The Giorgio Armani Amber Collection for Summer 2013 includes the Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette ($88 USD / $95 CAD), a limited-edition palette that gives a glowing, sun-kissed makeup look. The palette has the same two-tier design that we’ve consistently seen from Giorgio Armani over the last several collections, with a face powder on top and three eyeshadows underneath. This palette will be available May 2013 on counters (but you can get it online now).
The summer collection is quite small, because this is really the only piece in it. The new Flash Lacquers (reviewed here) are a part of the collection, but this limited-edition palette steals all the spotlight! The sleek, black case has a magnetic closure and Giorgio Armani logo. The palette includes two sponge tip applicators (why do luxury brands do this!?) inside as well.
The first tier has a breathtaking bronzer, with a gorgeous shimmer gradient on top (it is just an overspray, thank goodness). The powder is so soft and smooth, and it blends beautifully onto the skin for a natural, even finish. It’s quite a universal shade too, with no orange or muddy tones to it- it’s one of the most beautiful bronzers I’ve ever seen! Once you get past the overspray, the bronzer is a satin texture with a medium dark tone that builds easily for your desired intensity.
The second tier features three shimmering eyeshadows; Satin Beige, a pale white gold, Rose Bloom, a peachy pink shimmer and Mineral Bronze, a warm golden bronze. Giorgio Armani eyeshadows are some of my all-time favourites… and all three of these shades are beautifully pigmented, blendable and stunning. Usually I would complain that there’s no matte shades (then again, you could just use the bronzer on the eyes too), but I’m just so infatuated with this palette I think it’s perfect just the way it is.
The final look is a simplistic, sun-kissed summer glow. Effortlessly beautiful, totally on-trend and chic. My favorite Face & Eye palette from Giorgio Armani by far… and even though the price tag is very steep, this is one luxury buy that you’ll not only love, but use daily until it’s gone.
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[tab id=1]$88 USD / $95 CAD
- Amount: 0.28oz / 8g (Bronzer) & 3 x 0.03oz / 1g (Eyeshadows)
- Value: $238 USD per oz / $257 CAD per oz
[tab id=2]Available May 2013 on counters and online now at:
[tab id=3]See the rest of the Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 launches here.