The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.
P I N K H A I R D O N ' T C A R E 💕 Thank you SO much @amyfishcolour & @larrykinghair for making my dreams come true yet again with @redkenuk city beats colour 💕 (also, there's a new video live on my channel! See what I got up to on my first day with @trekamerica - Linked in my bio ✨)
Sometimes days are difficult. But even the darkest ones have beautiful moments - like spending time with my lady @alex_cameron or putting on my favourite @armanibeauty lipstick. Sometimes it's the simple things ♥️
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LONDON CALLING: #ARMANIBOX
@inthefrow poses with her new pal Uri at the Giorgio Armani Beauty Pop-up store in Covent Garden, London. Have you hit this hotspot yet ? Book complimentary make-up sessions, personalize your products and gaze into the connected mirror for a complete digital experience.
LONDON CALLING: #ARMANIBOX
@Alexsteinherr had a marvelous time painting the town – and her lips – red at the Armani Box in Covent Garden, London.
Have you tried this exclusive Urban Gorilla Red Rouge d’Armani lipstick available only at the Giorgio Armani Beauty pop-up store? Share your experience in the comments or tag us in the photos from your visit.
So I've been testing the new @giorgioarmaniofficial Power Fabric foundation that I purchased at the Armani Box all week and have decided the time has come for a full review. This has been a challenging week to test any foundation as my skin is having a total freak out - lots of redness and sensitivity, lots of new spots everyday, producing oil round my nose and chin at a frankly alarming rate, all the while looking dehydrated, crepey and majorly lacking in 'Glow'. Happy days.
Now it's immediately obvious from the photos that I've bought a shade too light. Shade 4 in Luminous Silk is a pretty spot on match for me but the same shade in Power Fabric looked waaaay too warm under the shop lighting. Shade 3 seemed about right in the store, but at home it looks alarmingly pale although that may just be because I'm not used to this level of coverage.
And OMG the coverage with this stuff is brilliant. I mean just look at that. The picture on the right is just one light layer all over the face with a beauty blender. If you used a brush then it would be even higher coverage.
It looks pretty flawless on the skin too, but without looking too 'masky'. It's definitely a matte finish- if you're dry you're going to need to prep well. I'm not naturally a matte base lover but this doesn't look cakey or flat at all, and if you add in a radiance primer then that will add some glow if that's your jam.
Shine/Longevity - here is where I really wanted to see how it performed. My skin is so oily right now that any of my regular bases fail to keep shine at bay for much longer than 1-2 hours, after which time I have to powder. This lasted about 4-5 hours before I felt I had to reach for the blotting sheets which is a vast improvement although not holy grail. In terms of lasting power it is very much still on my face at the end of the day so if you're not quite so oily you will definitely get through the day without touch ups.
So overall it's a big thumbs up even if my face is giving it the toughest time for testing this week. One major piece of advice though - DO NOT TRUST THE LIGHTING IN THE ARMANI BOX.
Yours sincerely, Casper the friendly ghost (a.k.a Black Letter Beauty)
Giorgio Armani, Lip Magnet in 507 👸🏻👸🏻👸🏻👸🏻/5
I always feel Giorgio Armani is the pioneer when it comes to revolutionary makeup formulas. I've heard so much about the Lip Magnet, that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It’s a long wearing (8-10 hours ⏰) semi-matte liquid lipstick, that has a technology that is 4 x thinner than other liquid lipsticks. The formula is very creamy and hydrating to the lips, and the texture is so weightless that the pigment is completely infused and feels like second-skin. You forget that it’s on, that you panic to reapply, then look in the mirror to realize that your lipstick is not only still on, but it’s perfect. I’ve tested it, and it doesn’t move.
Tip: The 507 colour, is the perfect mauve plum for me. ✨✨✨
I'm getting married in July this year and I'm doing my own makeup. In preparation for this I'm getting makeovers/tutorials from all the major makeup boutiques in London. Starting this series at the weekend was @giorgioarmaniofficial at the ritzy 'Armani Box' pop up in Covent Garden. I'd been really excited to try out the new Power Fabric foundation after hearing rave reviews from all my favourite beauty writers about it (full post and review coming soon). So overall I was happy with the look the artist created, and I particularly loved the eye shadow and the glowy skin. I loved the Lip colour too but feel it's probably too bright for my preferred bridal look. I also think they went a little heavy on the eyeliner on the lower lash line but that's also a preference thing. Another small niggle is that the lighting in the store is v harsh and makes it difficult to properly match your foundation - the shade I ended up purchasing is probably a shade too light for me.
Service was friendly and my artist took time and care over the look. The store looks great and definitely pop down for a complimentary makeover! I ended up taking home the Power Fabric and and Eye tint and will be seeing how they perform in the next few months!
Just before getting my #Armani glow on #armanibox . The lovely ladies will apply a touch of #fluidsheer in shade 01. Because I'm a fairy! And I will have the special edition Gorilla Red lip - only for London's Armani Box ❤ #barefaced#stronglip game
Last night was so lovely, spending #internationalwomensday with so many incredible women at the @iwpg_uk #SheCan event. I sat on a panel next to two beautiful ladies @ashleylouisejames and @frogirlginny and we talked about female empowerment and it was just so NICE. I also had the pleasure of meeting @kimmybeatbox who is one of the most talented ladies I've ever witnessed. Basically, I'm so proud to be a woman and be surrounded by such wonderful humans ☺💕 (also, my lipstick is @armanibeauty #armanibox and it's the best red I've *ever* owned 🙏🏼)