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Are there any opinions on the Luminessence BB Cream?Did anybody try it?

 

I really like that it has SPF 50 but it comes in only one "universal" shade and that scares me a bit because I am

very pale.


Interesting, but I am very pale as well!

post #482 of 1057

Have you all tried the GA Lip Maestros (matte liquid lipstick that also stains). they look glossy here but they dry down to matte after a while & have great staying power

 

They are lovely & the color selection is awesome. I got mine at Saks

 

L-R #500, #400, #503

 

Flash

 

 

 

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post #483 of 1057

WOW.....# 400 looks stunning bigheart.gif

 

Thank you for the swatches LeeleeBell !!!

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Have you all tried the GA Lip Maestros (matte liquid lipstick that also stains). they look glossy here but they dry down to matte after a while & have great staying power

 

They are lovely & the color selection is awesome. I got mine at Saks

 

L-R #500, #400, #503

 

Flash

 

 

 

No Flash


Edited by MACina - 11/17/12 at 11:06pm
post #484 of 1057
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Thanks so much for the swatches! #503 looks amazing. Here's Temptalia's review of it as well: 

 

http://www.temptalia.com/giorgio-armani-503-red-fuchsia-lip-maestro-review-photos-swatches

 

And here is the link to Messy Wands' swatches: 

 

http://www.messywands.com/2012/11/giorgio-armani-lip-maestro-matte.html

 

I went by my Armani counter today, but it was an exercise in frustration. Both MUAs had clients getting their makeup done, so they had pulled almost all the new stuff away to use on those ladies. The Maestro lipsticks haven't arrived yet. The palettes have, but Moonlight white was nowhere to be found. Moonlight Beige is very pretty. While I think of it, here's T's review of that too: 

 

http://www.temptalia.com/giorgio-armani-moonlight-beige-palette-review-photos-swatches

 

The shadow palettes were there, but they were trapped on the other side of one of the women having her makeup done. (The only Armani counter in Montreal is a tragedy... as soon as you have more than one person looking at the pretties, you're all pretty much stuck.

 

I tried the new foundation on and purposely put it on the driest, flakiest part of my face (the sides of my nose), but I didn't have any problems. I'm just nervous about trying it because if it doesn't work, it's a pricey mistake. 

post #485 of 1057

I wonder if the # 400 is somehow close to Chanel Dragon???

 

It looks a bit similar especially in LeeleeBells second pic.

post #486 of 1057
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I wonder if the # 400 is somehow close to Chanel Dragon???

 

It looks a bit similar especially in LeeleeBells second pic.

 

I agree. I wonder how Chanel feels about removing their liquid lipstick just as everyone else launched their own versions. The timing seems really strange.

post #487 of 1057

I wonder the same thing!

 

Maybe they plan on releasing a new version/new shades of the RA Laques as they just did with

the RA Lipsticks? th_dunno.gif

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I agree. I wonder how Chanel feels about removing their liquid lipstick just as everyone else launched their own versions. The timing seems really strange.

post #488 of 1057

HELP!!! I am placing an order as I got T's email about the 20% off and by the way if you haven't seen it YSL is doing the same.

 

I'm going to get Lasting Sik foundation and Lum Silk compact for touch ups on the go. I heard/read it can be good for oily skin as well. Anyone can verify this?

 

Aslo wondering if I should get an ETK quad or maybe just 2 or 3 singles. I love greens (quite possibly own dupes, have a gazillion greens & purple) the #3 looks so gorgeous. I'm trying to control my fingers so I don't order half the site.

post #489 of 1057
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HELP!!! I am placing an order as I got T's email about the 20% off and by the way if you haven't seen it YSL is doing the same.

 

I'm going to get Lasting Sik foundation and Lum Silk compact for touch ups on the go. I heard/read it can be good for oily skin as well. Anyone can verify this?

 

Aslo wondering if I should get an ETK quad or maybe just 2 or 3 singles. I love greens (quite possibly own dupes, have a gazillion greens & purple) the #3 looks so gorgeous. I'm trying to control my fingers so I don't order half the site.

