Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Giorgio Armani Beauty Nude Shimmer Makeup Palette in #1 for the Holiday Collection 2012

Giorgio Armani Beauty has introduced two new limited-edition palettes for Holiday 2012. The two classic Face & Eye Palettes ($88) are offered in #1 and #2. Palette #1 is featured here. I hope to show you #2 tonight. I purchased both palettes at Saks Fifth Avenue, where they had just arrived.

Today's feature is the Nude Shimmer Palette, shown on the right above, with what Armani calls Beige Shimmer Powder joining Light Taupe Satin and Taupe Satin Eye Shadows, along with a Beige Lip Wax for sheer, natural elegance.

These beautiful 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 photos directly above show the Nude Shimmer Palette (#1), with its light flesh beige-pink shimmering illuminator on the top level and two taupe eye shadows accompanied by a sheer nude lip color on the second.

The colors are subtle and entirely appropriate for your day look. They'll also take you into night when you want the emphasis to be on your lips as you wear one of this season's intense lip colors.

I took my swatch photos in full sun. I swatched with a sponge-tipped applicator - even the illuminating powder at the top of my arm, which is applied heavily - and drooled as I applied these enormously flattering shades. This palette is a taupe lover's dream.

The light beige-pink highlighter is gorgeous. No better way to describe it. When applied with a fluffy brush, it adds the glow for which Armani is so well-known. The two eye shades are "me kind of shades." They flatter my eyes, focusing attention on my eye color, not my eyelid. Wait until you try them; you'll see how beautifully they pair.

You'll have to trust me that they Beige Lip Wax provides a sheer peach look to the lips. Check out the model on the left below to see the effect you'll get on your lips. It is light without being pasty.

I love this palette! As usual, Giorgio Armani Beauty has anticipated what I'd like for Christmas and delivered it in November.

Tonight, as I watch election coverage, I'll show you the Snow Shimmer Palette in which a Face Shimmer in Snow Shimmer Powder is paired with Light Grey Satin and Grey Satin Eye Shadows and Rouge Lip Wax for sophisticated winter style.

You can find Armani's new palettes at Saks Fifth Avenue. I'm sure other stores must have received them, but I didn't find them yesterday on a quick Internet tour. Give the Giorgio Armani Beauty Web site a few days, and they will appear.

Photos courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beauty and by Best Things in Beauty


Anahita said...

Love the palettes. I just pre ordered them for Nordstrom customer rewards night. Did you counter have the white lip maestro and the loose pink shimmer powder? My Nordstrom counter manager told me that they didn't get these 2 items and the Armani Account Executive didn't know anything about it.

Nina said...

Hi CG! I'm a little confused - what is that second photo? Is that a round eyeshadow? Will you be swatching that? It looks gorgeous!

Jo said...

Hi CG, I ordered this from Barney's online last week but haven't received word that it shipped yet (I think there is a long delay with Barney's orders because of the hurricane) so I cancelled my Barney's order and ordered it from Nordstrom online which just put it up on their website today. It's in stock so I should get it soon. My local Bloomingdales and Neimans had not gotten this palette yet so I ordered online. My local Saks did not answer the phone the several times I called so I don't know if they have it in stock. I can't wait to get this. I've really been looking forward to it and your swatches so how gorgeous it is. Thanks!

Evelyn said...

Nina - the 2nd photo is the illuminator of the palette. It's at the top of CG's arm, a little hard to see but I like it! Plus CG said the magic word "taupe!" lol I'd prefer a lip color in red or pink or mauve but I can live with peach. :)

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Anahita,

My local Saks, which had these items, had not received the two items you mentioned. They told me they had received a partial collection delivery. I sure hope we get them!

Charlestongirl said...

H Nina,

It is the illuminator in the top level. I swatched it heavily at the top of my arm.

Charlestongirl said...

Thanks, Jo. I think you will love it! Barneys is notoriously slow even on good weeks. My Nordies deliveries were slowed by the storm. As for Saks not answering the phone? Inexcusable!

Charlestongirl said...

Thanks, Evelyn,

Yes, it would have been nicer to have a slighter darker color, but I can live with the subtle Beige that's in the palette. :)

kate said...

I would have been totally sold on these if they had included a blush or pressed matte powder on the top level instead of a shimmery highlighter. That being said, I'm still leaning towards buying... :)

Can you use the beige powder as an all over face powder for mid-day touch ups or would it be too shimmery? I know you said you swatched heavily in the pic, so it's a little hard to tell.

Becca @ The Beauty Sample said...

It's official: I am in love with this palette! Oh the highlighter...it's breathtaking :D Can't wait to get my hands on this!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!
Yet another Armani masterpiece I now have to have - a few weeks ago, I met Tim the Armani makeup artist you wrote about, and told him I bought the Effeto Nudo palette because of your recommendation. He's a fan too!