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Giorgio Armani |Luxe Is More Palette & 508 Pearly Nude Lip Maestro, Holiday 2015


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Inspired by the flawless 30s & 40s Hollywood glamour of legendary screen icons such as Marlene Dietrich and Jean Harlow, Giorgio Armani introduces the Luxe Is More Collection for Holiday 2015 (all limited edition) and I have the Eyes & Face Palette as well as one (of three) new Lip Maestro shades to show you. While sparkle & shimmer may be dominating many holiday beauty collections this year, so Mr. Armani has opted to focus on what he does best: produce a holiday collection underscored by his trademark understated, yet totally luxurious glamorous style.


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Jean Harlow (credit)

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Luxe Is More Palette, Limited Edition/eyeshadows (CAN $160.00) | Housed in a protective velvet sleeve, this is a two-tiered pale gold lacquered compact printed with Giorgio Armani’s signature on the cover and a full-sized mirror on the inner lid, bearing ten eyeshadows on the upper level + 2 accompanying sponge-tipped applicators (held in place on the sleeve), and three face products + 2 black flat sponges on the bottom level. The eyeshadow shades range in tones of pale to dark, in a [mostly] pearlescent finish:

Top row:

  • bone (matte)
  • nude (pearlescent)
  • pale apricot (pearlescent)
  • champagne (pearlescent)

Middle row:

  • black (satin matte)
  • silver (metallic)

Bottom row:

  • white frost (metallic)
  • fawn (pearlescent)
  • taupe (pearlescent)
  • mauve brown (pearlescent)

The 10 shades all display a silky and extremely easy to blend texture, with barely any powdery kickback upon swirling my brushes through them, and even the size of each hue makes it easy to reach without worry about cross-contamination of colours. The neutral range of this palette lends itself to a variety of looks (and for basically all skin tones across the board), from effortless daytime to more impact for evening (the black shade will play a key role in this capacity to help create a perfect smokey eye or applied damp and worn as a liner, while the metallic silver applied on the mobile lid becomes an instant attention-getter). Excellent wear time on all, especially when worn over a primer.

All eyeshadow swatches shown in direct sunlight (left) and alternate light (right).


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Luxe Is More Palette, Limited Edition/face | The bottom tier of the compact holds the face portion, with a generously sized face powder at the top in a neutral hue and ultra finely-milled velvety texture, with two cream foundation shades at the bottom, one paler and more suitable for those with cooler complexions, and the other a few degrees darker and perfect for warmer skin tones.


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Luxe Is More Palette/face powder | Neutral-hued bearing a good mix of both cool and warm tones (those with very pale complexions may find this too dark to use as a face powder, and I suspect this colour might come off as too ashy on those with the darkest skin tones). The texture is dense and so finely milled, that I experience hardly any powdery kickback when swirling my brush through the pan (which of itself is a good size, making it very easy to use) – applying the powder with the sponge, will provide more opaque coverage. Also makes an excellent setting powder when worn over foundation.


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Luxe Is More Palette/cream foundations | With regards to using either of these two shades in a foundation capacity may be a bit of a stretch; first of all, the size of each section is much too small for that, although it’s still doable in a pinch. I’ve found that both colours actually make for awesome concealers, whether worn individually or combined for a customized hue. Ultra creamy in texture, I experience no separation or oxidation with either. Easy to apply, easy to blend, and long wearing without creasing.


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Giorgio Armani | Luxe Is More Palette & 508 Pearly Nude Lip Maestro, Holiday 2015

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508 Pearly Nude Lip Maestro (CAN $39.00) | I have one of the three new shades released with the Luxe Is More Collection, 508 Pearly Nude which is a lush pink-nude colour with incredibly fine pearlized particles and which comes to a radiant/matte finish, in a shade that should compliment all skin tones. Made with a “‘Fire Spectral’ pearl-enriched formula, iridescent pearl particles have been added to the classic format, enhancing the original matte finish with a new luminosity“. The plush sponge applicator pulls out enough product to provide full coverage at one swipe, although you will need a few more swipes for a fully opaque finish. The texture is unbelievable; gliding across the lips and like a cross between velvet & buttery — very balm-like, in fact. Lips continue to feel moisturized throughout the wearing and even after all colour has faded (unlike other matte lip shades that can become quite drying), and while wear time with a light hue like this will be obviously shorter than a darker colour, I did manage to get a solid 3.5 hours before I needed to reapply (which includes drinking & eating).

