Giorgio Armani Skin Lacquers Collection Gloss d’Armani is 513 Roseperla and 514 Petal ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

514 Petal on the left 513 Roseperla on the right.

Another mid season collection release recently by Giorgio Armani Beauty is the Skin Lacquers collection. The collection includes 6 new Rouge d’Armani Sheer lipsticks and 6 new Gloss d’Armani. I have the two lightest shades of Gloss d’Armani to share with you; 513 Roseperla and 514 Petal.
514 Petal on the top. 513 Roseperla on the bottom.
For sheer coverage. The Skin Lacquers collection captures a nude chromatic palette to enhance lips and cheeks. An innovative approach to soft color that fuses a shine varnish with lip tone pigments bringing natural color to perfection. Inspired by the l acquered perfection of a flawless porcelain doll.
Benefits: Exceptionally fine pearl particles, blended in a translucent base, wraps the lips in a smooth, supple enamel with high shine reflecting pearls in suspension. The natural lip tone is enhanced and perfected with the dewy color of the gloss.
Tip: The gloss can also be used on the eyelids to create a transparent, wet eye lacquer. Try a pale baby pink layered over a black cut taupy beige, as seen on the Armani Privé fashion show this season.
To enhance soft, porcelain skin tones, try:
  • Gloss d’Armani #517 in Hot
  • Gloss d’Armani #515 in Vintage
  • Gloss d’Armani #516 in Coral

To enhance summer tanned skin, try:

  • Gloss d’Armani #518 in Rosewood
  • Gloss d’Armani #513 in Roseperla
  • Gloss d’Armani #514 in Petal
513 Roseperla on the left. 514 Petal on the right. 
513 Roseperla is a sheer pale beige a subtle pink tone and frosty shimmer. 514 Petal is a sheer pale pink with a fine opalescent pink glow. Both glosses are quite sheer and don’t offer much colour but they do provide a lovely finish to the lips. Perfect for a natural look or to add the desired effect on top of a lipstick. 
Please click to enlarge to see the beautiful shimmer:
513 Roseperla on the left. 514 Petal on the right.

513 Roseperla on the bottom. 514 Petal on the top.
One thing that stood out to me with these Gloss d’Armani is that they did not do the usually “setting” that I’m used to with the Gloss d’Armani formula. I am not sure if that is true of all 6 new shades but 513 and 514 wore with a slightly cushy, moisturizing feel. They did not last quite as long as the Gloss d’Armani’s from the Summer Bronze collection for instance. This is however great news for those that don’t care for the slightly tacky feel the Gloss d’Armani glosses get once they set. I quite like both versions. They just happen to feel like different formulas to me.
513 Roseperla natural light.

513 Roseperla direct sun.
514 Petal natural light.
514 Petal direct sun.

These are available now at your Holt Renfrew, Giorgio Armani USA online, Neiman Marcus, and other Giorgio Armani retailers.

Products provided by the company for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.

Giorgio Armani Acqua Collection Eyes to Kill Eyeshadows in 25 Rusted Gold and 28 Red Platine ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

Giorgio Armani Beauty has released an Eyes to Kill Acqua Collection featuring a new Steel Black Eyes to Kill Waterproof mascara, two new shades of Eyes to Kill Waterproof eye liner, and 6 new shades of Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadow. All limited edition I made the incredibly difficult and heart wrenching decision of narrowing down my order to two of the new ETK eye shadows in 25 and 28. My decision was made possible thanks to the beautiful swatches on The Beauty Look Book, Messy Wands, and Mostly Sunny

Just in time for Summer, try these waterproof, 24-hour wear eyeshadows, now available in six limited edition new shades: #24-#29. Eyes To Kill Intense unveils a pearl blend that radiates four spellbinding colours. Each of the Eyes to Kill Intense shades is based on a revolutionary technology that acts like a kaleidoscope, producing multidimensional colours. Neither a cream nor a powder, this incredible hybrid formula acts like a colour suspension that delivers a dreamy, ethereal beauty to eyes with a 24 hour hold.

  

Is your mind blown yet? Ohh but wait until you see the swatches…

Here are the shadows applied and blended with my finger and no base. The Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eye Shadow formula is a dream to work with. Pigmented, creamy smooth powder cream hybrid, no fall out, and lasts all day with no smudging. What more could you ask for? The shades offer such nuanced and dimensional colour that even wore alone they are full of personality.
25 Rusted Gold
Natural light.
Direct sun.

28 Red Platine

Natural light.

Direct sun.

Bottom line… boundless and endless love. I am going to have a hard time not ordering more of these limited edition shades.

These retail for $32US/$42CAN. I purchased these from Neiman Marcus online. They can also be found at NordstromBloomingdalesSaksHolt Renfew, and of course the Giorgio Armani Beauty website.

Face of the Day With Giorgio Armani Summer Bronze Color Collection 2012

Just a quick post to share with you the Face of the Day I’ve actually been sporting quite often lately using my Giorgio Armani Summer 2012 Bronze Color Collection products:
Face:
Can’t remember base for this particular pic.
Eyes:
NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow base
YSL Faux Cils Mascara Black
Lips:
Giorgio Armani Gloss d’Armani 509 Pink Quartz (I’ve been alternately mainly between 509 and 510 for this look).

To recreate this look the Armani Summer Collection items can be purchased at  Neiman MarcusBarney’sNordstromBloomingdalesSaksHolt Renfew, and of course the Giorgio Armani Beauty website.