13 posts tagged "Giorgio Armani Beauty"
If there’s one thing you can say about the R&D geniuses at Giorgio Armani Beauty, it’s that they make one hell of a foundation. Its Luminous Silk Foundation has become the skin-enhancing gold standard since it launched ten years ago, as its lightweight, silky fluid formula imparts a natural, perfected glow that is hard to duplicate. The secret is in the pairing of transparency and coverage, a specialized skill that served the brand well when it began development on its new Maestro Fusion Makeup eight years ago. “It’s not a foundation, it’s a complexion perfector,” Armani’s international makeup artist Linda Cantello says of the fluid face saver. The idea here isn’t necessarily new: Utilizing an ultra-fine pigment suspension system to create veil-like foundations has become quite popular over the past few years, giving us Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua and more recently, Estée Lauder’s Invisible Fluid Makeup. Armani’s offering is different in its execution, though—which is to say that the entire 12-shade range is a textural revelation: Each one goes on like a liquid, quickly dries down to a velvet—not matte—finish, and blends in seamlessly without a greasy residue thanks to its dry-oil base. Add a few dabs of the similarly weightless Maestro Eraser Fusion Hybrid Concealer to illuminate the under-eye area, and the fall face is as good as yours.
From $40, available September 2012 at www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.
If Jennifer Aniston wasn’t an actress, she’d be a dermatologist, she admits in the March issue of InStyle. “I’m fascinated by skin, products, and lasers. I go on the Internet and read all about it. I call it ‘laser porn,’ ” Aniston jokes. [Hollywood Life]
Staring at yourself in the mirror does more psychological harm than good, according to a new study in which people who gazed at their reflections for up to ten minutes at a time gradually became more and more anxious and depressed about their looks. If, like us, you are a slave to your magnifying mirror, this is not new information. [Daily Mail]
Megan Fox made a worldwide, negligee-clad splash in the preview for The Dictator that ran during the Super Bowl, but that’s got nothing on her new Giorgio Armani Beauty campaign, which is replete with berry lips, black nails, and subtly smoky eyes. [Metro]
Self-tanning tights that bronze your legs while you wear them? They’re heeere. [Daily Mail]
After a viral campaign to get ideas from fans for The Masterpiece, a dress designed by Nicola Formichetti for Lady Gaga’s Viva Glam campaign for the MAC AIDS Fund, the frock has been revealed in a new video short that just hit the Web. Also in the Ruth Hogben-directed film: Formichetti modeling Gaga’s “universal beige” lipstick shade for the cause. [Billboard]
We told you about Giles Deacon’s debut nail collection for British retailer New Look a few months back, and while we were hoping to see it backstage at his show in London, it was, alas, not on view. But the first images of the 12-piece range that launches in November have just surfaced, making this next piece of news that much sweeter: New Look ships to the U.S.! [Telegraph]
Makeup artist Linda Cantello revealed Giorgio Armani Beauty’s holiday Madre Perla (Mother Pearl) makeup range backstage at the designer’s Spring show, and now campaign star Megan Fox is revealing it to the masses with a new 1930′s Hollywood glamour-inspired ad. [Daily Mail]
It’s only been a year since Katy Perry made her grand entrée into the fragrance market with Purr, but the pop star has no intention of resting on her laurels. Perry has just announced a follow-up scent called Meow, obviously. [MTV.com]
“Mother-of-pearl,” that delicate, iridescent, reflective color most notably found inside seashells, may not be easily translatable into fabrics, but Giorgio Armani made short work of that task for Spring. Its glimmering effect is readily available in the cosmetics world, however, which was not lost on Giorgio Armani Beauty international makeup artist Linda Cantello, who not only applied the shade onto a clean, powdered base backstage but had a specific cream shadow created for the occasion. The latest installment of Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadow will debut next year (and will in fact be called Mother of Pearl, for its shimmering, pastel-tinged quality), but Cantello had early access to the pigment, which she swiped across eyelids and out past temples. On top, she traced its forthcoming shadow in Ecaille, a blackened green, along the upper lash line with an angled brush, scrawling it onto the crease as well in a 1930′s-era half-moon shape to create the illusion of a double-extended flick when models opened their eyes.
As for those textured updos, hairstylist Franco Gobbi was going for low-maintenance but super-elegant. Prepping hair with Bumble and Bumble Holding Spray, Gobbi created soft side parts and, finger-combing hair backward away from the hairline, he twisted small sections into tight coils that he pinned randomly.
Prada’s latest fragrance offering is headed for counters in mid-August. Candy, a musk and caramel eau infused with Laotian benzoin is “more feminine and more excessive than past launches [with] an explosion of joie de vivre,” according to the chief brand officer of Puig, Prada’s scent licensee. We love a little joie de vivre in our perfumes. [WWD]
Look out, Frédéric Fekkai and Serge Normant. Coiffing stars Julien Farel, Michel Obadia, and David Evangelista are all launching their own eponymous haircare lines. [WWD]
Let the record show, Armani beauty face and onetime Transformers star Megan Fox has not had Botox. Just look at this bizarre photo series she posted on her Facebook page and all those expression lines. See? [Us Magazine]
Ewan McGregor is also on the “just say no” to Botox tip. “I’m an actor; I need to use my face,” he says. [Contactmusic]