Monday, October 24th, 2011

Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Fall 2011: Green Jacquard Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette ($59.00 for 0.24 oz.) is designed with the primary shades to be the two larger colors in the center, while the top shade is a highlighter and the bottom shade is for emphasis. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to deliver vibrant color with a smooth texture. According to the brand, it can be used wet or dry.

The highlighter shade is a soft, lightened khaki beige with cool undertones and a frosted finish. I wasn’t able to think of a similar shade, just because there is a dirty quality to the color that isn’t present in most beiges. It’s a bit sheer, but as a highlighter, it works well because the frosted finish looks pearly rather than over-the-top. The emphasis shade is a medium-dark grape purple with subtle red undertones. It is sheer and almost chalky with a satin finish. It’s a less pigmented version of Urban Decay Rockstar (which is also redder in tone) and theBalm Kissy Kissy.

In the middle, the lighter green is a medium-dark minted green with a silver micro-shimmer, but this shade is sheer and not as smooth as the other three shades. It’s cooler toned compared to NARS Delphes. Beside it, the darker green is a medium-dark forest green wih a brownish gray peeking through. It’s on the sheerer side with a satiny finish. It’s a less frosted variation of MAC Greensmoke but greener than Make Up For Ever #84.

For a subtle, cool-toned, green-hued look, this is might work. If you want more amped up color, you’ll want to look elsewhere. The textures are soft and smooth, but they’re on the sheerer side and end up looking washed out or chalky.  Oddly enough, the shades wear well when applied as far as not creasing or fading goes (though they start out looking faded as compared against the pan color).

The Glossover

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For a subtle, cool-toned, green-hued look, this is might work. If you want more amped up color, you'll want to look elsewhere. The textures are soft and smooth, but they're on the sheerer side and end up looking washed out or chalky.

Product

6.5/10

Pigmentation

6/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette
Darker green on the inner crease, lighter green on the outer crease, highlighter on the brow bone

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13 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard Eye Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. It’s too bad the colors don’t perform well, because the design of this palette is really nice. :/

  2. How disappointing because the design is gorgeous. If I want sheer shadows I can buy a cheapo palette from the drug store. I expect more for $59 than this!

  3. Mary

    May end up washed up or chalky? But they look super pretty on you! Thanks so much for reviewing this and listing us potential dupes. I’ve been wondering about this product for so long :)

  4. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    At that price, one would expect much better “delivery”. They look so lovely in the pan, especially the darker green/khaki colour. Just as well – Armani is hard for me to get hold of and the $60 (maybe more like $80 here) could buy a lot more stuff…

  5. Lilac

    The colours remind of the Lady Grey Quad from MAC Me Over :) So if anyone can still find those, maybe that´s a better deal.

  6. Its a shame these turned out chalky as the design looks lovely. However the shadows are too muted for my liking.

  7. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Man, what a shame about the payoff. This color scheme was right up my alley. Subtle eyeshadow can be really nice, but I admit I’m more keen to spend that kind of money on something a little more wow-worthy.

  8. wendy

    the first time I tested this palette in HARRODS, I had similar thought, bad colour payoff and not blendable…pretty much everything was wrong in this palette plus high price.
    I tried again in Selfridges last week, it was surprisingly good..
    I was totally confused and bought the green one at the end.
    but I still think I shouldn’t have bought it..
    i find it very unnecessary to have special design patterns on makeup.. I normally just end up never using it…

  9. liz

    my nordstrom was sold out of this, but i did get the silver one and love it! i was told the purple and olive colors are available on their own.

  10. not much product for this price.

  11. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    Disappointing. One would expect more from such a high end brand, in my opinion. Perhaps because of the sheerness of the colours (which makes them seem less striking/unique), I am pretty sure I can find dupes or similar shades in my current stash.

  12. Thanks for the advice!!! I have the face palette, which I find also sheer but I don’t think it’s chalky!!! I saw this palette and the purple one, and was wondering whether to get it or not… no I know it’s not. :D