Friday, 13 November 2015

BRAND SPOTLIGHT | Giorgio Armani

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Recently I was given the amazing opportunity to visit the Armani counter in Brown Thomas, Cork and spend some one on one time with their Senior Face Designer Zoe Williams. Zoe has over twelve years experience working as a make-up artist in film, TV, theatre and fashion. Her impressive clients have included London and Manchester Fashion Week, The Birmingham and Australian Royal Ballets and The Soap Opera Awards. 


Zoe Williams and myself at the Armani counter in Brown Thomas.

We had such a giggle. Zoe is such a down to earth and incredibly talented lady. We chatted about my blog, her career with Armani and of course the gorgeous existing Armani products and ones that are set to launch soon. She said a few times that what she wants to achieve in her work is to take the fear out of make-up for women. She wants to teach people to be brave with their makeup and it really stuck with me. She gave me a makeover at the counter and it looked amazing. I got so many compliments on it.


I absolutely ADORE the look Zoe demonstrated to me. The ombre lip is just gorgeous and so on trend right now. I love how she done my eyebrows also.

After this event I received two gorgeous products to review, one of these was the infamous Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.

''Silky, lightweight fluid foundation for seamless application. Capture the glow of perfect looking skin with Luminous silk foundation, an oil-free hydrating fluid with exclusive Micro- fil™ technology. Its lightweight and silky texture glides on seamlessly for an all-day, buildable coverage. All skin types. Capacity 30ml. 30ml.''

Sounds fabulous doesn't it? So does the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation live up to the hype? My answer is yes!! I have been using this foundation daily for the past few weeks and I have been loving it. The majority of the time I like a full coverage makeup look and it amazes me just how much coverage this foundation has and still feels so silky and lightweight on the skin. If a full coverage look isn't your thing then that's okay. With the Armani Luminous Silk you can literally apply it really sheer and naturally or you can build on it. It is the perfect day to night foundation for all skin types.





One morning I really pushed the boat out and done the ultimate foundation test and didn't use a powder over my foundation!! I know, I know it's madness but I wanted to see how it would fair. I applied it before going to work so it was around 7:30AM and when I got home at 6:30PM it was still looking good. When I was removing my makeup later that evening, around 9PM it was slightly shiny across my nose where I would usually be oily but nothing over the top like. That is really, REALLY impressive. 



I'm actually at a place in my life now where I am considering keeping the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation for occasional wear because it is just that good but I just don't know what I am going to use instead of it. I guess I just have expensive taste but in this case it is so worth the €45.00. 



Another Armani product I have been using lately is one of their new releases, the Armani Ecstasy Lip Lacquer in the shade 501 Uptown. This product retails at €31.50 and has everything you could want in a lip colour. It has the high shine of a lacquer, the moisture of a balm and a really rich colour pay off. It applies so smooth and feels really hydrating on the lips. 
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With the Armani Ecstasy Lip Lacquer you get the longevity of a lipstick but the feel of a gloss, so it's the best of both worlds really. It is incredibly refreshing to wear a long lasting lip colour that doesn't dry out your lips. The lacquer feels really lightweight and it is enriched with glycerine to deliver intense nourishment to the lips. There is eighteen shades available in the Ecstasy Lip Lacquer collection and I am afraid I am going to need some more!! 

Just look at all the shades? Aren't they stunning?
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Both the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and the Armani Ecstasy Lip Lacquer are available exclusively at Brown Thomas Cork, Dublin and Limerick or on www.brownthomas.com.

You can find the foundation HERE and the lip lacquer HERE.

As always thank you for reading.
Have a great weekend.

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THE PRODUCTS FEATURED IN THE BLOG POST ABOVE WERE GIFTED TO ME FOR REVIEW BUT THIS IN NO WAY ALTERS OR SWAYS MY OPINIONS. I AM ALWAYS 100% HONEST IN MY REVIEWS.
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6 comments

  1. i recently bought two pairs and they are really tight... normally once i have worn jeans from other shops like miss selfridge and one pair from french connection twice they go baggy but with these primark ones they don't.. im really surprised because i never shop in primark for anything but the jeans i bought are really good especially for the price £8.00!!!! im going back to get another pair!! I suggest you primark manchester opening times through this you get more results about primark manchester .

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