Saturday, January 16, 2016

You're The Conductor Of Your Own Sympathy... Giorgio Armani 10 Mahogany and 11 Blonde Eye & Brow Maestros


In my Christmas Wishes post, I said I was going to explain the reason for my lack of posts, and here it is: going on a month now, I've embarked on a massive, new-year-overhaul-cleaning bonanza.

I clean my apartment once a week, and when I say clean, I mean moving furniture and getting into all the little wee-crevices-kinda clean. I usually start around 7:00am, and finish the entire apartment around 8:00pm. However, while I was cleaning around my vanity area, I had a severe, emotional, and psychologically, scarring (and will need intensive therapy after) altercation with some S-words (we don't want to say or write their names because, if we do, they will come...but, I'm referring to the evil arachnids). Just thinking about the assault makes my skin crawl.

Anyway, there was a lot of screaming, throwing of things, almost set my apartment on fire, more screaming, followed by a shower and some screaming in the shower. I HATE S's, and for the life of me, I don't know why they're considered lucky over here. It's been over a month since I set one toe into our bedroom, and I won't until it's properly fumigated (twice for good measure). And there lays the problem; exterminators are basically nonexistent over here, but I couldn't fumigate until all the makeup containers were thoroughly checked, and Aki just returned from a long business trip. So, D-day is tomorrow, and those little eight-legged bastards will finally be meeting their doom.    


Now that I've proven to you all that I'm certifiable, let's move onto the makeup. I'm not sure if Giorgio Armani's Eye & Brow Maestros in 10 Mahogany and 11 Ash Blonde are limited edition where you are, but they were a limited edition Fall release here in Nippon.  

From left to right: 10 Mahogany, 11 Ash Blonde.

10 Mahogany is a cool-toned, yellow-based, tarnished dark chocolate brown with multicolored shimmer.

11 Ash Blonde is a cool-toned, green-tinged, tarnished dark ash brown with multicolored shimmer.

I feel in love with the murky-tarnished coloring of both shades, and I love wearing them as eyeshadows or eyeliners. Perfect for Autumn and Winter, Armani's 10 Mahogany and 11 Ash Blonde offer gorgeous coloring, and effortless application; they've been a staple in my makeup bag during this busy season.


Look Breakdown:
Face:
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Medium 2 (Santa Fe).
Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in 509.
Les Merveilleuses Laduree Shimmering Pressed Powder in 103.
Eyes:
B & C Browlash EX Water Strong W Eyebrow in Grey Brown.
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30.
MAC Paint Pot in Utterly Becoming (eyeshadow base).
Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in 509 (in the crease).
Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro in 10 Mahogany (on the lid and blended out wing. Also, along the lower lashline). 
Mac Eye Pencil in Coffee (used to tightline).
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Feline Extravaganza in 01 Black Black.
Lips:
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 506. 



Look Breakdown:
Eyes:
B & C Browlash EX Water Strong W Eyebrow in Grey Brown.
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30.
MAC Paint Pot in Utterly Becoming (eyeshadow base).
Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro in 11 Blonde (on the lid and blended out to a wing shape. Also, along the lower lashline). 
Maybelline Define-A-Line in Khaki Green (along the lashline and used to tightline).
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Feline Extravaganza in 01 Black Black.


Which Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestros do you own? 

8 comments :

  1. Are you wearing contacts? What is the brand? The color looks absolutely gorgeous on you!!

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    1. LOl, you most have been reading my mind, because I just did a post on the colored lenses I'm wearing in this entry.

      http://www.solonelyingorgeous.com/2016/01/making-eye-contactadore-bi-toned-honey.html

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  2. I've gotten a lot of use out of 04 Medium Brown, which I use on my brows. I didn't have much luck with it as a shadow/liner. Both colors in your post are still available here in the US on Armani's site.

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    1. These are truly multitasking. They can be used on the brows, as shadows, and liners, as well as on the face. Some of the shades in the U.S. Are not available in Japan. Why? I have no idea?!

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  3. Oh, I want to give you a hug! Have things improved?

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    1. and I'll hug you right back my dear.

      Yeah, after fumigating three times, I felt safe to go back into the room.

      The struggle is real BooBooNinja 😱

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