Giorgio Armani Jacquard Woven Eye Color Palette in 2 Review, Swatch and EOTD

by Reika on August 1, 2011

I played with the second eye shadow palette from the Giorgio Armani Fall collection – Jacquard Woven Eye Color Palette in 2 today. It is definitely more wearable than the first one that I reviewed earlier – I can see myself getting more uses out of this one on a day to day basis.

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The quality of this palette is the same as the other. All shades are moderately pigmented with a silky feel. They glide on smoothly and blend effortlessly and can be layered for an intense finish.

Shades description:

Silvery white in a sparkly finish

A pale silvery violet with a hint of grey in a sparkly finish

A taupe in a satin shimmery finish

A clay brown with tiny silver flecks – the silver flecks is only noticeable under certain lighting

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Swatches: Under natural day light

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With flash to show the flecks

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The feature of this palette is that the mix of 3 cool tone shades with a dark warm shade. It seemed an odd combination to me at first, but when I applied them on my eyes, they blended in and complemented each other beautifully.

My macro shots of EOTD! I am still in the initial excited stage:-)

Upper: Applied the taupe all over the eye socket area then smudged the clay brown along the lash line and the outer v. Dabbed a bit of silvery white on the inner corner

Lower: Lined the silvery violet along the lash line, deepened the outer corner with the clay brown shade.

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Bottom Line: Both palettes are collector worthy items. They are beautiful, well designed and quite unique in terms of color coordination. However I am a bit peeved at the high price tag (particularly in Australia). At AUD$135 (equivalent to USD$140) for a palette with four reasonably sized eye shadows, it is too expensive for what it is.

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Jamilla Camel August 1, 2011 at 11:32 am

This is gorgeous! I think I’m going for the face palette, though.

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Reika August 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Hehe I am sure you will have thousands of e/s dupes in your current stash. The face palette is definitely worth getting as it’s unique and it is multi purpose.

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Petrina August 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm

They are expensive but oh so gorgeous! I don’t mind paying for a good product – what I hate is paying (any amount!) for an inferior product – chalky, cakey, sheer n lots if fallout is a big fail in shadow land. I love the two shadows you’ve featured and it looks Luke a great product too!

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Reika August 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm

hehe I know! It’s just nice to enjoy the finer things in life :-)

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Elizabeth August 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm

This palette is beautiful! I love the warm/cool contrast, very unique and looks great on you! May I ask what lashes you’re wearing? They’re so natural looking!

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Reika August 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Thanks Elizabeth :-) The lashes are by a very popular Asian Brand just called ‘Natural Eyelashes”, I don’t have a picture of it. Please check out my friend’s blog as she posted a picture of these lashes. Hopefully it will give you an idea of the shape of the lashes in case you can’t find this brand :-)
http://misselainnio.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/eotd-lunasol-nature-color-eyes-in-02-nature-green/

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Elizabeth August 4, 2011 at 12:19 am

Thank you!

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onlyfr33b33 August 3, 2011 at 12:08 am

I think I like the Jaquard one better tbh. This one is a little too dupable, at least by the pictures.

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Reika August 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Yes agree. they are quite dupable but i love the taupe shade. I am on a mission to collection all variations of taupe shades :-)

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Winnie August 10, 2011 at 2:52 am

Hi Reika, I just stumbled upon your blog and I wanna say I love it! It’s so clean yet informative. Thanks so much for all the reviews and pictures! Is it possible for you to tell me what contacts you’re wearing in these pictures? You look absolutely gorgeous!

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Reika August 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Thanks Winnie, I love your blog too!
I wore the NEO 4 tone blue in that post :-)

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Lakshmi November 8, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Reika, I just got this palette after a great makeover the other day, I did not expect to find the colors flattering on my skintone but it was, the artist used the reddish brick shade as a think line along the lashline and then layered the taupe and grey shades over that, without really doing any obvious crease action. The silver was used in the inner corner and just a dab on the eyeball/middle of the eyelid. This gave such a simple and effortlessly chic look, the brick red really goes well under the grey and taupe. Try using it this way if you like…
xoxo

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