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Aug 27, 2009

Giorgio Armani Greige Collection Review: Giorgio Armani Manta Ray Eye Shadow Review and Swatches

The Muse told you all about the Giorgio Armani Greige Collection a week or so ago. Honestly, it wasn't exactly something the Muse was interested in when she finally got some products to test.

I received one lipstick and one shadow both of which looked incredibly dull and boring.

But wow...after I tried both out I was so floored by how simply pretty the shade on my eyes was and the lipstick just added to it.

Loving all over this collection!

Jump ahead for the deets!

Like I mentioned above, I wasn't particularly delighted when I got my hands on a few pieces of the collection. The first item was the Giorgio Armani Manta Ray Eye Shadow Duo in 3 which is a soft light lilac and a deeper purple lilac. Honestly, the shades totally devastated me as they seemed so terribly dull. Boy was I wrong.

The shadow has a wonderful silky texture which blends smoothly and evenly. Pigmentation is subtle nothing dramatic but just enough to fancy your lid up with a pop of color. Although I was worried about the dull factor the colors actually lent a certain mystery to my eyes that was very natural and fresh. I was honestly very impressed with the results. The color duo kinda of reminds me of something Farrah Fawcett would wear it has a certain vintage 70's feel. My brown eyes are just subtly touched with the colors, quite a nice effect.

Now Armani purposely created a subtle eye look for Fall as their focus was on lips. Bolder, dramatic lips are very in this season as they are the past few Fall seasons. Armani plays on this with a new shade of Armani Silk Lipstick in 92. 92 is the only release for Fall so it's perfectly suitable to pair up with any of the Armani Manta Ray Shadow Duos. It's a deep plum which can be applied sheer or layered for more intensity. I choose to apply it with a heavy hand and blended it down to a sheer layer using a heavy layer of gloss. The formula is quite beautiful and applies seamlessly. Darker shades are sometimes difficult to apply without getting it all over your teeth, face, etc...but this applies smoothly and evenly. The shade contrasts gorgeously with the shadow.

Overall, my first look at Giorgio Armani Greige Collection left me feeling meh but after getting a few requests to please swatch and review I ended up going ahead and testing out. Ever so glad I did as I'm truly pleased. I'm already filling my cart with too more shades of the shadow in hopes I'll have equally fabulous results as I did with shade 3.

Loves it.

Fantastic look for Fall, Armani.

Muse Approved for purchase.

Anyone indulge in Armani Beauty Fall 2009?

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Blogger Phyrra said...

Wow, actually, I love that lippy on you.

August 27, 2009 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger demosthenesval7 said...

What other shades are you getting? I have both no. 1 & 3 and I'm thinking about getting no. 2 when I have some extra $$. Duo no. 1 is great for a vampy smoky eye esp. when paired with the lipstick :)

August 27, 2009 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd thanks hun you're my biggest fan :D

August 28, 2009 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi demo!

I have 1 and 2 in my cart :D

I'm really loving the smokyiness of 1 as well and it'll be great with a dark lippie.

August 28, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

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