Today I have some eye/nail candies to share with you. The nail polishes from Giorgio Armani's Holiday Collection, Eccentrico. These are dazzling, clashing and definitely eccentric for holiday season, so the names are just right, let me introduce you to Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer in #302 Clash, #303 Dazzling and #505 Eccentrico.
|Giorgio Armani #302 Clash, #303 Dazzling, #505 Eccentrico Nail Polishes|
Before I start with the swatches, I would like to apologize for some blurriness going on in there. Mind you I have made hundreds of photos, each of them turned out to be that way. Apparently my photography skills are not good enough to work with crazy brights. Have any tips for the next photo shoot? Please leave a comment below...
I would like to start with #302 Clash, a very bright apricot orange. This one is basically glowing. I don't know if it is neon, maybe not that but very close. The consistency is rather thick, but I find it good for a bright creme. With the first coat Clash is a little streaky but the second coat evens it out. I used two coat for the photo below.
|Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #302 Clash|
Next comes #303 Dazzling. After the crazy orange Clash, this bright orange leaning coral looks more wearable but don't be fooled by its appearance. On the nails this is also very funky, brighter than all of my other corals. Consistency of Dazzling was perfect, no streakiness, almost opaque in one coat but I used two for the photo below.
|Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #303 Dazzling|
Crazy orange, bright coral, what else would you like? Maybe a funky pink? There you got it. On the nails #505 Eccentrico is the brightest blue based pink of them all. Perfect consistency, no streakiness, almost opaque with one coat. Below I used two coats and loved how it looked against the blue sky.
|Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer #505 Eccentrico|
I was very excited to check out my collection to find out any similar shades. I started by checking the summer collections... Dior, Chanel, were they bright enough?
|Stash comparison: Giorgio Armani #302 Clash, #303 Dazzling, #505 Eccentrico Nail Polishes|
I picked up two to three closest shades and put them all together for a group photo. Doesn't they look so playful?
|Comparison with close high end shades, Giorgio Armani #302 Clash, #303 Dazzling, #505 Eccentrico Nail Polishes|
Below you can see all of the closest shades together. Armani #302 Clash is closest to June from the Chanel's I own, which is paler and more subdued. Dior #438 comes close but is more yellow. Armani #303 Dazzling is more orange than Riviera #537 from Dior. Chanel #617 Holiday is close to Dazzling but a little more red and darker. Armani #505 Eccentrico is closes to Chanel #489 Rose Insolent, which is more blue based and a little darker. Chanel #571 Fracas comes close to Eccentrico but slightly warmer.
|Nail Wheel Comparison: Giorgio Armani #302 Clash, #303 Dazzling, #505 Eccentrico Nail Polishes|
Below I swatches closest shades on the nails to give a better idea. Dior Mango from 2013 Cruise Collection leans more yellow. I find Armani Clash to be more flattering than Mango, so if you missed that one and if you are into oranges, you may want to check Clash out.
|Giorgio Armani #302 Clash vs. Dior #439 Mango Nail Polishes|
Armani Dazzling is close to Chanel Holiday, which is a tad darker. On the nails Dazzling glows and next to it Holiday, although bright, looks rather understated.
|Giorgio Armani #303 Dazzling vs. Chanel #617 Holiday Nail Polishes|
Armani Eccentrico is close to Chanel Fracas from 2013 Spring Collection. Eccentrico is a tad more blue based and again brighter once compared.
|Giorgio Armani #505 Eccentrico vs. Chanel #571 Fracas Nail Polishes|
Final thoughts: They are bright, they are loud. I don't know if I would be brave enough to wear them during winter but I know I can't wait until summer. Either way I am planning to mix&match these candies with the equally flashy Armani Maestro Lipsticks from the same collection, which I also picked up and have been loving since then.
Would you wear bright corals, pinks oranges during holidays and winter?