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Giorgio Armani | 508 Pearly Nude Lip Maestro, Luxe Is More Collection Holiday 2015

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Giorgio Armani | 508 Pearly Nude Lip Maestro (swatch, natural light)


Let’s face it; Giorgio Armani ANYTHING does not come cheap, but I’ve always been a firm believe in the saying “you get what you pay for” and even though $160.00 does sound steep, when you consider the fact that you’re getting 13 products in one compact – and all extremely useable shades at that, then it doesn’t seem to be such a hard pill to swallow after all. And while Giorgio Armani Beauty has produced other compact collections before, the oversized nature of the Luxe Is More Palette is a first for the brand, as well as one of their most wearable I’ve seen to date. I’m always on the lookout for that perfect nude shade, one that will provide a hint of colour but will still manage to stay neutral … and I think I may have just found it with 508 Pearly Nude (Bonus: no mirror needed for application). Perfect for travel as well (seriously, I can’t even begin to tell you how often I’ve been reaching for this palette lately) and with the holidays around the corner, it will also make the absolutely perfect gift for any beauty lover. If you can part with it, that is.

Available at Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom stores across Canada, find more information via


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Press samples kindly provided for my unbiased consideration

Giorgio Armani Beauty | Eye Tint in Cold Copper, Emeraude & Obsidian

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Giorgio Armani Beauty, the pioneer in light-as-air makeup, has recently released Eye Tint – 12 eyeshadow liquid eyeshadow shades (permanent, CAN $39.00 each), in a texture that ‘combines the purity of powder, the staying power of an ink, and the feel of a cream in an original water/pigment suspension formula that evenly disperses the product for a ‘no make-up feel‘.

The 12 Eye Tint shades draw their inspiration from the Armani textile universe, and reflect this passion in the layering effect and finishes that can be created with them, ranging from iridescent, satiny, metallic or even matte. The transparent casing/tube displays the colour for clear & easy reference, while the cap has been given a new silver tone complete with the ‘GA’ logo. The foam applicator is flattened and angled to help dispense the product quickly and effortlessly, while the tip is slightly bevelled to aid in more precision application.

The three shades I was sent to test all display an impossibly complex shimmer that adds a gorgeous dimension to each colour; applied densely, the shimmer seems somewhat toned down and almost absorbed into the hue, while blending and sheering them out makes every facet stand out. There’s a unique cool-to-the-skin feel upon first application (which quickly dissipates) while the overall sensation is one of absolutely weightless colour. The fluidity of Eye Tint is something you need to experience; it literally glides along the skin, melding seamlessly in. With regards to blending these shades out, you only have a few scant minutes to work on them; once they set, however, they are there for the duration and nothing short of prayer (or a dual-phase makeup remover) will be able to make these colours budge. Staying power is phenomenal (the claim is 16 hour wear, although I refuse to wear makeup that long); I have oily lids and need to prime (regardless of a product’s claim to be long-wearing/lasting) and these Eye Tints are the first liquid/cream based eyeshadows I can wear without applying primer first and where I experience zero creasing, fading, or flaking.

It should be noted, that a little goes a long way with these Eye Tints; always start with a tiny bit and layer if needed, as these are all intensely pigmented and colour saturated.

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Giorgio Armani Beauty | Eye Tints in Emeraude 4, Obsidian 1, Cold Copper 9


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Cold Copper 9 | More of a taupe than copper, there are plenty of both cool and warm undertones in the base to render this a universally flattering shade for all skin tones. Sheered out for a light wash of colour, turns this into the perfect daytime shade as well as as an easy ‘swipe-and-go’ kind of colour. With layering, Cold Copper takes on a much cooler vibe, as well as giving off some serious brilliance.


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Emeraude 4 | A blackened teal that has strong emerald glints in the base. Relatively cool toned, Emeraude can be made to work on warmer complexions equally well, especially by sheering it out to bring forth all the complex shimmery bits. Applied layered, the impact is intense and quite dramatic (and absolutely, heart-stoppingly gorgeous).

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Obsidian 1 | The mix of pink and blue iridescent shimmers in the base, keep Obsidian from looking flat or like an ordinary black shade. The easiest smokey eye you can create with an eyeshadow product, one swipe smudged out provides the perfect base to layer on, while a subsequent application helps to intensify strategic areas. A truly rich obsidian-looking hue.


