Sculpt & Conceal
Armani has once again taken us behind the scenes of the latest runways to give us the top products and tips to achieve that Runway glow. This time the look is about a flawless complexion and a gorgeous healthy glow.
Armani Ireland kindly sent me some products to show you guys from the collection and I think you are going to LOVE them! I have given the collection a MASSIVE 8.2 out of 10 due to the quality of products in this collection. The Products are individually graded out of 10 in terms of quality, longevity and Price.
The first product I tried was the UV Master Primer SPF 40. Which is new to the product line.
Once you put this on your skin it blends beautifully and leaves the skin looking radiant. The product contains glycerine in the formula which strengthens the hydrolipidic film. What does all that mean? Well, that is what is giving your skin a hydrated, illuminated glow - and who doesn't want that?!
It also contains UVA & UVB which protect your skin from the harmful sun rays!
But It doesn't stop there.
This product comes in 3 shades: beige, pink and mauve.
So to recap. You are getting:
- Makeup Primer
- Color Correcting
- UVA & UBV Protection
- Healthy, hydrated and radiant glow.
This is IDEAL for throwing on your face quickly if you need to run out the door and don't have time to get ready.
OR you can use it under your makeup to colour correct your skin and keep your makeup in place all day while making sure the skin underneath stays hydrated.
It is a brilliant all rounder.
Cream Compact Concealer.
Ah, concealers. GENUIENLY a girls best friend.
I wouldn't consider my skin to be the type that needs much concealing, but every so often it likes to have its moments. I used to use MAC's Pro longwear but found that for days when I needed light coverage it was too much. It was perfect for full coverage but not for a more natural look. Then I found light to medium concealers tend to be a little too much on the light side, and when they are built up to a medium coverage they can almost look too layered and then begin to cake once powder is applied.
This is where Armani have managed to find the middle ground. By creating a concealer that has strong coverage but a lightweight, silky & fine texture. As soon as I swatched it I was surprised! (as you guys would have seen on my snapchat: rebecca_horgan)
I really could not feel it on my skin, it had a beautifully soft & silky feel to it, this would be due to the volatile oils in the formula which provides a greater dispersion of the pigment. It really does feel like the product melts on impact with the skin. This concealer can be layered and never feels or looks over applied or caked. Due to the formula, the concealer never 'flattens' the area it is placed on, you are left with a natural glow. You can apply with your finger for a softer coverage or with a brush for more coverage. It comes packaged in the same stylish packaging the Armani powders come in. It also comes with a small applicator for precision application. The cream concealer is available in 6 shades!
I have one of the Armani Face powders and Luminous Silk foundation and will admit I do notice and feel a difference in their products to those of their peers. The brushes by Armani are SUPERB. I don't own any, but when I worked on counter for other brands, the Armani brushes were of a totally different calibre to those offered by other premium brands. The brushes are expensive but they are definitely investment pieces once you take good care of them!
This collection is simple but effective. They have listed just the right amount of products to achieve a gorgeous complexion without over complicating it.
High Precision Retouch: €35.00
Fluid Master Primer €45.00
UV Master Primer €50.00
Luminous Silk €45.00
Cream Compact Concealer €40.00
Blender Brush €70.00
This collection will be in Brown Thomas from August 24th. I highly recommend you pop into your nearest Armani counter and try out the products! Make sure to let me know on Social Media if you pick up any of the products and what you think of them!