Tuesday, September 7, 2010
So the verdict is in per InStyle's beauty department and the news is good. Armani Metallic Eye Shadows set to launch in mid-October stand the test of time (read: last all day)!
The densely pigmented powder-gel hybrid combines shimmer with translucent emollients that lock color in place. Professional makeup artist Joanna Schlip chimes in, "These shadows are ideal for my red-carpet clients because there's no need for a touch-up." Schlip does provide a few tips for application of this unique new product, though. The color is extremely rich and can be tricky to apply. She suggests, "dipping a damp brush in the pot and swirling it on the back of your hand until the shadow is a sheer paste."
Beauty editors claim the shadows lived up to the long-wear claim. The report they applied it on a steamy summer morning, and the color didn't budge, fade or crease; no small feat. The shadows are said to be easily removed, however, with an oil-based makeup remover. The color lasted on these beauties a whole 10 hours.
Looking forward to trying these me thinks, if for no other reason because of the luxury of a richly colored gel-powder Armani shadow on my lid! Armani Metallics will be available online at Giorgio Armani Beauty mid-October. The shadows will retail for about $32 each.