There is a great new lip product out from Giorgio Armani. These are super matte, long-lasting, super pigmented liquid lipsticks that are absolutely non-drying. I’ve tried other liquid lipsticks from Giorgio Armani and from other luxury brands, but from all those products I’ve tried, this is my favorite.
It’s the end of 2014. How crazy is it that the year is almost over? I have a lot of things going on next year and I’m both nervous and excited for what’s to come. Before I introduce my 2014 beauty favorites, I wanted to wish all of my dear readers a Happy New Year! I hope great blessings will come in 2015 and that you will be filled with happiness and joy 🙂
It was love at first sight. I was wearing Hourglass liquid lipstick in “Muse” when I was walking by the Giorgio Armani‘s makeup counter. I saw the reflection of my vibrant coral lips achieved by the liquid lipstick, and also saw that my lips could help with a little precision. I’ve always entertained the idea of having fuller, or at least, more defined lips but felt too unexperienced in lip liners to give it a try. But, I was quite drawn to this orange lip liner shade. I picked it up and began drawing in a careful line on the outer edges of my lips.
The moment the tip of the Giorgio Armani lip liner in shade no. 6 touched my lips, it felt creamy. Most lip liners I’ve tried were so waxy that they almost pulled and tugged at my lips when drawing them in. But this, this wasn’t like that at all. It glided smoothly, yet precisely, without bleeding all across my lips. When I stepped back to see what it all looked like, I was more than happy. The color was beautiful. It complemented so well with the lipstick shade I was wearing, and I know orange is going to be big (as it always is in the warmer months) come Spring and Summer.
But I cut to the chase and now I’m walking around, wearing full-blown orange lips everywhere. This long-lasting, creamy, beautiful orange shade is marvelous both as a lip liner and as a lip color to wear on its own. After I give it a slight shading on my lips, I add a lip balm on top of it (something like the Nuxe reve de miel is perfect), and voila! It’s perfect.
Here’s me wearing it. It’s more vibrant in person, but as it is an Instagram picture, the quality is what it is:
I knew I was in love with this when I recently lost it, and went days on end, looking for it. Today, I found it. And, those long and empty days without this made me realize that this very well might be my favorite orange lip shade! x
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, so I thought I’d bring out romantic products on the vanity spotlight. Diptyque Eau Duelle is my signature scent. It’s this sophisticated vanilla with pepper top note combination that makes it both sexy but also truly feminine and not too heavy. Then I have laid out the Essie Topless & Barefoot as a lovely ladylike shade for Valentine’s day. It is clean and feminine and it just looks really pretty! Then for lips I have two shades: one by Giorgio Armani rouge ecstasy in shade no. 103. It is a nudey pink that looks good with a lovely smokey eye. Then a really bright orange-coral shade that I’ve been loving is the Hourglass in the shade “Muse”. This is possibly drying and a bit powdery so make sure you apply it without mistake since it can smudge everywhere. But it definitely is long-lasting and the shade remains that powerful great vibrant coral-orange quite long!
Then I have two cute rings. One is by my favorite jewelry store called Catbird NYC It is the kitten ring. Ever so cute! Then, one by an independent jeweler on Etsy saying “Oui”. Lovely aren’t they? Then the watch that turn heads all the time, Larsson and Jennings. Good for both men and women 🙂