You would have seen/heard that Giorgio Armani recently launched in New Zealand. Its been all over my feed since the launch party and I have since already shared my brief opinion on some of the products on instagram.
I wanted to share some of my top picks from the Giorgio Armani collection after being able to have a good play at the launch party and test some products out at home the past couple of weeks.
Below I have included some Giorgio Armani products that I have tried myself and LOVE to bits and also some products I have heard a million and one good things about that a defiantly worth sharing with you!
LUMINIOUS SILK FOUNDATION
If I could stock ONE foundation in my makeup kit, this would be it. I feel like every woman will instantly fall in love with this foundation once she has worn it for the first time like I did. This foundation is seriously like no other! I have been wanting to see, try and feel this foundation in the flesh for a LONG time so I did just that at the launch party! This is a medium but buildable coverage foundation with a beautiful satin but indeed luminous finish (hence the name!) It has no SPF in it which I actually like, would be so awesome for weddings. The coverage when built up does not feel cakey, it feels like a second skin and although my skin is generally quite dry it doesn't seem to grab or go flaky on any areas of my face. It blends seamlessly into the skin and seems to blur imperfections so well. Im lost for any more words over this foundation it is STUNNING! I was matched at the event to a 5.5 however I had a bit of a fake tan on so I will be between 5 and 5.25 I think!
This was one of the products in our goodie bag from the launch event so I have been able to give this a real good go! These are a super pigmented, long lasting lip colours. The texture is extremely lightweight and has a matte finish. Armani describes these as being a 'second skin' when worn. They aren't drying at alI. The formula is so unique and has a finish that is 'four times thinner than a liquid lip colour!' I received shade 504 which was a muted orange. I wore this to a wedding and tested out its longevity. The lipstick stayed put for hours even with coffee, snacks and lunch while on the job. I forgot that I was wearing such a bold shade as it did not transfer onto anything (like my coffee cup) and was so lightweight. Its packaging is also divine with the magnetic closure making it feel so luxurious. The applicator gives such precise application. Another product that would be awesome on a wedding day!
BLACK ECSTASY MASCARA
This was the other product I received in my goodie bag. Im always on the hunt for a new mascara that ticks all the boxes for me and this does. There's not a lot I can say about this mascara except it is the blackest mascara formula I have ever used. With such a great brush size and density after one quick application my mascara is done. NO need for two coats! It instantly gives volume, length and curl. And once again beautiful sleek packaging from Armani.
A iconic Armani product. I was drawn to this at the launch. I love my glow and a luminous finish to the skin so had a good play with this. These come in 15 unique shades to suit every womans skin from bright pink and orange to champagne and pearl tones. These can be used in a number of ways. Using the luminous golden shades of the Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer, you can add just a touch to the areas of the face where light naturally hits, this will instantly brighten the face and leave skin looking dewy and fresh. For those who desire an all over glow, using a similar shade of Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer as your skin tone, mix a few drop with your favorite foundation and apply. There are even some beautiful berry and blush tones which you could pop on the apples of your cheeks for a bit of colour. There are so many options! A little goes a very long way with this product with its almost water consistency.
CREMA NERA EXTREMA -REVIVING FACE CREAM
A iconic product from gIORGIO aRMANI, I was very excited to spot this at the Smith and Caugheys Counter. This creme contains one of the most potent regeneration plants, It is an anti-ageing concentrate that aims to perfect the skin in as little as seven days. Its formula acts immediately to help smooth skin texture, reduce wrinkles, tighten pores, boost radiance, even out redness, and visibly soften the skin. With long term use, it helps minimise future signs of ageing. It literally sounds like heaven which is why it make my TOP list!
ECSTASY SHINE LIPSTICK
Nothing I love more in a lipstick than hydration. Im personally not a matte lipstick gal so was very excited to play, stare and swatch this at the recent counter visit. First of all the bold red packaging with stand out logo is so luxe. You all know I LOVE packaging but lets not forget about the product. This lipstick applies like a gloss, feels like a balm but looks like a lipstick and has the pigmentation of one. It has a high shine finish thats reasonably shear so in my opinion this would be perfect for anyone who's not a huge bold lip colour person but likes a little colour on the lips, its super fuss free and a easy way to transform a day makeup. Its extremely moisturising and is meant to keep the lips hydrated for 8 hours (I haven't tried one for this long yet!) LOVE LOVE LOVE!
POWER FABRIC FOUNDATION
I wanted to add this foundation to my TOP list because I am just so in love with both the Luminous Silk and this one. This is quite different to the Luminous silk and I know not everyone is into a dewy look so its great to know of other options that may suit your needs/skin better. This foundation gives more of a matte finish, not 100% matte which I like. It's full coverage, yet extremely lightweight. Although its full coverage it is not cakey on the skin and is not 'mask like'. It feels like nothing on the skin and I found best applied with a sponge. Being a matte foundation it is quite long wearing. I have dry skin and I love a glowing base so this is not the kind of foundation I would wear day to day but I know alot of you will LOVE it!
EYE TINT SHADOW
A long lasting creme shadow. Super easy to apply, once set it lasts up to 16 hours. I love these as a base before other eye makeup, on their own or as a highlight. If your feeling super confident you can even use these as a eyeliner for a pop of colour or sparkle. Some of the shades are so dramatic and you could create the most stunning looks with them. The texture is so creamy and highly pigmented. Kit essential right here! This shade is called 'ROSE ASHES' and is so dreamy plus would be beautiful for bridal!
Now that Giorgio Armani beauty is available in NZ you can now also shop online at Smith and Caugheys. Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.
FREELANCE HAIRSTYLIST, MAKEUP ARTIST AND BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE BLOGGER. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.