 

I can't really help here.  I'm kicking myself as I just bought a bunch of Armani stuff.  I would love 20% off.  I did have my eye on #3.  The colors are soft so it kind of reminds me of spring.  I would have thought they would have had some deeper colors but you know spring colors come out pretty early anyway.  I saw a Burberry palette with soft green it it and when I swatched it, it did call to mind this palette so I decided to hold off and swatch them side by side to see which one I liked best.  I don't think I have a green like it either.  I haven't heard much about any singles.

post #490 of 1057

YSL Pure Chromatics e/s palette #10 is also calling my name. I really love the colors in it. I'm not going to buy the Armani and the YSL. I've never used YSL e/s before but I think I've heard good things about them. I wonder how they compare to Armani's.  001_unsure.gif

post #491 of 1057

^^ I bought the Armani Parma quad (purple) but haven't use it yet. I don't own any YSL eyeshadow, except the travel palette.

 

LeeleeBell - Thanks for the swatches! Do they have any scent?

 

katred - I tried the Neo-Black blush as a blush and I like it.

 

I got to try Maestro foundation a few more times and I like it very much. I don't remember it being dry on me, but today it does feel that way. Maybe it's the new office air.

post #492 of 1057

^^^Yes that has me also. I was so drawn to the colors earlier that I didn't even read this. I do like that they are not super shimmery and have few mattes considering my massive e/s collection. This might just be the deal breaker for me. While I love the colors in the YSL green paletee. Some mattes I find difficult to blend very well.

 

Benefits:

Eyes to Kill palette includes an extraordinary matte that easily blends with an exceptionally luminous satin veil.

post #493 of 1057
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^^ I bought the Armani Parma quad (purple) but haven't use it yet. I don't own any YSL eyeshadow, except the travel palette.

 

LeeleeBell - Thanks for the swatches! Do they have any scent?

 

katred - I tried the Neo-Black blush as a blush and I like it.

 

I got to try Maestro foundation a few more times and I like it very much. I don't remember it being dry on me, but today it does feel that way. Maybe it's the new office air.

 

 

The Maestro foundation felt dry on me at first so I just started putting it on directly after I moisturized my face and I had no problems.  Now that it is fall, I am using a heavier moisturizer so maybe I can wait for a while before I put on the foundation but I've gotten used to this routine now.

post #494 of 1057

Here are swatches of the Lip Maestros on kaisobsessions.com:

 

http://www.kaisobsessions.com/?p=1106

post #495 of 1057
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Here are swatches of the Lip Maestros on kaisobsessions.com:

 

http://www.kaisobsessions.com/?p=1106

 

Oooh! Thanks Macina! I found some on Messy Wands as well, although she seems to be missing colour 402. I'm definitely interested in Dark Velvet. Even the name gives me happy little shivers.

post #496 of 1057

Me too....and in Artdeco (# 502) heart.gif

 

The Red (# 400) is very pretty too but I have Chanel Dragon + BUs and that is why I am going to skip this

one.

 

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Oooh! Thanks Macina! I found some on Messy Wands as well, although she seems to be missing colour 402. I'm definitely interested in Dark Velvet. Even the name gives me happy little shivers.

post #497 of 1057
I like 504!
post #498 of 1057
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Surprise! Here's what we can expect from Armani for Spring. I think that continuing with the palettes is a smart idea. Not sure I love either of the colour schemes in these, but that's just my taste. I have a feeling I'll get suckered in when I meet them in person:

 

http://mackarrie.blogspot.ca/2012/11/armani-pop-collection-spring-2013.html 

post #499 of 1057

The link isn't working for me. I'm getting something that looks like one of our cats types when he walks across my daughter's laptop.

post #500 of 1057

I try to post it again:

 

http://mackarrie.blogspot.de/2012/11/armani-pop-collection-spring-2013.html

 

 

Does it work for you now?For me it does....

 

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The link isn't working for me. I'm getting something that looks like one of our cats types when he walks across my daughter's laptop.

post #501 of 1057

I loooooove both palettes and the pink Blushing Farbic eyelove.gif

 

 

Thank you Katred!

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Surprise! Here's what we can expect from Armani for Spring. I think that continuing with the palettes is a smart idea. Not sure I love either of the colour schemes in these, but that's just my taste. I have a feeling I'll get suckered in when I meet them in person:

 

http://mackarrie.blogspot.ca/2012/11/armani-pop-collection-spring-2013.html 

post #502 of 1057
Thanks, katred and MACina!

MACina - Your link works for me.

At first glance I don't like both palettes, but I see the look done on the model and I'm excited at the looks I can create with both palettes. I've not looked at the Blushing Fabric before. Is it a liquid blush? I prefer powder blushes.
post #503 of 1057

I'd love to try that new lip formula, I like the 500.

