Thursday, November 12, 2009

Giorgio Armani: Eye Shadow Quads

Back in September, I was planning to do a full series on Giorgio Armani, but have been slacking. I will feature Armani more frequently since I know a lot of you are interested in the line, although I can't promise to get fully back on track since there are so many other brands that I want to write about.

Giorgio Armani released 4 eyeshadow quads (Numbers 01, 02, 03, 04) in 2005 back when Armani hard to find since it was only available at a few Saks locations and various Giorgio Armani Boutiques. They have since reformulated the quads in their Maestro Eye Shadow Formula and the pigment is much better.

In addition to the original 4, they have released a number of limited edition eyeshadow palettes with various seasonal collection. The two newer colors 05 Desert and 06 Mineral were released as part of the regular line.

The quads I still have with swatches:

Top: 02 Floral (original formula) , 03 Earth (original formula)
Bottom: 04 Stone (original formula), 05 Desert (new formula)


#02 Original Formula:


#03 Original Formula:


#04 Original Formula:


#05 New Maestro Formula:


Limited Edition Quads, L to R: Midnight Eye Mania, #10 Leather, Pink Light


Midnight Eye Mania:


#10 Leather Collection:


Pink Light:


All of mine were purchased at Saks over the years. Today, they retail for $58 US each which I feel is fairly steep. I tend to wait for Saks events when they have GWPs or Triple Points. I believe Armani recently did a 20% discount online, perhaps they will do another promotion soon.

I have not repurchased the shades I already own in the new formula because I am happy with the consistency, although I have tried the newer formula instore and can confirm it is much better than the original.

The newest eyeshadow palettes they released were the Eyes to Kill & the holiday double-tiered palette. Check out Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Palettes 1, 2 & 3 and also Giorgio Armani Holiday 2009 for more pictures.


For more Armani photos and swatches, click on this Giorgio Armani label. I've done a full feature on the New Maestro Eyeshadows and Blushes and Bronzers. There are bits and pieces of other items scattered among other articles.

4 comments:

  1. this is VERY dangerous for my wallet

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  2. The Eye to Kill palettes look amazing. Thanks for the info.

    The Paul & Joe lipsticks I posted were #16, #13, and #064 LE

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  3. holy moly! you are an avid fan for GA! woohoo...
    the eye to kill palette looks tempting..bullseye!!

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  4. Wow, that Earth palette is so gorgeous!

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