Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

Giorgio Armani Summer 2013 Eye & Face Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Product
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Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
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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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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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.

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.

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”.)

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! =)

I was referring to Terra Nerolia, since that one is actually called a bronzer 🙂 Myself, I’d probably use both just swirled together because I would never use the bronzer, lol!

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.

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!

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!

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.

I’ve got this product & I’m really sorry I bought it. So not worth the $20. It doesn’t make any type of noticeable difference to the appearance of my skin.

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

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 🙂

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.

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

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.

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.

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