Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette ($88.00 for 0.37 oz.) contains a bronzer on the top level, and then three eyeshadows on the lower level, which are all housed inside a black compact with a full-sized mirror underneath the lid.

Summer 2013 Bronzer a medium-tan with warm, golden orange undertones and a faint golden shimmer bronzer on the top level. It is soft, finely-milled, and incredibly blendable. It sits beautifully on the skin while adding a glowing sheen but not emphasizing pores. Much of the shimmer/metallic finish seen is an overspray, while the underlying bronzer is much subtler.  It lasted for eight and a half hours on me, and after nine and half, there was very slight fading. MAC Double Definition is darker, browner, more frosted. Guerlain Terra Nerolia is slightly darker. Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless is more matte. Burberry Summer Glow is browner.

Summer 2013 Eyeshadow #1 is a warm, golden white with a frosted sheen. It had so-so color payoff but was very soft and smooth, and when I applied it to the lid, it was more buildable to opaque color (two layers). There is no shortage of similar shades, as it is a more basic color (versatile, lovely in many ways, but dupable), including: Tarte Bellini, which is slightly yellower; bareMinerals Carte Blanche, which is white; Guerlain Calligraphy #1 is more frosted; and Giorgio Armani #1 Easy Chic #2 is very comparable (from last fall).

Summer 2013 Eyeshadow #2 is a peachy orange with a pearly finish. It had rich color payoff, and the texture was incredibly soft and finely-milled (but a touch powdery). It blended out well on the lid and sat well on the skin. bareMinerals Peace is lighter, pinker. Urban Decay Moonflower is warmer, browner. bareMinerals Nirvana is lighter, more orange.

Summer 2013 Eyeshadow #3 is a medium-dark, golden brown with warm undertones and a pearly finish. It had fantastic pigmentation and was true-to-pan in color. The texture was soft and smooth, and it applied and blended easily on the lid. Giorgio Armani #10 #4 is very similar. Flower Beauty Foxy Browns #2 is darker. Wet ‘n’ Wild Sparkle ‘Til Morning is a smidgen lighter. Dior Godlen Savannah #2 is a touch darker.

This summer’s palette delivers on texture in a supremely divine fashion–every shade is blendable, melts against skin, and works together.  The downside is really that this palette is dupable, so you may have something similar.  It makes for a great basic, warm, bronzy palette if you have need for one.  If you’re not interested in the bronzer, but you like the warmer look of the eyeshadows, you might consider Giorgio Armani’s #10 Eyes to Kill Palette which will deliver a similar look but only contains eyeshadow (so it costs $59, rather than $88).   The eyeshadows lasted for nine hours without creasing or fading, without a primer, which was a happy surprise.

The Glossover

product

Summer 2013

A
If you have nothing like this and are looking for a warmer palette, it's one I'd recommend, but it is rather dupable so it may be hard to justify in that instance.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eyeshadow #1

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eyeshadow #1

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eyeshadow #2

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eyeshadow #2

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eyeshadow #3

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eyeshadow #3

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette

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Is it limited edition?

Yes.

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See individual shade reviews! :)

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On eyes & cheeks: Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Face & Eye Palette. On lips: Burbery Brick Red Lipgloss.

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47 thoughts on “Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wilcoa

    This is gorgeous! I wish we had a place that sold Giorgio Armani here, I would have to indulge.

  2. Avatar of Laura Laura

    The eyeshadows are pretty but nothing spectacular and that powder is so orange! Definitely gonna skip this.

  3. Avatar of Christina Christina

    Christine, these summer colors suit you so well! You look so lovely and radiant. The lipgloss looks great on you, too!

  4. Both of these look amazing in the packaging and on your face!

  5. 18thCenturyFox

    Wha? No. Not for me. Maybe I’m just burnt out on make up as a work of art that costs more than dinner for two. I think I hit my internal tipping point… Now.

  6. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    All the shades seem extremely dupable, but I’m sure it would be a great product for travel as basically everything you need for cheeks and eyes is included. I would buy it if the bronzer and brown shadows weren’t so golden, it’s definitely not suited for cooler skin tones.

  7. Avatar of Clare Clare

    Gorgeous look, Christine! I especially love the second eyeshadow.

    (Also, I’m a bit perplexed by Burberry, if that’s what they consider “brick red”.)

  8. Avatar of Rad Rad

    Love it! Christine, out of the new Guerlain bronzer and this one, which would you go for? They both look great.

