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.
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.
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
Swatches: Under natural day light
With flash to show the flecks
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.
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.