Friday, November 18th, 2011


Giorgio Armani Holiday 2011 Collection: Madre Perla

An inspiring era… The elegance of the 30s is setting the tone for the season. Pure lines, sophisticated colours, luxurious details… Art Deco in all its glory with one of its iconic materials: Madre Perla. Madre Perla inlaid in a precious case, heralding a must-have product. Madre Perla, too, in Linda Cantello’s colour inspiration, with subtle reflections and iridescent effects.

“Like a 1930s’ boudoir… A touch of lacquer and patinated metals add a sophisticated feel to satiny, pearlescent tones. Delicate shades reminiscent of the silk lingerie of the time.” — Linda Cantello

Madreperla Palette ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

Irresistible… Inspired by Art Deco style, Giorgio Armani’s famous black case is decorated in real Madre Perla. Precision work done entirely by hand in the purest tradition of luxury craftsmanship. Utter refinement: a silver logo adorns this exclusive limited edition case, which just 3,000 women in the world will have the privilege of owning. Decidedly unique… Inside are found three luminous, satiny powders in sand, champagne and aqua. Silky shadows that skilfully combine a featherlight texture with radiant colour. Blended over the eye area, the three shades sculpt and illuminate the eyes. Lightly dabbed onto the facial contours, the sand and champagne tones catch the light to increase the radiance of the complexion. The Face & Eye Palette is also available in Giorgio Armani’s iconic black lacquer case.

  • Harmony 1 (Face and Eyes)
  • Harmony 2 (Eye)

Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Giorgio Armani’s most spectacular shadow is revealed in a limited edition of three metallic shades subtly patinated: a gold, as an echo to antique gilt, a toned down silver plutonium, and an intermediate shade blending gold and silver. Thanks to Colorfil color matrix, these creamy, powder-free shadows adhere to the eyelid like a second skin, without ever fading or flaking. At the heart of their formula is a very high concentration of pigments captured in a supple polymer complex resistant to humidity and heat. The result: a vibrant film of colour, as if cast in metal, which stays true for 24 hours.

  • #17 Silver
  • #18 Gold
  • #19 Blended gold and silver

Gloss d’Armani ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

A play of light and shade for the eyes… while the lips are adorned in vibrant lacquered shades. A real weave of colour, Gloss d’Armani offers comfortable, long-lasting hold, expressed in four limited edition shades: barely iridescent rosewood enhances the natural colour of the lips, while a velvety “amaranth” red and sienna intensely emphasise their shape. And an unexpected choice: a bold amethyst, which is vivid yet so translucent on application that it matches any skin tone.

  • Pink Iridescent rosewood
  • Red Velvety amaranth red
  • Brown Sienna
  • Purple Amethyst

availability: Now @ Nordstrom (you may have to poke around, but I saw them all available!)

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21 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani Holiday 2011 Collection: Madre Perla

  1. San

    WOW model looks really theatrical…Christine will you be reviewing any of this collection? I would love to see swatches of the powder :)

  2. Daphne

    More eyes to kill! Exciting! Are they new shades?

  3. I’m very curious about the ETK shadows and maybe the glosses, but given the promo image, I would have expected a gorgeous holiday red Rouge d’Armani (like last year’s!)

  4. Dame Elizabeth

    The image is so evidently an hommage to my ultimate icon – Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
    Stunning emulation of her irreplaceable beauty.

  5. EfbE_0033

    OMG, what a beautiful pic (the one with the model), but it’s a pity those shades are LE (one more brand using that silly/irritating LE marketing policy, incredible !!)

  6. Yans

    dont know about Armani makeup , I know the lipstick are good,shadows not so much

  7. Lisa S.

    The model in this campaign is Megan Fox. I’ve always thought she was really beautiful. It also seems as if she’s trying to shed her “sexpot” image and is going for more old Hollywood glamor lately.

  8. Chrissy

    OMG I want the Eyes to Kill Intense Shadows!!! I love the ones I have. I hate that these are limited edition, though. I think I’ll get the blended silver and gold one!

  9. Zozolina

    I would like to see swatches for eyshadows!

  10. the beauty junkie already purchased the Giorgio Armani Holiday
    collection. It’s stunning. I purchased two Harmony 1 for face
    and eyes, one Harmony 2 for eyes and two new glosses. Now I am
    broke. It was worth it. Have to put lots of overtime at the
    hospital with my research. Just have to stop buying cosmetics
    what a joke,

  11. ak

    I love the pic, it’s so retro-glam. She looks very Ava Gardner or Sophia Loren.

  12. Zoe

    Looks gorgeous, but for 1930′s the eyes are all wrong… can you tell I’m a history nerd?

  13. Cynthia

    That lip she is wearing is GORGEOUS! Will def be looking for it. Are you thinking of reviewing the glosses?

  14. artemis

    megan fox! i like her make-up :D dark bloody red lips

  15. Melanie

    I don’t like the add at all. Megan Fox looks somehow not herself. And the hairline looks like she got a wig on. Maybe they photoshop-ed a little too much. It’s weird that they do it with celebrities, when everybody knows how they actually look like. But the products look great anyway.

  16. Dormouse

    I purchased the Madreperla palette harmony 2, the ETK eyeshadow in silver and silver/gold, and 2 of the lipglosses – amethyst and red. Can’t wait to receive them!

  17. Liz

    Just put the madreperla 1 saks exclusive on hold until I get paid this week. Looks like this is my christmas present to myself. lace up combat boots will have to wait; this is too pretty too pass up. wondering if i can depot/reuse at the end or at least save the compact. havent tried with any of my other armani products.