Giorgio Armani Holiday 2011 Madreperla Face and Eye Palette Classic Edition Swatch and Review

Holiday is all about bold festive colors and flawless radiant complexion. Giorgio Armani’s Holiday Madreperla Face & Eye palette is something that illuminates our eyes and face giving the natural glow that everyone wants.

The palette has a generous amount of 8g/0.28 oz, will be available online at soon.

There are two editions to this palette. The one I have is the classic edition with the lacquer black casing. The other edition is a mother of pearl handcrafted edition with only 3000 available worldwide. The design was inspired by Art Deco style.

The sleek lacquer black compact is Giorgio Armani’s signature for his beauty line. It feels extremely lightweight yet classy. The silver logo right in the middle adds a nice contrast to the black casing. The smart magnetic front closure is artful and modern, almost like a grownup’s toy.

There are 3 colors stripes horizontally arranged in the palette, each of them are delicate and luminous. The style of the colors feels a bit like Armani’s resort collection of some sort. Anyways, the colors from top to bottom are ivory, champagne, and sand.

In direct sunlight the palette reflects an even more radiant and pearlescent look.

So I swatched all three colors side by side to give you a comparison. The swatches going from left to right are ivory, champagne, and sand. Each shades has a different texture and finish. Ivory has the softest buttery texture, almost with a wet touch to it. Champagne feels more like suede while Sand is satiny smooth. All three shades are super finely milled and lightweight. They glide on effortless with nice pigmentation. There was minimal to none fallouts. While all of them have a nice golden hue, the undertone is different. Ivory has a white/pink tone, champagne is pure gold and sand has an olive gold tone.

Blending the colors together you get a golden radiance that’s subtle and sophisticated. This photo was taken in the shade. Color is blended within the arrowed area.

In direct sunlight, the shimmers is a bit more noticeable yet still on the subtle side.

Giorgio Armani’s Madreperla Face & Eye Palette brings a subtle glow to the face and eye that’s elegant and timeless. All three shades can be used separately as an individual shadow color or blended together for a sculpted eye look. They can also be used as a facial contour and highlighter or even a dab of shine on the middle of the lips. The palette is just so versatile and easy to use. No matter how you apply it, a bold red Armani gloss will complete the look and get you ready out the door.

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2011 Madre Perla Collection Preview

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10 Responses to Giorgio Armani Holiday 2011 Madreperla Face and Eye Palette Classic Edition Swatch and Review

  1. Jamilla November 14, 2011 at 5:05 AM

    I saw this yesterday at Selfridges, but I think this would be lovely on paler women!

  2. Ayako November 14, 2011 at 6:04 AM

    I love GA for the holiday.

  3. Debbie November 14, 2011 at 6:25 AM

    I was so sad that I missed last year’s highlighter but luckily this one is even better.

    • admin November 15, 2011 at 3:15 PM

      Don’t miss out this year ^^

  4. Gina Washington November 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    It seems like a great multi-purpose powder. Is it pigmented enough to be used as and eyeshadow? Or is it very shiny?

    • admin November 15, 2011 at 3:17 PM

      It has nice pigmentation and can be used as an eye shadow for sure. If you want to use as a highlighter, just swirl them together and it should give you a nice subtle glow that’s not overly shiny.

  5. Amy November 14, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Great swatches. I’m drooling all over already. I can’t wait to see it in person.

  6. Lisa L November 14, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    I have been collection Armani’s holiday items for three years now. They’re so similar but I just can’t get enough. It looks like this palette is going home with me again. I love the subtle glow of it.

    • admin November 15, 2011 at 3:18 PM

      You’re right, Lisa! Giorgio Armani has great subtle glow palettes.

  7. Jennifer November 14, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    I’m loving gold for the holiday this year and I can use this palette all year round. It doesn’t look too over at all.


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