Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #200 & Le Métier de Beauté Cocoa Me Crazy Nail Lacquer


We are talking about these two very different things in one post because I happened to photograph them together. Before we dive in, let's have moment to appreciate that nail color. Isn't that such a magnificent nude?

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #200 Terra


Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #200 Terra ($32) is a browned-red, but what's more interesting is the formula. As you probably know, this year's beauty market has seen an onslaught of liquid lips (I predict cream sticks to be next year's thing... again) but each are markedly different from the next. I've tried virtually every one of those new formulas and Armani's is my favorite by far. It applies wet and dries down to a velvet matte. It is incredibly pigmented and long-lasting, though it has a lot of slip. I use that to my advantage especially after some of the color has disappeared after meals, as all I have to do is press my lips together; the pigment from the top lip will transfer and lips will be fully painted again.

For swatches of the entire Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro line, visit here.

Le Métier de Beauté Cocoa Me Crazy Nail Lacquer


The beautiful nude is courtesy of Le Métier de Beauté Cocoa Me Crazy ($18). I couldn't figure out how to describe this, but Nordstrom saved me. The polish is a "vanilla bean creme with cocoa flecks." It's not apparent in the picture (much more evident in the bottle), but after application you'll see little specks of brown on your nails. It is reminiscent of cement and I mean that in the best possible way. It's beautiful, and possibly already inched toward the top of my favorite nudes list.

The Look



20 comments:

  1. Glad to hear Lip Maestro works so well for you! On me it just NEVER dries down, so it moves around too much for my liking. Cocoa Me Crazy is INSANELY pretty! I have yet purchased an LMdB nail polish, but I suppose I will soon :)

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    1. As I said, I work it to my advantage :P

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  2. Oh my gosh as soon as I saw that nail polish, it immediately reminded me of a color I wore all throughout high school, I think it was an orly shade but I've searched and never been able to find it. It looks similar to Essie Topless & Barefoot but I think this is lighter. LOVE it.

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    1. Oh awesome! I wasn't really allowed to wear polish in high school (strict Malaysian high school policies grr).

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  3. That nail polish looks absolutely amazing!! so sophisticated! Still waiting for Armani to release the lip maestros in my country...sitting, waiting, wishing ;) xx

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  4. Terra looks beautiful- I'm really lusting after terracotta reds and can't wait for my NARS Moscow to arrive in the mail.

    Your ring is gorgeous too!!

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    1. You will love NARS Moscow! But I'm sure you know that :)

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  5. Beautiful combination of colours!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  6. Soooooooo beautiful!!! Bella! :)
    Sandra

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  7. Oh, my -- what a beautiful nail colour. I think I'm in love!

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  8. I love the satin looking finish of this nail lacquer. nice for transition to spring

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    1. I think it works all year round :)

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  9. Love the nude nail color. So beautiful.

    Just found your blog and really like it. Keep up the good work.

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  10. THAT POLISH. Something about the name + the shade just makes me want it more than hearing the name alone or seeing the shade alone. I just have no willpower. Your nails are gorgeous too, perfectly squoval :P

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  11. Thanks for the photos and review! I have a very similar complexion as you so it really helped me decide whether to get it.

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