Concealers -Giorgio Armani -High Precision Retouch

on 10/13/2018 5:00:00 PM

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I must say, I am super happy I listened to the rave reviews. I love this concealer. It does not crease, is very creamy and looks terrific. I was using the Chantecaille and I loved it. I had no idea I was spending $62 on concealer, until I saw a price. Then began my search for another less expensive product. This one is only $12 cheaper, but I really like it much better. Thanks to MUA and GA.

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Lip Gloss -Giorgio Armani -Ecstasy Balm Lipstick

on 10/7/2018 12:28:00 PM

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I tried this in Sakura (a light pink). I could barely keep it on long enough to see how it performed because the smell is so overwhelming, a super chemical floral. Like gag-worthy. I can usually tolerate some scent in a lip product, but this was really over the top. The effect was nice enough but not spectacular, and given the scent it's a big no, at least for me.

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Blush -Giorgio Armani -Cheek Fabric

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This is only a blush . Nothing special about it. I bought it because I like the color 507 flesh.
For texture. I prefer Bobbi brown blush over this and over ysl blush.
Bobbi brown is the most easy to blend.
But i give 3 lippie for this giorgio armani blush because of the soft color and matte. I don't use shimmer blush.
There is nothing wrong with this blush. It is an okay blush. It's easy to be blended. It's soft . Velvety feel. Not drying on my dry cheek.
But I won't repurchase, nothing special about it. But I also don't regret buying this expensive blush. It is an okay blush. Color 507 flesh looks good on fair skin , on medium skintone probably won't show up . It's pink with mauve in it. Suit my preferences.
Longevity : nothing last in my cheek including my hg bobbi brown one. So can not say much about it.

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Concealers -Giorgio Armani -High Precision Retouch

on 10/6/2018 7:28:00 AM

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Precise, liquid, blends well, corrector & concealer. Best I’ve used.

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Mascara -Giorgio Armani -Eccentrico Mascara

on 9/29/2018 2:03:00 PM

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This is my first review on MUA - first to say I love MUA and rarely buy products without having a sconce on here 1st. Anyway to the mascara - I can’t believe the low score! I have pretty good lashes to begin with and like dabbling around with mascaras (hi and low end) but I find the Armani ones are the best. In particular, I find this outstanding and usually get asked if I’m wearing false lashes with it. Also easy enough to remove even with basic remover such as garnier bi-phase one. Last thing to say, I do think the Lisa Eldridge technique improves any mascara - I wiggle the brush at the base of my lashes for a few seconds before brushing out to the ends. Looks fab!

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Liquid -Giorgio Armani -Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF20

on 9/25/2018 4:19:00 AM

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I've tried about 6 full samples of this (enough for several weeks of wear-testing)... and I didn't like it. At first it looked so nice on me! It wasn't completely matte, which I liked. The consistency is really thin but covers quite well (this is more of a light-medium coverage foundation) and looks natural - that is good. But then it began breaking down in a really short amount of time! I have normal-dry skin, which wasn't flaky or dehydrated in any way at the time I was testing this... but this foundation partly disappeared in patches - as IF it was flaking off. Other places it was sliding around and didn't really set in place. It didn't last on my pores either, leaving me with little dots on my nose. Overall, it lasted worse than Luminous Silk (which I also dislike) did on me.

From what I know about my skin, I would guess that this foundation somehow irritated my skin, as I oil production and flaking is something my sensitive skin can do when being irritated. It didn't give me any redness or acne, but it seemed a little like my skin was trying to get rid of it. People whose skin is not irritated y this might have a much better experience. It's lucky that Armani provides samples though - at least you can test before buying a whole bottle. If you're still interested, 4.5 was a pretty good color for my then NC20 skin.

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Lip Gloss -Giorgio Armani -Ecstasy Balm Lipstick

on 9/22/2018 9:14:00 PM

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Ecstasy Balm is NOT a balm but would be rightfully called a lip slick. It is a very sheer slick which isn't as thick as lip gloss. It comes in 3 shades: 1 which is really no colour at all, 2 which is pink and 3 which is plum. I have 2 and 3 which just bring a hint of colour, but the right colour to my lips. It's funny to say but these products with a lip liner look so modern. You could do any type of look, glam or natural and finish it off with this. The pink is an amazing colour making your lips look sultry but natural at the same time. A lot of thought was put into the creation of this colour. Most sheer natural products create a pink that really doesn't blend with lips. The plum is just a bit more colour and it is perfect too. They don't last very long but they are very moisturizing. I appreciate the packaging which is the best I've ever gotten in a lip product. It's a light beige round tube which shuts with a magnet. Really cool.

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Fragrances -Giorgio Armani -Si

on 9/21/2018 1:13:00 PM

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This is easily my holygrail signature scent. I cant stress enough the amount of compliments i’ve gotten from people and also questions (from both guys and girls) on what perfume i was using.

The perfume on me is a warm, woody, sweet vanilla scent that lasts for (literally) days. It feels like getting a really nice hearty hug for some reason. The sillage on this perfume is also insane. I’ve even had a (female) professor which was standing in the far front of my classroom smelling and asking for my perfume. And that was after almost a half day of activities!

I feel like this perfume would be more suitable for formal occasions but since I’m extra I use this on a daily basis lol. Definitely could be used for younger people but it does have that classy (not grandma-like) scent to it.