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There is a new revolution in beauty, and it involves textures that were impossible to even dream about just a few short years ago. Giorgio Armani Beauty basically started it all with the Maestro Fusion foundation and has been building (and improving) on that innovation ever since, creating gossamer-light products that provide pigment without any heavy feel – the new Eye Tints are exactly that, as well as on the verge of changing the way you look at liquid/cream eyeshadows. What these Eye Tints can help you achieve almost borders on the magical but they are not without their learning curve, as they do require a light and quick hand in application. But believe me: once you get the hang of them, there’s no going back.

Available now at Holt Renfrew and select Hudson Bay and Sephora stores (Canada). Find more information via the website.


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Giorgio Armani Beauty | Lip Maestro #634 Burgundy

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The release of the Giorgio Armani Beauty Orient Excess 2014 Holiday Collection also included two new shades in the Lip Maestro formula, #414 Blood Red and #634 Burgundy, shown in this post (previous reviews of this collection can be found here and here). Said to impart ‘intensely matte “couture” lips’, I would have to say that this is more of a liquid lipstick formula that has serious staying power along with unbelievable colour saturation – but definitely not matte, by my definition. Did I mention that it’s also damn, damn sexy?

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Lip Maestro #634 Burgundy (CAN $38.00) | While every brand – from high end to mass market – have released some type of their own version of liquid lip formula (I hesitate to call this group a gloss, but neither does it fall in the traditional lipstick category – so liquid lip, it is), I confess that Giorgio Armani Beauty was not only one of the first (if not THE first) to introduce this format to the world, but went on to perfect it as well. And let’s face it: no one – but NO ONE – does red lips as divinely as this brand.

The Lip Maestro format is one that is incredibly pigmented yet completely lightweight in feel, as the gel formula bears no “white” in the base, leaving nothing but pure colour on the lips, without any waxy or sticky feel. The angled and slightly tapered sponge-tip applicator has been uniquely designed to deposit the right amount of product per stroke, while the tip works beautifully on more detailed areas of the lips (cupid’s bow, corners), allowing for more precision work. There is a very, very light & slightly floral scent that I detect (but only by bringing the applicator right up to my nose) that seems to dissipate rather quickly upon application. The tube is clear which is a huge plus, as you can monitor the amount of product remaining – so much easier than having to guess whether you’re running out or not.

With regards to application, it really doesn’t get easier than this; one swipe of the brush yields enough product to fully cover the lips, while a second swipe simply intensifies the tone. As stated above, the feel is so lightweight, that if you didn’t know better (which obviously you do, considering the colour ∗duh∗), you’d swear you’re not wearing anything at all. The description calls this a “matte” lip product, but I find that it’s more a plush velvet finish instead – nowhere near the reflective finish of a gloss, and definitely far from the light absorbing properties of a true matte lip shade – the finish here falls somewhere in between, leaving lips drenched in colour, with a radiant sheen. Oddly enough, with a name like #634 Burgundy, I expected something significantly deeper in colour, and yet what I see is more of a true red with just the right combination of orange and blue tones in the base, making this shade workable on a wide variety of complexions, but definitely not burgundy (although I’m not complaining, as I absolutely love this red, regardless of the name). Staying power is impressive, lasting easily 9 hours (even through light eating & drinking, although some reapplication will be needed at this point), and even when some product starts to wear off, I find that a quick press of the lips is all that’s needed to re-distribute and revive the colour. On the bonus side, I experience absolutely no migration or bleeding into surrounding lip lines (although you do need to be aware of any colour getting on your teeth during initial application).


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For years now, I have stayed true to my comfort zone of neutral lip colours, but the past few weeks have seem me leaning more and more towards a brighter, crimson pout. The issues with wearing a red lip, however, is A) finding the right hue to suit your skin tone, and B) finding a product that will not only last, but also avoid leaving that dreaded red “ring” behind upon the lips. This #634 Burgundy Lip Maestro shade manages to accomplish both with ease, while being spot-on with what I’ve been noticing as a return to a more glamorous look – and with a shade as siren-sexy as this, you can certainly count on being noticed. Come-hither looks, optional.

Available now through Giorgio Armani Beauty counters – visit for more brand info.


