviewed in the past (here).
It is very comfortable to wear, apart from making my lips smoother, I do feel they are soft, hydrated, and plump after the product is worn off. These are one of the most comfortable formulas which I love for my dry lips. It is non-drying, glides easily on the lips. It is enriched with Phytosqualane and Commiphora resin extract for suppleness and firming. The finish is rich and glossy.
Sisley Paris Phyto Blush Twist
Sisley Paris Phyto Blush Twists have two shades – Passion and Contour in the existing range to redefine and contour the face. The formula is beautiful, leaves a luminous and glowing finish. It is very creamy and blends in nicely into the skin giving a seamless finish. Once applied, it transforms into a delicate powder finish. The rounded tip of Phyto Blush Twist is designed to apply the color to the apples of the cheeks evenly. I reviewed a different shade in the same formula in the past (here).
Sisley Paris Phyto Blush Twist in Passion is a pink-tinged coral with an intense pearlescent glow which highlights the cheekbones for a fresh, sun-kissed look.
Sisley Paris Phyto Blush Twist in Contour is a bronzer with a subtle hint of gold that elegantly contours and redefines the facial features.
I have been using both the shades every day at my work and they look so natural and radiant.
Sisley Paris Phyto-Eye Twist
Sisley Paris Phyto-Eye Twists have three new bold shades – Black Rose, Deep Black, and Powder Pink – which can be used alone or can be layered to achieve different looks. The formula of the Phyto-Eye twists is very smooth and creamy, glides on effortlessly upon application. The formula delivers intense and buildable pigment and is long-lasting.
It can be used as an eyeliner or as an eyeshadow. With these new shades, especially the shade Black Rose and Deep Black, I have been using these regularly and are the main reason you are seeing the intense eye look on everyday looks on my Instagram stories. They stay put all day and I have been using them every day at my work also. Also, it never irritates my sensitive eyes and eye area.
Sisley Paris Phyto-Eye Twist in 14 Black Rose is a matte black, 13 Deep Rose is a satin plum, and 15 Baby Pink is a pale pink.
Sisley Paris Phyto Twists launched this fall 2018 including Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Twist, Sisley Paris Phyto Blush Twist, Sisley Paris Phyto-Eye Twists are available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.