Fragrances -Giorgio Armani -EMPORIO ARMANI Because It's You

on 9/19/2018 1:30:00 AM

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Hi!
Not too in your face scent.
They say it's floral,but for me it smelled woody.
Complements the man version:Stronger with you.
Plain bottle.The cap has some wedding rings wannabe.At leasts,so I see them.
Lasts 5 hours.
For daytime scent.


Primer/ Corrector -Giorgio Armani -Master Corrector

on 9/18/2018 10:54:00 PM

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I've been using this product for the past 5-7 years now and I can't find anything comparable that I like better. I use the 1 Pink, which masks circles/spots for fair skin tones, under my Nars concealer as I have terrible dark circles (hereditary which sucks!). Fortunately this color corrector does an amazing job at helping mask my under eye circles and I don't think I could live without it.


Powder -Giorgio Armani -Neo Nude Fusion Powder

on 9/14/2018 3:35:00 PM

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I purchased this based on the great reviews both on Makeupalley and Nordstrom. I did get it for 20% discount with the GA sale.

I find it as an average powder but nothing special. The packaging is huge and will never make it into my small crossbody purse. It is anything but compact.

For me, it does an okay job finishing after the GA luminous silk foundation. I don’t find a super blurring effect or anything great. It does have tiny specks of glitter to provide glow which didn’t show on me. I do like a good overall powder to finish, set and touch up during the day. This one is just meh so I’m sending it back.

My absolute favorite compact is by Terry. It is ridiculously expensive and a very small compact for the price. However, for me it is worth it - gives a natural, super soft finish that doesn’t accentuate wrinkles or mature skin. It really just does blurs things and helps the foundation to last longer. Another great one is the Clinique Almost Powder - cheaper and still really nice.

Although the by Terry is very expensive, it is definitely a cut above the rest and worth it. I always look for a discount with Dermstore.

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Fragrances -Giorgio Armani -Code Cashmere EdP

on 9/10/2018 12:46:00 AM

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Not quite as delicious as the original Armani Code in the lace bottle, but really sexy and nice! The jasmine is amped up and you can definitely notice the leather note in this version. Sillage and longevity seem to be good. It's a great flanker to own if you love original Code.

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Lipstick -Giorgio Armani -Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick

on 9/6/2018 11:01:00 AM

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I have tried several Giorgio Armani lipsticks and usually love them, well the new GIORGIO ARMANI Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick are no exception, and for the $37 price tag they should! The lipsticks are highly pigmented, not drying, and very long lasting. I picked up the color Diva and I love the rich bronze color this imparts with only one swipe. The packaging is very luxe with a magnetic locking closure so I know this won't ever open up accidentally in my purse. My video review can be seen here:




Liquid -Giorgio Armani -Luminous Silk Foundation

on 9/4/2018 3:39:00 AM

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This lives up to the hype. I often gets samples before buying and this one blew me away. So gorgeous and really does look just like skin. This and hourglass veil primer are a match made in heaven!

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Powder -Giorgio Armani -Neo Nude Fusion Powder

on 9/3/2018 6:47:00 PM

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I originally went to the GA counter to try on their now discontinued liquid bronzer. I was very weary of bronzers that were too orange, or just too dark for my skintone, and GA is my go-to for base products. While trying the liquid bronzer, the sale associate also showed me how I could use these new Neo Nude powders as a bronzer as well. While I did not buy it on the spot, it left quite an impression on me, and I could not forget how beautiful the finish was. I tried it on another occasion, and I was sold. I purchased two shades: one to use as a finishing powder, and one to use as a bronzer. Before we go on, let me first apologize for my overuse of the word "glow" in the rest of my review.

The idea of this powder reminds me of the Chanel Les Beiges one - a no makeup makeup/glowy type of product. The GA version is more glowy I think, and if you ask me exactly what makes it so special, I'd be hard pressed to say. But the powder applies and blends beautifully, and its the perfect finishing touch. It adds a beautiful glow, almost like a beauty filter. It just amps up whatever makeup you're already wearing. It is just gorgeous for a glowy summer look. I also feel like the finish of this powder is everything I wanted the Hourglass ambient powders to be, except on my fair skin, the colors of the HG powders didn't work on me.

Armani has this to say about their product: "During formulation, water within the powder evaporates, leaving a powder texture behind. Upon contact with the natural moisture found within the skin, the process is reversed: the powder transforms into a veil-like liquid that becomes one with the skin, avoiding harsh lines, smears or caking over time. A second patent* allows a soft weightless powder - so thin it appears invisible." I agree that this product does not look powdery or obvious. They also say that you can do as many touch ups as you want. I never usually do more than one touch up a day, but I would agree that my makeup still looks nice when I do (not heavy or cakey).

The only thing I don't particularly like about the packaging is the beige coloured top. It feels like those anti-slip gel pads, so it sticks to other smooth surfaces which is a minor nuisance. Otherwise, it looks nice, it has a nice mirror, and it comes with a half-moon brush that is not great, but will do the job for light touchups on the go. It's pricey, as you would expect from GA, but I believe refills are available so you don't have to shell out extra money for packaging every time. I would highly recommend if you're looking for a luminous finishing powder!

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