An Armani FOTN courtesy of Cesar Santos

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 13 - 2012

You’re gonna have to excuse the late-night point & shoot pictures, these were taken at around 11pm and I’d just dragged my tired bum through the door after spending an evening at Selfridges enjoying an Armani masterclass with Cesar Santos, one of Armani’s International Face Designers.  I’d already managed to eat my lipstick and gloss off whilst on the train home, so what remains in the photo below is a five-hour old base which my dry skin instantly fell in love with (Luminous Silk 4.5), some phenomenal mascara (Eyes to Kill (VexInTheCity, you were right)), and one of the new Eyes To Kill eyeshadows (#24 – RougeDeluxe has more info on them here).

There was also a blush (blushing fabric #1) which the camera has failed to capture.  I’m sad that I ate the lipstick off, it was probably the best warm pink I’ve ever worn for not looking clashy against my skin.  Don’t comment on my brows, I would say that I’m “growing them out” or something bloggery like that, but I’m not… I’m just too idle to phone my threading lady and my fringe does a great job at hiding them.  Usually.

How about that mascara huh?

Cesar Santos usually resides on the Giorgio Armani counter at Harvey Nichols, London.  You need to track down this man, seriously.  He’s ridiculously easy to talk to, completely non-judgemental when admitting your makeup crimes, and did not put a single foot wrong when selecting shades that complemented both my skintone AND my hair.  Basically, if ever there were a case for human cloning (especially if we could turn them into our makeup minions)… Cesar is it.

I shall be blogging more about the evening soon!


12 Responses to “An Armani FOTN courtesy of Cesar Santos”

  1. liloo says:

    the lovely glowing skin and the hair did all the talking. x

  2. Claire says:

    Charlotte your hair looks fab! What colour are you using? x

    • Claire says:

      Er, ignore the question I saw your other post – Fire is one of my favourite shades, it’s quite an odd colour – on bleached hair it goes an orangey red and on darker hair it goes more pinky – regardless it looks lovely :)

  3. Tass says:

    Hello lashes! Going to look up this wondrous mascara right now. p.s you look fabulous xx

  4. Your skin looks absolutely perfect. And gosh, your lashes are so lush!

  5. Iris says:

    Wow, your skin looks fantastic, so smooth and glowy! Love the red locks as well :-)

  6. kelly says:

    I want that mascara!

  7. Hollie says:

    So gorgeous, I need that foundation! x

  8. Wordbird says:

    Kelly wants the mascara, Hollie wants the foundation… I want Cesar!!! :)

  9. gio says:

    Your skin looks flawless and I want that mascara too! Your lashes look amazing!

  10. Victoria says:

    Wow your lashes look amazing, I need to pick up some of that mascara!
    x

  11. Baby says:

    You look fabulous, I really love the hair!

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Advent Giveaway – Day 7

Shiseido The Makeup Silky Eye Shadow Duo A great neutral duo. Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 7th December.  Comments made …

Marc Jacobs goes Bang

It’s not uncommon for a fragrance to give you a swift kick to the guts… nowadays it’s all about the impact and it’s all about …

American Apparel Nail Polishes...

…only a teeny haul! It was 3 for £12… and there were 3 further colours I was tempted by, but I’m not convinced of the …

Shu Uemura IR Brown 850 Eyeshadow

I’ve wanted Shu Uemura’s IR Brown 850 for quite a while… I think it was ever since I read it likened to MAC’s discontinued Smoke …

Mother's Day Gift Guide Part 1: £0 - £15

Get it wrong and Mum will serve you up the sad, soggy-looking roast potatoes forever more.  That smug brother of yours?  He’ll get your crispy …

Essie Jazz NOTD

I broke ’em while bowling at the Sleek MakeUP do last week *sniff* Still, every cloud and all that… it gave me the opportunity to …

Ardell Fright Night Lashes!

Halloween must be a busy time for false lash manufacturers right?  If you’re dressing up for the occasion, you ain’t nothing without a pair of …

Liberty stamp the seal of approval on their own brand of bodycare!

In honour of the 1st anniversary of their not-so-new-anymore beauty hall – which by the way – is amazing, iconic London store Liberty have launched …

Boots to withdraw British beauty brand Ruby & Millie from stores

I was quite sad to read this piece of news yesterday afternoon! After 13 years as a mainstay on the British high street Boots UK …

So, I bought some cheap eBay palettes…

(long before my no-buy, don’t worry) and I’ve started to dismantle them. It’s not the most interesting post in the world but I thought it …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads