Monday, May 2, 2011

Giorgio Armani Summer 2011: Mediterranean Eye Palette, Sheer lipstick #34, Sheer lipstick #35 +

So I went back to the Armani Store again since I work close by, and I met their other makeup artist, and she showed me the palette and lipsticks. 

Mediterranean Palette: This is the first time that I've seen Armani just do an eyeshadow palette, because years before there would be a bronzer with their eyeshadow compact (2 in 1). Anyway, so I'm not really a big fan of their eyeshadow quality...I mean it's not great, but it's not horrible. I'm usually someone who loves a soft buttery texture when it comes to eyeshadows. Plus their limited edition palettes always seem to have one color that I would never use (it's usually their thing to put a green or teal color). I wanted to see it because it looks pretty in pictures and this palette has won me over. It consists of 4 warm goldish/brown colors, so it's pretty easy to use in terms of using all of them together. The texture is a bit nicer than their regular eyeshadows, so from those two factors (better than the norm texture, plus I can see myself using all the colors) I decided to get it.

Sheer lipstick #34: This is the deepest lipstick shade. It's a terracotta/cinnamon color. Honestly I don't know how else to describe it. It's soooo pretty. On my pigmented lips its like a glazed cinnamon-y with a kick. I asked a couple of other people how to describe the color and they couldn't. The swatch will speak for itself.

Sheer lipstick #35: this is a soft pinky coral color. Think of a rosy pink, but with some coral mixed in. It's not an "in your face" coral (when i think of a loud coral, think MAC virgin aisle CCB). Maybe I'm just experiencing writers block. 

left to right:

Mediterranean Palette:

Sheer lipstick #34

Sheer lipstick #35


  1. Beautiful swatches. I'm so torn on this palette. I suppose there isn't anything overly original about the colors. I have way too many things on my wishlist right now!

  2. Thanks for posting these swatches- I hope they were nicer to you this time around. The palette looks gorgeous! I agree with you on the past quality (sometimes lacking), but this one seems better. The sheer lipsticks also look great.

  3. This collection i've been waiting for...for a LOOOOOOOOOONNNGGGGGGG time. I've been waiting for like 8 months for the summer collection because of the blushing fabrics and the lipsticks. I passed on the Dior Rosy Tan and I'm actually passing on the Le Metier's Penelope.

    I'm soooooooooooo pleased with this years Armani's summer collection. *dancing* I normally don't buy this much from an Armani limited edition collection at all. So yea...I'm quite excited.

    As for my experience: the lady was nice and i feel like we got along because we happen to know a mutual friend. But Joey is always be my go to MA, seriously.

  4. The lipsticks look gorgeous too. Do they have a lot of slip? Gah I was already trying to figure out which Rouge d'Armani to get next. Do you think the Blushing Fabric from this collection (the pink one) would be a good first one to try?

  5. They're like lipgloss in terms of feel and slip (the sheer formula). RdAs are like a true lipstick, but with awesome lasting power. The sheer lipsticks are sheer, but easily build up to a semi opaque glossy look. The sheers are not as long lasting as the RdA. The sheers are like the new Dior addict lipstick in terms of formula and opacity and lasting power.

    As for the blushing fabric: Yes definitely get it. :)