Giorgio Armani Beauty released the first part of their Fall Collection, Kaleidoscope, which includes eye and lip products (yay!). In case you missed the previous posts, check out swatches of six new lippies here, swatches/application of two new Face & Eye Palettes here and comparison/swatches of five of the six new Eyes to Kill eye shadows here. Previous post about ETK eye shadows was very photo intensive so I decided to post a seperate eye look post to tease you just a little more with these unusual shades. Before I start, please keep in mind that I tried something which is rather colorful and crazy but you can use just one or two shadows and go for a more wearable look.
|Giorgio Armani ETK Eyeshadows, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34 (from left to right) Scarabeo Edition|
For my sugar beetle eyes look (!) below, I applied #30 all over the lid. I was already smitten but it was way to simple to post here ;-D so I decided to add some #33 to the outer half of the lid. I defined my crease and along the upper lash line with the darkest of the colors, that is #34. I then added #32 to the inner corner of the eye as a highlighter and #31 along the lower lash line.
|In action: Giorgio Armani ETK Eyeshadows, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34 Scarabeo Edition|
Here is a closer shot to show you how these shades appear all together. Please excuse the messy brows! Those really need to be tamed right here and right now. I am considering Dior's brow gel recently launched with their Fall 2013 Collection, has anyone tried that out? Please let me know!
|Eye Close-up of the look with Armani Scarabeo ETKs|
Today I am wearing these again, this time I applied the gold shade #32 in the middle of the lid. It combines beautifully with blue and violette shades. I know #30 is going to be the most "popular shade" but if I was to select just 3 out of 6, I would go for one blue (probably #34 because of its duochrome property being more intense), the green/yellow (#32) and the violette (#33) to give dimension. I found both blues (#31 and #34) to be rather close once applied.
Notes in terms of application: I love using those wet, which seems to emphasize the beautiful sheen. I love these looks for summer and I can imagine wearing them during late sommer but I don't know about Fall. I also really don't understand how these colors combine with the vampy plummy or orangy lipsticks of the collection. I am going to try to layer those together with the colors from Palettes too. If I find a nice combination, I will let you know.
What do you think? Love it or leave it?