As a person with a large makeup collection and addiction to buying makeup, it’s surprising that I don’t own more ‘full brand collections’ – I mean like a full face of makeup from one brand. It’s something I am trying to rectify, as I mentioned in these posts all about taking one brand approach to skincare and makeup bases. There’s a lot to be said about this whole one brand thing, as not only does it narrow down my makeup choices, which is a good thing as less time spent umming and ahhing, but it also gives me a chance to see how the products interact and work differently to how they would been mixed with other brands.
I do love myself a multi-tasking product and the Giorgio Armani Eye Maestros (£28.00)* are just that; they can be used as eyeliner, shadow bases, shadows, brow pomade… anything you can think of. I have two of these, one in black to use as a hybrid pomade-gel liner and one in Wedge Wood for my brows. Wedge Wood looks quite a warm shade brown on most of the sites I have seen it on, however once applied to the brows it gives a fairly medium cool toned colour and matches my brows pretty darn well (I am a dark cool brunette for reference). The black one is perfect for getting a neat and precise liner, but also great for creative makeup looks as you can get super fine detail from it along with the Giorgio Armani Brow Brush (£30.00)*. I know £30.00 seems a lot for a brow/liner brush, but OMFG let me tell you this is the best brow brush I have EVER used, in my whole 31.8 years on this planet. The brush end is so fine that you can get the most detailed, thin and crisp lines, which is perfect for liner and getting the insta brow look. I am in love with the brush and Wedge Wood duo and they’re my go to brow products now, sod all my other brow pomades – BUHBYE.
Mascaras are a big thing for me; I have very hooded eyes so my lids tend to push down my lashes and finding a mascara that keeps the curl from my lash curlers is no easy task. I have a drawer full of mascaras that just don’t live up to my curl keeping standards. Giorgio Armani Eye Maestros (£28.00)* from Giorgio Armani is one that I initially thought was going to the no curl graveyard with the bulk of my mascaras, however after a little while the formula started to dry out and it now works like a dream. Initially the formula was too wet and seemed to weigh down my lashes a little and over coat them, now there’s more precision in application with a drier formula and no overloading. I love how this lengthens my lashes and adds an intense black oomph to them, which is much needed on my bleary eyed mornings before work.
No look would be complete without a lipstick, or two, right? GA do some of my favourite long lasting lipsticks and formulas, especially their Giorgio Armani Eye Maestros (£28.00)*, which do not budge. They’re a very thin version of a liquid lipstick that stay put so well. Plus the applicator is a triangular shape so it makes application very precise, especially around the cupids bow. I have about 8 of these now and swear by them, I am even packing 2 to take to France with me as the wear time and shades are amazing.