Hubba-hubba! When I'm speechless, I tend to revert to slang. "Hubba-hubba" was the term that sprang to mind when I saw the tester of one of Giorgio Armani Beauty's two new eye palettes at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria today. "Hubba-hubba" is an expression of approval, excitement, and/or pleasure in the South. To some it means, "What a sexy lady!" Either usage applies here.
Armed with my trusty camera, I took a photo of the palette at a well-lighted counter, swatched it, then dashed outside, coatless in the cold, to get a few swatch photos. I'll have more to show you once the for-sale product arrives, and this palette, along with the rest of the collection, is mine. For now, take a look at the four shades on my arm.
Friends, if you want one of these palettes, call your Giorgio Armani Beauty counter soon. This one's going to sell out. Mark my words.
Gold, silver, copper (rose gold?), and bronze - these shades dazzle. I swatched them with in-store sponge-tipped applicators Erin helped me find, and I went outside to find some greens for a backdrop in sunlight.
This palette offers all my favorite shimmering shades in one compact. It was love at first sight. Giorgio Armani's concept for spring beauty is characterized by "metal fiber" and "modern couture" - inspired by his love of light and its effect on color. Armani continues his focus on avant garde textile artistry by embellishing delicate natural fiber with refined metal, transforming simplicity into future refinement in makeup. Linda Cantello has interpreted Mr. Armani's vision into a new landscape of metal where gold takes center stage and gemstone-cut colors define the face of the "Armani woman."
The rest of the collection is just as exciting. If you want to see my preview from the fall, just click here. I want to swatch it here - at home - with lighting conditions I've mastered and products that are mine. Until then...
Photos by Best Things in Beauty