Today waking up in Chicago, I realized…I had to go shopping. My first stop was at Saks Fifth Avenue, and boy was it a good stop. Walking into the beauty department I was immediately stopped by a woman working for Giorgio Armani cosmetics. She said she saw my eyelashes from across the room and had to stop me…yeah right, but I went with it because I do have pretty great lashes. She offered me a makeover, and we all know what that means, I’ll have to buy products at the end of it. Honestly, I didn’t really care, I’ve never tried Armani makeup before so I was intrigued. I’ve heard amazing things about Armani’s foundation, so I was especially excited to try it out!
I love the look she created for me, I ended up walking around the entire day exploring the city. It’s so hot here in Chicago, I felt like all of the makeup literally melted off my face, but it was so natural and she took a lot of time to teach me how to recreate the look which I appreciated.
So, as I had expected…the foundation is absolutely amazing. I’m in the middle of a breakout right now and it didn’t even look like I was wearing any makeup after she applied it! This foundation won Instyle Magazine’s “Best of Beauty” award, and I think it was well deserved. I got the Luminous Silk Foundation in #5, it matches me perfectly. The consistency is honestly the best I’ve ever used, and even as I blend it into my hand right now as I’m typing this I just love it…it gives amazing coverage while remaining super light.
Accompanying the foundation I bought the Fluid Sheer in #2, Jane [the makeup artist] told me to mix one pump of this into the foundation for a dewy look. This reminds me of Benefit’s High Beam [click the link to read my post on it] except this is slightly more sheer and blendable. Once again, while blending it into my hand it’s super sheer and lightweight…perfect for the summer. AND, as I said earlier, I was sweating from walking so much…I was afraid the luminosity would make me look oily…it didn’t! YAY.
The next two items I purchased are live savers if you’re like me and tend to get the strangest weirdest random annoying breakouts. I was super surprised by what Jane said about this first product…the Master Corrector in #1. Most of the time to cover up redness I’ve always used a green base, which counteracts redness. Well, this is red based…I was a little scared at first…red on red just didn’t sound right…but I could not believe the way this covered up my under-eye circles and blemishes. As you can see the brush is super thin, so I thought it wouldn’t cover much. WRONG. The less the better and the way the brush applies, very minimally, is great too.
The second concealer I got is a skin tone matching concealer, High Precision Retouch, it has the same brush a the master corrector. Jane taught me to just lightly sweep over the area I want to cover, on top of where I put the master corrector, and then anything that was once there…is magically gone! PS….it totally works.
The last item I bought was the Blender Brush. I’m obsessed with brushes, and I loved the way this one felt and blended in everything. Not only did Jane use this for primer, foundation, and concealer…she also used it to apply my eyeshadow base. I was amazed by the way it perfectly set and blended in everything [even the eyeshadow], my current blending brush was made by Sephora and to be honest…it sucks. So, I’m really glad I got this one!
I think I’m gonna become a big fan of Armani makeup, I knew Megan Fox was the spokeswoman for the brand this past spring so I included some videos and an interview so you can familiar yourself with the brand a little more!