Friday, February 24, 2017

Beauty Update: Armani, Pat McGrath & Marc Jacobs

I absolutely love beauty products and test new items all the time.  You don't get to hear about most of them because I won't make any recommendation unless I buy and replenish a product the product. That's when you know a beauty product is really good.

For the past several months I have been using lots of new items but there are three in particular that I absolutely love:



Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($62)
There is a reason why this foundation has won just about every award in the beauty industry. With just one pump, it delivers a radiant and silky finish. To start, the pigmentation is like no-other. The color we chose has a lovely rose tone and looks completely natural. The coverage is light but lasts all day. This product isn't oily and the finish causes the skin to glow.

Bottom line, Armani foundation is head over heels better than the Saint Laurent Touche Éclat. Get it. Try it. Let me know if you love it as much as I do.

Marc Jacobs Ultra Skinny Blacquer Gel Eye Crayon ($24)
There are few things I hate more than sharpening an eye pencil. The liner always breaks and the shavings get all over. This Marc Jacobs liner is so skinny that it never needs to be sharpened and is replenished with a twist and a click.

In addition to the convenient packaging, the gel-like liner applies easily and, yes, stays on all day. Everyone I have recommended it to has thanked me. I hope you will too.

Pat McGrath Metalmorphosis 005 Kit ($60)
It's hard to scroll through Instagram and miss Pat McGrath's limited edition products. The pictures are mesmerizing but the speed at which the items sell out is equally as remarkable. Somehow we were able to snag an eye kit at the Union Square Sephora. The kit contains pigment, eye-cream, a black dual-ended marker and Mehron mixing liquid.

Before I get ahead of myself, I should make it clear that I purchased this as a novelty item. I never anticipated that I would be able to integrate bronze shadow and eye liners into my normal rotation. Granted, Metalmorphais is not part of my daily routine but I do find myself reaching for the glitter and gold when I want to add pizzazz for a special event. Its really a wonder how a little bit of blended gold can transform an eye.

I'm still experimenting a bit with this one but I don't regret buying it for even a moment.

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