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Giorgio Armani Beauty | Orient Excess Palette



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The limited edition Orient Excess Palette (CAN $98.00) from the Giorgio Armani Beauty Holiday 2014 Collection, draws its inspiration from the Far East snowy steppes, featuring a blue lacquered compact that holds an evanescent face powder in the upper pan, with a trio of lush eyeshadows on the lower level. Sweetening the deal, this palette also comes with a matching luxurious midnight blue velvet pouch, complete with silver hardware. Clever, Mr. Armani … making it so easy for us ladies to be party-ready.


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Orient Excess Palette face powder, limited edition | With a star constellation pattern embossed on its surface, this luminous face powder is so exquisitely and finely milled, that it almost disappears into the skin. Meant to impart a “Winter glow” (those words make me think of Imperial Russia, palaces, and moonlit carriage rides … so different from the “Winter Windburn” I’ve often experienced here), this porcelain shade actually applies quite translucently and can be easily buffed into the skin as a finishing touch. I detect the slightest hint of pale peach that lends this powder a bit of warmth, making it wearable for fair-medium complexions as well, although darker skinned types might find this shade a touch ashy. While there is no detectable shimmer, there does seem to be the most subtle gleam (but you really need to be angled properly and in the right lighting to actually catch it), which makes this powder ideal for those looking for an understated highlighter. Staying power is hard to judge (as is trying to capture this shade in photos – the swatches below were applied with a very heavy hand) due to its ultra-fine texture, but I experience no oxidation throughout the wearing.


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Giorgio Armani Beauty | Orient Excess Palette, face powder swatches


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Orient Excess Palette eyeshadows, limited edition | With the face powder drawing inspiration from a snowy landscape, the colours and textures of this trio of eyeshadows are influenced by luxurious animal pelts, namely: mink, chinchilla, and sable. Developed with the “Fur Colour Pearls” technology (laughter at the name aside) – or pearls of various shapes and sizes (almost microscopic, of course), all three shades bear an incredibly soft texture, unbelievable pigmentation, complex shiny/matte/iridescent gleam, and absolutely sublime blendability. Applying these eyeshadows with a damp brush not only yields a deeper look to each shade, but significantly enhances their internal shimmer. I was actually unprepared for how saturated each colour applies, and so I caution you to start with a light hand and add more as needed. There’s such a depth and lush richness of tone to each shade that makes them multi-faceted and almost 3-dimensional, that I totally get the whole wild animal connection – these are fiercely beautiful eye shadows. Staying power on primed lids: perfection, lasting intact until removed.

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My first thought upon laying eyes on the face powder portion of the Orient Excess Palette, was “how beautiful” followed by “but it’s so white”. That quickly changed to “how beautiful & how wearable” once I began playing around with it – although on my skin tone, I prefer applying this powder mainly to the high planes of my face (tops of cheekbones, forehead, cupid’s bow), as opposed to all over. The eyeshadows of this palette have got to be some of the absolute best powder eyeshadows I’ve ever come across and have colours that definitely transcend the seasons. Seriously, I can’t extoll their virtues enough – they need to be seen & experienced in person. The crowning touch is the stunning little blue velvet pouch with its old-world glamour, perfect for the party/holiday circuit and will guarantee to garner as much attention as the palette itself. In my opinion, this is one of the rare holiday/limited edition gift sets that you should not pass up on – fair warning.

Available now, but limited edition. Find more information by visiting


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Giorgio Armani Beauty | Eye & Brow Maestro N° 2 Wenge Wood

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Giorgio Armani Beauty recently introduced their first ever eyeshadow cream product, Eye & Brow Maestro (CAN $39.00), available in 9 shades. With subtle hints of iridescence in all but one (N° 9 Gold, a light and slightly transparent golden hue), these are truly a multi-purpose product and can be worn on the eyes as either shadow or liner, used to fill in & colour the brows, and depending on the shade, the Eye & Brow Maestro can even be used as a sculpting product for the face. In a pinch, they can even be used along the hairline for those between-colouring occasions.

Inspired by backstage makeup and developed using ground-breaking as well as cutting-edge technology, here’s what Linda Cantello (International Make-Up Artist Giorgio Armani Beauty) has to say about the Eye & Brow Maestro:

“I wanted to offer women an innovative product inspired by my needs backstage at Giorgio Armani fashion shows, a product that does it all, that would be fast and faultless when applied, long lasting, and fault proof”

I was sent N° 2 Wenge Wood to try out (I did not receive the accompanying brush), a rather deep mousy brown hue, that surprisingly turned out to be a very good match for my brows (even though my hair colour is a pale icy blonde, I prefer to keep a deeper tone on my brows – this way, my face doesn’t appear washed out).



