Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Bright pink with an almost sponge like texture Givenchy Rose Extravagant is a brand new jelly blush for their Fall 2014 collection. It has a floral rose scent that is pleasing and not overpowering. It is easy to apply and it doesn't stain the face or hands. When the jelly blush is applied with a light application it blends down to a light rose pink. A heavier application results in a brighter pop of pink. Wear time is approx. eight to ten hours depending on the amount applied to the cheeks.
Rose Extravagant retails for $37.00 USD and contains .32 oz of product. It can be purchased online at Sephora.com.
I love the classic simplicity of the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill 4 color shimmer eyeshadow palette in 11 Mystery. This eyeshadow palette is a gorgeous and understated collection of grey and brown neutral eyeshadows with two of the shades having a shimmer finish and the other two having a satin and matte finish. The top shade is a medium grey brown satin, the next shade is a shimmery warm vanilla, the third shade is a shimmery taupe, and the fourth shade is a matte smokey dark brown with subtle grey undertones.
The shadows in the Mystery palette are soft to the touch, easy to apply with no fall out and wear for approx. ten hours with no creasing. It is currently priced at $59.00 USD and can be purchased on the Giorgio Armani website here.
Previously I had purchased 13 Orchid Haze, a Tom Ford eyeshadow quad (check out the link below) and had experienced great results with it. So I decided to invest in another Tom Ford eyeshadow quad, 12 Seductive Rose. Tom Ford eyeshadow quads definitely are on the expensive side of the spectrum at $79 USD for just one but they are excellent investment pieces. Their quality, pigmentation and staying power make them highly coveted and well worth the expense.
I believe I read somewhere that Seductive Rose was an Asia exclusive but it is currently available on the Nordstrom website here.
Seductive Rose is a collection of pink and taupe shades with a splash of sparkle. The colors in this quad are quite cool toned but even warm toned complexions can make this work as well. The top right shade is a sparkle-y pink, the top left is a pale pinkish white, the bottom right is a brownish taupe with a hint of purple undertones, and the bottom left is a sparkle-y taupe shade. This is a gorgeous palette even though two of the shadows contain a fair amount of sparkle. Thankfully, the fall out from those two shades was minimal.
The next Tom Ford quad on my radar is Nude Dip (don't you just love the name; it IS quite scandalous, LOL). Nude Dip features a beautiful palette of warm neutral browns and will be featured in the upcoming 2014 Fall collection. Pre-orders for Nude Dip have far exceeded expectations; I believe I read somewhere that it sold out within the first hour of becoming available for pre-order. Most counters have started waiting lists and will continue to add names until it becomes available again. However that still doesn't guarantee you will end up with one. As a last resort one could stalk the online websites - Nordstrom, Saks, etc.
Check out Orchid Haze here: 13 ORCHID HAZE TOM FORD EYE COLOR QUAD - SWATCHES AND REVIEW
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