Great Gifts for Moms: Give Her a Lush Scent and Killer Lip Colors from Armani Beauty

I have a confession. I adore Armani Beauty — wait, wait! That’s not true. It’s more transparent to say I am addicted to Armani Beauty. I have so many products from the brand and I become obsessed with collecting more. The obsession is more than just about packaging, it’s about color, texture and how the products make me feel: swooning in the luxurious texture of the makeup products and diving deep into the scents. I must have 6 different mascaras. I just keep layering them on.

Now that you know of my obsession, it’s no surprise that I would write about Armani Beauty for Mother’s Day (right?) I talked to Celebrity Face Designer and VP of Makeup Artistry, Tim Quinn about this piece and he sent me a few things to play with so that I could write about them with some knowledge. I also got tips and tricks from him and the team of makeup artists and staff.

Disclosure: I received products for this gift guide so that I could take photos and tell you how fabulous they are (and they are sooo fabulous too).

Si is the fragrance of the moment. (Photography from Giorgio Armani Beauty)
The face of Si is actress Cate Blanchett who is the perfect representation of the scent.




She is the perfect face and personality for Si, a modern, luxe contemporary fragrance with a seductive note pyramid. It seems light and easy to wear– and it is definitely both those things, until someone draws you in close for a hug or embrace and they get that whiff of scent. It’s a scent they will remember as rather intoxicating.





Here’s how Armani Beauty describes the scent:
Sì fragrance pyramid:
top note of blackcurrant nectar,
heart of freesia and Rose of Mai,
base of musky blond woods
This fragrance was created for the modern woman who’s strong yet feminine, sophisticated yet charismatic. She embodies the very essence of chic Italian elegance and style.

To me, the roses come out a bit later which is nice because the rose is able to mix with other notes and doesn’t cast such a huge shadow over the preceeding notes.

Here’s where you can buy it: Giorgio Armani Beauty. Or you can buy it at major department (Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and their respective dot coms) and beauty stores (Sephora/,


The Red Carpet Lipstick Collection inspired by Hollywood glamour Lip Maestro Notorious!!

What is it:
LIP MAESTRO, the iconic lipstick from Giorgio Armani Beauty, is back and reinvented with NOTORIOUS: a new collection of lipsticks inspired by Hollywood star glamour. Lip Maestro Notorious is a tribute to the elegant, confident woman who effortlessly captures the spotlight.
The Notorious collection is FABULOUS:



Photograph by Stevie Wilson

 What you are seeing in the photo above are 6 tubes of NOTORIOUS Lip Maestro colors. I have swatched them for you with both a strip of color and a sheered out blot.  The key part is that there is enough pigment in each color that you don’t need a lot of  applied color to get significant pigment on your lips.  The photo above is more a themed photo  for Mother’s Day. My kid had bought me some Gerbera daisies in a color she knows I love. It happens to be the same color as one of the  Lip Maestro colors.  (Smart kid, right? She is her mother’s child!)

Want to see more about these colors and swatches?


The six colors are a range of deep, rich hues except for Paparazzi Pink (518) that is a beautiful sheer pink. Perfect on it’s own or worn over another color.  A-List and Notorious are very close in  shade but A-list is warmer (and a touch orange) compared to Notorious.  Dress Code and Spotlight are similar hues but one is warmer than the  other.  Looking for a bold  rich pink? You want Maharajah. Such a gorgeous hue.  It’s  ideal for anything Spring /Summer 2017.

Application tidbit:
I applied the colors in the above photo  about  4 hours ago. The colors on that piece of paper are on my desk as I am typing this up. They are smudge proof and they really hold up and there is moisture within the lip color to keep your lip soft and moist without it being shiny. It’s called a satin matte for good reason. You can wear this all day and not worry about losing the color.

Achieve glamorous red carpet-ready lips with Lip Maestro Notorious lipstick in 6 bold, matte shades. Leave lips instantly plumped, incredibly soft, and comfortable. Its non-sticky texture delivers 4 hours of moisture and comfort, along with 8-hour color.

Use the applicator to place onto the center of the lips, then roll the lips together; spread outward with the applicator for a perfect finish. For a lighter matte effect, apply by dabbing with fingertips.

You can try these at the Armani Beauty counter an Armani boutiques, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, larger Nordstrom and Blooomingdale stores as well as Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman stores.  Select Sephora stores also carry this line. All of these stores have dot-com entities and you can find them there too.


Thank you to Tim Quinn, Rhona Samuels, Kristan Maurer,  Barbara Schinazi for their assistance in this piece. Without them, it wouldn’t have happened.

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Author: Stevie Wilson

Digital and social media pioneer and visionary meets disruptive innovator with a passion for topics and conversations that reveal insight into the So. California lifestyle. appeals to a global audience (from Asia to Africa; Middle East to Europe, No. America to Latin America) in variety of topics and sectors: style (beauty and fashion), health & fitness, entertainment (movies, TV, books, music and more) ; food, beverages & spirits; IT Security + tech , travel, special events (red carpet to green carpet) I am known for interviews ( podcasts , textual and video conversations) with notables, celebrities and companies about interesting products & brands; profiles about places that reflect the So. CA vision and special events (Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys & other events that illustrate celebrity , athletes and home-town "stars" lifestyle and initiatives.) that illuminate the insider's perspective of So. California's lifestyle . Learn what's hot in Los Angeles, NYC, MIami and stops closer to home that make this blog a must-read because the voice, attitude, authenticity and ability to grasp the essence of most sectors, brands & products make it easy for consumers to earn what makes a brand, initiative or product unique - whether, food, fashion or finance (or any other topic "on the table") With 15+ Years online launching websites, online magazines, forums, products & brands, my voice, authenticity and ability to grasp the essence of most sectors, brands & products make it easy for me to share what the online audience and consumers alike want to learn- how to shop, live and reflect the lifestyle they wish to emulate. Need to leverage digital and social media space? Reach out to me!

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