Sunday 23 October 2016

Armani Chester Beauty Experience

Other than Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation, the Armani range has completely new to me. The wonderful Kate from the Chester counter, booked me in for a one to one meeting to help me discover the history and feel of the Armani brand, and of course try some of the products out.

Giorgio Armani himself designs and approves all products, the line came after the success of this fashion line, hence the focus on textures feeling like fabrics – Luminous Silk Foundation, Sun Fabric Bronzer, Fluid Sheer Illuminator.

Kate stripped me back to bare skin using their luxurious skincare range, before we discussed the makeup products and I had a mini makeover.

My base comprised of the Maestro UV Primer, Armani Designer Cream Foundation, High Precision Concealer and the Micro-Fill Powder. With being on Roaccutane, my skin needs extra protection from the sun, even in winter, so SPF50 in the primer makes a perfect base.

The foundation has a lovely moisturising formula with plenty of glow, this worked well with my very parched skin. It’s not very high coverage so Kate used the High Precision Concealer under my eyes and on my acne scarring. A light dusting of the powder set the base but didn’t leave the skin looking cakey.

Next up, we moved onto eyes, one thing I learnt from Kate was that Armani love the Egyptian eye make-up look. Imagine the eyeshadow being pulled out, away from the crease and not upwards towards the brow bone, this extends the eyes and creates a sultry look. We went for a neutral smokey look using Eye Tints in Suede Smoke and Spice Smoke, as well as the Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in #1. The Eye and Brow Maestro in Ambre and Eyes to Kill Excess Black Mascara were used to complete the look.

I loved the look of the bronzers and blusher, Kate chose the Sun Fabric Bronzer in #200 and the Cheek Fabric Blusher in #506 for me. The big fluffy brush she applied them with was incredibly soft, I can highly recommend checking out the brushes if you are at a counter. Finally for the cheeks, Kate dabbed a touch of the Sheer Fluid Highlighter in #2 to add dimension. 

We used a lovely pink lip colour, the Lip Maestro in #508 to add a touch of colour to my lips. I did get a sneak peak of the new Lip Magnets too. The shade #200 is Armani’s signature red shade that is attended to suit all. You’ll find this colour in each of the lip ranges.

Kate also talked me through the exquisite fragrances on offer at the counter. Amber is listed as a note in lots of popular fragrances but it actually doesn’t smell of anything. The scent we know as amber is created on what people think the amber stone should smell like. The Armani Amber fragrance is on the top of my Christmas list.

I thoroughly enjoyed my mini makeover and chatting to Kate about the brand, I learnt so much. I have a few products to try so I’ll make sure to let you know my thoughts in future.


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