Giorgio Armani Beauty's Fall 2013 Kaleidoscope Collection is stunning. The collection is called a play of light, nuances, and reflections. "Feminine/masculine duality. Multifaceted cool tones on the eyes, contrasted by berry-toned lips. Subtle femininity softens the garçonne look for autumn."
I started my love affair with the chic magnetic case, which conceals two tiers - one for the face and one for the eyes. Then, the love grew as I studied the pink face powder, The shade is sprinkled with pearls for a very subtle shimmer. The jazzy eye shadow harmonies of green tones, like a scarab beetle, are unique and perfect for a fall glow. Venemous Green is the full package.
Copper Wood and Sea Green are not matte, as Armani's publicity described. Both shades offer a subtle shimmer. You can see it in my palette photos. Armani has provided both day and evening look directions with the palette. Basically, if you want to wear the colors during the day, keep them below the crease. My shimmering secret!
I took swatch photos in full, mid-afternoon sun, starting at the top of my arm with Copper Wood, followed by Iridescent Green, See Green, and the beautiful sheer face powder/blush.
I think Venemous Green is drop-dead gorgeous. I'm so pleased to have it, and I know I'll turn to it often as summer wanes and hints of fall can be seen in nature.
Giorgio Armani's Fall 2013 Collection should be available at all Giorgio Armani Beauty counters soon, if not now. In the DC area, it has arrived at both Saks and Neiman Marcus. It is available online at the Giorgio Armani Beauty Web site. It's the best $88 palette I've purchased in months.
Photo at top courtesy of Giorgio Aramani Beauty; scarab beetle photo courtesy of tattoopins.com; other photos by Best Things in Beauty