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July 21, 2012

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow #20 Obsidian Black

Got this through Michelle's spree recently. And this is a swatch I put up on Instagram this morning in case you've missed it. 

Dry and wet swatch respectively

Isn't the colour just gorgeous?

June 24, 2012

L'Oreal Infaillible Flashback Silver, Eyes To Kill Pulp Fiction, Eyes To Kill Obsidian Grey comparison

Just a very quick comparison post between some grey eyeshadows I pulled out of my stash.

Similar but not the same: Flahsback silver has a purple/lilac sheen, Pulp Fiction has a reddish tinge (depending on how much of the red bits you get on your brush), while Obsidian Grey leans a bit blue, making it a greyer grey than the rest.

June 24, 2012

haul: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow #21 Obsidian Grey, Nars Lhasa Single Eyeshadow

This is my very small restrained haul from Barneys.com which had free international shipping recently. Thanks to the makeup-blogette for the heads up on this on Instagram! I was sort of on a budget and ended up with only two items: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill 21 Obsidian Grey and Nars single eyeshadow in Lhasa. I wanted to get the ETK in Obsidian Black as well, but by the time I had made my final decision on what to buy, it was OOS. Too bad for me, but good for my wallet. I also had a YSL Glossy Stain in Corail Fauve in my basket, but didn't order it in the end. Maybe next time.

Have not used the ETK yet, but I am really really loving Lhasa. It is a very pretty taupey shade, great to use as a wash of colour all over the lid on any occasion. This is my first nars eyeshadow single and I was amused by how small it was. I have a few duos which are the same size as the blush, and I found this one so small and cute.

May 01, 2011

Hong Kong holiday haul: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow and Swatches (#02, #04, #05, #06)

I was lucky enough to have a Giorgio Armani counter at a mall called The One right next to my hotel (I stayed at The Mira in case you're interested). It was part of the Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar which had the usual departmental counters like Shu, Dior, Chanel, Guerlain, MAC, etc.

The first time I was there, I swatched a few shades. And when I asked for the price, I was like hmm..should I be spending so much on these? They were gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but I wasn't ready..yet. The thing is, the BA told me the wrong price that day, and twice at that cos I asked again to confirm! I left empty-handed and since the mall was just next to my hotel, I had time to think and could always come back for them.

I was on whatsapp that night and asked Sophia (the makeup blogette) how much she bought hers at. She confirmed with me about the price and I thought that if they were what she had told me, I would buy them, if not, I'd leave empty-handed once again.

So yay, seeing that I bought four, it means they were cheaper than originally quoted by the first BA. These cost USD32 each and cost about the same whether in HKD or SGD after conversion. I wanted #03 that Sophia has, but apparently it's OOS everywhere.

There's this stopper in each pot, meant to press down the pigments back into place.

#02 Lust Red

#04 Pulp Fiction

#05 Gold Blitz

#06 Khaki Pulse


Superbly intense and vibrant, the colour doesn't budge much or even at all after it's set.

Water test, after a bath, the colours are still on my hand and don't look too bad still.

After intense rubbing with soap and water, they came off, but you can still see the stain the colour left.


April 29, 2011

Hong Kong holiday haul preview

Just some preview pics of what I hauled last week when I was in Hong Kong for a quick break.

Makeup stuff:

Non makeup stuff:

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