Giorgio Armani Beauty Summer 2012 Ecailles Eye Palette Luxury Edition Swatch and Review

When it comes to makeup and jewelry, no one does it better than Giorgio Armani. It has made such a luxurious product that incorporates  mother of pearl design into the sleek lacquer black palette, Ecailles. This palette is a limited edition for summer 2012 with only a mere 1000 produced worldwide.

Giorgio Armani luxury edition eye palette, Ecailles, comes in a traditional Armani black box with silvery accents and white text. It almost reminds me of those expensive pens that businessmen use for signing contracts.

Inside the box is the gorgeous palette housed in a protective velvety pouch. Once the palette is taken out of the pouch it is so shiny bright that catches the attention of any eyes easily.

The top of the palette is so smooth. There seems to be a protective clear coat on top to protect the mother of pearl.

Here are a few pictures of the palette in the sun. Notice how reflective the top is. It is simply gorgeous.

After opening the palette, you will notice the various blue colors. It’s very aquatic, almost like the Mediterranean ocean scenery. When combining these colors the eyes will have a seaside smokey effect.

Here is the palette in the sun.

The colors are as follows (top to bottom):

Dark Peacock Blue with soft multi-color shimmers
Matte Navy Blue
Iridescent Turquoise Blue
Frosted Shimmery White

Here are two swatch photos taken with flash and natural sunlight. The colors represent the sea, from the shallow parts all the way into the deeper ends. When I first swatched the colors, I find the white shade to be quite dry and chalky (I used sponge applicators for swatches). But the other 3 shades are finely milled with nice pigmentation. However when I actually was applying the shadows on the eyes, I was completely wowed by the difference it made. All 4 shades were incredibly pigmented and glided on smoothly onto the eyelids. I didn’t experience any fallouts, even the white shade. Odd as it may seem, these shadows are made with high quality and the lasting power is superb. There was no creasing or fading for more than 8 hours. So when you go test it in person, make sure to apply the shadows on the eyes even they may appear slightly dry when swatched.

Giorgio Armani Ecailles Eye Palette brings the sea to life as a smokey shadow for the eyelids. The shadows not only shine brilliantly due to the pearls and shimmers, they are also versatile in color. For a fresh aqua harmony look, use an eyeshadow brush with light hand. To achieve a bold luxurious ocean smokey, layer and blend the shades with a sponge applicator.

Besides the luxury edition featured in the post, there will also be a classic edition with the same colors without the mother of pearl packaging. Personally I think the luxury edition is well worth the price because of the gorgeous packaging.

Giorgio Armani Ecailles Eye Palette will be available online at - new customer offer

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13 Responses to Giorgio Armani Beauty Summer 2012 Ecailles Eye Palette Luxury Edition Swatch and Review

  1. Anahita April 6, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    Hi. Do you know which store in the United States will be carrying the luxury edition palette? Thanks

    • admin April 7, 2012 at 3:18 AM

      I am assuming Giorgio Armani online will have it. As in stores I have no idea at this moment.

  2. Madness April 6, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    British Beauty Bloguer did swatches “the classique version” and it’s totally no comparaison and definitively not pigmented.. =(

    I read the luxury palette will be availaible to 4000, are you sure about 1000 ?

    I’m french, live in french, do you know how i will can purchase this, the armani website do not delivery in my country..

    A lot of questions for a fabulous review 😉

    Bisous bisous,
    French Madness.

    • admin April 7, 2012 at 3:19 AM

      I double checked. It is 1000 worldwide not 4000. In terms of purchasing in France, you might want to check your local department stores that carry Armani Beauty to see if they would be carrying it.

    • Sonia April 13, 2012 at 6:42 AM

      Hi, madness,
      i’m also french and i would like to tell you the palette is available in sephora champs élysées ; i’ve been yesterday and the make up artist showed me one.
      sorry for my english 😉
      bisous !

      • admin April 17, 2012 at 2:37 AM

        I never knew Sephora in France carried Armani. Quite interesting.

        • Sonia April 17, 2012 at 8:49 AM

          They sell also in sephora la défense . And you can find it at “printemps” , “galeries lafayette” and “le bon marché”. And on the sephora website.

  3. Madness April 6, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Sorry for the mistakes.. I’m not a language teacher ! L o l

  4. Pinkybear April 6, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    I want to get my hands on one of these palettes.

  5. Brooke April 6, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    LOVE the casing… beautiful shades, too!

    • admin April 7, 2012 at 3:21 AM

      Thanks Brooke! Happy Easter!

  6. Rinna April 6, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Wow so pigmented! The palette is so lux.


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