Face & Eye Palettes ($88) are offered in #1 and #2. Palette #2 is featured here. To see Palette #1, just scroll down. I purchased both palettes at Saks Fifth Avenue, where they had just arrived.
These beautiful limited-edition palettes feature an oval-shaped, black lacquered double-tiered case with a magnetic closure inspired by the Rouge d'Armani Lipsticks. On the first tier, you'll find a feather-light powder with micronized particles of Micro-Fil technology to illuminate the skin with the signature Armani glow. On the second tier, you'll find two eye shadows in soft hues and a shimmering illuminator - also formulated with Micro-Fil technology.
The palette looks dramatic on the compact. On the face, it's much more wearable than you might think. I'm thrilled with it. Let's get right to the photos because, I'll admit, I want to watch the election coverage (and I'm really tired from a few days of feeling "not so good.")
I took these swatch photos in full sun. I used a sponge-tipped applicator - even for the illuminating powder at the top of my arm, which is applied heavily.
The two greys are, to my eye, as perfect as it gets. The silver grey eye shadow and the medium grey shadow coordinate beautifully for a shimmering eye look that offers the prettiest grey eye I've seen this year.
My conclusion about the two new Giorgio Armani Holiday Makeup Palettes? I think they are brilliant, fabulous, marvelous, stunning, and must-haves. There is one for neutral lovers and one with a little more color in traditional winter hues. Take your pick; I think you'll be happy.
You can find Armani's new palettes at Saks Fifth Avenue. I'm sure other stores must have received them. They have now made an appearance at Nordstrom online. Give the Giorgio Armani Beauty Web site a few days, and they will appear there too.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty