Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 Jacquard Collection – Woven Face Color Palette Review and Swatches

July 28, 2011

I went ecstatic today when I was told there is a Pre-launch of Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 Jacquard Collection to their regular customers. As soon as I saw the preview pictures that were floating around the internet, I knew I wanted to have everything from that collection! I was absolutely thrilled too see that everything is just as gorgeous as I anticipated it to be. So I picked up two Jacquard woven eye color palettes and one Jacquard woven face color palette.


As the name suggests, each palette comes in a jacquard pattern design with the GA logo embossed in the middle. All shades are extremely wearable and perfect for fall –  ranging from an illuminating highlighter to medium and rich shades in muted hues. I felt this collection from Giorgio Armani has outdone their previous and permanent collections. The textures and pigmentation are incredibly high quality and luxurious.

A closer look.giorgio-armani-jacquard-fall-collection-2011-swatches-1

Here is a review for the face palette for today. It is probably the most practical face palette I have ever owned, as it has multiple uses as a highlighter, cheek color, bronzer and can even be used on the eyes!

Shades description:

– a highlighting shade – pearly white with a frosted sheen

– shimmery sandy beige – has a hint of taupe with a frosted sheen

– shimmery tan copper – not as frosty as the above two which is excellent when used as a light bronzer

– a deep strawberry red – extremely rich and pigmented


Swatches in order of the shade description:

giorgio-armani-jacquard-woven-face-color-palette-swatch-1Far right is the mixed color of all shades:


Swatches on my face: I personally found that the finish is too frosty for my liking if I mix all the colors together, hence in my swatches below I have applied the colors separately.

First Look: Applied the red shade on the center of my apple then layered the two lightest shades on top of my cheekbone.



Second Look: Applied the bronzey shade along the hollow of the cheek as a contour then added the beige shade on top of the cheekbone just to make it pop. ( no blush is applied)



Last but not least for those of you who have missed out on the Chanel Joues Contraste Blushes in ROUGE, the red shade in the Giorgio Armani Jacquard woven face palette is surprisingly similar but more wearable as you can make it more muted by mixing or layering with the rest of the shades.


Bottom Line: Absolutely love it! The texture and pigmentation of these palettes are superior to previous collections. A must have for the Giorgio Armani makeup fans!

FYI The Giorgio Armani Jacquard woven face palette retails for $90 in Australia. I will be reviewing the eye palettes very soon so stay tuned 🙂


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamilla Camel July 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I can’t wait! Thanks for the pics!


Reika July 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I am sure they will look absolutely gorgeous on you Jamilla 🙂


Larie July 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love that red color!


Reika July 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Thanks Larie 🙂


Janice July 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Ohh…have to pay a visit to my local GA store. Those eye palette looks absolutely lovely, can’t wait for swatches!


Reika July 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

The eye palettes are to die for! I quickly swatched them at the shop, they were beautiful. Hopefully they will live up to my expectations once I try them on the eyes 🙂


Popblush July 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Hello fellow sydney blogger~ *waves*

That face palette is so nice~ the strawberry blush shade looks so wearable on your cheeks. and the contour shade suits your skintone so well~


Reika July 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Hello *wave back* hehe 😛
It is gorgeous – especially the contour shade as it doesn’t look muddy and too dark on me. Perfect for my skintone 🙂


Jennise July 28, 2011 at 10:43 pm

All those palettes look gorgoues I can’t wait to play with them. Looking forward to your reviews on the eyeshadow palettes.


Reika July 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Thanks Jennise 🙂 I can’t wait to try them as well!


onlyfr33b33 July 29, 2011 at 1:38 am

wow! it looks very frosty compared to other looks you’ve done.


Reika July 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Yes the lightest two shades are ultra shimmering. The finish reminded me of the MAC Mineral Skinfinish but more refined. I have to use it sparingly for a less frosty look.


Jen July 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Frosty is not bad on you! You look very elegant with the blushes… and the contour color is neither too dark or too light. You look so pretty! 🙂


Reika July 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Thanks Jen 🙂 If I swirl all the shades together it will definitely look too frosty on me.


Elaine July 31, 2011 at 12:30 am

Ooooo…. Nice and this is the luxury blush! 😉


Reika August 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Thanks Elaine!


Joyce September July 31, 2011 at 1:19 am

Love such multi-functional face palettes. Pity we don’t have readily available ARMANI counters here to swatch. Not too fond of the frosty highlighter though.


Reika August 1, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Pity that there isn’t any online shop that sell GA makeup and ship internationally! I have been trying to hunt one down so I can stop paying Australia retail 😛


Joyce September August 2, 2011 at 5:55 am

You can get GA via but the variety there is kinda disappointing, imo


JiJi August 1, 2011 at 1:06 am

Hi! You look very pretty as always.
Could you tell me if the highlighting shade in this pallet is as frosty and shimmery as Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick? I have those but wasn’t too fond of them, and does the size of the pallet bigger than the normal GA blush? coz I am trying to imagine if it will be possible to pick only the red blush from the pan.


Reika August 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Hi Jiji, the lightest two shades are just as frosty as the the BB shimmerbrick, however the other two shades are not so you can always mix or layer them for your preference.
The palette is the same size as the normal GA blush, depending on which blush brush you use. I can pick the red blush alone using MAC 187…with care though.


Cindy August 18, 2011 at 2:23 am

I am picking this up for sure! I was very excited for the Chanel Byzance but this tops it for me =)


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