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post #541 of 1057

I totally agree with you, Katred!

The texture of the eyeshadows and the blushes is really very nice.

I don' t have any of the new Quattros and not compare them.I do only have one of the "old" Quattros and LE ones and I definitely like the eyehshadows included in the mini-palettes better too.

 

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Hello!! Welcome to Specktra! Please don't worry about your English- it's far better than my Polish (which is non-existent). Unfortunately, Oxidised Silver isn't becoming permanent, but I believe it's still available through Neiman Marcus and they do ship internationally. The shipping might be expensive, but if you really want to get it, that would certainly be an option. I believe it's also available at Nordstrom's as well. Not 100% sure if they ship to Poland, but I think they do... Good luck!

 

Those are pretty. Dying to know what you think of them. I've found the quality of the shadows in all these Armani mini-palettes to be excellent, even if I opted not to buy them. They even seemed more pigmented than the new Quattro shadow palettes.

 

 

Anneri, I will try to do swatches as soon as there is enough daylight outside.We are having very cloudy days here ATM ssad.gif

 

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Macina could you swatch the second one, because I've only seen swatches of the one with the light blue e/s?!
post #542 of 1057

^^ Thanks for the picture! I hope to see reviews and swatches of the purple palette too. Which do you prefer? I like them very much, but I'm not even sure if my counter is getting them.

post #543 of 1057
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Anneri, I will try to do swatches as soon as there is enough daylight outside.We are having very cloudy days here ATM ssad.gif

 

 

I can totally relate, it's looking like the world is going to end over here - plus, why has it to be *this* stormy?!

post #544 of 1057

I just played with the # 2 palette and here are my thoughts:

 

Powder: The powder is defnitely a powder and NOT a blush.It does nearly have the color of my skin.It is just a subtle, rosy color and I will use all over as a face powder.

I think that it is comparable to a MAC Beauty Powder.It has more a matte base but does also have some sheen/shimmer.Hard to describe blush-anim-cl.gif

 

Eyeshadows: ARMANI....they have this "typical" Armani texture.Soft and smooth and they melt into the skin and leave a beautiful shimmer.It feels a bit like silk on the skin.The purple one looks a bit like MAC Stars'N'Rockets eyeshadow.It has a purple/blue duochrome shimmer.Very pretty!The other 2 eyeshadows are more neutral but very pretty colors.They have more  a "silky shimmer" whereas the purple one has more this duochrome shimmer.I hope that "silky shimmer" makes sense.Again hard to describe.

They are definitely more sheer.Especially the 2 neutral ones.The purple eyeshadow is more buildable,though.But I am not sure if I want them to be too opaque because I love them for this subtle, silky shimmer heart.gif

 

I have not yet played with the other one and therefore I cannot select a favorite but I have a feeling that I won' t be able to select a winner since they are quite different and both right up my alley colorwise.

 

Ok....I tried to make swatches but I am not sure if makes sense to post them since they do NOT show the colors how they look IRL AT ALL.

They look quite chalky in the swatches and the shimmer is not visible at all crybaby.gif

 

The powder is on the far left.As you can see it is (nearly) invisible on my skin.

 

 

 

 

If you plan on getting the palettes please check them out in person before you make a decision!

 

 

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^^ Thanks for the picture! I hope to see reviews and swatches of the purple palette too. Which do you prefer? I like them very much, but I'm not even sure if my counter is getting them.

 

 

Oh yes....it was VERY stormy here yesterday icon_eek.gif

 

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I can totally relate, it's looking like the world is going to end over here - plus, why has it to be *this* stormy?!


Edited by MACina - 1/31/13 at 3:04am
post #545 of 1057

I didn't get anything from the Spring collection but I did repurchase my luminous silk foundation.

post #546 of 1057

I am thinking of getting the Maestro foundation.  Do any of you know of a shade conversion chart using MAC codes?  I did check T's matrix, but Maestro is not yet listed.  Thanks in advance!

post #547 of 1057
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I am thinking of getting the Maestro foundation.  Do any of you know of a shade conversion chart using MAC codes?  I did check T's matrix, but Maestro is not yet listed.  Thanks in advance!

