Giorgio Armani Spring 2013


I don’t think I have a favorite for the Spring collections coming out, from Make Up For Ever, YSL and now Giorgio Armani. Seems like a lot of them are going for a somewhat similar look. A few neutrals with some fun added color to keep the interest.

Giorgio-Armani-001I’ve always been a huge fan of neutrals, therefor I have no qualms about it being in palettes as I find them more wearable and fool-proof for those that don’t wear eye shadow on a regular basis (ahem, me.). Then I can take a dip into the brighter colors when I feel like stepping out of my eyeshadow-comfort-zone.

I was talking with Arianne from Glitter Geek about the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation, since I’m on the hunt for another new one. Aren’t we always searching for the next best thing? I still love my Bobbi Brown one, but at the same time I’m looking out for another great one to use. Just in case that one gets discontinued like my old Laura Mercier one did. Anyway, Arianne was saying that it’s very velvety and blends instantly. Sephora at the Eaton Centre has it, so I’ll try a little sample of it next time I’m in to see if I would fork over my money for it.

Giorgio-Armani-foundationGiorgio came out with “Face Fabric” in three new shades. Great packaging. I love either squeeze tube foundation or ones with a pump. The foundation I’m using right now is in a glass jar without a pump. I would appreciate a pump with every foundation especially if it’s considered high end. It bothers me that I almost always pour out too much onto the back of my hand in the mornings when I’m tired and getting ready for my day. At least, I assume it’s a squeeze tube from the look of it….

Giorgio-Armani-blushesThe blush also comes in a nice little squeeze tube, which will most definitely create a nice little glow on your cheeks as opposed to a powder blush. Cream blushes are my favorite types of blushes to wear due to me having dry skin, I want something hydrating on my face, rather than powdery.

Have you ever tried Giorgio Armani products?

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YSL Spring Look 2013

While I don’t consider myself a beauty blogger (or any specified genre of a blogger — I’m all over the place!) I can’t help but get excited about new product launches from companies that I’m a huge fan of.


YSL Spring Arty Stone Collection for 2013. I’ve got some press images to share with you the great jewel-toned colors that will be readily available to you.

YSL-Spring-2013-000“After an acid pop trend in 2012, the Spring Look 2013 is a return to calm. I wanted a palette of colors in halftones, pastel but intense, fresh and powdery, almost milky” Lloyd Simmonds — Creative Director

The Jade color shade shown in the nail polish and eye shadow quad reminds me of my Aunt who used to live with us in the eighties. Perhaps she wore that color a lot?

YSL-Spring-2013-005As a person who is interested in geology I really appreciate the names that they’ve put on the product. I’ve never blogged about this before, but I have a rock collection lol. The boyf’s Dad is really big into it too, and I got “the tour” of his basement with his rock collection. So hearing names like Fluorite and Azurite is pretty cool to see in a high end make up brand like YSL.

YSL-Spring-2013-bronze-pyriteYSL has an “IT” nail polish come out in Bronze Pyrite which is limited edition. I’ve never used YSL polishes, but apparently they’re fast drying and have a high concentration of color. Bronze would look great on tanned toes with some nude sandals. What do you think?

YSL Spring Arty Stone Collection for 2013:YSL-Spring-2013-001 YSL-Spring-2013-003 YSL-Spring-2013-002 YSL-Spring-2013-004

 Available as of January 2013 at Holt Renfrew and selected The Bay, Sephora and Murale boutiques

Will you be picking up anything from the new YSL Spring collection? I’m kind of excited about the cream blushes they have coming out. Going to have to pop into Sephora and swatch them first.

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