Soft Smokey Eye For Fall
I couldn't be happier about the change in seasons, because fall is one of my favorite times for fashion and makeup looks. I love being able to pull out my darker tones for this colder season, and start rocking bold lips and smokier eyes again. I do love the simplicity of summer's makeup, but after a few months of it, I really start to miss my more glam looks.
I was recently sent some new products from Armani, including their best selling Eye Tint Eyeshadow and the new Eccentrico Mascara. I was really excited to try out these products because I had heard such great reviews on them. The Eye Tints are liquid eyeshadows that are made to last all day long without any signs of creasing, smudging, or fading. The line comes in 24 different eyeshadow shades, all perfect for creating a soft, smokey look.
Eye Tint Eyeshadow
I received 3 different shades to try out from the Eye Tint line, including Gold Ashes (soft champange/gold shimmer) , Fur Smoke (rich chocolate brown), and Nude Smoke (pinkish nude). I absolutely loved the shades they sent, since they are all neutrals, which I prefer for my eye looks. The eye tint goes on very smooth, and has a light, velvety texture. It dries to a soft satin, and doesn't budge once it sets. I like to use the shade Nude Smoke for an overall lid color, since it is very similar to my natural skin tone, and works almost like an eye primer, creating a flawless base for the next colors. I used a few dabs of Fur Smoke in my crease, blending it in with my finger, and then going over that with my MAC 228 shader brush to create a smooth transition line. I used a few more dabs of Fur Smoke on my lower lash line, blending it with my Sigma E30 brush to smoke out the color. I took a small dab of Gold Ashes and used that on the inner corner of my eyes to highlight, and lightly blended that with my fingertip. To finish off the look, I lined my upper lashline with my favorite NYX Eye Pencil in Black.
The Eye Tints stayed in place all day, even after the longest work day. I have been wearing these almost daily for the past few weeks and haven't seen any signs of creasing on my eyes at the end of the night. They also help to keep my eyes looking fresh and matte, no matter how long I have my makeup on, which is a big bonus!
Eccentrico Mascara: Black
When I open the box for this mascara, I immediately fell in love with the packaging, which is so sleek and sexy! I love the red cap and the shinny black tube of the bottle. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the product since the brush is a very different style than most mascaras that I have liked in the past. According to Armani, the brush is designed for high-volume and clump free application, which sounded good to me, so I was ready to give it a try! The formula is very rich, and has a very wet/shinny consistency on the brush. I was worried that it might make my lashes look too thick and clumpy, but the brush managed to separate all of my lashes, leaving them super long and voluminous.
I put on one coat of this mascara and literally didn't need to apply a second because of all the volume and length it gave me. This mascara is seriously the next best thing to false lashes. After drying, the formula stayed very pliable and soft, so there was no chance of flaking throughout the day. It also didn't transfer at all to my under eye area, which tends to happen to me towards the end of a long work day. This mascara is definitely a winner and I will be repurchasing after I finish this bottle!
What do you guys think about the soft, smokey look I created with this new collection? Would you rock these colors for the fall? What's your favorite Armani Beauty product? Share your thoughts with me in the comments! Make sure to check out the end of the post to shop the products!