 

Armani's foundation codes are generally pretty consistent from one formula to another, so if you check for another one of their foundations on the Temptalia matrix, the colour match should apply to the MAestro foundation  as well. I'm NC15 and the only one that's really light enough for me is #2. 

post #548 of 1057
Thank you for the tip, katred!
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Armani's foundation codes are generally pretty consistent from one formula to another, so if you check for another one of their foundations on the Temptalia matrix, the colour match should apply to the MAestro foundation  as well. I'm NC15 and the only one that's really light enough for me is #2. 
post #549 of 1057

I am a little late to the game, but I just got one of the ETK eyeshadows and I am super impressed. It's what I have GbA MES always wanted to look like. And I haven't even used it wet while I have to use the MES wet and over a dark base to get an result that is somewhat similar. 

 

 

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What is the shelf life of ETK?

 

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Not sure there is one, strictly speaking. They're a powder, so I don't think they'd go off. At least I hope they won't, because you really don't need to use much of them, so I'm likely to be buried with the ones I have. 

 

Really? I was under the impression they were some sort of cream to powder eyeshadow, which would reduce the self life drastically. Can anyone shed some light onto this? *confused*

post #550 of 1057

Has anyone tried the Armani blender brush for liquid foundation?  I've read some great reviews for it.

post #551 of 1057

^ I have been reading about that brush too and found a beauty blogger on yt who used it but said she prefered Shu Uemura 18 for foundation so I am lemming that now angelic.gif.

post #552 of 1057
I love love love love GA's Luminous Silk foundation! A friend introduced me to it and it feels soooo silky, gives nice medium coverage, and leaves a natural, slightly satin finish. I'm asian, nc25 with yellow undertones and I use shade 5. My friend is the same as me with stronger yellow undertones and she uses 5.5.

I'm wanting to try the GA Designer Lift foundations. Anyone try these yet? It supposedly uses "Blue light" to counter any discolorations. This girl has a great review on it. http://www.frontrowbeauty.com/giorgio-armani-designer-lift-smoothing-firming-foundation-review/
post #553 of 1057

I recently purchased Smoldering Plum from the Loreal line and it is an exact dupe for ETK in #2. *sigh* I wish I knew before I bought the ETK. Well my sister now has the Loreal one for her collection

post #554 of 1057
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I am thinking of getting the Maestro foundation.  Do any of you know of a shade conversion chart using MAC codes?  I did check T's matrix, but Maestro is not yet listed.  Thanks in advance!

I'm a NW20 in MAC foundation.  In the Maestro, the 5 was a little pale and the 5.5 was perfect.  The 5.5 Luminous Silk was a bit dark and looked orangeish on me. 

post #555 of 1057
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Has anyone tried the Armani blender brush for liquid foundation?  I've read some great reviews for it.

I hope it is good, I just ordered one last week.  *anxiously waiting for package to arrive* 

post #556 of 1057

i sampled armani maestro and it was beautiful!  so smooth and light it felt like nothing was on my skin!  the color match was spot on I tried shade 10.  But after testing it, i had a sort of break out...like when I used smashbox primer.  it must be the silicone.  I really loved it though.  AND i refuse to toss my sample.  I want to try luminous silk next.  I went to get a sample of shade 9 but it looked way too light.  I didn't have time to color match so maybe I will try another time. 


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post #557 of 1057
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I hope it is good, I just ordered one last week.  *anxiously waiting for package to arrive* 

 

I can't wait to hear what you think of it.  I use Armani Lasting Silk foundation and I think this would be good to use with it. I am thinking of trying Burberry Velvet foundation it is also a liquid so the brush I choose would be good I suppose for any liquid foundation.

 

 

I will have to check out the Shu #18. I pulled up some reviews and people seem to love it as well.

post #558 of 1057
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i sampled armani maestro and it was beautiful!  so smooth and light it felt like nothing was on my skin!  the color match was spot on I tried shade 10.  But after testing it, i had a sort of break out...like when I used smashbox primer.  it must be the silicone.  I really loved it though.  AND i refuse to toss my sample.  I want to try luminous silk next.  I went to get a sample of shade 9 but it looked way to light.  I didn't have time to color match so maybe I will try another time. 

 

Luminous Silk is my HG foundation and yes #9 is too light for you, #10 would probably be your match.

post #559 of 1057
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Luminous Silk is my HG foundation and yes #9 is too light for you, #10 would probably be your match.

HG?? Wow, I need to try this like yesterday.... thanks for the shade rec.  Cant wait to try this!  Do you use a primer under or powder over to set it?

post #560 of 1057
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HG?? Wow, I need to try this like yesterday.... thanks for the shade rec.  Cant wait to try this!  Do you use a primer under or powder over to set it?