French actress Marion Cotillard, spokesperson for Giorgio Armani Beauty with a look created using Eye & Brow Maestro

CORRECTION: The above model (who happens to look eerily like Marion Cotillard) is in fact Diane Moldivan, as pointed out to me by a couple of my keen-eyed readers!


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Working closely with experts from hair care laboratories, the Eye & Brow Maestro was created to look more like natural hair (the reason behind the subtle iridescence in the formula), as opposed to other brow products – whether pencil or creams – that look matte and therefore flat when applied.

A waterless and clay-based cream, the Eye & Brow Maestro contains waxes selected for their ‘different melting points, creating a texture similar to a mousse’, a silky resin with a patented new generation ‘elastic flex polymer’ that boasts a 20-hour hold claim (not sure if I’ll ever want to wear makeup THAT long to test that particular claim out), a blend of three volatile oils selected for their varying drying times and levels of pigment, as well as ‘glass and mica pearls’ which reproduce and mimic the natural shine of hair, as well as synthetic mica that are colourless, translucent pearlisers meant to boost the shine of the 9 shades.


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N° 2 Wenge Wood (CAN $36.00) | A rich grey brown hue with mauve undertones in the base. The texture is dense but super creamy and the level of pigmentation is definitely high – a little goes a very long way, especially if using this shade along the brows. I can’t detect any discernible scent, which is a plus, especially for anyone with sensitivities (unfortunately, I’m unable to show ingredients, as my press sample came without packaging). This waterproof product bears a ‘dual-transformation’ texture: solid to liquid to solid; the solid cream apparently becomes liquid on application, then sets to a solid finish once the oils have evaporated. The cream part I can definitely attest to, although I can’t say I picked up on any liquid tendencies (perhaps the brand’s definition varies from mine), and with regards to it setting, you have a few minutes of play before it does dry down. I am able to blend it out easily before it does set without the need for excessive tugging or pulling along the skin, and this formula is also buildable, giving you layering options. Once dry, it literally stays put until removed (I prefer a dual-phase makeup remover such as the one by Neutrogena, to do the job).

As eyeshadow: for a more intense tone, I prefer using a flat synthetic haired brush for application, as the product stays at the surface level of the brush; there is a tendency for cream shadows to clump up when applied with natural haired brushes. For a smokey look, I follow up with a natural bristled blending brush to smooth out any harsh edges. Alternately, using your finger to dab and spread along the lids, yields a lighter wash of colour.

As liner: can be used in the same manner as any other cream or gel liner

As a brow shade: I prefer to use a stiff angled brow brush to lightly fill in any sparser areas, as well as provide shape and definition to my overall brow shape, then follow up with a spoolie brush to blend everything in and give a more natural-looking shape to my brows.

Face sculpting/contouring: I haven’t tried using the Eye & Brow Maestro in this capacity yet, so I can’t really comment, although my experience with this brand makes me feel confident that it should work amazing this way as well.


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Giorgio Armani Beauty | Eye & Brow Maestro N° 2 Wenge Wood swatches


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When I was younger, I had had lush, fuller brows that bordered on unibrow status. Then the 80’s and their pencil thin eyebrow shape hit – a trend that I embraced and now have come to deeply regret (RIP, full brows). Since your brows act as the ‘frame’ for the rest of your face, the sparse skinny brow look may work for an editorial shoot, but not in real life. To that end, I combat the issue with a variety of products – from pencils, eyeshadow, and even those specialized brow-mascaras, as rarely does one method give me that fully defined yet still natural look I aim for. The Brow & Eye Maestro is truly genius and one I’ve been turning to over and over again to shape and enhance my brows, with a minimum investment in time and labour. As a shadow, N° 2 Wenge Wood is superb and definitely a must for beauty lovers (yet another use: as a layering base for eyeshadow). As a brow shade, I suggest looking over the selection in person and the general rule of thumb is to go with a colour that’s a couple of degrees deeper than your hair tone.

Available now through Holt Renfrew and select The Bay stores (Canada). For more information, visit the website.


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