International makeup artist Linda Cantello translated Giorgio Armani’s light-filled Spring/Summer 2012 collection into glowing, iridescent beauty.

The Inspiration:

The makeup is “a new focus on light – a unique mother of pearl sheen on eyes swept into temples, long with iridescent liner softened with shades of aqua, contrasts with matte skin and wet effect lips to create a new take on the Armani glow,” said Cantello?.

Get The Look:


Massage and hydrate the skin with Regenessence Youth Serum and Regenessence High Lift.

Dab some Designer Lift foundation on the forehead, cheeks and chin and extend it with your finger tips.

Tip: Don’t hesitate to dab some more foundation on sensitive parts to get an even result, and, if necessary, cover up circles under the eyes with High Precision Retouch.

Draw on your hand Smooth Silk Eye Pencil n°12 (brown) and dab some of the texture under the cheek bones to shade the face.

For a matte finish, powder the entire face and eyelids with Luminous Silk Powder.


Using the Smooth Silk Eye Pencil n°4 (black) draw a line along the lashes of the eyelid. This line should be straight going outward. Pass over this line with Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow n°20 premiering Bronze Collection 2012.

Using the Maestro Eyeliner n°1 (black) draw a second line to thicken the lashes line and create depth with the previous line.

Take Smooth Silk Eye Pencil n°4 again and draw a line starting at the beginning of the eye socket, stopping leaving the middle blank and then continuing to the outer corner of the eye.

Now soften the lines, making the inner part going outwards towards the end of the eyeliner. This truly makes the eye look longer.

Then dab on the top outer side of the eyelid going into the brow and a bit above and to the outside corner of the eye, Eyes To Kill Eyeshadow N°23 ( Bronze Collection 2012) for the “nacree” finish.

Draw and shape the eyebrows nicely with the same colour as the natural tone of the eyebrows, and finally, curl the lashes and apply Eyes to Kill Lash Stretching Mascara n°1 (black).


Dab Gloss d’Armani 100 over lips for a shiny finish.

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