 

 

I don't use a primer and I have combo oily skin and get great lasting power, I do set with powder.

post #561 of 1057
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I'm a NW20 in MAC foundation.  In the Maestro, the 5 was a little pale and the 5.5 was perfect.  The 5.5 Luminous Silk was a bit dark and looked orangeish on me. 

 

Do you happen to have swatches?  I use Luminous Silk in 5 (a weeee bit light but w/ bronzer its ok).  I'm NC25 in MAC foundations and I want to try Maestro.

post #562 of 1057
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Do you happen to have swatches?  I use Luminous Silk in 5 (a weeee bit light but w/ bronzer its ok).  I'm NC25 in MAC foundations and I want to try Maestro.

I dumped the rest of the 5.5 Maestro in with the sample of 5 trying to get a few more days out of it.  Let me check and see if I have any other samples of it I can swatch.  The sample packet of Luminous silk I tossed after I applied it as I looked like an Oompa Loompa with it on.  LOL

post #563 of 1057
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I don't use a primer and I have combo oily skin and get great lasting power, I do set with powder.

 

I have oily skin, sometimes combo. My skin is moody. I use the Lasting Silk but have heard great reviews about Lum Silk. I may have to get a sample and see how it does. I do have the Lum Silk powder compact I carry in my handbag for touchups and I really like it.

post #564 of 1057
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I have oily skin, sometimes combo. My skin is moody. I use the Lasting Silk but have heard great reviews about Lum Silk. I may have to get a sample and see how it does. I do have the Lum Silk powder compact I carry in my handbag for touchups and I really like it.

I started out using the Lasting Silk but I really don't like a matte finish or formulas that are designed to control oil. I'd rather a little shine come through, then I can apply powder and build to the matteness I want and I do exactly that with Luminous Silk. I lightly set it when I first apply it, then I lightly touch up mid day and I still maintain that "luminous" glow without the foundation melting off my face. 

post #565 of 1057
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So... Some time between March and May, we're going to see a new gloss from Armani, a super-high-shine formula called "Flash Lacquer". Not exactly sure how these will differ from the Gloss d'Armani, which is already my favourite gloss, but chances are it won't be difficult to find a shade because there's 36 to choose fromjawdrop.gif Here are some details from BTiB: 

 

http://bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.ca/2013/02/coming-attraction-giorgio-armani-beauty.html

 

Also, here's a look at the Summer collection, which will be another of their adorable little face and eye palettes and two limited glosses in shades of orange: 

 

http://www.chicprofile.com/2013/03/giorgio-armani-summer-2013-makeup-collection-preview-photos.html

post #566 of 1057

I'm excited for those new glosses and I'm liking the summer face palette too. Don't think I would buy that one, but I would like to try a gloss.

post #567 of 1057
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I'm excited for those new glosses and I'm liking the summer face palette too. Don't think I would buy that one, but I would like to try a gloss.

 

That's what I was thinking. I don't know that I'd wear the Summer palette, but the glosses look pretty. I'm more interested in the permanent glosses, though, since there will be such a range of shades available. I can't wait to see a complete list. 

post #568 of 1057
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So... Some time between March and May, we're going to see a new gloss from Armani, a super-high-shine formula called "Flash Lacquer". Not exactly sure how these will differ from the Gloss d'Armani, which is already my favourite gloss, but chances are it won't be difficult to find a shade because there's 36 to choose fromjawdrop.gif Here are some details from BTiB: 

 

http://bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.ca/2013/02/coming-attraction-giorgio-armani-beauty.html

 

Also, here's a look at the Summer collection, which will be another of their adorable little face and eye palettes and two limited glosses in shades of orange: 

 

http://www.chicprofile.com/2013/03/giorgio-armani-summer-2013-makeup-collection-preview-photos.html

 

 

Thank you for sharing bouquet.gif

 

I am with you, katred! I am much more interested in the new perm glosses pompom.gif

 

I think that the summer collection is a skip for me.

post #569 of 1057
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I started out using the Lasting Silk but I really don't like a matte finish or formulas that are designed to control oil. I'd rather a little shine come through, then I can apply powder and build to the matteness I want and I do exactly that with Luminous Silk. I lightly set it when I first apply it, then I lightly touch up mid day and I still maintain that "luminous" glow without the foundation melting off my face. 

 

Thanks, it's good to know that it didn't make you super oily. I still haven't made it to the counter to get a sample of the Luminous Silk. I'd like to give it a go and see how works with my skin.

post #570 of 1057

Kate--thanks for the link.

 

I'm not feeling the palette either. But the glosses look so pretty for summer.

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