Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #702 Kaleidoscope, #703 Leather Wood, #704 Amethyst and #705 Black Petrol

I posted a first look on Armani nail polishes, which started popping up at the counters around the world. Today I would like to introduce you to my favorite four from this release, #702 Kaleidoscope, #703 Leather Wood, #704 Amethyst and #705 Black Petrol .In Germany I was informed that these are all limited editions.

Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #702 Kaleidoscope, #703 Leather Wood, #704 Amethyst and #705 Black Petrol

Since it is my last day in Capri, I will try to keep the description short and let the swatches speak. All four of the shades are shimmery duochromes.


Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #702 Kaleidoscope, #703 Leather Wood, #704 Amethyst and #705 Black Petrol

I would like to start with #702 Kaleidoscope. It is a pearly white duochrome, shifting to blue, green, purple kind of shades. I found the light reflecting property of this one very gorgeous but the formula may not be everyone's cup of tea. It is streaky and a little sheer. Below I used three coats for full opacity.

Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #702 Kaleidoscope
Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #702 Kaleidoscope



#703 Leather Wood is one of my favorites from the collection. It is bronze brown with gorgeous red shimmer and light shifting property to copper. I found this to be nice alternative to neutrals. Formula of this one is perfect. I could get along with just one coat but I used two for the following photos. I tried to catch some sun light to show you how beautiful the copper sheen is.



Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #703 Leather Wood
Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #703 Leather Wood
Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #703 Leather Wood

I was expecing #704 Amethyst to be a little more purple/pink but instead it is a medium blue shifting to purple with angle. I think the following pictures doesn't do it justice, it is more beautiful in real life. Perfect formula with that one, no streakiness and opaque with almost one coat. Amethyst looks a bit like Chanel Bel-Argus but more duo chromish and leaning overall more purple and less metallic.

Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #704 Amethyst
Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #704 Amethyst
Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #704 Amethyst

The last shade I would like to introduce today is #705 Black Petrol. It is a blackened navy base with teal green shimmer. Because of that at some angles it appears more green. This one reminds me of a green version of Chanel's Nuit de Russie from legendary Paris/Moscow Collection. Again very good consistency and opacity. One coat might be enough but I used two for the swatches below.

Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #705 Black Petrol
Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #705 Black Petrol
Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #705 Black Petrol

Final thoughts: Love love love! I really like the light reflecting quality of those without being too metallic or frost. It seems so elegant and chic. My favorites are #703 Leather Wood and #704 Amethyst. Wish they wouldn't be limited editions and would contain more product, my two only complaints...

Are you eyeing any Armani nail polishes? Let me know.

17 comments

  1. I like Amethyst and Black Petrol the most! I already own shades that are along the same line as Amethyst though, so I might get Black Petrol first :) Thanks for the swatches, Sara!

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    1. I just read how much you enjoy Mysterious from Chanel and I think you would enjoy this one too. Look at the first and the second photo, it has different sparkles changing between green and blue from different angles, such a pretty shade :-)

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  2. Leather wood is gorgeous! I can't help buy wonder if there are duupes for these tho. I swatched Amethyst and thought it was similar to Essie's Dive Bar, but it's not. Still a bit annoyed about the 6 ml but they made really pretty colours with no streaks!

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    1. Hi Teri,
      Yes Leather wood is also my personal favorite because I think it is the most unique of them. I can make some comparisons once I am back, I am still in Capri but flying back today :-)

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    1. I hate to enable you guys but yes they are sooo gorgeous ;-))

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  4. Omg I been on a nail polish kick. Just got two Marc Jacobs, 3 Deborah lippman and Tom ford lol are these worth it? Compair to Chanel and YSL :)

    Also these are limited edition?! I hope we get them in the US

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    1. LOL I can totally relate. At least nail polishes are a little cheaper than lipsticks so I love my nail polish kick phases (compared to lipstick kick phases)
      :-p
      Which shades have you picked up from Marc Jacobs? You like them?
      I am testing Armani right now. All I can say is that, formula is at least as good as my favorite formula (YSL). Consistency is similar but this one lasts even longer. I painted my nails on last Sunday, still no tip wear! I wished I wouldn't be getting bored from wearing a polish so easily because Armani ones are really low maintenance. I am going to write about it once I am done with testing.
      And yes, they should be unavailable any time! :-)

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    1. It is a pretty and vampy shade for sure.

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  6. These are not the colors I would usually go for but wow the finish looks amazing!

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    1. It is amazing :-) and the staying power rocks, slowly I am becoming a fan ;-))

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  7. So pretty, I am loving the look of Leather Wood :)
    Do you happen to know if the formula contains Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene or Formaldehyde?
    xx

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    1. Hi Clare,
      Excellent choice!
      I checked ingredients of Leather Wood for you, I haven't seen any of these.
      Xox

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  8. Thank you so much for posting these swatches! I noticed 705 Black Petrol seems very similar to Marc Jacobs Sally. I am definitely picking up one or the other but now I can't decide! Have you seen Sally? Any idea how they compare?

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  9. Beautiful colors! Do you know any dupes for the Leather Wood? Need comparison (:

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    1. Hi,
      I really don't have anything close to Leather Wood. I don't have many Indies though, maybe it is possible to find something from those brands.

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