    • If you just wanted a bronzer, then it’s a better deal for the Guerlain since you’ll get a TON!

      • Avatar of Abigail abigailod

        Christine, I know Rad mentioned bronzer, were you referring to Guerlain Terra Ora Sculpting Powder & Contrast Highlighter (because I could totally see myself swirling it together and use as bronzer) or Guerlain Terra Nerolia Tan-Enhancing Bronzer?

        Ahhh… so many options! =)

  9. Avatar of Robin Robin

    I’m on a no-buy for makeup but those colors look gorgeous on you, especially the eye colors!

  10. Avatar of Amanda Amanda L

    I love the shadows, but will the bronzer be too dark on someone who’s very fair and very cool-toned?

    • I wouldn’t say too dark, but you may find it too warm-toned – it will depend on how you respond to more orange-based bronzers. I know some cool complexions love them but it seems like the majority find they pull too orange/warm.

      • Avatar of Amanda Amanda L

        I was able to try this at the counter yesterday and, when applied lightly, it’s really flattering. I got it – hopefully I can recreate what the makeup artist did!

  11. Avatar of Virginia Virginia

    Ooh, I love this! Thanks for your review :)

  12. Cinzia

    The shadows remind me of the Wet N Wild Walking on Eggshells Trio. I am sure they are only similar and not dupes, but they do give a similar look on the eyes!

  13. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Nothing of specialness here – at least not $88 (so more like $95 in Canada) worth of specialness.

  14. Julia

    You look so beautiful and fresh! Thanks for the review and the variety of pictures. I’m loving the lipstick color too.

  15. While I personally wouldn’t spring for this compact, I can see it as a good travel workhorse.

  16. Kim

    I have it and looooove it! The bronzer is amazing against my yellow med-dark skin!

  17. SERENA

    This is an unrelated question, but I don’t really have any other way to contact you. Have you ever tried Purely Cosmetics’ Diamond Finishing Powder? If you have, is it good? And if you have not, I hope it isn’t to much to ask for you to try it. I believe it is $20 plus tax and maybe shipping.

  18. Gosh this is stunning–absolutely stunning. I’m not gonna lie, about 90% of the reason why I want it is the gorgeous embossing. Beauty brands are putting out all of these gorgeously embossed powders these days and I can’t resist–I’m SUCH a sucker for packaging!! haha

  19. Alice

    WOW! The eyeshadows look so gorgeous! I especially love the last shade, the darkest one! It’s beautiful!

  20. Avatar of Mélanie Melanie Morin

    Too warm toned for me unfortunately but I like the quality

  21. Avatar of Brandy Brandy

    This reminds me of my HG eyeshadow trio from high school!!! Covergirl eye enhancers in shimmering sands……..not a spot on dupe but very similer look for a fraction of the price :)

  22. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    The palette’s all right (although I’d go for the eyes-only one) but I do love the gloss. It’s totally *not* brick red but it *is* a gorgeous color, and, well, Burberry.

  23. Nadine

    Hi Christine! You look absolutely stunning in those pictures. I was wondering, would the bronzer look good on NW35 skin?? Also, could you recommend a good benefit boxed blush that would actually show up/look good?? xx

  24. Yellowlantern

    I love that lipgloss on you. Though it totally does not look like what I imagine brick red to be. :)

  25. Avatar of hazel Hazel

    Colors are really well suited to your complexion. Very natural yet polished-appearing.

    In the pan, the colors seem kind of meh, but the effect is much better when you put it together.

  26. I know this is a review about bronzer and eyeshadows but what really caught my eye was your lipgloss.. Which one is it? Stunning shade! :-)

  27. You. Are. Absolutely. Stunning!!! I adore this look on you. Fresh, simple, glamorous, and flawless. I love the bronzer. It’s the deal maker for me.

  28. Avatar of Trillium Trillium

    Wow, Christine! That bronzer is seriously perfect for you! Beautiful!

  29. Stephanie

    On my computer screen, the eyeshadow colors look *very* similar to Wet’n’Wild Walking on Eggshells trio. The pink might be a little different, but overall it has the same feel.

    • Cinzia

      I totally agree! I would probably go with the Wet N Wild one too as it is such a steal for the price!

  30. Avatar of Rhonda Rhonda

    You look stunning, abosolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. I have it and I love it. Period. (Was kind of really hard to get my hands on it!! Hate this LE policy in Germany, when you cannot order online!).