 

Love the white packaging for spring, but I would never buy such a palette. Firstly because of the price icon_eek.gif, secondly because I don't like blush and e/s combined in one. Also I only wear neutral e/s shades, so I don't have any use for blues, etc.

If they'd sell the blush seperatly  I would buy one, depending on if I like the color of course.

post #504 of 1057
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I try to post it again:

 

http://mackarrie.blogspot.de/2012/11/armani-pop-collection-spring-2013.html

 

 

Does it work for you now?For me it does....

 

 

This link worked for me. I don't know why this one did but the other didn't.

 

The palettes aren't calling me which is good for my wallet.

post #505 of 1057
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This link worked for me. I don't know why this one did but the other didn't.

 

The palettes aren't calling me which is good for my wallet.

 

I think the problem was that I posted the original link after I'd asked Google to translate it, so it got messed up. Glad you can open it now!

 

There's nothing I particularly dislike about the palettes, but I feel like I have dupes for the colours (famous last words) and at nearly $100 a pop, I can afford to pass up on them. The blushes included are lovely and spring-y though. Not crazy about the white packaging...

post #506 of 1057
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Thanks, katred and MACina!
MACina - Your link works for me.
At first glance I don't like both palettes, but I see the look done on the model and I'm excited at the looks I can create with both palettes. I've not looked at the Blushing Fabric before. Is it a liquid blush? I prefer powder blushes.

 

I also like powder blush much better and those loo pretty.  

 

 

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I'd love to try that new lip formula, I like the 500.

 

Love the white packaging for spring, but I would never buy such a palette. Firstly because of the price icon_eek.gif, secondly because I don't like blush and e/s combined in one. Also I only wear neutral e/s shades, so I don't have any use for blues, etc.

If they'd sell the blush seperatly  I would buy one, depending on if I like the color of course.

 

I'm the same way I don't like mixed palettes. I want e/s together and other prducts in their own packaging. Especially lippies, I hate lip products in palettes. They get so messy, at least for me.

 

Off topic: My favorite MAC packaging was Holiday 2004. I didn't know then when collections were launched and stumbled across this at the store. I bought the lavender colr e/s palette(doesn't show it) for my daughter and the turquoise lip palette for myself. This is when I learned lip palettes were not for me. The e/s palette was stolen from my daughter's backpack at a soccer game. Does anyone remember these. I couldn't find any good images.  This one you'll have to scroll down about two thirds the way for a pic. It doesn't show the entire collection. But if you've never seen the packaging it's gorgeous, well to me. I thought some of you might want to see.

 

http://www.extralaces.com/retailtherapy/2004_12_01_retailtherapy_archive.html

post #507 of 1057

Hi everyone :) Here are my latest GA haul goodies :) Pics taken with no flash. Cloudy day/minimal light
 

Lipstick # 408 

 

Lip Maestro # 201 (in looove with it; its also new from this haul) on the left and GA # 408 on the right (looks sheer applied on my arm but is build able)

 

 

 

 

GA Eyes to Kill intense #24 

 

 

 

 

Swatched on the left with #14 on the right for comparison (it was limited edition- my favorite e/s)

 

post #508 of 1057
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LeeleeBell - Thanks for the swatches! Do they have any scent?

 

 

 

I didn't notice any but checked again to answer your question. On the wand itself it smells a little chemically/synthetic (just a little) but on my lips I never noticed this scent.

I hate scented makeup so it would have put me off...

post #509 of 1057

Lovely haul LeeleeBell eyelove.gif

 

Thank you very much for the swatches.They confirm that I need the Lip Maestro # 201.It looks stunning heart.gif

 

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Hi everyone :) Here are my latest GA haul goodies :) 
 

Lipstick # 408 

 

Lip Maestro # 201 (in looove with it; its also new from this haul) on the left and GA # 408 on the right (looks sheer applied on my arm but is build able)

 

 

 

 

GA Eyes to Kill intense #24 

 

 

 

 

Swatched on the left with #14 on the right for comparison (it was limited edition- my favorite e/s)

 

post #510 of 1057
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Lovely haul LeeleeBell eyelove.gif

 

Thank you very much for the swatches.They confirm that I need the Lip Maestro # 201.It looks stunning heart.gif

 

 

Pleasure to share bigstar.gifSO excited with it all yahoo.gif 201 is the perfect oxblood color for me at least love.gif

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